Transportation Changes Policy

It is our goal to ensure that all Nickajack students are transported safely to their afternoon destination. To achieve this goal, any change to your child’s afternoon transportation must be submitted in writing to our front office staff.  We will not accept any verbal requests on the phone or any requests sent via email.

We ask parents to make all transportation changes clear to the student before they leave home in the morning.  Parents should send a note with the change information (see below) with the student.

However, there are times when a change is necessary after the instructional day has begun.  In these instances the request must be in writing and faxed to the school no later than 1:30 p.m. on the day of the change.

Required Information:    Transportation Change Form

  • Student’s name

  • Teacher’s name

  • Date(s) the change will be effective

  • Identify the new mode of transportation

  • Parent’s name (printed)

  • Parent’s signature

  • Parent contact information – i.e. cell phone number, email, etc.

  • Please call to verify that your fax was received. 
  • Do not send transportation changes to the teachers via email.

Phone:  (678) 842-5814

Fax:      (678) 842-5832

 

This week in class:

Reading: Story Elements and Beginning, Middle, and End

Writing: Narrative Writing

Phonics: Short I and Long I (i_e)

Math: Place Value and different ways to show a number

Ex: Standard form, expanded form, word form, base ten

Content: Regions and Rivers of Georgia

Including the compass rose, map key, reading maps

GA projects are due Friday, October 6th.  This and your reading log are your only homework assignments.  Pace yourself and use your time wisely (don’t wait until the last minute!)  Be creative and have fun with it! Please make sure you are continuing to read daily and record it on your reading log.  Regular homework packets will resume Monday, October 9th.

As always do not hesitate to reach out to us with any questions .  The daily folder and email are excellent ways to contact us.

Please also help us out by seeing and signing the daily folder every day.  That way we know you’ve seen any notes or work we’ve sent home.  THANK YOU, THANK YOU WONDERFUL PARENTS. We are learning tons and enjoying our time with these precious children!

Eclipse Parent Information Letter

 

ECLIPSE – 8/21 – DELAYED DISMISSAL

Monday, August 14, 2017

Dear Nickajack Parents and Families,

Due to the solar eclipse on August 21, 2017, the Cobb County School District will delay dismissal by 45 minutes.

The peak time to experience the solar eclipse falls during our regularly scheduled elementary school dismissal time. Since student safety is always our first priority, we will start the day on time and delay dismissal to ensure that neither students nor employees are on the roadways during the time of the eclipse.

To ensure the safety of all students, the Nickajack administration has decided to not view the solar eclipse outdoors.

GREAT NEWS! A one hour live broadcast via IPTV will be available from Kennesaw Mountain High School showcasing the observatory/eclipse from 1:45 – 2:45 PM. We may also choose to watch NASA’s live broadcast.

We are also allowing check-outs leading up to 2:00 for parents who want to watch the event with their child in person. NO CHECKOUTS WILL BE ALLOWED FROM 2:00 UNTIL DELAYED DISMISSAL.

We realize many of you may be planning to observe the eclipse as a family. If your student is checking out early on Monday, August, 21st, please submit all check out notes by Friday, August, 18th, so they may be verified ahead of time. Delays may be experienced if students do not submit a note prior to the day of the event.

NASA has curated a strong collection of informational resources on the eclipse. We recommend accessing this site for eclipse questions you may have regarding safety, timing, resources and more. https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/ For more information regarding the solar eclipse, visit the National Weather Service at http://www.weather.gov/sgf/SolarEclipse

Please visit the Cobb County School District Website: http://www.cobbk12.org/eclipse/ for further information and helpful links.

EXPECTED DISMISSAL TIMES: 3:00 – Begin Carpool. Between 3:10 and 3:15 – Anticipated time for buses to leave campus. ASP will run from 3:15 until 6:00 pm. ASP pickup begins at 3:45 at the ASP desk.

Stay tuned for additional information regarding the possibility of an excused absence for this day due to weather conditions.

Thank you for your cooperation and assistance as we facilitate this educational event.

Sincerely,

Adam Hill Nickajack’s Princi ‘Pal’

Solar Eclipse Parent Information

Cobb Schools Extend School Day by 45 minutes on August 21, 2017 due to Solar Eclipse

The District has made a determination that any student that is absent on Monday, August 21 will be excused with a note from the parent/guardian.

In order for the student to be counted as present for that day, they must be in school until 11:15 a.m.

 

Due to the solar eclipse on August 21, 2017, the Cobb County School District will delay dismissal of elementary, middle and high school students by 45 minutes.

The peak time to experience the solar eclipse falls during our regularly scheduled elementary school dismissal time.  Since student safety is always our first priority we will start the day on time and delay dismissal to ensure that neither students nor employees are on the roadways during the time of the eclipse.   Subsequently, high schools and middle schools will delay dismissal as well.

Schools will be provided with further guidance and instructional resources as appropriate.  Parents are welcome to pick-up their child at the typical dismissal time if needed.

For more information regarding the solar eclipse visit the National Weather Service at http://www.weather.gov/sgf/SolarEclipse.

Please visit the Cobb County School District Website: www.cobbk12.org for further information and helpful links.

Fernbank Museum of Natural History

It’s trip time again! The 4th grade will visit the Fernbank Museum of Natural History on Friday May 5, 2017. The cost of the trip is $18.00 per student. We will depart the school at 9:15 A.M. and return at approximately 2:00 P.M. Students can pick up a sack lunch from the cafeteria or may bring their own lunch. Please do not pack any glass containers in student lunches. The permission slip for the trip will be coming home tomorrow in your child’s Thursday folder. Please be certain to complete both sides of the permission slip. You will also find a white payment envelope attached to the slip. Nickajack is currently only accepting cash and money order payments so please plan accordingly.

We are looking forward to a fantastic trip!

Learn more about the Fernbank Museum of Natural History.