Welcome to Hendricks
School Hours: 7:50 a.m. - 2:20
- Doors open at 7:15 a.m.
- Classes Begin at 7:50 a.m.
- Dismissal Begins at 2:20 p.m.
Friday, August 1, 2014
The whole staff at Hendricks has enjoyed a
great summer break and we hope you have as well. We welcomed
some new kidergarten students at our recent Kindergarten Camp,
but now we are looking forward to seeing everyone else. It is
always so exciting to start a new school year!
If you would like a quick look at your classroom and even greet your
new teacher, then join us for Sneak-a-Peek. The
doors to our school will open from 8:00AM-10:00 AM for students
and families to drop by for a short visit.
We are all preparing for the first day of school -
Monday, August 4th!
We can't wait to see everyone again!
bus routes for the 2014-2015 school year are now available on
the CCSD web site at
Runs and maps will be posted at your
local school for review prior to the first day of school.
Try a Bus Ride on Friday Morning, Aug. 1
Kindergarten and First Grade students along with their parents
are invited to ride the bus on Friday morning, August 1, 2014,
as a practice run prior to the first day of school on Monday,
Buses will run at regular scheduled morning pick up
times and parents/students should be at the bus stop at least 5
minutes early. Due to limited space, we ask that
you limit the number of additional family members riding.
Only school-age children are allowed to ride as our regular
buses are not equipped with car seats. The bus will follow the
planned route to school, then return back to the bus stop.
This bus-run will occur early in the morning before our
Sneak-a-Peek hours. If you try the bus ride, you will be
returned home, then you should come back again by car for
More Bus Rider info....
During the months of August and September if temperatures reach
90 degrees or higher students may bring water in containers with
a screw on lid to drink on the bus.
If you have any questions, please contact the Transportation
Department at 678/594-8000, or email your transportation area
supervisor whose email can be found on the Transportation
New Student Registration
- The child's
Welcome new students!
All elementary and middle
school students who are new
in Cobb County will need to register with the school they will
attend. Registration needs to be done before the student attends
If you do not register, you will not have a homeroom assigned for
you on the first day of school, so be ready for the new year and
To register for school, you will need:
- Hearing-Dental-Vision Form (form #3300)*
- Immunization Form (form #3200)*
- Social Security Card
2 Proofs of residency - for example,
current utility bill, current mortgage papers, current driver's
* medical forms are available from a doctor's office
For more information, please contact our front office staff
Our building has someone on hand to answer phone calls or
visitors at the door from 8am until 5pm during the summer break.
Beginning with Monday, June 2, we will be on a four day work
week; closed on Fridays. This is the same for all offices of the
Cobb County School District.
August 4, 2014 is the first day of school for the 2014-2015
school year. See you then!
The supply lists for the 2014-2015 school year are now
available. Download one with button below and be ready for
summer bargain sales!
What to Wear to School?
Hendricks does not require uniforms for
school, but we do have rules for how students must dress.
Are you wondering what you can or can't wear to school? Please
read the Dress Code
Hendricks Elementary is proud to support this year's
Summer Reading Program! The Cobb County School
District has joined with Cobb County Public Libraries, The
Smyrna Public Library, and Marietta City Schools to urge our
students to read during the summer break.
The theme for 2014 encourages students to read books related to
science. The public libraries have special science themed
celebrations planned at the end of the summer.
Hendricks will also recognize students who read and complete an
activity realated to a book read over the summer. Just bring in
your reading log and completed activity during the first week of
school in August.
So what do you need to do to join in the fun?
Download a reading log, activity sheet, and instructions
from the Cobb County Library Media website. Take a close
look at the video at that site as it has a few of our very own
Hendricks Huskies promoting great summer reads!
What will YOU be reading?
Congratulations to New PTA Officers
Listed below are the 2014-2015 Hendricks
Elementary PTA officers:
President - Jennifer Carter
Vice President - Rhonda Goldsby
Treasurer - Hakeem Balogun
Secretary - Jonna McGaughy
Hendricks Makes Excellent Progress on CCRPI!
Please read the
attached letter from Hendricks Principal Patrick O'Connell
to learn more about the CCRPI and the results for Hendricks
For additional information, visit the press release on
Visit Our Parent Resource Room
The Hendricks Elementary Parent Resource Room is open
Monday - Friday, 8AM - 1PM
valuable area of our school is a place where parents can borrow
materials to supplement students' lessons and even find
self-help materials addressing all things about being a better
parent. Please feel free to browse around!
You may contact our parent liaison,
Stephanie Jackson, for more information.
Have You Ever Considered a Job as a Bus
Cobb County School District is looking for
those very special folks who would make it their job to
transport our students to and from school with safety and a
Hourly rate of pay $14.37
Apply online at
Tags for Bus Riders
If your child is 8 years old and under,
regardless of their grade, they should come home with a
yellow tag on their backpack for safety reasons. The
bus driver will give you a letter with further details about the
If your child will be a car rider in the afternoons at any time
during the school year, you must request a car rider
sign. Starting Monday, August 12, if you do not have a
car rider sign you will have to sign your child out in the front
Buzz-In System Now in Place
Our school has a new system for entering the 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
written a letter to fill you in.
letter from Mr. O'Connell for more details.
We are Proud to Announce....
We have been named a 2012
Blue Ribbon School!
Hendricks Elementary -
formerly Austell Intermediate - has been named as one of only
219 schools to be awarded the National Blue Ribbon for 2012. We
are one of seven public schools in the state of Georgia to receive the
award this year. We are so very proud of our students, teachers
and community for everything they have done to bring about this
recognition of excellence given by the United States Department
Congratulations Hendricks Elementary students and Staff
Safety First in the Fire Lanes
Reminder from the CCSD
Department of Public Safety
Per the Fire Marshall's
Office, no one is allowed to park in a Fire
Lane, whether there is a driver in the vehicle or not, at
any time other than the following:
* 30 minutes prior to the end of the school day and 30
minutes after the end of the school day (this does not include
the After School Program nor any other activity at the school)
actively loading or unloading during the day (this would cover
students unloading in the morning at the beginning of the school