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This test does not define you. This test cannot see how you miss afternoon outdoor play to complete that project because you don’t want to let your team down. This test cannot measure the missed birthday parties or days at the lake because you have to study for a test. This test does not define you. This test cannot measure the anxiety you feel when your teacher introduces long division, and you are like, “what?” This test did not record the days you woke up early or stayed late for tutoring to get those division steps memorized so they are a part of who you are. Does McDonalds sale Big Macs? First we divide, then multiply, subtract, and finally bring down. There has to be a better way. This test does not define you. Wait, did you just say no recess until noon when the test is over? What is a duty free lunch and why is it so important to my teacher? This test does not define you. This test does not define your teacher. We want you to know your best is enough. You will never be asked to give more than your best. Whether your best is a one or a four, your best is enough. At the end of the day, your character defines you. Good character always presents the best version of you. That is all that is required. So relax. Do your best. Success is measured by your growth and comparing you to you, not the person next to you.
We are pleased to annnounce Freedom Park School is now a one to one technology school! All students 3rd-8th grade are provided their own lap top through the school. This laptop is at no charge to the families, comes with four (4) additional copies of Microsoft 365, and can be taken from home to school.
Congratulations to Ms. Sandra Owens
Richmond County Teacher of the Year 2017-2018
Parents please take the time to complete the climate survey for our school @
Georgia Parent Survey:
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Parent Partners in Education - Knowledge is Power
Curriculum Map - https://rcboe-public.rubiconatlas.org/Atlas/Public/View/Default
Standards Based Report Cards and Parent Guides - https://www.rcboe.org/Page/31026
ELA Parent Guides (all grade levels) - https://www.rcboe.org/Page/30338
Math Parent Guides (all grade levels) - https://www.rcboe.org/Page/8603
What if I don't live on post and I still want my student to attend Freedom Park (you must be active duty, DOD civilian, or retired military)?
If you are active duty, a DOD civilian, or retired military, but you don't live on post you must contact the central office to request a zone exemption @ (706) 826-1000
What are my student's grades?
You may log on to Infinite Campus to view your student's grades. Infinite Campus also allows you check whether or not your student has received a tardy or an absence. Please click here for instructions for how to create an account. Already have an account? Please click here to access the information.
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We love our FPS Eagles and safety is paramount. We will use this app to text the arrival and departure of each bus for the first two weeks of school. After the first two weeks, the app will be used to inform you of any late buses and thier arrival and departure.
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Freedom Park School Supply List:
To view the 2017-2018 school supply list click here. This information will remain on the website throughout the year as we continue to receive new students all year.
Richmond County School Calendar:
To view the 2017-2018 School Calendar click here.
School hours are 9:00 am - 4:00pm
The building is open to receive students at 8:20 a.m. Please do not drop students off before this time as there may not be anyone to monitor them.
The end of the school day is 4:00 p.m. Students who leave school before 4:00 p.m. will be counted tardy until a doctor's note is received. To protect the instructional day of all students, we do not release students early to avoid long lines. Calling into classes to release students early is disruptive to the education of all students in that class. Emergencies and doctors appointments will be handled on a case by case basis.
For the safety of our students, the front door will be locked from 3:50-4:00. At this time, the entire student body is moving around the building to their dismissal location. Adding more people in the foyer area (adults standing waiting on their students with or without other small children) increases the traffic and is a safety hazard for our current and future Eagles. The door will be unlocked at 4:00 pm so that you may pick up your students. Please do not stand in our hallways and grab your students out of line. Just a reminder, when you pick your student up early it is considered a tardy. In addition, they are missing the last few minutes of their class.
What if I hate the long lines for pick up?
It is best to wait until a little after 4 pm. You will be amazed at how easy it is if you arrive at 4:05. There is plenty of parking, you are not technically late, and there are no lines. Try it and let us know what you think.
Teacher of the Year - Ms. Sandra Owens
Please join Freedom Park in congratulating the teacher of the year for 2017-2018, Ms. Sandra Owens. Ms. Owens is a 5th grade teacher at The Park. She is dedicated to ensuring her students are not only prepared for fifth grade, but also develop into life long learners. Congratulations Ms. Owens!
Meet Ms. Owens
-She graduated with a BS in Psychology from North Georgia College.
-She served in the United States Military for 20 years.
-She graduated with a MS in Counseling from Eastern Washington University
-She graduated with a MS in Elementary Education from Drexel University.
-She graduated with a Specialist Degree from NOVA Southeastern University.
-She is 4th and 5th grade team leader.
-She serves a district mentor, memeber of the school data team, and member of the school leadership team.
-She is the school's Teacher in Residence for the mathematics department.
Freedom Park School has a heart for our beloved community. We are so blessed to be a part of to great families. The Richmond County and Fort Gordon Community. While we are not a DOD school (we are governed by Richmond Co. Board of Education), we are priviledged to be housed on Fort Gordan and a member of the Fort Gordon community. This section is dedicated to our communties.
How are we doing?:
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Garrison Commander's Policy Memorandum No. 15 - Supervision of Children:
Augusta Recreation and Parks Fall Athletics Registration:
We know that involvement in positive activities beyond the school day is important. Being involved in activies beyond the school day helps to develop students social, emotionally, and intellectually. Please view the click here to find information regarding youth athletics in Richmond County.
Exceptional Families Exceptional Service
Please join EFMP for their monthly Parent Information Exchange/ Support Group Meeting on 21 September 2017 from 1830 - 2030 at the Family Outreach Center behind the Woodworth Library. EFMP is a Department of Defense Program wich assists eligible family members of active duty Soliders, DA Civilians, Army National Guard and US Army Reserve. Click here for upcoming events.