Welcome back for the second semester of the 2022-23 school year. Please remember that our building does not open until 7 pm. Do not leave children unattended at the front door before 7 a.m. Students may eat breakfast from 7 a.m. until 7:40 a.m. Teachers pick up their students from the cafeteria and gym at 7:30 and school officially starts at 7:45 a.m. All students should be present and ready to work no later than 8 a.m. Students who come after 8 a.m. will be designated as tardy and will have to stand in the tardy line to receive a late pass. Excessive tardiness and absences will be reported to a school social worker for investigation. Students must be present in every class on time in order to be academically successful each year. Missing instructional time will decrease students' opportunities for success.
ALL 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students will have to take the Georgia Milestones Assessment in April. This is a high stakes test that determines your child's next steps in life. A good score could make your child/children eligible for other School Choice Programs in the district or the Gifted Program. A poor performance could result in your child being retained in third and fifth grades. Please make your child's education a priority. The school expectations have been attached again for your review. Please work with us to help your child receive the best education. Additionally, please make sure that you are always kind and respectful if you come onto the school property or into the building and interact with other parents and staff members. Profanity, threats, loud music with profanity, inappropriate attire, yelling, fighting, etc..., are strictly prohibited on school grounds and will not be tolerated. Parents who violate these policies and procedures will be reported to police, arrested, and/or banned from school events. Our children are watching us, so let's be a positive example for the children. We need to be kind to each other and work as partners to meet the needs of the children.
Finally, open enrollment has begun for School Choice Programs throughout the district. If you want your child to participate in any of the magnet/school choice programs in the district, you must apply before February 10th. There are many programs throughout the district. At Obama, we house a Spanish Dual Language Program that students may apply for if they are rising Kindergarten or rising 1st grade students. We also have a Magnet Technology Program for rising third, fourth and fifth grade students. Residential students, as well as students who live outside of the Obama attendance zone are eligible to apply if they meet the academic requirements for these programs. The window to apply closes on Friday, February 10, 2023. All applications must be submitted online through the School Choice website. No hard copies of applications can be provided by the school. Please go to the district's website to access detailed information and the application. The link to the School Choice web page is below for your review. Please cut and paste the link in your browser to access the application information.
Click the link below to retrieve another copy of the Parent Reminders for the 2022-23 school year.
Parent Reminders for 2022-23
We look forward to finishing the year strong and having another wonderful semester in the Eagles' Nest! Let's go EAGLES!!! Soar on to excellence
Angela Thomas-Bethea, Principal
Barack H. Obama Elementary Magnet School of Technology