NEWS & EVENTS
PASS: Public Library Access for Student Success
We are pleased to announce that all students at Lewis Elementary School have instant access to the Cobb County Public Library System!
Through the PASS program, students simply need to know their student ID number (often referred to as their lunch number) & their birth date (2-digit month; 2 digit day) to checkout books and online resources.
Checkout up to 5 books at a time (or 1 audio resource & 4 books) from any Cobb Public Library branch
Gain access to thousands of eresources. We recommend the “Overdrive” App for this purpose
Access two hours of computer time a day at Cobb County Public Libraries
With PASS there are no late fees (but there is still a fine for lost books or those 45 days late)
Sorry, no DVD or Playaway checkouts with PASS accounts
The Georgia Parent Survey is modeled after the student survey and contains 24 questions.
Parents, please complete the survey using your personal computer, smartphone, or tablet.
For those of you who do not have access to the Internet, please stop by the school to access and complete the survey.
I'm encouraging all parents to participate in the Georgia Parent Survey because the data will be used as part of the calculation of the School Climate Star Rating.
Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis. The Georgia Parent Survey is also available in Spanish. You may select the Spanish version within the survey. The Georgia Parent Survey link is posted below.
Georgia Parent Survey: https://gshs.gadoe.org/parents
Cobb Launches SafeSchools Alert Tipline
The Cobb County School District is dedicated to a comprehensive school safety effort, and the safety of students and staff is our top priority. That’s why the Cobb County School District has taken another step to safeguard Cobb schools and community. Students, staff members, and parents are now able to report safety concerns from anywhere, at any time, via the new SafeSchools Alert tip line.
Each member of our school family can easily report tips, anonymously if desired, on bullying, harassment, drugs, vandalism, threats of violence, or other safety issues of concern.
Every tip submitted through the SafeSchools Alert will be immediately logged and routed to the appropriate administrator to investigate and take appropriate action.
Students, staff members, and parents can submit a tip to the SafeSchools Alert via the web, phone, email, or text. When submitting a tip, include the Cobb County School District identification code 1760 in order to designate the tip as related to Cobb Schools.
The Tip Line will be going live in phases:
January 22nd for our High Schools
January 28th for our Middle Schools
February 4th for our Elementary Schools
Download the SafeSchools Alert app today for free in the Apple App Store or get it on Google Play.
Thank You Lewis PTSA!
Mr. Sproat & the Lewis Elementary Media Center would like to thank our wonderful PTSA & the Lewis community for their fundraising support!
Their tremendous effort raised $11,642.73! We are excited for this amazing kick-start to our learning commons transition!
Simply put, a learning commons is the future of the media center/school library. It utilizes design and programming concepts that transform the traditional library into a more innovative, adaptive, and creative space.
We are excited to begin this journey, and we thank our amazing PTSA and Lewis family for supporting us!
Lewis Elementary CEOTY & TOTY
We are proud to announce this year's Teacher of the Year and Classified Employee of the Year!
Kourtney Jones (5th Grade Teacher) and Sandra Smith (SPED Paraprofessional) are outstanding educators and role models within our Lewis community. Congratulations!
Welcome Back Lewis Lions!
The Lewis Elementary Staff was excited to welcome back all of our Lewis Lion students for the 2019-2020 school year!
We are looking forward to a great year!
FoodFinderGA is a free smartphone app developed by a Georgia Public Schools graduate - it’s available on the Apple App Store or Google Play right now (search: foodfinder), or online at www.foodfinderga.org.
The app creates a 100% anonymous, direct connection between students & families who need food and their closest free food providers.
Both the FoodFinderGA app and the website showed a dramatic increase in use over the Thanksgiving break:
Thanksgiving week visits to FoodFinder = +496% vs. weekly average during this school year-to-date.
Average Daily use during Thanksgiving week = +500% v. the daily average this school year.
Peak usage was Monday 11/21, the 1st full week without school lunch this school year = +1,269% daily average
Shopping for Lewis
Shopping for LewisShopping at Amazon.com can now benefit our school!
Lewis PTSA is participating in Amazon Smile!
When you or your family members shop at Amazon.com they will give Lewis PTSA 0.5% of the price of eligible AmazonSmile purchases!
Just do your Amazon.com shopping through this Amazon link!
This is a great and easy way for Lewis Elementary PTSA to raise money and help support our school!
Fire Lane Citations
The only time a vehicle would be allowed in a Fire Lane would be to actively drop-off and/or pick-up a student were there is no waiting. Other times, such as After School Program or after school activities would not be included. Per the Fire Marshall's Office, no one is allowed to park in a Fire Lane, whether there is a driver in the vehicle or not, at any time other than the following:
30 minutes prior to the end of the school day and 30 minutes after the end of the school day (this does not include the After School Program nor any other activity at the school)
passengers actively loading or unloading during the day (this would cover students unloading in the morning at the beginning of the school day)
Should you have questions or concerns, please contact the Department of Public Safety (678) 594-8620.