Blackboard Connect- This allows the district and Sope Creek to send phone messages, emails, or texts. You choose the way in which you'd like to receive messages. Here at Sope Creek, phone messages are used very infrequently. Most of our "robocalls" are actually robo-emails and robo-texts.
Sope Creek Twitter - This serves as our live feed from our website. As many of you know, feedblitz updates come once a day and usually late at night. Our twitter feed will give you instant notification of any posts to our main school site. Right now, we have 251 followers.
Cobb Schools Twitter - During the recent inclement weather, CCSD was updating to their twitter feed a little faster than the website. They also share a lot of the good news stories occurring in our schools.
Phone Calls - We are rapidly becoming a cell-phone preferred society. However, many times when we call, parents don't answer because they don't recognize our number. Please program the following phone numbers into your cell as "Sope Creek" so we can connect more efficiently:
Websites and Blogs - Our county website is easy to use and hosts a lot of important information. Our Sope Creek main site contains information specific to our community - upcoming school events, contact information for our staff, and links to our teachers' blogs.
Residence in the Sope Creek Elementary School zone is required to register.
Our Martha C. Whalen Learning Commons will be open this summer to extend your reading adventures! All registered students, including rising Kindergarteners, are welcome to attend. Happy Summer Reading!
We will be open on the following Tuesdays from 1:00 - 5:00.
Meet and Greet is just around the corner and we are looking forward to a successful beginning of the new school year. Here is the Student Critical Information Sheet. Please take a moment to print and fill out the form. Bringing the completed form to Meet and Greet will make the process smoother. Thanks so much.
Recently, we have had a few close calls that have involved our precious students. Our safety procedures only work when our families follow them! Please always remember that a tardy is much better than a child being injured! Please follow these rules, put in place to assure the safety of our students:
Never drop students off on ANY road, including Old Paper Mill, Paper Mill, and Shadowlawn.
Do NOT drop students off in our bus parking lot. Our bus drivers are exceptionally careful, but they are not expecting to see any pedestrians in that area.
Always drive slowly through the parking lot, paying special attention to students and staff pedestrians. Our expectation is that you will not be using your cell phone.
Always pull forward to the white line, rain or shine. This allows us to unload the maximum number of cars.
Do not exit your car. If you need to assist your child, you need to park in a designated spot and escort them into the building.
Even on rainy days, the tardy bell rings at 7:50. Please consider using the buses, which are never considered tardy.
Please remember that the area in front of our lobby is a Fire Lane. Parking is never permitted. In the past, tickets have been issued for cars parked there.
We have requested support from Campus Police in order to keep our students, staff, and families safe. Please follow all traffic rules.
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Dismissal is one of the most important times in our day. We work hard to ensure that our almost 1,200 students get to where they need to be safely. We CANNOT take transportation changes over the phone, via fax, or via email. This is a safety measure that we MUST enforce to keep your child safe. You must provide a written note in order for us to change your child's afternoon transportation. Please use the Sope Creek Transportation Change form.
If you are picking your child up and do not have a carpool number, you must come to the office and show identification before we release your child.
All early dismissals/pick-ups (even for appointments) must happen before 1:45pm. Thank you for your help in keeping all children safe.
Today was the big day when the winner of our year-long Foundation raffle was chosen! Watch the video to see which lucky family won free braces! Thank you, Johnston Orthodontics for your support of our Sope Creek community!
On Friday, May 8th Martha Whalen was honored by the Cobb School Counselor Association as Administrator of the Year. This prestigious award was given for her outstanding support, leadership, and advocacy in promoting the school counseling program. Under Martha’s leadership, Sope Creek has twice achieved the national “Recognized ASCA Model Program” (RAMP) status for its exemplary counseling program. Congratulations to Martha!