Welcome to Blackwell Elementary
P.R.O.U.D. to be a Bulldog
Missy Shackelford, Principal
Karen Wacker, Assistant Principal

Wes Satterfield, Support and Services Administrator

 

sneak a peekThursday, July 27th Sneak-a-Peek

Meet your child's teacher (not a conference time), find your child's classroom, drop off school supplies, join PTA and Foundation, pay for lunch, find your bus route, get a car rider number, register for ASP, buy school spirit wear & meet other families!!

K, 1st, and 2nd 8:00-9:00

3rd, 4th and 5th 9:00-10:00

 

back to school                                            Monday, July 31st  First Day of School

 

 

registration

Registration for 2017-18 School Year

Monday-Thursday  9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. only

There are FIVE (5) main documents required of ALL students prior to being enrolled in the District. To help ensure that the enrollment process for your child goes as smoothly as possible, please refer to the following items:

1. CERTIFICATE OF IMMUNIZATION: as required by Georgia Law 20-2-771:

  • Georgia Form 3231 for all kindergarten and seventh grade students, all students new to Georgia and students coming from any private school must have the form signed by a licensed health-care provider or the county health department. To be enrolled in the District, ALL certificates of immunization must be marked “Complete for Attendance” OR have a future expiration date. Expired certificates will not be accepted for enrollment.

2. CERTIFICATE OF VISION, HEARING, DENTAL, AND NUTRITIONAL SCREENING: as required by Georgia Law 20-2-770 (Georgia Form 3300) for all kindergarten and new first grade students, all students new to Georgia and any child enrolling from a private school dated within 12 months prior to the day of enrollment. However, if a student is enrolling from another Georgia public school, a completed 3300 Form will be accepted by any District school.

3. PROOF OF BIRTH DATE: for students enrolling in kindergarten (the age of five on or before Sept. 1) or first grade (the age of six on or before Sept 1), students new to Georgia or coming from a private school. The school will accept evidence in the order set forth below that show the student’s date of birth. Refer to Section B of Rule JBC-R (Admissions/Withdrawals) for additional entrance age requirements.

  • Birth Certificate
  • Military ID
  • Driver’s License
  • Passport
  • Adoption Record
  • A religious record authorized by a religious official
  • An official school transcript
  • Affidavit of age

4. PROOF OF RESIDENCY: Residency as defined by the Georgia Board of Education rule 160-5-1-.28 shall mean the place where the student lives with a parent, guardian, or other person, (refer to Form JBC-14) unless the student is an emancipated minor. The student must be an occupant of a dwelling located within the school system boundaries. Proof of residence in the attendance zone in which the school is located shall be required when a student enrolls in a school and whenever a change of residence occurs, unless the student is homeless. Individuals not legally admitted into the country cannot be denied a free public education.

Any Two items from the list below are required by the person(s) enrolling a child in the District.

  • home ownership title
  • lease or rental agreement
  • current utility monthly statement

5. SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER: According to Georgia Law 20-2-150d; An official copy of the student’s Social Security card/number is required for enrollment. However, no student may be denied enrollment for failing to provide his/her Social Security number. Any parent/legal guardian who objects to the incorporation of the Social Security number into the child’s school records may have the requirement waived by signing a statement objecting to the requirement Form JBC-4 (Statement of Objection to the Use of Social Security Number for Student Identification). However, a Social Security Number will be required by the State for a student applying for the HOPE scholarship.

OTHER DOCUMENTS NEEDED FOR ENROLLMENT

6. A valid transcript and a withdrawal form from the student’s previous school is essential for appropriate academic placement. Parents who can not provide a valid transcript and a withdrawal form from the previous school must fill out Form JBC-8 (Authorization to Release Records) to enroll their student on a conditional basis. Any student who is enrolling in the District for the first time in grades seven or higher must provide a discipline record from the school previously attended in order to be granted full admission status. Refer to Form JBC-9 (Disclosures Required for Conditional Admission). Form JBC-9 must be completed at the time of enrollment.

7. For those students enrolling in the Special Education Program: the parent/guardian may provide a copy of the student’s latest IEP.

8. Custodial Documents: The District may request proof of custody in situations involving multiple adults claiming control of the same student.

Additional Information:

The School May Also:

  • request proof of custody or custody documentation; or
  • suggest that the adult with whom the student lives obtain legal guardianship.
  • request proof of age and name verification; and
  • other information the school deems necessary for proper placement.

Provide the names and phone numbers of persons who may pick up your child if you cannot be reached, and the name and phone number of your child's doctor.

 

reading challenge

Join in the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge and log your reading minutes! Summer reading helps maintain academic gains and starts next year off right. For more information and reading resources, visit http://www.cobbsummerreading.com/.

 

Please read below for a summer writing opportunity for students in Grades Kindergarten-5th grades.  There are some great prizes for the winner of this contest.  Entries are due August 14th!!

pig tales writing

 

IT'S TIME TO PLAN AHEAD  mark your calendar

Cobb County School District will have several EARLY RELEASE DAYS in    2017-18.  Please note the following dates on which students will be released at 12:30 p.m.  You will need to be in the car rider line or at bus stops approximately 2 hours earlier than usual.  ASP will be open as usual until 6:00.

August 30,  October 12, October 16-20 (Conference Week), December 19-20, March 14, May 22-23.

visitor sign inVisitor Sign In--NEW System

Thank you for coming to visit Blackwell.  Our new sign-in system requires each visitor to the building to use their Driver's License to sign in.  Please know that you must have it every time you sign in to visit classrooms, lunchroom or other areas of the building.  Please pass this information to all your family members who want to visit Blackwell.  We appreciate your patience as we transition to the new sign-in system.

noREMINDER

Students are not allowed to be checked out of the office after 1:45 (11:45 on Early Release days) daily.  Please pick them up earlier than 1:45 if they have an afternoon appointment that you must get to. 

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO BLACKWELL'S 2017-18 TEACHER OF THE YEAR AND CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR!!

TOTY CEOTY

Left to Right:  Mrs. Stephanie Rush (Classified Employee of the Year) and Mrs. Liz Chandler (Teacher of the Year).  Voted on by their colleagues, Mrs. Chandler and Mrs. Rush represent the very best of the Blackwell staff.  They both are passionate about teaching children, work well with other staff members, and go above and beyond to provide a great learning experience for students.  We are proud of both of you!!

 

 

 

braves

The Braves pep rally squad and drum line visited Blackwell Elementary April 10th to kick off the WELCOME HOME BRAVES tour of Cobb County.  Staff and students wore Braves gear and decorated the hallways for the parade through the school.  What a way to start the first day back after Spring Break!! Thank you to the Braves for visiting us and

WELCOME HOME!!

Welcome home braves

braves parade

braves bus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attention Parents!!!
Please take the following survey from the State of Georgia. This survey, along with student and staff surveys, will determine Blackwell's School Climate Rating. It is important to get feedback from you!!! Thank you for completing this survey as soon as possible. The link is below:

http://apps.gadoe.org/schoolclimate/parents.nsf/Survey.xsp


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2016-2017 Strategic Plan


Reminders:
- The school building opens at 7:20 a.m. Please do not drop students off before 7:20 a.m.
- School starts at 7:50 AM
- Breakfast will be served until 7:45 AM
- Student check-out is not permitted after 1:45 PM
- All transportation changes must be in the form of a hand written note with a signature and a date. We cannot accept changes that are sent via email, fax, text, or phone.


Cobb County School District is now offering Office 365 to students. For more information please visit the district’s Instructional Technology page. The student username was sent to parents in an email from the district. It is similar to an email address. The student password for Office 365 is their student number.

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