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Dr. Toni Ferguson

Welcome to another great year at Knight!

Our theme for the 2019-2020 school year is, “UNITED ~ Our Students…Our Stories…Our Success!” United, we will support our students. United, we will listen to each other’s stories. United, we will open our hearts and minds to listen to our students’ stories and implement differentiated instruction to ensure success for each student. I am excited to work with each of you to make our theme a reality! We are UNITED!

We will continue our success in the 2019-2020 school year by providing each child with new challenges that result in a rewarding school experience. As we provide the best learning opportunities for your child this year, we ask for your support in reviewing the following information:

o Students should be dropped off in the car rider lane no earlier than 8:20 a.m. There is no adult supervision for students before this time. For the safety of all students, we kindly ask that all cell phone use be discontinued upon entering the car rider lane.

o Car riders may only be dropped off and picked up at the designated location which is the side entrance to the school. Students arriving after 8:35 a.m. must be walked into the building by an adult. o There will be no student check-outs after 2:30 p.m. in order to provide a safe and timely dismissal for all students.

o Changes in afternoon transportation should be made in advance. Telephone requests for changes in student transportation arrangements will not be honored. Please send a written note with a phone number from the parent or guardian. The note should be brought to the front office by the child to be signed and verified by a school official. If no note is received, the teacher will follow regular transportation procedures for the child. If a change must occur during the day, you will need to email or fax the school a written note (a picture copy of the written note must be sent as an attachment in the email) indicating the change and must include a picture copy of your driver’s license on the email or fax. After you have emailed or faxed the note, please call the school to ensure that the email or fax was received. All emails must be sent to Araceli Rodriguez at Araceli_Rodriguez@Gwinnett.k12.ga.us.

o School dismissal is at 3:20 p.m. Car riders must be picked up before 3:50 p.m. After this time, car riders will be taken to the front office for parent contact. For the safety of all students, we kindly ask that all cell phone use be discontinued upon entering the car rider lane.

o The Gwinnett County Public Schools Transportation Department works with local schools to ensure bus safety for all students. To help your child have a successful experience, please review the following information:

1) Make sure your child knows his/her bus stop location and time of pick-up.

2) Allow extra time during the first few weeks of school for your child to be dropped off at his/her bus stop. Bus drivers will carefully verify the names of all student bus riders and review bus safety rules.

3) Gwinnett County Public Schools Transportation Procedure: For student safety, students can only have 1 transportation dismissal tag (bus rider, car rider or day care rider.) If a student has another form of transportation, a written parent note must be provided EVERY DAY the student’s transportation changes from the dismissal tag. The student will then receive a bus rider, car rider, or day care rider pass.

 

We are looking forward to a wonderful 2019-2020 school year. To maximize instructional time with your child, teachers check their emails after student dismissal at 3:20 p.m. Our teachers and administrators are available for scheduled conferences as well as communication via ClassDojo or email. On behalf of the Knight Elementary School faculty and staff, I thank you for allowing us to provide your child with the best education possible.

This will be the best year ever!

Best Regards, Dr. Toni Ferguson Dr. Toni Ferguson Principal