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Scholar's Academy-Summer School 2022

Scholars Academy 

Dates: June 13-July 15, 2022

Time: 8:30-3:00 PM
Buses: Yes!
Lunch provided: YES!
Cost:  FREE!
Questions?  Call (678) 676-0129

Scholars Academy is designed to accelerate learning for current 3rd through 8th-grade students through ELA/reading, mathematics, and enrichment.

Pre-K and Kindergarten Roundup




Come visit your national and state-certified STEM school, Sagamore Hills Elementary!
 
Please join us for the Sagamore Hills Kindergarten Round-up
Friday, May 13th, 2022 
9:00-10:00
Location: Sagamore Hills Elementary Media Center
 
At the Sagamore Hills Kindergarten Round-up, you will get a tour of the school led by current parents, an informational presentation by the administration, and a look into our kindergarten classrooms!  Children welcome!

Summer Learning Opportunities

Registration is now open for the 2022 MOSAIC Summer Learning Program. The program supports the instructional core of the school district—our students, our teachers, and the content taught and learned —through remediation, acceleration, enrichment, and social-emotional learning. Our goal is to engage all learners, including English learners, students with disabilities, and gifted students.
 
Through face-to-face, blended and virtual learning, students will benefit from teacher-led instruction and student-directed lessons that are intentional. Students will engage in authentic, engaging, and meaningful experiences. 
 
Please click here to register. 

Calling All Rising 6th Graders

For all HMS Rising 6th Grade Families

Here is a video tour made by current Henderson Middle School students to help get rising sixth-graders ready for middle school! Please share this information with friends and family you may know coming to HMS in the fall. Cougar Camp, in which incoming sixth graders get to come to experience a day in the life of a sixth-grader, will take place this June. The exact date is TBD. 

The date for the Open House is August 3rd. This is when parents and students come inside the school, meet your new teachers, sign up for volunteering opportunities, see club and sports info, buy new spirit wear, and so much more. So hold that day on your calendars! Henderson Middle School Tour:

https://www.wevideo.com/view/2532960670?fbclid=IwAR2l1JRmBgIqTskKPAXt9TS84iblxuQPvoGAEYMABgI0fQDgnItpxbt3Nps

Registration for the 2022-2023 School Year is OPEN!

All students MUST register.

If you are a Returning Sagamore Student:

  1. Log into your Parent Portal in Infinite Campus HERE 
  2. Complete the annual verification.  
  3. Upload your current proof of residence to the portal directly.  

Parent/Guardian must have an Infinite Campus Parent Portal account to verify/update their student(s) information. If you need your activation key visit the Portal Activation Key Site.  If that does not work, contact [email protected].

Parents/Guardians who do not already have a portal account should visit https://www.dekalbschoolsga.org/infinite-campus/ for instructions. 
 
Parents/Guardians, who have forgotten their portal username and/or password should click on the Forgot username? or Forgot password? link as appropriate on the portal login page 

  • Need more help?  Click HERE.  

If you are a Transfer Student from another Dekalb County School:

  1. Please inform your last school that you are leaving.
  2. Complete the annual verification.
  3. Upload your new proof of residence.
Need to check if Sagamore is your new school?  Click on the school locator button HERE. Registrar info:  [email protected]
 
If you are a New Student to Dekalb County School District:
All students must register using Dekalb County's Online Registration.  

  1. Go to Dekalb County's Online Registration Site
  2. Gather your documents. You can scan them. Need to use your phone as a scanner?  Here's how - Scanning Documents Using Cell Phones. Please upload all requested docs.  You will have time to get all of the requested documents over the summer.
  3. Once the application is started, please note the application number.  Applications can be saved and continued. If you get a DENIED or HOLD message, email the registrar [email protected] immediately for assistance.  Please include the application number.


If you have questions about the documents, you can go
 here This is what the system will ask you for:
  • Birth certificate
  • Parent/Guardian ID
  • GA Immunization form 3231
  • GA Hearing, Vision, Dental and Nutrition Form 3300.  Please scan all papers as one document if possible and upload it.
  • Social security card or mark the waiver on the online application.
  • Proof of residence in the form of a utility bill, lease or mortgage, or deed.  Proof of residence must be dated after March 24.   If you are living with another person and need an affidavit, see the online instructions.  Page 5 of the affidavit is waived during Covid-19. For all hardship transfers, the information comes from the Office of School Assignment and is needed before the 22-23 school year.
  • Report card if transferring from another county.
  • Any relevant court documents that pertain to custody, name changes, etc. 

 All applicants MUST live in the Sagamore School Zone or have district approval.  This will be strictly enforced.  

  • For all international students & Non-English Speaking Students, please call 678-676-6602 to schedule a check-in time with Dekalb International Welcome Center. 

If you run into difficulties, please feel free to email the school registrar at [email protected]

Pre-K Lottery Information

The lottery window opened on February 8, 2022, and closed on March 8, 2022.  The lottery will take place the week of March 21.  There will be no late applications accepted, but you may come to the school and be put on the waitlist.  

Steps in the Pre-K Lottery Process

  1. Apply online for a Pre-K seat at www.dcsdprek.org.  Need Video instructions?  Click HERE!
  2. Upload required documents.
  3. Check your email and or Parent electronic dashboard for notification.
  4. Accept or Decline your seat.
  5. If accepted, upload required documents to your assigned school during the Enrollment Window – April 11-April 29, 2022.
  6. If you were placed on a Waitlist, monitor your email closely for seat assignment possibility and further directions.
  7. Children will not be formally enrolled in the Pre-kindergarten program until parents/and or guardians have completed the registration process. Children who do not attend the first day of school before 10 AM will forfeit their space in the Pre-K class.

Program Requirements

  1. Child must turn four years old by September 1, 2022
  2. Child must live within the Sagamore Hills School attendance zone
  3. If you are the parent of twins, triplets, etc., you are required to submit one application per child. If your child is pulled as number 22 on the list, you will have the option to accept the one seat for one twin and place the other on the Waiting List. The second option is to wait until both twins are offered a seat.
During the lottery window, all information will be verified. If false information is submitted or if you fail to have adequate documents to support your application, then your Pre- K seat will be forfeited. Please review the Required Documents list on this page.
  1. Proof of birth
    • Original certified birth certificate, Hospital Record of Live Birth, Green Card, Pink Card or Federal I-94 Card; or child’s passport 
  2. Proof of legal guardianship(If applicable)
    • Only required if your name is not on the child’s birth certificate
  3. Parent/Guardian proof of identification
    • Valid state or government-issued photo ID, such as a Georgia Driver’s license, or a valid U.S. passport ID
  4. Proof of Parent/Guardian Georgia Residency*
    • Mortgage or lease/rental agreement in your name, OR an electric, gas, or water bill in your name, cable and phone bills are not acceptable.

      *If you are living with someone and you do not have a lease, mortgage or utility bill in your name, you must submit the following: A signed and notarized Affidavit of Residency AND a lease/mortgage statement or utility bill in the name of the person that you are living with AND a form of mail in the name of the child’s guardian showing a matching address to the affidavit.
      If you receive electronic notification that your child’s name was selected, then you must accept the seat online and upload the following documents (#5-#8) during the Enrollment Window April 11-April 29, 2022
  5. Child’s original Social Security Card OR “Waiver”
    • If a waiver is needed, it will be provided to you during the enrollment window
  6. Child’s Peachcare card, Medicaid card, health insurance card, EBT card (food stamps) and/or TANF (If applicable)
  7. Immunization Certificate (3231)
  8. Vision, Hearing, Nutrition, and Dental Screening Certificate (3300)

**NOTE: IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THE PK-3 LOTTERY, PLEASE CLICK THE FOLLOWING LINK FOR PRE-K 3 INFORMATION AND THE ONLINE REGISTRATION PROCESS WWW.DEKALBSCHOOLSGA.ORG/EARLY-LEARNING-INITIATIVE/ 

  If you have any questions, please call the school or email  [email protected].

Milestone Testing Information

The Department of Education (ED) has stated that all accountability and school identification requirements under ESSA are in effect for the 2021-2022 school year. Therefore, ED is not expected to grant any testing waivers this school year. All students, including those receiving virtual instruction, are expected to participate in Georgia Milestones/GAA/ACCESS in-person this school year. ED has indicated they will not waive the 95% participation requirement. 

So, what does this mean for your child concerning the Spring 2022 End of Course (EOC) and/or End of Grade (EOG) Assessment? End of Grade - 
  • The Georgia Promotion, Placement, and Retention Law and SBOE Rule 160-4-2-.11 mandates the following: 
    • All third-grade students must achieve grade-level scores on the state-adopted assessment (End of Grade-EOG) in Reading to be promoted.  
    • All fifth-grade students must have achieved grade level scores in Reading and Mathematics on the state-adopted assessment (EOG) to be promoted.
  • Students who score Below Grade Level in reading and/or in Beginning Learner achievement level in mathematics are retained under these provisions and must participate in the EOG retest administration.

 If you have questions regarding any aspect of testing, please contact Dr. Mark Montello at [email protected] or call 678 874-7502. 

Georgia Milestones:  End of Grade (EOG) SPRING 

Day of Testing 

EOG Content 

Monday/April 18 

ELA Section 1 

Tuesday/April 19 

ELA Section 2 

Wednesday/April 20 

ELA Section 3 

Thursday/April 21 

Mathematics Section 1 

Friday/April 22 

Mathematics Section 2 

Monday/April 25 (Science 5 & 8) 

Science Section 1 and Section 2 

Wednesday/April 27 

MAKE-UP DAY 

Thursday/April 28 

MAKE-UP DAY 

Friday/April 29 

MATERIAL CHECK-IN DAY 




Picture Day - How to purchase photos


Pictures are Ready!! Order Today!

Our wonderful photographer, Ken Rada took our student's pictures.  
All picture orders take place online.  Please visit www.kenradaphotography.com

The password to enter the site was emailed to parents on 10/28.  This keeps the site secure to anyone who is not a parent/guardian.  Feel free to contact the school office if you need assistance.

Afterschool Academy (ASA)-After School Extended Day Program (ASEDP)

Our After School Extended Day Program runs each day after school from 2:30 pm until 6:00 pm. Children enjoy outdoor fun, gym time, art, games, and even some time to complete homework. The cost for the program is $60.00 a week for one and $110.00 for two and $170.00 for three.  
Each year, there is an annual program registration fee of $25.00 for one, $40.00 for two, or $65.00 for three.  Applications are required to be turned in before the student is allowed to stay for ASA.  Parents are responsible for any changes to the information sheet.

Payments can be made 3 ways at this time:
1.  Check-made out to Sagamore Hills-ASEDP
2. Online payments here-please note there is a service fee.
3. Money order-made out to Sagamore Hills -ASEDP-please put child's name in the notes

The card reader at Sagamore is currently unavailable.  Staff will let parents know once it is up and running.

Application:

Sagamore's Project Learning Garden Helps Local Families

Spencer working in the Garden
Photo credit: Kevin D. Lilies
 
 
 Check out an article about Sagamore's STEM Garden and a new initiative called "Project Learning Garden".  This initiative is through the Atlanta-based Captain Planet Foundation, is helping schools address food scarity across the region.  

Parent Guide for In-Person Learning


Back to School Parent Information

 

  Welcome Back!  Please click on the link below for important back-to-school information!





Superintendent's Newsletter

Please click here to access Superintendent, 
Mrs. Cheryl Watson-Harris' Weekly Newsletter.

Stay Informed!

Stay informed about Sagamore Hills Elementary School Events!

Messages regarding severe weather, school closings, school events, etc. will be communicated through School Messenger.  To OPT-IN, text "Y" or "Yes" to 6-7587.

 This is a great way to stay informed about school programs, activities, and important updates.

More important links below: 


PTA Website: http://sagamorehillspta.org/

Sagamore Hills Foundation: http://sagamorehillsfoundation.org

Sagamore Hills PTA Sunday Newsletter Sign-up: http://sagamorehillspta.org/announcements

Sagamore Named Project Wet School of the Year!

 
Each year Georgia Project WET recognizes a School at the Awards Ceremony during EEA’s annual conference.  Sagamore is proud to announce that we were named School of the Year for 2020!  Great job students and staff!  What great fun we have learning about water and our local Turtle Creek!
 
 
 Monica Kilpatrick, Georgia Project State Coordinator is pictured above with Stepanie Spencer, our fabulous S.T.E.M. Teacher!  
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