Welcome Back for the 2023-24 School Year!
Under the leadership of Superintendent Mike Looney, Fulton County Schools (FCS) continues to be the fourth largest school district in Georgia with a projected 2023-24 enrollment of 89,658 students. The system includes 104 schools – 59 elementary schools, 19 middle schools, 18 high schools, 7 start-up charter schools, and 1 full-time virtual school.
This is the place to find all the info you need for the new school year, including our "What's New for 2023" list that every parent, student and community member should know. More news and information about recent board updates and district events/achievements can be found on our FCS News Website.
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School Safety and Security Drills
The safety and security of students and staff remains a top priority. Additional safety drills will occur this year in accordance with new state law changes.
Code of Conduct
Fulton County Schools has recently implemented revisions to the Student Code of Conduct, incorporating novel codes and additional improvements. These new codes have been formulated in order to address prevailing behavioral patterns. Moreover, there have been notable enhancements, such as the establishment of a uniform disciplinary response for certain Tier IV offenses. The Code of Conduct is available online to review with your student. It is important that every parent/guardian sign the "Acknowledgment of Receipt Form" within their Infinite Campus parent Portal account or stop by their school front office to sign a printed form.
Due to a bus driver shortage, transportation challenges are expected to affect bus routes and on-time arrivals at schools this year. Parents and students are encouraged to sign up for our free "Here Comes the Bus" app which allows students and parents to track their bus in real-time. Alerts notify when the bus is just a few blocks away from the bus stop, offering safety for students and peace of mind for parents.
New Math Resources
FCS has approved new mathematics instructional resources for Grades K-12. Teachers will be trained on the resources during the 23-24 school year. Teachers in grades 6-12 will begin using new resources in the second semester. Grade K-5 will fully implement the new resources during the 24-25 school year. These resources support the intent of Georgia’s new K-12 Math Standards with a focus on real-world examples and math in context.
Digital School Sign-in & Monitoring
FCS is rolling out a new technology called Checkmate to make it safer and easier for guests to sign-in to school buildings. The Checkmate rollout is taking place this fall and will be completed in early 2024. District leaders will also implement new digital classroom management and monitoring software. Information Technology, Student Services, and Security departments will work collaboratively to implement the tools or create a roadmap for implementation through the 2023-24 school year. Features of the software include: analytics for student engagement; classroom management allowing teacher control of student devices and access to websites; and the monitoring of student screen time, self-harm, or bullying alerts.
FCS will introduce Linewize, a tool that allows additional filtering capability for sites like YouTube and gives teachers and the district greater visibility and control over how students use devices in the classroom.
Timely and important information families need to know is available through the FCS News website, The Messenger monthly e-newsletter, and our news program, "Let's Talk Schools!" Be sure to follow us on all social media platforms: Facebook, Instagram, X (Twitter), and Threads.
Student Password Reset
For security purposes, all students are encouraged to reset their student passwords from the standard password set by FCS when their device was issued.
The Board of Education and Dr. Looney have started the process of updating the district's strategic plan. We encourage participation in the process and will share ways you can be involved and give feedback as the new year starts.
Customer Service Survey
We value your input! A new customer satisfaction survey link is now included on the footer of each employee’s email allowing all stakeholders to share their feedback.
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