Your Vote Makes a Difference! GO Teams Elections Going on Now for 2018-2020 Term

Email Header (for School)-01It’s hard to believe, but we have been operating as a Charter System for nearly two years! Throughout this transition, we’ve seen greater transparency and increased engagement. A major factor in these improvements is the work of our GO Teams. Each school in our district has a nine-member governance team that works collaboratively with the school principal to develop a strategic plan, approve an operating budget and offer input on personnel decisions. These teams are charged with seeking out new and innovative ways to ensure every student is afforded the tools and support necessary for success.

The best part of operating as a charter system is that each GO Team can really look at the needs of the students it serves. Not the district as a whole, but the needs of an individual school community. In June, the first two-year term will expire, leaving more than 400 seats available on GO Teams all over the district. That’s at least five positions at each school.

Now, it’s your turn! The GO Teams in place now have done an incredible job in their first term. More than 400 new and returning candidates need your votes!

So, here’s what we need…parents/guardians and instructional staff, you can vote for your peers from your computer or mobile device at now through March 26. We also have community member seats open. Anyone interested in those positions can register online at Candidates for these seats are nominated by the principal and approved by the team.

GO Teams give our parents, educators and community members a real voice … It’s a genuine opportunity to positively impact the future of your Atlanta Public Schools. You can be the voice our students need. STRONG SCHOOLS START WITH YOU!


Don’t Repost Threats! Consequences of Posting and Sharing Threats on Social Media

As we prepare for National School Walkout Day, it is important for our stakeholders to understand the consequences of posting (and reposting or sharing) threats on social media – even if you didn’t originally create it.

Since Friday, February 23, Atlanta Public Schools and other metro area school districts have seen a spike in threats of violence against our schools made on social media. Many believe that these threats are occurring in the wake of the tragic school shooting earlier this month at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida for a host of reasons.

The safety and security of our students and staff is our top priority. We take every threat very seriously and we investigate each one in coordination with the Atlanta Police Department Homeland Security Unit, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, the Federal Bureau of Investigations Joint Terrorism Task Force, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, our APS Police Department, social media platform companies, and others.

The posting or reposting of threats of violence against schools on social media is against federal and state law and these actions may be punishable with jail time, fines or both.

Simply put, it is a crime to post and transmit information related to terroristic acts. Specifically, the law (O.C.G.A. 16-11-37.1) states:

“Dissemination of information relating to terroristic acts – It shall be unlawful for any person knowingly to furnish or disseminate through a computer or computer network any picture, photograph, drawing, or similar visual representation or verbal description of any information designed to encourage, solicit, or otherwise promote terroristic acts as defined in Code Section 16-11-37. Any person convicted for violation of this Code section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of a high and aggravated nature; provided, however, that if such act is in violation of paragraph (1) of subsection (d) of Code Section 16-11-37, the person convicted shall be guilty of a felony and shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than one nor more than ten years or by a fine not to exceed $100,000.00 or both.”

While we believe the felony upgrade may not applicable to the recent social media threats against school districts under Georgia law, punishment for the misdemeanor is a fine of not more than $5,000 or imprisonment of one to 10 years. Even though our APS Police Department may sometimes prefer to file juvenile charges in lieu of the court taking additional action, all of the prosecutorial discretion actually rests with the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Posting threats against schools on social media is a federal matter and we are not able to remove it from their jurisdiction.

It is critically important for parents to have a conversation with their children about the seriousness of posting or sharing these threats through social media and review the potential consequences which will start with a suspension from APS and go from there.

As a result of our vigorous investigations into this matter, I am relieved to tell you that APS has identified some students involved in these actions. Appropriate disciplinary measures are being considered and then implemented. We will continue to investigate the threats to find all the original sources, but be forewarned that sharing also has consequence. It breaks my heart to see our young children making bad choices, especially given the severity of the consequences and legal actions that may be levied.

Parents and caregivers must get involved and be vigilant about what their children are posting or reposting on social media. A moment of immaturity for our students can result in significant, long-lasting penalties that may stay on their record for as long as the law deems appropriate.

According to a 2017 study conducted by the Associated Press-National Opinion Research Center for Public Affairs Research found that Instagram and Snapchat have surpassed Facebook as the most popular social media platforms among teens ages 13-17: 76% prefer Instagram, while 75% prefer Snapchat, followed by Facebook (66%) and Twitter (47%).

Social Media Post Chart (2018)

In a Washington Post story published in January 2018, teens talk candidly about what they wish their parents knew about social media. Here’s a highlight of what teens interviewed said:

  • “When you take away one device at night, you might not realize how many devices we still have with us.”
  • “Many of us have a fake Instagram account.”
  • “If we are passionate or angry about something, we take it to social media.”

In addition, according to the latest Common Sense Media Census on Media Use by Tweens and Teens, not all parents know what happens on their children’s social media platforms. Here’s the percent of teens who say their parents know about what they do on social media:

  • 32% say a lot
  • 32% say some
  • 27% say only a little
  • 9% say nothing
  • 5% not sure

While there are great benefits to our young people using technology to express themselves, there are just as many pitfalls. In terms of our responsibility as adults, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) says it best on their website:

“Ultimately, social media becomes a tool or risk for teen’s health based on how they use it, which is in turn shaped by the guidance they get from caring adults.”

HHS also provides a number of resources to help parents set boundaries for their children on social media use. Click here to learn more.

As caring adults, it’s our collective responsibility to guide our young people and intervene before it’s too late. Please talk to your children and reiterate that there are severe disciplinary and legal consequences for posting or reposting threats of violence against schools on social media. School safety is everyone’s business, and I ask for your continued help in making our schools safe.

If you have any information about these threats, please call Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477. Tips can be reported anonymously. Also, we appreciate the fact many of our students tried to warn us about the threats, however, they did so by reposting the threats. Remember, reposting is illegal, too!

In addition to contacting Crime Stoppers, you can report any threats of violence against schools that you see on social media by direct messaging us through our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram social media channels at @apsupdate and/or email the Atlanta Public Schools Safety and Security Department at Please don’t share or repost threats on your account which will continue to circulate the threat and expose you or your child to serious consequences.

Be safe!

Atlanta Has Always Embraced Peaceful Civic Engagement (and so will APS)

On the afternoon of Wednesday, February 14, 2018, our country watched in shock (again) as we learned the horrifying details of a mass school shooting in Parkland, Florida. It happened at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School — part of the Broward County Public School District — where, tragically, 17 students and staff lost their lives, and more than a dozen were seriously injured at the hands of a lone gunman. This day marked yet another senseless and devastating act of violence in our schools, sparking national outrage and debate about school safety and gun violence.

For us at Atlanta Public Schools and for so many other school districts around the country, this tragedy hits home and strikes at the core of everything about which we care. We believe our schools should be safe places for students to learn, explore, and engage in the world around them and for educators to teach and inspire. The safety and security of our students and staff is our top priority and it’s something we take very seriously.

As many of you may know, on March 14, 2018, one month after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, organizers around the country are calling for a National School Walkout at 10 a.m. for 17 minutes to protest government inaction on violence in schools and neighborhoods. You may have seen information on social media and on websites encouraging students, teachers, and their allies around the country to organize on that day, preferably a walkout, and demand that Congress take legislative action on keeping schools safe.

As the birthplace and school district of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Atlanta Public Schools takes seriously our responsibility to prepare our students to succeed beyond high school and to help them become well-rounded individuals equipped with the knowledge and tools necessary for actively engaging in society. And, as someone who was born and raised in Selma, Alabama, I have a personal appreciation and respect for the impact civic engagement can have on social change.

To support student engagement around a national dialogue on National School Walkout Day, our schools will work with our students on these issues and work with student leaders to develop a structured plan that will be implemented during that 17-minute timeframe. Some schools are already getting prepared for the learning experience!

I’m excited that our Teaching & Learning team is preparing age-appropriate, recommended instructional activities to support teachers’ efforts in facilitating this conversation around civic engagement and social responsibility.

It’s important that I emphasize here that any participation in any student-led protests or demonstration on March 14th at 10 a.m. is optional and we’re limiting the grade level to secondary schools. More information will be provided to our families closer to the date.

We are proactively communicating with students about the guidelines that will be in place around their participation in the non-disruptive activities (e.g. once the 17-minute activity is complete, instruction must resume and students who choose to go outside those expectations will be considered in violation of our discipline code).  It is also important for students to remember that disruptive “walkouts” are against district policy, and any student led demonstrations that have not received prior approval will result in disciplinary consequences.  Said simply, while we support peaceful organized protesting that is school sanctioned (with prior approval), we do not support disruption of school or obstruction of the school district’s mission, process or function as explained in board policy.

APS is focused on graduating every student ready for college and career. But, at the same time, we know that for our students to succeed, they must also be able to engage in the world around them. We believe that by creating opportunities for safe, structured, student-led civic engagement around a national dialogue such as this one, we are ultimately helping our students develop social and emotional learning skills and be informed residents in our democracy.


Bolting Through Black History Month (A Runner’s “Relay”)

February is the month we all get to focus on the finish line of all the African Americans who have made their mark in U.S. history. Happy Black History Month! This is the time for celebrating the achievements and the contributions of some of America’s most extraordinary people, both famous and unsung.

For me, this year’s celebration is felt through my feet as I bolt through learning more about African American athletes and train for my first ultramarathon – looking to these record-breaking competitors for inspiration! Focus on African American stars in track and field particular significance at this time because next month on Saturday, March 24, I will be back in my home town of Selma, running in the Inaugural Selma to Montgomery 51-Mile Relay, held to commemorate the historic Voting Rights March of 1965. Yes, 51 miles! (Yikes!!!)

I’ll have a team of my running buddies (thanks y’all!) with me, each one going several miles apiece to provide me with companionship and encouragement so that I can run all 51 miles! Dr. C - Running buds (2018)

But as I continue to train for the event over the next few weeks, and when I take my spot at the Brown Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church starting line, there are some big motivators running in my heart and mind:

  • Paying homage to the African American heroes and heroines who have made significant contributions in track and field
  • Honoring the legacy of all the foot soldiers and marchers in the fight for civil and voting rights, particularly Georgia State Representative John Lewis
  • Remembering my father, who passed away in March of last year
  • Modeling for our students that you can do anything if you have the will and hone the skill to achieve it

And while I’m running that long road from Selma to Montgomery, I’ll be drawing inspiration from the African American trailblazers who left their mark in the world of running.

Ted Corbitt - Black Distance Runner

Theodore “Ted” Corbitt

Theodore “Ted” Corbitt, known as the “founding father of long distance running” in the United States, the grandson of slaves was the first African American to represent our country in the Olympic Marathon in the 1952 Games in Helsinki, Finland, and the first African American to win the U.S. Marathon National Championship in 1954. He helped design the course for the world-famous New York City Marathon.

Ron Davis, Ben Tucker and Horace

San Jose State XC Team 1962

1962 San Jose State National Championship Cross Country Team

Whitehead, three African American runners on San Jose State’s five-person cross country team, who in 1962 led the team to the NCAA National Championship. It was the first time an integrated team won the national championship.

Marilyn Bevans and Ella Willis, known as the “first ladies of African American long distance running.” Bevans was the first African American female runner to finish a marathon in under three hours, and finished second in the 1977 Boston Marathon. Willis became the first African American woman to win a major marathon race when she won the Detroit Free Press-Motor City Marathon in 1975. Her winning time in 1988 was the all-time fastest marathon ever by an African American female. She held this distinction for a whopping 18 years! (And, sadly, I can’t find a single picture of her from 1975 but this is her today!)

Ella Willis - African American Long Distance Runner

Ella Willis

Marilyn Bevans - Distance Runner

Marilyn Bevans

I will be thinking of all these things and about all these great people who, as runners and as leaders and fathers and mothers, paved the way for me and for all of us. And I want our students to think about them, too – not only this month, but any time they are working on a challenging assignment in class, working on a complex project, or preparing for a rigorous test. I want them to think about from where these extraordinary people came, how they prepared themselves, how they persevered, and what they eventually accomplished.

In fact, our students can look right in their APS backyard for motivation and encouragement. I’m so proud of one of our former students to see how hard work and preparation can pay off. Our own Christian Coleman, an APS baby who attended Fickett Elementary School and was the SGA President as a fifth grader at Deerwood Academy, recently became the fastest human ever in the 60 meter dash! After setting high school records in Georgia, he went on to set every sprint record at the University of Tennessee (where he is a senior sports management major). He ran in the 2016 Summer Olympics, became a viral sensation by running the fastest 40-yard dash ever recorded (4.12 seconds!!), and last summer, after signing a professional contract with Nike, Christian

Christian Coleman - 2017 World Championships

Christian Coleman

won two silver medals at the IAAF World Championships in London, where he beat the legendary Usain Bolt … twice! Now Christian is one of the fresh, beautiful and new faces in the world of track and field. And get this: he’s giving Nikes to kids at Humphries Elementary School who had perfect attendance and good behavior first semester and he’s donating the t-shirts for the volunteers at this year’s APS Special Olympics! (Don’t you just love him?!)

There are students all over the district today making headlines and breaking barriers!

This past fall, the Grady boys and girls cross country teams swept the Atlanta Public Schools Cross Country Championships in dominating fashion.

The boys’ team finished with an average time (18 minutes, 38.36 seconds) that was nearly a full minute faster than the second-place team, North Atlanta (19:29.40). Rounding out the top five were Maynard Jackson (19:53.41), Douglass (20:08.79) and Mays (21.33.41).

And, last spring, the Maynard Jackson girls and Grady boys track and field teams continued to show their dominance as they took home bragging rights at the annual Atlanta Public Schools Championships.

Both teams won the city championship for the fourth consecutive year. For the Grady boys, the win was their sixth in the past seven years. Over the past four seasons, the Grey Knights have won two region championships as well. As for the Maynard Jackson girls, they are the two-time Georgia High School Association (GHSA) Class AAA State champs. This season the Jaguars are competing in Class AAAAA.

The top three boys teams were Grady, Mays and Carver. The top three girls teams were Maynard Jackson, Mays and South Atlanta.

I want our students to understand the greatness that is inside of them as well. I want them to realize that they are now running their own paths to future greatness and wins at the finish line!

As we all strive to be the best we can be, let’s remember and appreciate these and many other great Americans, this month and every month! Let’s all be John Lewis Freedom Runners for APS kids!



Douglass Boys XC 2017

Celebrating Our APS Counselors During National School Counseling Week

APS High School Counselors

Every year during the first full week in February, our education community comes together to celebrate National School Counseling Week by focusing public attention on the unique contribution of school counselors within the U.S. school system.

This year is no exception, as I encourage all of us to recognize the wonderful work that our Atlanta Public Schools counselors do each and every day. That’s why National School Counseling Week, which is celebrated Feb. 5-9, is the perfect opportunity to share how much I appreciate our counselors’ service and valuable contributions to the students in our school district, ensuring that they achieve academic success and graduate ready for college and career.

For their part, APS counselors have encountered unique challenges as they help our students navigate their way through a confusing and sometimes awkward time. Nevertheless, they have done so with dignity and pride. Through our district’s Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) initiatives, counselors have provided encouragement and practical assistance for students who struggle with social problems and have trouble making friends.

National School Counselors Week

This brings to mind this year’s theme: “School Counselors: Helping Students Reach for the Stars.” Sponsored by the American School Counselor Association, National School Counseling Week highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career. The role of an APS counselor is extremely valuable, and I celebrate the work these professionals do in our schools, both day in and day out. Each of them model excellence in Core Values, and for that, I am extremely grateful.


So, as we work across the district to empower all students to meet the academic and career preparation demands of today’s workforce, the role of a school counselor has never been more important. Each counselor serves as the vital link between students’ aspirations for the future and tangible opportunities for post-secondary success. They also provide support for our neediest students who require expert and accessible guidance as they navigate the college admissions and career preparation landscape.

Because our school counselors are highly effective and supportive professionals, this is the ideal time to highlight the importance of  every counselor’s impact and role in our students’ academic success, social-emotional well-being, and college and career readiness.

This week, please be sure to thank an APS school counselor for their exemplary work. I certainly salute each of them for their unwavering commitment and dedication to our students!

Add’l Details on 2018 Inclement Weather Survey


Thank you for your feedback on our makeup day plan survey! As a reminder, 30 minute extended school day starts this Monday, January 29 and will end March 30, 2018.

Many of you have expressed an interest in seeing a more detailed breakdown and cross-tabs of our survey results. Here they are! In the table below you can see how each stakeholder group – community members, employees, parents, students and principals – voted.Summary of Responses by Stakeholder_v4

The options were:

  • Option 1: Make up the days on February 21-23, during Winter Break
  • Option 2: Make up the days on February 19-21, during Winter Break
  • Option 3: Make up the days on February 19-20, during Winter Break and the March 19 professional learning day
  • Option 4: Make up the days on February 12-23, during Winter Break and the March 19 professional learning day
  • Option 5: Extend the school day by 30 minutes from January 29 to March 30
  • Option 6: Add 15 minutes to start of the day and 15 minutes to end of the day from January 29 to March 30

The data shows based on the individual options, both Option 5 or 6 were preferred by each stakeholder group. I have heard a lot of you point out that we should not just look at the individual options since you all felt they were just variations of the same thing. I assure you we looked at the numbers based on option type grouping them as ‘making up the days over winter break’ (Options 1-4) and ‘extending the school day by 30 minutes’ (Options 5-6).Summary of Responses by Option Classification

Additionally, we received a wide range and variety of comments on the survey. Out of the more than 14,000 responses to the survey, about 3,400 respondents left comments. Our Research and Evaluation team reviewed all of them (Big shout out to Executive Director Michael LaMont and his crew!).

The few high-level takeaways from the comments were:

  • Those who selected Options 1-4, which shaved days off of Winter Break and/or scheduled professional development days for teachers and staff, often said they would be okay with any of the four options. This group of respondents were against extending the school day.
  • Respondents who chose either Option 5 or 6, also said they would have been fine with either.
  • The group of respondents who choose Option 5 or 6 did not want to make up days over a break because of preplanned travel or vacation.

A quarter of all comments suggested no make-up days at all. Also, suggesting an online option was popular among community members and employees but not as much with parents and students. Let me quickly address these areas:

In reference to online and distance learning options, while we are working hard to close the digital divide, unfortunately, many of our families and students do not have digital devices and/or internet service to gain access to assignments and school work. I encourage you to read my previous blog for more details on how we are working with our corporate partners to close the digital divide.

I am proud of how our principals have already been brainstorming with their staff to develop strategies and initiatives that will maximize this extra instructional time at the end of the school day. Some schools will use the extra 30 minutes to target specific needs of specific grade levels. Some schools, particularly on the middle and high school levels, plan to use the extended time as an intervention block. This is time where students receive additional assistance from teachers on assignments and work toward mastery.

I would also like to address the comments received about fall and winter break being unnecessary. The 2017-2019 calendar was decided based on feedback from a community-wide survey and the district-wide calendar committee. Respondents on this survey, also comprised of parents, students, community and staff, had the desire to build additional options for vacation academies into the school schedule. I encourage you all to participate this spring in the survey for the 2019-2020 calendar.

Again, thank you for your participation and your responses! While we all have differing opinions, one thing we agree on is the fact that we want our students to be successful.

I ask you to work with us in being a part of the solution in the best interest of all of our children!

Read my original survey results blog post here.

Survey Results In! APS to Extend the School Day by 30 Minutes

Winter Day in Atlanta (2018 - For MJC Make Up Day Blog)

Welcome back, everyone!

Weather made for a challenging time for APS last week, causing us to cancel school from Wednesday, January 17 through Friday, January 19. And let’s not forget the Hurricane Irma days from September and bad weather on January 8 too! I explained to you that even though our charter does not require us to make up school days, we are all concerned about the amount of instructional time we have missed thus far. Remember, we have some very important assessments this spring, including the Georgia Milestones in elementary and middle school, and End of Course tests in high school.

Given the potential impact on our stakeholders’ lives, APS distributed a survey to you – our students, teachers, principals, staff, community members and others – featuring six options that APS could implement to make up some of the instructional time we have missed since the beginning of the school year. Thank you for participating!!!

I am so excited to share that 14,421 of you completed the survey by the deadline (wish it could have been open longer but we had to get moving on a decision!), which was Sunday, January 21 at 11:45 p.m., and the highest percentage of you (at 27.88%) selected Option 5 as your preferred choice. (FYI, it is not my preferred choice but your voice in this process does matter and weighed heavily on this decision.)

Here were the options and votes per option:


Option Number Description Number of Votes/Percentage
Option 1 Make up the days on February 21 – 23, during Winter Break


2,183 (15.14%)


Option 2 Make up the days on February 19 – 21, during Winter Break 1,188 (8.24%)
Option 3 Make up the days on February 19-20, during Winter Break and the
March 19 professional learning day
2,583 (17.91%)
Option 4 Make up the days on February 22 -23, during Winter Break and the March 19 professional learning day


1,066 (7.39%)
Option 5 Extend the school day by 30 minutes from January 29 to March 30 4,021 (27.88%)
Option 6 Add 15 minutes to start of the day and 15 minutes to end of the day from January 29 to March 30


3,380 (23.44%)

Here is a more detailed breakdown of our survey results:

Total survey responses 14,421

  • Students: 2,976 (20.64%)
  • Parents: 6,973 (48.35%)
  • Employees: 3,945 (27.36%)
  • Community: 527 (3.65%)

Total option responses

  • Opt 1: 2,183 (15.14%)
  • Opt 2: 1,188 (8.24%)
  • Opt 3: 2,583 (17.91%)
  • Opt 4: 1,066 (7.39%)
  • Opt 5: 4,021 (27.88%)
  • Opt 6: 3,380 (23.44%)

Additionally, we surveyed our principals separately and nearly half of them (49%) preferred Option 5 as well.

I want to thank everyone who took the survey! Your participation and engagement is much appreciated! Therefore, APS will move forward in implementing a plan for Option 5 by adding 30 minutes to end of the day from January 29 to March 30. This means:

  • Elementary school will release at 3 p.m.
  • High school will release at 4 p.m.
  • Middle school will release at 4:35 p.m.

(Please remember schools not operating on the APS district bell schedule will also add 30 minutes to their instructional day. You will need to contact them directly to get detailed schedule information.)

Now comes the hard part – making this work! In order for our plan to be successful, it’s going to take continued engagement and commitment from all of us:

  1. We have asked our principals to work on schedules that maximize the additional instructional time to make sure that time is used in a meaningful fashion.
  2. Employees in our Transportation Department are altering their schedules.
  3. This option poses a bit of a challenge for our athletics department and our high school coaches, athletic directors and principals. They are working with our Transportation Department to develop plans for our student athletes and teams. Golf and tennis teams will carpool to some competitions, when necessary. Also, middle school basketball teams (girls and boys) will complete their regular season schedule this Saturday. Then, next Saturday (Feb. 3), APS will host the first round of a “March Madness” style tournament where all 16 teams will participate, instead of just the top four. The quarter finals (Elite Eight) will be held Feb. 10, and the semifinals (Final Four) will be held Feb. 17. The date for the championship games will be determined later.
  4. Our Human Resources and Finance Departments are developing strategies to ensure that all of our hourly employees are treated fairly, while ensuring that the plans we implement are “cost-neutral.”
  5. Our Communications Department is working on a plan to share this information with parents and stakeholders this week.

We will continue to provide everyone with additional details about our plan in order to ensure its success. Again, I want to thank all of you who took time to engage with us and complete the survey. APS will continue to move forward in the best interest of preparing all of our students to succeed, and we look forward to your continued support in that effort.

Also, I got lots of questions about virtual learning opportunities for APS students on bad weather days. Fair enough, APS does not currently have a district-wide approach to utilizing digital learning, as many of our families and students do not have digital devices and/or internet to gain access to assignments and school work.  This is why we have made closing the digital divide a priority in our work with partners and elected officials. Many of our partners have offered extensive support in this effort:

  • Sprint 1 Million Project provides devices for high school students

  • Connect Home provides low cost internet for Atlanta Housing Authority students

  • Power My Learning provides devices and family workshops

  • Comcast provides low cost internet at select APS schools in low income communities
  • myBackPack is platform that is accessible from any device and provides students with access to digital learning tools, 2,200 e-books, secure email, cloud storage and the complete Microsoft Office Suite. Parents and students can access myBackpack by using the following steps:
  1. Through an Internet connection –navigate to
  2. Students should enter their APS student computer login id.
  3. The myBackPack screen will load with your unique username and password.
  4. For questions or concerns please email:

But even with partner support, there is more work to be done. It’s imperative, however, that on inclement weather days students and staff use the extensive resources we already have. So, don’t forget these resources in the future!

Finally, I just want to thank @Promise Youth Center, Atlanta Police Foundation, Chris 180 and Atlanta Community Food Bank for coming together with our Student Support Services and Social Work Departments to provide over 4,500 meals to our families in need during those cold winter days!

Again, welcome back and let’s get to work!