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Principal’s Message

January 8, 2020

Academic Achievement

Happy New Year and welcome back to the 2020 School Year! This school year has been off to a great start and we are planning a strong finish. In August, our students entered our doors of knowledge to garner learning. We must continue to give all of our students the tools through academic preparation that will provide them future “College/Career” options.

There is good news to share as our trajectory is moving in the right direction as it relates to academic achievement. First, we received a Certificate of Commendation for outstanding achievement by the Board of Education.  Anderson has moved from a CCRPI score of 55 to 64 over the past two years.   Also, we received an award for Closing the Gaps for students with disabilities by demonstrating a 6% improvement in English/Language Arts. Our upward movement will continue to increase as we work together to be allies for your child’s education

The Accelerated Reading program (AR) is available to all students in first through fifth grade. It is very important to make sure your child is reading for at least 20 minutes or more each night.  If you do not have any books at home, please stop by to see the media specialist to pick up a free book. All students have access to the media center and can check out books. Please encourage your child to show you their books or read to you.

CAN YOU BELIEVE WE HAVE KINDERGARTNERS READING USING THE EPIC READER? We want to set the kindergartners up for success to be AR readers in first grade.


Safe and Orderly Environment

Morning Drop Off/Student Safety: A Safe and Orderly environment must be in place at Anderson.  Clayton County states that the Drop Off time is 7:15. Please work with us in ensuring your child is safe. I am asking parents or caretakers, not to let students out of the car prior to 7:15am. Thanks for working with me to ensure our students are safe.  I cannot stress the point enough that student safety is paramount.  It is imperative that all drivers drive slowly and cautiously upon entering the parking lot.

Please be mindful of the following:

  • No student should be dropped off from the parking lot.
  • The crosswalk must be used at all times if it becomes necessary for students to be escorted inside the building.
  • Students are not to be dropped off before 7:15 am.  Clayton County start time is 7:15.
  • All visitors must sign in and out of Anderson.

To Increase Student Safety our front doors are now locked after 7:45 am.  To enter the building, you have to be buzzed into the school.  We apologize for any inconvenience for any wait time but this is a level of protection for our students that must be in place.

Review CCPS Parent-Student Handbook and sign/return pgs. 2-6 if you are new or perhaps you forgot to sign and send in the page. Return any forms sent from your child’s teacher or the main office, log into Infinite Campus regularly and ensure that your child’s homework and class work is completed and be aware of grades.





Anderson Elementary Instructional Day

Daily school attendance is very important.
Every student, Every day, Every Seat!

Instructional day begins: 7:45AM
Instructional day ends: 2:15PM

Please ensure students arrive to school on time and are dressed in the school uniform. Our school uniform colors are:
Tops: White, Blue, and Gold solid color, collared tops
Bottoms (shorts, pants, skirts, jumpers): Navy, Khaki, and Black.
Shoes: Closed-toe shoes are highly recommended for safety reasons.

Reminder: Please read, sign, and return all Back to School documents promptly.

** Our school wide communication tool, The Pirate Courier, is sent home each Thursday. Please review, sign and return each Friday.

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