Shallowford Falls

A school of excellence where learners reach their potential

Shallowford Falls

A school of excellence where learners reach their potential

Donna Long, Principal

Lindsey McGovern, AP | Michelle Moore-Greenblatt, SSA | Sherry Green, SLI

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

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SFES Staff
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News and Announcements

Our Mission and Vision

Geography Bee

Congratulations to our Geography Bee participants, especially winner Lennon and runner-up Hailey!

PTA Reflections Winners

Congratulations to these SFES PTA Reflections winners!

Congratulations to Eden & Shriya, winner and runner-up in this year's spelling bee!

Spelling Bee Winners Announced

Science Fair

Congratulations to the winners of the 2019-20 Science Fair!

3rd Grade

3rd place: Slime Mania by Quinn Green and Piper Mengel

2nd place: Earthquake Towers by Jackson Geyer and Landon Sullivan

1st place: Artificial Vs. Natural by Sasha Bernard


4th Grade

3rd place: Strong Bridges by Henry Bauer

2nd place: What Popsicle Melts the Fastest? by Caitlyn Baltes

1st place: Which Bat Shall Win the Battle? by Charlie McWilliams


5th Grade

3rd Place: Which Type of Water is the Most Ph Balanced? by Nancy Callan and Anna Katherine Bailey

2nd place: Touch Down by Kelan Murray and Nate Pierce

1st place: Do Drinks Affect your Blood Pressure? by Evie Crisan

Honors Chorus

A big congratulations and thank you to those students who represented SFES at the GMEA Elementary Schools Honors Chorus performance! We are proud of you! 

New "Change of Transportation" Form

In an effort to streamline and simplify our afternoon dismissal we have updated our “Change of Transportation Form” for all students. We will begin using this form for ALL changes beginning Tuesday, September 3rd. From now on, ONLY ONE NOTE IS REQUIRED FOR ALL TRANSPORTATION CHANGES CONCERNING YOUR CHILD’S AFTERNOON DISMISSAL. We remind you that ALL changes MUST be made by 1 p.m.

The link for the new form will be posted on the QAAF newsletter, our Shallowford Falls website, and on your teacher blogs. Please print the forms at home for your convenience. We anticipate this new form will be easier for parents to use and will help to ensure the safety of our students when leaving campus.

Change of Transportation Form 

The SFE Staff

Digital Textbook Website for Parents and Students

Information regarding access to digital textbooks is now available on a website designed for parents and students. Visit CCSD Website – Parents – Digital Textbooks or use the link below:

Supply Lists

Supply lists for the 2019-20 school year (Kindergarten-5th grade) can be found here

The supply list for students in Target/Advanced Learning Program can be found here

Teacher of the Year and Classified Employee of the Year

Congratulations to Jeannie Schuetze, Shallowford Falls' Teacher of the Year! Congratulations to Moira McDonough, Shallowford Falls' Classified Employee of the Year! 

Information on Programs and Placement

If you were unable to attend the principal chat on SFES Programs and Placement, please view the accompanying PowerPoint

SFE qualifications for AC math are:

·        85-99% Quantitative Cogat

·        90-99% Iowa Math total or Level 4 on Milestones in Math

·        3/3+average for former school year in math


SFE qualifications for AC Reading/ELA are:

·        85-99% Verbal Cogat

·        90-99% Iowa Reading Total or Level 4 on Milestones in ELA

·        3/3+ average for former school year in reading

Million Minute Reading Challenge

Current SFES Total (as of 1/6/2020): 631,714 minutes!

Our Reading Challenge this year is the Million Minute Challenge. SFES students have been challenged to read for 1,000,000 minutes outside of school hours this year. If we achieve this goal as a school, we'll have a fantastic reading celebration!

Third through Fifth Grade Students can only count minutes when they read; they cannot count minutes when someone reads to them. They can only count minutes outside of school hours; time spent reading during ASP can count. 

Second through Fifth Grade Students will use Biblionasium to log minutes or can use a paper reading log. 

Kindergarten, First Grade Students, Second Grade Students, and self-contained SPED Students can count minutes when they read or minutes when someone reads to them.  However, they cannot count reading during school hours. Please print and use the reading log found here; turn your reading logs in to your teacher.

The Million Minute Challenge has begun! We will tally minutes January 31, February 28, March 31, and April 30.  

For every tally period, the class in each grade level with the most minutes for that tally period will receive an extra recess and a treat! 

At the end of the Challenge, the class in each grade level with the most minutes will receive a popcorn & movie party in the Learning Commons!

At the end of the Challenge, the SFES class with the most minutes will receive a party! 

If a student reads for 360 minutes, he/she will receive a pass to Six Flags for Summer 2020.

For every 1,000 minutes a student reads, he/she gets to select a new book to keep!

December Homeroom Winners: 









How do I log my Reading Minutes for the Million Minute Challenge?

Second through Fifth Graders may choose to log minutes using Biblionasium; alternatively, they may turn in paper reading logs. Please choose only one method for reporting minutes.

Go to

Select Login with Destiny 

If not populated automatically, select Georgia and type Shallowford Falls Elementary. Then, log in.

Log in using your account with Cobb County Schools Login.

For user name, type firstname.lastname; this should correspond with your child's Office365 account.

For password, type your child's student/computer/lunch number. 

To log minutes, go to reading log on the left column. You can choose to add books to the bookshelf or choose "other" reading material and type in the titles. 

All 2nd-5th grade students will log on to Biblionasium during an upcoming Library class. 

Shallowford Falls Elementary Tours

We offer school tours regularly for those who are interested in learning more about our school. Tours are given on select Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:00 am and 11:00 am. Please register for a tour here. Unfortunately, during our testing times, we are unable to provide tours. If you have questions, please contact Stacey Sinclair in the Front Office. 


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}

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.

Over the summer, the Department of Transportation created a new traffic pattern on SFES property to help alleviate the congestion on Shallowford Road during the morning and afternoon carpool.

All cars will now drive past the left turn that leads to the carpool drop-off point, through a curbed turn-around by the back entrance to the parking lot where the buses come in, and then back out, making a right turn to the normal drop off point. Students will only be dropped off at the curb in front of the school.

If you are parking, and walking your child in, you MUST stay in the carpool line and access the curbed turn-around, prior to parking.

This new traffic pattern will take some time to get used to. Please be patient. We will have our Dads Group and SFES staff available to assist with the flow of traffic the first few days of school.

Mrs. Long & Mrs. Spiva




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