Shallowford Falls

Rigor, Relevance, and Relationships for All

Shallowford Falls

Rigor, Relevance, and Relationships for All

Donna Long, Principal

Jill K. Spiva, AP | Michelle Moore-Greenblatt, SSA

3529 Lassiter Road
Marietta, GA 30062
Phone: 770-642-5610
FAX: 770-642-5612

SFE Science Olympiad Takes First at State Championship!!
Shallowford Falls Reading Bowl Champs!
Shallowford Falls at Board Meeting
Good Luck 5th Graders

News and Announcements

Letter from Principal Donna Long

Dear Shallowford Families and Community,   

I am honored to be named the new principal of Shallowford Falls Elementary.  I have heard so many positive comments about the school and am very excited to begin working with all of you.  I am passionate about teaching and learning and look forward to working with the community to provide a positive, engaging and rigorous environment for students.   

 Cobb County has been my home for many years. I was educated in Cobb schools, and when I graduated from University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science in Education, I came home to begin my teaching career.  For the past 28 years, I have served the Cobb County District as a teacher, as an area lead teacher for the ALP department and as an administrator.  I have been fortunate to work at the following schools in Cobb:  Rocky Mount Elementary, Chalker Elementary and Murdock Elementary. During these years, I pursued higher education and obtained a Masters in Education from Kennesaw State University and a Specialist in Leadership from Lincoln Memorial University.  

 My husband, Brad, and I have been married for 22 years, and we have two daughters.  Our older daughter, Catherine, is at University of Mississippi working on a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theatre.  Our younger daughter, Anna, is a senior at Kell High School and is currently evaluating her college choices.  I am, of course, pushing for a future DAWG! Both of my children have gone through Cobb schools, and I know the importance of maintaining a positive and supportive relationship among students, parents and the school.  When these three work together, student success in inevitable!  

I hope you all have a wonderful summer and enjoy the time with your family and friends.  

I look forward to meeting each of you in person very soon.  Again, I am truly excited about being a part of “TEAMFOX” and look forward to a fabulous 2018-19 school year.   


 Donna Long 

Rising Kindergartners, Welcome to Kindergarten Camp!

Join us June 11-13, 2018 from 9:30-11:30am. 

 This is an optional opportunity for our newest students to meet new friends, have FUN, and go over what to expect in Kindergarten. We will have FUN, practicing communication, collaboration and creative thinking in various hands-on activities designed and led by Kindergarten teachers. 

 Space is limited!! To secure a spot and register, go to:


Kinder-foxes, please bring a book bag, a small nutritious, nut-free snack, and a bottle of water to camp each day, and wear comfortable clothing, sneakers, and sunscreen. Drop off and pick up will be at the main entrance. Be ready for some fun!!


New Student Registration

New student registration will be on Wednesday, July 11th from 9:00 am-5:30 pm.

Meet & Greet

Meet & Greet for all students will be on Monday, July 30th! 

10:00 am  All Kindergarten students, DHH, Special Needs Pre-Kindergarten, & FOCUS

12:00 noon  1st-5th grade students; last names A-K

1:30 pm  1st-5th grade students; last names L-Z

SFE Science Olympiad Team Repeats State Championship!!

CHAMPIONS!!! Congratulations to our #teamfox Science Olympiad Team for their REPEAT as the first Place STATE SCIENCE OLYMPIAD CHAMPIONS! We are so proud of you all! Thank you to Mr. P, Mrs. Taylor, our coaches and parents for ALL that you did for this team! 🦊

Summer Reading Program

Summer Reading begins May 21. We are encouraging students to read everyday over the summer and record their minutes on the link in Biblionasium. Their goal should be to read 1500 minutes over the summer. The Cobb County Summer Reading Program Kick-off Party is Saturday, June 2, from 5-7pm at the Switzer Library, 266 Roswell Street in Marietta. See for details.

On April 19th, our PTA was awarded the Model PTA, Spectacular 8 as well as Best Ideas by the ECCC PTA! It takes our entire #teamfox community working together to make our school amazing! Thank you for all that you do!

Anna Baker Named SFE Volunteer of the Year!!

Congratulations to our 2018 Volunteer of the Year, Anna Baker! Anna has been a volunteer at Shallowford Falls for over 20 years! She volunteers each week even though her children are grown! Anna has a passion for helping our students, staff and school. She serves in the Learning Commons, in classrooms and even designs artwork for many classrooms bulletin boards...she is also well known for her amazing Book Fair decorations! Thank you Anna for all that you do for our #teamfox! 🦊

Congratulations to Ms. Lynn Boland, Our 2018-2019 Teacher of the Year!!

Congratulations to our 2018-2019 Classified Employee of the Year, Allison McCord!!

SFE Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl Teams Takes State Title!!

On Saturday, March 24, our incredible Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl Team showed what hard work, diligence, and commitment can do. They placed first in the Georgia State Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl in Athens, Georgia. We are so proud of their accomplishments this year after qualifying to move through the Cobb County, Western Regional, and Northern Divisional competitions to finally face Gum Springs Elementary in the State competiton.

Our amazing team members are: Declan Amerault, Reina Anand, Shubham Badve, Piper Bowling, Jaden Choi, Krish Chugh, Dagmawi Fasika, Lexie Gordon, Lily Kwasny and Steven Li. They read 20 Georgia Children's Book Award winning books (several times each), wrote hundreds of practice questions, and drilled at home and at school weekly practices until they knew each book well enough to retrieve detailed information in rounds of questions in the competitions. The competition was fierce as Gum Springs has a history of winning the State competion in past years. But our team members were cool under pressure and came from behind to finish first.

Way to go, foxes! You represented your school and your families brilliantly!!

Science Olympiad at School Board

A Parent’s Guide to the Individual Student Report for End of Grade Assessment

Click on the link below for the brochure.

Download Parent_Guide_EOG_Brochure_2016

Carpool Procedures

Dear Shallowford Falls Parents,

As our enrollment continues to increase and more and more students are coming from outside of our Shallowford district, we would like to review the car rider procedures.

  1. Carpool begins at 7:20.
  2. Students will only be unloaded at the curb.
  3. Pull all the way to the top of the curb to begin unloading.
  4. Your child should be ready to get out of the car with book bag in hand.
  5. Do not wait for an adult to open the car door for you.
  6. Car pool ends at 7:50, when the tardy bell rings.

If you arrive after 7:50, you must park and walk your student in.

  1. Park in a designated parking spot.
  2. Escort your child into the office and sign them in.
  3. Do not send students into the building unattended.

Carpool does back up onto Shallowford Road. We anticipate this will increase this year as our enrollment is up. While we are working with our local CCSD police to make carpool run smoother, it is always the best option to put your child on the bus. They will never be late if they ride the school bus.

Looking forward to a great school year.

Felicia M. Angelle, Principal
Jill K. Spiva, Assistant Principal

Good News: Office 365 for all students

All CCSD students (K-12) will have access to the Office 365 digital tools suite unless a parent previously opted out last school year.  If a parent wants to confirm student access and/or ascertain their student’s Office 365 username, they can locate this information via ParentVUE (

Communication with Parents will be as follows:

  1. The “All Parents.pdf” message will be sent to parents who previously consented or provided no response to the consent emails last school year. See attachment below.
  2. The “Opt-Out Parents.pdf” message will be sent to the small number of parents who previously opted out last school year, giving them information on how to opt-in. See attachment below.
  3. Parents will no longer receive monthly emails requesting they provide a consent option.
  4. Schools will no longer need to send the consent email to their parents.

Once again, parents can view their students’ access, view their students’ account login information, and view instructions on how to use Office 365 through ParentVUE (

Download All Parents Letter

Download Opt-Out Parents Letter


Office 365 Support Page for Parents  

Consent via Email   {Video on how parents can give consent via an email message from CCSD}

Consent via Synergy ParentVUE  {Video on how parents can give consent via Synergy ParentVue}