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    Fulton C.A.R.E.S. - Creating Access to Resources for Empowerment and Support

    It's Wellness Wednesday with Kaiser!
    Our pillar of focus for October is Mental Health Wellness.

    Kaiser Permanente will be hosting a VIRTUAL Information Session called "Giving Yourself a Healthy Boost" on Wednesday, October 19, from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm. The focus will be on Emotional Well-Being.

    You are invited to participate online to learn strategies to help you tune into your emotions and identify self-care practices for managing your mood and stress in a positive way. You will be invited to create a realistic action plan, using your personal strengths to improve your emotional well-being.

    All attendees will be eligible for raffle prizes and a Grand Prize drawing which will be held during the week following the event.

    Click here to register.

    Click here for more information about Wellness Wednesday with Kaiser.

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    As you take care of others, remember to take care of you!

    Stay tuned for our next Wellness Wednesday update next month!

    We need you to share your personal photos of you and your furry friends for our "FCS Pet Friendly" photo gallery. Email pictures, your name, and the name of pet to


    October marks the time of year for Open Enrollment, when employees who are eligible for benefits make changes to, or enroll in, the benefits program for the 2023 plan year.​​​​​​​

    This year, Open Enrollment will begin Monday, October 17, and end at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, November 4. Employees needing assistance with plan selections should contact the Benefits Department. Find more information here.

    Dates to Remember

    Red Ribbon Week
    Red Ribbon Week
    October 24- October 28, 2022

    Kickball Tournament
    2nd Annual Charity
    Kickball Tournament
    November 5, 2022
    Find more Info here

    Monthly Awareness

    Breast Cancer Awareness Month
    Breast Cancer Awareness Month
    Find More Info Here

    Bullying Prevention Month
    Bullying Prevention Month
    Find more info here

    Inside FCS

    Gayle Fitzgerald


    FCS Trailblazers are pioneer leaders who are experts in their field, create the path for others, take the necessary risks, and change the environment. They also have many dedicated years working for Fulton County Schools and are still going strong.

    Gayle Fitzgerald truly fits the “Trailblazer” theme with over 30 years of employment with FCS. She works in Financial Services- School Based Accounting. Her day-to-day responsibilities center around supporting bookkeepers and principals with their budgets and financial services. Gayle began her career in the Communications department and continued her professional matriculation in the Professional Learning department, the Superintendent’s Office, and Teaching Museum South.

    Her hobbies include traveling and spending time with her grandchildren.



    is the number of school cafeteria staff who prepare over 71,000 healthy meals for Fulton County School students daily. Each year, nearly 7.6 million school lunches are prepared for more than 91,000 Fulton County students.

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    Cybersecurity Awareness Month:
    We are cyber aware at FCS, thanks to the initiatives of the Information Technology- Security Department. All month long they will be sharing security awareness tips, anti-phishing email alerts, and keeping your credentials safe. This year’s campaign theme — “See Yourself in Cyber” — demonstrates that while cybersecurity may seem like a complex subject, ultimately, it’s really all about people. This October will focus on the “people” part of cybersecurity, providing information and resources to help educate our staff and ensure all individuals make smart decisions whether on the job, at home or at school. Click here for more information.

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    "See Yourself in Cyber"

    Start Your Journey Today!

    Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs. A six-month membership is FREE to the first 46 eligible FCS employees to register (memberships distributed among FCS Clubs). You must be new to Toastmasters to qualify for a free membership. New club members will start in October 2022.

    Improve your Public Speaking Skills
    Build Leadership Skills
    Click here to apply for membership today!

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    Employee Perks!

    Family First Credit Union is offering Signature Loans for all first-year FCS Employees

    For more information, click here!

    Fulton County Schools Night with the Atlanta Hawks

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    Cirque Du Soleil- Kurios
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    Save up to 20% off!

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