The Educator | September 18, 2023

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    September 18, 2023

    5K Event


    It’s back! After a few years off, FCS C.A.R.E.S. is once again sponsoring Fulton County Schools’ annual 5K Run & Walk and Employee Health & Wellness Expo. The expo will feature vendors who will provide health and wellness employee benefits information. Come learn about some of the employee benefits that will be offered during the next open enrollment. Register now for the 5K Run & Walk and/or the Employee Health & Wellness Expo! Bring your family and let’s celebrate health and wellness together!

    For more information and to register for the race and expo,



    To sign up for Mammography screenings


    Dates to Remember

    Music note
    Do you remember
    the  21st day of September?
    (What’s the next line?)
    Music note

    September 21
    Board Meeting
    (South Learning Center)

    September 27
    FCS C.A.R.E.S.
    Wellness Wednesday
    12 p.m.- 1 p.m.

    September 30
    Employee 5K Run & Walk /
    Health & Wellness Expo
    10 a.m.- 12 noon 

    Hispanic Heritage

    Hispanic Heritage Month

    Celebrating the rich histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.

    Attendance Awareness

    Attendance Matters!
    View the FCS attendance policy HERE!


    Suicide Prevention

    Suicide Prevention & Awareness Month


    One Year Anniversary 


    Happy Anniversary! Bring out the confetti, the balloons, and the birthday cake because The Educator will be a year old on September 30!

    It is our hope that every employee continues to enjoy this twice-a-month e-newsletter designed just for you. From its inaugural issue to the present issue, it is our pleasure to feature stories highlighting districtwide campaign initiatives, FCS events, dates to remember, employee discounts, and profiling our wonderful employees and departments.

    Missed some editions? No worries! CLICK HERE to catch up!

    Inside FCS

    Trained and Ready!

    The Safety & Security Department held its annual tabletop exercise on September 6. The exercise included safety information from key departments and critical thinking in an emergency situation. Many district leaders, high school principals, and surrounding municipalities public safety personnel attended. Thank you Safety & Security!

    Safety Training

    Custodial Professional Development Day

    The Environmental Services Department held a custodial professional day on September 6 at the Crabapple Center. We sure do appreciate our amazing custodians!


    LTS #3

    Season 3: Episode 3
    Dr. Jason Stamper

    Let's Talk Schools!

    Check out our weekly series, Let's Talk Schools, hosted by Superintendent Dr. Mike Looney.

    In episode three of "Let's Talk Schools," Dr. Mike Looney speaks with Dr. Jason Stamper, principal of The Promise Career Institute, about how the district’s innovative new school is poised to help students find high-paying careers after high school without following the traditional path through college.

    Click here to watch.

    Focus FCS

    Virtual Office Hours

    Do you want to learn more
    about the process?

    Virtual policy office hours
    are here!

    The Continuous Improvement Department is giving district employees and parents/guardians the opportunity to learn more about the policy process by hosting monthly virtual office hours where a team member will answer questions and provide guidance.

    The next Virtual Policy Office Hour will be on September 20 from 4-5 p.m. 

    All dates, times, and links are located at the policy update webpage.


    Wellness Wednesday

    Wellness Wednesday

    “Taking Care of YourSELF:
    Sleep, Exercise, Love, Food"

    Wednesday, September 27, 2023
    12 p.m.-1 p.m.

    Register NOW for the session on September 27.

    All attendees will be eligible for raffle prizes and a Grand Prize drawing which will be held during the week following the event.

    Employee P & B Corner (Payroll and Benefits)

    Biometric Screenings will be held at the Administrative building on October 3 and 4 from 7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. The screenings are sponsored by Quest Diagnostic. Registration will close on September 19th.

    Register for a screening today!

    Biometric Screening

    How to Schedule a Screening at a Quest Patient Service Center or Onsite Screening Event

    1. Register for the BeWell SHBP® program, or if already registered, log in to your account.
    2. Once logged into your Sharecare account, click on the “Achieve” link on the left-hand side of the page.
    3. Click on the “Programs” tile.
    4. Click on the “Health Screening” tile. This will redirect you to the Quest scheduler.
    5. Read the Terms and Conditions and click “Accept & Continue”.
    6. Read the consent language, click on “I accept” then click the “Continue” box.
    7. Confirm your personal information and mailing address is correct and click “Save”.
    8. 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”.
    9. Search for and select a desired location.  Choose Fulton County - Administration.
    10. Choose the desired date and time.
    11. Review and confirm all information.

   | Follow us and Meet a Need!


    Just a reminder that critical needs are being uploaded daily for our students to Purposity, an online portal that allows you to donate money toward supplies specifically for FCS families. Items include everything from after-school snacks, sneakers, and personal hygiene products to school supplies, clothing and much more. Help us make this the best school year ever and meet one need today!

    What do you need to do? Simply sign in HERE, follow our page and meet a need with just a few clicks today. Thank you for your support!

    Friday Night Lights!

    Whether it's tailgating, pep rallies, NFL, SEC, or Friday Night Lights, football season is the best!
    Root, root for the home team!

    Autrey Mill Middle School held a spirit day on Friday 9/1/23 to kick off college football season.

    Friday Night Lights


    What's Next


    It is very rare we get any spare time. Time to do the things we enjoy! The Educator wants to know what you do in your spare time. Send us a photo of yourself engaged in your favorite after work or weekend hobby or activity!

    Email us at

    We ♥ Employee Perks!


    Teacher Appreciation

    As a special thank you, the Atlanta Falcons are excited to welcome all teachers, family and friends for Teacher’s Appreciation for our October game against the Houston Texans (10/8) or our December 24 game against the Indianapolis Colts (12/24) Come support the Atlanta Falcons as each purchase includes a Falcons art frame! Teachers will receive a give-a-way item and will be recognized on the halo board.

    Atlanta Falcons vs Houston Texans on Oct 8 at 1:00 p.m.

    Atlanta Falcons vs Indianapolis Colts on Dec 24 at 1:00 p.m.

    Offer is available while supplies last.

    CLICK HERE for more information and to get your tickets!



    Join us during Thanksgiving break for Fulton County Schools Night at State Farm Arena on Wednesday, November 22 at 7:30 p.m. as the Atlanta Hawks take on the Brooklyn Nets. Each ticket includes $10 worth of food and beverage credit. A portion of each ticket purchased through this offer will benefit the Fulton Education Foundation.

    Ticket prices are subject to increase. Ticket availability is subject to change and tickets will sell buy your tickets today!

    Click HERE for more information and to get tickets!



    Suggestion Box


    Do you have any ideas, suggestions, topics for discussion, comments, or employee questions that need to be answered? We would love to hear from you as we embark upon a new year and a new season. Email us at  

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