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Forrest Road Elementary School

Important Information

If your child has items to pick up from the school:

A message from Mr. Aviles regarding picking up your student’s items from the school and how this will work:

Wildcat Family,

 

This week we will be returning any items left at the school by students. Our teachers worked diligently last week to bag all items left in their rooms by students. This week we will be returning items each day from 8:30 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. If you believe that your student has left items at the school please come by the school during these hours and we will have someone bring the items to your car and place them in your trunk. Please do not get out of your car. You can either have a sign with your student(s) name(s) on it displayed in your car window or you can roll down your window and inform the teachers whose materials you need. The teachers will get the items from the school and place them in your trunk. If you do not have items at the school then there will be no need to come by. If you are not sure, please contact your student(s) teacher(s) and ask. If you have any books that need to be returned to the school please do bring those by and the teachers will bring a crate to your car to drop the items in.

 

As always, please be safe and cautious during these times. Stay blessed and healthy.

 

Kevin Aviles

Information for Our Rising 6th Graders

Information from our surrounding middle schools can be located here. We will post more information as it comes available, so please keep checking this page.

Here is a link to our Flipgrid page for Rising 6th Graders.

EAST COLUMBUS MAGNET ACADEMY

Please see below for information about being an East Columbus Knight!

 

FORT MIDDLE SCHOOL

Please see below for information about being a Fort Patriot!

ROTHSCHILD LEADERSHIP ACADEMY

Please see below for information about being a Rothschild Falcon!

 

Ms. Lightholder’s Virtual Library

Check out our Flipgrid page for videos from your teachers and staff with a message for all of you!

Complete the Dogman Challenge!

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT STUDENT TRANSFERS

2020-2021 student transfer request application window 

 

WHEN: May 11, 2020; 12:01 a.m.-May 22,2020; 11:59 p.m. Late submissions will not be considered for selection. Approval and/or denial statuses will be sent, by email, to the parent and/or legal guardian by July 10, 2020 for grades 1-12; kindergarten transfer requests will be processed through August 14, 2020

WHERE: Online-https://bit.ly/studenttransfer

WHAT: The District currently offers two student transfer request options: 1. Open Seat Transfers, in accordance with Georgia House Bill 251 (HB 251); and 2. Hardship Transfers. Parents and/or legal guardians can apply for either an Open Seat or Hardship transfer, not both. Students currently enrolled under an Open Seat or Hardship transfer do not need to reapply except in the case of an elementary student moving to middle school and/or a middle school student moving to high school.

Parents should note the following important information if preparing to apply for either of the student transfer request options:

Open Seat Transfers (HB 251)

  1. HB 251 allows parents or guardians of students enrolled in a public elementary or secondary school in Georgia to elect to enroll their student in a public school that is located within the school district in which the student resides, other than the one to which the student has been assigned, if such school has permanent classroom space available after its assigned students have been enrolled.
  2. The parent and/or legal guardian shall assume the responsibility and cost of transportation of the student to and from the school.
  3. If the student receives Special Education services, the school being applied to must already have the Special Education services in place, as required by the student’s current Individual Education Plan (IEP) or the transfer request will be denied.
  4. If the number of requests exceeds the number of spaces available at a school, the requests will be selected via a lottery. There will be no appeals.
  5. The parent and/or legal guardian will have 14 days from the receipt of approval to confirm enrollment. Failure to confirm enrollment by the deadline will forfeit the transfer approval.
  6. Any change of school placement which is not the result of a bona fide change of residence, such as transfers under HB 251, may impact a student’s eligibility to participate in Georgia High School Association (GHSA) sanctioned varsity activities and events for a period of one calendar year. The parent and/or legal guardian is responsible for investigating and determining the impact on such a transfer.
  7. There will be no sibling priority with the exception of a student with simultaneous multiple birth (e.g. twins, triplets, etc.) who is selected for a seat. Siblings of that exception will be drawn at the same time during the lottery with the other sibling(s) of that set receiving placement, if a seat is available.

Hardship Transfers

  1. Requests for transfers to another school are only approved under certain conditions based on available space at the requested school and the validity of the reason stated in the request.
  2. The parent and/or legal guardian shall assume the responsibility and cost of transportation of the student to and from the school.
  3. Eligibility for Georgia High School Association (GHSA) governed activities such as athletics or literary events, could be lost by a student granted a hardship, especially where a high school student has already attended another high school within the District. Parents are encouraged to discuss eligibility with the school principal before applying for transfer requests.
  4. Hardship requests are automatically denied for the following reasons:
    1. Inadequate documentation to support hardship being submitted prior to the application deadline
    2. No available seats due to class size restrictions at requested school
    3. The inability to accommodate all siblings
    4. The request is based on the following:
      1. You are unhappy with or dislike your student’s currently assigned school.
      2. The request is for the older sibling of a Pre-K student. The school system provides transportation within the feeder patterns of the Early Success Center locations.
      3. The requested school would be more convenient due to its location.
      4. School performance or state assessment scores.
      5. Your student would like to play sports or extracurricular activities for the requested school.
  5. Hardship requests may not be submitted for the following schools:
    1. Britt David Elementary Magnet Academy
    2. Clubview Elementary School
    3. Columbus High School
    4. Rainey-McCullers School of the Arts

The Muscogee County School District maintains attendance zones for school assignments. Parents are encouraged to register students at the school of assignment based on the legal residence. Approved Open Seat or Hardship transfers may be revoked if issues with attendance, grades, or behavior expectations arise.

For more information related to transfer requests or assignments, parents and guardians should contact the zoned school of assignment or Central Registration at centralregistration@muscogee.k12.ga.us.

Transition Information for PreK and 5th Grade

Please read the attached information from Ms. Harris and MCSD if your child is in PreK, heading to Kindergarten OR in 5th grade, heading to middle school. [gview...

Emergency Learning Plans for COVID-19 Closure

Per district mandate, school will reopen Monday, April 27, 2020. In the meantime, please see the link below to access your child's assignments during this time.
Emergency Learning Plans

Guidance Lessons and Other Resources from Ms. Tatmon, Counselor

Please visit https://drive.google.com/file/d/1OxLKROdeVhf3E4P2vwxS01b2S8M_yd2U/view?ts=5e9f056b to see a video from Ms. Tatmon with a Career Day lesson. [gview...

        • May 8, 2020: Last day to turn in packets and last day of online learning.
        • May 18-22, 2020; 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM: Parents may drive by and pick up student items left at the school.

       

       

      School Hours and Checkout Procedures

      7:15-7:45 Breakfast
      8:00-2:30 School in session
      Parents please note that the cut-off time to check out students is 2:00. In order to check out your child, all adults must have a picture ID and must be on the registration form as someone who is okay to check out your child.

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