CCPS Schedules Early Dismissal for HS Students December 18-19

JONESBORO - ​​Clayton County Public Schools (CCPS) announces that it will institute an early dismissal schedule for high school students taking exams on Tuesday and Wednesday, December 18-19, 2018. Those students will be dismissed at 1:00 p.m. Students at the elementary and middle school levels will be dismissed using a regular schedule on those dates.

“The decision to implement this early dismissal schedule is aligned with the exam schedule at the high school level,” said Dr. Morcease J. Beasley, CCPS Superintendent/CEO. “The adjusted time is not expected to have a negative effect on dismissal at the elementary or middle levels.”

The district will return to a regular dismissal schedule for all levels on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 – the start of the second semester.

Mr. Manish Gupta has led the development of students for many years at North Clayton High School. This year is no different. The students in the Math Honor Society and National Beta Organizations have worked diligently to make this 4th year of the event a success. Please join in and support this effort which benefits many children in our school community.
You may contact Mr Gupta for additional information.
( or 770-666-2430




Why Parents Must Engage With The School

There are so many reasons to engage with your child’s school. Our hope is that we are providing infrastructures that indicate the same. As we move towards the end of the semester, I am compelled to reach out to all of our parents and share several reasons.

Our students need to know that you care about their wellbeing. When you make time to inquire as to the goals and progress of your child, you're more qualified to support them. Students are very keen when it comes to knowing how adults genuinely “care” about them. They might not voluntarily express their thoughts, but deliberate conversations are so revealing. Showing that you care matters!

It is an unfortunate reality that some adults pay more attention to your child when they know that you will be inquiring as to your child’s progress. The bond between teachers and parents must be deliberate, mutual and consistent. When your child sees a TEAM expecting academic, attendance and behavior results from him/her, they are more likely to comply with the expectations. Any deviation of expectations will create a void for the success of the student(s). Your alignment with your child’s teacher strengthens the attention given to your child.

Finally, but by no means exhaustive, your child’s high school success has great influence on their ability to attain and exercise post-secondary options that will give them a strong quality of life! The preparation for college, military and the work-force begins early in a child’s life. The actions that will support the same must be strategically coordinated and executed in collaboration with a strong advisement program and resources that support the same. Parents are a vital part of the advisement process. Parents are critical to the checks and balances that would hold schools, and themselves, accountable through assurances  regarding scheduling, testing, course sequencing and post-secondary options exposure. In the absence of the parent, the student is at the professional mercy and judgement of other entities . 

In closing, there are a plethora of other reasons that could have been discussed. These few represent but a sampling of the importance of parental engagement. Let’s build a strong partnership between the school and the home. We owe it to the young people who grace our hallways daily with an anticipatory set that is often untapped and uncultivated. TOGETHER, we can make a big difference. YOU’RE WELCOMED AT NORTH CLAYTON HIGH SCHOOL!

“We are Collaboratively Preparing Our Students for Their Post-Secondary Options. We do so by Empowering and Engaging Students, Parents, Teachers and the Greater School Community…”

What Does Our Data Say?


On December 3, 2018 (6PM-7PM), we will take a closer look at our data and how your child’s progress can be enhanced. Pleas make this important meeting. We are prepared to give parenting tips and advice to support your child’s success. We will share resources and other tools that are in place to create success scenarios for your child.



Parent Meeting
(State of the School - Title I)
Monday, December 3, 2018 - 6:00PM-7:00PM

Senior Pictures

Senior Pictures Retake - December 6, 2018 4:30PM - 7:00PM


Parent Meeting
(State of the School - Title I)
Monday, December 3, 2018 - 6:00PM-7:00PM

Senior Financial Aid Workshop
Wednesday/Thursday, December 5-6, 2018 - 5:00PM-7:00PM

Senior Parent Meeting
Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 6:00PM-7:00PM

4th Annual Free Toy Giveaway

Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 9:00AM-11:00AM

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