Election time is HERE! Please click here to view our Parent Candidate Statements and click here to view our Teacher Candidate Statements. You will receive a personalized link for our school elections via email. The communication to parents will be based on their email filed with the school for the parent portal. Teachers will get the voting link sent to their Fulton County email. Visit the School Governance website for more details at www.fultonschools.org/sgc . Don't forget to vote!
Spring Pictures are on Wednesday, March 20! Flyers went home today explaining the ordering process. Pictures will be sent home for you to review and purchase if you would like. If you want to select a background preference, please return the picture day flyer with your child on or before picture day.
As a school, we are in the process of reviewing our implementation of the Leader in Me program and other opportunities that are available to support our students' growth in the area of social and emotional learning. This brief survey will help guide us from a parent's perspective on what skills and/or strategies our students need to be successful in today's society. Thank you so much for your feedback as we look at ways to best support all children! Please click here to access the link. The link will close March 22.
The Shakerag Foundation is hosting their next Spirit Night on Wednesday, March 20 at Chili's! Come show your support and Chili's will graciously donate 20% of sales back to the Shakerag Foundation ALL DAY LONG! (11720 Medlock Bridge Rd).
New Student Registration for the 2019-2020 school year begins on March 27. Documents required for K-5 and Pre-K registration can be found by clicking here.
Registration for Grades K-5 will be:
Wednesday, March 27 from 8:00AM- 4:00PM
Thursday, March 28 from 8:00AM- 7:00PM
Pre-K registration will be held on Wednesday, March 27 from 8:00AM - 4:00PM. The Pre-K Lottery will be held in our atrium on Thursday, March 28 at 3:30PM. Attendance is optional. To be considered in the Pre-K lottery, all registration materials must be submitted no later than noon on Thursday, March 28.
If you know of any families new to the area, or meet a new family over the summer, please encourage them to enroll as soon as possible!
As you know, all of our 3rd through 5th grade students will be assessed on the Georgia Milestones later this spring. For more information about the Georgia Milestones visit our state testing website here.
Each week we will provide sample online questions in Shark Bytes from different sections of the GA Milestones. We invite all of our 3rd – 5th grade parents and students to print out and answer the questions (in 45 minutes) that are very similar to what our students will be asked to do later this spring. This week we're looking at the English Language Arts section (click here for 3rd, here for 4th, here for 5th). Try it with your child and see how you do!
Additionally, all students can take a sample online test (this is different from the above tests) as these are not grade specific. However, it is good practice! To take a practice test click here (MUST USE GOOGLE CHROME) and select the "Test Practice" button, then select EOG Online Tools Training, EOG Test Practice, Standard Online Tools and login with the information provided. If you have any questions, please reach out to Erin Nusnbaum, AP and Testing Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org
This time of year is often referred to as "flu season." Flu viruses tend to peak between December and March. Doctors at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta say flu season usually starts to peak in metro Atlanta right after the holidays in January. Typical symptoms of the flu include fever, cough, sore throat, running or stuffy nose, headache, muscle aches, and fatigue. If your child is sick, please keep him/her at home until their symptoms have improved and they have been fever free for 24 hours (without using fever reducing medication). For more information on the Flu Season 2018-2019, click here or visit www.cdc.gov/flu
2018 National Blue Ribbon School Profile
We wanted to thank everyone for all of the kind remarks regarding our recent accomplishment in being named a 2018 National Blue Ribbon School. This award is not something earned overnight! We are so appreciative of all of the amazing staff, students, parents, and community members who have supported us over the years. We can’t wait to see what our Sharks accomplish next!
Don't forget to order a copy of our 2018-2019 Shakerag Elementary Yearbook for only $40.00 each. Click here to order online now, as prices will increase later in the school year!
2018-2019 School Year Calendar
Please click here to review the 2018-2019 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 4, November 26,
and February 19 so our teachers can engage in additional
professional development opportunities.
Shakerag Volunteer Registration
To keep in compliance with State Law and best practices, for the 2018-2019 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.
Here Comes the Bus App Now Available
"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.
Get the Fulton County Schools App!
Safety is always a top priority not only at Shakerag, but all schools within Fulton County. We can't thank you enough for your continued support and partnership! Did you know FCS has an app available for you to make a direct report to Safety and Security? Visit the App Store and search "Fulton County Schools". Once you are in the app, look for the quick tip icon. Click here for additional details.