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2009-2010 School Calendar

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Course Registration Forms

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Laptop Information

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Uniform Information

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Athletics Information

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Textbook Information

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Campus Cuisine Information

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Medical & Emergency Forms

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Middle School After School Program

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Notes


1 2009-2010 School Calendar


Atlanta Girls’ School 2009 –2010 Calendar (5/11/09) All event dates are subject to change Augu st 17 18 19

New Student Orientation First Day of School Middle School Back-to-School Skating Party

Septe mber 7 10 24 – 25 28

Labor Day – School Closed Parent Night Noon Dismissal – Afternoon Conferences No school for students

October 9 12 14

End of 1st Quarter No School for Students PSAT for 9th, 10th, & 11th Grades

Nove mber 2 4 24 25 – 27

No School for Students PLAN Test, 10th Grade Grandparents and Friends Day – Noon Dismissal Thanksgiving Break – School Closed

December 15 – 18 18 21 – 31

Upper School Exams Semester Ends Winter Break – School Closed

Janu ary 1 4 5 18 19

Winter Break Continues Winter Break Continues – No School for Students Winterim Begins MLK Jr. Holiday – School Closed Second Semester Begins

Febru ary 12 15 18-19

No School for Students Presidents’ Day – No School Noon Dismissal – Afternoon Conferences

March 8 – 12 25 26

Spring Break Third Quarter Ends No School for Students

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No School No School for Students

April

2009-2010 Calendar 5/27/09


May 3 – 14 10 – 14 16 28

Various AP Tests Senior Exams Commencement Last Day of School

2009-2010 Calendar 5/27/09


2 Course Registration Forms


Atlanta Girls’ School Math & Foreign Language Placement Tests All newly enrolled students at Atlanta Girls’ School are asked to take a math placement test in order to ensure that each student is enrolled in a mathematics course that best suits her learning needs. Math placement for the ’09-’10 academic year will be determined on the basis of the student’s performance on the math placement test, her SSAT scores, and on her previous mathematics course work. In addition, newly enrolled students expecting to enroll in level 1-B, II, or III of a language must also take a language placement test. This is to ensure appropriate placement. Upper school students who transfer from accredited high school programs with a grade of a B or higher are not required to take a language placement test. Students beginning a new language are also not required to sit for the test. Placement tests are offered on the following dates: Math Placement Test Tuesday, June 9, at 9:00 AM Thursday, July 9 at 1:00 PM Monday, August 3 at 9:00 AM

Language Placement Test Tuesday. June 9 at 10:30 AM Thursday, July 9 at 2:30 PM Monday, August 3 at 10:30 AM

Please complete the form below to indicate on which day your daughter will take the placement tests. If you are unable to make any of these dates, please contact Delinda Hyde at 404-845-0900 x267. Please return this form to Atlanta Girls’ School (attention Delinda Hyde) by Monday, June 8.

_________________________________ plans to take the AGS math and/or language placement test(s) on: student’s name Math Placement Test (circle one)

Language Placement Test (circle one if needed)

Tuesday, June 9, at 9:00 AM

Tuesday. June 9 at 10:30 AM

Thursday, July 9 at 1:00 PM

Thursday, July 9 at 2:30 PM

Monday, August 3 at 9:00 AM

Monday, August 3 at 10:30 AM

_________________________________________ parent/guardian signature

______________________ date


Atlanta Girls’ School 6th Grade Course Request 2009 – 2010

Name: _____________________________________

Date: ____________________________

English:

English 6: Discovering Identities through Stories and Storytellers

Math:

_______________________________________ (Sixth Grade Mathematics or Pre-Algebra)

World Studies:

World Studies 6: Ancient Civilizations

Science:

Science 6: Earth Science

Language:

_____________________________________________ (French I-A or I-B; Latin I-A or I-B; Spanish I-A or I-B)

Fine Arts:

Choose two semester long arts electives. Only sixth grade chorus may be taken for the entire academic year. Please indicate your top choices, indicating if you would like to take year- or semester-long sixth grade chorus. Fine Arts 1st choice: ___________________________ (Sixth Grade Visual Arts, Sixth Grade Chorus, Sixth Grade Drama) Fine Arts 2nd choice: ___________________________ (Sixth Grade Visual Arts, Sixth Grade Chorus, Sixth Grade Drama)

Physical Education:

Physical Education 6

______________________________________ Parent/Guardian signature ______________________________________ Date

For office use only

Date received by the office of the Associate Head of School: _________________________________________


Atlanta Girls’ School 7th Grade Course Request 2009 – 2010

Name: _____________________________________

Date: ____________________________

English:

English 7: Identity and Expression

Math:

_______________________________________ (Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, or Honors Algebra I)

World Studies:

World Studies 7: Analyzing World Civilizations, from 500 CE – 1400 CE

Science:

Science 7: Life Science

Language:

_____________________________________________ (French I-A or I-B; Latin I-A or I-B; Spanish I-A or I-B)

Fine Arts:

Middle School arts electives are yearlong courses, and thus you may only enroll in one. Please indicate your top two choices. Fine Arts 1st choice: ___________________________ (Middle School Visual Arts, Middle School Chorus, Middle School Drama) Fine Arts 2nd choice: ___________________________ (Middle School Visual Arts, Middle School Chorus, Middle School Drama)

Physical Education:

Physical Education 7

______________________________________ Parent/Guardian signature ______________________________________ Date

For office use only

Date received by the office of the Associate Head of School: _________________________________________


Atlanta Girls’ School 8th Grade Course Request 2009 – 2010

Name: _____________________________________

Date: ____________________________

English:

English 8: Literature as the Path to Understanding Reasoning and Emotion

Math:

_______________________________________ (Algebra I, Honors Algebra I, Geometry, or Honors Geometry)

World Studies:

World Studies 8: The Early Modern World 1400 CE – 1750 CE

Science:

Science 8: Physical Science

Language:

_____________________________________________ (French I-A, I-B, or II; Latin I-A, I-B, or II; Spanish I-A I-B, or II)

Fine Arts:

Middle School arts electives are yearlong courses, and thus you may only enroll in one. Please indicate your top two choices. Fine Arts 1st choice: ___________________________ (Middle School Visual Arts, Middle School Chorus, Middle School Drama) Fine Arts 2nd choice: ___________________________ (Middle School Visual Arts, Middle School Chorus, Middle School Drama)

Physical Education:

Physical Education 8

______________________________________ Parent/Guardian signature ______________________________________ Date

For office use only

Date received by the office of the Associate Head of School: _________________________________________


Atlanta Girls’ School 9th Grade Course Request 2009 – 2010

Name: _____________________________________

Date: ____________________________

English:

English 9: Approaches to Literature and Language

Math:

_____________________________________________________ (Algebra I, Honors Algebra I, Geometry, or Honors Geometry)

World Studies:

World Studies 9: World History

Science:

Biology

Language:

_____________________________________________ (please be sure to indicate level, e.g. French IA or French II)

Fine Arts:

Physical Education:

Some upper school arts electives are yearlong courses and others are semester courses. If you choose a semester course, please pair it with another semester course. Please indicate your top two or three choices. Fine Arts 1st choice:

_______________________________________________

Fine Arts 2nd choice:

_______________________________________________

Fine Arts 3 rd choice:

_______________________________________________

Physical Education 9

______________________________________ Parent/Guardian signature ______________________________________ Date

For office use only

Date received by the office of the Associate Head of School: _________________________________________


Atlanta Girls’ School 10th Grade Course Request 2009 – 2010

Name: _____________________________________

Date: ____________________________

English:

English 10: Literature and Rhetoric

Math:

_____________________________________________________ (Algebra II, Honors Algebra II, Pre-Calculus)

World Studies:

World Studies 10: Understanding the 20th Century and Today

Science:

_____________________________________________________ (Chemistry or Honors Chemistry)

Language:

_____________________________________________ (please be sure to indicate level, e.g. French IA or French II)

Electives:

Some upper school arts electives are yearlong courses and others are semester courses. If you choose a semester course, please pair it with another semester course. Please indicate your top two or three choices. Elective 1st choice:

_______________________________________________

Elective 2nd choice:

_______________________________________________

Elective 3rd choice:

_______________________________________________

Do you want to have a study period or do you want to have 7 courses? _____________________________

______________________________________ Parent/Guardian signature ______________________________________ Date

For office use only

Date received by the office of the Associate Head of School: _________________________________________


Atlanta Girls’ School 11th Grade Course Request 2009 – 2010

Name: _____________________________________

Date: ____________________________

English:

_____________________________________________________

Math:

_____________________________________________________

World Studies:

_____________________________________________________

Science:

_____________________________________________________

Language:

_____________________________________________________ (please be sure to indicate level, e.g. French IA or French II)

Electives:

Some upper school arts electives are yearlong courses and others are semester courses. If you choose a semester course, please pair it with another semester course. Please indicate your top two or three choices. Elective 1st choice:

_______________________________________________

Elective 2nd choice:

_______________________________________________

Elective 3rd choice:

_______________________________________________

Do you want to have a study period? _______________________________

______________________________________ Parent/Guardian signature ______________________________________ Date

For office use only

Date received by the office of the Associate Head of School: _________________________________________


Atlanta Girls’ School 12th Grade Course Request 2009 – 2010

Name: _____________________________________

Date: ____________________________

English:

_____________________________________________________

Math:

_____________________________________________________

World Studies:

_____________________________________________________

Science:

_____________________________________________________

Language:

_____________________________________________________ (please be sure to indicate level, e.g. French IA or French II)

Electives:

Some upper school arts electives are yearlong courses and others are semester courses. If you choose a semester course, please pair it with another semester course. Please indicate your top two or three choices. Elective 1st choice:

_______________________________________________

Elective 2nd choice:

_______________________________________________

Elective 3rd choice:

_______________________________________________

Do you want to have a study period? _______________________________

______________________________________ Parent/Guardian signature ______________________________________ Date

For office use only

Date received by the office of the Associate Head of School: _________________________________________


3 Laptop Information


Dear Parents: The Atlanta Girls始 School Technology Department welcomes you! We are excited to provide you the opportunity to take part in one of the most exciting educational endeavors available today. The technology program offers a variety of opportunities designed to meet the educational needs of our students, while allowing everyone to leverage the technology resources AGS has to offer. Through this program, we plan to use the laptop as a digital hub of student learning. Everything we now design, plan, or implement takes into consideration simplicity, functionality, and access, both during and outside the school day. We hope that by introducing the power and mobility of a laptop we will change how and when students learn, increase learning opportunities for all students, and engage our most important stakeholders directly into the education process, you! Atlanta Girls始 School students will receive a new industry standard Apple laptop computer as a part of this experience. This information packet will help guide you through the essential steps needed to make your participation in the program pleasant and hassle-free. Laptop orientation will be conducted by members of the Atlanta Girls始 School Technology Department. The AGS Technology Department is our school始s support mechanism for our Apple 1 to 1 program. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at 404-604-2803 or by email at crichardson@atlantagirlsschool.org. Sincerely,

Cathleen Richardson Director of Technology


Atlanta Girls’ School 2009-2010 Technology Program Technical Specifications Hardware

Apple MacBook

Processor

2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo

Memory

2GB

Hard Drive

160GB 5400-rpm Serial ATA hard disk drive

Operating System

Mac OSX 10 Leopard

Screen

13.3 LED-backlit glossy widescreen display; 1280 x 80 resolution

Optical Drive

8x slot-loading Super Drive (DVD+R DL/DVD+RW/CD -RW)

Graphics

NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics processor with 256MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory

Wireless

Built in AirPort Extreme Wi-Fi (based on IEEE 802.11n draft specification); built in Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) module

Networking

10/100/1000BASE-T (Gigabit) Ethernet

Video

Built in iSight camera; Mini Display output port with support for DVI, VGA, and dual-link DVI (requires adapters, sold separately)

USB

Two USB 2.0 ports (up to 480 Mbps)

Audio

Built in stereo speakers, built-in omnidirectional microphone, combined optical digital input/analog line in, combined optical digital output/analog line out

Hardware Accessories

60 Watt MagSafe Power Adapter, AC wall plug, power cord, lithium-polymer battery

Warranty

The AppleCare Protection Plan is a uniquely integrated service and support solution that extends the complimentary coverage on your Mac to three years from the computer’s purchase date.


Atlanta Girls' School 2009-2010 Technology Program Overview Laptop Model: The following is the Atlanta Girls' School issued laptop model, which will be fully supported by the school’s Technology Department and Apple.

Apple 13” Aluminum MacBook Please refer to the model specification sheet for complete configuration and cost details. All models come with the standard AGS educational software package that includes: • iWork '09 (Keynote, Pages, Numbers) • iLife '09 (iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, Garageband and iWeb) • Microsoft Office Suite • Aperture • Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator • Geometer's Sketchpad • Math Type • Inspiration • Schoolhouse • Bee Docs Timeline • Quicktime • Web Browsers (Apple Safari, Mozilla Firefox and Mozilla Flock) • Google Earth and much more! All laptops also come with AppleCare Protection warranty. The AppleCare Protection Plan is a uniquely integrated service and support solution that extends the complimentary coverage on your Mac to three years from the computer’s purchase date. Additionally, the laptops include 3 years of accidental damage insurance and annual updates during the lease term. A case is included with the laptop. This case has been specifically selected for the quality, size and superior protection that it will provide to the laptop. All students are to use this case on a daily basis to protect their laptop.

Student Agreement: As with all other aspects of school life, there are rules and polices that govern computer usage. In addition to the Community Trust Agreement, the school has a Technology Acceptable Use Policy. Students will also be bound by the terms and conditions of the software they use. Copies of the policies and conditions will be provided to students at the “Out-of-the-Box” Laptop Distribution and Orientation meetings that will take place this summer. We hope that you will use the laptop in all aspects of your school life, but


commercial use of the laptop or use of the laptop to illegally share software violates our software agreements and is strictly prohibited. Each student is responsible for the care of her computer. Atlanta Girls' School will carry insurance for each leased laptop, however there is a $150 per incident deductible, which is required to be paid prior to having the laptop repaired (due to accidental damage). The laptop is the property of Atlanta Girls' School; therefore students MAY NOT deface the laptop in any way (no stickers, coloring on the unit, etc.) The computer must be kept in full working condition and if necessary repaired through the authorized repair program. Students must immediately report any issues with the laptop to the AGS Technology Department by filling out a Tech Help Desk Ticket.

Fee Specifications and Included Items: Year 1: Technology Fee $775 Deposit: 50% by July 1, 2009 Remaining balance: August 18, 2009 For this Technology Fee you will receive: • A new Apple 13” Aluminum MacBook laptop (software included) that is able to utilize our wireless network and school network resources. You will have full use of this laptop, including all vacation breaks (aside from a two-week annual update during the summer). • Full accidental insurance with a $150 deductible per incident. • Full service and a 3-year AppleCare Protection warranty on the laptop. Loaners will be available for students from the Help Desk, if repairs cannot be made within one day. Please note: if a loaner is damaged while in use the same rates are applicable for repair. • Help Desk support (generally available from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday Friday) • A Laptop Bag for safe transport of laptop. • An External Storage Device for backing up all personal data.

Your Next Steps: Carefully review this document and send your 50% deposit by July 1, 2009 to: Atlanta Girls' School 3254 Northside Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30327 Attention: Lorri Palko Director of Planning and Operations


Confirmation of Participation: Once we have received your signed form and payment, you will receive a confirmation email. You will also receive information about the dates of the “Out-of-the-Box” Laptop Distribution and Orientation meetings and how to register.

Laptop Distribution: The “Out-of-the-Box” Laptop Distribution and Orientation meetings will be scheduled for early August. Parents and students must attend two of the orientation sessions to be able to pickup your laptop. The orientation/distribution process includes training and orientation so please allow at least 3 hours for each parent session and 6 hours for each student session. During the orientation we will cover warranty and insurance information, Mac basic features and functions, Internet safety, how to connect to the AGS community and much more. We will also have time set aside for a question and answer period.


4 Uniform Information


AGS Uniform & Dress Code Atlanta Girls’ School expects everyone - students, teachers, and administrators – to maintain standards of dress that are in keeping with the expectations of the school community. The Uniform Dress Code fosters an atmosphere of seriousness and purpose, which promotes professionalism among students, faculty, and staff. More importantly, AGS encourages every student to showcase her individuality through academics, athletics, and individual passions rather than through her clothing. The uniform is a symbol of community; worn well, it also becomes a symbol of personal pride for students. It is the responsibility of every student and her parents to be sure that the student is “in uniform” for the school day. The prescribed uniform is purchased through the Land’s End catalog or at Buckhead Uniforms.

General Uniform and Appearance Guidelines • • • • •

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All uniform pieces should be labeled with the student’s name. All uniform pieces should be free of paint, stains, tears, etc. Appropriate undergarments should be worn at all times and should not be exposed or visible through clothing. This includes t-shirts and tanks under blouses as well as shorts under skirts. No pajama pants are allowed anywhere on campus, not even to travel from the car into the building. We have plenty of warm uniform pieces. Students should be sure to have a uniform blazer, sweater, or fleece with them on cold days. Winter coats and raincoats cannot be worn in the building; students may wear the navy fleece with the AGS logo into the building, but must store it in their lockers during the day. Students will not be allowed to wear the fleeces in class. If a student is wearing a non-uniform piece of clothing, she will be asked to remove it (no warnings). In order to retrieve non-uniform pieces, the student must meet with the class Dean. If a student is wearing her uniform inappropriately (e.g., oxford shirt not tucked in, rolled skirt, inappropriate shoes), the student will be asked to fix the situation. If a teacher needs to ask a student to fix her uniform on a regular basis, it will be considered a sign of disrespect, and appropriate action will ensue. This action may include an unexcused removal from class or from school for the remainder of the day. Hair should be kept clean and out of the face. Extreme or unnatural hair color is not permissible. Hair, make-up, jewelry, and nail polish should not create a significant distraction or disruption in the classroom. No visible graffiti, writing on body parts, or tattoos are allowed. Piercings are limited to the earlobe only. All other piercings must be taken out or covered up. For a definition of acceptable modifications of a student’s appearance, please see the Associate Head of School.

Formal Uniform Once a week (day TBA), AGS will have a formal uniform day. Additionally there may be other occasions designated as formal uniform days. Students may NOT wear the following on formal uniform days: • • • • • •

Polo (knit) shirt Sweatshirt Shorts or slacks Sneakers Letterman jacket Team shirts


Casual Uniform Students are encouraged to look their best on a daily basis, but they may choose to wear more casual uniform pieces every day except formal uniform days. Even when students are wearing the casual uniform they must remember that: • • • • •

Oxford button downs must be tucked in at all times. Skirts, shorts, and skorts must be no shorter than 3” above the top of the knee. Navy fleeces may only be worn to and from school and during lunch if it is cold outside. Socks must cover the ankle bone but should not cover the knee. Sneakers must be all-white and clean.

Free Dress Day Free dress day is announced in advance, usually the last Friday of most months. Students pay one dollar to participate in this free dress day. These funds support Circle of Sisters’ projects. Students are not permitted to wear any of the following items: shorts or skirts that are shorter than 3” above the top of the knee, sofees, spaghetti straps, halter tops, tube tops, bare midriff shirts, exposed bra straps, high heels, flip-flops, or jeans that are torn.

Physical Education Uniform • •

The PE uniform can be purchased at Buckhead Uniforms. It consists of a grey PE shirt, blue PE shorts or sweatpants. All students are required to wear the regulation PE uniform during PE class. All PE shirts must have the student’s last name written across the back and above the logo on the front, left breast. This can be done with a thick fabric pen or with iron-on letters. PE shorts must be labeled on the waistband.

Note for Returning Students We understand that returning students still own some uniform pieces that do not fall under the category of “acceptable uniform pieces” but are still in good shape and complement the current uniform pieces. These uniform items will be “grandfathered” in. Items that are not “grandfathered” in are the baby blue polo, backless shoes, and sneakers that are not white.


Acceptable Uniform Pieces Middle School Uniform Skort

Regulation khaki wrap skort, no shorter than 3” from the top of the knee

Skirt

Regulation khaki skirt, nor shorter than 3” from the top of the knee

Long skirt

Regulation khaki, ankle length skirt (consult Associate Head of School for specific guidelines)

Shorts

Regulation khaki, no shorter than 3” from the top of the knee **cannot be worn on formal dress days

Slacks

Regulation khaki, girl’s pleated, fashion fit, or flat front slacks **cannot be worn on formal dress days

Blouse

White Oxford Button Down w/ AGS logo, can be short or long sleeve, must be tucked in at all times White ¾ Sleeve Princess Overblouse w/ AGS logo

Polo (knit shirt)

Maize, Navy, or White Knit Pique Polo Shirt w/ AGS logo (short or long sleeve, fashion fit or regular fit) **cannot be worn on formal dress days

Sweater

Maize or Navy V-Neck Pullover w/ AGS logo Maize or Navy V-Neck Sweater Vest w/ AGS logo

Sweatshirt

Navy Crewneck (Parents’ Circle) **cannot be worn on formal dress days

Fleece

Navy fleece (half-zip or full-zip) w/ AGS logo **can be worn to and from school and during lunch as outerwear, should not be worn in class and in the halls

Socks & Tights

White socks (knee socks are preferred, but the sock must at least cover the ankle bone), footed, white tights, leggings (footless tights) are not acceptable

Privacy Shorts

Navy privacy shorts (optional)

Shoes

Choices: 1. All-white sneakers (no color is allowed; cannot be worn on formal dress days) 2. Saddle Oxfords 3. Black ballet flats or loafers 4. Linen/Oat or Chocolate Bluefish Sperry topsider OR any all-tan topsider style 5. Sand-colored, low-top Wallabees OR Wallabee style in a sand/tan color 6. Merrell (Jungle Moc – tan)

Accessories

Must be tasteful and not distracting. They must complement the uniform. Cross ties and neckties are acceptable but must be navy or regulation plaid


Upper School Uniform Skirt

Regulation Plaid, no shorter than 3” above the top of the knee Regulation khaki, ankle length skirt (consult Associate Head of School for specific guidelines)

Slacks

Regulation khaki, girl’s pleated, fashion fit, or flat front slacks **cannot be worn on formal dress days

Blouse

White Oxford Button Down w/ AGS logo, can be short or long sleeve, must be tucked in at all times White ¾ Sleeve Princess Overblouse w/ AGS logo

Polo (knit shirt)

Navy, Maize, or White Knit Pique Polo Shirt w/ AGS logo (short or long sleeve, fashion fit or regular fit) **cannot be worn on formal dress days

Sweater

Maize & Navy V-Neck Pullover w/ AGS logo Maize & Navy V-Neck Sweater Vest w/ AGS logo

Blazer (optional)

Navy Belle Style Blazer (poly/wool blend)– Buckhead Uniforms Navy Blazer – Land’s End **blazers must bear the AGS crest

Sweatshirt

Navy Crewneck (Parents’ Circle) **cannot be worn on formal dress days

Fleece

Navy fleece (half-zip or full-zip) w/ AGS logo **can be worn to and from school and during lunch as outerwear, should not be worn in class and in the halls

Socks & Tights

White or navy socks (knee socks are preferred, but the sock must at least cover the ankle bone), footed, navy tights, leggings (footless tights) are not acceptable

Privacy Shorts

Navy privacy shorts (optional)

Shoes

Choices: 1. All-white sneakers (no color is allowed; cannot be worn on formal dress days) 2. Saddle Oxfords 3. Black ballerina flats or loafers 4. Linen/Oat or Chocolate Sperry Bluefish topsiders OR any all-tan topsider style 5. Sand-colored, low-top Wallabees OR Wallabee style in a sand/tan color 6. Merrell (Jungle Moc – tan)

Accessories

Must be tasteful and not distracting. They must complement the uniform. Cross ties and neckties are acceptable but must be navy or regulation plaid


5 Athletics Information


May 12, 2009

Dear AGS Families, Just as AGS academics prepare our students to believe in their intellectual competence, AGS athletics prepare our athletes to believe in their physical competence. The winning edge comes from both the trained mind and the trained body. Belief in one’s competence is an essential ingredient for personal empowerment. Numerous studies indicate that girls who spend time participating in sports tend to have higher grades, are absent less, and are more self-assured. Our student athlete exercises a great deal of discipline in her management of time for studies, practices, and games. She soon learns her achievements are the direct result of her efforts and the resilience with which she recovers from adversity. The confidence the student athlete gains in our programs allows her to be better prepared for both mental and physical competition. The AGS Athletic program operates on the precept that an athlete exists in each girl! We adhere to a no-cut policy for all sub-varsity teams, and we provide teams for both the skilled player and the novice. Knowledgeable, dedicated, and student-centered coaches are either acquired from the Atlanta Girls’ School faculty and staff or from the community at large. Our expectations include the athlete making every effort to attend all practices and competitions. Attendance is paramount. It must be a priority for all team members and their families. Middle School competes in the Metro Atlanta Athletic Conference (MAAC). Upper School competes in the Georgia Independent School Association (GISA) athletic league. In GISA, students in grades 8 –12 may compete at the Varsity level. Based on student interest, the following teams will be offered at AGS during the 2009 –2010 school year: MIDDLE SCHOOL SPORTS Fall Sports Winter Sports Spring Sports st rd (1 week of school – 3 week of Oct.) (Nov. – Jan.) (late Feb. – Apr.) Cross Country Basketball Soccer Volleyball Swimming Track & Field Softball Dance Tennis Golf

Fall Sports (Aug. - Oct.) Cross Country Volleyball

VARSITY SPORTS Winter Sports (Oct. - Feb.) Basketball Swimming Dance

Spring Sports (Feb. – Apr.) Soccer Track & Field Tennis Golf

Note: Eighth graders are eligible to play on middle school and varsity teams. The number of participants in any one sport may change the team offerings. Student interest drives the athletic program.


The practice and game schedule for Middle School teams is a three-day a week commitment. Practices usually run from 3:30 PM and end at 5:00 PM or before. Varsity teams usually practice five days a week for at least ninety minutes. The timing for varsity practices varies depending on the practice location and the sport. If the varsity practice does not start immediately after school, the athletes are assigned a study hall in which they are required to do school work. Practices and games for sub-varsity teams will not be held during school holidays. Varsity competitors may on occasion be asked to practice or play in a tournament during a vacation. All athletes are asked to practice on their own during school breaks. Before you commit to a team, please read the two forms: Expectations for Athletes and Parent/Guardian Expectations. Both forms must be signed and returned to the Athletic Director before any athlete is permitted to join a team. On the back of the Expectations for Athletes form, please have your daughter circle the team or teams she has any interest in joining. This is not a commitment at this time. Playing on a sports team is a great way to get to know yourself and other AGS students. No student will be allowed to participate unless her physical exam form (located in this binder) is on file in the main office. Summer is the time to experience a new sport or refine skills for your favorite sport. We are fortunate to have many sports camps available nearby. Colleges, universities, and many private schools offer sport specific camps. Sport specific information will be mailed in late July to all students. By that time Fall sport schedules will be included on the AGS web site. Upper School athletes will start practicing in early August before school starts. Most Middle School sports will begin the first full week of school. Finally, I am delighted that you have chosen to attend Atlanta Girls’ School. It’s HURRICANE season all year long for the AGS student athlete; we hope to see you participate in the sports program Fall, Winter, and Spring! Go Hurricanes!!

Deb Keegan Athletic Director Special Opportunity: Summer pole vault training sessions with Hal Fairbanks of PV-ATL on the AGS campus free to all AGS students new and old! June 18, 6:30 – 8:00pm June 25, 6:30 – 8:00pm July 2, 6:30 – 8:00pm July 16, 6:30 – 8:00pm July 23, 6:30 – 8:00pm * All are Thursday nights.


6 Textbook Information


Textbook Information •

In mid to late July, students will receive by mail a copy of their course list for the first semester. ISBN numbers will also be provided. We use an on-line bookstore, MBS. The Virtual Bookstore will be open approximately 4 weeks prior to the first day of school.

MBS maintains a current list of AGS courses and books required for those courses. New and used books are available for most courses. Also, e-books may be available for selected courses.

The Virtual Bookstore can be accessed at www.mbsDirect.net or 1-800-325-3252. On-line purchases can be made by a major credit card or debit card. Personal checks are accepted on mail orders. Orders will be shipped within 24 hours of receipt.

Customer service reps are available to assist you in answering your questions regarding the purchase of your books from MBS. Delinda Hyde, AGS registrar, is also available to answer questions regarding the purchase of books.


7 Campus Cuisine Information


Lunch Program •

Our lunch program is offered through Campus Cuisine and Parents’ Circle. Parents’ Circle offers lunch on Mondays and Fridays. Campus Cuisine provides lunch on Tuesday through Thursday. Also, students have the option of bringing their lunch and purchasing snacks from the school store.

Attached is a letter from Campus Cuisine, our independent lunch service, detailing information regarding their participation in the lunch service at AGS for the 20092010 school year.

Campus Cuisine provides flexibility in ordering your lunch. You may order lunch by noon the day before or you may order on a weekly, monthly, or semester basis. Orders can be placed online at www.campuscuisine.net.

Information on how to purchase lunch from Parents’ Circle will be distributed over the summer.


Campus Cuisine Independent Lunch Service Dear Students and Parents: “Campus Cuisine” is pleased to offer our lunch service at Atlanta Girls’ School. We deliver specialties from local restaurants, often at less than retail prices. Menu selections include nutritious, teen friendly foods. When students are excited about their lunches, we achieve our most important goal, which is for them to return to class well nourished, satisfied and eager to learn! Campus Cuisine’s online ordering process provides many flexible options. You may order up to three days per week, Tuesday through Thursday. Place orders up until noon the school day before or by week, month or session. Changes and cancellations may also be made online. The deadline for orders and cancellations is noon the school day before. Please visit our website at www.campuscuisine.net to place your orders for the 2009/2010 school year. Session dates are listed below. THE SESSION 1 MENU WILL BE AVAILABLE STARTING JULY 19, 2009. Session 1 Session 2

8/18/2009 – 12/17/2009 1/5/2010 – 5/27/10

Please click on the “help” button for an overview of how to use the system or follow the steps below. If you need further assistance, call at 404 876-6496 or email kathryn@campuscuisine.net. Step 1 – New customers should click on “Customer Sign-up” and create your user name and password. THE ACCESS CODE is lunch101. Existing customers go to step 2. Step 2 - “Log in” and add a student profile for each child. These must be recreated at the beginning of each school year. Please choose “n/a” for the teacher option. Step 3 - Click “Place Order” and select a student to begin ordering. You may view and print the menu first. ORDERS, CHANGES & CANCELLATIONS MUST BE PLACED BY NOON THE BUSINESS DAY BEFORE. Step 4 - Campus Cuisine is available at AGS on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Step 5 – Payment options include VISA, MC or AMEX. Previous credits are applied, but will expire at the end of the school year. You may also mail a check in advance and place orders using your credit. Step 6 – Please return to the login screen, click on the student’s name to PRINT & CONFIRM YOUR ORDERS.


8 Medical & Emergency Forms


ATLANTA GIRLS’ SCHOOL 2009-2010 Emergency Information Form For any student at the Atlanta Girls' School to participate in any sport or school activity, this form must be completed and on file in the school office.

A student may not attend classes if form is not on file by August 3, 2009.

Please complete ALL sections of this form so that we may take care of your child should an emergency arise. Forms that are incomplete or unreadable in any way will be returned.

TO BE COMPLETED BY PARENT OR GUARDIAN: _______________________________________________________ _____/_______/_____ ___________-_________-_____________ Name of Student Date of Birth Social Security #

________ Grade

__________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________ Name of Parent(s) or Guardian(s) Address (_______)__________________________ ______________________________________ __________________________ _____ ______________ Primary Residence Phone E-MAIL City ST Zip Code

1.

A PARENT/GUARDIAN MAY NEED TO BE REACHED DURING THE DAY IN CASE OF EMERGENCY: (Please provide all that apply and check box if this parent is to receive grades and official reports).

________________________________________ (_______)__________________ (______)__________________ (______)_________________ Parent/Guardian Name Home # Work # Cell/Page # _________________________________________ (_______)_________________ (______)__________________ (______)_________________ Parent/Guardian Name Home # Work # Cell/Page # _________________________________________ (_______)_________________ (_______)_________________ (_______)__________________ Special Contact (If parent/guardian unavailable) Home # Work # Cell/Page # _________________________________________ (_______)_________________ (______)___________________ (______)__________________ Special Contact (If parent/guardian unavailable) Home # Work # Cell/Page #

2.

EMERGENCY INFORMATION:

____________________________________________________________________________________ (_______)____________________________ Name of Physician (Please print or type legibly) Phone Number ____________________________________________________________________________________ (_______)____________________________ Name of Dentist (Please print or type legibly) Phone Number 3.

MEDICATION PERMISSION:

Initial beside all medications PERMITTED. Leave blank all medications that are not to be administered by school personnel. __________________________________________________ __________ Signature of Parent or Guardian Date

4.

*Acetaminpohen ________ *Benadryl ________

*Ibuprofin *Antacids

*OTC Cold

*Cough

Medicines

________

Drops

________ _______ _______

FOR EMERGENCY ROOM TREATMENT:

I understand that, in case of emergency, the school will make every reasonable effort to contact the parents or guardians and the physician names on this form. Should this not be possible, I give permission for emergency treatment to be given by the hospital to which my child is taken. Some hospitals will not treat patients without proof of insurance. (If you wish, please attach a copy of your insurance card here.) ____________________________________________________ ______________ ______________________________________________________ Signature of Parent or Guardian Date Hospital Preference (if any) ______________________________________________ ______________________________ ____________________________________________ Insurance Company ** Policy number Policy Holder’s Name I do not give permission for emergency medical treatment for my child. __________________________________________________________ Parent/Guardian’s signature If religious beliefs prohibit physical examination, immunization, emergency treatment, or if there are other medical restrictions of which the Atlanta Girls' School should be aware, please attach a letter with your signature that specifies such restriction.

**Insurance coverage is mandatory. If your family does not have a policy, please contact the AGS Business Office to purchase an Emergency Insurance Policy.


Updated Biographical Information Please return this form to AGS no later than June 30th.

Student(s) Name Nickname

Grade(s) in Fall Parent/Guardian 1 Information Custodial Parent?

Full Name Relationship to student Spouse Name Name as you would like to be listed Address City State Zip Home Phone Cell Phone Work Phone Email Employer Position I authorize permission to list address, cell phone and email in student directory. Parent/Guardian 2 Information Full Name Custodial Parent? Relationship to student Spouse Name Name as you would like to be listed Address City State Zip Home Phone Cell Phone Work Phone Email Employer Position I authorize permission to list address, cell phone and email in student directory. Full Name Relationship to student Spouse Name Name as you would like to be listed Address City Home Phone Work Phone Employer Full Name Relationship to student Spouse Name Name as you would like to be listed Address City Home Phone Work Phone Employer

Maternal Grandparents Information Custodial Parent?

State Cell Phone Email Position

Zip

Paternal Grandparents Information Custodial Parent?

State Cell Phone Email Position

Zip

Information gathered is used for invitations, newsletters and school mailings. Grandparent information not listed in directory. All information is confidential and will not be shared with outside parties.


9 Middle School After School Program


After School Supervision Policy Middle School Atlanta Girls’ School

Atlanta Girls’ School provides supervised care for middle school students who need to remain on campus after the end of the school day. There will be a $15 per day charge to parents for each day that student participates in the official after school program. The after school program runs from 3:30 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. every school day. After care will be available starting on the first day of school, August 18, 2009. Note that all students who are staying on campus after 3:30 and are not directly involved in a teacher-supervised activity or sports practice will be expected to be a part of the after school program. Keep this in mind as you make plans for your daughter’s transportation home. If you are unable to pick up your daughter by 3:30, she will go to the after school program until she can be picked up. All parents are expected to come into the building to sign their student out of the after school program. On the days that a student has sports or fine arts practice, the student must be picked up by the end of practice. Students who are not picked up within 15 minutes of the end of practice will be charged the $15/day fee for the after school program. All students are to be picked from the school by 6:00 p.m. (or within 15 minutes after the end of practice, whichever is later). If the student is not picked up by that time, a $1 per minute fee will be assessed for each minute after 6:00 p.m. that she is on campus. Payment Options Payment for this program will be $15 for each student. We ask that you anticipate your need for after care and pre-pay for the first quarter. If you do not use all of your days that you have paid for in the first quarter, your paid-for days will rollover into the second quarter. If you are unsure of your utilization of after care, you will be billed for days used on a monthly basis. Payment of after care will be expected on a timely basis. Non-payment of after care fees will jeopardize your ability to use this service in the future. Additional charges for late pick-up as detailed above, will be assessed on a monthly basis and billed accordingly.

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