Welcome to Hendricks

School Hours: 7:50 a.m. - 2:20 p.m.

  • 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
welcome back

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!

school busSchool bus routes for the 2014-2015 school year are now available on the CCSD web site at www.cobbk12.org
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, August 4.

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 Sneak-a-Peek.

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 website.

New Student Registrationschool full of students

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 class. 

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 register!

To register for school, you will need:

- The child's birth certificate
    - 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 license, etc.

* medical forms are available from a doctor's office

For more information, please contact our front office staff
at 770-819-2387.

Summer Hours

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!

school backpackSupply Lists

The supply lists for the 2014-2015 school year are now available. Download one with button below and be ready for summer bargain sales!

Supply Lists 2014

What to Wear to School?
students dressed for 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 information!


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 Elementary School.  

For additional information, visit the press release on www.cobbk12.org.

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 Driver?bording the 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 smile!

Apply today!

Hourly rate of pay $14.37
Apply online at

Yellow Tags for Bus Riders
school busIf 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 yellow tag.

Acar ridersttention Car Riders
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 office.

Buzz-In System Now in Place visitor at the door

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.

View the letter from Mr. O'Connell for more details.

We are Proud to Announce....
We have been named a 2012
National Blue Ribbon School 2012National 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 of Education.

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)

* passengers actively loading or unloading during the day (this would cover students unloading in the morning at the beginning of the school day)


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