• Welcome New SPARK Families! 

    We have several events scheduled over the next couple of weeks to give families an opportunity to tour SPARK and learn more about our school.  We hope to see you at one of our events so that we can answer any questions you may have and welcome you to the SPARK family! 

     

    Building Site Visits for Inman Park Families

    • Saturday, December 3, 2022 from 9am until 11am.    
      • Drop-In
    • Thursday, December 8, 2022 at 5:00pm.  
      • Tour

     

    Town Halls

    Dr. Toney and her administrative staff will hold town hall meetings to engage with the community periodically over the next few weeks and months.  As they are scheduled, we will place the dates below.  

    Zoom Link

    https://atlantapublicschools-us.zoom.us/j/4048028701?pwd=eDhFWFo4VkZJWTFsMTh2SHU3RmdHdz09

    Meeting ID: 404 802 8701

    Passcode: spark

    Legacy (Grandfathering) Enrollment for 2023-2024

    Are you interested in learning more about the legacy (grandfathering) process to remain at your current school? Learn more here.   

    The Midtown Cluster Rezoning Intent form can be found here: https://survey.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_38ZpAgsQqpBmhAW   The Rezoning Intent form will be open for submissions from Monday, November 28 at 8:00 AM EST to Friday, December 16 at 11:59 PM EST.  ​We are happy to answer any questions that come up in your decision-making process.  Please feel free to reach out.  Thank you!  

    Human Resources Staffing Process for 2023-2024

    On November 1st, the APS Human Resources department met with teachers and staff from Mary Lin, Morningside, and Springdale Park to discuss the hiring process for the new school.  The process will occur over three phases until the new elementary school is fully staffed.

    Phase 1 – Beginning on November 7th, teachers, and staff of impacted elementary schools (Mary Lin, Morningside, Springdale Park) will be able to express their interest in moving to the new elementary school.   I have committed to speaking with every teacher or staff member that expresses an interest in moving. Those conversations will happen between November 28 – January 31. We will make decisions on hiring that will consider new school needs, teacher certification, endorsements, and budget.  I will work closely with the principals of Mary Lin, Morningside, and the New Midtown Elementary to ensure that this process is as equitable as possible.

    Phase 2 – Early Transfer Period for all Midtown cluster schools will be in effect from February 1st – February 28th.  Any teacher or staff in the Midtown cluster will be able to apply for a transfer to the new elementary school. 

    Phase 3 – APS Internal Transfer Window and External Hiring opens on March 1.

    Updates from Dr. Toney:

    Hello Current and New SPARK Elementary Families,

    I hope you all are doing well and that you are looking forward to the exciting changes ahead!

     

    First, I cannot express to you all how excited I am about my role as principal of Springdale Park Elementary.  It is truly an honor to lead SPARK as this community is near and dear to my heart! 

     

    Throughout this school year you will see Mr. Harness here at SPARK. He will be at Morningside three days a week and at SPARK two days a week.  This will give me an opportunity to have a smooth transition.  If you see him at car pool or at school events, please be sure to say hello.  

     

    Below you will find several updates regarding new family transitions.  I ask that you read each section carefully and let me know if you have any questions by emailing me at jennifer.toney@atlanta.k12.ga.us.

     

    I am looking forward to working with each and every one of you soon! 

     

    Dr. Jennifer Toney

    #BeSPARK