SLC Teacher of the Year
Congratulations Mrs. Johny, Teacher of the Year for the South Learning Community. Mrs. Johny has been identified as Teacher of the Year (TOTY) for the South Learning Community. Mrs. Johny is the science department chair and teaches biology. Thank you Mrs. Johny for your many contributions to the Westlake family! Mrs. Johny will compete with the three other learning community's TOTY for the district title later this month.
GaDOE School Climate STAR & Financial Efficiency Star Rating
The Georgia Department of Education (GDOE) released its annual School Climate Star and Financial Efficiency Star ratings for all schools in Georgia. Our 2016 score is four Stars, which is an increase of one Star from last year.
School climate refers to the quality and character of school life – the "culture" of a school. School climate ratings are based on survey results and data from the 2015-2016 school year, and each school is rated on a 1-5 scale, with five stars representing an excellent school climate, and one star representing a school climate in need of improvement.
We believe that our school has an exceptional climate, and that's partly because of your support as a parent or guardian. You have supported our students through your work with our outstanding Magnet and IB programs, award winning athletic department, sensational Fine Arts and ROTC departments, and numerous student-founded community service organizations. All of these critical programs affect the positive climate of our school.
As the principal of a wonderful school, I am committed to our students and how we promote a safe and nurturing learning environment. I appreciate your support as we continue to make our school the best it can be.
In an effort to continue our increased success, we are asking you to take a few minutes to complete the Georgia Parent Survey for this year to inform our data for next school year.
The Georgia Parent Survey is also modeled after the student survey and contains 24 questions. Parents may complete the survey using their personal computer, smartphones or tablet. For parents that do not have access to the Internet, school administrators should consider scheduling dates and times to allow parents to complete the Georgia Parent Survey at school. All parents should be encouraged to participate in the Georgia Parent Survey because the data will be used as part of the calculation of the School Climate Star Rating. Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis. Results from the Georgia Parent Survey will not be available to the public and will not be posted online. The URL address for the Georgia Parent Survey is posted below.
Georgia Parent Survey:
Georgia Student Health Survey 2.0 - HIGH SCHOOL (grades 9-12)
STAR Climate Ratings Letter.pdf
SUMMER SCHOOL 2017 INFORMATION
Students have several options for summer school: face to face classes at Roswell, Fulton Virtual School, and Georgia Virtual School.
Each program requires registration and may offer some, but not necessarily all, of the classes a student needs.
REGISTRATION BEGINS MARCH 1 and STUDENTS MUST REGISTER ONLINE
Face to Face classes and Fulton Virtual Courses:
Cost- Free if student previously failed the class, otherwise $225 per .5 credit ($180 for free/reduced lunch qualified)
To register for face to face classes: www.fultonschools.org/summerschool
To register for Fulton Virtual classes: www.fultonschools.org/FultonVirtual
Georgia Virtual Courses:
Cost- $250 per .5 credit
To register for Georgia Virtual classes: www.gavirtualschool.org
ONLINE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
Fulton Virtual School
Georgia Virtual School
All persons interested in volunteering in the Fulton County School District must complete an application every two years even if a person has completed an application in the past. To keep in compliance with State Law and Best Practices, we will require everyone to re-register/register after August 2, 2016. The registration process can be found on the FCS District Website under Community/Partners & Volunteers. 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. All applicants must wait 24 hours after applying for application processing. Applicants should be prepared to spend about 10-15 minutes for the training and application process. It is very important that volunteers enter their full legal name as it appears on government issued ID. Please do not use nicknames or "goes by" names on the application.