Friday, September 4th and
Monday, September 7th
This Friday marks our first full release day of the 2015-2016 school year. These days were approved so our teachers can take advantage of some valuable training and professional development.
Remember, the following Monday, September 7, is Labor Day and school will be closed for both staff and students. Enjoy the long Labor Day weekend!
Have you joined PTO?
Learn all the benefits and Support Spalding Drive!
Reminder - Yearbook Orders
Cost is $27.50 until September 1st
Price increases to $32.50 after September 1st
ONLINE VOLUNTEER TRAINING
In 2014-2015, all visitors were required to sign in at our front office through the Raptor system. Volunteers who completed the online training were able to sign in as a volunteer. Many of you encountered trouble signing in as a volunteer since you had not completed the training, and just signed in as a visitor. This will not be allowed this year. If you volunteer with students, you will need to complete the online training and sign in as a volunteer. The deadline for completing this training is September 30, 2015. After that date, you will no longer be able to volunteer in the school until you have completed the training course. Please allow 48 hours for your application to be processed before you visit a school to volunteer. The training is valid for two (2) years and will be "attached" to all of your students at any Fulton County School.
Does every person need to complete the registration process and abuse reporting training? No. A parent acting in the role of a parent is not required to register or complete the child abuse reporting training. Examples include visitors to the school for: parent/teacher conferences, 504/IEP meetings, school wide and classroom programs, eating lunch with their child, or any visit to sign in or check out their student. Visitors must however sign-in at the front desk and offer their government identification to be scanned into the visitor identification system.
Get ahead of the game and complete your online volunteer training this summer!
We want our school to be the type of school where you feel welcome to volunteer…it truly takes a team effort and we know we could not do what we do without the support of our parents and volunteers. If you are unable to access the training site, please feel free to come and use our computers to complete the training.
School Governance Council Update
We were recently awarded our SEED Fund request of $112,293.00!! This SEED Fund award will be instrumental in propelling our school forward in the area of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics).
Full article involving the details of this SEED Fund award.