APS is Committed to Serving the Whole Child...
Atlanta Public Schools is committed to creating a culture of student support, and supporting the needs of the whole child. One way we are addressing the whole child is by identifying student strengths and areas for growth relative to social, emotional, and behavioral well-being. In our continuing efforts to support the well-being of all students, we will be administering a universal screener of social, emotional & behavioral health. The assessment consists of a brief rating scale that will be completed by the homeroom or advisement teachers to aid in identifying students who may be at risk to develop academic or other school-related concerns. In addition, students ages 8 and above (3rd – 12th grade) will be invited to complete a self-rating that will take 5 – 15 minutes to complete. We acknowledge the importance of parent input into this screening process, therefore parents of students grades Pk-12 will also be invited to complete a brief rating scale about their student(s). Together, this information helps us to understand the needs of all students, and to make effective plans to support those needs at the school, class, and individual levels.
Students can access the student self-assessment through MyBackpack. Students must have their student number to access the assessment. If your student is having difficulty accessing it via MyBackpack, please click here: STUDENT PORTAL
Parents can access their portion of the universal screener here: PARENT PORTAL. Parents must have their student's [Student ID] number to complete the parent form of the screener.
Phoenix Academy's College & Career Program Presents...
Atlanta Public Schools Quarantine Protocol, Dr. Lisa Herring
The latest APS health guidelines can be found HERE. APS's Quarantine guidelines document offer more details. The latest memo (8/26) from APS regarding testing, vaccinations and travel can be found under the "Quick Links" section of this website or you may click HERE.
If you have to quarantine, please report the case to the district using the form linked HERE.
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Phoenix Academy Receives an APS Mini-Grant for Well-Being
10 APS Schools Receive $1,000 Mini Grants
Ten APS schools have each received $1,000 employee well-being mini grants. The grants will be used to bring increased awareness and support for the mental and physical well-being of Atlanta Public Schools’ valued employees. Improved employee well-being is linked to better attendance, engagement and retention. Made possible by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the grant funds are awarded to those proposals that best support the mission and vision of APS and the well-being of APS's employees. Funding is used to revamp existing or introduce new well-being programs so that all employees can have access to healthy choices physically and emotionally. Grants are for physical activity, nutrition and emotional well-being initiatives, including: relaxation rooms, yoga classes, healthy cooking, fitness boot camps, mindfulness training, and staff lounge upgrades and more.
The following schools received grants:
Coretta Scott King Young Women's Leadership Academy
Hollis Innovation Academy
Perkerson Elementary School
Hope-Hill Elementary School
Brown Middle School
Kimberly Elementary School
Burgess-Peterson Elementary School
Young Middle School