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The Fulton County Transportation Site has the bus information listing including pickup and drop off times.
Morning carpool begins at 7:15am. Morning carpool is the lane closest to the building. Students are allowed to exit only from the right side of the car to ensure the carpool line keeps moving. Afternoon carpool begins at 2:20pm. Afternoon carpool are the two lanes closest to the building. When using the carpool process, pull up to the very first staff member to allow as many cars in the drop off / pick up area as possible. Carpool drivers should be mindful of the staff, crossing guards, crosswalks, and bus traffic. Do not park in any of the carpool lanes or bus lanes to drop off your child. If you need to come in with your child, park in an empty parking space in the lot. Cars are never allowed in the bus lanes.
All students must be in their classroom at 7:40am. If your child is late, you must come into the building with your child to sign him/her in to school.
The best way to avoid your child being marked late is to have him/her ride the bus. Bus riders are never marked tardy. If using carpool, drop off your student before 7:30am to ensure he/she has plenty of time. Carpool can get very busy between 7:25am - 7:40am.
During Open House, you will let your teacher know how your child gets home. If a change is needed, you must send in a signed note to your child's teacher with the alternate method of transportation for that day. No students can be checked out after 2pm. No visitors are allowed in the building during dismissal preparations.
Yes. You are encouraged to volunteer, participate, and even visit your child for lunch on occasion throughout the school year, with the exception of the first two weeks of school. During the first two weeks, it is important for your child to get accustomed to the school procedures and acquainted with the routine of school. You may escort your child to class the first day of school.
Absolutely. There are several activities that you can do from home or off hours. Some examples include room parent emails, set up volunteer sign ups, arts and crafts support for teachers, and book publishing to name a few.
You will need to follow the security procedures to access the building. Bring your photo ID with you and make sure your volunteer training and form is completed. You will need to show your ID at the front desk and then sign in at the front computer to get a VOLUNTEER name badge. Then you may proceed to your child's classroom.
Strict security is in place for Fulton County Schools.
- The Front Doors are open from 7 am at 8 am but remain locked the rest of the times. All other external doors are locked all of the time
- All visitors, guests, volunteers, should enter the school only through the Front Doors.
- When the Front Doors are locked, visitors to push the red “call button” located to the right of the Front Door for admittance.
- All visitors (parents, grandparents, other guests, and volunteers) must check in at the Front Desk.
- Visitors may be required to show a picture ID.
- Sign in on the Visitor’s Log at the Front Desk and/or log into Front Office computer and obtain a badge.
- The badge must be worn when in the building.
- All visitors must sign out before exiting the building.
Fulton County Schools has a student id for each child. You can get this information at Open House or from the school office. Once you have this id you can setup an account for your child through the My Payments Plus website. You can provide funds to your child's account for meals only or for general items which would include meals and treats. School menus are available here. For more information on the lunch program for your child, stop by their table at Open House.
The class list is made available at Open House. Be sure to attend Open House to get to know your child's teacher and what's planned for the new school year.
Pre-K students will follow the same schedule as the rest of the school, 7:20am - 2:20pm. Pre-K students are welcome to ride the bus. Parents may walk Pre-K students into class during the first 2 weeks of school and there will be staff available to assist in getting your child to the classroom. Pre-K students do take naps and can bring a blanket and something to snuggle with. They do not have specials, but they do have art, music, PE with extended recess, and computer opportunities within their classroom. As a Georgia funded lottery program, Pre-K students do not need a school supply list, however, the teacher may request a few items from time to time.
Spirit Nights are Hembree Springs PTA sponsored events for families to gather and socialize. These are really fun events for the students who get excited to see their teachers and classmates around town! Spirit Nights are held at local area businesses (ex. restaurants, entertainment venues) during afternoon/evening hours one or two times a month. There is a classroom participation contest for each event to encourage participation. The Hembree Springs PTA receives a percentage of sales at the designated business that night to help support our school.
Hembree Springs is one of only two elementary schools in the nation with an on-site Observatory! Star Nights are held once or twice a month during night time hours to give students and their families an opportunity to explore the galaxy and see the stars! Mr. Tavel, our resident astronomer, will share his great love and knowledge of the stars with both students and families of Hembree Springs! More details can be found on Hembree Springs Astronomy webpage!
GMAS is the Georgia Milestones Assessment System testing encompassing a writing assessment at the 5th grade level.
State education chiefs and governors in 48 states came together to develop the Common Core, a set of clear college- and career-ready standards for kindergarten through 12th grade in English language arts/literacy and mathematics. Visit www.corestandards.org to learn more about Common Core in general, and Common Core Georgia Performance Standards to learn more about Georgia's program adoption.