All Cobb County Schools are closed on Friday, January 19, for both students and staff, due to hazardous road and travel conditions throughout the county.

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Russell Elementary School

Tammy Watson, Principal | Erin Schularick, Assistant Principal

3920 South Hurt Road
Smyrna, Georgia 30082
Phone: 770-437-5937
Fax: 770-437-5939
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Welcome to Russell Elementary

Home of the Russell Roadrunners
One Team, One
Goal: Student Success

A 2017 GADOE PBIS Operational School
(Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports)

School Tours Available on Wednesdays
(Please contact Ms. Jessica Jones to schedule.)

Book Fair Coming
January 29 - February 2

Volunteers needed:
January 26: 12:30-2 to set up
 Jan. 29-Feb 2  7:15-8:15am to assisst students
Feb. 2  1-2:30 to pack up
See Miss Lange or Mrs. Donina to sign up.

Georgia Parent Survey

Parents, please complete the survey using your personal computer, smartphone or tablet.  For parents that do not have access to the Internet, the parent liaison room has four computers available for usage from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. The survey is available in Spanish.  Parents may select the Spanish version within the survey.  Thank you. 

Georgia Parent Survey:

Encuesta para los Padres de Georgia padres

Por favor complete la encuesta a través de su computadora personal, telefono inteligente o tablet.  Para los padres que no tienen acceso a Internet, la sala de recursos para  padres tiene cuatro computadoras disponibles para su uso de 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. La encuesta está disponible en español.  Los padres pueden seleccionar la versión en Español dentro de la encuesta.  Gracias.

 Encuesta de los padres de Georgia:

Bus Changes Starting January 4, 2018

Beginning on Thursday, 1/4/18, the students first day back from break, there are going to be some changes to our buses and bus routes. 

·       Bus #1812, Driver Ms. Amanda, will be in Lane 1

·       Bus #1741, Driver Ms. Lorena, will be in Lane 2

·       We will only have ONE second load bus (bus 1812)

·       There will be changes to students on lanes 1, 2, and 4 (Ms. Amanda, Ms. Lorena, and Mr. Donovan). 

Bus pick up and drop off times will change for many people.  Please check the Cobb County Transportation web page for all change information.

Sibling Transfers
Sibling Transfers - Parents/guardians of a student who has a sibling already enrolled in a District school through an approved transfer may apply for a younger sibling to attend the same school in accordance with District Administrative Rule JBCD-R. This provision attempts to address siblings enrolled in different schools at the same time due to an approved transfer. A sibling is defined as a brother, sister, step-brother, or step-sister living in the same household and who otherwise meets the requirements for enrollment.  The application window for the 2018-2019 school year will be open from January 4, 2018 through January 31, 2018. 

For more information about this opportunity, and for a link to the online application, visit

DAD's Volunteer at Russell!
 Click here to sign up!

PTA Volunteers Needed!
Click here to sign up!


Dual Language Immersion Program

Russell Elementary will provide a Dual Language Immersion Program for the upcoming Kindergarten students and two classes of first grade students during the 2017-2018 school year. Dual Language Immersion is a way to learn academic content while acquiring another language at the same time. The goals of the program are for the students to develop literacy skills in both English and Spanish while attaining a high level of academic achievement that is at or above their grade level in all content areas and to develop a world cultural sensitivity.

Russell Elementary proporcionará un programa de inmersión Dual para los próximos estudiantes de Kindergarten y dos clases de Estudiante de Primer Grado durante el periodo escolar 2017-2018.Doble inmersión lingüística es una manera de aprender contenidos académicos mientras adquiere otro idioma al mismo tiempo. Los objetivos del programa son que los estudiantes desarrollen habilidades de alfabetización en inglés y español al mismo tiempo logrando un alto nivel de rendimiento académico que está en o por encima de su nivel de grado en todas las áreas de contenido y desarrollen una sensibilidad cultural del mundo.

 Clean Air Campaign 

We are excited to announce that Russell Elementary is partnering with The Clean Air Campaign. The Clean Air Campaign is committed to improving Georgia’s air quality. Daily they announce Smog Alerts on days when the air quality is unhealthy. You can check the air quality by visiting our Russell’s website or Each morning in the car rider line Blair the Bear will show the daily air quality.

Weather Bug

The Weatherbug system has been installed at Russell. We are one of only two schools in Cobb County to have the Weatherbug. Click on the weather bug to view the current weather at Russell Elementary School.

Calendar of Events

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Russell is a GREEN school!!!