Summit Hill's Volunteer of the Year
Congratulations to Ingy Fareed!
Summit Hill Sneak Peek
August 7, 2015
Families with last names beginning with A – L 8:00 – 9:00 am
Families with last names beginning with M – Z 9:30 – 10:30 am
Grades K and 1 August 13, 2015 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Grades 2 and 3 August 26, 2015 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Grades 4 and 5 August 27, 2015 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Fulton County Schools Launches Enrollment Online!!!
Fulton County Schools is making it easier for parents of new students to complete their child's registration for enrollment into a Fulton County School. Parents can access the easy-to-complete, online form here. This option allows parents to control the data supplied for their student's enrollment and provide for more timely processing of the enrollment request. Parents can upload copies of the required supporting documents in .pdf, jpeg, and .tif formats. A list of required documents can be found here.
While this registration process will make it easier, parents will still need to bring their original to the school prior to the start of school. School personnel, must verify the authenticity of the documentation prior to enrollment being completed.
8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Monday – Friday)
Lunch 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
As part of our school's strategic plan and request for flexibility, students will NOT HAVE school on these dates, in addition to those posted on Fulton County School System calendars:
|Summit Hill ES||9/4/2015||10/8/2015||10/13/2015||11/30/2015|
Help Every Child Find Great Books to Read This Summer!
Challenge: Read every day for at least 15 to 30 minutes.
Grades K-2 Students: read 10 books
Grades 3-5 Students: read 8 chapter books
Grades 6-HS Students: read 5 fiction books & 5 non-fiction books
Georgia is proud to be part of a nationwide summer reading initiative and challenge Georgia students to read every day during the summer break.
- The Council of Chief State School Officers, in partnership with MetaMetrics®, are coordinating a national, state-led summer learning challenge to bolster student achievement during summer break.
- Georgia's challenge is focusing on reading to:
• raise national awareness of the summer loss epidemic,
• share compelling research on the importance of personalized reading activities, and
• provide access to a variety of free resources to support targeted reading and the initiative as a whole.
Research studies show that --
- reading loss occurs for most children when they are not in a formal learning environment or not engaged in any form of educational activities during the summer.
- students can have up to a 2-3 month loss in reading ability over summer
Good News! Summer reading loss can be minimized.
- Research shows that children who read during the summer do not have to suffer this reading loss and may even show some growth in their reading ability.
Click here for the Summer Reading link!
New this year: Fulton County Schools Implement Student Learning Objectives
As mandated by the state of Georgia, this year Fulton County Schools will begin implementing SLOs – Student Learning Objectives. You may have heard the term by now, but what are they and how do they impact your student?
SLOs are district-wide measurable, long-term academic SMART goals set to determine student growth. In simplest terms, SLOs are about student growth – measuring how and what a student learns in order to inform instruction and personalize learning. Students will take a pre-assessment at the beginning of the course to determine what they already know. Teachers will then use the results to plan instruction for the remainder of the course. The score students earn on the pre-assessments won't count for or against them or be factored into their overall grade in the course, but it will help their teachers plan instruction for the rest of the course in order to improve the level of learning to its highest possibility.
To find out more about SLOs and how they're being implemented in Fulton County Schools, read the SLO_QA.PDF
Through Fulton County Schools’ SPLOST funds, Summit Hill should be receiving a playground makeover during the 2014 – 2015 school year!! We are working with the county to save all the equipment purchased by our Foundation several years ago. Watch for these changes after September!
Click on each link below to check it out!
VOLUNTEER TRAINING REQUIREMENTS FOR SUMMIT HILL ES
Please note, the volunteer training requirements must be met prior to
volunteering for Summit Hill.
As of July 1, 2012, Georgia law states that all school volunteers are now
MANDATED REPORTERS and are required to report any suspected child
abuse or neglect.
How do I become a volunteer?
- Register at the Fulton County Schools Volunteer Page.
- Complete the mandatory online training.
- Complete the volunteer application.
- Wait for a confirmation email from Fulton County Schools.
- Visit the school and begin volunteering.
Hal Eisenberg - Owner
Please click The Tutor Shop.pdf for more information!
CHANGES IN TRANSPORTATION
If your child is changing dismissal routines in any way, such as taking a different bus home or riding on his/her regular bus but switching stops, a note must be sent to your child's teacher upon arrival. Changes in bus routines are approved for child care purposes only, not play dates. Changes in bus stops or bus numbers must be approved in advance by both transportation and school administration.
If your child is riding home at carpool with someone other than your identified guardian or release adults, you must send a note to your child's teacher upon arrival. We need your signature and approval on any additional names of adults to whom your child can be released. The name of the person taking the child will be checked against the Emergency Contact List and I.D. may be requested.
For best results, any changes in dismissal should be in the teacher's hands by 8:00 a.m. Changes after 2:05 pm are difficult to guarantee success.
When emergencies arise and a change in dismissal is needed, parents must contact the front office staff by phone as soon as possible. Thank you for your cooperation in keeping your children safe!
Crisis Assistance and Mental Health Hotline
The attached article serves as a resource for our community for those in crisis. Please review and save for your reference. Please click crisis handoutposter.pdf for more information.