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    A Note from the Principal, Lakasha Lee                       January 5, 2023

    Happy New Year HAWK FAMILIES!!!

    It is our hope you enjoyed the break! We are excited to welcome each of our Hawks back yesterday. We resumed learning as usual, with high expectations for academics and behavior. With the start of second semester, please continue to partner with us to ensure your child is ready for school each day by arriving on time and coming prepared to learn as we continue to Inspire Success in Every Student.

    As a reminder, my weekly principal’s note will be posted on the first and third Thursdays of each month. You will continue to receive updates, information, and notification relevant to all things Ison Springs from your child’s teacher on a weekly basis. Continue to stay connected through our various communication platforms: Thursday Red Folders, PBIS Rewards, Principal’s Note, Ison Springs Elementary School website, and Twitter (@IsonSpringsES).

    Fulton County Schools Hardship Transfer Application

    Applications are available for parents who wish to apply for a 2023-24 hardship transfer or to renew a current hardship to another Fulton County Schools (FCS) elementary, middle or high school.

    Parents will use an online form, available through the school system’s website, to enter and submit their information. Hard copy applications are not required, with the exception of medical transfers which require pertinent medical provider’s signatures and documentation.

    The deadline for submitting a transfer application is Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2023, by 4:30 p.m., with no exceptions or extensions granted. All requests must be received or postmarked by this date and time. In addition, school system employees who have children receiving an employee hardship transfer must renew their request.

    The February 28 deadline applies to students and parents seeking a hardship transfer for medical reasons, curriculum differences, and child care situations or for employees’ children.

    Schools participating in open enrollment, a separate transfer process that allows students to move to a school with available space, will be announced in early May.

    Parents with questions or who need more information about hardship transfers can contact the FCS’ Student Assignment Office at 470-254-5550 or visit https://www.fultonschools.org/hardshiptransfers

    Uniform Expectations Reminder

    All students wear the Ison Springs uniform, which is described in detail below. Sweaters must match school uniform colors: red, black, white or gray.

    Tops: Collared shirt, long-sleeved or short, with or without Ison Springs logo. Turtlenecks are acceptable.

    Bottoms: Khaki shorts, skirts, jumper, skorts, or pants. Shorts, Skirts, and dresses should be mid-thigh to knee length. Jeans (except Friday), sweatpants, or tight leggings are not acceptable.

    Shoes & Socks: Closed-toed athletic (sneakers) with red, white or navy socks will ensure that

    PE: Athletic style shoes are required for PE. Students will not be allowed to participate in PE if they are not wearing appropriate shoes and their grade may be negatively impacted for failure to participate.

    Accessories: Purses, caps, headphones, etc. are NOT permitted at school unless authorized by Principal/Teacher.

    Important Dates – Mark Your Calendar

    • January 12, 2023 - 1st Semester Report Card
    • January 16, 2023 - Holiday/school closed
    • January 17, 2023 – Professional Development Day/Student Remote Day

    Recurring School Information

    Dressing for Cold Weather

    As the weather continues to get colder, I want to share with you our process for recess. We do not go outside to recess if it is below freezing, but recently, temperatures have been in the high 30’s and low 40’s. Please remind your students to bring jackets and dress appropriately for cold weather. We don’t want anyone to miss out on much-needed physical activity and socializing at recess.

    Lost and Found

    Are looking for your child’s coat/jacket, sweater, water bottle, or lunchbox?  Come check out our new lost and found location in the hall between the cafeteria and gym. You will be asked to show your ID upon entering the building. If you have not done so, please be sure to label all personal items with your child’s first and last name. We appreciate your support!

    The Excitement is Building for Middle School!

    Attention all rising 6th grade families: You are invited to attend one of the in-person sessions: 9:30 AM Wednesday, 12/14/22 9:30 AM Tuesday, 01/24/23 9:30 AM Saturday, 02/25/23 2:00 PM Tuesday, 03/21/2023. Please see the attached flyer for more information.

    Electronic Recycle School Supply Drive

    Are you purchasing new electronics for the holidays? You are in luck! You can recycle your old electronics and have the data securely wiped with a donation to Sandy Springs Education Force!

    Save the date and recycle your items for a good cause: January 21st, 10am-1pm, North Springs High School Parking Lot, 7447 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs.

    Your donation of $20 per car will help provide urgently needed funds to support Sandy Springs Education Force’s STEAM, literacy, after-school and mentoring programs in our schools. (Plus, feel free to bring new school supplies to donate!) Learn all the details: https://www.sandyspringseducationforce.org/electronics-drive/

    Birthday Celebrations

    As we begin the new school year, maximizing time for teaching and learning, the dropping off or sending in of birthday treats will be prohibited. Our Cafeteria may provide, at a cost to the parent, frozen treats, $1.00 each for your child, and their class. All treats are big 9 allergen-free, unless indicated. There are a variety of flavors and a non-dairy option. The birthday treat meets USDA requirements for smart snacks in school, and the Cafeteria Staff delivers to your child’s class for all to enjoy!! Be sure to sign-up and pay for this convenience.

    COVID Information

    Visit https://www.fultonschools.org/coronavirus for the latest information on our county’s Covid protocols. If you/your child are or were exposed to someone Covid-positive it is imperative that you complete the online reporting form at Covid Reporting Portal and wait for further instructions from Fulton County before sending your child back to school.

    Morning Carpool

    Just a reminder that our morning carpool will close at 7:35 each morning, so please plan accordingly. Students arriving after 7:40 are considered tardy and parents will need to sign them in at our front office. Late arrivals will need to park and walk students to our front door.

    Emergency/Fire Lane

    The Fire Marshal’s Office has asked us to remind motorists that it is illegal to park in any Fire Lane on school district property at any time as it is a safety issue for emergency vehicle access. Violators who park illegally in a Fire Lane on school property are subject to a fine.

    Campus Parent/Parent Portal

    All parents have access to the Parent Portal. This is where parents can view assignments/grades, progress reports, and report cards. If you have not created an account, please see Fulton County’s website (fultonschools.org). Please call the front office if you need additional information on how to set up an account.

    Dismissal Changes

    While we encourage our students to go home the same way each day, we understand that changes do happen. If you need to make a change in your child’s transportation home, please complete our Dismissal Change Form and send it to school with your child.  Please do not email transportation changes to your child’s teacher – teachers do not always have time to check emails! Please contact our front office at 470-254-4020 if you have any questions about dismissal changes.


    Please remember that my door is always open and that I welcome any questions and/or concerns you may have. Feel free to contact me directly at leeld@fultonschools.org or Mrs. Truesdale at truesdale@fultonschools.org.


    In partnership,

    Principal Lee

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