Parent Checklist

To help all parents get ready for another great year, it is always easier when you know what to expect. While the checklists below are not all-encompassing, we hope to help you and your child prepare for a wonderful year.

Registration & Necessary Information

What do I need to provide in order to enroll my child? Bolton is an Atlanta Public School (APS) and requires the following forms and information:

  • Enrollment forms
  • Birth certificate for each child being enrolled
  • Photo identification of the person enrolling the child that may include: driver’s license, a state identification card, a passport, or other official photo identification, such as an ID card obtained through an official government agency or consulate.
  • Proof of residency in the attendance zone along with a signed and notarized Affidavit of Residence.
  • Any previous school records, official transcript or cumulative records.
  • Georgia Certificate of Immunization
  • Certificate of Vision, Hearing and Dental Exam
  • Proof of Legal Guardianship
  • Proof of Legal Custody (if legal custody is split between two parents)
  • Social Security Number per child being enrolled

For more information or assistance, please contact the Department of Student Relations at 404-802-2233 or placements@atlantapublicschools.us.

Pre-School Year Activities

  • Receive notice of your child’s teacher(s)
  • Parents: register for Parent Portal/Infinite Campus access (https://ic.apsk12.org/campus/portal/atlanta.jsp)
  • Contact your designated Grade Chair or Room Parent
  • Determine if you can participate in PTA or your child/children’s classroom
  • Contact PTA/Bolton with any questions you may have
  • Purchase school supplies either through the Bolton PTA or based on the designated school supplies list
  • Purchase school uniforms
  • Navy/White collared shirts
  • Khaki pants, jumpers or skirts
  • Bolton spirit wear
  • Establish a school lunch account/determine lunch preferences (https://www.schoolpaymentsolutions.com/Home/Login)
  • Determine transportation: bus route, carpool number, walker
  • Understand arrival and dismissal times
  • School opens at 7:30 am
  • Announcements start at 7:55 am
  • School starts at 8:00 am
  • Tardy arrival at 8:05 am
  • Afternoon dismissal starts at 2:30 pm (bus, carpool, pick up)
  • After school program runs from 2:30 pm to 6:00 pm
  • Late pick up penalties start at 6:00 pm for After Care

Celebration of Learning Event

  • Meet your child/children’s teacher
  • Find your child/children’s classroom
  • Sign up for aftercare programs
  • Join the PTA
  • Volunteer in your child/children’s classes or with the PTA
  • Sign up for clubs and activities
  • Purchase your agenda(s) - $10
  • Purchase any necessary class materials
  • Establish determine school lunch PIN/account or if your child is bringing lunch
  • Purchase Bolton spirit wear
  • Confirm your bus route/carpool number/arrival and departure methods and any authorized persons for pick up/drop off
  • Ask any remaining questions of teachers/administrators/PTA
  • Get ready for the first day of school and a great night of sleep. 

First Day of School

  • School supplies (available in the classroom if purchased, or carried first day)
  • Snack supplies (for Kindergarten only)
  • School lunch account PIN, money for breakfast and/or lunch, or lunch bag
  • School uniform
  • Arrive before 8:00 am
  • Decide pick-up: After Care, walker, carpool, bus riders
  • Check (and sign) your child’s agenda for updates, behavior comments, reminders, homework or other teacher correspondence
  • Settle in for a great year!

Welcome to Bolton!