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545 Hill Street SE
Atlanta, GA 30312

Phone: (404) 802-5400
Fax: (404) 802-5499 

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A Word from Our Principal

Dear Parent/Guardians:

 

Welcome back to M.L. King, Jr. Middle School. We are anticipating another exciting year of learning.  To our new family members, we say “Welcome!”  M. L. King, Jr. Middle School strives to provide a peaceful, stable and productive learning environment that meets the academic, social and developmental needs of all students.  At M.L. King Jr., we set high expectations and celebrate the achievements of every student. 

 

Middle school is a vital bridge between elementary school and high school—it is also a period when students, often for the first time in their lives, begin actively seeking a sense of purpose and place.  It is our job to provide them with these opportunities while also keeping them engaged, challenged and supported.  Our students are gifts with limitless potential. Through the efforts of our entire school community, we can help them to develop their own unique skills and talents and prepare them for continued success, far beyond their early adolescent years.

 

A primary vehicle through which we accomplish this growth and development is our interdisciplinary teams. There are several pillars to effective teaming—among them are:  1) students sharing a common set of interdisciplinary teachers for all core classes; 2) teachers working in close physical proximity to one another, enabling greater collaboration; 3) teachers and counselors having regularly scheduled team meetings during a common planning time. This daily face-to-face interaction facilitates early intervention; and perhaps, most importantly, 4) teachers sharing a philosophy about how a developmentally responsive middle-level curriculum is delivered.  Our goal is social, emotional, and academic growth for all students.

 

As we prepare for the first day of school, here are some important reminders.
  • Community Tours: August 1, 2016 1:00 – 3:00
  • Open House: August 1, 2016 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
  •   First Day: Wednesday, August 3rd.  Students will receive their schedules during homeroom.
  • School hours:  9:05 am and dismissal is at 4:05 pm.
  • Students are permitted to enter the building at 8:35 am
  • Attendance:  Parents please notify the school office with written documentation when students are absent. Ensure that students receive and complete any missed work.
  • Lunch: Lunch will be served on the first day of school. Healthy snacking is an important part of a healthy diet. When packing a breakfast, snack or lunch for your child, please do not send soft drinks, fruit drinks with processed sugar, candy, cookies, ice cream, cupcakes, cake, hot fries, hot Cheetos, sunflower seeds, gum and/or sugary snacks to school. 
  • Homeroom Assignments: Students will receive homeroom assignments at Open House on August 1, 2016 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. 
  • Uniforms:  Students are required to wear uniforms Monday through Thursday.  Uniform colors are burgundy, black and gold tops and khaki or black pants. Boys are required to wear belts. 

 

We hope the above information is helpful to you as you prepare for the first day of school. If you have any questions about any of this information, please contact the school at 404-802-5400.

We look forward to a great school year!

 

Sincerely, 

 

Paul W. Brown, Principal

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  • Parents’ Right To Know

    Dear APS Parents and Guardians:

    All schools are required by federal law under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965(ESEA), to let you know about your child’s teachers’ qualifications.  We want you to know that it is your right to request the following information about your child’s teachers’ training and credentials:

    • Whether the teacher met the state requirements from the Georgia Professional Standards Commission for certification for the grade level and subject area which they teach;
    • Whether the teacher is teaching under an emergency or other temporary status through which Georgia qualification or certification criteria have been waived;
    • What undergraduate or graduate degree(s) the teacher holds; including graduate certificates and additional degrees, and major(s) or area(s) of concentration; and whether your child is provided services by paraprofessionals, and if so, their qualifications.

    Please know that the staff at your child’s school is committed to helping your child reach his or her highest academic potential throughout their school career.  That commitment includes making sure that all of our teachers and paraprofessionals are highly skilled and are providing quality instruction to your child.

    If you wish to request information concerning your child’s teachers’ qualifications, please contact your child’s principal, by phone or email, using the information provided on your school’s website.


     

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  • Infinite Campus Parent and Student Portal

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    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
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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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