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Fulton County Schools will remain closed Thursday, January 18, due to the Governor's declaration of a State of Emergency as well as continued icy road conditions throughout the county. Weather forecasts indicate that temperatures will remain below freezing through Thursday, leaving little opportunity for existing snow or ice to melt and provide safe travel conditions.

No students or staff should report to school or work, except employees who have been identified for recovery operations. Those employees will be contacted directly by their supervisor.

The school board meeting scheduled for January 18 also has been canceled.

Next week the school district will announce its strategy for making up instructional time. It will be a combination of traditional and innovative methods.

Stay tuned to local news stations, the school system's social media channels (Twitter and Facebook), and the FCS website for any change in information. ​

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Escuelas del Condado de Fulton permanecerá cerró el jueves, 18 de enero, debido a la declaración del gobernador de un estado de emergencia, así como las continuas hielo en la calzada a través del condado. Las previsiones meteorológicas indican que las temperaturas se mantendrán por debajo de cero a jueves, dejando poca oportunidad para la nieve o el hielo existente para fundir y proporcionar condiciones seguras de viaje.

No hay estudiantes o personal deben informar a la escuela o al trabajo, a excepción de los empleados que han sido identificados para las operaciones de recuperación. Aquellos empleados serán contactados directamente por su supervisor.

La reunión del consejo escolar programada para el 18 de enero de también ha sido cancelada.

La próxima semana el distrito escolar dará a conocer su estrategia para recuperar el tiempo de instrucción. Será una combinación de métodos tradicionales e innovadores.

Manténgase en sintonía con las estaciones de noticias locales, canales sociales del sistema escolar de los medios ( Twitter y Facebook ), y el FCS página web para cualquier cambio en la información. ​

 

 

 The Year in Pictures

❄️Upcoming Dates...

EFFECTIVE AS OF JANUARY 8, 2018: 
NO PICK-UP OR DROP-OFF IN THE HEMBREE SPRINGS PARKING LOT.


January 2018...

  • 1/13 - ROBOTICS LEAGUE COMPETITION @ Elkins Pointe - FREE ADMISSION - ALL INVITED & FREE ADMISSION!!
  • 1/15 - i-Ready Challenge Ends
  • 1/15 - M.L. King Jr. Holiday - NO SCHOOL
  • 1/16 - Katha Stuart Mtg w/Julia Bernath @ 9:30 (Holcombe Bridge MS)
  • 1/16 - Transition to High School Info for Parents
    • English @ 8 am in Media Center

    • Spanish @ 6 pm in the Cafeteria

    • English @ 6 pm in Media Center (added by Dr. Bearden)

  • 1/16 - EPMS Rising 9th Grade Parent Meeting @ 8 am (Media Center)
  • 1/16 - Elkins Latino Family Night for Rising 9th Grade Parents @ 6 pm (Cafeteria)
  • 1/18 - FCA Mtg @ 7:45 am (Media Center)
  • 1/18 - i-READY Prize Day!
  • 1/18 - AVID Family Night @ 6-7 pm (Cafeteria)
  • 1/19 - Wear Titan Spiritwear
  • 1/19 - SGC @ 7:45 am (Media Center)
  • 1/20 - Principal Smith's Birthday...Shhh, you didn't hear it here.   

Dates to Note:
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MLK JR. DAY HOLIDAY - SCHOOL CLOSED
Jan. 15th


TRANSITION TO HIGH SCHOOL INFO FOR PARENTS

*NEW TRANSITION INFORMATION ADDED*

(Please read transition information below)

Jan. 16th - (ENGLISH: 8 AM in Media Center) and (SPANISH: 6 PM in Café)

English Rising 9th Grade Parent Meeting @ 8 am in Media Center

presented by Title I Parent Liaison Lisa O'Hanlon Cowles in English

Latino Family Night for Rising 9th Grade Parents @ 6 pm in Café

presented by Bi-Lingual Parent Liaison Koritza Rodriquez in Spanish


SCOLIOSIS SCREENING

Jan. 24 - Scoliosis Screening Training

@ North Learning Center @ 10 AM - 11:30 AM

* 20 Screeners Needed

To sign up:

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F0548A4A822A64-scoliosis3 Feb. 2 - Scoliosis

Feb. 2 - Screening of 6th-grade/8th-grade

@ Elkins Pointe MS @ 12-4 PM


BREAKFASTS OF EXCELLENCE

January 30th: 6th-grade

January 31st: 7th-grade

February 1st: 8th-grade

*Parents invited to attend the breakfasts with their child

** Invitations will be sent home with "excellent" students via WINN Class


PARENT MID-YEAR DATA TALK BY PRINCIPAL SMITH

Feb. 6th @ 6:00 PM in the Media Center

ALL PARENTS INVITED TO THIS IMPORTANT MEETING


FULTON COUNTY SCHOOLS MAKE-UP DAY

Feb. 16, 2018

Note: ALL FCS will now have school on 2/16/2017

to make up for the school closing during Hurricane Irma

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I-Ready Challenge Details - 12/18 to 1/15
The Challenge: Complete 440 minutes of on task i-Ready usage (or for specified classes a Reading log of 440 minutes). 440 minutes equates to approximately 110 minutes per week. We recommend doing 4 days of 1/2 hour of i-Ready Challenge per week. Once the i-Ready lessons are completed your child will be entered into a raffle. Note: i-Ready does not work on phones or iPads. Your child will want to use their student laptop or a home computer. 
  • Start Date – December 18th
  • End Date – January 15th

i-Ready for prizes (Raffle - Choices)

· Movies passes

· SkyZone passes

· Andretti Passes

· Beats earbuds

Question: Need Wi-Fi?

Answer: No Problem! If you don’t have wi-fi or a device we will open the school 4 days during the break to ensure that every student has a chance to enter the raffle. The following locations are available with free wi-fi; however, no transportation will be provided.


Free Wi-Fi Locations:

  • Elkins Pointe MS - 11290 Elkins Rd, Roswell, GA 30076
  • Roswell Public Library from 10 am - 6 pm (Monday – Saturday) - 115 Norcross ST Roswell, GA 30076
  • Dunkin Donuts -775 Holcomb Bridge Rd, Roswell, GA 30076
  • McDonald's - 1465 Holcomb Bridge Rd, Roswell, GA 30076
  • Starbucks - 10800 Alpharetta Hwy #312, Roswell, GA 30076
  • Chick-Fil-A - 604 Holcomb Bridge Rd, Roswell, GA 30076
  • Krispy Kreme - 10781 Alpharetta Hwy, Roswell, GA 30076
  • Brunswick Zone Rowell - 785 Old Roswell Rd, Roswell, GA 30076

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Attention Elkins Pointe Parents: SPINE ALERT!

The annual Scoliosis Screening Event for EPMS students is coming up very soon, on Feb. 2nd. Please sign up to be part of the screening team here.


Jan. 24 - Scoliosis Screening Training

@ North Learning Center @  10 AM - 11:30 AM

​​* 20 Screeners Needed

To sign up:

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F0548A4A822A64-scoliosis3 Feb. 2 - Scoliosis

Feb. 2 -  Screening of 6th-grade/8th-grade

@ Elkins Pointe MS @ 12-4 PM


This is a really important event because the ages of 11-14 are the prime time for identification of Scoliosis of the spine. Early detection and treatment are the keys to reversing Scoliosis so it is not a life-long problem. Professional nurses from Fulton County Schools run the event, but every year we need parent volunteers to be the "first eyes." Parent Screeners act as primary checkers to make the process move smoothly and quickly for the students. With this important event only 3 weeks away, the PTSA is in desperate need of Scoliosis Screeners for a 3 1/2 hour window on Feb. 2nd from 11:45 am to 3:00 pm. Please see the SignupGenius below if you can sign up as a volunteer. Bonus: We will feed you lunch, snacks, and coffee during the day!


If you were certified last year through the Training Course, you DO NOT NEED to take it again. However, if you have not taken the training course within the last 18 months, you will NEED to attend -- it is a painless 1 1/2 hours on Jan 24th, and then you will be certified for 2 years. Please consider volunteering your time for this very worthwhile service event that EPMS provides to its students. Please, direct questions to Jennifer Rodman: jcrodman@yahoo.com

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  TRANSITION INFORMATION

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  Transition to High School Basic Info for Parents

Parent Meetings @ Elkins Pointe - 1/16

Parents these meetings are designed for our Elkins Pointe parents with 8th-grade students transitioning to Roswell and Milton High School. 


  • 1/16 - (In English)  EPMS Rising 9th Grade Parent Meeting @ 8 am (Media Center) presented by Title I Parent Liaison Lisa O'Hanlon Cowles in English
  • 1/16 - (In Spanish) Elkins Latino Family Night for Rising 9th Grade Parents @ 6 pm (Cafeteria) presented by Bi-Lingual Parent Liaison Koritza Rodriquez in Spanish

Presentation Note:

This presentation is based on the same material from the Northwestern Middle School presentation given by Guidance Counselor Ms. Harris. The presentation is designed to introduce parents to the terms, language, courses, and processes of high school transition. To preview the presentation, click here.


The purpose of the English/Spanish parent meeting is to provide general information so parents will better understand the materials presented the Milton and Roswell Parent Nights at the high schools. This course is ideal for parents with their eldest child transitioning to high school, for parents who do not have an older child currently enrolled in high school, or for parents who wish to have a refresher on the process.

Roswell High School Transition Dates - 2018

** NOTE NEW INFO **  (TAG SESSIONB added)

  • January 25th at 5:30 pm / 6:30 pm (RHS Auditorium): Rising 9th Grade Parent Night

(NEW INFO) ** TAG SESSION @ 5:30 PM ** (NEW INFO)

GENERAL SESSION @ 6:30 PM


  • February 22nd at 6:30 pm (RHS) Gym: Honors, AP and Dual Enrollment Info Night 
  • March 29th at 9 am: Elkins Point students leave to tour Roswell High School (for students only) - “Welcome to Roswell High, EPMS" in the RHS Auditorium


Roswell High School has many valuable resources available on their website.

Click on link and review the topics below:  http://roswellstudentservices.weebly.com/ninth-grade.html

  • Class of 2021 Fall 17 Parent Presentation
  • Four Year Plan
  • Counting Credits

Milton High School Transition Dates - 2018

** NOTE THE CHANGE OF DATE ** (Parent Night changed from 1/30 to 2/8)

  • Feb. 1st at 7:00 pm (MHS): Milton High School Dual Enrollment/MOWR Night @ 7 pm
  • Feb. 8th @ 6:30 PM (MHS) ** NOTE THE CHANGE OF DATE ** Rising 9th-Grade Parent Night (Current 8th-graders entering MHS in Fall 2018)
  • March 29th at 9 am: Elkins Pointe students leave to tour Milton High School (for students only) - "Welcome to Milton High"

To sign up for the Milton High School newsletter, click here.

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Future Titans - Rising from Elementary

Pointe Team & AVID Ambassadors Visit Elementary Schools on Wednesday, February 28, 2018:

  • Mimosa – 9:00 – 9:45
  • Sweet Apple – 10:00 – 10:45
  • Vickery Mill – 11:00 – 11:45
  • Hembree Springs – 1:30 – 2:15


Rising 6th Grade Visits to EPMS

  • Mimosa Elementary - May 10th @ 9:15 – 10:45
  • Vickery Mill Elementary – May 10th @ 9:15 – 10:45
  • Sweet Apple Elementary – May 15th @ 9:15 – 10:45
  • Hembree Springs – May 16th @ 9:15 – 10:45


Rising 6th Grade General Parent Meeting on Thursday, March 15, 2018, in the EPMS Cafeteria @ 5:30 pm

  • All parents are invited from our four feeder school
  • Presentation will be given by Elkins Pointe Transition Team
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Carpool Green Light and Carpool Red Light... 

Do ✅ & Don't 🚫   

To make carpool run more efficiently, please...


Do ✅  Green Light:

  • Parents stay in cars
  • Students walk quickly during dismissal to carpool area
  • Stay off cell phones - students and parents


Don't 🚫 Red Light:

  • No backpacks in trunks - do not pop trunk or get out of the car to open the trunk
  • Students do not walk down the hall slowly, looking at cell phones
  • Students should not be in the lane of traffic at any time or for any reason


Please Note: Carpool is running at approximately 16 minutes from the time that Elkins Pointe is dismissed at 4:05 pm. Parents, we ask that you help facilitate carpool by asking your child to quickly walk to the front of the building by not checking their cellphone until they are safely buckled in your car. Also, placing backpacks the trunk is slowing carpool down and creating a dangerous situation. Students need to be prepared to swiftly enter the car with their backpack in hand and should not be stepping into the traffic lanes.

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Fulton County Schools (FCS) recommends staying tuned in to their website, FCS social media accounts, and local news media for updates.


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  IMPORTANT HOUSEKEEPING NOTES

Parents, please will you read through the following and make a note. In order to keep our students safe, to maximize instruction without interruption and to adhere to the FCS nutrition regulations we ask that you follow these procedures.

  1. All car riders must use the carpool lane. Cars will no longer be permitted to park in the Hembree Springs Lot. Car riders will be required to stay in the carpool area until they are picked up. Please Note: Four (4) lift-busses have been relocated to alleviate the carpool lanes.
  2. All students checking out must have and present a signed note to the front office. Please send your child with a signed note if they are being checkout early.
  3. Check-Out your child prior to 3:30 PM. It is policy at Elkins Pointe Middle School that check not occur after 3:30 PM unless it is a medical emergency.
  4. The front office will no longer "Call into the Classroom" for early check-out. Calling into the classroom interrupts instruction. Please have your child meet you at a prearranged time in the front office. Please arrange with your child to meet you in between classes. Your child's signed note will act as his or her hall pass.
  5. Food from "Fast-Food Restaurants" is Not Permitted. Students will no longer be allowed to bring food from outside restaurants such as Chick-fil-A, Subway, McDonald's into the cafeteria.


SAFETY GUIDELINES FOR DISMISSAL

  1. Parents, please stay in your cars (i.e. parents, friends, siblings & pets). 

  2. Please refrain from waiting on the front median and the sidewalk with young children and pets.  

  3. NO PARKING in the Employee Lot, Bus Parking Lot, or Hembree Springs Parking Lot. These lots will be closed from 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm every day to keep our students safe and to limit interference with bus arrival, boarding, dismissal, and departures.

  4. Please, NO CROSSING traffic lanes with students. This presents a major safety hazard.  

  5. Please help expedite carpool, by limiting the use of the Carpool Parking Lot to emergencies and appointments from 3:30-4:30. 

To see complete set of Safety Guidelines and map, click HERE.

 

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REGISTER TO BE A VOLUNTEER

Fulton County Schools requires ALL volunteers to register at the start of the new school year. Even if you completed a completed the online registration for the 2015-2016 school year, it is necessary to register for the 2016-2017 school year.

To Register as a Fulton County Schools Volunteer, click: here


A few important things to note:

  • Please allow 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 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 allow 24 hours after applying for approval.

Volunteer FAQs, click: here

 

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SIGN UP FOR REMIND

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Sign up to get text message alerts, and never miss an important date, event or opportunity to volunteer in the classroom.

INSTRUCTIONS:

1.  Open your text message on your phone and enter this number #: 81010

2. Text this message: @elkinspoi


 
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SIGN UP FOR ZIPPSLIP

 
ZippSlip is a new way for parents to sign permission slips online using an App.

 
Click HERE for instructions
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​​​​ Elkins Pointe Middle School
11290 Elkins Road, Roswell, Georgia 30076
Phone:  470-254-2892​​​

​--------------------------------------------(Updated Jan. 13, 2018)

​--------------------------------------------Are you experiencing a HOME ACCESS Center (HAC) issue?  

If you have been having problems seeing your child's grades on Home Access Center, try this!

  1. Sign into HAC
  2. Change the view from "Report Card Run 2" to "ALL RUNS" (see example below)
  3. Click "Refresh View" on the right side of the screen, and you should see your child's current grades. 

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S-Star Climate rating.PNGCongrats to EPMS on four years of

   5-Star Climate Ratings

   ★★★★★ ​


Take the 
GADOE Climate Survey

Parent Survey (English/Spanish):

​Student Survey (6-8 grades):

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SURVEY TAKES ONLY (5) FIVE MINUTES​​

 If you want to see how we are doing in participation, click here.​

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