October 31: Community Night
November 5: No School Students - Election Day
November 25-29: Thanksgiving Break
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. Third graders will only be assessed in Reading, English Language Arts and Math. Fifth graders will be assessed in all areas. 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:
- Monday, 10/21 - 3rd and 5th grade: Reading and Vocabulary
- Tuesday, 10/22 - 3rd and 5th grade: Math and Computation
- Wednesday, 10/23 - 3rd and 5th grade: Written Expression, Spelling, Capitalization, & Punctuation
- Thursday, 10/24 - 5th grade: Social Studies & Science
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, at email@example.com
The Fulton County School Board approved making April 21, 2020, and May 19, 2020, "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:
- 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.
This is just a friendly reminder as we approach the upcoming holidays that candy, desserts, baked goods (store bought/homemade), or other edible items are not to be sold or distributed during school hours unless approved in advance by the administration. Please discuss this expectation with your student(s) and remind them that at no time should they accept and/or consume food from anyone, including sharing snacks and/or lunch items, unless provided by the teacher. This measure will help us maintain a safe environment for all students.
The Shakerag Elementary Music and Theatre Department is proud to announce our 2020 Spring Musical:Willy Wonka Kids!
Sign-ups to audition for the spring musical, Willy Wonka: Kids are officially open! 3rd – 5th grade students can sign up online by clicking here. Remember, sign-ups will CLOSE on October 25! Please read all instructions on the link, or check-out the Shakerag Music Website for more information by clicking here!
Sign-Ups will CLOSE on October 25th at 4:00 p.m. No late sign-ups will be accepted. Auditions will officially begin on Friday, November 1.
The 19th Annual Fulton County Schools Technology Competition is going to be held on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at Centennial High School. If your child is a 3rd, 4th, or 5th grader and would like to participate in the competition, initial sign-ups are starting October 18 through November 1. Sign up by clicking here.
Shakerag is having TWO spirit days on Thursday 10/24 and Friday 10/25 from 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. at City BBQ (4210 Johns Creek Pkwy, Suwanee, GA 30024)! Come out and show your support! Be sure to scan the barcode from the flyer (click here) and we will receive 25% back to our school!
Flu viruses are common each year, usually between the months of October and May. For information about this year's flu season, please click here.
Why do apples float? Because an apple's volume is 25% air! For the entire month of October, farm fresh apples will be served at breakfast and lunch. This is a part of Fulton County School Nutrition's "Harvest of the Month" program. Shakerag's apples are grown by Nix Farms, a family-owned farm and apple orchard located in Hendersonville, NC, about 160 miles northeast of Fulton County. Fulton County School Nutrition is proud of its "Farm to Table" program which brings fresh, locally grown produce to our students.
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!
During their August 22 School Board meeting, the Board of Education approved a change to the 2019-2020 school calendar. March 24, originally scheduled as a regular school day, is now a Teacher Workday due to the presidential primary elections which will be held on the same day. Students will not report to school on March 24. Any additional calendar revisions will be addressed once community feedback is received. Superintendent Looney and the Board will discuss long-term solutions regarding election days during the September Board meeting. We will provide any updates as soon as it is communicated to us by the District.
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.
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.