Mark Your Calendars
There will be no school for students on Friday, September 2nd for our first Shakerag staff Professional Development Day. All staff and students will be off on Monday, September 5th in observance of the Labor Day holiday.
Welcome Back to School!
This summer was very eventful! We are so excited to have received many upgrades to our building. With that being said, the contractors have been working up to the very last minute to make sure our building is ready for our students on Monday, August 8. Please excuse some of the dust and remaining debris as the teachers and staff have been working diligently to get everything put back together.
Each family should have received a letter in the mail outlining some key information to help everyone get started this school year. Some key dates are outlined below for quick reference.
We hope everyone had an amazing summer and we look forward to a fantastic school year!
Sneak Peek – Thursday, August 4 (8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.)
First Day of School – Monday, August 8 (School Hours: 7:40 a.m. – 2:20 p.m.)
Curriculum Night Pre-K, K, 1st and 2nd Grade – Tuesday, August 23 (6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.)
Curriculum Night 3rd, 4th and 5th Grade – Wednesday, August 24 (6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.) There will be a PTA meeting following Wednesday night's curriculum nights.
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.
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.