Welcome to Hayes
"Home of the Mustangs"
Principal: Teressa R. Watson
News and Announcements
Georgia Parent Survey
Would you please take a moment out of
your busy schedule and assist Hayes Elementary in measuring our
school’s climate by completing the Georgia Parent Survey. The
Georgia Parent Survey is being administered for the first time
during the 2013-14 school year by the Georgia Department of
Education (GaDOE) and is open through Friday, January 31,
2014. Data from the survey will be used, as one variable,
to calculate Hayes’ Climate Star Rating within the
College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI). The
survey’s webpage is available electronically on personal
computers, smartphones or iPads consisting of 20 questions and
should not take more than 5-10 minutes for completion.
Your assistance and participation will be an asset as the
Georgia Board of Education reviews Hayes’ progress. Responses
are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the GaDOE
for analysis. The information will be used as a guide on how we
educate our children, interact with parents, and better serve
our staff. We are looking forward to hearing from a large
number of parents in order to get an accurate reflection of
Hayes’ climate. Thank you for your time and cooperation.
Click here to take the survey. After you click on the link,
a drop-down menu will appear to select Cobb County School
District and Hayes Elementary School.
BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) is here!
Hayes has been approved as a BYOD school!
Select classrooms were chosen to test the BYOD process in recent
months and now we are ready to proceed with implementation
school-wide. An information sheet will go home in your
child's Friday Folder, but we wanted to share some information now.
Congratulations to our Mustangs of the Month
We recently recognized our November students
of the month. Each student received a coupon good for a
free Chick-Fil-A dinner at the Barrett Parkway location.
Be sure to check-out the grade level pictures proudly displayed
on the main hallway just outside the cafeteria.
Parents, if your child was this month's
Mustang of the Month, please click on the appropriate link to
retrieve a printed copy for your keepsake/memory box.
Congratulations to our November Teacher of
the Month - Mrs. Devon Devine
Mrs. Devine works with our first graders.
was the adjective most often mentioned by her peers when asked
to describe Mrs. Devine in one word. She and her husband will enjoy a dinner courtesy
of the Barrett Parkway Chick-Fil-A and a gift basket courtesy of
the Hayes PTSA.
Introducing the Cobb Digital Library
The Cobb Virtual Library is now the
Cobb Digital Library! A wealth of information is
available from anywhere that you have an internet connection.
You can access digital content from your desktop, laptop, tablet
To begin using the Cobb Digital Library from school or home,
follow these easy steps:
1. Click on the logo or go to http://www.mackinvia.com
2. Enter your User ID (student number, or for teachers, badge
ID) and the password read (Parents can contact the school media
specialist for a generic ID and password if they wish to access
the resources as well).
New Buzz-In Security System
As of Friday, May 3rd, we have a new
system for entering our building through the front doors. With this
new system, visitors need to "Buzz-In" after 8:10am. We
know everyone will have many questions about the new system, so
our principal has prepared a letter to fill you in. Please
click here for a copy of
the letter that was sent home on May 1st.
We are please to announce our
Teacher of the Year !
Mrs. Judy Fountain - Music Teacher
She is wonderful in a million ways!
Please take a moment to congratulate her.
Hayes is excited to have such a dedicated teacher
at our school!
Congratulations to our CETOY for
Many of you will
recognize her smiling face from your visits to the front office.
We are fortunate to have her as a part of the Hayes family.
Hayes Elementary has been
identified as a focus school according to the definition
contained in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)
waiver granted to the State of Georgia in February of 2012.
Focus schools must offer a Flexible Learning Program
(FLP) designed to increase academic achievement.
The Hayes Elementary FLP program addresses the subject of
math. The FLP
program will provide afterschool tutoring from certified to
identified students from the DCP Education, LLC (a Sylvan
franchise). All of
the instruction will be conducted by certified teachers.
If you have more questions about the Flexible Learning
Program or the ESEA waiver, please click
New Attendance Policy
A new attendance policy was adopted at the recent board meeting.
Please read the details here.
We ask all parents to remain in vehicles when picking up students. Be certain to have your car rider tag displayed
on your dashboard on the passenger's side. To keep our line moving, we ask that parents refrain from conferencing in
the car rider line. Thank you!
Fire Lane Parking
The Fire Marshall will ticket and/or tow cars that are parked in the fire lane. Please be aware.
School doors will open to students at 7:15a.m. All students are expected to be in their
classrooms ready to begin instruction at 7:50a.m.
Breakfast will be served from 7:15 a.m. to 7:40 a.m. for car riders.; All students are
expected to be in their classrooms ready to begin instruction at 7:50 a.m. Bus riders will be served breakfast upon arrival.
- Left turns will no longer be allowed into or out of the
Hayes Elementary School driveway closest to Stilesboro Road.
This driveway has been changed to right in/right out only
for safety and operational improvements.
- Left turns into and out of Hayes Elementary School have
been rerouted to what was the buses only driveway. This
driveway has been improved to safely accommodate mixed
traffic (buses and cars)