Thanksgiving Holiday Break: November 25-29
We need your help and feedback! It is time to start completing the annual Georgia Parent Survey. This important survey is utilized as part of the calculation for Shakerag's annual School Climate rating. Parents may complete the survey using their personal computer, smartphones or a 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 for 2019-2020!
Due to recent changes in the district calendar to accommodate for the state-wide elections, Fulton County has adjusted the Standardized Assessment Schedule. Please click here for the updated assessment schedule.
We REALLY need your help keeping our students and staff safe in the morning. We are still having a lot of issues in the morning with parents not following the procedures and/or the "rules of the road". If you decide you would like to walk your child into school, please follow these procedures:
- Use the parking lot or side field by the bus lane and park your car. The parking lot near the bus lane is ONE WAY. Please enter on the side near the front of the school and exit at the end near the fields.
- Use the cross walks. Please do not walk between the buses.
- Please walk your child to the front door.
- Please exit the parking lot slowly from the exit.
- Do not park in the handicapped spots unless you have a handicap sticker.
As always, we highly encourage you to use the carpool lane.
Did you know we have a Tumble Books subscription for PreK through 5th grade? Tumble Books has animated storybooks, graphic novels, non-fiction books, and more! Tumble Books is located within ClassLink. Follow the steps found by clicking here to visit some great books!
Culinary Arts, Sports, Military. Also, if you have a fun unique job we would love to hear from you too. Please send an email to Eki Ehigiamusoe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 12 is "When I Grow Up Day" at Shakerag Elementary. The Foundation is planning Career Day for 4th and 5th grade students, and we need you! Yes, you! We are looking for parents and community professionals who can provide an engaging and relate-able presentation to the students in the following fields:
Making travel plans for the holiday season or looking for ways to entertain the kids during Winter Break? What about buying gifts for those who have everything? The Foundation at Shakerag has you covered. Purchase gift cards through the Foundation's SCRIP program and receive dollar for dollar value while supporting our school. Order forms were sent home. The first order due date is November 7th. Thank you for your support!
Click here for Gift Card Order Form
Don't forget to order a copy of our 2019-2020 Shakerag Elementary Yearbook for only $40.00 each. Click here to order online now, as prices will increase later in the school year!
Online Enrollment is quick and easy!
2019-2020 School Year Calendar
Please click here to review the 2019-2020 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 3, February 14,
and March 16 so our teachers can engage in additional
professional development opportunities.
Digital Learning Days" for students while maintaining regular work days for employees. A Digital Learning Day is an opportunity for students to engage in off-site learning instead of attending school.
Since April 21 and May 19 are state-wide election days, there is high-volume participation of the public at polling stations located in our schools, and this increases the potential for security concerns. By utilizing digital learning activities, students will be able to maintain their focus on instruction even though they are not on campus. This also allows staff the opportunity to participate in high-quality professional development to deepen their knowledge and skills. Below you find a summary of the Fulton County Calendar changes, or you can click here for the updated 2019-2020 Shakerag Elementary School Calendar.
Summary of the recent calendar adjustments:
The Fulton County School Board approved making April 21, 2020, and May 19, 2020, "
- March 13, 2020 remains a teacher workday.
- March 24, 2020 (GA Presidential primary election) will be a teacher workday.
- April 21, 2020 (state-wide election) will be a student Digital Learning Day and a teacher professional development day.
- May 19, 2020 (state-wide election) will be a student Digital Learning Day and a teacher professional development day.
Shakerag Volunteer Registration
Visitors will need to sign-in at the front desk with a state issued photo ID to receive a printed visitor/volunteer badge throughout the day. After June 1, 2018, everyone was required to complete the volunteer registration process even if you had completed it previously. The district is working on a two-calendar year rotation. To keep in compliance with State Law and best practices, for the 2019-2020 school year, if you did not complete the volunteer registration after June 1, 2018, we will require that all persons interested in volunteering in the Fulton County School District to register by completing the online volunteer registration/application process. We recommend that you complete this process on a desktop or laptop computer, not a tablet device. The registration process can be found on the FCS District Website under Community/Partners & Volunteers. 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 24-48 hours after applying for application processing. If you have not completed the registration process since June 1, 2018, you will not be allowed to volunteer!
Click here to begin the volunteer process
Here Comes the Bus App
"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.