HJRWEA MORNING ANNOUNCEMENTS (OCT 18TH - OCT 22ND)
The Parent Referral window for Gifted Eligibility Testing is now open through October 29. If your child was not assessed for first look gifted eligibility last school year, you may refer your child for consideration of gifted eligibility assessments to be held this school year from February to April, 2022. Students referred by a parent must also meet the additional criterion of a score at the 80th percentile or higher on the district-administered MAP Growth test in either Reading of Math to receive the gifted eligibility assessments. Please click the link below and submit one form for each child.
If you have any questions please contact Ms. V. Robinson at 404-802-6800 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Quarantine Guidelines and FAQs
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Herman J. Russell Westend Academy 2021-2022 Registration Information
All new and current student registrations are completed online.
Visit https://www.atlantapublicschools.us/Page/63456 click the link for New Student and Enrollment Tab if you are new to Atlanta Public Schools.
All existing students and rising 6th grade Visit https://www.atlantapublicschools.us/Page/63456 click the link for Transitioning Student Registration and Enrollment to update your information.
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:
6th- 8th Grades: email@example.com
Parent Letter - Rising 6th/9th Graders
Parent Letter - Returning Students
Proof of Residency Requirements
School Choice Parent Notice Letter
School Choice Parent Flyer
Census Demographic Update Form
Affidavit of Residency/Lease Verification
HERMAN J. RUSSELL WESTEND ACADEMY | AIM HIGH AND BEYOND
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
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Order My Meals" by Atlanta Public Schools
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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
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