Assistant Principal's Passage
Dear Families of Summit Hill,
In two weeks, our 3rd and 5th graders will be taking the Iowa Test of Basic Skills assessment. Often referred to as ITBS, this is a test given in many states throughout America. The results can help us understand and visualize where a student ranks among other students in the country. ITBS will begin first thing in the morning on Monday, October 19th and will run through the entire week. We encourage students to leave all electronic devices, to include cell phones, home during testing week and to get plenty of rest. Below is a link to commonly asked questions regarding the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) assessment.
ITBS Questions and Answers
Due to testing, the building will be closed to all visitors from Monday, October 19th through Friday, October 3rd. We will be unable to host parent lunches or volunteering during this week. Thank you in advance for understanding our need to maintain a secure testing environment during this timeframe.
You may contact with me with any questions you may have. Thank you!
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:
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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.
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.
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.
CHANGES IN TRANSPORTATION
If your child is changing dismissal routines, 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.