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This limited edition "Back In Action" newsletter is designed to help keep our APS community informed about topics such as Health, Technology, Back to School Bash and other areas in preparation for Day One - August 5, 2021!



There is a new 11th grade immunization requirement! As students prepare to come back to school on August 5, 2021, here’s a reminder that Georgia state law requires all of our students to have a valid Certificate of Immunization on file with the district. In addition, Georgia's immunization requirements for students entering or transferring into the eleventh grade have been revised to align with the current recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).

Effective July 1, 2021, all students who are new entrants or transfers into a Georgia school in the eleventh grade, will require proof of a booster dose of the meningococcal conjugate vaccine, unless their first dose was received on or after their sixteenth birthday. 

Be sure you’re prepared! Get the full details on our APS Immunizations Requirements site.


COVID-19 Vaccine Available for Youth Ages 12 – 15 

As we all prepare for Day One, APS continues to encourage its students and staff to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. As a reminder, the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine has been approved by the FDA and CDC for patients ages 12 - 15. Take advantage of this opportunity at any vaccination site operated by the Fulton County Board of Health. 


For hours and locations for vaccination sites and mobile units, or to download the parent consent form for minor patients, visit


Don’t wait! Vaccinate! 


Internet Access for Every APS Student

This past year taught us all the importance of having a strong internet connection to stay on top of school work and activities. In an effort to meet the needs of our students, Atlanta Public Schools will distribute hotspots to students who need internet connectivity to continue to engage in the learning process from school to home for the 2021-2022 school year. 

A personalized email survey link was emailed to families. If you did not receive the short survey, please click the links below and fill it out by July 16. You only need to complete the survey once for all students in your household. Hotspots will be distributed to your child at school.


Click below for the survey links.


Join us at the 2021 Back-to-School Bash on July 31st


Atlanta Public Schools is excited to announce the annual Back-to-School Bash (A drive-thru experience) will take place Saturday, July 31, 2021, at the Georgia World Congress Center, from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

The Back-to-School Bash will provide school supplies, registration information, helpful resources and much more. Save the date and we look forward to seeing you on July 31.

Guests are required to register via in order to receive back to school items.


Preparing for Registration and Enrollment

As you begin preparations for the start of the 2021-2022 school year, here are some tips to remember for the district’s registration and enrollment processes:

Current APS Student Re-Registration (Grades 6th and 9th, Change of Address)

Parents can complete registration via their Infinite Campus Parent Portal account. 

  • Visit our Infinite Campus Parent Portal Help Page for instructions on how to set-up a Parent Portal Account.
  • Submit an Online Registration application via your Parent Portal account. 
  • Pending enrollments will be finalized by the student’s assigned neighborhood school. Parents will receive an email and/or phone call regarding the status of their online registration update application. 
  • For any questions or assistance, please review our Current Student Registration Tutorial or Video Guide. Additionally, parents may contact the Office of Student Assignment & Records at or (404) 802-2233.
  • Rising 6th Grade & 9th Grade students that are not registered may not receive schedules or class assignments for SY2021-22.


For parents that need assistance, an in-person enrollment or registration appointment can be scheduled by contacting your child’s assigned neighborhood school directly.


Updated Bell Schedule

Remember, we have altered the school bell schedule, which will begin in the 2021-2022 school year, as follows: 

Elementary Schools

NEW TIME: 7:45am - 2:45pm

Previously: 8:00am - 2:30pm

Middle Schools

NEW TIME: 9:15am - 4:15pm

Previously: 9:05am - 4:05pm

High Schools

NEW TIME: 8:45am - 3:45pm

Previously: 8:30am - 3:30pm

This is just one piece of our comprehensive Academic Recovery Plan, which includes three components:

  1. A new K-12 universal screener to help identify our students’ learning needs. All K-12 students will be administered the universal screener in English Language Arts and Math.
  2. Our Summer Academic Recovery Academy (ARA), which ended on June 30 and had an enrollment of 11,000 students districtwide.
  3. Implementation of a required school-based intervention or enrichment block, class, or course in all schools.


July 31st

August 5th


Back to School Bash

Day 1 of 2021-2022 school year

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