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Volunteers Needed to Help With Vaccine Distribution
APS is actively preparing for Phase 1B of COVID-19 vaccinations—the phase that includes eligibility for educators. We know that vaccinating as many staff members as possible will be critical for continuing to open our schools safely. As such, our district is working with the Fulton County Board of Health on future vaccination events for APS employees once Phase 1B is launched.
In order to be able to accommodate thousands of APS educators who will take the vaccine, APS will need hundreds of volunteers—both medical professionals who will be able to administer the vaccine as well as non-medical volunteers to help staff the events.
WE NEED YOUR HELP! If you are a medical professional and are willing to help us vaccinate our educators, please consider signing up! To determine if you have the authority to vaccinate, click here to review the DPH list of healthcare professionals who are authorized to administer vaccinations.
If you are not a medical professional, we still need your help to serve at the events.
While we do not yet know the dates of these events (contingent on the supply of vaccines), all volunteers must pre-register as this process will help us be ready to go as soon as Phase 1B is launched. We are asking any interested volunteers to proactively register on https://servga.gov/ for the organization: Fulton County, Medical Reserve Corps.
We will send the details about the GetVaccinatedAPS vaccination events once we have that information, but please anticipate a weekend event as early as Mid-March. Lunch will be provided for volunteers.
Thank you in advance for answering our call to action and helping us with this important initiative.
Executive Director of Partnerships and Development
Atlanta Public Schools
Parent Focus Group on APS Dress Code
APS is seeking parents to serve (virtually) on Tuesday, March 9 at 6 PM on a focus group to review the District's dress code policy, proposed revisions, and provide feedback. The first two (2) parents from each cluster to volunteer by Tuesday, March 2 will be invited to participate. Please do not sign-up unless you will be able to attend on Tuesday, March 9 at 6 PM. Click the button below if you would like to volunteer! Thank you!
Click Here: APS Dress Code Parent Focus Group
GO Team Declarations close on SUNDAY, 2/28
Does your school have candidates?
Go Team elections are here again! Declarations are only open for a few more days and we still have schools in need of candidates. Every GO Team has 1 parent/guardian and 1 non-supervisory staff position up for election for the 2021-2023 term.
We need your help!
PLEASE help find candidates for your school by reaching out and sharing this link with your community.
Declaration Link: 2021GOTeamDeclaration
A new student Intent to Return declaration period begins today, Wednesday, February 17 through Monday, March 8. With this latest Intent to Return, our families will choose a learning option through the final nine-week quarter. If this form is not completed by March 8, students will remain in their current instructional learning models.
Intent to Return Declaration Form Link:
APS plans to return to in-person learning in January 2021. All families should complete or update their child’s Intent to Return declaration form by Dec. 21 if any changes apply. Learn more here:https://dig.apsgraphs.com/ITR/
APS se está preparando para regresar al aprendizaje en persona en enero de 2021. Todas las familias deben completar o actualizar, si desea hacer algún cambio, el formulario de Declaración de Intención para el Regreso de su estudiante antes del 21 de diciembre. Obtenga más información aquí: https://dig.apsgraphs.com/ITR/
Meal Service Announcement
Effective immediately APS families no longer need to register or order meals through MySchoolBucks. APS will offer free weekly 5-day meal kits (5-breakfast meals and 5-lunch meals) to all children (ages 1-18) in Atlanta.
Please visit: Bus Routes for Meal Delivery for bus delivery information. Nutrition will discontinue the Tuesday Express meal service.
Alternatively, curbside pick-up is available from 3PM-6PM at
South Atlanta Cluster
- South Atlanta High School, 800 Hutchens Rd. SE, Atlanta, GA 30354
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Dobbs' Star Student
Jaquez MotleyJaquez is a model student in every aspect. He excels in academics and demonstrates outstanding behavior on a daily basis.
Jaquez has a great interest in learning. He pays attention diligently and enjoys answering questions in class. Although he is a naturally bright child, there are some topics that Jaquez does not grasp immediately. He never gets discouraged or gives up. I love how Jaquez listens intently to instruction and politely raises his hand to get clarification or assistance.
Jaquez is a joy in class. He consistently abides by all classroom and school rules. I can depend on him to always follow directions. Although Jaquez has many friends in class, he has the wisdom to know when it is appropriate to talk and play and when it is time to learn. In addition to following the rules, his naturally kind personality guides him to help others. Jaquez can often be seen helping students use the computer, cleaning up or with their classwork.