FCS Messenger | December 2023

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    December 2023
    Season's Greetings

    Can you believe we are already in the final stretch of the first semester and winding down the first half of the school year? In the coming weeks, some Fulton County Schools (FCS) students and families may spend the holiday season with limited access to not only the things they may want, but also the things they need. FCS has partnered with Connect Fulton to help families experiencing hardship not just during the holidays, but throughout the entire year. Whether the need is for food, housing, clothing, or financial or medical assistance, a multitude of services and solutions are available. Visit connectfulton.findhelp.com to find help.

    Make sure your family finds time to rest and relax over the holiday break, so your students come back ready and excited to start a fantastic second semester.

    Wishing you a joyful holiday season!

    Dates To Remember


    December 4-8
    Inclusive Schools Week

    December 5
    Board Work Session
    North Learning Center

    December 14
    Board Meeting
    South Learning Center

    December 18-29
    Winter Break
    Offices Closed

    January 2, 2024
    Teacher Workday/
    Student Holiday

    January 3
    First Day
    Of Second Semester

    Literacy Leaders

    Literacy Leaders: Hard Work Pays Off For FCS

    Twenty-two FCS elementary schools were recently recognized by the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) as "Literacy Leaders.” The honor puts the spotlight on schools with exceptional achievement or growth in third-grade English Language Arts (ELA) scores on the Georgia Milestones. FCS has more schools on the list than any other district in the state.
    Read more.

    Tara Parla

    Angel Watches Over Fulton County School Playgrounds

    Sunshades covering five playgrounds in and around Fulton County double as angel's wings. When Tara Parla was diagnosed with malignant melanoma in 2010, "we decided to turn our negative into a positive, and start something," says Tara's husband, Jon. That is how The Passion Foundation was born.
    Read more.

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    National PTA Schools of Excellence Distinctions

    Congratulations! Several Parent Teacher Associations (PTA) in north Fulton County made the commitment with their respective schools to enrich the experiences of stakeholders by meeting the National PTA standards for Family-School Partnerships. See which schools were awarded the National PTA School of Excellence distinction here.

    CCRPI Survey

    Let Your Voice Be Heard! Tell Us What You Think

    There is still time to take the CCRPI Georgia Parent Survey! This state survey impacts your school’s Climate Star rating with the Georgia Department of Education. Click here and let your voice be heard.

    Magnet Application

    Magnet Program Now Accepting Applications

    Fulton County high school students interested in concentrated studies in Mathematics and Science, Visual or Performing Arts, International Studies, Business, or STEM are encouraged to enroll. The magnet window opened on November 15 and will close on January 15, 2024. Click here to start your application.

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    Board Member Community Meetings for December

    Each member of the Fulton County Board of Education sponsors a monthly meeting that is open to the public. These meetings provide an opportunity for community members to have direct conversations with their elected board representative about local issues and concerns. Find your Board Member and view the Community Meeting Calendar.

    LTS S3E7

    "Let's Talk Schools!" S3E7: Dual Enrollment

    Earn college credits for free while still in high school! Superintendent Mike Looney speaks to the director of college, career and student supports, and a high school senior about how FCS students are getting a head start in college through our dual enrollment program.
    Watch here.

    LTS S3E8

    "Let's Talk Schools!" S3E8: Visual & Performing Arts

    Take a bow! Superintendent Mike Looney speaks with the district’s visual arts and performing arts coordinator and a talented Chattahoochee High School senior about our award-winning fine arts programs.
    Watch here.

    LTS S3E9

    "Let's Talk Schools!" S3E9: REACH Scholarship Program

    How can your student earn $10,000 towards college? Check out how our REACH Scholarship program is giving deserving students a leg up on college tuition.
    Watch here.

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