A word from your school counselor, Mrs. Fryson
As your school counselor my responsibility is to ensure
the social/academic well-being and safety of every student here at Kelley Lake.
Some of the ways I reach out to our students is by providing services such as:
School Counselors also encourage character education by promoting the Character Trait of the Month, celebrating our Students of the Month and scheduling fun, informative educational programs.
Character Trait of the Month
Our character trait for the month of August is "School Pride". SCHOOL PRIDE is essential when building positive school climate. Students have SCHOOL PRIDE when they feel accepted by faculty and peers and are fully integrated into the fabric of the school.
Kelley Lake Elementary has adopted a uniform dress code designed to ensure safety and promote positive growth and development. The uniform standards are as follows:
Shirts: Hunter Green, Yellow, and White polo or oxford style **Sleeveless shirts and tank tops are not allowed**
Bottoms: Khaki and Navy Blue pants, shorts, skirts, dresses or jumpers **Shorts, skirts, and dresses must be knee length**
It is proper procedure that the parent/guardian send a note to your child’s homeroom teacher when your child is absent from school. Your child is to bring this note on his/her first day back at school. Irregular school attendance hinders student progress and decreases full participation in school experiences. A doctor’s excuse must be obtained if a child is absent three (3) days or more. According to the district’s attendance policy, a DeKalb County School District letter is automatically sent out to parents after the 6th unexcused absence. A social worker referral will be submitted after 8 or more unexcused absences with possible referral to the Solicitor General’s Office or other agencies.
Lawful absences are defined by Georgia Law as:
B. Family death
C. Religious holiday
D. Instances in which attendance could be hazardous as determined by DeKalb County School System
E. Other absences provided by Georgia law, such as serving as a page in the General Assembly