• 3/13/20 UPDATE

    APS will close all schools and offices effective Monday, March 16. We anticipate that, at a minimum, District schools and offices will remain closed for at least two weeks and potentially extend beyond Spring Break (April 6 - 10).

    The Parkside Parent community is available to help answer questions and help you access supports.

    Please call or text this number if you need help: 470-485-7466 

     

    Internet Access

    If you need internet at home to take advantage of the digital tools, Comcast is providing 60 days of free internet for qualifying families. Visit www.internetessentials.com for more information.

     

    Meals and Food Resources 

    Beginning Monday, March 16, 2020, all APS students can daily receive free bagged meals at 5 school sites that will be open for food distribution Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

    • Douglass High School
    • Cleveland Ave Elementary School
    • Bunche Middle School
    • Sylvan Middle School
    • Phoenix Academy

    Beginning Monday, March 16, 2020, APS partner, GOODR, will provide ready to eat meals at the following local community sites from 10 a.m. - Noon

    • Hosea Williams Feed The Hungry (4779 Mindy St. Atlanta, GA. 30366 * 404-755-3353) Food Pantry - Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday (Bring ID and Social Security Card)
    • Loaves and Fishes @ St.John the Wonderworker Parish (543 Cherokee Ave., SE Atlanta, GA. 30312 * 678-373-9433) Serves food Monday - Friday. 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

    Beginning Monday, March 23, 2020, all APS families can report to one of the 5 open APS school sites Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. - 12  p.m. to receive a bag of shelf stable grocery items from the Atlanta Community Food Bank.

     

    Daily Academics

    During this school closure, APS and Parkside will be using Distance Learning through digital and/or paper-based platforms. 

    The purpose of Distance Learning is to provide students with instructional resources that will support learning at home.  The work assigned during these days is aligned to previously taught Georgia Standards of Excellence.  

    To ensure that all students are held accountable for completing the assigned tasks, a calendar of activities for each grade level has been developed to ensure that students are actively engaged in day-to-day learning.

    Here are some important items to abide by:

    1. All students are expected to participate in Distance Learning.  
    2. Students must show proof of participation on Distance Learning days by completing the daily assignments.  At the conclusion of the 15-days of activities, parents are expected to send one picture of the completed calendar to the homeroom teacher’s email, ClassDojo or Google Classroom.    
    3. Parents are asked to only submit a picture of the completed calendar signed for each day of activities and to not return any work to school upon our return.  This is a preventative measure to ensure the safety of our students and staff. According to the CDC, it may be possible for a person to get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it.
    4. Students will bring home the following:
        • Kindergarten -  15-day calendar of activities for Reading & Math - LINK
        • 1st & 2nd Grade - 15-day calendar of activities aligned to Table2Read & Math                                                                    (Students will be given permission forms today for tablets to go home.)
        • 3rd Grade  - 15-day calendar of activities for PowerMyLearning laptops (Math & Writing) - LINK
        • 4th-5th Grade - 15-day calendar of activities for Reading & Math (Science & SS)

    For grades 3-5, please also look at this website for resources related to the Georgia Milestones Tests: 

    https://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Assessment/Pages/Georgia-Milestones-Assessment-System.aspx

    It is Parkside’s desire to make the Distance Learning days a meaningful experience for our students.  Your help in facilitating the use of these days is greatly appreciated and necessary for this to be successful.  It is our hope that the Coronavirus will have a minimal impact on the health and educational schedule of our students, families, staff members and community.

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