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.
Fall Carnival is Around the Corner!
Mark your calendars for our annual Fall Carnival on October 22 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.! We will have food trucks, pony rides, cake walk, bouncy castle, the human hamsterball, laser tag, the return of the DUNK TANK and much more! Our PTA is looking for parent volunteers to be booth coordinators. Visit PTA's website for all the details.
The Fulton County Schools Assessment Department is pleased to announce that we are moving to a new norm referenced test this school year. Fulton County students have taken the ITBS Form A as part of Fulton County's balanced assessment plan for many years. ITBS Form A was published 15 years ago with content from approximately 1995 and has ten year old norms.
In October, students in grades 3, 5, and 8 will be taking theIowa Assessment Form E. Students will take the test online and schools anticipate receiving student level results in a usable electronic format within 5 business days. This school year will become a baseline year for trend purposes.
To accommodate online testing and to allow schools flexibility, the testing window is expanded to October 17th through November 4th. Shakerag will develop our schedule in this window and will inform parents of specific dates as more information and communication materials become available in the coming weeks. If you have any questions, please contact our testing coordinator, Ms. Chans.
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.