2016-2017 School Year Calendar
We are so excited for another great year to begin! Please click here to review the 2016-2017 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 2nd, November 7th,
February 21st and March 31st so our teachers can engage in additional
professional development opportunities.
Annual Shakerag Giving Tree
Our annual Shakerag Giving Tree started Tuesday, November 29 and will continue through Wednesday, December 7. We are collecting new, unwrapped toys for North Fulton Community Charities to help brighten the holidays for needy families in our community. Please share your gratitude and consider purchasing a gift for our Giving Tree this weekend. Please see the detailed flyer in your child's folder (or click here). Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com with any questions.
School Governance Update
As a Cohort 1 school, Shakerag's School Council (SGC) has recently revised our strategic plan. We therefore need to update our Requests For Flexibility (RFFs), which request waivers from state law or school system policy to help achieve our long-term objectives (Improve Student Achievement in Literacy, Improve Student Communication Skills, Increase Quality of Student Leadership). Our SGC is planning on submitting two RFFs for renewal this year. The 30-day public comment period for our SGC's proposed RFF submissions is open until December 5 at 12:00 p.m. After consideration of public comments received, our SGC will vote on how they wish to proceed. Further information is available at the school's front office or by visiting our SGC website which can be accessed by clicking here, or via our school website .
Save the Dates!
Below you will see the teacher workdays and professional learning days for Shakerag Elementary and Fulton County Schools.
Shakerag Elementary Professional Learning and Teacher Work Days
NO SCHOOL FOR SHAKERAG STUDENTS ONLY
Fulton County Schools Professional Learning and Teacher Work Days
NO SCHOOL FOR FULTON COUNTY STUDENTS
Shakerag Volunteer Registration
To keep in compliance with State Law and best practices, for the 2016-2017 school year, we will require that all persons interested in volunteering in the Fulton County School District to re-register/register (even if a person has completed an application in the past) by completing the new online volunteer registration/application process. The registration process can be found on the FCS District Website under Community/Partners & Volunteers or Click Here. 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 hours after applying for application processing and approval.
As part of our move towards Personalized Learning, we will be teaching all our students how to use the Internet safely, ethically, and responsibly. Visit Common Sense Media for tools that you can use at home to further support these goals.
Shakerag is part of Fulton County's first group of schools working towards the goal of Personalized Learning for our students. We are excited to begin the work of transforming education to help challenge and engage students for the 21st century.
Our SGC recently approved our request to receive Microsoft Surface 3 Tablets as our Personalized Learning device. We received class sets of these in February of this year. Per Fulton County guidelines, Shakerag received one set of 10 devices for every 30 students enrolled and one device for every teacher - in all Shakerag has a total of 267 student devices and 50 teacher/staff devices!
Below is a quick look at our past, present and future learning.