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The Communications Archive will host all past email blast and robocalls for ongoing reference throughout the school year.


Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Cap and Gown Information Update

Exciting news for 2023 graduation!!

Your Herff Jones partners have a new name….. 

We also have a new website for ordering …. www.atlgrad.com   

**Orders can still be placed with an $80 deposit and then can be paid off by 1/31/23

**Orders need to be placed by 11/18/22. After that date, prices and packages change 

**Students will receive some of the soft goods and grad items (listed on website and on order form) in the mail after they order so they can enjoy them through the year 

** We will be contacting the schools in early January for your accessory orders and faculty orders

 Amanda Bolls

Honors British Literature & AP Literature

AP & Gifted Certified

Senior Class Co-Sponsor

Allatoona High School


Thursday, September 8, 2022

Homecoming Activities Update

Good afternoon Parents and Staff,

We have 3 important updates for this weeks Homecoming Activities:

1. The bell schedule has been adjusted for the Homecoming Pep Rally - please notice class start times are impacted. (Bell schedule available at https://sbcobbstor.blob.core.windows.net/media/WWWCobb/medialib/bell-schedule-pep-rally.2d46f873777.pdf)

2. The Friday HOCO PTSA sponsored Tailgate has been moved to the courtyard due to predicted rain.  Please enter the tailgate through the bus port.  If you are a PTSA member, admission is free.

3. Students attending the Homecoming Dance must present a photo ID to be admitted along with their ticket.  If your student is a Buc Pass holder, they must present it with their ticket.  Students will be admitted to the dance through the theater entrance.


Coffee Talk is Coming Up!

PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS

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Friday - September 2, 2022 - 9 AM to 10 AM

Please join us for PTSA Coffee Talk with Principal Wilkes to discuss exciting upcoming events and general updates.  Also, this meeting will serve as our first PTSA General Membership Meeting where we will vote on the Auditor’s Report and proposed Budget for the 2022-2023 school year.

If you can join us in person, we will be meet at the AHS Media Center.  You may also join us virtually via Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86392271208 

Thank you.

Go Bucs!


Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Tailgate T-Shirts On Sale!

The PTSA will be selling Homecoming Tailgate T-Shirts in the cafeteria during all lunches tomorrow, Wednesday, Aug. 24th.

T-Shirts are $12 and can also be ordered on line at www.ptsaahs.com 

The PTSA Homecoming Tailgate is Friday Sept. 9th from 5-7 PM.

Come join us!


Allatoona Welcome Letter SY 2022-23 (Updated Links)

July 19, 2022

Dear Allatoona Family, 

The faculty and staff of Allatoona High School are excited to welcome all our Buccaneers back on campus on Monday, August 1st. Each school year brings the promise of new beginnings, rekindling knowledge, and exploring  new pathways. This year we plan to focus on our school vision of being “Anchored in Excellence” and want to share some of our beliefs for the upcoming year.

We believe that our number one priority is student safety. Students should know that when they come to school, they are safe.   The safety protocols put in to place by the Cobb County School District ensure that no student or parent should need to worry about anything but learning during a school day. One critical element for school safety is our campus officer who is on campus each day monitoring our campus and building relationships with students and staff. 

We believe in high expectations for student achievement for all students. Teachers will continue to build their professional knowledge and work with their colleagues to create engaging, highly rigorous lessons so that students are secure in knowing they are receiving a top tier education. As a district, all classrooms will utilize the Cobb Teaching and Learning System (CTLS) for our students to access classroom tools and learning resources. If you are new to our school community this link will help you become familiar with the CTLS system. 

We believe that students should be rewarded when they have done well and face consequences when the rules of conduct are not followed.  Student recognition is an important part of what we do at Allatoona, and we will continue to celebrate students when they shine in academics, the arts, and athletics. Consequences for those that violate the CCSD Code of Conduct, and the expectations of Allatoona High school will be handled through progressive discipline. For students who engage in behaviors that result in 5 or more cumulative days of out of school suspension (OSS), they will lose the privilege of parking on campus for the remainder of the 2022-23 school year. Links for the Allatoona High School Student Handbook and the Family Information Guide can be found on the AHS web site. 

We believe in being a community school of excellence. Students at Allatoona earned more hours of community service last year than any other school year. Multiple programs and opportunities are offered to earn community service hours throughout the school year. We encourage students to participate in these opportunities and realize the importance of giving back while a part of the Allatoona family.

Finally, we believe that your child’s education doesn’t stop when the school bell rings. We encourage all students to join a club, fine arts group, or play a sport. In addition to finding friends, the lessons taught through participation in these activities last long after they have left the halls of Allatoona and will benefit them for many years to come. Allatoona offers a wide variety of opportunities for your child, explore these at the Athletics and Extracurricular links on our web page.  

An upcoming school event you don’t want to miss is the Buccaneer Bash on July 28th.  The freshmen and new AHS students and parents should meet at 9 a.m. in the main gymnasium.  At Buc Bash, you will be able to review your schedule, tour the school, meet teachers, join clubs, order yearbooks, obtain parking decals, purchase spirit wear, and purchase the all-access Buc Pass. We welcome our upperclassmen to campus in the afternoon (12th : 12:00-1:00, 11th  & 10th : 1:00- 2:30), to make purchases and walk their schedule for the upcoming year. 

Included are some procedures and helpful links:

*Morning Car Rider Drop off- Please be aware morning traffic approaching the campus is heavy from 7:50-8:15, please plan accordingly.  As you enter the campus, car rider drop off is only in front of the school along the curb.  Please do not drop students from the driving lane in the loop in front of the school blocking the flow of traffic or in the stadium lot.  The front doors and the student parking doors open at 7:15. All students will wait in the cafeteria until the 8:00 bell. 

*Afternoon Car Rider Pick-up- Our afternoon traffic has increased.  We are now encouraging parents to enter the campus, park in the stadium lot in a parking space and text your child to let them know where to find you in the lot. You will be able to exit from the stadium entrance or the traffic light.  When this method was used last year, it improved the flow of cars at the traffic light. You may also use the traditional car rider option at the curb in front of the school, but when doing so please pull forward beyond the flagpole to take advantage of all the space.  

*Tardy to School or Class- Students are expected to be in class at 8:20 a.m. If a student is not, he/she must sign in tardy for school at the Attendance Office. For a tardy to be excused, the student must have a note or a parent signature stating the reason for the tardy.

*Phone calls: Please add Allatoona High to your contacts (770-975-6503) so when our staff makes a call you will recognize the number and take our call.

The teachers and staff are here to help you and your child be successful in everything that they do, and we can’t wait to watch them show us how they are Anchored in Excellence. We are so fortunate to live and work in an amazing community with outstanding students and parents! As always, thank you so much for your support! We are looking forward to a fantastic year.

Regards,

Candace Wilkes

Principal


Thursday, May 26, 2022

Deadline For Course Extension Approaching!

Good afternoon,

If your child is requiring course extension (60-69%), please be sure to complete the registration form sent by your child’s teacher and make your payment via MyPaymentsPlus. The deadline for registration for course extension is Friday, May 27th at 12pm.

Thank you,


Wednesday, May 18, 2022

AHS State Championship Baseball Game at Truist - Early Check-Outs

Early Checkouts for AHS State Championship Baseball Games at Truist Park, Thursday, May 19 and Friday, May 20:

  • Notes MUST BE RECEIVED IN WRITING/EMAIL NO LATER THAN 4 HOURS BEFORE CHECKOUT TIME!
  • PRE-ARRANGED CHECKOUTS are preferred to Theresa.bennett@cobbk12.org
  • When you prearrange a checkout – you do not need to come in – you can meet your student out by the big anchor!
  • If you know your student needs to checkout early on Thursday or Friday, to go to the baseball game -  DON’T WAIT – SEND IT IN NOW with correct time to leave the building!
  • Checkouts END at 3:00 on 5/19 & 5/20!

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Attention Allatoona Families,

As you know our year is speeding to a close and there are a lot of events still remaining for our students.  

Please review all of the highlights below as some dates and times have changed.  

  • Wednesday, 5/18 - Yearbooks will be distributed 4th block to all students who pre-purchased with a “Yearbook Signing Event” to follow from 2:15 until 3:15. 
  • On Thursday, 5/19, we are excited for the Allatoona baseball team who will play at the Atlanta Braves stadium for the 6A State Championshipagainst Pope HS in a best of 3 game series. 
    • Gates open at 4 pm at Truist Park Thursday.  Game 1 starts at 5 pm with the 2nd game to follow 30 minutes after game 1 is completed. (Doubleheader)
    • If a 3rd game is needed, it is scheduled for noon on Friday, 5/20. 
    • Bags are not permitted except for small 5 x 9 clutch handbags. 
    • Tickets are $20.00 + processing fee on GoFan.com 
    • Our team will be in the 3rd base dugout.  Our Coach has requested the game be a “white out” since that was successful against Lassiter!  Go Bucs!
  • If you elect to have your student check out early to go to a game, you will need to plan ahead by sending in a note/email in advance to Theresa.bennett@cobbk12.org   Requests turned in well in advance are appreciated, and must arrive 4 hours prior to the requested checkout time
  • Thursday and Friday are normal school days for underclassmen. We will run our regular bell schedule Thursday and Friday all day. 
  • Senior exams will still be given as communicated during block 3 and 4 on Thursday and during block 1 and 2 on Friday.  
  • IMPORTANT- The mandatory senior meeting has been reschedule from Friday 3rd block to Thursday 2nd block. Please be sure your senior attends. 
    • We want to support our baseball team, but not at the expense of the students’ success in the classroom. We encourage as many seniors as possible to take their exams at the scheduled time to avoid the possibility of having to take three or four exams on the make-up date. 
    • If a senior exam is missed, they must be made up on Monday, 5/23 at 8:20 am
    • All make-up senior exams must be completed by noon on Monday if your student plans to walk at graduation on Friday, 5/27.
  • Underclassmen exams are Tuesday, 5/24  (blocks 1 & 2) and Wednesday, 5/25 (Blocks 3 & 4) as communicated. 
  • All 3 days the last week are early release days.  8:20- 11:30 with no homeroom.  See the detailed exam schedule on our web site for more information.

Please encourage your student to finish strong and wrap up a successful year!  

Candace Wilkes

Principal

Allatoona High School

770-975-6503


Monday, March 21, 2022

Virtual Graduation Info Meeting

Good evening, 

We will have a VIRTUAL Graduation Information meeting this Thursday, March 24th at 6:30pm via Microsoft Teams. You may need to download the Microsoft Teams app to access the meeting. This meeting is for parents, but students are welcome to join. 

Meeting Link: https://bit.ly/ahsgrad22 

Topics:  

Graduation Ceremony Overview 

Ticket Request Process

Senior Letters

Upcoming Senior Events

Please DO NOT respond to this email! Questions should be emailed to your assigned counselor.

Counselors are assigned based on the first letter of your last name.

Dawn Neely  (A-D)  dawn.neely@cobbk12.org 

Robin Rohrbach  (E-K)  robin.rohrbach@cobbk12.org 

Kristi Turner  (J-Ri)  kristi.turner@cobbk12.org 

or

Haley Welch  (J-Ri)  haley.welch@cobbk12.org 

Melody McAllister  (Ro-Z)  melody.mcallister@cobbk12.org 


Friday, March 18, 2022

Dear Allatoona Families,

As we enter the final quarter of this school year, I want to provide you with a few updates.

Teachers with quarter courses finalized grades earlier this week, and those grades will soon be accessible in ParentVUE. For semester courses, we are halfway through the second six weeks. Please encourage your student to finish this semester strong and to stay in communication with your student’s teachers if any concerns arise.

As you have likely heard in the news recently, social media challenges have become an issue in many schools, and we too face these challenges at Allatoona. Many of our students frequently use Instagram and Snapchat for communication.  Many times, our students are using this platform to send video messages, images, and messages they would never say to someone in person.  They pass along disparaging, inaccurate, and inappropriate messages which create negative relationships between students thus impacting student learning and the climate on campus.  My current position on social media it that it is doing more harm than good for our students and school community.  I would like to encourage you to take time to have conversations with your student(s) about these disturbing trends and your student’s appropriate use of social media.  I am also asking that you closely monitor your student’s social media usage. Public safety can assist you with social media issues that occur outside of the school’s discipline code.   For more information on talking to your student about dangerous trends on social media, Common Sense Media offers a great deal of insightful information.  This is a critical topic for our students and families, and I value the partnership between home and school that allows us to create a safe and positive school environment. 

With a focus on student learning, we are glad most of you have elected to allow your student to take advantage of a CCSD student laptop. Currently, we have distributed over 1,300 student laptops. It is NOT too late for your student to receive a laptop. The student laptops are a great asset in our classrooms for both our teachers and our students. While your student may have a personal laptop, it will not connect as easily to the CCSD network, so we want you to opt-in through ParentVUE so they can take advantage of the online learning opportunities Allatoona teachers are planning. The new student laptops easily access school programs and provide a safe and secure portal for all online learning. In addition, these safety precautions are in place when your student logs on at home. There is a repair kiosk already in place in our Media Center for any issues, and our technology staff is always willing to assist. 

The extracurricular events on campus are in full swing, and our Buccaneers are doing an outstanding job.  Our Athletics department’s Spring sports are going strong, and events are taking place on campus on a daily basis. Please remember that all practices are closed for the safety and security of our student-athletes, but we welcome you to attend games and support our athletes and teams. All tickets are available on GoFan. Our Fine Arts department is also quite busy. Allatoona Band has their annual All That Jazz auction and dinner coming up on March 31st, and tickets are available on allatoonabands.org. Drama is preparing for its next performance in mid-April. All music courses are currently preparing or participating in their Large Group Performance Evaluations (LGPE) over the next couple of weeks in March.  

As Senior parents know, graduation is quickly approaching on Friday, May 27, 2022, at 9:00 AM, and we will host graduation on our campus this year.  The optional Baccalaureate service hosted by PTSA will take place at Cedarcrest Church on Sunday, May 22, 2022, at 3:00 PM.  A timeline for spring senior events was provided to your seniors in February at a class meeting, and we sent a parent copy via CTLS a couple of weeks ago. There are many other events scheduled, and more information can be found on the Seniors Resource page on the website.

Our dates for Spring Break are Monday, April 4, 2022, through Friday, April 8, 2022. The weeks following spring break will pass quickly for our students.  Teachers of End of Course classes, as well as, AP courses are diligently preparing them for their upcoming assessments.  Our goal is for students to keep their academic focus through the end of the semester.  Please reach out to our counselors, teachers, and support staff with any questions you may have.  

As I close, I would like to ask you to stay connected with us. The Allatoona website is https://www.cobbk12.org/allatoona, and the Allatoona Athletics website is https://allatoonabucs.com/. You can find Allatoona on social media as well: Facebook (@allatoonahs and @allatoonabucs); Instagram (@allatoonahighschool); and Twitter (@allatoona_hs and @toona_athletics) if you want to follow events or athletics on campus.

Sincerely,

Candace Wilkes,

Principal

@principalwilkes


Saturday, March 5, 2022

Important Prom Information - Please Read

Parents,

The Allatoona prom will take place tomorrow evening at Zoo Atlanta from 8:00-11:00 pm. We want to remind you to have a conversation with your student and explain that all Cobb County School District rules and polices apply at this event. It is our practice at Allatoona High School to charge and prosecute students when laws are broken at Allatoona High School events. Security will be provided by City of Atlanta police officers, therefore, if an arrest occurs, you will be called by a representative of the city of Atlanta to address your students’ issue. We don’t anticipate anything happening, however, we would be remiss if we did not make sure all parties were aware of the consequences well in advance. We look forward to a wonderful event and are so happy we get to provide our students with this opportunity after being unable to this past year.

All students and guests need to bring a photo ID. If driving to prom and parking, there is a $6 parking fee that can be paid with credit card or through the park mobile app on their phone.

Thank you!


Friday, March 4, 2022  

Important Prom Information - Please Read

Parents,

The Allatoona prom will take place tomorrow evening at Zoo Atlanta from 8:00-11:00 pm. We want to remind you to have a conversation with your student and explain that all Cobb County School District rules and polices apply at this event. It is our practice at Allatoona High School to charge and prosecute students when laws are broken at Allatoona High School events. Security will be provided by City of Atlanta police officers, therefore, if an arrest occurs, you will be called by a representative of the city of Atlanta to address your students’ issue. We don’t anticipate anything happening, however, we would be remiss if we did not make sure all parties were aware of the consequences well in advance. We look forward to a wonderful event and are so happy we get to provide our students with this opportunity after being unable to this past year.

All students and guests need to bring a photo ID. If driving to prom and parking, there is a $6 parking fee that can be paid with credit card or through the park mobile app on their phone.

Thank you!


Friday, March 4, 2022

Join Us For Coffee Talk at 9 AM Today!

If you are planning to attend in person, please sign in at the front office before heading to the media center.

If you would like to join us on-line, click here.

Have a wonderful weekend!


Tuesday, March 1, 2022

AP Exam Registration Deadline Approaching

Parents, 

Our deadline for AP exam registration AND exam payment is March 8th.  There will be no extensions beyond this date.  Please be sure your students are aware of this.  

They must register for the exam through AP Classroom and pay for the exam (s) through My Payments Plus by March 8th.

Questions regarding AP Exam registration can be emailed to christian.barnes@cobbk12.org.

Regards,

CB

Christian A. Barnes | Assistant Principal | Allatoona High School

3300 Dallas-Acworth Hwy, NW Acworth, Ga 30101 | P: 770-975-6503 | F: 770-529-7744


Monday, February 28, 2022

Course Request Profile 2022-2023

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All students should have a copy of their course request profile for the 2022-2023 school year.  If any changes need to be made, please do so on the form and return it to the Allatoona counseling office by Friday, March 4.


Friday, February 25, 2022

Student Parking Notice - Please Read

All STUDENT PARKING IS SOLD OUT.

Parents please understand that county policy states all vehicles parked on Allatoona Campus must be registered and have a parking decal affixed to the windshield. Please confirm your student driver has purchased a parking decal and placed it on the vehicle. Please recall this has been communicated throughout the year.   In fairness, students who have followed the parking procedure should not have their space taken by another student who has not followed the expectations for parking on campus. 

Starting Monday February 28th we will be towing unauthorized vehicles from campus.  Allatoona student parking lot is assigned parking by space number. If your student drives, they have been assigned a spot and must park only in the space assigned.  

We understand unexpected needs come up.  To address this, our parallel spots are for emergency 1 day parking. To use one day parking, the student must park and enter the building prior to the beginning of the school day to purchase a $1-daily parking pass. That is good for 1 day and you cannot purchase more than 7 in a semester. If students park in the one-day spots without a one day permit they can possibly receive ticket or could be towed.

It is never appropriate for students to park on the football stadium side of the school during the day.  That is reserved for faculty only.

Thank you for your understanding.

Candace Wilkes, Principal

Allatoona High School

770-975-6503


Friday, January 21, 2022

AP Exams and My Payments Plus

Students taking the 2022 AP exam can now go on MPP to pay for their exams.  MMP payments will end on March 8, 2022.  Exams ordered after March 8th will incur a $40 late charge.  Please remember:

Students must join AP Classroom 

Then pay for their exam through MyPaymentsPlus.

For questions please contact our AP Coordinator, Christian A. Barnes at 770-975-6503.


Friday, January 21, 2022

Dual Enrollment Information Night

DUAL ENROLLMENT INFORMATION NIGHT: If your child is interested in taking college classes through dual enrollment next summer (2022), fall (2022) or spring (2023), we will hold a Virtual Dual Enrollment Night scheduled for January 25th, 2022 at 6:30 pm via Teams. (You may need to download the Teams app to participate) Please use the following link:

Click here to join the meeting

Thanks so much!!

Robin J. Rohrbach, M.Ed.

School Counselor 

Allatoona High School

Phone: (770) 975-6503 x0

Fax: (770) 974-8855

Be sure to check out our latest newsletter: https://www.smore.com/6nv9x

Counseling webpage: https://web.cobbk12.org/allatoona/page/8766/counseling

AHS Dual Enrollment website: http://allatoonacounseling.weebly.com/

Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @Buc_Counselors

"Refuse to be average. Let your heart

soar as high as it will." - A.W. Tozer


Thursday, January 20, 2022

Spring Open House 1/24/22

We are excited to welcome you to spring  open house Monday, January 24th  from 6:30-7:30 pm.

When you arrive at Allatoona, please visit with the teachers that you would like to meet at your own pace, as we will not follow a set schedule for this open house.  For those unable to attend or that wish to view open house virtually, teachers have posted their welcome videos, including what you child needs in terms of supplies and an overview of their course, to their CTLS home page.  Teachers are available via email to answer questions, and they are looking forward to hearing from any parents who have questions.


Friday, January 7, 2022

Please join us for Coffee Talk @ 9 a.m. this morning

Once again, it's Coffee Talk with Candace Wilkes, today at 9 a.m.

You may join us in person or via zoom by clicking here!

Have a wonderful weekend!


Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Graduation Date Announced!!!

We are so proud to announce that the Class of 2022 graduation ceremony will be held on Friday, May 27th at 9 a.m. in Buccaneer Stadium at Allatoona!

You may feel free to make your graduation travel plans with family members.

Have a wonderful week!!!

Candace Wilkes,

Principal

@principalwilkes


Friday, December 3, 2021

Join us for Coffee Talk this morning!

Good morning Allatoona families!

Coffee Talk will begin at 9 a.m.  If you plan to join us via zoom, click here.

Have a wonderful weekend!!!


Friday, November 12, 2021

Join Us For Coffee Talk This Morning!!!

Join us in person or on line at 9 a.m.!  

We will meet in person in the media center reference room.

Click here to join on line.


Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Senior Tribute Ads

Now is the time to create a senior tribute ad for your special senior! Got to yearbookordercenter.com and enter order # 10511 to see the prices and options. The deadline to complete your ad is Tuesday, November 30th!!


Tuesday, November 9, 2021

The Counselor Crow's Nest

Please click here to read the November edition of The Counselor Crow's Nest.


Monday, November 8, 2021

Virtual Financial Aid Night is Coming!

AHS will host a Virtual Financial Aid Night Tuesday November 16th at 6:30-7:30pm presented by our Community Outreach representative from Ga Student Finance Commission. This virtual meeting will help Senior parents and students understand the financial aid process, learn more about Hope Scholarship, and answer specific questions they may have when filling out the FAFSA form. 

This is the link to join on 11/16/21:  https://bit.ly/FA2night21

Mrs. Robin J. Rohrbach, M.Ed.

School Counselor 

Allatoona High School

Phone (770) 975-6503 ext.022 

Fax (770) 974-8855

Students with E-K last names and KSU Dual Enrollment

"Refuse to be average. Let your heart soar as high as it will." - A.W. Tozer

Follow us on IG and Twitter  @ Buc_Counselors

Be sure to check out our latest newsletter: https://www.smore.com/evsc3

Counseling webpage: https://web.cobbk12.org/allatoona/page/8766/counseling

DE website:   http://allatoonacounseling.weebly.com/


Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Senior Tribute Ads

Now is the time to create a senior tribute ad for your special senior! Got to yearbookordercenter.com and enter order # 10511 to see the prices and options. The deadline to complete your ad is Tuesday, November 30th!!


Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Coffee Talk Rescheduled

Since the Superintendent is allowing us to celebrate our World Series Braves on Friday with a county wide school closing, we will postpone our Coffee Talk until Friday November 12th.

Thank you for your patience!

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Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Student and teacher holiday to celebrate the World Series Champion Atlanta Braves!Braves%20Parade.png

In celebration of the hometown team’s World Series Championship, and in partnership with surrounding districts, all Cobb schools will be closed on Friday, November 5.

The Atlanta Braves parade and celebratory events will occur in Cobb County during the day and this holiday will also keep anticipated high traffic, throughout Cobb County, as manageable as possible for everyone who lives in Cobb.

Friday will be a student and teacher holiday while all annual and hourly staff will receive direction from their direct supervisor.  

After-school program (ASP) will not be available and Friday night athletic activities will remain as scheduled.

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Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Fall 2021 Principal Letter

November 2, 2021

Dear Allatoona Families,

As we enter the final six weeks of this first semester, I want to provide you with a few updates on this school year. 

Teachers are finalizing grades, and you will soon be able to access your student’s 2nd six-week report card in ParentVue. Please encourage your student to finish this semester strong. Please stay in communication with your student’s teachers if any concerns arise. There are only a few short weeks left to this semester, and as we know, they will seem to fly by!  

Our Athletics department is transitioning from Fall sports to Winter sports, and I hope that you will continue to support our Buc student-athletes. Our Fine Arts department has been busy as well, with the One Act Play just concluding this past week, earning Region Champion at the competition on Saturday, October 29th. Our Fine Arts Gala will take place on Thursday, December 2nd, at 7:00 PM, and I encourage you to join us as this is always an excellent way to prepare for the holidays!

Prior to Winter Break, we will have two hybrid PTSA-sponsored Coffee Talks, Friday, November 5th, and Friday, December 3rd, both at 9:00 AM. If you would prefer to attend from home, a Zoom link will be available on the PTSA website, or you can join us in person in the Media Center Reference Room. I always enjoy this opportunity to meet with all of you!

We are making great strides in distributing the student laptops with over 1,000 students opting-in and receiving their laptops thus far. It is NOT too late for your student to receive a laptop.  At the beginning of second semester, we want every student to bring their laptop every day so students and teachers can take full advantage of its tools in the classroom. While you may have a laptop for your student, we want you to opt-in through ParentVUE so they can take advantage of the online learning opportunities Allatoona teachers are planning. The new student laptops easily access school programs and provide a safe and secure portal for all online learning. In addition, these safety precautions are in place when your student logs on at home. There is a repair kiosk already in place in our Media Center for any issues.

As you have likely heard in the news, social media challenges have become an issue in many schools. I would like to encourage you to be aware of these and to monitor your student’s social media usage and have conversations with them about these disturbing trends. The most notable examples have come from TikTok with challenges such as September’s “devious licks” where students were encouraged to steal items from schools and post about them and October’s where students were encouraged to slap their teachers and post videos of those assaults. Please be aware that these challenges can lead students to behavior that could result in school discipline consequences or even criminal charges.  For more information on talking to your student about these dangerous trends, Common Sense Media offers a great deal of insightful information.  

Over the next six weeks, please mark your calendars with holidays and early release days:

  • Monday, November 22, 2021 through Friday, November 26, 2021Thanksgiving Break
  • Thursday, December 16, 2021Early Release/Final Exam
  • Friday, December 17, 2021Early Release/Final Exam
  • Monday, December 20, 2021 through Friday, December 31, 2021Winter Break 
  • Monday, January 3, 2021 and Tuesday, January 4, 2021Student Holidays/Staff Workdays

Final Exams are scheduled for Thursday, December 16, and Friday, December 17. The Final Exam Schedule has been shared by our teachers with your student and posted on our school web site. As mentioned above, both of those days are early release days, so all students will leave at 11:30 AM.

As I close, I would like to ask you to stay connected with us. The Allatoona website is https://www.cobbk12.org/allatoona, and the Allatoona Athletics website is https://allatoonabucs.com/. You can find Allatoona on social media as well: Facebook (@allatoonahs and @allatoonabucs); Instagram (@allatoonahighschool); and Twitter (@allatoona_hs and @toona_athletics).

Sincerely,

Candace Wilkes,

Principal

@principalwilkes


Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Students Taking AP Exams! Important!

Students taking AP exams MUST change the exam registration status from “Undecided” to “Yes”.  If the decision status remains “Undecided,” the AP exam WILL NOT BE ORDERED.  Any change in status after the deadline of November 8th will incur a $40/exam late fee.  

Please email Christian A. Barnes at christian.barnes@cobbk12.org if you have further questions or concerns.


Friday, October 29, 2021

ED-SPLOST VI Referendum Tuesday

Good morning, #BucNation! The ED-SPLOST VI voting referendum is Tuesday, November 2, 2021 - in case you need some information on what @cobbschools is proposing, check out the videos they have prepared at this playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ3LDNHg8nlkVrOFiTKNZn_XHdCYTNBvP #GoBucs #AnchoredInExcellence


Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Don't Miss Out!

Donate to Turner’s Heroes!

Today is the last day to purchase t-shirts and capes on MyPaymentsPlus to support Turner’s Heroes and earn community service hours. All orders can be picked up at the HELM desk tomorrow during all lunches. In person sales will continue through tomorrow during lunch and on Friday at the football game.

There is still time to donate toys for cancer patients at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Please bring in your new, unwrapped toy to the front office at Allatoona or bring it to the game on Friday. Students who wish to earn community service hours need to include their receipt, name, and homeroom with their toy.

Thank you-

Amie Howard

Assistant Principal/Athletic Director

Allatoona High School

3300 Dallas-Acworth Hwy

Acworth, GA 30101

770-975-6503 ext:701014

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www.allatoonabucs.com


Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Senior Tribute Ads

Senior Parents

Now is the time to create a senior tribute ad for your special senior! Got to yearbookordercenter.com and enter order # 10511 to see the prices and options. The deadline to complete your ad is Tuesday, November 30th!!


Tuesday, October 26, 2021

PTSA Reflections Art Contest Deadline is THIS FRIDAY!

Students can share their plans for our future by submitting artwork illustrating the theme, “I Will Change the World By….”

The categories are:

  • Visual Art
  • Photography
  • Literature
  • Film Production
  • Music Composition
  • Dance Choreography 

Last year, AHS had more entries than any high school in our area! Bucs, let’s share your vision with the world. Find rules and entry form at www.ptsaahs.com. Turn in your artwork to the front office by this Friday, October 29th.


Friday, October 22, 2021

Community Service Opportunity - Super Hero Night is Coming!

Super Hero night is coming, and Athletic Leadership is asking all Allatoona students and parents to be a part!

In 2018, Allatoona High School alum Turner Cockrell lost his courageous fight against cancer while attending college at Vanderbilt. In his honor, a nonprofit was started, Turner’s Heroes, whose purpose is to raise funds for discovery grants to fight pediatric cancer. Next week you have a chance to be a part of this fight and for students to earn community service hours.

Students have a chance to earn hours three different ways:

  1. Purchase a Turner’s Heroes t-shirt on MyPaymentsPlus or at the HELM desk for $10 for 1 hour of service*
  2. Purchase a Turner’s Heroes cape on MyPaymentsPlus or at the HELM desk for $10 for 1 hour of service*
  3. Donate a new, wrapped toy to be delivered to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta for pediatric cancer patients for up to 4 hours**

T-shirts and capes will be sold in person and online through Wednesday, October 27th. After that, they must be purchased the night of the game at the pirate in the stadium. Toys are accepted the entire week in the front office and the night of the football game at the pirate in the stadium. A receipt with the student’s name must be included with the toy (s) to be given credit for hours earned.

All students and fans should wear their capes and shirts to the game on Friday, October 29th, as the Bucs play host to Lassiter. That evening students will be collecting change at the game for donations, so make sure to bring some cash to donate to this worthy cause. Don’t like to bring cash to game? Don’t worry-you can donate via credit card at this link https://bit.ly/Allatoona4Turner.

See any member of athletic leadership for more details on this event and for information on how you can help be a part of the fight against pediatric cancer.

*a maximum of six hours can be earned from the purchase of capes and t-shirts

**donated toys must be from the suggested items sheet attached- $1=1 hour for a maximum of 4 hours earned

Thanks,

Amie Howard

Assistant Principal/Athletic Director

Allatoona High School

3300 Dallas-Acworth Hwy

Acworth, GA 30101

770-975-6503 ext:701014

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www.allatoonabucs.com



Thursday, October 14, 2021

Scott Bursmith Impact Award nominations needed

Nominations for the Scott Bursmith Impact Award are now being accepted. This award began in 2017 to honor the founding principal of Allatoona High School, Mr. Scott Bursmith, by selecting a member of the Allatoona family for recognition as having a positive impact on Allatoona students, staff, and community. Nominations are open through October 22 with recognition occurring during pregame of the November 5th football game vs. Pope High School.  Please fill out this form to nominate a deserving individual. https://forms.office.com/r/m6v9qfBYKp 

If you have questions, please email Amie.Howard@cobbk12.org 

Thanks,

Amie Howard

Assistant Principal/Athletic Director

Allatoona High School

3300 Dallas-Acworth Hwy

Acworth, GA 30101

770-975-6503 ext:701014

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www.allatoonabucs.com


Monday, October 11, 2021

Scott Bursmith Impact Award nominations needed

Nominations for the Scott Bursmith Impact Award are now being accepted. This award began in 2017 to honor the founding principal of Allatoona High School, Mr. Scott Bursmith, by selecting a member of the Allatoona family for recognition as having a positive impact on Allatoona students, staff, and community. Nominations are open through October 22 with recognition occurring during pregame of the November 5th football game vs. Pope High School.  Please fill out this form to nominate a deserving individual. https://forms.office.com/r/m6v9qfBYKp 

If you have questions, please email Amie.Howard@cobbk12.org 

Thanks,

Amie Howard

Assistant Principal/Athletic Director

Allatoona High School

3300 Dallas-Acworth Hwy

Acworth, GA 30101

770-975-6503 ext:701014

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www.allatoonabucs.com


Thursday, October 7, 2021

Frey Elementary Presents Octoberfast!

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PDF available in Resources section below.


Tuesday, October 5, 2021

PTSA SAT Prep Course 2nd session

The second session of the PTSA sponsored SAT Prep course will begin on Monday, October 25th and will be held VIRTUALLY from 4:30 – 6:00 pm on Mondays and Wednesdays for 4 weeks.  Registration is currently open and spots are filling up fast!!!  Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to prepare for the SAT or to improve your score!  You can pick up a registration form from Mrs. Edwards (room 1212) or by visiting the PTSA website (https://www.ptsaahs.com/).  Please contact Mrs. Edwards (amanda.edwards1@cobbk12.org) if you have any questions.

Amanda M. Edwards, Ed.S.

Allatoona High School

Mathematics Teacher

Varsity Baseball Diamond Doll Sponsor

Math Team Sponsor

Beta Club Sponsor


Tuesday, October 5, 2021    

Hybrid Coffee Talk this Friday Oct. 8

Please join us this Friday at 9 a.m. for our monthly Coffee Talk with the Principal, Candace Wilkes.  Once again, we will have both a zoom link and an in person option to join.

To join via zoom on Friday, please click here. If you plan to attend in person, please be sure to check in at the front office.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing all your faces on Friday!


Monday, October 4, 2021

Action! Student Laptops

Parents and Guardians,

We are excited to share that student laptops are in and ready for distribution.  The student laptops will be a great asset in our classrooms for both our teachers and students. While you may have a laptop for your child, we want you to opt-in through ParentVUE so your student can take advantage of the on-line learning opportunities our teachers are planning.  The new student laptops easily access the school programs and provide a safe and secure portal for all on-line learning.  In addition, these safety precautions are in place when your child logs on at home.  There is a repair kiosk in our media center for any issues.  

FAQ’s

  1. Will classroom instruction change to mostly on-line? No
  2. Will it give my child an advantage to have a laptop in class? Yes
  3. What are examples of how it will be used? Online Delta math practice, on-line quick assessments, research, composing papers/assignments in class, etc.

We encourage you to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity for your child to have a laptop until they graduate from Allatoona High School.  To receive a laptop, the enrolling adult must login to ParentVUE and select Student Device Liability Agreement from the menu on the left.  If you have issues accessing your ParentVUE account, please contact Allatoona High School.

Candace Wilkes


Friday, September 10, 2021

Homecoming Tickets Go On Sale Next Week!

Homecoming tickets will officially go on sale Monday morning!! HELM students will be manning the desk during all lunches.  See additional information regarding ticket sales below:

Homecoming Tickets Sales

  1. Students can pay through MyPaymentsPlus, cash, check or use their Buc Pass (free admission)
  2. Students paying with cash, check, or using their Buc Pass MUST come to the HELM desk during lunch to sign a behavior contract and pick up their tickets
    1. If using a Buc Pass, you must show your Buc Pass to be checked off the list 
  3. If students are bringing a date, they MUST have a guest approval form signed and ready to turn in before they can receive their tickets. Those forms can be found at the HELM desk during lunch and in the front office. 
  4. WE DO NOT HAVE CHANGE AT THE HELM DESK. Single tickets are $30 and double are $50. Please pay in exact change or the rest will be considered a donation. 
  5. Any other questions, please email Meredith.Carter@cobbk12.org

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Senior Parent Video

Senior parents,

Students received important information in Buc Block about purchasing Cap and Gowns. Please see the video below and purchase your cap and gown by December 2nd at www.herffatlanta.com.

Senior Parent Video - https://vimeo.com/586822874

Thanks,

Amie Howard

Assistant Principal/Athletic Director

Allatoona High School

3300 Dallas-Acworth Hwy

Acworth, GA 30101

770-975-6503 ext:701014

www.allatoonabucs.com


Friday, September 3, 2021

Coffee Talk

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Thank you for your patience!


Friday, September 3, 2021

Coffee Talk starting soon!

Please join us on line or in person this morning at 9 a.m. for our first Coffee Talk of the school year.

To join via zoom, click here.


Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Community Letter re: Close Contacts

Parents and Guardians,

At the August CCSD School Board meeting the Covid guidelines for students were adjusted.  The summary is below. 

When any student tests positive for COVID-19 they will be required to isolate for 10 days according to the GA Department of Public Health guidelines.  

The day symptoms begin is day zero. Then the student should observe ten days of isolation with a return to school on day eleven, if the student is fever free for 24 hours and symptoms have improved.

Students who are identified as a close contact at school and are asymptomatic, will be required to isolate at home for the first three days from the date of close contact  with the positive person and return to school if they remain asymptomatic.  (Since the new guideline has been in place, many close contacts have not been directed to isolate 3 days due to several days passing since exposure to the positive person and delayed test results.) 

  • Upon return students will need to wear a mask while on school district property for an additional seven days after exposure. 
  • If a close contact exhibits any symptoms, they should stay home and be monitored by their parent or guardian.

Please be aware as symptoms occur and parents determine covid testing is needed, the return of test results can be delayed.  We understand that timely notification to our families is important. Unfortunately, we can only notify you once the parent/guardian has called or emailed the school test results. While we have asked families to notify our nurse immediately, that is one element we can’t control. 

As a result, the school may not receive test results for a few days, this will impact the timeline for close contact notification from our school staff. As always, if your child is sick please keep them home from school and monitor their health. 

Thank you for your patience as we work through this process. 


Monday, August 30, 2021

PTSA Coffee Talk

Hey, Buc families!  This Friday, please join us for PTSA's first Coffee Talk of the school year.  We'll host a hybrid version of our monthly meeting at 9am, both virtual and face to face. We'll vote on our 2021-22 PTSA budget and Mrs. Wilkes will share all the Allatoona news.  

You can find the Zoom link on our website at ptsaahs.com.  If you'd like to attend in person, just sign in at the office and head for the Media Center.  Hope to see you all there!

Allatoona PTSA Board


Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Allatoona Bus Updates

PM Routes: STARTING TODAY until further notice:

Bus# 1815 in lane 13 will take bus# 2191. 

Bus# 1772 in lane 15 will take bus# 2167 (May make double runs).

AM Routes: LATE BUSES until further notice:

Bus# 1815 will pick up bus# 2191 (will be approx. 25 mins late depending on traffic).

Bus# 1772 will pick up bus# 2167 (may make double runs).

Bus# 2142 may possibly  be late due to double elementary loads.

Bus# 2190 will continue to pick up bus# 1650 and may possibly be late.

* We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience.


Monday, August 23, 2021

New Covid Guidelines

Parents and Guardians,

The CCSD School Board met last Thursday, August 19, 2021 and adjusted the Covid guidelines for students.  The summary is below. 

When any student tests positive for COVID-19 they will be required to isolate for 10 days according to the GA Department of Public Health guidelines.  

  • The day symptoms begin is day zero. Then the student should observe ten days of isolation with a return to school on day eleven, if the student is fever free for 24 hours and symptoms have improved.

Students who are identified as a close contact at school and are asymptomatic, will be required to isolate for three days at home and return to school if they remain asymptomatic. 

  • Upon return students will need to wear a mask while on school district property for an additional seven days after exposure. 
  • If a close contact exhibits symptoms, they should stay home and be monitored by their parent or guardian.

Please be aware as symptoms occur and parents determine covid testing is needed, the return of test results can be delayed.  As a result, the school may not receive test results for a few days, this will impact the timeline for close contact notification from our school staff.   As always, if your child is sick please keep them home from school and monitor their health. 

Thank you for your patience as we work through this process. 


Tuesday, August 17, 2021   

PTSA TAILGATE!!!!

If you're going to the PTSA tailgate before the Harrison game, you must pick up a wristband for admission during lunch today, tomorrow, or Friday.  Wristbands are free for PTSA members, but you can still join for only $10.  You may also pick up your pre-ordered tailgate t-shirt.  There are some extras tees available in limited sizes for $10.  Be aware, wristbands are for entry into the tailgate only.  Game tickets are sold separately at gofan.co.


Monday, August 16, 2021

PTSA First Annual Tailgate Party!!!

Hey Buc Nation!  We cannot wait!  Less than a week away from Friday Night, Lights OUT for the Hoyas at PTSA's first annual tailgate party!  Meet us behind the school at 5pm for music, food, free face painting, games, giveaways and all we need to get primed to cheer our Bucs to victory. (Game tickets are sold separately at gofan.co.)

Look for PTSA volunteers at all lunches Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of this week.  We'll hand out pre-ordered tailgate tees, wristbands for PTSA members' free admission, plus wristbands for free food for those who purchased family memberships.  

Thanks to all of you who have joined PTSA.  Not a member yet?  Go to ptsaahs.com before you miss out on the fun!  GO BUCS!!!


Friday, August 13, 2021

Senior Letters are Coming!!!

Dear Senior Parents,

In the next few days, you will be receiving information in the US mail regarding your child’s remaining graduation requirements. Your child’s transcript and information about upcoming senior meetings will also be included. Please review these materials and do not hesitate to reach out to your child’s counselor if you have any questions. We look forward to speaking with you soon!

Sincerely,

The AHS Counseling Department


Thursday, August 12, 2021

Buc Passes

Buc Passes will be distributed during lunch tomorrow, Friday the 13th. All passes that were purchased before 8/12 can be picked up (and their spirit shirt) at the HELM desk.


Wednesday, August 11, 2021

PTSA SAT Prep Course Now Available!

The PTSA sponsored SAT Prep course will begin on Monday, September 13th and will be held VIRTUALLY from 4:30 – 6:00 pm on Mondays and Wednesdays for 4 weeks (no classes held during September break).  Registration is currently open!  

COST: $175 for PTSA Members

$200 for Non-PTSA Members

You can pick up a registration form from Mrs. Edwards (room 1212) or by visiting the PTSA website (https://www.ptsaahs.com/).  This is a great way to prepare for the SAT or to improve your score!  Please contact Mrs. Edwards (amanda.edwards1@cobbk12.org) if you have any questions.


Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Purchase Your T-Shirt Now!!!

Buc Nation:  Only ONE DAY LEFT to pre-order your tailgate t-shirt! Get decked out for PTSA's Friday Night Lights Out Tailgate, August 20th at 5pm.  Join us for the party of the season... music, food, games, face painting and more. $10 admission, but PTSA members get in free! You can buy t-shirts and memberships right now in our online store at ptsaahs.com. Online t-shirt sales end tonight at midnight!  GO BUCS!  A picture of the shirt is below:

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Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Teacher's Lunchbox

Allatoona Teachers and Parents,

Teacher's Lunchbox, through Marietta Daily Grind, is available again this year for purchase and delivery to Allatoona.  

This is a great way to thank a teacher or staff member who may have your child in class or has helped them out in a special way.  

Please see attached flyer (in Resources section below) for additional information.

Thank you!


Friday, August 6, 2021

Senior Parent Night!!!

Attention Senior Parents! Please join the Allatoona High School Counselors for Senior Parent Night!

When: Thursday, August 19 at 7:00 PM

Where: The Allatoona High School Theatre

Who: All Parents of Seniors in the Class of 2022!

What: Counselors will be presenting information about post-high school planning and the college application process. Students will be receiving the same information in a separate meeting during the school day. 

We hope to see you there!


Friday, August 6, 2021

Communication From Allatoona HS

Parents, please add Allatoona High School as a contact in your phone, 770-975-6503.

This will allow you to see when the school is calling and you can respond accordingly.  

It is our practice to send general school announcements out at 4 p.m. or shortly after each day.  

Thank you and have a great weekend!!!


Friday, July 30, 2021

Senior Walk! Please read for Monday!!!!

Hello Senior Families!

We are starting a new tradition this year and it begins Monday, August 2nd!  Please read the attached and spread the word to all your senior friends!!!

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Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Buc Bash Update!

Allatoona Families:

We are looking forward to seeing you this Thursday, July 29th at Buc Bash!  Please have your Allatoona student download Synergy StudentVue to their phone prior to arriving on campus so they can access their schedule the morning of Buc Bash.

9th Grade – Parents and Students, please meet in the main gym at 9:00 a.m.

10th Grade & New Students – Parents and Students, please meet in the main gym at 10:30 a.m.

Activities Include: 

11th & 12th Grade – Drop in between 1:00-2:00

Begin in the media center where you will be able to do the following activities: 

We are looking forward to an outstanding year!!

Go Bucs!!

Candace Wilkes

Principal, Allatoona High School


Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Letter Jacket Sizing

Balfour will be at the school this Thursday, July 29th, from 1-3:30 pm in the Media Center to size students for letter jackets.

Flyer is attached. (See Resources section below)


Monday, July 12, 2021  

Parent and Student Welcome Letter

The Allatoona High School staff and administrators are anxious to welcome our new and returning Bucs "Back to School"!  

Please mark your calendar for our annual Buc Bash on Thursday, July 29th!

Freshman report at 9 a.m.

Sophomores and New Students report at 10:30 a.m. and

Upper Classmen report from 1-2 p.m.

Additional details are provide in the attached welcome letter from your principal, Candace Wilkes. (See Resources section for download.)

Looking forward to seeing all of you soon!

Go Bucs!


Thursday, June 3, 2021

Urgent Graduation Update

Dear Allatoona Family,

Although tonight’s graduation will continue to proceed as scheduled, in preparation for rain, we are asking that those who attend tonight’s graduation ceremony be prepared for possible pauses in the ceremony.

We know that such interruptions can be frustrating, and hope they do not occur. However, in our efforts to celebrate our graduates well and not inconvenience parents and guests, we intend to hold graduation tonight even if it is interrupted by weather.

Thank you for your patience.


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May 26, 2021

Dear Allatoona Families, 

This has certainly been a school year unlike any other from beginning to end, but our Buc Community has continued its proud tradition of excellence. We began the school year virtually, and our teachers and students overcame the challenges that new technology brought. Our athletic teams began practices and games while adhering to strict COVID-19 guidelines. As we approached our return to face-to-face school for many of our students and staff, we did so with masks in the halls, social distancing, and the challenges of hybrid learning. Through it all, I have been so proud of our entire community: our teachers who have been willing to adapt to and overcome so many teaching challenges; our students, from freshmen to seniors, who experienced high school in a completely different way than they were expecting; our parents who continued to support Allatoona and show up for events, many times virtually, to ask questions, make suggestions, and cheer their students on; and our bigger community who is always so supportive of Allatoona. I continue to be thankful to be a Buc. 

As we wrap up this unusual school year, I wanted to share a few items with you: 

    Teachers will have all grades updated and posted by the close of school on Wednesday, May 26th. 

    Teachers’ last day will be Thursday, May 27th. 

    Graduation will take place on Thursday, June 3rd, at 7:00 PM, at McEachern High School, 2400 New Macland Road, Powder Springs, GA 30127. Tickets are required to enter 

    Full graduation information can be found at https://web.cobbk12.org/allatoona/page/578/graduation   

While I don’t know all the details of the COVID-19 guidelines for the upcoming year, we are eagerly making plans to start the new school year in a few months.  Our district is offering Course Refresher, which gives rising 9th and high school students an opportunity to gain a greater comfort level with course content. The Cobb Course Refresher this summer allows students to review course lessons online at no cost. This can be for previously taken courses or for classes they will take during the 2021-2022 school year.  The Cobb Course Refresher will not result in a class or grade, will not impact the previous course grade, and has no credit associated with completion.  It is simply a review or preview opportunity for your student.  

We will update you on the happenings at AHS as we get closer to the start of the new year.  Save the dates below:  

    Buc Bash will be held on Thursday, July 29th, which is the traditional AHS welcome back on campus when schedules are released.  

    The first day of school for 2021-2022 will be Monday, August 2nd. 

Stay connected with us over the Summer. The Allatoona website is https://web.cobbk12.org/allatoona, and the Allatoona Athletics website is https://allatoonabucs.com/. You can find Allatoona on social media as well: Facebook (@allatoonahs and @allatoonabucs); Instagram (@allatoonahighschool); and Twitter (@allatoona_hs and @toona_athletics). 

Sincerely, 

Candace Wilkes 

Principal @principalwilkes

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(See Resources section below for PDFs of this letter and Cobb Course Refresher image above)


Friday, May 21, 2021

Youth Basketball Camp

If you have a 1st thru 8th grade student or if you know of anyone that would be interested, please pass along, see flyer in Resources below:

“Are you looking for an instructional yet fun basketball camp for your child during the summer?  The AYBL is holding a summer basketball camp for all rising 1st - 8th grade girls and boys at any skill level.  Registration is now open and the registration link is listed below:

https://allatoonabasketball.sportngin.com/register/form/765714612  

We look forward to having your player as part of our summer basketball camp!  

***Please note that Covid-19 protocols will be enforced throughout the camp.  Specific details will be provided prior to camp beginning.  If the camp is cancelled due to CCSD or COVID protocols, a full refund will be issued for all registrations.  

Please let us know if you have any questions. 

Thank you!

https://www.allatoonabasketball.com/ 


Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Yearbook Distribution Schedule

Yearbooks are being sorted based on the student’s school choice we currently have on record.

If your student is on record as being virtual, he/she can pick up his/her yearbook Thursday May 20th or Friday May 21st between 4-6 pm in the upper gym hallway around the corner from the school store.  Students will enter through the doors to the left of the front entrance of the school.  You may park on the front curb by the flagpole or in the front parking lot.

Face to face students will receive yearbooks during afternoon homeroom on Thursday May 20th.

Students cannot pick up books for other students unless they are siblings.

After Friday May 21st, all unclaimed yearbooks will be sent to the front office for pick up during school hours. 

Mrs. Darby Williams

English Teacher/Yearbook Supervisor, Allatoona High School

Adjunct Online Teacher, Cobb Virtual Academy


Monday, May 17, 2021

Yearbook Distribution Schedule

Yearbooks are being sorted based on the student’s school choice we currently have on record.

If your student is on record as being virtual, he/she can pick up his/her yearbook Thursday May 20th or Friday May 21st between 4-6 pm in the upper gym hallway around the corner from the school store.  Students will enter through the doors to the left of the front entrance of the school.  You may park on the front curb by the flagpole or in the front parking lot.

Face to face students will receive yearbooks during afternoon homeroom on Thursday May 20th.

Students cannot pick up books for other students unless they are siblings.

After Friday May 21st, all unclaimed yearbooks will be sent to the front office for pick up during school hours. 

Mrs. Darby Williams

English Teacher/Yearbook Supervisor, Allatoona High School

Adjunct Online Teacher, Cobb Virtual Academy


Monday, May 17, 2021

Device Return Procedures

Please see attached (in Resources section below) for important dates and procedures for returning your electronic devices.

Thank you!


Friday, May 14, 2021

Youth Basketball Camp

If you have a 1st thru 8th grade student or if you know of anyone that would be interested, please pass along, see flyer in Resources below:

“Are you looking for an instructional yet fun basketball camp for your child during the summer?  The AYBL is holding a summer basketball camp for all rising 1st - 8th grade girls and boys at any skill level.  Registration is now open and the registration link is listed below:

https://allatoonabasketball.sportngin.com/register/form/765714612 

We look forward to having your player as part of our summer basketball camp!  

***Please note that Covid-19 protocols will be enforced throughout the camp.  Specific details will be provided prior to camp beginning.  If the camp is cancelled due to CCSD or COVID protocols, a full refund will be issued for all registrations.  

Please let us know if you have any questions. 

Thank you!

https://www.allatoonabasketball.com/ 


May 13, 2021

Volleyball Tryout Info

Allatoona Volleyball 2021

Tryout requirements:

  • You must have a current Cobb Co. physical for 2021-22 school year
  • Your physical must be cleared & complete online through ParentVUE 
  • You must be passing 3 of 4 classes (HS students)
  • All rising 9th-12th grades

IMPORTANT

All incoming 9th grade players MUST be enrolled in one of the Allatoona feeder middle schools to tryout (Durham, McClure & Awtrey).

ALL PLAYERS MUST be register with Allatoona to tryout.

ANY NEW student that will be coming to Allatoona will tryout out (TBD with Coach Soley) once you register with our Allatoona Counselors and get a current 2021-22 Cobb County Physical.

NEW Tryout Dates:

Wednesday, May 26 – Mandatory 4-7 pm 

Thursday, May 27 – Mandatory (Cut day) 4-7 pm

All Players will start at 4pm

Player's meeting – all players who make the cut on Thursday, will have a mandatory meeting immediately following cuts.

Anyone trying out must open the link below and complete.

Complete the player information from the link below:

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May 12, 2021

Graduation Zoom Follow Up

Senior Families, 

Today we conducted our mandatory senior class meetings via Zoom, where we explained the Allatoona expectations for graduation.  We appreciate everyone who attended.  While we want each and every eligible senior to participate in the commencement ceremony, to do so they must follow the established procedures. Commencement is an optional, dignified, solemn ceremony designed to honor all graduates in the Class of 2021.  No individual has the right to disrupt this event or refuse to comply with the guidelines.  

Please review the following with your senior using the attached PowerPoint and Commencement Packet (provided in March at cap/gown pickup & on the school web site)  

  1. Behavior Expectations
  2. Graduate Dress Expectations
  3. Mandatory Commencement Practice Wednesday, May 19, 10:00 AM
  4. Ticket Distribution
  5. Exam Schedule

Allatoona’s Commencement will take place on Thursday, June 3 at 7:00 PM at McEachern High School.  (Students must arrive by 5:30) 

Please closely monitor your senior’s behavior and academic progress to ensure that he or she meets all expectations for Commencement. If you have questions regarding academic progress, our counseling department is available to assist you.

Sincerely,

Candace Wilkes

Principal

Allatoona High School

770-975-6503


Friday, May 7, 2021

Join us for Coffee Talk in 10 minutes!!

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Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Counselor Crow's Nest

Please enjoy the latest edition of the Counselor Crow's Nest....

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Monday, May 3, 2021

Laptop Return

Attention Bucs: All CCSD laptops must be returned after finals. Seniors will return laptops on Monday, May 24 from 1:00-3:00 in the courtyard. Make sure that the person returning the laptop knows the student's O365 email and school computer password. Laptops should be returned fully charged and with the charging cord.

9th, 10th,  and 11th grade students will return laptops on Tuesday, May 25, from 1:00-4:00 in the courtyard. Make sure that the person returning the laptop knows the student's O365 email and school computer password. Laptops should be returned fully charged and with the charging cord.

If you are no longer using your CCSD laptop, feel free to drop it off in the media center. 


Tuesday, March 9, 2021     

Important Update to Cap & Gown Distribution Plan!

Due to yesterday’s announcement from the Cobb County School District that March 17 will be a school day instead of an instructional support day, we have moved the time of our cap and gown distribution to 1:00pm-5:00pm.   Pick up will still occur as a drive by in the front of the school.   

Carrie O’Connor

Assistant Principal

Allatoona High School


Friday, March 5, 2021

Campus Visit Today

Parents,

We want to make you aware, as part of our school safety plan, we regularly have the CCSD Drug Enforcement Canine Team visit campus.

This took place today at Allatoona in our campus parking lots.

Should you have any questions, please reach out to school administration or our campus officer.


Friday, March 5, 2021

Counselor Crow's Nest

Please enjoy this month's edition of the Counselor Crow's Nest!

https://www.smore.com/819wv 


Friday, March 5, 2021

Coffee Talk at 9AM this morning!

Click here and join us for Coffee Talk at 9 a.m. this morning!

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Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Last Chance to Order a Yearbook!!!

The deadline to pre-order a yearbook is Friday March 5th.  After this date, any extra yearbooks ordered will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.  Please be aware that a limited number of extra books will be ordered this year due to COVID related budget limitations, so if you want to ensure that your child receives a yearbook, please place an order on or before this date.  Visit www.yearbookordercenter.com to place your order.

Mrs. Darby Williams

English Teacher/Yearbook Supervisor, Allatoona High School


Monday, March 1, 2021

Allatoona High School Prom Announcement

Dear Buccaneer Junior and Senior Families,

I know that many of you have been wanting to hear some news about the 2021 Allatoona Junior Senior Prom. There has been a decision that a traditional prom cannot be held this year due to the compliance guidelines that we must follow.  Local school events which do not comply with county public health guidelines cannot be held, and unfortunately that includes a traditional prom

I know that this is very disappointing for you and your classmates, but we hope to find ways through these last few months of the school year to celebrate the Class of 2021. We must follow guideline for venue restrictions, contact tracing, and social distancing requirements due to high transmission rates of COVID-19, which make a traditional prom just not possible.  

We will continue to have discussions with district leadership regarding changes to local public health guidance.  We are currently meeting with Senior Class Sponsors to evaluate what types of celebrations follow the Department of Public Health guidelines.  We know how much your last year has been impacted by the pandemic and truly want to do our best to celebrate with you.  Please be on the lookout for upcoming Senior events as we navigate through these uncertain times.

Seniors – Save the date: Wednesday March 17th from 10:00am to 1:00pm will be a Herff Jones Graduation Cap & Gown Distribution Day.  The format will be a drive through in front of the school. 

Sincerely,

Candace Wilkes


Wednesday, February 24, 2021

New Afternoon Pick-Up Plan

Allatoona Family,

We have a request to work to ensure safe movement on campus.  If you drive on campus to pick up your child or drop off in the afternoon, please avoid parking to wait for them in the loop in front of the school.  If you see the traditional car line is too long, we request that you park in a space in the stadium lot and text your child to let them know where you are waiting.  Please share this message with family who may also pick up in the afternoons. This will be our standard practice moving forward.

Thank you!!


Monday, February 22, 2021

ALLATOONA TENNIS FUNDRAISER : BUC BASH DOUBLES TENNIS TOURNAMENT

This is a fundraiser for Allatoona Tennis. 

Players of any age and gender are welcome. Doubles teams can be any combination of Youth/Adult, Adult/Adult, Man/Woman, Man/Man, Woman/Woman.

Tournament will be held March 7th at 8:00 AM – at Lost Mountain Tennis Center.

To sign up, go to the following link: Buc Bash - Doubles - All Ages Welcome (myutr.com)

Registration sign-up ends March 4th.

DETAILS

All players will be scheduled to play 2 matches 

     - Bag tags will be awarded to the winning team in each draw. 

     - Draws will be leveled based on UTR, NTRP and ALTA data. Scoring format: two sets to six with No Ad scoring. For DOUBLES, you must indicate who your doubles partner is when registering for the event. 

     - Players must check-in 15 minutes prior to their first match. 

     - The tournament director will place any player without a UTR or any player with a UTR (P) rating. 

If you have any questions, please contact Tracey Brueggemann, Tournament Director, at info@jtaga.com or call 404-980-8232 

*Refunds will be given if weather does not allow for the tournament to finish the first match. A partial refund will be given in any bracket where a winner cannot be decided based on the weather not allowing the matches to finish. No refund will be issued for withdrawing after the draws are posted. 

*Based on signups alternate locations may be used. 

*** Tie Break Rules to Determine the winner 

1) If two PLAYERS are tied, the winner of the head-to-head match is the winner. 

2) If three PLAYERS are tied, the winner is determined by using the following method. 

2a) We will calculate the win-loss record (head-to-head) in matches involving just the tied players. The players will than play a step ladder finals using their winning percentage to determine their seeding. 

2b) The two lowest winning percentages will play a 7 Point tie break with the highest winning percentage getting a bye. The winner of this first tie break will move on to play the top seed in a 7 Point tie break. The winner of this tie break will be the winner of the tournament. 

2c) If a player is not available to play in the step ladder tie break the remaining two players will play a 10 point tie break. The winner of this tie break will be the winner of the tournament.


Monday, February 22, 2021

“Cap & Gown Pictures are here!”

Attention Seniors and Parents. Cap & Gown Portraits are NOW READY to view and purchase through CADY.   Nothing says achievement better than showcasing your

senior with their cap & gown portraits!

Click below to order now!

https://store.cady.com/capandgown?utm_source=marketing&utm_medium=digital%20kit&utm_campaign=cap_gown


Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Instructions for Early Check-Out, February Break

Early Checkouts for FEBRUARY BREAK Friday, February 12th:

  • FACE TO FACE STUDENTS
  • Notes/Emails must be received in writing/EMAIL NO LATER than 2 HOURS before checkout time!
  • PRE-ARRANGED CHECKOUTS email to Theresa.bennett@cobbk12.org 
  • Pre-Arranged Checkout students will meet their ride at the anchor or drive out after checking out!
  • DON’T WAIT – SEND IT IN NOW!
  • Checkouts END at 3:15 Daily
  • FULL REMOTE STUDENTS – Do not send in check out notes or emails to attendance.
  • Permission to leave class virtually isn’t mandatory, but written notification for missed time is.
  • Order all Certificates of Enrollment needed over the break virtually at My Payments Plus/Event & Activities early!

Theresa Bennett 

Attendance Clerk

Allatoona High School

3300 Dallas Acworth Highway NW

Acworth, GA  30101

Phone - 678-975-6503 x006

Fax - 678-529-4104


Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Registration Q & A

Elective registration is open this week for current 9th - 11th graders. It will close on Friday, February 12th. The counseling staff will be offering two virtual Q&A sessions to students and families on the following dates and times. Both are open Zoom sessions for parents/students to drop in and ask questions regarding registration. It is not necessary to attend the entire time.

Tuesday, February 9th from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

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Meeting ID: 981 3310 3932

Passcode: 273366

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Wednesday, February 10th from 1:00-3:00 p.m.

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Friday, February 5, 2021

Coffee Talk Today at 9 a.m.!

Click here to join at 9 a.m.


Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Men’s Golf Tryouts:

February 8th is a 9 hole tryout for returning varsity players at Bentwater Golf Club – This will end at approximately 5:30pm

February 8th is a skills evaluation for returning JV and new players on the driving range and the chipping and putting areas at Bentwater GC – This will end at 5:00pm

February 9th-10th are a 9 hole tryout for returning JV golfers and new players that move on from the skills evaluation and this will be at Governors Towne Club

February 11th will be a make up day or regular practice day at Governors TC

All tryouts will begin at 4:00pm and end no later than 5:45pm

All those interested in trying out must have a valid physical on file or you will not be allowed to participate in tryouts. You must also email coach Lanier at joseph.lanier@cobbk12.org  and confirm that you will be trying out for the golf team. Players will not be allowed to just show up for tryouts without prior checks (physicals and eligibility). Players must wear face masks and dressed in proper golf attire when attending any practice or tryout.

Joe M. Lanier, M.S.S.

Teacher – Fine Furniture and Cabinetmaking

Head Coach – Men’s Golf

Allatoona High School

www.joelanier.com 


Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Save the Date - Graduation

Senior Families!

We are excited to announce Allatoona High School will hold our commencement for the class of 2021 on Thursday, June 3rd, at 7 PM in Cantrell Stadium.

All CCSD High Schools will graduate on the McEachern campus.


Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Code Red Lock Down Drill 

Parents,

Our school just had an unannounced, county-wide, code red lock down drill. This lasted approximately 5 minutes. We were able to make the announcement that all was clear and dismissed students to their 3rd block class.

Our students and staff responded appropriately and we are grateful for everyone safely following the steps we have always practiced,

Thank you for your understanding.


Monday, February 1, 2021

Counselor Crow's Nest is here!

Click here for the latest edition of the Counselor Crow's Nest:

https://www.smore.com/73uwa


Monday, February 1, 2021   

Seniors - Save the Date!!

Cap & Gown distribution will take place on Wednesday, March 17th.  We will provide additional information as the date approaches.

Mark your calendars!


Friday, January 29, 2021

Spring Semester - Too Much Bouncing Back and Forth

Spring semester has gotten off to a strong start.  We were thrilled to have so many students elect to be on campus or up bright and early to join class online.  We are also excited to move forward with our winter and spring extra-curricular activities. 

Since our virtual week, we have noticed a large number of students are bouncing back and forth from virtual to face to face instruction on a daily basis (not actually sick).  If your HS student is sick, please keep them home and send a note to our attendance office.  Otherwise, your child should attend class per your family's selection.  When students are bouncing back and forth it makes it incredibly difficult for our teachers to plan.  I trust that you and your child do not want to make things any harder than they already are in this unprecedented year for our teachers. 

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Candace Wilkes

Principal

Allatoona High School

770-975-6503


Monday, January 25, 2021

Next All Pro Dad Meeting (1/27/21)

Good afternoon,

I am excited to announce that All Pro Dad's is kicking off the new year by hosting two county-wide All Pro Dad Virtual meetings on Wednesday January 27th, one at 8:00 AM, and a second at 6:30 PM. The topic for both meetings will be self-discipline.

As space will be limited to the virtual meeting space capacity, we are requesting that all who want to join sign up via the signup genius located here: https://tinyurl.com/CobbAPDsignup 

The meeting is FREE WITH RSVP and is open to all fathers, families, and children currently attending public or private schools in Cobb County including Marietta City. You do not need to have previously attended a meeting or be a member of an All Pro Dad Chapter to attend, but advance registration is required in order to receive the link to participate in the meeting. Membership in our local AHS chapter is encouraged.

Thanks and looking forward to seeing you on one of these meetings!

-Noel

Noel Kierans

Co-Captain

All Pro Dad | Allatoona High School Chapter

cell: 678-462-2835|e: nakierans@gmail.com 


Thursday, January 21, 2021

Good afternoon,

Due to PSAT testing the All Pro Dad Virtual meetings scheduled for Wednesday, January 27th has been rescheduled to Tuesday, January 26th, one at 8:00 AM, and a second at 6:30 PM. The topic for both meetings will be self-discipline.

As space will be limited to the virtual meeting space capacity, we are requesting that all who want to join sign up via the signup genius located here: https://tinyurl.com/CobbAPDsignup 

The meeting is FREE WITH RSVP and is open to all fathers, families, and children currently attending public or private schools in Cobb County including Marietta City. You do not need to have previously attended a meeting or be a member of an All Pro Dad Chapter to attend, but advance registration is required in order to receive the link to participate in the meeting. Membership in our local AHS chapter is encouraged.

Thanks, and looking forward to seeing you on one of these meetings!

-Noel

Noel Kierans

Co-Captain

All Pro Dad | Allatoona High School Chapter

cell: 678-462-2835|e: nakierans@gmail.com 


Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Next All Pro Dad Meeting (1/27/21)

Good afternoon,

I am excited to announce that All Pro Dad's is kicking off the new year by hosting two county-wide All Pro Dad Virtual meetings on Wednesday January 27th, one at 8:00 AM, and a second at 6:30 PM. The topic for both meetings will be self-discipline.

As space will be limited to the virtual meeting space capacity, we are requesting that all who want to join sign up via the signup genius located here: https://tinyurl.com/CobbAPDsignup 

The meeting is FREE WITH RSVP and is open to all fathers, families, and children currently attending public or private schools in Cobb County including Marietta City. You do not need to have previously attended a meeting or be a member of an All Pro Dad Chapter to attend, but advance registration is required in order to receive the link to participate in the meeting. Membership in our local AHS chapter is encouraged.

Thanks and looking forward to seeing you on one of these meetings!

-Noel

Noel Kieran

Co-Captain

All Pro Dad | Allatoona High School Chapter

cell: 678-462-2835|e:  nakierans@gmail.com


Friday, January 15, 2021

All Pro Dad Meeting rescheduled

Due to PSAT testing,  the All Pro Dad Virtual meetings scheduled for Wednesday, January 27th has been rescheduled to Tuesday, January 26th, one at 8:00 AM, and a second at 6:30 PM. The topic for both meetings will be self-discipline.

As space will be limited to the virtual meeting space capacity, we are requesting that all who want to join sign up via the signup genius located here: https://tinyurl.com/CobbAPDsignup 

The meeting is FREE WITH RSVP and is open to all fathers, families, and children currently attending public or private schools in Cobb County including Marietta City. You do not need to have previously attended a meeting or be a member of an All Pro Dad Chapter to attend, but advance registration is required in order to receive the link to participate in the meeting. Membership in our local AHS chapter is encouraged.

Thanks, and looking forward to seeing you on one of these meetings!

-Noel

Noel Kierans

Co-Captain

All Pro Dad | Allatoona High School Chapter

cell: 678-462-2835|e: nakierans@gmail.com 


Friday, January 15, 2021

Free Meals

Allatoona Families,

Free Breakfast and Lunch meals will be available for pick-up at no charge on Wednesday, January 20, between 3 and 5 PM at the front of the cafeteria.

Stay safe and healthy!


Thursday, January 14, 2021

PTSA SAT Prep Course

The PTSA sponsored VIRTUAL SAT Prep course will begin on Monday, February 1st and will be held from 4:30 – 6:00 pm on Mondays and Wednesdays until March 3rd (please note that there is no class during February break).  Registration is currently open and we have a few spots left! You can register via the PTSA website (https://ahsbucs.memberhub.store/store).  This is a great way to prepare for the SAT or to improve your score!  Please contact Mrs. Edwards (amanda.edwards1@cobbk12.org) if you have any questions.

Amanda M. Edwards, Ed.S.

Allatoona High School

Mathematics Teacher

Varsity Baseball Diamond Doll Sponsor

Math Team Sponsor


Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Next All Pro Dad Meeting (1/27/21)

Good afternoon,

I am excited to announce that All Pro Dad's is kicking off the new year by hosting two county-wide All Pro Dad Virtual meetings on Wednesday January 27th, one at 8:00 AM, and a second at 6:30 PM. The topic for both meetings will be self-discipline.

As space will be limited to the virtual meeting space capacity, we are requesting that all who want to join sign up via the signup genius located here: https://tinyurl.com/CobbAPDsignup 

The meeting is FREE WITH RSVP and is open to all fathers, families, and children currently attending public or private schools in Cobb County including Marietta City. You do not need to have previously attended a meeting or be a member of an All Pro Dad Chapter to attend, but advance registration is required in order to receive the link to participate in the meeting. Membership in our local AHS chapter is encouraged.

Thanks and looking forward to seeing you on one of these meetings!

-Noel

Noel Kierans

Co-Captain

All Pro Dad | Allatoona High School Chapter

cell: 678-462-2835|e: nakierans@gmail.com 


Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Golf Tryouts!

Boys and Girls Golf tryouts will take place on February 8th at Bentwater Country Club.

You must have a valid physical on file before attending tryouts.

Please contact the coaches if you plan on trying out!!

Boys: Coach Lanier @ joseph.lanier@cobbk12.org 

Girls: Coach Titon @ johnny.tilton@cobbk12.org 


Monday, January 11, 2021

Report Cards

Semester 1 report cards have been posted in Studentvue/Parentvue.  Please take a look at your student’s final grades. 

Carrie O’Connor

Assistant Principal

Allatoona High School


Monday, January 11, 2021   

Today's Track Practice Postponed!

The 1st Official Day of Track Practice has been postponed until Tuesday, Jan. 12.  Please take care of having your physical uploaded to ParentVue and taken care of registration.  Check in at the beginning of practice at the football stadium.

Patrick Parsons, Ed. S.

Social Studies

Head Cross Country

Head Track & Field


Friday, January 8, 2021 

New Attendance Codes for 2021!


CodeDescription

(blank)Student is physically present in face-to-face class
NEW!VPStudent is virtually present in remote live session (new code—counts as present in Synergy)

AStudent is absent from both face-to-face AND remote live session

TStudent is tardy in face-to-face class. Tardy is unexcused pending excuse submitted to attendance.
NEW!VTStudent is tardy to virtual live session. Virtual tardy is unexcused pending excuse submitted to attendance.


Theresa Bennett 

Attendance Clerk

Allatoona High School

3300 Dallas Acworth Highway NW

Acworth, GA  30101

Phone - 678-975-6503 x006

Fax - 678-529-4104


Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Picture Retakes/Make Ups

Retakes/makeups for school pictures will be held on Tuesday, January 12th during all lunches in the theater lobby.  The photographer will remain there until 6:00 pm for virtual students to come as well.  This will be the last chance for students to have a picture taken for the yearbook if they did not have their picture taken last semester.

Any faculty/staff who did not have a picture taken last semester can also go during your lunch or after school until 6 pm.

Mrs. Darby Williams

English Teacher/Yearbook Supervisor, Allatoona High School

Adjunct Online Teacher, Cobb Virtual Academy


Tuesday, January 5, 2021

2021 Upcoming Boys & Girls Tennis Information

2021 Upcoming Boys Tennis Information

You need a Physical to participate in conditioning and tryouts. (must be uploaded into ParentVue)

Tennis Tryouts are coming soon.

Tryouts are Monday January 11th & Tuesday, January 12th.   (3:45-5pm)  

If you are interested in trying out, you will need to email Coach Williams at: raef.williams@cobbk12.org 

You will need to email the following information:

  1. Name
  2. Grade
  3. Did you upload your physical in ParentVue?

2021 Upcoming Girls Tennis Information

You need a Physical to participate in conditioning and tryouts. (must be uploaded into ParentVue)

Tennis Tryouts are coming soon.

Tryouts are Tuesday January 19th & Wednesday, January 20th.   (3:45-5:15pm)  

If you are interested in trying out, you will need to email Coach Soley at: joseph.soley@cobbk12.org 

You will need to email the following information:

  1. Name
  2. Grade
  3. Did you upload your physical in ParentVue?

Sunday, January 3, 2021

Welcome Back Bucs!

Allatoona Families,

I hope you have had a great holiday break and a happy new year.  I wanted to be sure our students understand the plan to start the new semester. 

Spring semester classes will begin on Wednesday, January 6.  This first day will be in the remote setting for all students. Students should log in to CTLS and should join block 1 at 8:20.  Teachers will meet all of their students via Zoom, explain their class procedures/expectations, review their syllabus and share how to navigate their class tools on CTLS.  The class will not last the full 90 minutes on Wednesday.

On Thursday, January 7, students who selected face to face will return to campus while remote learners will join class online via CTLS.  We will resume our full 90 minute block schedule on Thursday for all students.

As we begin this new semester please help us to ensure academic success of your student.  Please encourage your students to attend class on time  and actively participate in class discussion, then complete and turning in scheduled assignments.  Parents please use Synergy ParentVue to monitor their attendance and grades throughout the semester. 

Take care,

Candace Wilkes

Principal

Allatoona High School

770-975-6503


Thursday, December 17, 2020

Fall Semester Wrap Up

Allatoona Family,

As we wrap up this semester, I want to provide you with a few updates.   Your students took their final exams virtually yesterday and today. If for some reason they were not able to do so, due to technology or a family issue, please reach out to their teacher to reschedule the online exam on January 4, 5 or 6.  The teachers are working to finalize grades for Fall Semester, and you will be able to view the Fall  Semester final grade in Synergy on January 8.

We are planning for second semester to begin on Wednesday, January 6. The district has decided this will be a remote learning day for all students. In this first online class meeting, your child will join class via CTLS and meet their spring semester teachers.  Your child’s teachers will go over expectations, rules and procedures and review their syllabus.  Students who have elected to be face to face for Spring Semester will be on campus beginning January 7.  The current plan is for the schedule to continue in the same format as Fall Semester.  Monday, Tuesday & Thursday, Friday will be class meeting days, with our Wednesday’s being reserved for student support/help sessions and teacher collaboration meetings. 

I also want to thank you all for your flexibility and understanding as we navigate Covid-19 contract tracing with the Cobb Douglas Department of Health. I know it is concerning when you receive calls and letters from us, but as always, our goal is to keep our students safe and you informed. Please reach out to our school nurse, Ms. Layne or an administrator if you have questions or concerns related to our procedures for Covid-19. I pray you and your family remain well through the holiday season.

We wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Candace Wilkes

Principal

Allatoona High School

770-975-6503


Tuesday, December 15, 2020

All Cobb Students Will Learn Remotely on Thursday, December 17th and Friday, December 18th

As the holiday break approaches, all Cobb students will learn remotely for two additional days to end the first semester. Based on guidance provided by Cobb & Douglas Public Health, students will now learn remotely on Wednesday, December 16th, Thursday, December 17th, and Friday, December 18th. 

The number of positive COVID-19 cases in our community continues to rise and we are taking every possible step, including using remote learning days, to keep community spread from becoming school spread. 

This was not an easy decision and we understand that this may be a difficulty for some of our families. Working collaboratively with Cobb & Douglas Public Health, this decision is intended to benefit our students, staff, and could help our entire community be safer and healthier over the holiday break.

These two additional remote learning days will also give District and public health staff the time they need to effectively and efficiently contact trace existing cases.


Tuesday, December 15, 2020

School Pictures Important!!!

Parents, the emails containing your student’s picture proofs/order information have NOT been sent out yet by Cady Studios.  They are experiencing COVID related delays in getting out this information.  All students do have a proof that was sent to the school and distributed to 1st block teachers for F2F students or in the front office for virtual students.  If  you pre-ordered a picture package during the pre-order window, those packages are also in the front office for virtual students and have been distributed to F2F students. Any orders placed after the pre-order window closed will be mailed directly to the student’s home address.  If your student’s pre-order package is missing, please call Cady Studios directly as we do not have any information on the whereabouts of missing pictures.

Mrs. Darby Williams

English Teacher/Yearbook Supervisor, Allatoona High School

Adjunct Online Teacher and Content Specialist, Cobb Virtual Academy


Monday, December 14, 2020

BOYS TENNIS TRYOUTS

Good Morning! If you're interested in trying out for Boys Tennis this year, please make sure you have your physical completed and uploaded to ParentVUE prior to tryouts. Tryouts will be held Monday, January 11th and Tuesday January 12th right after school until 5pm both days. Physical conditioning will continue the remainder of the week and the month of January, leading up to match play which starts the beginning of February. I look forward to seeing all of you on the courts this season. Please email me with questions. GO BUCS! Raef Williams Varsity Boys Tennis raef.williams@cobbk12.org 


Thursday, December 10, 2020

Crow's Nest

Please click on the following link to read the December Edition of our Counselor Crows Nest

https://www.smore.com/8q24m 


Thursday, December 10, 2020

2021 Upcoming Boys Soccer Information

You need a Physical to participate in conditioning and tryouts. (must be uploaded into ParentVue)

Conditioning starts on 1-6-21 through 1-8-20.  (3:35-4:45) Bring your own water!  Make sure your ride is here by 5pm at the latest.

Meet outside at the bus port behind the school. Bring running shoes and dress warm but layered because of the weather.   

Tryouts are Monday Jan 11th-Thursday Jan 14th.    (3:45-5:15)  Make sure you have the proper soccer equipment…Cleats, shin-guards, ect.  Bring your own water! Make sure your ride is here by 5:30pm at the latest.

JV Team will keep around 18 players (9th-11th)

Varsity team will keep up to 22 (9th-12th)

$325 JV fee  $350 Varsity fee


Wednesday, December 9, 2020

SAT Prep Class Registration Now Open

With a vaccine on the horizon, it's expected colleges will soon return to their reliance on standardized testing in the admissions process. With 2020's challenges, students may need more support than ever to be successful.

Coaching and classes to prepare for the SAT can be expensive. Prep Scholar estimates the average at more than $1000 per course. For almost a decade, PTSA has partnered with Allatoona faculty to offer SAT prep classes at a fraction of the cost, $175 for PTSA members, $200 for non-members. Fees include two 1.5 hour classes per week for four weeks, an SAT prep book, culminating with a full-length practice test. 

Class size is limited to provide as much individual instruction as possible.  Our spring semester session will again be offered online only, Mondays and Wednesdays  from 4:30 - 6pm, beginning Februrary 1st. (No classes held during Winter Break.)

These classes will fill very quickly. While juniors and seniors will have priority, all students are eligible to enroll at www.ptsaahs.com.

Allatoona PTSA 


Monday, December 7, 2020

Parent Vue Access & Grades

Parents, it is important you check your child’s grades as we head to the end of the semester. If you need ParentVue access or assistance please contact us. (770-975-6503).  Your child’s administrator, counselor and teacher are also available to assist if you have questions.

Admin & Counselor

A-D- Mr. Church & Ms. Neely

E-K- Dr. Faklaris & Ms. Rohrbach

L-Ri Ms. Howard & Ms. Turner/Ms. Welch

Ro-Z Ms. O’Connor & Ms. McAlister


Friday, December 4, 2020

Coffee Talk Link!

If you would like to join today's Coffee Talk, meet us on zoom at:

Meeting ID: 3285024738

Passcode: 328732

Our apologies for the inconvenience.


Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Allatoona Track & Field Interest Meetings

Interested in running track?  The 2021 season is around the corner and we have meetings to give you guys information.

The Allatoona Track & Field Team will have interest meetings about the upcoming 2021 season as follows:

12th & 11th Grade Returning Boys: Thursday, December 3rd @ 7:45 am in Coach Parsons’ Room 2308 or you will join by using Zoom

12th & 11th Grade Returning Girls: Friday, December 4th @ 7:45 am in Coach Parsons’ Room 2308 or you will join by using Zoom

10th Grade Returning Boys: Monday, December 7 @ 7:45 am in Coach Parsons’ Room 2308 or you will join by using Zoom

10th Grade Returning Girls: Tuesday, December 8 @ 7:45 am in Coach Parsons’ Room 2308 or you will join by using Zoom

Any 9th Grader and NEW 10th, 11th, 12th Grade students interested in Track: Thursday, December 10 @ 7:45 am in Coach Parsons’ Room 2308 or you will join by using Zoom

Athletes, please pre-register Here

Patrick Parsons, Ed. S.

Social Studies

Head Cross Country

Head Track & Field


Monday, November 30, 2020    

2021 Upcoming Boys Soccer Information 

You need a Physical to participate in conditioning and tryouts. (must be uploaded into ParentVue)

Conditioning starts on 1-6-21 through 1-15-20.  (3:35-4:45) Bring your own water!  Make sure your ride is here by 5pm at the latest.

Meet outside at the bus port behind the school. Bring running shoes and dress warm but layered because of the weather.   

Tryouts are Tuesday Jan 19th-Friday Jan 22nd.   (3:45-5:15)  Make sure you have the proper soccer equipment…Cleats, shin-guards, ect.  Bring your own water! Make sure your ride is here by 5:30pm at the latest.

JV Team will keep around 18 players (9th-11th)

Varsity team will keep up to 22 (9th-12th)

$325 JV fee  $350 Varsity fee


Thursday, November 26, 2020

Tickets on Sale Now!!

Tickets are now available for the 1st round of the football state playoffs for Friday, November 27 vs. John’s Creek at 7:30 at Buccaneer Stadium. Just a reminder that no season passes, CCSD badges, or booster tickets are accepted at playoff games.

Allatoona Buccaneers vs Johns Creek Gladiators | Football Tickets | GoFan


Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Tickets on Sale Now!!

Tickets are now available for the 1st round of the football state playoffs for Friday, November 27 vs. John’s Creek at 7:30 at Buccaneer Stadium. Just a reminder that no season passes, CCSD badges, or booster tickets are accepted at playoff games.

Allatoona Buccaneers vs Johns Creek Gladiators | Football Tickets | GoFan


Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Early Checkouts for THANKSGIVING Friday, November 20th:

  • Notes MUST BE RECEIVED IN WRITING/EMAIL NO LATER THAN 4 HRS BEFORE CHECKOUT TIME!
  • PRE-ARRANGED CHECKOUTS are preferred to Theresa.bennett@cobbk12.org 
  • When you prearrange a checkout – you do not need to come in – please wait in your vehicle at the flagpole!
  • If you know your student needs to checkout early on Friday, DON’T WAIT – SEND IT IN NOW!
  • ALL CHECKOUTS END PROMPTLY at 3:00
  • No Checkouts Are Ever Allowed By Phone
  • Plan Ahead for Certificates of Enrollment Needs over the Thanksgiving Break!

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

ASVAB Dec. 9th

The ASVAB will be given on December 9th at 9:00 am at AHS.

Interested students should sign up to take the ASVAB using this link: https://bit.ly/AllatoonaASVAB 

The deadline to sign up for the ASVAB is Friday, 11/20.

On the day of testing, students should arrive at 8:45 a.m. and enter through the theater lobby upon arrival. 

Thank you!


Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Tickets on Sale Now!

Tickets for tonight's Varsity Men's Basketball scrimmage game vs the North Paulding Wolfpack are now available.  The game begins at 6:00 PM in the Allatoona gym.  Masks are required, and temperatures will be screened prior to entry.  #GoBucs

https://gofan.co/app/events/152293?schoolId=GA13648 

Amie Howard,

Athletic Director and Assistant Principal

https://allatoonabucs.com/ 

http://allatoonahs.com 


Monday, November 16, 2020     

Early Checkouts for Thanksgiving Friday, November 20th

Notes MUST BE RECEIVED IN WRITING/EMAIL NO LATER THAN 4 HRS BEFORE CHECKOUT TIME!

PRE-ARRANGED CHECKOUTS are preferred to Theresa.bennett@cobbk12.org 

When you prearrange a checkout – you do not need to come in – please wait in your vehicle at the flagpole!

If you know your student needs to checkout early on Friday, DON’T WAIT – SEND IT IN NOW!

ALL CHECKOUTS END PROMPTLY at 3:00

No Checkouts Are Ever Allowed By Phone

Plan Ahead for Certificates of Enrollment Needs over the Thanksgiving Break!


Monday, November 16, 2020

Underclass Picture Day is Tomorrow Tuesday 11/17!

All 9-11 grade students must be photographed for their student ID and in order to be in the yearbook.  To pre-order school pictures please use this link: 

cady.com/portraits 

Face 2 Face students will take pictures during 1st blocktomorrow Tuesday 11/17 beginning at 8:30.  

Students need to wear masks when travelling to and from the camera locations.

Virtual Students Only will have two opportunities to come to the school and have their pictures taken.

Pictures for virtual learners will take place:

11/17  4:00-7:30

11/19  4:30-7:30

Virtual Students only - Sign up Genius Link:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0A4BAFA928ABFB6-underclass 


Friday, November 13, 2020

Allatoona Holiday Assistance Program

We are currently organizing our Holiday Assistance program for our Allatoona families that may need help purchasing gifts for their children this year.

NEED HELP: Please complete the following form http://bit.ly/2K4kohf by Monday, November 16th. All assistance will be handled confidentially. Once you have submitted your name/email address you will receive another email at a later time that allows you to enter specific information including wants and needs for your child(ren). This is only for Allatoona families, so please do not share this link with others that do not have children at Allatoona; they should contact their child’s school directly. 

WANT TO HELP A FAMILY: Keep an eye out for an email with information on how you can sponsor a child or family by purchasing a gift or donating a gift card. My plan is to get the list out around Thanksgiving Break. 

Questions: Dawn Neely (School Counselor) at dawn.neely@cobbk12.org


Friday, November 13, 2020

Tickets on Sale Now!

Tickets for tonight’s away football game vs. Lassiter are now available. Please visit the link below to purchase your tickets.

https://gofan.co/app/events/89907?schoolId=GA13648 

Thank you!

Amie Howard

Assistant Principal/Athletic Director

Allatoona High School

3300 Dallas-Acworth Hwy

Acworth, GA 30101

770-975-6503 ext:701014

www.allatoonahs.com

www.allatoonabucs.com


Thursday, November 12, 2020

ASVAB Dec. 9th

The ASVAB will be given on December 9th at 9:00 am at AHS.

Interested students should sign up to take the ASVAB using this link: https://bit.ly/AllatoonaASVAB 

The deadline to sign up for the ASVAB is Friday, 11/20.

On the day of testing, students should arrive at 8:45 a.m. and enter through the theater lobby upon arrival. 

Thank you!


Thursday, November 12, 2020

Attendance Clarification

Files

Hi Buccaneer Families,

I hope all is well. As we continue to navigate the F2F and Remote Teaching and Learning Models, I want to clarify how attendance takes place.

 In order for your child to be marked present, he/she must either,

Be present at school (F2F model) OR  

Log in to a LIVE SESSION daily for each class block (Remote model). 

Face to Face Learners:  If your child is slated as  a F2F learner and for some reason is absent, he/she may attend class remotely. We request that parents send a note within 3 days regarding that absence.

Remote Learners: Please make note that if your child does not log in to a live session daily for each block, he/she will be marked absent.  

New Option:  Starting Thursday, November 12th, the attendance module in ParentVue will be activated. You will then be able to be notified about your child's attendance. Please see the attachment for instructions on how to set up the notification.

Please feel free our attendance office (Mrs. Theresa Bennett) if you have questions. 

Take care,

Candace Wilkes

Principal

Allatoona High School

770-975-6503


Wednesday, November 11, 2020   

Allatoona Holiday Assistance Program

We are currently organizing our Holiday Assistance program for our Allatoona families that may need help purchasing gifts for their children this year.

NEED HELP: Please complete the following form http://bit.ly/2K4kohf by Monday, November 16th. All assistance will be handled confidentially. Once you have submitted your name/email address you will receive another email at a later time that allows you to enter specific information including wants and needs for your child(ren). This is only for Allatoona families, so please do not share this link with others that do not have children at Allatoona; they should contact their child’s school directly. 

WANT TO HELP A FAMILY: Keep an eye out for an email with information on how you can sponsor a child or family by purchasing a gift or donating a gift card. My plan is to get the list out around Thanksgiving Break. 

Questions: Dawn Neely (School Counselor) at dawn.neely@cobbk12.org 


Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Underclass Picture Day is Next Tuesday 11/17!

All 9-11 grade students must be photographed for their student ID and in order to be in the yearbook.

Face 2 Face students will take pictures during 1st block next Tuesday 11/17 beginning at 8:30.  

Students need to wear masks when travelling to and from the camera locations.

Virtual Students Only will have two opportunities to come to the school and have their pictures taken.

Pictures for virtual learners will take place:

11/17  4:00-7:30

11/19  4:30-7:30

Virtual Students only - Sign up Genius Link:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0A4BAFA928ABFB6-underclass 


Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Make Up PSAT 1/26/21

Allatoona High School to Host Make Up PSAT for 10th and 11th Graders on January 26th!

Allatoona High School will be hosting a make up PSAT for 10th and 11th graders on January 26, 2021. 

Only those who sign up to take it will be allowed to do so. Please fill out the form below by November 17, 2020, if you would like to participate!

Sign Up Form

Dr. Jason M. Faklaris, EdD

Assistant Principal

Allatoona High School

770-975-6503


Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Tickets on Sale Now!

Tickets for this week’s varsity football game vs. Kell are now live via GoFan. Purchase your tickets at this link https://gofan.co/app/events/88053 

This week we celebrate SuperHero Night at Allatoona. Put on your superhero capes and join us in celebrating the life of former Buc Turner Cockrell by bringing your spare change to the game and donating to Turner’s Heroes. More information can be found at www.turnersheroes.org 

Can’t make the game? You can still donate at https://secure.givelively.org/donate/turners-heroes/allatoona-for-turner 

Thanks,

Amie Howard

Assistant Principal/Athletic Director

Allatoona High School

3300 Dallas-Acworth Hwy

Acworth, GA 30101

770-975-6503 ext:701014

www.allatoonahs.com

www.allatoonabucs.com


Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Practice SAT or ACT

Attention 9th, 10th and 11th graders:

Want to take a practice SAT or ACT? Need help planning for college? Applerouth can help! Go to https://www.applerouth.com/pathtocollege/?utm_source=Applerouth&utm_campaign=6c0fe195a9-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_04_23_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_41a7cbffe6-6c0fe195a9-108734765 to register for Mock testing sessions and college planning nights that are occurring between November 9 and November 19!


Monday, November 2, 2020

Attendance Office Changes 2020-21 (file for future use)

Allatoona High School Attendance Office Changes 2020-21 

Back to School & Face to Face 

The changes are being made to give us the greatest success in coming back to school face to face and limiting the number of students and family members coming into the attendance office. 

CHECKING OUT OF SCHOOL –

                PRE-ARRANGED CHECKOUTS will be necessary to limit people in the attendance office. Email or fax AT LEAST 2 hours before the desired check out time. Please plan ahead!

                Email Theresa.bennett@cobbk12.org or fax 770-529-4104 student’s first/last name along with the time of checkout being sure to sign/type your name for proper validation. This will allow your student to leave without any additional people entering the building.  

                WALK-IN CHECKOUTS are allowed with only 1 person coming into the building for checkout and will be taken one at a time for safety.  

TARDY TO SCHOOL - Students who are late to school will check in on the tardy passport machines in 4 locations in the building as they arrive to school.  If the student brings in proper documentation, they will sign in on the laptops in the attendance office through IdentAKid.   

ABSENCE NOTES – These should be emailed or faxed to include the student’s first and last name, the date of the absence and reason for the absence within 3 days of returning back to class.  Please take a picture or scan any 3rd party notes for proper coding and sign/type your name for the note validation.

CERTIFICATE OF ENROLLMENT – Students who need a Certificate of Enrollment for getting their Permit or Drivers License must request it to Theresa.bennett@cobbk12.org, then pay the $2 notarization fee through My Payments Plus/Events & Activities.  The Certificate will be emailed with 24-48 hours.  

BUS CHANGE NOTES – No students will be allowed to ride the bus home with a friend, so no bus changes will be made.


Monday, November 2, 2020

It's SuperHero Week!

This is a big week at Allatoona. Not only are we celebrating the return of students for face-to-face learning, but we also host one of our biggest events of the year! This Friday, during the Allatoona vs. Kell football game, we celebrate the life of former Allatoona Buc Turner Cockrell by collecting donations for Turner’s Heroes. Turner’s Heroes is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to fund research grants for pediatric cancer. For additional information please visit www.turnersheroes.org.  We invite you to support in a variety of ways!

Wednesday

Stop by the tent that will be in the front of the school from 9-11 am, or from 3-5 pm to purchase a Turner’s Heroes t-shirt and/or cape. All items are $10 each. Exact change or check only please.*

Purchase your tickets for the football game Friday night when the link goes live at 8:00 am!

Friday

Students wear your Turner’s Heroes t-shirts and capes to school, and then come out to the game Friday night to support Allatoona football as they take on Kell at 7:30 pm. If you haven’t purchased your t-shirt and cape yet, a limited number will be sold before school and between classes outside the media center. All items are $10 each. Exact change or check only please.*

Arrive early at the game and purchase a Turner’s Heroes t-shirt and/or cape from under the pirate from 6:15-7:15 pm while supplies last! All items are $10 each. Exact change or check only please.*

Clean out your piggy banks and drop your extra change at donation collection stations at both ticket gates and at the concession stands.

Join us at halftime as Cody Markel, founder of Turner’s Heroes, joins us on the field to talk about the impact your donations are having on funding research grants to help beat pediatric cancer.

More Ways to Support

Can’t make it to the game on Friday, but you still want to donate and help make a difference? Then you can give directly to Turner’s Heroes on behalf of our event through this link- https://secure.givelively.org/donate/turners-heroes/allatoona-for-turner 


Monday, November 2, 2020

Reflections Entries Due!

ONE WEEK until Reflections entries are due!  Students, you still have time to create and contribute!

PTA's Reflections art program categories are:

  • Visual Arts
  • Photography
  • Literature
  • Film Production
  • Music Composition
  • Dance Choreography

This year's theme is, "I matter because...." Go to ptsaahs.com, under our Programs tab for rules and entry form. Submissions must be turned in to the front office by Monday, November 9th. 

Bucs, share your heart with your art! Enter today!

Allatoona PTSA


Friday, October 30, 2020

Allatoona HS Preparing for November 5th

Allatoona Families,

As we plan for Thursday, November 5th, we recognize we are going to ask our students and teachers to do something we have never done before.  Around 65%  of our students will return to campus and the remainder will continue remote learning.  Our teachers are preparing to teach and support students in both settings.  We will work hard and do our very best for our students, but it will not be perfect. Please be patient and show us some grace as we figure out how to navigate the weeks ahead.

Parents, I am asking you to partner with us; the teachers, coaches, school nurse and administration to work as a team for the success of our students.  If your child is continuing in the remote setting, please monitor their participation at home. (Student Attendance will be recorded in synergy again beginning Nov. 5.)  If your student doesn’t join class AND actively participate, they will not excel academically. We need all of our students to commit to finishing strong fall semester.  Returning to campus will look different, required masks, social distancing and contact tracing if we have positive cases on campus.  We also know we ask a lot of your child…we encourage them to have a strong work ethic, to be a positive influence, to behave, to be dedicated to their studies, and to model the Buccaneer culture we are so proud of at Allatoona.  Their ability to do all of these things starts at home, and we are so grateful for you, our Allatoona parents, who are committed to their success.  

We are truly excited to move into this next phase with students back on campus.  Please read the updated Return to Campus plan attached to this communication (available in Resources section as download).  As always, please reach out if we can do anything to assist you.

Sincerely,

Candace Wilkes

Principal

Allatoona High School

770-975-6503

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TopicProtocol
General Safety Guidelines on Campus
  • Parents please monitor your student daily for Covid symptoms. Do not send your student with fever or symptoms. The school nurse is our point of contact for Covid. Please notify Nurse Laura Layne if your child tests positive.
  • If a student feels sick, he/she should stay home and monitor symptoms until better. Students will access class lesson remotely while absent if health allows.
  • If a student becomes ill during the day, parents must pick up their child within an hour.
  • All students and staff are required to wear face coverings appropriately.
  • Signage with social distancing and sanitizing best practices are clearly posted throughout the school.
  • Social distancing will be used whenever possible and encouraged consistently.
  • Hand sanitizing stations have been positioned throughout the building. This includes cafeteria and high traffic areas.
  • Water fountains have been covered. Students may bring water from home.
  • Plexiglas screens are in place at the attendance office, counseling office, main office and media center.
  • The building will be cleaned daily and sanitized thoroughly on Wednesdays.
  • Symptomatic students will be isolated until parent pick-up.
  • Visitors are not admitted at this time.
Arrival and Dismissal
  • Students may arrive and enter the building as early 7:45 am and report directly to their first block class.
  • Students may purchase breakfast items but cannot congregate in the cafeteria. (social distancing limits restrict seating in cafeteria)
  • Students will be expected to move about expeditiously and refrain from congregating in large groups for extended amounts of time.
  • Students will be routed to improve traffic flow in hallways.
Transportation
  • Closely monitor your child’s overall health each morning before sending him/her to the bus stop. If a student feels sick, he/she should stay home.
  • Bus routes will occur at normal times.
  • Personal protective equipment will be provided for bus drivers including masks and face shields.
  • Students will be assigned seating to improve loading and unloading.
  • Cleaning will be conducted for high touch surfaces after each run.
  • Sanitizing station will be affixed to the bus frame.
  • Parents may opt to arrange their own transportation. 
Classrooms and Transitions
  • Students may not switch back and forth from F2F and remote.
  • Classroom space will be maximized to help reinforce social distancing.
  • Each teacher will have a spray bottle for disinfecting classroom furniture/materials, as needed.
  • Teachers will spray desks during transition between classes & students will wipe their desk to ensure desks have been sanitized.
  • Teachers and/or custodians will clean high touch surfaces daily and throughout the day as needed. 
  • Since all are required to wear masks, traffic flow will be divided depending on potential for crowding.
  • The media center workstations will be social distanced and limited patrons. 
Lunch
  • Students will eat lunch in the cafeteria and courtyard. Table groupings have been adjusted, and social distancing will be encouraged.
  • Lunch lines will be marked for social distancing and menu options will be offered at several serving lines.
  • Breakfast and lunch are free to all students.
  • The following lines will be open: grill. World fair, pizza, Deli & Express.
  • Café tables will be sanitized between each lunch period.
Bell Schedule and Instructional Plan
  • Students will attend school Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
  • Wednesday will be used for help sessions, re-teaching or re-assessments, and teacher planning/collaboration.
  • All students (face to face and remote) will be required to engage with the teacher at the beginning of each class period.
  • Daily bell schedule allows at least 90 minutes of instructional time for each class period.
  • Instructional delivery from each teacher will vary daily depending on the learning needs of the students in the classroom. There will be segments for direct instruction along with work sessions. 
  • Students should bring their own basic school supplies to school with them.
  • Teachers cannot act as “tech support” for remote learners during face to face instructional time; be sure students are confident navigating log-in and use of learning tools. 
  • Personal devices are not needed for face to face instruction.
  • Teachers will accept paper copies of assignments.


Allatoona High School (2020 - 2021)

Regular Bell Schedule (updated 10/20/2020)


1st Block Morning Announcements8:20 AM - 8:30 AM (10 minutes)
1st Block8:30 AM - 10:00 AM (90 minutes)
2nd Block10:05 AM - 11:37 AM (92 minutes)
3rd Block

  • A Lunch 11:42 AM - 12:05 PM
  • B Lunch   12:10 PM* - 12:33 PM
  • C Lunch   12:38 PM* - 1:00 PM
  • D Lunch   1:05 PM* - 1:27 PM
  • E Lunch   1:32 PM* - 1:55 PM   

(*Students are not dismissed to lunch until this bell.)

11:42 AM - 1:55 PM (minutes below)

  • 105 minute class with A lunch - Science (298)
  • 103 minute class with B lunch - Math (363)
  • 106 minute class with C lunch - Social Studies (315)
  • 106 minute class with D lunch - CTAE and Fine Arts (375)
  • 110 minute class with E lunch - PE and World Language (358)
4th Block2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (90 minutes)
Students must exit building by3:45 PM


For a PDF copy of this plan, please click HERE.


Thursday, October 29, 2020

Due to weather related issues, all games scheduled for today, October 29 are cancelled. Practices are still allowed, however no student will be punished for not attending. Please reach out to your child’s coach for additional information.


Thursday, October 29, 2020

Allatoona Families,

Due to widespread power outages in our community, we understand your child may not be able to access CTLS. Students will not be penalized academically if they cannot visit their class on CTLS. Please have your child prepared to join class on Friday morning.

We pray you and your family are safe.


Wednesday, October 28, 2020

PSAT/NMSQT Administration Cancelled Tomorrow

In light of the remote learning day on Thursday, October 29, 2020, we will not be administering the PSAT/NMSQT tomorrow. We will utilize the January 26, 2021 alternate PSAT/ NMSQT test date as the make-up date. Per College Board, the January administration will have the same benefits as the October PSAT/NMSQT, including eligibility for programs administered by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

Jason M. Faklaris, EdD

Assistant Principal

Allatoona High School

770-975-6503


Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Tickets on Sale Now!

Tickets for this week’s varsity football game vs. Sprayberry are now live via GoFan. Purchase your tickets at this link

https://gofan.co/app/events/88051 

This week we celebrate homecoming during halftime, so make sure to purchase your tickets to see who will be crowned this years Homecoming King and Queen.

Thanks,

Amie Howard

Assistant Principal/Athletic Director

Allatoona High School

3300 Dallas-Acworth Hwy

Acworth, GA 30101

770-975-6503 ext:701014

www.allatoonahs.com

www.allatoonabucs.com


Monday, October 26, 2020

10th Grade Information

Attention 10th Grade students and parents!

Your counselors recently conducted a virtual lesson on graduation requirements, transcripts, Hope reports, Dual Enrollment, and the tools available on Naviance. This lesson is required under the state Bridge Bill, which spells out that students should participate in yearly planning that will help them to prepare for college, employment, the military, or other activities after high school. 

If your tenth grader was unable to attend the lesson, please have him/her do the following:

Follow this link to the 10th Grade Information page on the Allatoona website and watch a recording of the lesson - https://web.cobbk12.org/allatoona/page/29237/10th-grade-information

Complete the Dual Enrollment Survey and Career Interest Profiler in Naviance. Directions for completing this exercise are given in the video. Please go to this link for a written version of the instructions - 10th Student Info Naviance-Virtual.docx

Please do not hesitate to email your counselor if you have any questions.

Dawn Neely (Students whose last names begin with the letters A-D) – dawn.neely@cobbk12.org 

Robin Rohrbach (Students whose last names begin with E-K) – robin.rohrbach@cobbk12.org 

Kristi Turner (Students whose last names begin with L-Ri) – kristi.turner@cobbk12.org 

Haley Welch (Students whose last names begin with L-Ri) – haley.welch@cobbk12.org 

Melody McAllister (Students whose last names begin with Ro-Z) – melody.mcallister@cobbk12.org 

Thank you!

The Allatoona Counseling Staff


Friday, October 23, 2020

Authorization to Give Medication

This is an official notification from Cobb County schools.  If your student needs medication in the clinic during the school year, please plan to drop off the medication with the appropriate paperwork at Allatoona either Tuesday, October 27th, from 9-11 AM or Thursday, October 29th, from 1-2:30 PM. For your convenience, the form is attached to this email.

Please complete the attached paperwork to facilitate delivery time with the nurse. When you report to the school, you must adhere to the current CDC and Public Health guidance. Please practice social distancing and wear a mask. The medication should be properly labeled with a current date along with the completed paperwork.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our school nurse, Laura Layne, laura.layne@cobbk12.org 

There is 1 attachment with this post. Click the link below to view the attachment, or see the Resources section below to download the attachment.

Form_JGCD-2.docx


Monday, October 19, 2020

Financial Aid Night Tuesday!

Coming October 20th at 6:30 PM! Allatoona Virtual Financial Aid Night! Seniors and their families are invited to attend this event focusing on all types of financial aid for college – scholarships, loans, grants, FAFSA, and more. Guest presenter is from Georgia Student Finance Commission. A Zoom or MS Teams link will be sent in an email closer to date to all that register. To sign up, please visit this LINK.

Thanks!

Robin J. Rohrbach, M.Ed.

School Counselor 

Allatoona High School

Phone: (770) 975-6503 x022

Fax: (770) 974-8855


Friday, October 16, 2020

Financial Aid Night Tuesday!

Coming October 20th at 6:30 PM! Allatoona Virtual Financial Aid Night! Seniors and their families are invited to attend this event focusing on all types of financial aid for college – scholarships, loans, grants, FAFSA, and more. Guest presenter is from Georgia Student Finance Commission. A Zoom or MS Teams link will be sent in an email closer to date to all that register. To sign up, please visit this LINK.

Thanks!

Robin J. Rohrbach, M.Ed.

School Counselor 

Allatoona High School

Phone: (770) 975-6503 x022

Fax: (770) 974-8855


Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Football Tickets on Sale Now!

Tickets for this week’s varsity football game vs. Wheeler are now live via GoFan. Purchase your tickets at this link https://gofan.co/app/events/88048?schoolId=GA13648.

This Friday we will recognize diver Hannah Stumpf for her second straight state diving championship during pregame, and we will present the Scott Bursmith Impact Award during halftime.

Thanks,

Amie Howard

Assistant Principal/Athletic Director

Allatoona High School

3300 Dallas-Acworth Hwy

Acworth, GA 30101

770-975-6503 ext:701014

www.allatoonahs.com

www.allatoonabucs.com


Friday, October 9, 2020

CTLS Issues

Good afternoon!

We want to make you aware that CTLS is having intermittent connectivity issues today. We appreciate your patience as technology works through this. Please ask your students to do their best to attend class today, but we understand they may not be able to get in.  

Dr. Jason M. Faklaris, EdD

Assistant Principal

Allatoona High School

770-975-6503


Wednesday, October 7, 2020

The Anchor Announcements

Attention Bucs!  

Don’t miss our daily announcements courtesy of The Anchor staff. You can catch them on their YouTube channel by subscribing at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaY3oev46FTros5Qxv848Rg?sub_confirmation=1

They are also shared on our Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/allatoonahs and Twitter https://twitter.com/allatoona_hs each day. 

Stay connected with us and stay in the know! #GoBucs


Tuesday, October 6, 2020

The Counselor Crow's Nest

Please click on the link below to view this week's edition of the Counselor Crow's Nest!

https://www.smore.com/wqe24


Tuesday, October 6, 2020

PTSA Reflections

Reflections is ON!  

PTA's Reflections art program has been rewarding students for expressing themselves through art for more than 50 years now! 

You may use visual art, photography, literature, dance, music or film to illustrate this year's theme, "I matter because...." Allatoona winners may move ahead to district, state, even the national level!

Rules and entry forms can be found on our website, ptsaahs.com

Submissions must be turned in to the front office no later than Monday, November 9th.  C'mon Bucs... share your talents with the world! 

Enter PTA's Reflections program today!


Friday, October 2, 2020

Attention AHS Year Bucs

The yearbook staff is offering an opportunity for 10-12th grade students to be a part of a newly formed Yearbook Advisory Committee. This committee will help to ensure that our yearbook content is diverse and reaches a wide variety of students.  Interested students need to read the information in the following link and submit the form by October 7th.  

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=-x3OL5-ROEmquMR_D8kYLalYCnGjTN5InnwWqJdd_29UMEExM0VTOEtNN0RDUFVXQkpFWVA5UEtVWS4u&fbclid=IwAR26cj8ZQkbmWxalqoGaAup8_c0ZGSNmVpXbZOKXZUv2Qm7jCvYFo0DJq2Q


Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Friday Football Tickets vs South Cobb Available Now!

Tickets for Friday night’s game vs. South Cobb are now available via GoFan at the link below.

https://gofan.co/app/events/88045 

A few reminders for Friday night:

  1. Screening for COVID symptoms is required before entering the stadium. Screening stations are located between the home and visitor ticket gates.
  2. Masks are required for entry.
  3. Social distancing by family groups is required at all times.
  4. No walk up tickets are sold. All tickets are sold digitally, and we expect a sell-out so purchase early.
  5. DO NOT REDEEM YOUR TICKETS. Ticket redemptions are done at the gate when fans enter. Any persons who redeem early may not be granted entry into the game.
  6. Ticket refunds are issued by GoFan. Please contact them with questions. Refunds are not granted after the start of the event, so contact them prior to kick-off for information.
  7. No students under 14 are permitted to enter the stadium without a parent or adult, and must remain seated with the adult at all times unless escorted to the restroom or concession stand. 
  8. Students are required to social distance in the student section. Stickers are located in the bleachers indicating where students must stand. If students fail to follow these rules, they will be removed from the game and no refunds for tickets will be issued.
  9. At the end of the game, guests should exit the facility immediately. Families of players, cheerleaders, band members can wait in their cars until students are released by their coaches/sponsors for the evening.

Thanks,

Amie Howard

Assistant Principal/Athletic Director

Allatoona High School

3300 Dallas-Acworth Hwy

Acworth, GA 30101

770-975-6503 ext:701014

www.allatoonahs.com

www.allatoonabucs.com


Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Allatoona High School posted in 9th Grade, 11th Grade

Syllabus Change to EOC Grading

Update: Syllabus Changes to EOC Grading Due to SB 367

In response to Senate Bill 367, the State Board of Education eliminated four end-of-course (EOC) assessments: Ninth Literature and Composition, Geometry, Physical Science, and Economics. The elimination of these four EOCs requires mid-year changes to the grade distribution communicated in the syllabus of certain courses.

EOC Added to AP English Language and Composition and Other Advanced American Literature Courses

The federal requirement that all high school students take a state assessment in English language arts and the removal of the Ninth Literature EOC mean that students taking AP, IB, or Dual Enrollment (DE) courses to meet the American literature graduation requirement must take the EOC. This EOC must count for 20% of the course grade. The primary course affected is AP English Language and Composition. The school-based CCC should determine how to redistribute the grading categories listed in the syllabus so the EOC can count for 20% of the course grade.

EOC Removed

Ninth Literature and Composition, Geometry, Accelerated Geometry B/Algebra II, Economics, and Physical Science no longer have the EOC for 20% of the course grade and that 20% must be redistributed to other grade categories. The school-based CCC should determine how to redistribute this 20% to the other grade categories.

EOC Requirement Unmodified

American Literature, Algebra 1, Accelerated Algebra 1/Geometry A, Biology and U.S. History will take the EOC as planned. No change to syllabus should be needed.

AP, IB, and DE courses taken to meet US History graduation requirements like AP US History do not require an EOC. The social studies EOC is a state not federal requirement; therefore, the waiver enacted last year by the State BOE still applies to AP/IB/DE social studies courses.

Teachers will adjust their syllabus/gradebook this week and provide an updated copy of the class syllabus.

Candace Wilkes

Principal

Allatoona High School

770-975-6503


Thursday, September 17, 2020

Return to Campus Plan 2020

Allatoona Families,

Included with this communication, you will find the Allatoona High School “Return to Campus Plan” that will be implemented for the Thursday, November 5th CCSD district start date.  Many of you are still contemplating your final decision that will best fit the learning needs of your high school student.  This plan offers more details for you to consider as you make your final decision.  The portal closes for selection on Sunday, September 20th.  In order to help us be prepared, please log into ParentVue on a computer and make your final selection for Fall semester.  Even if your family has made your selection, please take a moment to read through this plan, and share it with your student. Communication regarding safety procedures is critical, and we must work as a team in our Allatoona community to ensure the safety of our students and staff.

Thank you,

Candace Wilkes

Principal

Allatoona High School

770-975-6503

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TopicProtocol
General Safety Guidelines on Campus
  • Parents please monitor your student daily for Covid symptoms. Do not send your student with fever or symptoms. The school nurse is our point of contact for Covid.   
  • If a student feels sick, he/she should stay home and monitor symptoms until better. Students will access class lesson remotely (if health allows) until their return. 
  • All students and staff are required to wear face coverings. 
  • Signage with social distancing and sanitizing best practices are clearly posted throughout the school.  
  • Social distancing will be used whenever possible and encouraged consistently. 
  • Hand sanitizing stations have been positioned throughout the building. This includes cafeteria and high traffic areas.  
  • Water fountains have been covered. Students may bring water from home. 
  • Plexiglas screens are in place at the attendance office, counseling office, main office and media center. The building will be cleaned daily and sanitized thoroughly on Wednesdays. 
  • Symptomatic students will be isolated until parent pick-up. 
  • Visitors are not admitted at this time.  Parents may enter for student check-out.  
Arrival and Dismissal
  • Students may arrive and enter the building at 7:45 am and report directly to their homeroom.  
  • Students may purchase breakfast items but cannot congregate in the cafeteria. (social distancing limits restrict seating in cafeteria)  
  • Students will be expected to move about expeditiously and refrain from congregating in large groups for extended amounts of time. 
  • Dismissal will be staggered to allow for less crowded hallways.
Transportation
  • Closely monitor your child’s overall health each morning before sending him/her to the bus stop. If a student feels sick, he/she should stay home. 
  • Bus routes will occur at normal times. 
  • Personal protective equipment will be provided for bus drivers including masks and face shields. 
  • Students will be assigned seating to improve loading and unloading. 
  • Cleaning will be conducted for high touch surfaces after each run. 
  • Sanitizing station will be affixed to the bus frame. 
  • Parents may opt to arrange their own transportation.
Classrooms and Transitions
  • Classroom space will be maximized to help reinforce social distancing. 
  • Each teacher will have a spray bottle for disinfecting classroom furniture/materials, as needed.  
  • Teachers will spray desks during transition between classes. 
  • Students will wipe their desk to ensure desks have been sanitized.  
  • Teachers and/or custodians will clean high touch surfaces daily and throughout the day as needed.
  • Since all are required to wear masks, traffic flow will be divided depending on potential for crowding. 
  • The media center workstations will be social distanced and patron numbers will be limited. 
Lunch
  • Students will eat lunch in the cafeteria and courtyard. Table groupings have been adjusted, and social distancing will be encouraged. 
  • Lunch lines will be marked for social distancing and menu options will be offered at several serving lines.   
  • Students will be required to use barcoded student id for entry of lunch number. Manual entry will be eliminated, and cash will not be used. 
  • Café tables will be sanitized between each lunch period.
Bell Schedule and Instructional Plan
  • Students will attend school Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. 
  • Wednesday will be used for help sessions, re-teaching or re-assessments, and teacher planning/collaboration.  
  • All students (face to face and remote) will be required to engage with the teacher at the beginning of each class period.   
  • Daily bell schedule allows at least 90 minutes of instructional time for each class period. 
  • Instructional delivery from each teacher will vary daily depending on the learning needs of the students in the classroom.  There will be segments for direct instruction along with work sessions. 
  • Students should bring their own basic school supplies to school with them. 
  • Teachers cannot act as “tech support” for remote learners during face to face instructional time; be sure students are confident navigating log-in and use of learning tools. Devices are not needed for face to face instruction.  


Allatoona High School (2020 - 2021)

Regular Bell Schedule


Homeroom8:20 AM - 8:27 AM (7 minutes)
1st Block8:32 AM - 10:02 AM (90 minutes)
2nd Block10:07 AM - 11:37 AM (90 minutes)
3rd Block

  • A Lunch 11:42 - 12:05
  • B Lunch   12:10* - 12:33
  • C Lunch   12:38* - 1:00 
  • D Lunch   1:05* - 1:28 
  • E Lunch   1:33* - 1:55   

(*Students are not dismissed to lunch until this bell.)

11:42 AM - 1:55 PM

  • 105 minute class with A lunch - Science (298)
  • 105 minute class with B lunch - Math (363)
  • 105 minute class with C lunch - Social Studies (315)
  • 105 minute class with D lunch - CTAE and Fine Arts (375)
  • 105 minute class with E lunch - PE and World Language (358)

4th Block2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (90 minutes)
Students must exit building by3:45 PM

For a PDF copy of this plan, please click HERE.


Monday, September 14, 2020

Don't Miss Another Game! Subscribe to the NFHS Network Today!

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Attention Buc Fans! Worried about not being able to watch your favorite Buc team play due to limited capacity? 

We have the solution! 

Visit https://www.allatoonabucs.com and purchase a subscription to the NFHS Network ($69.99 for an annual pass with a percentage of the proceeds returned to Allatoona, or $10.99 monthly).

This subscription gives you access to all Allatoona home athletic events and some away events. A subscription makes a great gift for the holidays for grandparents, aunts, uncles, and other family out of the area… 

Traveling? You don’t have to miss your kids’ games – watch online!

#GoBucs #AnchoredInExcellence #BucNation


Friday, September 11, 2020

Allatoona Returns to Face to Face - Instructional Information

Allatoona Families,

Last week, the Cobb County School District announced its phased model for a return to face-to-face instruction.  Phase One and Two allow for elementary and middle school students to return.

* Phase Three: Will see all ninth through twelfth-grade students having the option to return for full-day instruction. 

Phase three is tentatively scheduled to begin on November 5, 2020.  

The schedule for all students in both face-to-face and remote classrooms will include direct instruction with Allatoona teachers on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Wednesdays will continue to be reserved for individual and small group support in the remote environment and will provide an additional opportunity for necessary cleaning and disinfecting midweek. 

On November 5, all students, whether they continue with remote learning or choose to return face-to-face will follow Allatoona’s bell schedule which begins at 8:20am and concludes at 3:30pm.  Please be prepared to make adjustments as necessary.  Lunch will continue to occur during 3rd block with 4 separate lunch periods.  While a sample schedule was provided by the District, the instructional delivery from each teacher will vary depending on the learning needs of the students in the classroom.  There will be segments for direct instruction along with work sessions, but it will not be divided into 45 minute segments as provided in the District’s sample schedule. 

Allatoona will adhere to the following guidelines as outlined by the District:

* Social Distancing will be practiced whenever possible.   

* Masks will be required on buses and in school buildings for students and staff, and whenever possible when teachers are teaching.  

* We will provide Hand Sanitizer at multiple locations throughout schools.  

* We will also be following rigorous daily cleaning guidance. 

* Our awesome Food & Nutrition Services employees will continue making sure our students have nutritious meals.

If you haven’t already done so, please make your choice anytime between 8:00 AM on Monday, September 7th, and 11:59 PM on Sunday, September 20th. You can change your selection anytime during this window of time.   To make your choice for the remainder of the first semester, please make sure the enrolling adult for each student logs into ParentVUE to make the Back to School selection. Directions can be found here: https://www.cobbk12.org/_ci/post/00200616-0000-0000-0000-000000030214

Allatoona is currently planning specific details for the November opening, and we will continue to communicate those details with you. 


Friday, September 11, 2020

Mark Your Calendar: 1st Virtual AHS All Pro Dad Meeting

We hope you and yours are well and healthy!

Please join us for our first 'All Pro Dad' chapter meeting of the new school term is on Friday, September 18th @ 7:00 AM.

This meeting with be hosted virtually using Zoom. Please RSVP using the following link, http://allprodadchapters.com/chapters/11114.

We will send out the Zoom meeting link a couple of days before the meeting.

Looking forward to kicking the year off with a great meeting!

Regards,

Noel Kierans - AHS 'ALL PRO DAD' Team Captain

nakierans@gmail.com 

 678-462-2835


Friday, September 11, 2020

Football Game Cancelled Tonight!

Dear Allatoona Family,

This morning our administration was made aware of COVID-19 related issues within the Denmark football program.

Sadly, this means that we’ve canceled tonight’s football game.

While this outcome is undesirable, our highest priority is the health and safety of our students and staff. Thank you for your patience, understanding, and continued support.

Sincerely,

Amie Howard

Assistant Principal/Athletic Director

Allatoona High School

3300 Dallas-Acworth Hwy NW

Acworth, GA 30101

770-975-6503 ext:701014

www.allatoonahs.com

www.allatoonabucs.com


Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Purchase Your Football Tickets Today!

The link to purchase football tickets for this Friday’s home football game vs. Denmark is now live. Please visit https://gofan.co/app/events/88035?schoolId=GA13648 to purchase tickets. Capacity is limited, so don’t delay.

Thanks,

Amie Howard

Assistant Principal/Athletic Director

Allatoona High School

3300 Dallas-Acworth Hwy

Acworth, GA 30101

770-975-6503 ext:701014

www.allatoonahs.com

www.allatoonabucs.com


Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Join PTSA Today!

If you're a ride-or-die Buccaneer 😊, show the love! Allatoona needs your support! Join Allatoona PTSA today! 

Memberships start at just $10. 

#GoBucs #AnchoredInExcellence #BucNation 

https://ahsbucs.new.memberhub.store/store


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Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Senior Information

September 9 – Join our counselors from 1 PM to 2 PM for a Live Senior Question and Answer Session, where you can ask questions about anything related to future planning, including college application questions or anything else you need! Sign up here https://bit.ly/3bt0Lfo and we will send you a link to participate!

September 14 – Join our counselors for Getting Down to Detail: The Nuts and Bolts of the Four Year College Application (with COVID-19 update). Counselors will provide you with tips on completing college applications; including essay writing, letters of recommendation, and information about college admissions in the era of Covid-19. This video will be posted on the Counseling website under the 12th grade section and available to watch at your convenience.

https://web.cobbk12.org/allatoona/page/29239/12th-grade-information

September 14 – Join our counselors for What Else is Out There? Alternatives to Four Year Colleges. Counselors will provide you information about two year and technical colleges as well as apprenticeships, military opportunities and more! This video will be posted on the Counseling website under the 12th grade section and available to watch at your convenience.

https://web.cobbk12.org/allatoona/page/29239/12th-grade-information

September 16 – Join our counselors from 11 AM to 12 PM for a live Senior Q and A on Four Year Colleges and the Application Process. Details on how to connect will be available on the counseling website under the 12th grade section soon.

https://web.cobbk12.org/allatoona/page/29239/12th-grade-information

September 16 – Join our counselors from 1 PM to 2 PM for a live Senior Q and A on Alternatives to Four Year Colleges. Details on how to connect will be available on the counseling website under the 12th grade section soon.

https://web.cobbk12.org/allatoona/page/29239/12th-grade-information

Need to send a Transcript? We mailed home a handout that takes you step-by-step through the process in Naviance. If you can't find it, we have included the directions in our newsletter. https://www.smore.com/1m69h

Kristi Turner

School Counselor

Allatoona High School

Phone: 770-975-6503

Fax: 770-974-8855

Check out our latest newsletter: https://www.smore.com/1m69h

Follow us on IG and Twitter

@ Buc_Counselors


Tuesday, September 8, 2020

School Choice Update

Allatoona Family, 

As you work to make your decision for your child to have classes virtually or return to school in November, I know information is critical. Click here for the summary page overview which offers details on the face to face schedule, transportation plans, and procedures for care/safety.

The CCSD Reopening Plan located on the district site has a wide range of information for you as well. 

https://www.cobblearningeverywhere.com/


Monday, September 7, 2020

Don't Miss Another Game! Subscribe to the NFHS Network Today!

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Attention Buc Fans! Worried about not being able to watch your favorite Buc team play due to limited capacity? 

We have the solution! 

Visit https://www.allatoonabucs.com and purchase a subscription to the NFHS Network ($69.99 for an annual pass with a percentage of the proceeds returned to Allatoona, or $10.99 monthly).

This subscription gives you access to all Allatoona home athletic events and some away events. A subscription makes a great gift for the holidays for grandparents, aunts, uncles, and other family out of the area… 

Traveling? You don’t have to miss your kids’ games – watch online!

#GoBucs #AnchoredInExcellence #BucNation


Friday, September 4, 2020

Mark Your Calendar: 1st Virtual AHS All Pro Dad Meeting

We hope you and yours are well and healthy!

Please join us for our first 'All Pro Dad' chapter meeting of the new school term is on Friday, September 18th @ 7:00 AM.

This meeting with be hosted virtually using Zoom. Please RSVP using the following link, http://allprodadchapters.com/chapters/11114.

We will send out the Zoom meeting link a couple of days before the meeting.

Looking forward to kicking the year off with a great meeting!

Regards,

Noel Kierans - AHS 'ALL PRO DAD' Team Captain

nakierans@gmail.com 

678-462-2835


Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Week 3 Parent Update & Reminders

Hello, Buccaneer Families,

It is hard to believe we are starting our third week of virtual learning. I wanted to reach out to offer my thanks and encouragement along with a few reminders.  Thank you for your understanding, patience, and flexibility as we have all learned to navigate the CTLS Learn portal.  I must frequently remind myself that with any new technology we all have a learning curve, and it is essential that I am patient when things do not go as planned.  In these unprecedented times, we all must strive to be calm and understanding because none of us really knows what challenges those we interact with each day are facing.  At Allatoona, we all truly care about each of our students and are working very hard to offer the best learning experiences we can in our new digital learning environment.   As we navigate this new environment, there are some topics that come up frequently, and you will find important reminders on these below:

*CTLS Learn:  Allatoona teachers are striving to offer live sessions each day in CTLS Learn, so they can get to know your child and deliver instruction directly to them.  In addition, our staff members continue to work to provide you and your child with support and want to help problem solve if you encounter issues with technology or class assignments. If your child has an issue getting into CTLS Learn, please encourage them to email their teachers and then continue to attempt to connect. We have found if they log in early (7:45 AM - 7:50 AM), the demand on the system is lessened, and they are more successful. 

*Remind: Remind is a free app that allows your child’s teachers to send out group texts to the class.  Many teachers use this for quick communications with students. Please check to see that your child has downloaded the app and joined their teachers’ class accounts. Most of our teachers have already created these and shared the account information with their classes. 

*Login/Password Problems: If your child’s login or password needs to be reset, please email our media specialist Mrs. Gena Cochran at gena.cochran@cobbk12.org so she can assist you. 

*ParentVue: ParentVue is a very useful tool for you to monitor your child’s grades and attendance and get communication from the teacher with the new CTLS Parent.  If you have not gotten ParentVue login credentials, please visit our website for details to gain access.  

*Parent Emails:   During our virtual school experience, the best communication between home and school has become email.   Please be sure the email you have listed in our records is up to date and goes to the parent(s) who monitors your child’s classes/learning.  You can update your contact information in ParentVue.  Parents, please remember if you email your child’s teachers during the day, they are often unable to reply until the afternoon since they are actively teaching online until 1:30 PM.  

*Student Email: CCSD has provided all students with an email inside Office 365. All students have an Outlook account here and can email student to teacher and receive emails from their teachers. 

*Attendance: Students will be marked present for school by our attendance office staff if they actively login to CTLS Learn to visit their classes.  If your child is absent, please email theresa.bennett@cobbk12.org a scanned copy or photo of your child’s excuse.  

Absences will only be excused for the following reasons:

  • A child is absent due to a medical appointment
  • A child is ill or attendance in school would endanger his/her health or the health of others
  • A serious illness or death occurs in the family of the child
  • A child is observing a recognized religious holiday of his/her faith
  • A child is mandated by order of a governmental agency

*A note written by a parent/guardian and/or a licensed physician explaining the reasons for absences must be turned in to the attendance clerk in the attendance office on the date of return to school and no later than three (3) school days after the absence/tardy (otherwise, it will be marked unexcused).

*Athletics: Fall season athletics are underway, and we are following the guidelines provided by healthcare professionals as we prepare for our fans.  

  • Cleaning of our facilities is completed according to the established GHSA and CCSD guidelines.  
  • The district has mandated masks must be worn to enter the athletic venue starting, Thursday, 9/3/2020. We encourage masks to be worn especially when around groups and in transitions.   
  • Upon arrival, you will be asked to participate in temperature checks and respond to screening questions.  Please understand this process is not optional.  Our staff members are implementing these steps carefully and accurately so we can continue to have our athletic events for our students.   
  • If any fan becomes rude, argumentative, or disrespectful at any time, they will be directed to leave the event and campus.

The successful execution of the safety protocols and ticketing processes at our athletic events is critical so we can have each upcoming season.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation at each event.   

*Phone calls: Please add Allatoona High School to your contacts (770-975-6503) so when our staff makes a call, you will recognize the number and take our call.

Lastly, we want to let you know about an opportunity to love on our teachers through Teacher's Lunchbox (click here for attachment).

We are very fortunate to live in an amazing community with outstanding students and parents! As always, thank you so much for your support! Go Bucs!!

Sincerely,

Candace Wilkes, Ed. S.

Principal


Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Don't Miss Another Game! Subscribe to the NFHS Network Today!

Watch LIVE events on NFHS.png

Attention Buc Fans! Worried about not being able to watch your favorite Buc team play due to limited capacity? 

We have the solution! 

Visit https://www.allatoonabucs.com and purchase a subscription to the NFHS Network ($69.99 for an annual pass with a percentage of the proceeds returned to Allatoona, or $10.99 monthly).

 This subscription gives you access to all Allatoona home athletic events and some away events. A subscription makes a great gift for the holidays for grandparents, aunts, uncles, and other family out of the area… 

Traveling? You don’t have to miss your kids’ games – watch online!

#GoBucs #AnchoredInExcellence #BucNation


Tuesday, September 1, 2020

PSAT October 14th

The state of Georgia pays for all 10th Graders to take the PSAT.  The PSAT will be given on  Oct 14th.

Each student wanting to take advantage of this opportunity must sign up using this link.  

10th grade form 10th link Deadline Sept 14th

**Important information to consider if you are going to take the PSAT.

  • All families must provide their own transportation. 
  • All test takers must wear a mask the entire time while on campus.

Thank you,

Dr. Jason M. Faklaris, EdD

Assistant Principal

Allatoona High School

770-975-6503


Tuesday, September 1, 2020

SAT Prep Class Offered

PTSA is adding another online SAT Prep class starting September 29th! 

The first one filled lightning fast and this one will, too. If you're interested in attending, better sign up today. 

#GoBucs #AnchoredInExcellence #BucNation

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Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Football @ Harrison Friday

Allatoona community,

This week we start our football season by traveling to Harrison to play on Friday night. Due to restrictions on capacity, we were only allotted 300 tickets for the event. Our process for handling ticket purchases for the year is to first share the link with our football, band, cheer, and dance families. They have a very limited time to purchase these tickets first, and then after that, the link will be opened to the general public for ticket purchase. This week all 300 tickets were purchased by these groups before we were ever able to make it live.

With the current limitations placed on capacity, this may occur multiple times this season, so if you wish to still watch our football team play, we encourage you to consider purchasing a subscription to the NFHS Network. This purchase will allow you to watch all home and away regular season games this season through this streaming service. Additionally, after football is over, you can continue to watch all home Allatoona events for the entire year, as we are equipped to broadcast from every facility on campus.  A portion of the subscription service comes back to support Allatoona High School, so please consider utilizing this service to avoid missing a game this year. Thank you for your understanding as we continue to navigate the new rules and procedures adopted by GHSA and CCSD.

https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/schools/allatoona-high-school-acworth-ga


Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Join PTSA Today!

If you're a ride-or-die Buccaneer 😊, show the love! Allatoona needs your support! Join Allatoona PTSA today! 

Memberships start at just $10. 

#GoBucs #AnchoredInExcellence #BucNation 

https://ahsbucs.new.memberhub.store/store


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Monday, August 31, 2020     

Save the Date! Virtual Coffee Talk 9/4/20

Mark your calendar for our 1st Virtual Coffee Talk with Principal Wilkes this Friday at 9 a.m.

Click here for more information.

Zoom link will be sent separately.


Friday, August 28, 2020

SAT Cancelled at McEachern on 8-29-2020 

Attention Students Scheduled for SAT on Saturday morning at McEachern HS:

The SAT scheduled for tomorrow, August 29, that was to be given at McEachern High School, has been cancelled.  After days of preparation by the staff of McEachern, the tests, which were scheduled to be delivered on Wednesday, never arrived.  Constant communication with College Board and UPS assured the staff they would arrive in time.   At 8:35pm this evening, the site coordinator was notified that the remaining outstanding materials have been lost in transit and the exam would need to rescheduled.  We regret any inconvenience this may cause.  Please know that we are as disappointed as you are as our staff was ready to welcome you to our campus tomorrow.  College Board will be in contact with you by email regarding your future options.

Sorry for the inconvenience. 


Friday, August 28, 2020

Senior Informational Videos Coming Soon!

Coming Soon! Senior Informational Videos! 

(All videos will be posted on our school website on the Counseling page and then under the 12th Grade Information tab) 

August 31 – Join our counselors for the Senior Bridge Bill Video, where you and your parents can receive information about post-high school planning, including college planning and information about the college application process. This video will be posted on our website to watch at your convenience.

August 31 – Join our counselors to learn about Naviance and the College Application Process. In this session, our counselors will explain how to use Naviance to send transcripts and request letters of recommendation from counselors and teachers. This video will be posted on our website and available to watch at your convenience.

September 2 – Join our counselors from 1 PM to 2 PM for a Live Senior Question and Answer Session, where you can ask questions about anything related to future planning, including college application questions or anything else you need! Sign up here and you will then receive an email with information on how to participate in this LIVE session. https://bit.ly/2EATVrN

September 14 – Join our counselors for Getting Down to Detail: The Nuts and Bolts of the Four-Year College Application (with COVID-19 update). Counselors will provide you with tips on completing college applications; including essay writing, letters of recommendation, and information about college admissions in the era of Covid-19. This video will be posted on our website and available to watch at your convenience.

September 14 – Join our counselors for What Else is Out There? Alternatives to four Year Colleges. Counselors will provide you information about two year and technical colleges as well as apprenticeships, military opportunities and more! This video will be posted on our website and available to watch at your convenience.

September 16 – Join our counselors from 11 AM to 12 PM for a Senior Q and A on Four Year Colleges and the Application Process. Details on how to connect will be available soon!

September 16 – Join our counselors from 1 PM to 2 PM for a Senior Q and A on Alternatives to Four Year Colleges. Details on how to connect will be available soon!

Coming in October! Virtual Financial Aid Night! October 20th at 6:30 PM Seniors and their families are invited to attend this event focusing on all types of financial aid for college – scholarships, loans, grants, FAFSA, and more. Guest presenter is from the Georgia Student Finance Commission. There will be a sign-up coming soon for you to RSVP. You will then receive an email with instructions on how to access this LIVE Virtual presentation.


Friday, August 28, 2020

CTLS Update

As of approximately 1:40 PM, issues with Amazon's Cloud Services have been resolved and the CTLS system is fully functional. All users are now able to log in.

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Friday, August 28, 2020

Amazon Issues Impacting CTLS

As you may be aware, CTLS has been experiencing intermittent issues this morning, affecting approximately 20% of our users.

The technology team has learned that a hardware failure with Amazon’s Cloud Services is the cause of the issue. Amazon is working to rectify the problem now. At 12:45 PM, the CTLS system is going down for approximately 30 minutes, returning at 1:15 PM.

We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience as we work to resolve these issues.

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Monday, August 24, 2020

SAT Prep Class Offered

PTSA is adding another online SAT Prep class starting September 29th! 

The first one filled lightning fast and this one will, too. If you're interested in attending, better sign up today. 

#GoBucs #AnchoredInExcellence #BucNation

https://ahsbucs.new.memberhub.store/store

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Monday, August 24, 2020

Join PTSA Today!

If you're a ride-or-die Buccaneer 😊, show the love! Allatoona needs your support! Join Allatoona PTSA today! 

Memberships start at just $10. 

#GoBucs #AnchoredInExcellence #BucNation 

https://ahsbucs.new.memberhub.store/store

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Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Campus is Still Closed

Just a reminder that the Allatoona High School campus is still closed to students and visitors unless you are here for a school sponsored sporting event, or you are part of one of our fall sports teams. Several students have been on campus this week outside of these stipulations and have been asked to leave by staff members. Please help us in reminding your children that campus continues to be closed to everyone who doesn’t meet the above criteria.

Thank you.


Monday, August 17, 2020

First Day of Digital Learning

Allatoona Families,

We are thrilled to have our school year off to a strong start through the hard work and preparation of our teachers and families.  I was so glad to be able to visit classrooms where our teachers were talking with and getting to know your children.  We truly appreciate everyone who logged in this weekend to test their account access in.   I want to thank you for your patience and cooperation with the new CTLS Learn system which our district developed so everyone will have access to the same tool for digital learning.  We know there were some struggles while the traffic was heavy this morning, and we continue to work to solve these challenges.  Our website has a link where you can enter your information if you have problems with access. In addition to our local support through our media center, the district has troubleshooting guidance at this link also http://www.cobbk12.org/ctls/

Each year on the first day of school our students bring home the Cobb County Folder filled with essential information for our families. One of these items is the Family Information Guide.  We want to ensure the guide is made available to parents on the first day of school.  The guide provides the following critical information:

  • Parent notification of their rights under federal law (FERPA, PPRA, and Rights under Section 504).
  • Parent notification of compulsory attendance law (whether online or face-to-face, students are still required to attend school).
  • Provides each student/parent a copy of the Student Code of Conduct.
  • Parent notification of the Internet Acceptable Use policy which has enhanced meaning since we are opening school virtually.

The Family Information Guide is available on the district website at http://www.cobbk12.org/generalinfo/FamilyInformationGuide/index.aspx.  A Spanish translation can also be found there.

An additional option available to parents is related to their child participating in clubs and organizations.  You may choose for your child to “opt out” of student clubs and organizations; to do so please send an email with Form JCDA-3 to Noelle.cockrell@cobbk12.org.  Form JCDA-3 to “opt-out” can be found at http://www.cobbk12.org/centraloffice/adminrules/j/Form_JCDA-3.docx.

We are looking forward to our students growing more confident in their online classes. Please have them reach out to their teacher with questions or concerns about their online learning experiences.  I have also included a bell schedule that shows both our required morning classes and our optional help sessions for each block in the afternoon. 

Thank you again for your support.

Sincerely,

Candace Wilkes

Principal

Allatoona High School

770-975-6503

The attachment included with this post can be located HERE.


Sunday, August 16, 2020

Parent Vue Edit Updates

Parent Vue Edit Update:  We strongly encourage our parents to update their email and contact information in Parent Vue.  When editing, you should use a laptop or desktop computer in order for the changes to save.  And please remember that the changes usually take 24 hours to populate.  


Friday, August 14, 2020

Join PTSA Today!

When everything is uncertain, anything is possible. Help make great things happen for our kids... buy a PTSA membership today.

We may be attending virtually, but Allatoona PTSA's commitment to our school is very real. Volunteers are already supporting AHS as always: Working to host SAT Prep classes and fund annual college scholarships for students, writing the weekly Buccaneer Blast newsletter to keep families informed, finding ways to help teachers and staff face new challenges. Our efforts are only possible with your help. Please buy an Allatoona PTSA membership today!


Friday, August 14, 2020

Bucs Ready to Set Sail Monday

Good Afternoon Allatoona Families,

Are you ready to “Zoom” into another school year?  Hopefully this email will provide all the last minute information you may need to get off to a successful start on Monday!

Parents, please have your student(s) log in to CTLS Learn this weekend to make sure that your child can see their classes on the landing page.  If you need Technology support, you can find a link on our main web page, https://web.cobbk12.org/allatoona. Our recommendation is that students log in well before 8 a.m. due to heavy traffic on the CCSD website.   Here are some helpful trouble shooting tips for commonly asked questions:

  • If you need your password reset please email our Media Specialist, gena.cochran@cobbk12.org
  • Email your teacher if a class is not showing in CTLS.
  • Complete the form on our main website if you are experiencing problems logging in.  Go to "1st Day Login Information" and then click on item #4.

Here are some additional reminders:

Parent Vue:  We strongly encourage our parents to update their email and contact information in Parent Vue.  This will guarantee that you receive all communications and updates from Allatoona High School.  Please note, if you have changes in your household and contacts are no longer a part of the Buc family, please remove their email address.  

Teacher Communication:   When emailing a teacher, please allow 24 hours for them to respond, since they will be actively teaching through CTLS Learn, our digital classroom.

Textbook Distribution:   All textbooks are available on-line, however, we will be distributing some textbooks, mainly English, via drive through on Wednesday, August 19 from 9 am to 2 pm. Follow the guidance from your teacher for determining if you need to pick up a textbook.

School Supplies:   Parents please look with your child to see if any specific supplies are needed for on-line classes.  For example, calculators, binders, etc.   Information can be found on the teacher’s main page in CTLS Learn.

Bell Schedule:  Our bell schedules can be found on the main page of our website by clicking on “Daily Schedule” under the “Find It Fast” menu.  

Action:   Parents, if you have not downloaded the CTLS Parent app on your phone or device, please click on the following link to complete this important step.  http://www.cobbk12.org/ctls/

Be sure to share this and all school/teacher communication with your student.

All of our Bucs will be in uncharted waters on Monday morning so please be patient as we navigate our new digital learning environment.

Have a great weekend!   Go BUCS!

Candace Wilkes, Principal


Thursday, August 13, 2020

CTLS Learn is Here – Learn More Inside!

For detail including how to login to CTLS Learn, step-by-step instructions, and video walk through’s - CLICK HERE!

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When COVID-19 closed our classrooms this past spring, Cobb teachers made the switch to remote learning literally, overnight.

While CTLS Learn was already in the development process, district leaders realized that our schools might need it much sooner than we realized. So, in direct response to COVID-19’s impact on schools in Cobb County, the Cobb Team has spent the last 5 months working overtime to provide students and parents with a feature-rich, easy-to-use digital classroom we call CTLS Learn. Learn integrates with the other three pieces of the Cobb Teaching and Learning System (CTLS) and streamlines the learning process as an important part of the CTLS platform.

As we begin the 2020-2021 school year in remote classrooms, CTLS Learn is one, important, step Cobb teachers and leaders have taken to make remote learning a more meaningful experience for students. The new tool is now available for students and their parents to access, students can access Learn through the CTLS website.

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The CTLS Learn Portal allows students to view and access assignments through the Classroom Dashboard. Additionally, many online learning resources are also available through the Dashboard, including textbooks. Students, teachers, and groups can even hold video chats to discuss and learn the material in greater depth.

Cobb Schools is proud of the system, but more importantly, CTLS Learn was designed and created with much input from the end-users: students and their teachers. CTLS truly takes the best aspects of face-to-face learning and combines it with the best of modern technology to get the very best of both environments for Cobb students.

"CTLS Learn allows teachers to provide a high-quality educational experience for students," said Cobb Schools Superintendent Chris Ragsdale. "In any classroom," he continued, "nothing is more important than the teacher and in a digital classroom, nothing is more important than giving teachers the right tools. Student engagement is important to us and CTLS Learn allows students to be engaged with learning, remotely."

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Teachers have been impressed and enthused by CTLS Learn. "Can I just say as a teacher that it will be fabulous," said one. "It is going to be great for the students."

Like CTLS Parent, CTLS Learn was built from the ground up to make the online educational process seamless and effortless for both students and teachers. 10 years in the making, the CTLS system is a revolution not just for Cobb Schools, but for schools across the country. It is especially useful during this difficult time of a worldwide pandemic that is forcing administrators to limit face-to-face learning.

The goal of CTLS Learn is to make it easier for Cobb students to take part in real-time learning whether learning remotely or when students return to face-to-face. It will even include a phone and email directory, as well as a calendar feature with important due dates for assignments and test days.

While CTLS Learn is only one aspect of the entire CTLS system (Cobb Teaching and Learning System), it is the centerpiece. CTLS is a fully-integrated "one-stop-shop" for all things Cobb Schools, and for all those involved in the process—students, teachers, parents, and administrators. It is next-level thinking like CTLS that keeps Cobb Schools at the cutting edge of education and technology and exemplifies the District's motto—One Team, One Goal, Student Success.

For more information about CTLS and to hear what teachers are saying about it, please watch the video below.

CTLS Teach Learn Parent Assess

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For More Information about CTLS - Click Here!


Wednesday, August 12, 2020

PTSA SAT Prep Course

The PTSA sponsored SAT Prep course will begin on August 31st and will be held VIRTUALLY from 2:30 – 4:15 pm on Mondays and Wednesdays for 4 weeks. Registration is currently open on the PTSA website (www.ptsaahs.com).  This is a great way to prepare for the SAT or to improve your score!  Please email Mrs. Edwards (amanda.edwards1@cobbk12.org) if you have any questions.

Amanda M. Edwards, Ed.S.

Allatoona High School

Mathematics Teacher

Varsity Baseball Diamond Doll Sponsor

Math Team Sponsor


Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Schedule Release

Hello Allatoona Families, 

We have been thinking about you while diligently planning for our first day of digital learning.  Our teachers have built their on-line classrooms over the last 2 weeks and are developing engaging learning activities. They are excited to see their student’s faces on Monday! 

Student schedules will be released at noon on Thursday, August 13th  and can be viewed in Parent Vue and Student Vue.  Our teachers are currently verifying course accuracy based on completion of prerequisites in each course content sequence.  Due to digital learning, we will not be making schedule changes unless there is an error in your child’s schedule due to our scheduling processes.  

Log in directions for CTLS Learn will be provided by the district later this week.  Please keep an eye out for district communication. 

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we transition to digital learning. 

Best Regards,

Candace Wilkes 

Principal 


Thursday, August 6, 2020

A Note From Your Principal

Dear Allatoona Family,

As we approach the start of our school year in the digital learning environment, I want you and your child to have a clear understanding of what the digital classroom environment will consist of along with the expectations for successful learning for all students.  Our fall virtual classrooms are not going to be the same type of academic experience students had in the spring.

Below is a bulleted description of our digital instructional model.  We need your help in ensuring each student understands the framework.   Please have a discussion with your high school student regarding the following bullet points.  It is essential you have this conversation well before the first day of class on August 17.

Bell Schedule:

8:00-9:10 Block 1

9:20-10:30 Block 2

10:40-11:50 Block 3

Lunch break

12:20-1:30 Block 4

1:30-3:30 Independent learning, dual enrollment, teacher office hours to assist

Learning framework: 

  • Students will be expected to get up each day and follow the outlined bell schedule.
  • Students will log in to CTLS Learn each morning. (Attendance will be taken in each class.)
  • Once in CTLS Learn, students will select their course to join their virtual classroom.
  • The first class begins promptly at 8:00 a.m.   
  • In CTLS Learn, the page will list class announcements and assignments.
  • Students will “go live” each day in a “digital session” with their teacher as he/she starts the class.
  • We are asking students to be visible on video in their virtual classrooms, since our teachers have not met them and want to be able to recognize them when we return to face to face classes.
  • Our teachers are planning lessons that will mirror normal classroom instruction as much as possible.
  • Classes will be structured with a warm-up/beginning activity, delivery of instruction, work session and closing.
  • Students will be able to interact with the teacher by posting questions. Keep in mind each teacher will establish specific procedures for their classrooms to manage this process.   
  • Teachers will post their class syllabus and expectations inside the CTLS Learn classroom.

Behavior Expectations:

  • Students should engage and participate in the learning tasks while being respectful toward their teachers and classmates.
  • Students need to have a designated appropriate learning space like a desk or table space. (Avoid distracting backgrounds, noises or images)
  • Students are expected to act appropriately in the remote environment. This includes but is not limited to use of appropriate language, and dressed appropriately (not PJ day, Pool Day, etc.)
  • Please remind your high school student that all CCSD expectations for behavior are in place so encourage your child not to put themselves in a compromising situation.

Please be assured the administrative team of Allatoona High School will be monitoring classroom instruction by joining classes across the school and visiting the landing pages of the virtual classrooms to see the sequence of assignments and assessments.   We will continue to communicate with you in the coming days and weeks, so you have a clear understanding of our digital learning environment. With this new virtual learning platform, CTLS Learn, we all know there will be unexpected challenges, but our goal is to work in partnership with our families to ensure our students have a positive learning experience.  

Sincerely,

Candace Wilkes

Principal


Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Phased Model for Return to Face-to-Face Classroom Instruction Option

The 2020-2021 school year will begin on Monday, August 17, 2020, for all students. In alignment with Georgia’s Path to Recovery for K-12 schools, after consistent consultation with local and state health officials who continue to evaluate cases of COVID-19 in Cobb County, all students will begin the year in remote learning classrooms. We continue to believe the face-to-face classroom is the best classroom environment for most students and we remain committed to providing parents with a face-to-face and remote classroom choice.  

Phase One’s start date will be determined by analyzing public health data specific to Cobb County provided by the Department of Public Health and the Cobb/Douglas Board of Health including the level of community spread, effective contact tracing, and efficient COVID-19 test timelines. When we are able to safely offer a face-to-face classroom option and a remote classroom option, we will use the following phased model.  

*Phase One: All kindergarten through fifth-grade students for full-day instruction. ASP will resume for students in face-to-face classrooms. All kindergarten through twelfth-grade low incidence special education classes will have a face-to-face option starting in phase one. 

*Phase Two: All sixth through eighth-grade students for full-day instruction. Phase two will begin two weeks after the start date of phase one. 

*Phase Three: All ninth through twelfth-grade students for full-day instruction. Phase three will begin two weeks after the start date of phase two.  

Prior to the start of each phase, parents will be given the opportunity to choose between the face-to-face option and the full-remote option.  

We continue to be committed to re-entering face-to-face classrooms when public health conditions in Cobb County allow. Knowing COVID-19 has impacted each student, family, and staff member differently, we also look forward to offering parents the ability to choose the classroom setting which is best for their family.  

When COVID-19 first closed our buildings, Superintendent Ragsdale committed to making decisions based on public health guidance with student and staff safety being the top priority. The decision to begin the school year in remote classrooms, with a phased re-entry to face-to-face classrooms as public health conditions in Cobb County allow, is the best way to honor those commitments to our students, parents, and staff.  

We continue to actively listen to the concerns of our community and staff during this public health crisis and are adapting the way we serve our community based on student, parent, and staff feedback. Thank you for your patience, understanding, and partnership as we safely serve all students and families in Cobb County. 

For more information visit: https://www.cobblearningeverywhere.com/

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Monday, August 3, 2020

Need A Device For Digital Learning?

Parents,

If your child needs a device for digital learning, and you were unable to make this request through ParentVue, please email Tiffany.Brewer@cobbk12.org by Wednesday, August 5th at 2:00 pm, and she will add you to a distribution list. Further information about distribution dates and times will be shared via individual email for all those that have made a request.

Thank you,

Amie Howard

Assistant Principal/Athletic Director

Allatoona High School

3300 Dallas-Acworth Hwy

Acworth, GA 30101

770-975-6503 ext:701014

www.allatoonahs.com

www.allatoonabucs.com


Monday, August 3, 2020

CTLS Parent App Available Now!

"The classroom gets more complicated for students, parents & teachers every year. It doesn’t have to be. CTLS is designed to give students better resources, parents more info & teachers more time” Superintendent Ragsdale

Download the CTLS Parent App: http://cobbctls.com/ 


Friday, July 31, 2020

Updates Regarding the Digital Learning Environment

Allatoona Families,

I know we are all anticipating the start of the new school year, and many questions about our virtual learning environment have come to light.  The district has created a lengthy website to update you and answer many of your questions. ( https://www.cobblearningeverywhere.com/reopening-plan/

We are currently working to offer our students the courses they requested last spring for the 2020-21 school year in the new digital setting.  Of course there may be a few classes which need to be adjusted, but we will use their selected alternates to complete their schedule. If necessary, we will reach out through your child’s counselor to come up with the best plan for your child.  Our teachers are planning to welcome students to their digital classrooms and working to create quality interactive learning tasks along with offering online office hours when support is needed.  I know this information will only lead you to think of more questions, but please be patient as we transition and finalize plans.  We will continue to share with you in the coming weeks. We miss our Bucs and want to welcome our new class of freshmen.  We are looking forward to seeing them virtually in class in a few weeks.

I want to provide you with a few direct links to the most frequently asked questions and topics.

Please visit our new website to learn more about Allatoona High School (https://www.allatoonahs.com/ or http://www.cobbk12.org/allatoona), and follow us on social media (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter). If you have questions, please call the school or email.

Sincerely,

Candace Wilkes

Principal

Allatoona High School

770-975-6503


Thursday, July 30, 2020

Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer Program Available

Allatoona Families,

The Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program is operated in Georgia by the Division of Family & Children Services (DFCS) with support from the Georgia Department of Education. If you are interested in this resource please visit the following link:  https://www.cobblearningeverywhere.com/p-ebt-information/   Here you will find helpful information on the program, eligibility, and directions on how to retrieve your child’s student information required to participate. 

Candace Wilkes

Principal

Allatoona High School

770-975-6503


Monday, July 27, 2020

New Website for Allatoona

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Dear Allatoona Families,

We are happy to share some exciting news with you today!

In an effort to provide better service and to answer the questions you have about our school more quickly; we are excited to announce our school website has been redesigned and is now available for your use.

Our new site has been created with one simple priority in mind: easier and faster access to the information you care about, from any device. Our site has been built based on the input and requests made by our community and we look forward to the new digital home for Allatoona High School.

You can find us at http://www.cobbk12.org/allatoona.  You will also be able to find us as you have for the past several years at http://www.allatoonahs.com/.

Thank you for your continued support!

Candace Wilkes, Principal

Allatoona High School


Friday, July 17, 2020

Allatoona Masks Available Now!

Show your school spirit....Allatoona Bucs masks!
Hurry, shop closes 7/22/2020.
Every Sale Supports Allatoona HS!
(masks are optional on campus)

https://www.bsnteamsports.com/shop/ALTMSK20?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=tweet&utm_campaign=store_closes


Thursday, July 16, 2020

A Message from Principal Wilkes

Greetings Allatoona Families,

I pray each of you are safe and healthy. This spring and summer we have all faced challenges none of us expected with our health crisis. Based on the decisions shared today by Superintendent Ragsdale,  in our board meeting, we will all begin school on August 17 in a virtual format. He did not offer a timeline for how long digital learning will last, but he did share the decision is based on the guidance from our public health officials. You can view the complete message and board meeting here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucR69i62KZs&feature=youtu.be  

Over the next month, the leadership and staff at Allatoona High School will be working diligently to provide the best online learning environment possible.  In the weeks prior to August 17, our teachers will have the time they didn’t have in March to plan for a digital format and take advantage of additional training and resources to develop online lessons for their students.  Our Superintendent indicated, at this time, GHSA athletics will continue according to the GHSA guidelines.   While we don’t have the details of how athletics will look, we will plan with the goal to begin our fall seasons.  He indicated after school clubs are suspended, until face to face instruction resumes.    

Our goal is to ensure a safe learning environment for our students and staff.   I will communicate additional details via email and our web site, in the coming days and weeks as we finalize decisions about how we will open school digitally. I know there are many questions. I appreciate the support and encouragement I have received from our Allatoona family.  I am truly blessed to live and work in our wonderful community.

 Sincerely, 

Candace Wilkes

Principal

Allatoona High School

770-975-6503


Thursday, July 16, 2020     

Important Update from Cobb Schools

Dear Cobb Schools Family,

During the July Board Meeting, Superintendent Chris Ragsdale announced that our district will be moving to full remote to begin the 2020-2021 school year. Since COVID-19 became part of our daily life here in Cobb, the Superintendent has relied on state and county public health experts to inform decision-making which prioritizes student and staff safety.

“This decision has been weighing on me for a while. I know we need to get back to face-to-face instruction. That is why we tried to offer parents two options—in-person and virtual—to start the school year. Unfortunately, public health guidance does not make that possible,” said Superintendent Ragsdale. Our teachers are awesome, and they will continue to do an awesome job virtually, but nothing takes the place of in person instruction from our Cobb County teachers. I am not setting a timeline for how long our students will engage in virtual learning. We will continue to monitor the data and work with public health officials so we can open for face-to-face instruction as soon as humanly possible.”

See the Superintendent’s Remarks

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As the Superintendent said, this was not an easy decision to make and our team made every effort to keep our face-to-face classrooms available. However, based on the most up-to-date public health guidance and data in Cobb County, we really only had one choice. We will remain fully remote until public health data in Cobb County changes and guidance from state and local public health officials recommends it. At this time, the District is not postponing or delaying the start of fall athletics. We will continue to follow the direction of GHSA. However, other extracurricular activities (ASP, after school clubs) will be suspended until after students return for face-to-face instruction.  

This decision is motivated by a commitment to keep our students and staff healthy and safe. We are equally committed to ensuring that learning can happen everywhere. As teachers return for the 2020-2021 school year, all teachers will be trained in effective remote learning practices, and the District will be providing as many devices (including tablets and laptops) as possible to students who do not have devices at home. Details about device distribution to families in need will be communicated through your local school.

Thanks to years of investment, and the recent commitment to education made by the Cobb Commissioners, Cobb Schools is better prepared for a move to full remote than most districts. Students, teachers, and parents will be able to login to one platform for all student learning during the fall of 2020. The Cobb Teaching and Learning System (CTLS) will be introduced to all parents and students and will enable learning to happen effectively and conveniently from a remote classroom or the living room.

"Our teachers are why this county has one of the best districts in the country," said Board Chair Brad Wheeler. "Teaching and learning remotely will be a challenge just because it is so different but keeping our staff and students safe is number one. If anyone can make remote learning effective, it is this county, with our teachers, and our leadership. We have prepared for this, we have invested for this scenario, and we will be teaching students until this COVID thing has run its course."

We do look forward to students returning to face-to-face classrooms as soon as public health guidance and data allows for it, and we will continue to keep the community updated at www.cobbk12.org.

Details for the 2020-2021 school year will continue to be found at www.cobblearningeverwhere.com. Check back often for updates as they become available.


Friday, July 10, 2020

Dear Cobb Schools Family, 

We know that our community has been eagerly awaiting details about the upcoming school year. We are thankful for your patience and continued support as we navigate these unprecedented times together. 

Building a plan that works for nearly 19,000 employees, 113,000 students, and 750,000 residents in our county has been and will continue to be a tremendous task as COVID-19 continues to evolve. At Superintendent Ragsdale’s direction, we continue to be committed to a plan for the 2020-2021 school year which is based on public health guidance and gives parents flexibility. For the last three months a team of more than 100 district leaders – including principals, assistant principals, teachers, and district employees – have been working around-the-clock to develop solutions that are both practical in school settings and in line with public health guidance, even as that guidance continues to change. 

To best keep our community informed on details for the 2020-2021 school year, including the information you will need to choose the best classroom environment for your student(s), the most current guidance and detail for the 2020-2021 school year can be found here

The new site lays out the two classroom environments Cobb is offering this school year – a Face-to-Face classroom or a Fully Remote classroom. So parents know what to expect if they choose the Face-to-Face classroom, we have outlined many of the health and safety precautions which are currently in place to ensure that our facilities remain as sanitized and safe as possible. We also explain what each classroom will look like and expectations for both students and teachers. 

We will continue to update our plan for the 2020-2021 school year regularly as public health guidance changes and suggest you monitor your inbox, our website, and social media channels for the most up-to-date guidance from Cobb Schools. 

Please take some time to review details for the 2020-2021 school year, consider the classroom environment that best works for you and your family, and click here anytime between Monday, July 13th and Wednesday, July 22nd.  

Staff specific details for the 2020-2021 school year will be communicated by your principal and the District as they are finalized. We expect updated public health guidance early next week and will finalize accordingly.

Cobb County School District


Wednesday, July 1, 2020

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Cobb Schools 2020-2021 New Year Update

Dear Cobb Schools Community,

Last week, during our June board meeting, the Superintendent announced that we would be asking parents to choose between a “Face-to-Face” or “Full Remote” learning model for the first semester of the 2020-2021 school year.

In anticipation of Thursday, July 2's special-called Board of Education meeting, the District has decided to postpone the window for parents to select a model for the upcoming school year.

Students and parents will be notified of an updated timeline to make their decision, with details concerning the 2020-2021 school year, as soon as it becomes available.

The Superintendent and District staff remain in close conversation with public health officials and remain committed to decision-making which prioritizes student and staff safety while giving families the flexibility to make choices that are best for them.

Cobb County School District

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Monday, June 29, 2020

Parents and Guardians of the graduating class of 2020,

We are excited to announce that the Cobb County School District has decided that Allatoona High School will hold a traditional, in-person Commencement ceremony at Cantrell Stadium, located on the campus of McEachern High School (2400 New Macland Road, Powder Springs, GA 30127) on Tuesday, July 14 at 7:30 p.m.

Additional information can be found at http://www.cobbk12.org/graduation/.

In an attempt to plan appropriately for the ceremony, please click on the link below to RSVP by Friday, July 2, if your graduate will participate in the Commencement ceremony.

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Graduates should begin arriving at McEachern High School in proper attire on July 14 with their cap, gown and tassel between 5:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to check in.

4 tickets will be available for each graduate’s family and guests to pick up at Allatoona High School July 8-10.  Please look for an additional email with specific dates and times.

Graduate Attire

Caps and gowns must be worn by graduating seniors.  Only those in proper attire will be allowed in the processional. 

Ladies:  Wear a solid color dress and black dress shoes of reasonable height (ballet flats are recommended). (No vans, Converse, or tennis shoes of any type are allowed.) The dress may not hang below the gown.  No oversized earrings. Flowers and large pieces of jewelry are not appropriate with the commencement gowns.

Men:  Wear a white shirt, a dark tie, black solid slacks (no jeans), black dress shoes (no athletic shoes), and black socks.

Caps:  Place on top of the head so that the mortarboard is flat and not tilted on the back of the head. Adjust your hair accordingly. Do NOT put any type of decoration on top of your mortarboard.  The commencement ceremony is a formal, dignified event.

Tassels:  Place on the RIGHT side of the mortarboard during the ceremony.

*Only medals awarded for Commencement will be worn. Only Honor Cords issued by the school will be worn. Below is the FINAL list of APPROVED Honor Cords and Medallions to be worn during the ceremony:

Beta Club, AHS Community Service Medallion, CTAE – Pathway Completers with Distinction, Governor’s Honors Program, Honor Graduates, National French Honor Society, National Honor Society, National Spanish Honor Society, Thespian Honor Society, Tri-M Music Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta (Math), and National Latin Honor Society.


Thursday, June 25, 2020

Dear Cobb Schools Family, 

 After months of planning and understanding how student and staff needs have changed as a result of COVID-19 closures, Superintendent Chris Ragsdale announced that Cobb Schools will open for face-to-face instruction with parents being able to choose a traditional classroom or a remote learning classroom. 

This format represents the best solution which balances our two most important priorities: the health and safety of our students and staff and student learning. 

In preparation for our “face-to-face plus choice" model, we will be asking you to choose the classroom environment which is best for you and your family. If your student is new to the District for the upcoming school year, they must first be registered as a CCSD student, which can be completed here. Once the school approves your registration, your ParentVUE account will automatically be activated.  If you already have a student enrolled in the District but do not have an active ParentVUE account, you will need to contact your student’s school for activation.

You will be able to submit your choice beginning on July 2nd but no later than July 10 through ParentVue. Both face-to-face and remote learning options will be available for all students, in all grades K-12. If you choose remote learning, you will be asked to certify that you have access to a device, the internet, and are committed to the remote learning environment for the semester. If you choose face-to-face learning, you will also be asked if you intend for your student(s) to ride the bus.

We also will continue to work tirelessly to ensure a safe and healthy environment for our staff and our students. 

  • Social Distancing will be enforced whenever possible. 
  • Hand Sanitizer will be provided in multiple locations throughout schools.
  • Masks are encouraged on buses and in school buildings. 
  • Daily and rigorous cleaning protocols will be followed. 
  • Nutritious meals will continue to be served daily. 

We will continue to be in regular discussion with state and public health officials as their guidance is updated. We look forward to your input and appreciate your support as we support learning for every student in Cobb County during these unpredictable times. 

Thank you, 

Cobb County Schools


Monday, June 8, 2020

Allatoona High School yearbook distribution will take place on THURSDAY JUNE 11TH.  Yearbooks will be handed out curbside at the lower gym entrance on the stadium side. Please see the attached map for the traffic flow plan.

If you would like to purchase a yearbook, we will be selling them curbside for $90.00 EXACT CASH ONLY.  No credit cards or checks can be accepted at this time. 

Please come at the designated time for your last name to help us keep the line of traffic manageable and follow social distancing guidelines.  Please remain in your vehicles at all times. No parents or students will be allowed in the building.

A-D               9:00-10:30

E-J               10:30-12:00

K-Q              12:30-1:00

R-Z               1:00-1:30

Please see Yearbook Pick-Up Plan in Resources.


Friday, June 5, 2020

The Cobb County School District remains committed to providing an in-person graduation ceremony for the graduates of the class of 2020. As of today, Friday, June 5th, strict guidance from state and local public health officials, which is specific to Cobb County, allows for a ceremony with graduates only in attendance.

Current examples of public health recommendations for Cobb County graduation ceremonies include:

  • Only allowing graduates to be in attendance
  • Observing strict social distancing guidelines as defined in the Governor’s most recent Executive Order
  • Performing temperature checks and symptom screenings of all attendees
  • Recommending all attendees wear face masks
  • Providing multiple hand hygiene stations

The District continues to work with state and local public health officials to pursue every option to allow parents and graduates to celebrate together. We are targeting late July for the graduation ceremonies.  This will hopefully allow more flexible guidance to be provided by state and local public health officials.

Graduates and parents should monitor communications from their respective high schools and check the District’s graduation web site, www.cobbk12.org/graduation often for updates.

Once confirmed, graduation information for both graduates and parents will be provided which includes:

  • Schedules
  • Directions to the venues
  • Graduate arrival, parking, and entry instructions
  • Video players for the live stream

For the most up-to-date information from the District related to COVID-19, please visit www.cobbk12.org/covid..

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Thursday, June 4, 2020

AHS yearbooks are scheduled to be shipped the week of June 13th.  Once we have a firm ship date, we will announce a distribution date and plan.  Thank you for your patience with this process.


Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Allatoona Families,

Although you may see cars on our campus occasionally, please be aware that our campus is still closed while we follow the governors guidelines for social distancing.

Occasionally, essential personnel will be on campus in an attempt to maintain our facility.  We do not have office hours, office staff, teachers or counselors working on campus.

Please continue to communicate through staff emails that are located on our website. 

Thank you for your continued patience and cooperation.

Sincerely,

Candace Wilkes,

Principal


Monday, June 1, 2020

Allatoona Families,

The spring semester presented a variety of challenges for our students as they worked to complete their courses.  Attached (see Resources section) is a flyer with the opportunity for your child to participate in a free online course refresher which can help bridge gaps in their learning so they are prepared for the next course in the sequence.  Keep in mind Math and Language courses build vital skills from one course to the next. The link to register is at the bottom of the flyer.  I encourage you to consider this for your child.

Sincerely,

Candace Wilkes,

Principal


Monday, June 1, 2020

Update to 2020 Graduation Ceremonies 

State and local public health officials have recently issued public health guidance for Cobb high school graduation ceremonies. Our staff has been reviewing this guidance to determine how it will impact physical graduation options. As of today, June 1st, public health guidance in the state of Georgia will allow a physical graduation ceremony to be held with strict Department of Public Health protocols in place. District staff will finalize and communicate plans to hold physical graduation ceremonies, with only students in attendance, by Friday, June 5th. Each ceremony will be live streamed for parent and community participation. All graduation ceremonies will be held in the newly constructed 3,000 seat gyms at Wheeler High School and Harrison High School which will allow for proper social distance protocols, predictable weather, and technical ability to live stream.  

 Examples of public health directives which will be in place include:  

•  Social distancing guidelines as communicated in Governor Kemp’s most recent Executive Order   

•  Temperature checks and symptom screenings of every student before entering the venue   

•  Recommendation for all attendees to wear masks   

•  Multiple hand hygiene stations will be provided  

The most up-to-date guidance from the District related to COVID-19 can be found at www.cobbk12.org/covid/.    

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Friday, May 29, 2020

Dear Cobb Schools Family,

We know that this has been a trying year for our seniors and their families. While we’ve been unable to celebrate so many of their final year milestones, we wanted to assure you that this class holds a special place in the heart of every CCSD employee and community member.

As a small gesture of our love for the graduating class of 2020, we have produced senior celebration videos that we’ll be premiering tonight on YouTube and our social media channels. Please join us this evening and celebrate all of the accomplishments and successes that the class of 2020 has enjoyed!

You can watch at the district Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram pages. It will also be available on CobbedTV - Comcast 24 and Charter 182.

 The links below are for the YouTube premier. 

Start Time    School    Direct Link

6:00 PM    Allatoona    https://youtu.be/dmI8UQRN3n8

6:15 PM    Campbell    https://youtu.be/VWJXEHtbVN8

6:30 PM    Cobb Horizon    https://youtu.be/-zRt4T1GzGY

6:45 PM    Harrison    https://youtu.be/54I_Ka4rS7s

7:00 PM    Hillgrove    https://youtu.be/GtAffaMpUt8

7:15 PM    Kell    https://youtu.be/NktCvqjscT8

7:30 PM    Kennesaw Mountain    https://youtu.be/myAw_xGb7rI

7:45 PM    Lassiter    https://youtu.be/Ew52N21GjuQ

8:00 PM    McEachern    https://youtu.be/PVurk9ueHks

8:15 PM    North Cobb    https://youtu.be/KKXV0QxUSYg

8:30 PM    Osborne    https://youtu.be/XJTDxTxACtE

8:45 PM    Pebblebrook    https://youtu.be/oq1DN10_PB0

9:00 PM    Pope    https://youtu.be/xoyJ0g7blQc

9:15 PM    South Cobb    https://youtu.be/uyV3XwfZ3H4

9:30 PM    Sprayberry    https://youtu.be/02dEbDo0a7Y

9:45 PM    Walton    https://youtu.be/gbbXcHjYlWw

10:00 PM    Wheeler    https://youtu.be/9YJnXc-tvOQ

Thursday, May 28, 2020

AHS yearbooks are scheduled to be shipped the week of June 13th.  Once we have a firm ship date, we will announce a distribution date and plan.  Thank you for your patience with this process.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Senior Parents,

We are excited to celebrate your child this Thursday, May 28, from 7:20-8:20 pm with a senior parade at Allatoona High School. Attached to this email is a map to better inform you of what Thursday will look like (See Resources Section).  Please begin arriving on campus at around 7:10, and drive around to the back of the stadium. Fill both lanes as you enter, and stop when you get to the golf cart. From there, the two lanes will merge, and you will see the route takes you around the back of the school, through the student parking lot, and to the front of the school to collect your diploma. You will exit then through the athletic entrance where our school resource officers will help you get back on to Hwy 92.

A few reminders for Thursday-

  1. Remain in your vehicles at all times
  2. Maintain at least a 6 ft distance from everyone outside of immediate family members
  3. Keep pace with the car in front of you. Once you begin driving on the parade route, do not stop unless it is at a designated pick up area.
  4. Only those in cars are allowed on campus.
  5. Please have a sign with your graduates name (first and last) on your car, or in the hands of someone in your car. Our teachers would like to cheer for them individually, but not all teachers know every student.

We are excited to see all of you on Thursday, and we can’t wait to celebrate the class of 2020!

Amie Howard

Assistant Principal/Athletic Director

Allatoona High School

3300 Dallas-Acworth Hwy

Acworth, GA 30101

770-975-6503 ext:701014

www.allatoonahs.com

www.allatoonabucs.com

Monday, May 18, 2020

Dear Families of Allatoona Seniors,

As many of you know this week marks the official conclusion of the 2019-2020 school year. If not for the ongoing crisis brought on by COVID-19, we would be preparing for our graduation ceremony. Sadly, we’ll be unable to hold our regularly scheduled events at this time, but we’re still hoping and planning for graduation ceremonies.

Some of our students are unable to wait for the possibility of a physical graduation and need their diplomas sooner, rather than later. For this reason, we are asking that all of our graduates come to school this coming week to pick up their diplomas. 

Please see the attachment to this email (in Resources section labeled with today's date) for a special presentation that we have put together for this event. If you cannot make it to collect your diploma, please contact us to make other arrangements.

Thank you for your patience and continued support!

Sincerely,

Candace Wilkes

Principal

Monday, May 18, 2020

Yearbooks are still selling online through Wednesday May 20th. Currently there are fewer than 50 books available.  After May 20th, online ordering will be shut off and any remaining yearbooks will be sold first-come, first-served cash only on distribution day.  We expect to receive the books around June 13th, so we will announce a plan for distribution to all students once we have a firm ship date.

Monday, May 11, 2020

Allatoona Dads:

School may be closed, but the Allatoona Buccaneers ALL PRO DAD Chapter is still rolling!

We will be holding our 2nd ALL PRO DAD Virtual Chapter Meeting via Zoom on Friday, May 15 at 8:00 am. The topic for this month is “Integrity”. We will feature a video with ALL PRO DAD Co-Founder, Coach Tony Dungy. Our guest speaker will be Allatoona Sports Chaplain and Assistant Baseball Coach, Pastor Mike Linch. Please RSVP on our Allatoona APDC web page. (Link below)

Remember, ALL PRO DAD is for ALL Students (not just father/sons and not just athletes). The goal is for the student to invite a positive role model to join them for breakfast and hear a positive message. Please join our ALL PRO DAD Chapter and RSVP for the Virtual Chapter Meeting at:

https://allprodadchapters.com/chapters/11114

As an Allatoona APDC Member (it’s free!), you will have access to your own member dashboard and a daily positive fatherhood message. In normal times, we meet five times per school year for a free breakfast (provided by local business sponsors) and a positive message.

So, please join us for the Allatoona ALL PRO DAD Virtual Chapter Meeting on Friday, May 15 at 8am.

Your Allatoona ALL PRO DAD Chapter Team.

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Virtual Coffee Talk!

Wow!  2020 certainly has been a different kind of year so far.  

From the comfort of your home/office or wherever your safe space is, your Buccaneer PTSA invites you to join us for a virtual coffee talk this Thursday, May 7th at 9 AM (via Microsoft Teams).

Allatoona High School administration, including Principal Wilkes, will be joining us to answer any questions you may have regarding Allatoona High School along with your Buccaneer PTSA.  

We will be announcing the PTSA scholarship winners, electing officers for the upcoming school year, etc. 

In order to join us for this coffee talk, please email us at buccaneerptsa@gmail.com so we can register you for the MS Teams "Coffee Talk" and send you the link in advance of the meeting.  It's very important to let us know you would like to attend via a valid email.

Look forward to "seeing" you for our coffee talk!!


Tuesday, April 28, 2020

4-28-2020 Communication from CCSD re Graduation

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Senior parents,

We wanted to clear up some confusion that the email yesterday about the turf replacement may have caused. The turf was originally scheduled to be replaced starting the day after our May graduation date. When it was announced that school would be cancelled for the remainder of the year, we reached out and asked them if they could begin earlier, because if we stuck to our original timeline, we would be unable to host any type of graduation on our campus, as that timeline took us into late July. The district worked with us on this, and they helped us start ahead of schedule because we are committed to hosting graduation at Allatoona High School for our seniors. We do not yet have a date, as we are waiting on the governor’s approval to gather in larger groups, but the district is aware that we want to graduate on campus, and that our turf is in the middle of being replaced. All those variables will be considered when the district chooses a date for graduation. Above all, the safety of everyone involved will take precedence, so thank you for your patience as navigate these uncharted waters.

I hope this clears up confusion. We love our seniors and want them to have the opportunity to graduate in the stadium like all of the other graduating classes of Allatoona High School. We may not know a date at this time, but we do know that together we can make it happen.

Thank you,

Candace Wilkes

Principal

Friday, April 24, 2020

Allatoona community,

We hope that you are staying safe during these uncertain times and that you know all of the administrators, teachers, and staff at Allatoona are here to help you should you need anything. We wanted to let you know about some exciting news that we found out this week. Due to your SPLOST dollars at work, we will be getting new turf at the stadium. We are one of the first schools to get the turf installed, and they are able to start ahead of schedule. Starting this Saturday, April 25th, they will begin removing the existing turf, and then over the next few months, the process will continue until we have a new turf field installed. We are so fortunate that Cobb County is committed to helping the high schools with this need, and that we are able to have it done this early so that we can start the next school year with our new field. Due to this construction, as you drive by Allatoona, the gates to the school may be open. That does not mean that campus is open. All CCSD facilities, including the campus of Allatoona, are still closed. We just wanted you to be aware that this construction was taking place and while the gates may be open, the campus is not. Thank you so much for your understanding and in helping us spread the word in the community about our exciting new turf field coming soon.

Thank you,

Candace Wilkes,

Principal

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Attention Senior Parents:

Attached (in Resources section labeled with today's date) you will find the plan we will use on Friday, May 1, for our seniors to come on campus to pick up their caps and gowns along with dropping off school items such as textbooks, library books, and uniforms.  Please read the document carefully and look over the map on page two.  An essential element of the plan is the staggered arrival times.  Please be sure your senior understands how important it is that they arrive during their designated time, follow the drive through plan, then leave campus.  We must adhere to social distancing guidelines.  

We do not have a date yet for graduation, as our district continues to implement the governor’s directives for gathering and social distancing.  The staff of Allatoona is very excited to take this initial step toward graduation for our seniors.

Thank you for your understanding and patience.

Candace Wilkes,

Principal

Friday, April 10, 2020


4-10-2020 CCSD Letter

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Allatoona Families,

While we are just one day from spring break on the calendar, we continue to shelter at home and adjust to this unusual health situation.  As I am sure you know, Governor Kemp announced that all K-12 public schools would remain closed for face-to-face instruction for the remainder of the year.  It is difficult to accept the reality we will not see our students again for quite some time, and we feel the uncertainty of the weeks ahead.

The faculty and staff of Allatoona High School are working to provide our students with the best digital learning environment possible.  With that in mind, we have made the decision to shift instructional delivery to four days per week, Monday – Thursday, beginning the week of April 13th.  This schedule will allow our students to have Friday to “catch-up” and reach out to ask questions, or families can use this time to enjoy a bit of family time together.  Our staff will use Friday to collaborate together, improve our digital learning skills, and prepare for upcoming lessons.

Our district is sending a communication to all families regarding grading practices for the reminder of the school year.  Please look for this district email.  I will have a digital faculty meeting tomorrow to ensure the entire staff is on the same page regarding grading.

As you know, the school district has canceled all field trips.  Understandably, we’ve been getting a lot of questions regarding refunds.  At this point, we are unable to guarantee anything because the payments were all made to travel companies.  This process could take some time (6-8 weeks).  As soon as funds are reimbursed to the school, we will move forward with processing refunds.  We are sorry for the inconvenience but hope that you’ll bear with us as we are all dealing with these extraordinary events.

In these uncertain times, we are doing our best to make thoughtful decisions for our students and school.  I know graduation and many end of year events are on your minds.  We will continue to communicate with you as decisions are made for the coming weeks.  Thank you for placing your trust in us to provide your child’s education, and it is our pleasure to provide the best learning experience possible.

Sincerely,

Candace Wilkes Signature

Candace Wilkes,

Principal

Thursday, April 2, 2020

COVID-19 4-2-2020 Update from District

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

New! Cobb Parents Able to Update Student, Family Info on Electronic Device

Starting April 1, Cobb Schools parents will be able to log in to their ParentVUE account to update their family information.

The new platform is available to enrolling Cobb parents and will enable the enrolling adult to digitally update their email, phone numbers, address, and contact information for their student via an electronic device.

This new platform was created to eliminate the need for the enrolling adult to come to the school to complete this information. If an enrolling adult does not have a ParentVUE account, the enrolling adult can contact the school principal for their login information during this time of digital learning.

Here’s What to Do Once Logged in to ParentVUE:

  • Select your student.
  • Scroll down to the tab on the left side and select Change My Information.
  • If you have an address change, you will need to upload Home Ownership documentation or Lease/Rental Agreement and a current utility bill.  The address will not be changed for the student in the system until the proofs of residency have been verified by the local school.
  • If your new address is listed outside of the current school’s feeder pattern, you will need to apply for a Continuation of Enrollment Transfer for your student to remain at the current school for the remainder of this school year.
  • If you temporarily reside with another person and the proof of residency is in the name of someone other than the enrolling adult or their spouse, you will need to complete Form JBC-2 Statement of Legal Residence for the school. The Spanish version is available here.

Some information is locked in ParentVUE, requiring the enrolling adult to contact the local school for additional paperwork to make the necessary changes.

For additional questions, the enrolling adult should contact their child’s local school.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

In accordance with Governor Kemp’s guidance and to best prioritize student and staff safety, Cobb Schools remain closed indefinitely. Per executive order from Governor Kemp on March 26th, all public schools and colleges in the state of Georgia will be closed through at least Friday, April 24th. An update will be provided by the Governor’s Office and the District prior to April 24th.

Digital learning will not occur over spring break which is from April 6th through April 10th.

Food distribution will continue over spring break at all designated sites across Cobb County on Monday, April 6th.

School closures continue to include athletics/sports, extracurricular school activities, proms, school building activities, and trips.

While our school buildings are closed, the education process has not stopped. All staff are working remotely to best support students, including delivering digital and physical instructional resources to students while they’re at home.

We will continue to keep our staff and community updated through this page as the most up-to-date source of information related to the corona virus’s impact on Cobb Schools.

“We continue to make decisions based first on student and staff safety and in consultation with the Georgia Department of Health and the Governor’s office.” — Superintendent Chris Ragsdale

http://cobbcast.cobbk12.org/?p=31924

Monday, March 16, 2020

Allatoona Families,

We will continue to update you with information from the school district and our local school regarding the changes due to COVID-19. We have added a new link at the top of our web page titled “Allatoona Administrative Updates” to provide these to you on a variety of topics. If your child has academic needs, please reach out to your child’s teacher first. If you do not get a response within twenty-four hours, feel free to add the appropriate administrator to the communication and resend.

We appreciate your patience and cooperation as we create our digital learning environment. Please do not hesitate to reach out to our administration and staff for assistance.

Sincerely,

Candace Wilkes,

Principal

March 13, 2020

A Message from Dr. Janet Memark, Cobb & Douglas Public Health

Cobb & Douglas Public Health wants you to know that the health and safety of our Cobb County residents is our top priority, particularly as we deal with COVID-19 in Georgia.

On Monday, March 16, 2020 the Cobb County School District, Marietta City Schools and many private schools will be closed to protect our community from the spread of Coronavirus. It is very important that our residents respect these efforts and we ask families to adhere to the social distancing recommendations and keep children home from places like malls, movie theaters, and other places with large gatherings of people. This will help tremendously as we all work together to slow the transmission of this disease.

Cobb & Douglas Public Health, along with our Cobb County partners, wants to assure everyone that we are working tirelessly to protect your health and wellbeing. Visit CobbandDouglasPublicHealth.com for more information.

1650 County Services Parkway SW

Marietta, GA 30008-4010

Friday, March 13, 2020

Virtual Counseling Services

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Dear Cobb Schools Families,

We have been committed to keeping our community updated about the rapidly developing situation with COVID-19. Throughout the process, we have relied on the guidance from the Georgia Department of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as, as our state leaders.

In accordance with Governor Kemp’s guidance today and to best prioritize student and staff safety, effective Monday, March 16th, Cobb Schools will be closed. 

The school closures include all school building activities, athletics/sports, extracurricular school activities, and trips.

While our school buildings will be closed, the education process will not stop. All staff will work remotely to best support students, including delivering digital and physical instructional resources to students while they’re at home.

The decision to close schools was not easy. After already closing one school as a result of a positive case of COVID-19 and now the news of the first confirmed COVID-19 related death in Cobb County and Gov. Kemp’s recommendations, we knew the time had come to transition students to digital learning and close our schools.

We know that you may have questions regarding how the school closure will impact you, and we will work to provide you the answers.

We will continue to keep our community updated on the next steps during the school closure process as we turn to our digital learning resources.

We know this is a very difficult time for our school families and the community. We will work together to get through this unprecedented time.

More information will be communicated on Friday, March 13 to all our families and staff. Please continue to stay updated on http://www.cobbk12.org/covid/ 

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Parents and Students,

In light of the growing health concerns for Coronovirus and in an abundance of caution for the coming weeks, we made the decision to move the prom from March 28th  to May 9th. Student and faculty safety are top priority.  The location, Cobb  Energy Center, will remain the same.  Prom tickets will still be available on mypaymentsplus.  Thank you so much for your understanding.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Monica Haney at monica.haney@cobbk12.org

Candace Wilkes,

Principal

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Dear Cobb Schools Community and Staff,

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) informed us today of a positive case of Coronavirus at Kincaid Elementary School. At the direction of the DPH, and due to federal privacy laws, we are unable to share specifics about the case.

We have prioritized the health of Kincaid students and staff by deciding to close Kincaid Elementary for the next 14 days beginning on March 12th. Within 48 hours of school closure, and following DPH guidelines, Cobb staff will thoroughly clean and sanitize the entire campus, including buses. No other Cobb schools are closed at this time.

The District has planned for this scenario, and the students at Kincaid will continue receiving digital classroom content from their teachers using a variety of digital platforms and tools.

Our staff is working to keep our facilities clean, and our schools are reminding students about best practices for staying healthy including practicing good hygiene.  Navigating these next days and weeks will take a team effort, but we believe that our community is well-prepared.

We will continue to follow the guidance of the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the DPH on these matters. Moving forward, please know that we will be prioritizing student and staff safety in every decision that we make.

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Latest Updates from the Georgia Department of Health 

Latest Updates from the CDC

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Attention Allatoona families:

This notification is to make you aware the Cobb County School District is maintaining close contact with the CDC and Department of Public Health to keep our students and families safe; as a result, the district has suspended attendance requirements related to exempting final exams for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year.

With this change, students who wish to exempt must continue to maintain an 80 or better in their non-EOC course until the end of the semester and meet the academic integrity guideline.   In an ongoing effort to keep students on track in their course work, Allatoona teachers will continue to offer before and after school help sessions along with support as needed during Buc Bloc each Wednesday.  We continue to encourage good attendance when your child is in good health, but please be assured that if your child is absent due to illness that their attendance will not count against them for the exemption. Please keep the lines of communication open with your child’s teachers throughout the semester.

Monday, March 9, 2020

Allatoona families,

We are very excited to share with you the direct donation fundraiser All Hands on Deck. It has been nine years since Allatoona has planned for a major campus improvement.  This fundraiser which begins today,  March 9, will allow us to accomplish several goals related to capital improvements.  Our first goal is to complete the funding for a Jumbo Tron that will be placed in our stadium. Please review the attached fundraiser document and the incentives provided if you choose to participate in this worthy cause.  In an effort to make this as seamless as possible, you may make your donation either by check or through My Payments Plus online.

A copy was also provided to your child in home room today.

Thank you for your support, and Go Bucs!

Sincerely,

Candace Wilkes

Principal

Allatoona High School

See All Hands on Deck Flyer in Resources Section

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Dear Cobb Schools Community,

On Monday evening, Governor Kemp announced that the Center for Disease Control (CDC) had confirmed the first two cases of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in Georgia. The CDC and the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) continue to communicate that the likelihood of this becoming a major issue in our state is low, but we understand that our community remains concerned.

We want to reassure you that the District has been maintaining close contact with our public health officials for several weeks, and we continue to follow their guidance on these health-related developments. We continue to be proactive in keeping our schools, buses, and other facilities clean by utilizing our protocols for health-related conditions. We are also modifying those protocols, when necessary, to include any guidance received from the CDC and/or DPH. Our highly qualified school nursing staff continues to go above and beyond to help ensure our students and staff remain in good health. We continue to remind our school communities about best practices for staying healthy. The Cobb County School District will be diligent to follow the guidance of the CDC and DPH in our response to COVID-19.

You can help by staying informed, practicing good hygiene, and staying home or keeping children home if they have been running a fever or are exhibiting signs of illness.

The CDC and DPH have been very consistent in urging the following measures for all Georgians to help prevent the spread of any respiratory virus:

• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

• Stay home when you are sick.

• Cough or sneeze into your elbow or use a tissue to cover it, then throw the tissue in the trash.

• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

You can learn more about the Department of Public Health’s guidance and what the Cobb County School District is doing here. The Department of Public Health will continue updating the community through their website, and the CDC is constantly updating their website with the most current information.

The health and well-being of our students and staff is our utmost concern.  As we move forward, we will continue to respond in a manner that prioritizes their safety and adheres to the guidelines and recommendations set forth by the Center for Disease Control and the Georgia Department of Public Health.

Best regards,

Chris Ragsdale

Superintendent

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Dear Parents,

We understand that reports about the coronavirus (COVID-19) and its potential impact on our community are concerning.  In an effort to keep our parents updated, we wanted to provide you with this link to resources on the school district web page. This informational page has multiple resources for you to gather information and become more informed.

Resources- http://www.cobbk12.org/covid/

Know the Facts- http://cobbcast.cobbk12.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Covid-19_FAQs.pdf

Please be assured our district leaders look to our public health professionals to provide information and guidance about the coronavirus.  Allatoona High School will continue to share information as it is provided to us so you are well informed with reliable information. Our students’ safety and health is a top priority.

Sincerely,

Candace Wilkes,

Principal

Monday, March 2, 2020

See Communication in Resources section below.

Monday, January 13, 2020

Join us for our next All Pro Dads Meeting at Allatoona High School on Friday, January 17th at 7 AM.

See attached for additional information.

RSVP here.  Thank you!

See All Pro Dads Flyer in Resources

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Attention Buccaneer Fans!

This Friday the Allatoona football team will play our cross town rivals, the Harrison Hoyas for the 6-AAAAAA state championship at 8 pm at Georgia State Stadium. Please visit https://www.ghsa.net/ghsa-football-state-championship for stadium and parking information. All Buccaneer fans are encouraged to prepay for parking and park in the Gold lot. Presales for tickets will begin tomorrow morning at Allatoona High School. Tickets are $20 and available in the front office, and during all four lunches. Tickets will also be sold Tuesday night at the Allatoona home basketball game, Wednesday night at the Allatoona wrestling match, and Thursday night at the band concert. Tickets will also be available at Pickett’s Mill Elementary, Frey Elementary, and Durham Middle Schools this Wednesday, December 11 from 7:15-9:30 am. Can’t make it to any of these locations? Purchase tickets online at GoFan for $22, or wait until game day and purchase for $23 at the gate. Friday nights game is a Red Out, so make sure to stop by the school store to purchase your red Allatoona gear prior to the game.

Go Bucs!

Monday, December 9, 2019

A spirit bus will be available to take students to the football state championship game Friday night at 8 pm. Forms to ride the bus can be picked up at the HELM desk tomorrow and Wednesday during all lunches. Forms with parent signature, along with $30 payment (bus and ticket into the game) must be turned in my 2:00 pm Thursday, December 12th to the HELM desk or the front office. Students will receive their bus voucher as well as their ticket at that time. The bus will depart from the gymnasium side of the school at 5:30 pm. Food is not allowed on the bus, so please eat prior to arrival. The bus will leave promptly at 5:30.

Monday, December 2, 2019

Attention Buccaneer Fans:

This Friday, December 6th, the Allatoona football team will travel to Richmond Hill High School for a semi-final football game. Presale tickets are available at the school through Thursday, December 5th at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $13 for students and $15 for adults. Allatoona students only are available to purchase student tickets, and they are limited to one ticket per student. Adult tickets may be purchased in the front office.

In anticipation of the trip to Richmond Hill, students who miss 3rd and 4th block on Friday, and attend the game, will be able to miss their classes and it not affect the exam exemption for 3rd and 4th blocks. They must sign in with Coach Hansen upon arrival at Richmond Hill in order to qualify.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Allatoona will play Hapeville Charter on Friday, October 18 at Tri-Cities Stadium, located at 2575 Harris Street, East Point, GA  30344.

Kick-off is at 7:30 p.m.

Monday, October 14, 2019

We are looking for 1 additional member to serve on our School Council.  If you are an Allatoona parent and also a member of our business community, you are eligible to serve.  Please complete the nomination form that is attached (see Resources below) if you or someone you know is interested.  Forms need to be returned to Jennifer Cappelen, the school secretary, by Monday October 21st.  Thank you!

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Registration for Thanks for Giving and Cobb Christmas will be Tuesday, October 15, and Wednesday, October 16, at the Cobb County Civic Center.  Please see attached flyer (see Resources below) for additional information.

Monday, October 7, 2019

Dear Allatoona Parents,

Cobb County is pleased to be offering a Naviance Family Information Session on Thursday, October 17th from 7-8pm in the McEachern High School Cafeteria. We invite you to join us to learn more about this new program and how it can be used to help support your student as they prepare for the future. Please see the attachments for a map and additional information.

Thank you!

Allatoona Counseling

Monday, October 7, 2019

Allatoona Community:

Each year we recognize an individual who has contributed to Allatoona High School and has made or is making a positive impact.  This award is the Scott Bursmith Impact Award, named for our school’s first principal.  We want to recognize one who serves the students of Allatoona High School offering their time to ensure our students have an outstanding experience here and who models the established vision for service and excellence.   Allatoona High School would not be the successful school we know today without the work of many volunteers.

Please go to our school website to make a nomination for recognition this year at the last regular season football game.

http://allatoonabucs.com/scott-bursmith-impact-award/

Thank you!

Candace Wilkes, Principal

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Early Checkouts for HOMECOMING PEP RALLY Friday, October 4th:

Notes MUST BE RECEIVED IN WRITING/EMAIL NO LATER THAN 4 HRS BEFORE CHECKOUT TIME!

PRE-ARRANGED CHECKOUTS are preferred to Theresa.bennett@cobbk12.org

When you prearrange a checkout – you do not need to come in!

If you know your student needs to checkout early on Friday, DON’T WAIT – SEND IT IN NOW!

WALK-IN CHECKOUTS END PROMPTLY at 2:15

PRE-ARRANGED CHECKOUTS ONLY 2:15-3:15

No Checkouts Are Ever Allowed By Phone

Friday, September 13, 2019

Don’t miss this great opportunity to share in this great event with your daughter(s) and son(s)!!

Please RSVP using the following link, https://allprodadsday.com/chapters/11114 so we know how many chicken biscuits to order.

Remember: These events are what we make of them and the first step is to sign up to attend them.

Looking forward to seeing everyone.

Thanks,

Noel Kierans.

Lead “All Pro Dad”

Friday, August 16, 2019

Parents, we are off to a great start this school year!  Please join us on Tuesday August 20th for our Fall PTSA Open House from 6:30 to 8 PM.  We will begin in the Theater with the following agenda:

6:30-6:45 Welcome/Open House Directions/PTSA Meeting

6:55-7:10 Homeroom:  2019-20 Information and schedule distribution

7:10-8:00 Drop in to teacher’s classrooms at your leisure

Optional- Meetings to support parents of 9th, 10th & 11th graders

7:30       9th/10th informational meeting w/counselors in Theater

7:30       11th informational meeting in Cafeteria

Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Dear Community Members:

Please be aware our track resurfacing project continues. The first 2 days of school, a major portion of the project will be taking place in the stadium.  This will cause our stadium lot, where many parents pick up students, to be closed.  We encourage you to have your child ride the bus these first few days. We will continue to update you on the progress of the stadium work and its impact on our campus traffic.

Thank you,

Candace Wilkes

Principal

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

PARKING APPLICATIONS AND MONEY WILL BE ACCEPTED BY MRS. SPURLOCK ON THESE DAYS AND TIMES ONLY:

WEDNESDAY, JULY 24           9:30 – 11:30 AM

1:00 – 3:00 PM

THURSDAY, JULY 25               9:00 – 11:30 AM

1:00 – 3:00 PM

FRIDAY, JULY 26                      9:00 – 11:30 AM

1:00 – 3:00 PM

MONDAY, JULY 29                  1:00 – 3:00 PM

TUESDAY, JULY 30                    BUC BASH

9:00 – 11:30 AM

1:00 – 3:00 PM

You MUST turn in your paperwork directly to Mrs. Spurlock in ADMIN. 2 in order to receive a parking decal.  DO NOT leave your application in the front office.