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Day One

Welcome to Frederick Douglass High School

 

We are "the essence of a student -centered school". 

 
Our mission is to collaboratively prepare students for their post-secondary options. We do so by engaging and empowering students, parents, teachers and the greater school community.
 Save the Date: Douglass High School Principal Meet and Greet with Dr. Tony Burks.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at Douglass High School.
5:30pm-7:30pm (brief welcome and introductions at 6pm and 7pm)
 
 

STUDENT TRANSCRIPT REVIEW...
We will provide opportunities for you to review and understand your child’s transcript in 
our subsequent Parent CHATS. This opportunity will give you a clear assessment of 
your child’s status for graduation and academic progress.
 
SCHOOL UNIFORM ADOPTION...
We are going full uniform for the 2013-14 school year. We are inviting parents and 
students to provide their input on the selection of uniform choices. Parents may visit our 
front atrium and view the currently proposed designs for student uniforms. Order 
information and pricing will be prepared at the conclusion of the official adoption of 
uniforms. WE WILL BE IN UNFORM BEGINNING AUGUST 2013...
 
PARENT ACADEMY HAS ARRIVED...(Reminder)
Parent participation in our Parent Academy has been very low. We are encouraging our 
parents to participate in these opportunities to develop and expand your personal 
portfolios. Your engagement makes our efforts worth while.
 
EXTENDED LEARNING...(Reminder)
As you review your child’s progress reports and confer with his/her teachers, please be 
reminded of the hosts of opportunities that we have available for providing enrichment 
and extra-help for our students. The services are without success if your and your child 
does not participate in the opportunity. Help us help your child(ren) experience success!
 
ASTRO WEEKLY
April 22, 2013
www.frederickdouglasshigh.orgParent Engagement Opportunities
 
PTA Meetings
April 29, 2013 @ 6:00PM

LSAC Meetings
April 23, 2013 @6:00PM

Parent CHAT 
Thursday, April 25, 2013 @ 9:00AM
 
JROTC Student Awards Program
Monday, April 22, 2013 @ 9:00AM

Vision of the School Presentation
May 7th
6:00PM
Hospitality Suite

Parent Liaison Meet and Greet
Wednesday Mornings 9:00AM-10:00AM
Visions of the Future
May 23rd @ 7:00PM
Graduation
May 25th @ 9:00AM
PROPOSED SCHOOL UNIFORMS FOR 
2013-14 ARE ON DISPLAY IN OUR 
SCHOOL’S ATRIUM

Upcoming Events

District Announcements

  • 2015 Georgia Climate Survey

     

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  • APS Communicable Disease Update

     

    October 17, 2014

    Dear Parents, Guardians and Students:

    As you have seen on local, national and international news this week, health authorities around the world are working to control an outbreak of Ebola virus disease in several countries in West Africa. 

    While there is no outbreak reported in Georgia, Atlanta Public Schools (APS) understands that many parents may have questions about the precautions being taken by the district as it relates to this virus. The APS Health Services Office is collaborating with the local counties boards of Health, Georgia Department of Public Health, the Georgia Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Education to ensure that we are taking the appropriate actions regarding this issue.  They all work in conjunction with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

    APS has an established protocol for identifying and reporting communicable diseases in our schools.  We will continue to follow this protocol, as well as the Georgia Department of Public Health’s Ebola Guidance for Schools.

    The Department of Public Health has advised all school districts in Georgia to be aware of students and their families who have traveled to Ebola-affected areas within the previous 21 days.

    We encourage all of our parents, staff, teachers and families to continue good general health prevention and hygiene practices and to monitor the well-being of themselves and their children.  If you, your child or any member of your family experiences any of the known signs and symptoms of Ebola or any communicable disease, immediately contact your personal physician or closest health facility.  Parents with a concern about exposure or any questions should also contact our nursing services managers for Atlanta Public Schools.

    Jamil Woolridge, RN, (jwoolridge@atlanta.k12.ga.us), (404) 802-2678
    Harriet Chaney, RN, (hjchaney@atlanta.k12.ga.us), (404) 802-2674

    We continue to monitor this issue daily and are prepared to adjust our procedures should public health officials provide new information. 

    Sincerely,

    Tammie Workman
    Assistant Superintendent of Student Services
    Atlanta Public Schools

     

     

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     Cluster
     
    Building Stronger Clusters: One Idea at a Time
     
    Atlanta Public Schools is beginning the planning process to define the future direction for each school cluster within the district.  Our goal is to build stronger schools and clusters to ensure high quality academics and focused programming across the district.

    The planning process will include targeted and prioritized action steps needed to implement each cluster plan.  The cluster plan will guide the academic direction for students within each cluster.  The cluster plans will inform the FY16 Budget and, to the extent possible, the School System Operating Models and Flexibility Options.

    We are asking community members, parents and APS employees to take the survey below and share your opinion about the approaches that should be included in the cluster plan for our school communities.  The survey closes Friday, October 17. 2014.

    Survey Link
     
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  • Infinite Campus Parent and Student Portal

    CPP Login Page:  https://ic.apsk12.org/portal

    Parents of students in grades K–12 have access to class schedules, attendance records and grades by Campus Portal for Parents (CPP) which is an easy-to-use, secure communications tool. Additionally, CPP enables parents to verify household information, including their email address, home address and telephone numbers.
    Contact your child’s school to get your CPP activation key. Parents are required to  request the CPP activation key in person. To ensure that all student information remains secure, parents must provide a valid photo ID (driver’s license, state ID card, or passport) before receiving the CPP activation key.  Once parents receive the activation key, they can visit https://ic.apsk12.org/portal to create a unique username and password.

    Click the links below for more information on:


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  • The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords parents and students who are 18 years of age or older ("eligible students") certain rights with respect to the student's education records.  These rights include the right to provide written consent before the school discloses personally identifiable information (PII) from the student's education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without con­sent.

    One exception which permits disclosure without consent is disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests.  A school official is a person employed by the school as an ad­ministrator, supervisor, instructor, or support staff member (including health or medical staff and law enforcement unit personnel) or a person serving on the school board.  A school official also may include a volunteer or contractor outside of the school who performs an institutional service of function for which the school would otherwise use its own employees and who is under the direct control of the school with respect to the use and maintenance of PII from education records, such as an attorney, audi­tor, medical consultant, or therapist; a parent or student volunteering to serve on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee; or a parent, student, or other volunteer assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks.  A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an educa­tion record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility.

    Also, upon request, the school discloses education records without consent to officials of another school district in which a student seeks or intends to enroll, or is already enrolled if the disclosure is for purposes of the student’s enrollment or transfer. 

    For more information about Student Records and disclosures, including directory information, please refer to the Student Handbook, and Board Policy JR and Administrative Regulation JR-1(R). 


     
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  • Report Address Fraud and Ethics Violations

    Report address fraud: 404-802-3540 or by email outofzone@atlanta.k12.ga.us   

    Report ethics violations: 1-877-801-7754


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  • Move On When Ready

    Dual enrollment opportunity for students to attend a postsecondary institution full-time during their junior and/or senior year of high school.

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  • 21st Century Atlanta Scholars

    Congratulations! 21st Century Atlanta Scholars: Kaitlin Camp, Paris Jerome & Rifat Mursalin

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  • ALL-CITY ALL STAR GAME

    We have four students participating in the All-City All-Star game on January 7, 2012: Corey Hicks, Reginald Stevens, Rashaun Darden & Chris Lipsey.

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  • AP Scholar

    Congratulations to Rifat Mursalin our AP Scholar he earned the College Board’s AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the 2011 AP Exams.

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  • Georgia All-Star player

    We have one student participating in the Georgia All-Star: Congratulate our own, Corey Hicks

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  • Gold Medal Yearbook Committee

    The Polaris Yearbook Staff has earned a Gold Medal from the prestigious Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) for the second year in a row for its 2011 “REVIVE” publication! In addition, the staff earned “All- Columbian Honors” for the reference section of the publication

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  • HTM $30K MDRC Grant recipient

    Hospitality, Tourism & Marketing SLC received a second MDRC $30,000 Grant from the U.S. Department of Education to sustained the (CAPS)Careers Academy Projects with a focus on Career Explorations, College Readiness, and Internships.

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  • JROTC & CHAMPS partnership

    The JROTC Department established a partnership with the More Than Conquerors, Inc. and Morris Brown College to implement the Collegiate Health Awareness Messages Protecting Students (CHAMPS) program. The program is designed to respond and support the need for strategic youth development, teen pregnancy prevention and service learning. The CHAMPS meet with the cadets one class period a week.

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  • KENO & FDHS

    The winner of the KENO competition was Frederick Douglass High School’s Business SLC team lead by Sedrica Stovall.

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