Herman J. Russell West End Academy

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HJRWRA Milestones Mastery Carnival

  • FGParents and students, don't miss the HJRWRA Milestones Mastery Carnival kickoff on March 27, 2024, from 4:30-7:00 PM. Join us to learn, play, and prepare for growth on the Georgia Milestones. Please take a look at the flyer for more information. RSVP at bit.ly/HJRMapCarnival.

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Parent Engagement Ball

  • fghDear Herman J. Russell West End Academy Family, 

    You are cordially invited to the  Herman J. Russell West End Academy 2024 Parent Engagement Ball. The Parent Engagement Ball will be held on March 8, 2024 from 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm at Herman J. Russell West End Academy. 

    Note: Only scholars who attend Herman J. Russell West End Academy are eligible to attend. Each scholar can bring two guest (mother and/or father). This is an event that requires after five attire, absolutely no jeans or athletic wear. Sneakers with after five attire is acceptable. Only registered guest may attend. Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email with additional details. 
    If you would like to attend, please RSVP below. 
    Please email Ms. Troy, gaynell.troy@apsk12.org or Ms. Lane lelitia.lane@apsk12.org if you have any questions. 
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Registration | Start Here

  • rgthryjjDear parents, kindly click on the link provided to register your child. Thank you.

    CLICK HERE Registration :)

    All new and current student registrations are completed online.

    All parents must submit the required documents per Atlanta Public Schools requirements for enrollment:

    Parents Identification Birth Certificate Social Security Card Immunization Record

    Ear, Eye, Dental Record Current Lease

    Current Georgia Power Bill

    Notarized Affidavit of Residency

    For registration questions contact:


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Early Check out ends at 3:00p.m. each day

Surveillance Testing For Students And Staff

  • APS offers COVID-19 surveillance testing for students and staff at every school and building. The rapid testing is quick and painless. Let’s stay healthy together. Families can provide consent electronically here: http://tinyURL.com/HealthyAPSVB

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  • At Herman J. Russell West End Academy, we do not have a Uniform Policy; we follow the District Dress Code Policy, and we suggest that students wear the recommended uniform. We encourage students to wear school uniforms daily (Monday-Friday) because uniforms create a sense of unity, professionalism, and discipline for our scholars. All Herman J. Russell West End Academy scholars are expected to follow the dress code every day. See below for details on uniforms for all grade levels:      




    Royal blue 


    Khaki, Black, Blue/Navy pants or jeans (no rips or tears) 

    • Clothing with profanity, drugs or other inappropriate logos, etc. 
    • Visible underwear (no sagging) 
    • Sleepwear 
    • Hats, hoods, bandanas, hair bonnets, head scarves 
    • Excessively ripped, frayed, unhemmed, patched or torn clothing 
    • Bedroom shoes, flip-flops or slides 
    • Shorts or skirts shorter than fingertip of 3rd finger 
    • Tank tops/low cut necklines, bare backs, or bare midriffs 


    All school dress codes must be in compliance with Policy JCDB. Unless a school uniform has been designated or otherwise specified, a student is expected to adhere to the following minimum school dress code requirements: 

    1. Clothing, hairstyles, and jewelry must not cause a disruption or constitute a health or safety hazard. 

    2. Clothing must be of appropriate length and fit. Extremely tight clothing, sagging shorts or trousers, or baggy, oversized clothing is not permitted. 

    3. Clothing and/or jewelry must not contain words or symbols that are gang-related, offensive, insulting, embarrassing, sexually suggestive, obscene, or promote illegal behavior. 

    4. Clothing and/or jewelry must not contain any advertisement or display of words or symbols associated with alcohol, illegal drugs, or tobacco. 

    5. Caps, hats, head wraps, bandanas, hoods, or other head coverings must not be worn in the school building during the school day unless there is a special activity where they are deemed appropriate by the school principal. 

    6. Appropriate shoes, those that fit and allow for safe movement throughout the school, must be worn at all times at school and school sponsored activities. 

    7. In accordance with the recommendations of public health officials, the wearing of personal protective equipment (i.e., face coverings, masks, etc.) by students may be required as part of the student dress code. 


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Mandatory Asbestos Letter Notice

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Immunization Requirements

    • The APS Immunizations link is a method of sharing information to parents, students, staff, and communities about immunization requirements for school attendance in accordance with Official Code of Georgia O.C.G.A § 20-2-771. Stay abreast of immunization resources to ensure compliance for attending school and to help APS promote a healthy and safe environment for all APS students. Information is updated and aligned with the current recommendations of the Advisory of Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).

      Certificates of Immunization are required by Georgia Law 20-2-771. All kindergarten, sixth and seventh grade students, all students new to Georgia and students coming from any private school must have the Georgia Certificate of Immunization 3231 form signed by a licensed health-care provider or the county health department. Click here for FULTON COUNTY HEALTH CENTERS  or DEKALB COUNTY HEALTH CENTERS.

      For students entering from out-of-state schools, please contact your local Health Department or a Georgia licensed physician to have immunizations transferred to the Georgia Immunization Certificate (Form 3231). You will need to have your immunization record from your state in order to transfer immunizations to Form 3231. All requirements apply to students transferring from out-of-state schools to Georgia schools.

      *New entrants include anyone that is entering Georgia schools for the first time or is returning to a Georgia school after being gone for more than 12 months or one school year.

      To be enrolled in APS, ALL certificates of immunization must be marked “Complete for Attendance” OR have a future expiration date. Expired certificates will not be accepted for enrollment.

      KINDERGARTEN (Requirements for K-6)

      • Four (4+) DTaP (# of Doses depends upon age given)
      • Four (4+) IPV (# of Doses depends upon age given)
      • Three (3) Hepatitis B
      • Two (2) doses of Measles vaccine, Two (2) doses of Mumps vaccine, and One (1) dose of Rubella vaccine OR Two (2) doses of the combined MMR [OR Documented History of disease or Serology]
      • Two (2) Hepatitis A [Hepatitis A (Required if born on or after 01/01/2006]
      • Two (2) doses of Varicella vaccine [OR Documented History of disease or Serology]

      Rising 7th Grade Immunization Requirements

      Effective July 1, 2014, all 7th grade students who were born on or after January 1, 2002, and all new entrants to grades 8-12 who are entering into a Georgia school for the first time or entering after having been absent from a Georgia school for more than twelve months (one school year) will be required to have:

      • 1 Dose of Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis) Vaccine (and)
      • 1 Dose of Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine

      PLEASE NOTE: These changes only affect rising 7th graders (born on or after January 1, 2002), and students who are considered “new entrants” for grades 8-12.

      New 11th Grade Immunization Requirements

      Georgia's immunization requirements for students entering or transferring into the eleventh grade have been revised to align with the current recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).

      Effective July 1, 2021, all students who are new entrants or transfers into a Georgia school in the eleventh grade, will require proof of a booster dose of the meningococcal conjugate vaccine, unless their first dose was received on or after their sixteenth birthday. 

      Additional Requirements

      • Certificates must be signed by a physician licensed in GA or public health official. A stamp of a Physician’s signature is permissible when cosigned by an office staff member. 
      • Certificates must have a printed typed or stamped name and address of the physician, health department or Georgia Registry of Immunization Transactions and Services (GRITS) official issuing the certificate.
      • Certificates must have a complete date of issue with the month, day and year.

      Immunizations Resource Documents


      Valencia Beckley Hildreth, PhD, RN
      Comprehensive Health Services Manager

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