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  • Dear South Atlanta Families,

    I hope this letter finds all of you healthy and safe. By now you have likely heard Atlanta Public Schools’ decision to begin the new school year virtually on August 24th. I wanted to share with our school community that I am working together with staff and other schools within the cluster to continue the planning started last spring for the upcoming school year. We are waiting for final guidance from the district to develop a more comprehensive plan; once this plan is solidified I will communicate it out.

    Like you, I had hoped to be back in school for the new school year. However, as Atlanta is currently experiencing substantial spread of COVID-19, the district determined face-to-face instruction is not possible at this time. Now that the reopening decision has been made, our focus is singular - creating the best virtual learning experience for our students and families. Please know that I am collaborating with my fellow cluster principal colleagues, and all of these perspectives are guiding the planning as we prepare for Day One.

    As a school community, your patience and trust is appreciated. My commitment to the community is to keep you informed as plans are finalized. To stay informed please note that our superintendent, Dr. Lisa Herring, will host a community townhall to share more information about the district’s plans on Tuesday, August 4, 2020, at 6 pm. I encourage you to join the conversation to stay informed about plans as they continuously develop. Be well, and know that I will be in touch soon.



    Patricia Ford, Ed. D.


    Please see the updated athletic schedule below. Please be patient with us as these dates can change quite suddenly. If you have immediate questions email Coach Reddick at


    Free Physicals Thursday and Friday 9am-4:30pm. 

    Consent Form

    Registration Form

    Sports History Form

    Volleyball (Main Gym) 
    First meeting – August 6th   4:30-5pm 
    Practices – Monday, Wednesday & Thursday  4-6pm 

    Softball (Softball field after meeting) 
    First meeting – August 6th   5:30-6pm 
    Practice – Monday-Thursday        6-7pm 

    Cheer (Hallway near theater) 
    First Practice Wednesday 5th 4pm 
    Practices - Tuesday-Thursday      4-6pm 

    Practices  - Monday-Thursday  4:30-7pm

    July 20, 2020

    Dear South Atlanta Families,

    We hope this letter finds all of our South Atlanta families healthy and safe. By now, you should have heard from each of us regarding Atlanta Public Schools’ decision to begin the new school year virtually on August 24, 2020. As the South Atlanta Cluster Principals, we wanted to share with our whole community that we are working together to prepare a successful virtual start for all of our children and families, we want to make you aware of some of the most important things we know so far:

     All students will have access to working technology and/or a hotspot for wifi if needed. Students will need access to a device and reliable internet for the entire school day. Each school will send a survey to families to assess technology needs.

    As soon as we are aware of the district requirements for scheduling, grading, attendance and accountability we will share them with you. Please know we understand the strain this may put on working families and will be as flexible and supportive as possible.

    While we will be flexible, attendance and work completion are required for all students. It is extremely important that you communicate with us regularly about anything that will keep your student from being engaged daily so we can offer support.

    School staff will begin reaching out in the coming weeks to students who were not engaged in the Spring to see how we can support you being successful in the Fall. High school students will be offered an opportunity to clear any “Incompletes” received in the Spring.

    Each school will send out a schedule for when students can come in during the week of August 17th in small groups to meet their teachers, and to receive technology (if needed). Updates will be sent on social media, Class Dojo and Infinite Campus about virtual schedules and dates for meeting teachers, testing, and picking up items. Stay connected!

    All schools are currently completing registration for students who will be newly enrolled (did not attend last year). The process is online here…


    The Principals of the South Atlanta Cluster

    Dr. Patricia Ford- South Atlanta High School

    Ms. Lisa Hill-C.W. Long Middle School

    Dr. Anyee’ D. Payne- Cleveland Avenue Elementary School

    Ms. Tiffany Ragin-Dobbs Elementary School

    Mr. Trennis Harvey- Heritage Academy Elementary School

    Ms. Melanie Mitchell-Humphries Elementary School

    Dr. Shuanta Broadway McDaniel -Hutchinson Elementary School



    En Espanol

    20 de julio de 2020

    Estimadas familias de South Atlanta:

    Esperamos que todas nuestras familias de South Atlanta se encuentren saludables y seguras. Para este momento usted debe haber ya escuchado de cada uno de nosotros sobre la decisión de Atlanta Public Schools de comenzar el nuevo año escolar de forma virtual el 24 de agosto de 2020. Como Directores de la zona escolar South Atlanta, queríamos compartir con toda nuestra comunidad que estamos trabajando juntos para preparar un comienzo virtual exitoso para todos nuestros estudiantes y familias, y queremos informarle sobre algunas de las cosas más importantes que sabemos hasta ahora:

    Todos los estudiantes tendrán acceso a tecnología de trabajo y / o un punto de acceso para wifi si es necesario. Los estudiantes necesitarán acceso a un dispositivo e internet confiable durante todo el día escolar. Cada escuela enviará una encuesta a las familias para evaluar las necesidades tecnológicas.

    Tan pronto como sepamos los requisitos del distrito para la programación, calificación, asistencia y responsabilidad, los compartiremos con usted. Tenga en cuenta que entendemos la tensión que esto puede ejercer sobre las familias trabajadoras y será lo más flexible y comprensivo posible.

    Si bien seremos flexibles, se requiere asistencia y finalización del trabajo para todos los estudiantes. Es extremadamente importante que se comunique con nosotros regularmente sobre cualquier cosa que evite que su estudiante participe diariamente para que podamos ofrecerle apoyo.

    El personal escolar comenzará a comunicarse en las próximas semanas con los estudiantes que no participaron en la primavera para ver cómo podemos apoyarlos para que tengan éxito en el otoño. A los estudiantes de preparatoria se les ofrecerá la oportunidad de eliminar cualquier "Incompleto" recibido en la primavera.

    Cada escuela enviará un horario informando cuando los estudiantes pueden entrar durante la semana del 17 de agosto en grupos pequeños para conocer a sus maestros y recibir tecnología (si es necesario). Se enviarán actualizaciones en las redes sociales, Class Dojo e Infinite Campus sobre los horarios virtuales y las fechas para reunirse con los maestros, las pruebas y la recogida de útiles. ¡Manténgase conectado! 

    Actualmente, todas las escuelas están haciendo la inscripción para los nuevos estudiantes (estudiantes que no asistieron el año pasado). El proceso está en línea aquí       


    Los directores de la zona escolar South Atlanta

    Dra. Patricia Ford- South Atlanta High School

    Sra. Lisa Hill-C.W. Long Middle School

    Dra. Anyee’ D. Payne- Cleveland Avenue Elementary School

    Sra. Tiffany Ragin-Dobbs Elementary School

    Sr. Trennis Harvey- Heritage Academy Elementary School

    Sra. Melanie Mitchell-Humphries Elementary School

    Dra. Shuanta Broadway McDaniel -Hutchinson Elementary School





    In alignment with the current public health status in Fulton County and the substantial spread of COVID-19 in the state of Georgia,

    Atlanta Public Schools will postpone the 2020 in-person graduations, previously scheduled for the week of July 20th, to a later safe date.

    The safety of our graduates, families and district employees remain a top priority.

    While we understand that this decision will be a disappointment to the Class of 2020 and their loved ones, we commit to rescheduling

    graduations when the community health status improves. Again, we still believe #APSGrad2020 is #worththewait and look forward to honoring

    our graduates in person soon! To submit questions concerning this decision, go to the Let’s Talk feature on the homepage of the

    district website.  



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