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Fulton County Schools will be closed until further notice

Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, Fulton County Schools, including all schools and administrative offices, will be closed until further notice. This action is being taken in an effort to slow the rapidly spreading COVID-19 virus. Students and all employees should not report to school or work until further notice.

 

Your support and confidence during this unprecedented time is greatly appreciated. 

Click here for COVID-19 (Coronavirus) updates.

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New Student Registration for the 2020-2021 school year begins on April 1. Documents required for K-5 and Pre-K registration can be found by clicking here.

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION

Registration for Kindergarten will be:

Wednesday, April 1 from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 2 from 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

KINDERGARTENS must be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2020. (Birthdate on or before September 1, 2015)

PRE-K REGISTRATION

You must register in person at Shakerag in order to enter the Pre-K Lottery

Registration for Pre-K will be:

Wednesday, April 1 from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Pre-K Lottery will be held on Thursday, April 2 at 3:30 p.m. in the Shakerag Atrium

PRE-K must be 4 years old on or before September 1, 2020.  (Birthdate on or before September 1, 2016)

GENERAL REGISTRATION

Registration for K-5 will be:

Wednesday, April 1 from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 2 from 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

FIRST GRADERS must be 6 years old on or before September 1, 2020.  (Birthdate on or before September 1, 2014)

Please share this information with interested friends and neighbors. 

 

A special thank you to Courtney Gatlin Cleary and Ruchi Gupta for declaring their candidacy for our upcoming SGC parent elections. Please click here to learn more about each candidate. Voting will take place March 17- March 24.

We invite you to visit our School Governance Council (SGC) website, which can be accessed by clicking here or via our school website (click here) under the 'ABOUT' drop-down menu. Our latest Strategic Plan as well as other relevant SGC information is posted to this site for your convenience.

Does your child have a social media account? Did you know the age requirement to create social media accounts is typically age 13? We want you to be aware of the age requirement and potential dangers of social media accounts. Students with accounts on Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube, and TikTok may not be aware of the dangers and appropriate settings for these accounts.  Please have conversations with your child about social media and as the parent, be sure you are aware of the content your child is accessing and posting. Click here for a safety guide to help keep your child safe online. You can also visit commonsense.org for great parent resources and more tips.

Your Shakerag PTO needs YOU! The PTO is currently recruiting volunteers for the 2020-2021 board and we sure would hate for you to miss out on the ability to serve your awesome school, community and our amazing teachers and kids! We have needs of varying levels from Co-President and Financial Secretary to VP roles and many chair positions as well. A list of open positions with brief descriptions can be found at https://sites.google.com/view/shakeragpto. Whatever your interest level may be, we are confident we can find the perfect fit for you. Please email us at shakeragpto@gmail.com with your interest and/or any questions you may have and we’ll be happy to discuss with you. We look forward to hearing from you and having you be a part of the Shakerag PTO fun!

We need help from our 2nd and 4th grade students to design our 2020-2021 student agenda covers. Students who are interested in submitting a design should place their entry in the envelope in their homeroom teacher's classroom by Thursday, March 26th. All entries will be submitted to a PTO committee who will pick the top six covers. The 2nd and 4th grade students will then have their chance to vote on their favorite design. The 2nd grade winning design will be the cover for the Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade agendas. The 4th grade winning design will be the cover for the 4th and 5th grade agendas. Use the Shakerag school wide expectations... "Leadership, Kindness and Respect" in your masterpiece. Good luck to all! The PTO is excited to see what you come up with!

 

After Spring Break, we will start Milestones Testing in grades 3-5. We wanted to provide you with the updated schedule as a few dates were adjusted due to the shift in the district calendar to accommodate state-wide elections. This schedule ensures:

  • Students will only have to complete one section of the test each day, hopefully decreasing testing fatigue
  • Testing on any given day should take less than 2 hours
  • Spreading out testing countywide will decrease the number of students testing on the same platform at one time
  • This supports schools that may not be as fortunate as ours in regard to the number of devices they have on hand

Please mark your calendars to reflect the following schedule.  If you have any questions, please reach out to Margaret Mathas, our Testing Coordinator, at nasonm@fultonschools.org.

 

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
April 6-10 Spring Break
April 13April 14April 15

April 16

EOG Math Sec. 1

Grades 3 & 5

April 17

EOG Math Sec. 2

Grades 3 & 5

April 20

April 21

No School for Students- Digital Learning Day

April 22

EOG ELA Sec. 1

Grades 3 & 5

April 23

EOG ELA Sec. 2

Grades 3 & 5

April 24

EOG ELA Sec. 3

Grades 3 & 5

April 27

EOG Science

Grade 5

April 28

EOG SS

Grade 5

 

April 29

Make up Testing

April 30

Make up Testing

May 1

Make up Testing

 

 

May 4

EOG ELA Sec. 1

Grade 4

 

May 5

EOG ELA Sec. 2

Grade 4

May 6

EOG ELA Sec. 3

Grade 4

May 7

EOG Math Sec. 1

Grade 4

May 8

EOG Math Sec. 2

Grade 4

May 11-13 Make-up Testing

 

This year, due to a change with the publisher, we will not be offering the option to purchase the COACH Milestones practice books.  If you are looking for additional resources to encourage further practice at home, please have your child continue the use of iReady math and/or iReady reading which provides digital instruction to meet students' individual levels of learning. In addition, please click here to visit the Georgia Department of Education's (GADOE) website to access Georgia Milestones Study/Resource Guides. These free GADOE resources include practice questions and learning activities for each tested content area in grades 3-5.

Once again, Shakerag will be participating in the "Six Flags Read to Succeed" program. Look for your child's unique code for their online reading log in folders today. Every student who completes six hours of recreational reading before Friday, April 10 will earn a free admission ticket to Six Flags. The program is open to students in Kindergarten through 5th grade. Hours can be logged online for read-aloud time as well as independent reading. Parents/Guardians will need to complete the online log by the deadline.  This is a great opportunity to encourage reading or even snuggle up and read a great book together. Happy Reading!  Please contact Ms. Supal Patel (Media Center) with any questions at patels@fultonschools.org.

Box Tops have gone paperless! The new process couldn't be easier. Download the app, scan your store receipts and Box Tops are automatically credited to our school. No more cutting out or sorting through expired Box Tops! We have removed the BoxTop Box from the front of the school. All Box Tops will now be collected through the app method. Thank you in advance for continuing to support our school!  Tap here to download the app now: https://www.boxtops4education.com/  Shakerag School ID: 219664 

 

Digital Learning Days

If we miss school due to inclement weather, Fulton County will determine if the day will become a Digital Learning Day. Digital Learning Days are days where students will complete assignments sent by their teachers AT HOME. Should this happen, you can expect to receive an email from your child's homeroom teacher no later than 9:00 a.m. the morning of the Digital Learning Day. If your child is in Special Ed., ESOL, or EIP, those teachers will review the digital learning plan for your child's grade level and email you directly if they feel any adjustments need to be made to the grade level plan. What to expect: Students in grades K-2 should spend no more than 90 minutes working on their assignments. Students in grades 3-5 should plan to spend no more than 3 hours on their assignments. All assignments are due 5 days after our return to school unless additional time is provided by the teacher. If you have any questions about the assignments, please do not hesitate to email your child's teacher. In the spring, we will have a few Digital Learning Days due to state-wide elections. Teachers will communicate and send home assignments for these prearranged days no later than the day prior. We hope that we will not miss many days this winter season, but we want to be prepared should Mother Nature have a different plan.

Digital Resources "One Pager"

Do you need help with digital resources your child might be using? You should have received a digital learning tools "one-pager" from your child's teacher that will provide you with some tips, tricks, and log-in information. If you have not received this document, please reach out to your child's teacher. This will be a great resource for our Digital Learning Days.

Don't forget to order a copy of our 2019-2020 Shakerag Elementary Yearbook for only $40.00 each.  Click here to order online now, as prices will increase later in the school year!

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Online Enrollment is quick and easy!

 

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Please click here to review the 2019-2020 school calendar for Shakerag Elementary. Our school calendar is slightly different from the original Fulton County school calendar. Our students will also be out on September 3, February 14, and March 16 so our teachers can engage in additional professional development opportunities.

The Fulton County School Board approved making April 21, 2020, and May 19, 2020, "Digital Learning Days" for students while maintaining regular work days for employees. A Digital Learning Day is an opportunity for students to engage in off-site learning instead of attending school.

Since April 21 and May 19 are state-wide election days, there is high-volume participation of the public at polling stations located in our schools, and this increases the potential for security concerns. By utilizing digital learning activities, students will be able to maintain their focus on instruction even though they are not on campus. This also allows staff the opportunity to participate in high-quality professional development to deepen their knowledge and skills. Below you find a summary of the Fulton County Calendar changes, or you can click here for the updated 2019-2020 Shakerag Elementary School Calendar. 

Summary of the recent calendar adjustments:

  • March 13, 2020 remains a teacher workday.
  • March 24, 2020 (GA Presidential primary election) will be a teacher workday.
  • April 21, 2020 (state-wide election) will be a student Digital Learning Day and a teacher professional development day.
  • May 19, 2020 (state-wide election) will be a student Digital Learning Day and a teacher professional development day.

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Visitors will need to sign-in at the front desk with a state issued photo ID to receive a printed visitor/volunteer badge throughout the day. After June 1, 2018, everyone was required to complete the volunteer registration process even if you had completed it previously.  The district is working on a two-calendar year rotation. To keep in compliance with State Law and best practices, for the 2019-2020 school year, if you did not complete the volunteer registration after June 1, 2018, we will require that all persons interested in volunteering in the Fulton County School District to register by completing the online volunteer registration/application process. We recommend that you complete this process on a desktop or laptop computer, not a tablet device. The registration process can be found on the FCS District Website under Community/Partners & Volunteers. Applicants should be prepared to spend about 10-15 minutes for the training and application process.  In accordance with State Law, all volunteers must be current with the Child Abuse Reporting Protocol Training before being allowed to volunteer in our schools.  It is very important that volunteers enter their full legal name as it appears on their government issued ID (please do not use nicknames or "goes by" names on the application).  All applicants must wait 24-48 hours after applying for application processing.  If you have not completed the registration process since June 1, 2018, you will not be allowed to volunteer!

Click here to begin the volunteer process 

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Here Comes the Bus App

"Here Comes the Bus" is a free, easy-to-use website and app that enables you to see the location of your child's school bus on a smartphone, tablet, or personal computer. This way, you know when the bus is near your stop.  Please click here for detailed directions on how to download the app. 

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Christine Lemerond, Principal
Lemerond@fultonschools.org

 

Margaret Mathas, Assistant Principal
Nasonm@fultonschools.org

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   Fulton County Strategic Plan        

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Shakerag Elementary Strategic Plan
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Strategic Plan Monitoring Tool
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Shakerag Supply List 2019-2020

Dismissal Change Form

Registration and Forms

Shakerag 2019-2020 School Calendar 

 
2019-2020 Fulton Testing Schedule

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