What's Happening In Our Schools?

A weekly update of things happening in our communities schools (North Clayton and South Fulton ONLY)

December 10, 2019

The information provided in this column is delivered directly from the school districts. Additional information must be requested from the issuing organization. We will do our best to provide the appropriate links to make it easy for you to get more information and/or take advantage of the resources. 



Counseling, Psychological, and Social Work Services (CPSW) Campaign, “It’s OK!” It’s Ok not to feel Ok. It’s Ok to have bad days. It’s Ok to ask how someone is feeling. It’s Ok to ask for help. 

This time of year can be tough for our kids. The holidays, grief, family challenges, end of the semester grades, college acceptances, final exams, etc. all bring extra stress and pressure. This year CPSW decided to add a “December boost” campaign. Schools have received stickers, cards, posters, T-shirts, lists of ideas, and lesson plans to roll out this campaign. We know that adults will benefit from this campaign as well. Spread the word throughout December using the hashtag #OKFCS! 


Tri-Cities High School’s Boys Basketball Team, coaches, and families participated in the “Rumble on the Ridge” in Arkansas during the Thanksgiving holidays. The first game played Thanksgiving Day resulted in an 84-73 win over Bartlett High School followed by a 90-89 win over North Little Rock High School. Congratulations to the Tri-Cities Basketball team! 

Tri-Cities High School’s Marching Band joined Langston Hughes High School’s Band and Liberty Point Elementary’s Dance Team at the 46th Bayou Classic. The classic is an annual football game that features the pageantry of Historically Black Colleges and Universities. 

The students enjoyed the Greek Step Show and the Battle of the Bands and marched in the parade! 


Flu Season Update - Georgia is experiencing the onset of an early flu season with confirmed cases already reported by local health providers. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the American Academy of Pediatrics have stressed the importance of children receiving flu vaccines and the dangers of the flu to children. According to the CDC, a flu vaccine offers the best defense against getting flu and spreading it to others. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) states that the flu can cause 10 days of fever and lead to serious complications even for healthy kids. Therefore, we are sharing this information to remind us to take precautions and to work together to help prevent the spread of flu. To ensure the safety and health of students, staff, and parents, we encourage you to take proactive measures that can help reduce the spread of the flu and other communicable illnesses. For more information, click here.    

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All schools and offices of Clayton County Public Schools (CCPS) will be closed on Monday, December 23, 2019, through Friday, January 3, 2020, in observance of the 2019-2020 Semester Break.  All schools and offices will resume regular operating hours on Monday, January 6, 2020. 

Students will not report on Monday, January 6, 2020, as it will serve as a staff development day. Students will return on Tuesday, January 7, 2020, the first instructional day of the second semester.
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Text4Help, a program for teens in crisis to anonymously find resources and support, will be expanded to Fulton County Schools middle schools. Launched in 2018 in collaboration with Fulton County Government, the program is an anonymous crisis text line aimed at providing a valuable resource for students seeking support or an outlet to share concerns. The program allows teens facing stress or in crisis to reach a licensed clinician who will respond within three minutes, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The program was initially launched in FCS high schools now, one year after its launch, the program will be expanded to students in middle schools. Fulton County Government and FCS were the first in the Southeast to launch the Text4Help program.  


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