2014 JUMP ROPE FOR HEART
We would like to thank everyone for participating in the Jump Rope for Heart event. As a school, we were able to raise over $8500. We could not have achieved this without help from our students and parents. We would also like to thank Lari Palocsik and Lori Colapietro for organizing the event and making JRFH fun for the kids! We will begin handing out the thank you gifts as we receive them from the American Heart Association. We will also be talking with the students about the other incentives, such as the pie throwing event, raffle winners and top fundraisers.
Thank you all so much for helping to raise money for such a worthy cause!
CWE PE Department
NEW SCHEDULE REGARDING INCLEMENT WEATHER MAKEUP DAYS
At its Thursday, February 20 meeting, the Fulton County School Board approved a plan for making up the instructional time missed due to recent inclement weather days.
March 14 is now an instructional day for students instead of a teacher workday; schools will be in session as usual.
We are aware that parents have expressed concern regarding testing. The makeup plan therefore includes five additional days for CRCT preparation. The CRCT testing window for elementary and middle school students now begins April 22. Additionally, district leaders are exploring ways for schools to provide students with additional academic support after school, and digital resources aligned to the curriculum are also being developed for students. Updates will be provided to parents as plans are finalized.
Spring break remains unchanged and is scheduled for April 7-11. High school graduation dates are not impacted and the last day of school will be May 23.
Thank you for your partnership as we work together to support our students.
2014-2015 COGBURN WOODS KINDERGARTEN OPEN HOUSE
Open House for prospective kindergarten students and parents is Thursday, March 27 at 9:00 am in the Cogburn Woods cafeteria.
Children will tour the school, listen to a story in the Media Center, board a school bus and have punch and cookies in a classroom.
Parents will receive registration information and meet the kindergarten staff. Information will be shared related to philosophy, goals, and instruction. There will be time provided for questions.
2014-2015 SPRING REGISTRATION
Fulton County spring registration for elementary schools is scheduled for Wednesday, April 30 from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm and Thursday, May 1 from 8:00 am until 7:00 pm. Only parents of new students need to come to the school to register on these dates.
PLANNING TO TRAVEL?
If you are planning to travel during the school year, please review your child's attendance record first. Fulton County Schools' attendance policy can be found online and in your child's agenda. Fulton County Schools' attendance policy clearly outlines the accepted excuses for absences and what a parent may do if he/she anticipates an absence that is not listed. Please note that in order to have any planned absence excused, a letter from the parent must be submitted to the assistant principal PRIOR to the planned absence. The assistant principal may or may not approve the absence. As well, if your child has missed 10 or more total days of school this year, you may be asked to provide medical notes for additional absences to be considered excused (in accordance with Fulton County's attendance policy). Please reconsider scheduling your family travel/vacation time to coincide with school breaks and avoid missed class time whenever possible.
VOLUNTEER TRAINING REQUIREMENTS
Fulton County has changed its policy for anyone volunteering in the schools, anywhere within the school; classroom, Media Center, or on field trips. All volunteers must complete the Child Abuse Reporting Protocol for Volunteers slideshow and provide the certificate of completion to the front desk at CWES.
Also, a Volunteer Information form must be completed and submitted to the front desk before anyone can volunteer in 2012-2013.
CHANGES IN TRANSPORTATION
If there is a change in the manner in which a child is to leave school, the teacher must receive a written note from the parent stating the change; otherwise, the child will be sent home in the usual manner. Do not rely on email to notify a teacher of any changes. Please do not call the school with changes unless it is an emergency. Please note that children may not ride nay bus other than their assigned bus. In the event of an emergency, please contact the Transportation Department (770-667-2970).
FROM THE CLINIC
Students are not allowed to carry medication, including cough drops. If your child needs medication to carry medication during the school day, you need to provide the medication and fill out a Medication Administration form. Prescription medications also require a doctor’s signature.
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