From our Shakerag Family to yours...Happy Thanksgiving! We hope you enjoy this time with your families and friends. As a school, we are thankful for our wonderful students - they are kind, curious and eager to learn! We know that we have great students because we have great parents - we are thankful for all our amazing parents for always supporting and encouraging us in our efforts to provide our students with the best possible education. As principal, I am thankful for our amazing staff - they go above and beyone to engage and challenge all our children - with love and joy every day!
Enjoy the break and we will see all our students on December 1st!
Request For Flexibility (for 2015-2016 school year)
Our School Governance Council (SGC) is
considering submitting a Request For Flexibility (RFF) for next school year and
wants your input! Please take a few minutes to read the proposed RFF ( 2014.15 RFF Shakerag Art Music PE.pdf) and provide us with
your feedback on the RFF Comment Form (Shakerag 2014.15 RFF Comment Form.pdf).
From November 10th through December 10th we will have our Public Comment period for parents and all Shakerag
stakeholders to provide feedback on this proposed request. You can submit your
feedback on the RFF Comment Form through email (firstname.lastname@example.org), drop it off in the Public Comment box at our front
desk or come share it in person at 7:45 AM on December 2, 2014.
feel free to contact any of our SGC with any questions (visit our SGC page) and we’ll do our best to
explain this RFF and how we believe it will help us be successful in achieving
our Strategic Plan.
Thank you for your participation in this process!
Volunteer Requirements for Fulton County Schools
All volunteers must complete the volunteer on-line registration and view a mandatory video 48 HOURS PRIOR to your first volunteer commitment at Shakerag.
Once these steps have been completed you will receive an email confirming satisfactory completion and you may then come to school and show a valid, government-issued ID. Register at www.fultoncountyschoolssafetysecurity.org.
Complete the mandatory online training.
Complete the volunteer application online and submit.
Wait for a confirmation email from Fulton County Schools.
Beginning With the End in Mind (Habit #2)
We encourage all our students to start thinking about their future and encourage them to wear their college spirit attire every Monday. Please discuss and promote the importance of higher education with your children and encourage them to wear college spirit on these days. If your child has another dream that takes him/her on an alternate route instead of college (i.e. The Julliard School), we encourage him/her to wear and celebrate that as well!
2014-15 School Year Amended Calendar
As a Cohort 1 school, we have an adjusted calendar this year, as we have 5 Professional Learning days for all teachers as we are working towards receiving a TAG Endorsement for all teaching staff. (Shakerag Calendar 2014 - 2015). We are very appreciative of our parent community to support this initiative, as we will be working very hard on these days to improve our instructional practices. We will be studying different strategies that engage and challenge all learners, helping our teachers better meet the needs of all our students. On the following days we will not have school for students (Shakerag Elementary only):
8/29/14, 9/29/14, 11/21/14, 2/13/15, 3/12/15
Parents that need affordable care for their children during these days are encouraged to talk to the YMCA (shakeragSDO.pdf) who will host Shakerag children on these days for a nominal fee.