I am excited to welcome each of you back to another EXTRAORDINARY school year! If this is your first year as a member of the Randolph family, you have enrolled in the best school in FultonCounty! I strongly believe nowhere compares to Randolph Elementary and this is truly “An Extraordinary Place to Learn!”
I have so many mixed feelings as it relates to this school year. Like last year, I am filled with anticipation of the success we will experience, but I am also anxious as we approach the year with so many unknowns. While we are living in unprecedented times, I am confident that together all things are possible. We proved this last year when our school year was cut short and we transitioned to virtual learning quickly, maintained academic and social emotional support for our students, and rallied together with community partners to ensure our dolphin family was taken care of. As your principal, it gives me great comfort to know that we will continue to build upon those opportunities this school year. Our theme for the 2020-2021 school year is “Expect Excellence!” All that we do will be deeply rooted in the A. Philip Randolph legacy of excellence!
Our team is committed to remaining focused on achievement and academic excellence for the students, staff and families we serve. We will continue to improve outcomes for our scholars through our academic focus areas, centered around utilizing research-based literacy resources, including Units of Study to improve reading and writing habits; iReady Math and Reading in grades Kindergarten through 5th, aligning assessments and instructional content for greater academic gains for our students; utilizing data to personalize each scholar’s academic experience, and seeking authorization through the IB-Primary Years Program to prepare our students for a lifelong journey of learning. It is critical that we work collectively and remain focused on what is most important in this work- OUR SCHOLARS! Collaboration between teachers, families, and our community will yield the results we desire and continue to propel us forward.
I encourage all members of the dolphin family to embrace the vision and engage in all aspects of the work. The staff this year is focused on providing the best daily, either remotely or face-to-face for all scholars, thus making Randolph an even better place to learn and grow. We are committed to making a difference in and for the community we serve, by putting forth “a little EXTRA” in all that we do.
Once again, welcome back to 2020-21 school year, where we are leading and learning with EXCELLENCE!
Have an Extraordinary Year Dolphins!
Proud Principal, Proud Dolphin