Election Day - No School Tuesday, November 6
Thanksgiving Holidays - Closed Monday, November 19 - Friday, November 23
No school for students on Monday, November 26
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!
The IOWA Assessments help determine how students are performing on nationwide standards. These assessments measure achievement in several important content areas including Reading, English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. The IOWA Assessments help teachers identify a student's strengths and areas that may need additional emphasis. The assessments produce information that enables sound decision making and provides a focus for teachers to evaluate instruction.
Students will be taking the assessment entirely online. Each test will include sample questions to help students become familiar with the content and format of the tests (all multiple choice). Samples help students understand what to do—how to mark answers and move from question to question.
At this time the testing schedule for 3rd and 5th grade students is as follows:
We will be in "testing mode" throughout our building from 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. each day of testing and will not be accepting volunteers during that time. If you have any questions, please contact our testing coordinator, Erin Nusnbaum.
Come join us on Friday, October 26 for a great night of BBQ & BINGO with family and friends. Two sessions are available so more families may attend! Session One is from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. and Session Two is from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. All new BINGO games with LARGER VALUE PRIZES, Raffle Baskets and Silent Auction!
Order forms were sent home today in your child's take-home folder. Please return the form to your child's teacher, or click here for an additional copy. Advance sales only! No tickets will be available at the door!! Please submit forms no later than Friday, October 19 with exact cash, a check made payable to Shakerag PTO, or order online at www.shakeragpto.org and Click "Store".
This is Shakerag Elementary's biggest fundraiser for the year! Come support our school and enjoy good food, great prizes, and family entertainment with your fellow Shakerag families!
A digital citizen refers to a person utilizing information technology in order to engage in society, politics and government. All students need digital citizenship skills to participate fully in their communities and make smart choices online and in life. Check out this article by clicking here, to read more about media use and how you can help your child become more digitally aware. Visit the website, commonsense.org, to learn more about digital citizenship and how you can help!
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.