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!
As we begin to prepare for winter weather, we wanted to share our Digital Learning Day Plan for this school year, should we need to use it. If we miss school due to inclement weather, the first day will NOT be declared as a Digital Learning Day. Starting with the second missed day of school, Fulton County will declare the day as 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 modifications 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.
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.
Your Shakerag School Governance Council (SGC) would like to invite all Shakerag families to view our Request for Flexibility (RFF) application that can be found by clicking here. Anyone interested in making public comment is welcome to join us for our monthly meeting on December 11, 2018 at 7:15 AM in the Lighthouse Room (B108) at Shakerag Elementary.
We need your help and feedback! It is time to complete the annual Georgia Parent Survey for this year. This important survey is utilized as part of the calculation for Shakerag's school climate rating which is reported with our CCRPI scores. Parents may complete the survey using their personal computer, smartphones or tablet. Survey responses are anonymous and are submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis. Please click here for the link to begin this quick survey. Thank you for helping us reflect and grow! Looking forward to another 5 Star rating!
The 18th Annual Fulton County Schools Technology Competition is going to be held on January 26, 2019 at Centennial High School. If your child is a 3rd, 4th, or 5th grader and would like to participate in the competition, initial sign-ups are starting November 30 at 3:00 p.m. Spots fill-up fast so don't delay, register today! Please click here to read more information and find the link to sign-up for the competition.
The Shakerag Foundation's SCRIP Gift Card Program
The Holidays are fast approaching! Don’t know what to give your friends and family this year? How about your child’s teacher? Save time by easily purchasing gift cards through the Foundation's SCRIP program. You get Dollar for Dollar value while supporting the Shakerag Foundation. Our Gift cards cover an array of stores from restaurants to retail options. Don’t go emptyhanded to those holiday parties and gift exchanges! Buy SCRIP today. Thank you for your support! Click here for the order form.
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!
School Calendar Change
At the Fulton County Board meeting in August, the Board voted to approve the Superintendent's recommendation to change the district's 2018-19 School Year Calendar. November 6, 2018 has been changed from a regular school day to a teacher work day. March 8, 2019 has been changed from a teacher work day, to a regular school day.
This decision was made to alleviate safety concerns raised by some parents and staff in regards to several campuses being used for voting on November 6. It also allows for additional staff training and maintains instructional time for students.
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.
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.
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.