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Order My Meals" by Atlanta Public Schools
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Gifted Testing Parent Referral Window is open SEP 1 through SEP 30 – To request a form to refer your child for gifted program eligibility testing this school year, please Click Here for a video orientation to gifted eligibility testing in addition to the location of the electronic parent referral form. Gifted eligibility testing will take place early in the spring semester this school year.
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Student Enrollment & Registration Updates
130 Trinity Avenue, S. W. Atlanta, GA 30303 Phone: 404-802-3500
Student Enrollment & Registration Updates
**Updates Regarding Health Forms Required in the Registration Process:
During the COVID-19 novel coronavirus pandemic, we understand that the required health forms (immunization certificate Form 3231, eye/ear/dental/nutrition certificate Form 3300) may be difficult to obtain from your healthcare professional. If you are unable to provide these forms at this time, they may be submitted within 90 days after the first day of attendance for the 2020-21 School Year.
Current APS Student Re-Registration
Census Demographic Reports and Forms were recently sent home with all students to allow parents to update addresses and contact information for SY2020-21. Due to the
District’s closure as a result of COVID-19, there are two alternative ways that parents can plan to complete registration for SY2020-21:
Parents can complete registration via their Infinite Campus Parent Portal account
Visit our Infinite Campus Parent Portal Help Page for instructions on how to:
- Complete Student Enrollment Verification Through Parent Portal (Current students only)
- Set-up Parent Portal Account
New Student Enrollment for SY2020-21
- Families new to the APS district can complete enrollment online throughout the district closure: https://www.atlantapublicschools.us/Page/34748.
- Pending enrollments will be finalized by the student’s assigned neighborhood school.
- Parents will receive an email and/or phone call regarding the status of their online enrollment application within 3 business
- For any questions, contact the Office of Student Assignment at email@example.com or (404) 802-2233.
Brown Middle School Technology Distribution
Brown Middle School Technology Distribution
APS Technology Survey
- Student’s guardian must complete technology survey before student can be issued a computer. If the guardian has not completed the technology survey, complete the following:
- Access the survey here: http://www.tinyaps.com/?techsurvey.
APS Lost or Stolen Device
- If a student’s computer is Lost or Stolen, complete the following:
- The parent must report the device stolen to local authorities and obtain a police report.
- Parent must provide a copy of the police report to the Information Technology dept. at ITHardwareAssetMgt@atlanta.k12.ga.us.
- Once the police report is received, the parent should contact the IT Service Desk at 404-802-1000 to submit a Nimbus ticket. Someone from the IT dept. will be in contact to schedule a day and time to pick up the replacement device.
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**Staff Keeping Partners Engaged During This Time
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.
- 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
- Meningitis Vaccine Parent Letter English
- Meningitis Vaccine Parent Letter Spanish
- 7th Grade Immunizations Letter APS (ENG)
- 7th Grade Immunizations Letter APS (SPA)
- 11th Grade Immunizations Letter APS (ENG)
- 11th Grade Immunizations Letter APS (SPA)
- 11th Grade Vaccination MCV4 2020 Requirement
- Tdap Meningitis Parents Fact Sheet
- PVW Parent Flyer English & Spanish
- Religious Exemption Form 2208 - ENGLISH
- Religious Exemption Form 2208 - SPANISH
- Meningococcal booster dose requirement update
Valencia Beckley Hildreth, PhD, RN
Comprehensive Health Services Manager
Day Programs and financial assistance
The Georgia Department of Education has provided support and financial resources that can potentially support you and your child(ren). Please find below resources for school-age care programs and obtaining financial resources.
Finding Full Day School-Age Care Programs
The following two resources can help families identify providers in their area who offer care for schoolaged children during the work day and can help with distance learning.
· Georgia’s 1-877-ALL-GA-KIDS hotline can help parents find providers in their area who offer care for school-age children. Referral specialists will share contact information and other details about providers to help families find the best fit.
· Families can also visit http://qualityrated.org/ to search for providers in their area. When using the search engine, families should select the “fulltime care for school age children” option.
The hotline and the website will generate a list of state licensed or licensed-exempt child care programs monitored by the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL).
Obtaining Financial Assistance
Beginning September 1, 2020, financial support will be available for eligible families of students whose schools are operating on a virtual learning-only model. With funding from the Governor, DECAL has created the Supporting Onsite Learning for Virtual Education (SOLVE) Program that provides scholarships to cover the cost of out-of-home care for students ages 5-12 who are engaged in virtual learning. These scholarships are available to families whose incomes do not exceed 85% of the State Median Income, who meet an activity requirement, and who select an eligible provider. Parents may apply for a SOLVE Scholarship by visiting www.gateway.ga.gov. Additional information on this program is available at http://www.decal.ga.gov/CAPS/Solve.aspx or by calling 1-833-4GA-CAPS.
Important information/links for parents below:
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The Pandemic EBT Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Form is now available online
Parents/Guardians: The Pandemic EBT Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Form is now available online.
You will need your child's Georgia Testing Identification Number (GTID) to complete the application process. This number can be found in Parent Portal by following the steps below:
- Login to Parent Portal
- Select More (on the left side of the screen - in the black box)
- Select GTID (in the middle of the screen - in the white box)
- The GTID number will populate and you can copy and paste into the application
- You can switch between students in your household in the upper right corner of the screen
*If your student does not have a GTID number, please contact the school to verify that all required information has been submitted.
For more information about P-EBT click here.
Order My Meals | APS
Starting August 24 – the first day of school – APS meals will only be distributed to APS students. All APS families must pre-order meals for each week through the MySchoolBucks online pre-order system. Those orders must be placed no later than one week before distribution. For example, for the five-day meal bag on Monday, September 7, your order must be placed no later than Monday, August 31. Once in the pre-order system, you can select whether you will pick up the meals at one of the 12 school distribution sites listed above or if your meals should be delivered via one of the middle school bus routes identified. Families paying for meals will need to submit payment through the MySchoolBucks online payment system. Schools will not be collecting money for school meals.
Students at 21 Federal Eligibility Application Schools must Apply for Free or Reduced Meals
Starting this school year, the district resumes the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program and will only provide food for qualifying students. There are 54 APS schools that will be participating in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), which provides all students in those schools with free breakfast and lunch. However, 21 APS schools will participate in the Federal Eligibility Application (FEA) program, which offers free and reduced meals to qualifying students.
All students at FEA schools must apply to qualify for free or reduced meals by completing the online FEA form. Free meals will continue for all students for the first 30 days of school. After the first 30 days of school, students at those 21 FEA schools will pay full price for meals until their FEA application is approved, and their eligibility status is sent to the school.
Atlanta Public Schools (APS) has partnered with Comcast to launch the Get Our Kids Connected campaign to support lowincome families. Eligible families will receive 12 months of free high-speed internet and/or a device that they can keep forever.
Do you know an APS student who needs internet service or a laptop?
Here's what we need to know:
- Student(s) name(s)
- Grade level
- Name of the head of household
- Address, Phone number, Parent email address
- Does the student need a device?
- Does the student need hi-speed internet?
- Is communication required in Spanish?
Submit the above information to https://tinyurl.com/GOKCform Eligible families will be contacted directly. PLEASE NOTE: There is a 1 laptop per household limit.
For more information, contact 404 802 KIDS (5437) or firstname.lastname@example.org Learn more at www.atlantapublicschools.us/getourkidsconnected