9:00 AM - 10:00 AM ESOL Parent Meeting
Parents who wish to volunteer: First, we are so sorry for all of the confusion with the volunteer process at the beginning of the year. The system has adopted a new training tool, and it has taken a bit to get everything situated to help make the process as easy as possible. We think everything is good to go.
If you have already gone through the process with Mrs. Kim in the office, you are good to go. If you have not, click on the instructions below.
Again, sorry for the confusion, and we hope this updated process works smoothly. If you have any questions, feel free to give us a call. Thanks!
Field Trip Chaperone Form
For parents wanting to attend field trips, we have a new form that the system is using that takes the place of the letter to the principal. You'll need to read the form and sign that you agree to adhere to system policy. The form is linked below. Thanks!
Free and Reduced Meal Applications are now available online for the 2018-19 school year. To apply, visit www.lunchapplication.com. Only one application per household should be submitted. If you need assistance or would like to request a paper application, please contact your child's cafeteria manager.
For questions regarding your child's Free and Reduced Meal Application, please contact the School Nutrition Office at (706) 876-7264 or 1030 Hill Rd. Dalton, GA 30721.
Annual Asbestos Management Plan
The Whitfield County School System AHERA Management Plan is available for public inspection upon request at the Whitfield County Board of Education. This notification is provided to fulfill the requirement of Section 763.93(4) of the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act, 40 CFR Part 763, October 30, 1987. All interested parents, teachers, empoyees or other persons are invited to review the plan, which includes the following items:
1. Location, amounts and types of asbestos containing materials
2. Response actions to the asbestos containing materials
3. Plans for inspection and periodic surveillance
4. Public Notification procedures
Anyone interested in reviewing this plan should call the Whitfield County Board of Education at (706) 217-6780.
Please click the link above to view the Elementary School Testing Calendar. The purposes of the Georgia Student Assessment Program are to: measure student achievement of the state mandated curriculum, identify students failing to achieve mastery of content, provide teachers with diagnostic information, and assist school systems in identifying strengths and weaknesses in order to establish priorities in planning educational programs.
The Governor’s Office of Student Achievement (GOSA) prepares Georgia’s State, Local, and School Annual Report Cards. The Annual Report Cards contain test results as well as other information relevant to school performance toward the goals of student achievement and school completion. The Report Card is in compliance with both state and federal laws with respect to reporting requirements. GOSA partners with the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) to produce the K-12 Public Schools Reports since much of the data comes from GaDOE.
Here is the link to our latest CCRPI score. To dig into the data, click the world "Elementary" under "Select Report Type" at the top of the page. That will open up links to see the four categories that make up our CCRPI score. If you have any questions about the CCRPI score, feel free to email Dr. Wright.
Whitfield County Schools is offering three different parent workshops at different locations and times. Each workshop is designed to help families be the best advocate for their children’s education. During these workshops, families will get tips, ideas and resources to help support their child’s education. Click the link above for the different workshops, times and locations.
Common Sense, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids and families thrive in a world of media and technology, has recognized Cedar Ridge Elementary School and Crossroads Academy as Common Sense Schools. The recognition acknowledges these schools’ dedication to creating a culture of digital citizenship. Click the link above to learn more.
Valley Point Middle School art students took a once in a lifetime trip to Washington, D.C. to see on display the hand-painted ornaments they created for the National Christmas Tree Experience: America Celebrates Display. The ornaments were unveiled during the 97th Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Thursday, December 5 and will be on display throughout the month of December to over 250,000 guests.
The Georgia Parent Survey contains 24 questions. For parents who do not have access to the Internet, school administrators will allow parents to complete the Georgia Parent Survey at school. All parents are encouraged to participate in the survey, as the data will be used as part of the calculation of the School Climate Star Rating. Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis. The Georgia Parent Survey is also available in Spanish.