March 20, 2023
Spring has Sprung!
The week of March 13-17 was School Board Appreciation Week in Georgia to acknowledge the dedicated work of local school board members. Fulton County Schools celebrated in a big way! We appreciate all your hard work! We recognized School Board Appreciation Day on March 14 at the Board Work session.
Dates to Remember
School Board Meeting
(South Learning Center)
Thursday, March 23
Graduation Coach Week
March 27- 31
Schools and Admin Buildings Closed
All Month Long!
- National Women's History Month
- Theatre and Dance in Schools Month
- Youth Art Month
- Development Disability Awareness Month
2023 High School Graduations are right around the corner! Check out the dates, times and locations.
SAVE THE DATE!
2023 Retirement Reception
June 8, 2023 | 3-5 PM
Bridge To Success Program Survey
The district is asking all employees to support the administration of the FCS Bridge to Success Plan Six-Month Review Survey. The survey window opens Monday, March 14 and will close on Friday, March 31 for all stakeholders including parents, staff, and students. This survey is designed to get comprehensive feedback on our Bridge to Success plan to support our students and staff with the federal funds received through the CARES Act and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.
The purpose of these federal funds is to help sustain the safe and effective operations of our schools and address the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our students and staff. Your input is essential to the district’s process of addressing learning loss through evidence-based interventions and maintaining a safe learning environment for our students and staff. Thank you in advance for your valuable input on the Bridge to Success plan and budget for the CARES Act and American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act funds.
For more information about the FCS Bridge to Success Plan, visit https://www.fultonschools.org/bridgetosuccess.
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 April 2023.
Improve Your Public Speaking Skills
Build Leadership Skills
Join a Fulton County Schools Club TODAY!
(Clubs are currently meeting virtually in MS Teams)
Admin Center: FCS Speaks
1st & 3rd Wednesday - 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Admin Center: FCS Speaks Again
2nd & 4th Thursday - 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
South Learning: FCS Speaks Down South
1st & 3rd Tuesday - 5:30 - 6:30 pm
North Learning: FCS Speaks Up North
Every other Tuesday - 5:30 - 6:30 pm
TO JOIN TOASTMASTERS:
- Open the Toastmasters Membership Registration Form
- Complete the form and select your preferred FCS club.
- Your contact information will be sent to the club.
- If all free seats have been claimed, you will be added to a waiting list.
For more information, email ToastmastersAdmin@fultonschools.org
WHAT'S COMING UP!
It’s pet friendly time again!
The spring season is a time for more outdoor activities, like taking those fur babies on long walks as well as enjoying a trip to the pet parks. Email your photos to email@example.com of you and your long-life best friends. Be sure to provide your name, your pet's name, and the department or school where you work.
"Shining Star for You to See..."
Beginning this month, we will be highlighting amazing employees in a variety of roles. We are kicking off by recognizing the important role of substitute teachers.
Substitute Spotlight: Celeste Davidson
Celeste Davidson has been a substitute teacher for Fulton County since 2015 and is currently working at Taylor Road Middle School. She is always willing to support the school and fills in wherever she is needed.
She spends extra time meeting with teachers to evaluate the students’ needs so that she can provide a valuable learning experience. The staff at Taylor Road MS cannot imagine what they would do without her.
Ms. Davidson loves to travel and cook for her family and friends. She also spends time volunteering in her community. Her dream is to someday live in Spain to be near her family and to become fluent in Spanish.
Employee P & B Corner (Payroll and Benefits)
Biometric Screenings will be held at the Administrative building on May 3 and 4 from 7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. The screenings are sponsored by Quest Diagnostic. Registration will close on April 16th. Register for a screening today!
How to Schedule a Screening at a Quest Patient Service Center
or Onsite Screening Event
- Register for the BeWell SHBP® program, or if already registered, log in to your account.
- Once logged into your Sharecare account, click on the “Achieve” link on the left-hand side of the page.
- Click on the “Programs” tile.
- Click on the “Health Screening” tile. This will redirect you to the Quest scheduler.
- Read the Terms and Conditions and click “Accept & Continue”.
- Read the consent language, click on “I accept” then click the “Continue” box.
- Confirm your personal information and mailing address is correct and click “Save”.
- To schedule a screening at a Patient Service Center (PSC) click on “Schedule a Screening” or to schedule a screening at an onsite event click on “Make an Appointment”.
- Search for and select a desired location.
- Choose desired date and time.
- Review and confirm all information.
Volunteers Always Needed!
Volunteers are special people who sacrifice their time and talents to help others. Do you have any FCS volunteer opportunities you would like to share? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with opportunities for employees to volunteer at local schools, special projects, and administrative events. Place the contact and needs in the request and “leave the rest” to The Educator.
Let's Talk Schools!
Check out our weekly series, Let's Talk Schools, hosted by Superintendent Dr. Mike Looney.
In Episode 20, Dr. Looney interviews Betsy Eppes, Visual & Performing Arts Coordinator, and Dr. Matt Koperniak, Performing Arts Coordinator, about our talented Fine Arts department (art, music, theatre, and dance) and why it is so well-known in the state of Georgia and across the nation.
We ♥ Employee Perks!
GaDOE is providing a free, statewide Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for all full-time, public-school teachers and staff, along with Pre-K teachers. Free services available through the EAP include up to six free counseling sessions, legal and financial consultations, work/life referral services, support for managers and supervisors, and more. For information on how to access the EAP, visit www.EAPHelplink.com and enter code GADOE or call 1-866-279-5177.
Fulton County School
Discounted Ticket Offer
Join the Atlanta Braves during the 2023 season! Fulton County Schools staff and families can now take advantage of discounted tickets to several Atlanta Braves games. Discounted tickets are now available in the Home Run Porch for the following games:
Atlanta Braves vs Cincinnati Reds
Wednesday, April 12th at 7:20 pm
Atlanta Braves vs Miami Marlins
Wednesday, April 26th at 7:20 pm
Atlanta Braves vs Colorado Rockies
Sunday, June 18th at 1:30 pm
Atlanta Braves vs Chicago White Sox
Sunday, July 16th at 1:30 pm
Atlanta Braves vs St. Louis Cardinals
Tuesday, September 5th at 7:20 pm
Click HERE for more information.
Fulton County Spring Break Offer
ATL Hawks vs. DAL Mavericks
Sunday, April 2 | 6:00 p.m.
ATL Hawks vs. WAS Wizards
Wednesday, April 5 | 7:30 p.m.
ATL Hawks vs. PHI 76ers
Friday, April 7 | 7:30pm
Join us for one of our upcoming games during Fulton County Schools Spring Break! Each ticket purchased through the link below includes $10 worth of food and beverage credit. A portion from each ticket purchased through this offer will benefit the Fulton Education Foundation.
Purchase your tickets*
For groups of 10 or more or for tickets to a different game, please email Ryan Coller or call 404-878-3714. *Ticket prices and availability are subject to change, so order your tickets today! Tickets are mobile only. TICKETS WILL SELL OUT!
VIVA Finance offers Tax Season Loans for Employees
Click HERE for more information.
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