Russell Elementary School

Tammy Watson, Principal | Michelle Gillham, Assistant Principal

3920 South Hurt Road
Smyrna, Georgia 30082
Phone: 770-437-5937
Fax: 770-437-5939
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Welcome to Russell’s Media Center

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Our Hours:

7:15 – 7:50 AM Media Center open for checking out books and using online resources.
Students must go to homeroom first to obtain pass.
7:50 – 8:00 AM Media Center closed for Russell Morning News Program
8:00 AM Media Center reopens for classes
2:00 – 3:00 PM Media Center open to all patrons (unless other meetings are scheduled which are usually on Mondays)

Our Checkout and Return Procedures:

  • Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grades may check out one book for two weeks.
  • 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades may check out two books for two weeks. Longer checkout limits may be arranged if needed.
  • Books may be renewed once. See your Media Specialist or Media Paraprofessional.
  • Students should know their Lexile or reading levels when coming to the Media Center.

Lost or Damaged Books:

  • We believe it is important our students learn to be responsible for their actions. Students using Media Center books are expected to treat them carefully and take care of the materials loaned to them.
  • Lost or damaged books and other materials will be charged according to Cobb County Policy. (This includes torn book covers.)
  • Overdue notices will be sent out on a regular schedule. Student notices will be folded and placed in teachers’ mailboxes.
  • Students with overdue, lost, or damaged materials may not checkout additional materials until all items are returned or paid for.
  • End-of-year report cards for students with overdue or missing materials will be held until all fines are paid or materials returned.

Media Center Volunteers

  • We appreciate our wonderful volunteers at Russell! Since thousands of books are checked out and shelved each month, the help of our volunteers is so meaningful. At Russell we have student volunteers and adult volunteers who are parents or other special adults in the community. To find out how you can help, please contact our Media Specialist. Click here to review our Volunteer Handbook.