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Kelley Lake Elementary

Dekalb County Schools

Counselor's Corner

Tuesday and Thursday
9:30-11:00 AM
(205) 530-3317

A word from your school counselor, Mrs. Fryson

As your school counselor my responsibility is to ensure both the social and academic well-being as well as the safety of every student here at Kelley Lake. Some of the ways I reach out to our students is by providing services such as:

  • Classroom guidance: Visiting classrooms to facilitate lessons on career awareness, social skills and study skills
  •  Individual counseling: Talking with students one-on-one in a private setting
  •      Small group counseling: Talking with a group of students who all have a common issue

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.

Maintaining proper school attendance is one of the most important things your child can do to reach their goals for academic success. In the event that your child will be absent it is proper protocol for the parent/guardian to send a note to the student’s homeroom teacher prior to or after an absence from school. Your child may bring the note to school either before a scheduled absence or upon returning to school after an unexpected absence. 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 district policy, an attendance letter will be automatically sent out to parents by the DeKalb County School District 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:

A. Illness

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

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:

Hunter Green, Yellow, and White polo or oxford style 
Khaki and Navy Blue pants, shorts, skirts, dresses or jumpers   

  **Sleeveless shirts and tank tops are not allowed**

     **Shorts, skirts, and dresses must be knee length**