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.
School-Parent Compact and
Title I School Wide Plan Meeting
On Friday, March 13, 2015
there will be a meeting to discuss and revise the Hendricks
Parent Involvement Policy, the School-Parent Compact and the
Title I School Wide Plan. This yearly revision documents ways to better our school's
connection with our parents.
All interested persons - parents, teachers, and community
members - are invited to attend the meeting which will be held
from 8:00am-10:00am in room 304.
For more details and contact information, please
download the flyer.
Opinions are Valuable
Surveys are due by this
Friday, March 6, 2015
Hendricks is taking a survey and we'd like to ask you to take a
moment to give your input.
Our survey is available online and is in two parts.
Just click the link to each part to access the survey. Both
parts are needed, so please be sure to do
Online Parent Survey, part 1
Online Parent Survey, part 2
Or you can participate byprinting
out this survey form (also available inspanish)
and returning it to the school.
Please complete all surveys by
Friday, March 6, 2015.
The views of our parents and community are very important to us.
Thank you for participating in and completing the survey.
The work our teachers, support staff, front
office and administrators do is important to our school. It is a
full time job keeping a great school great!
We wouldn't have a lot of the special 'extras' that sets
Hendricks apart if it weren't for the hours that our volunteers
give to our school.
If you would like to be a Hendricks volunteer, please check out
all the ways you can help on our Parent
We hope to see you around!
Hendricks Elementary would like to welcome our new assistant
principal, Kaliah Rachel. She comes to us from Milford
Ms. Rachel took the position as our AP after our former AP, Lori
Beck, was promoted to a position in the county's Human Resources
We are expecting many successes and a very bright future with
Ms. Rachel as a part of our staff. We hope parents and community
members will get to know her very soon.
Take a Tour of
What is daily life like for our Hendricks Huskies? You now have
the opportunity to find out first hand! We are offering a few
special days on which you can see what being a Husky is all
about. Prepare to be amazed!
Tours of Hendricks are available:
February 18, 2015
(Wednesday)March 4, 2015
(Wednesday)March 18, 2015
(Wednesday) tour times are 8:00 am.
Please call Hendricks Elementary at 770-819-2387 ext. 240 to
sign up for a tour date and time.
Is Your Child's
Inclement Weather Early Release Form on File?
Winter weather around our area is very hard
to predict. On the rare occasion that roads start to become
hadzardous while our students are in school, we need to act
quickly to transport the
children safely home. Your child's
Inclement Weather Early Release Form will give us
instructions for your prefered way to send your child home in
such a situation.
At the beginning of the school year, most of our parents filled
out this form. However, if you are new to our school you may not
have returned that form yet. If you need to send in the
Inclement Weather Early Release Form, please
download it here
and send it to school as soon as possible.
Also keep in mind that our ASP (After
School Program) will not be open if we dismiss early due
to hazardous roadways. All students
need a plan for where and how to go home in case of early
dismissal due to weather.
Hendricks Elementary's annual spelling bee was held on Jan. 13,
2015. The competition was tough, yet from a field of sixteen
fourth and fifth graders, two winners emerged.
Benjamin Yeboah, 5th grade, was this year's runner up and Camryn
Odom, 4th grade, was this year's champion. Camryn went on to
proudly represent Hendricks at the Cobb County Spelling Bee.
(left to right) Benjamin
Yeboah and Camryn Odom
2015-16 School Choice
The Cobb County School District is again offering School Choice
(HB 251 and SB10) transfers for the 2015-2016 school year.
School Choice Applications are now available on
the CCSD website atwww.cobbk12.org
Yearbooks on Sale Now
The Hendricks PTA would like to announce
that yearbook sales have begun. Just click the Yearbook ad
on the left side of this page and place your order. This year's
yearbook is $20.
Special dedications are also available for a small fee. Information
about dedications as well as the form you will need, can be
A yearbook holds treasured memories and is a great keepsake for
Gospel Nation Church is offering free tutoring to Hendricks
students on Monday nights at 7:00 PM for all subjects. You can
find more information about tutoring on the
Gospel Nation Christian Fellowship
4711 Meadows Road
Powder Springs, GA 30127
PTA Student Dance Classes
Your PTA is sponsoring Ballet and Jazz cobination classes on
Monday evenings through Shannon's Dance Studio. The classes are
only $40.00 per month and the PTA will get a portion of the
money to benefit school programs! Classes begin Monday,
Oct. 6 and will be held in the school gym.
K and 1st graders
will have class from 5:30-6:30
2nd and 3rd graders will have class from 6:30-7:30
4th and 5th graders will have class from 7:30-8:30
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.
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
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 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, located
in room 202, is open weekly from
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