FAQ

  • What time does school start?

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    School starts at 8:25 am. A warning bell rings two minutes before each class period. Students MUST arrive no later than 8:25 am or they will be marked tardy.

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  • How much time do I have between classes?

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    There is a 7-minute transition period between classes.

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  • What do I bring the first day of school?

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    Each teacher will advise your student about their expectations for supplies. The first day they should bring paper and pen/pencil and one folder.

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  • How will I know what I need to know before my first day of school?

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    There will be a 9th Grade Orientation in July that will allow your student to spend time on campus.  During this time, students are paired up in small groups with War Eagle Leaders, so they can answer questions and give your student some helpful information before the first day. Schedules are historically released to students one week prior to the first day of school.

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  • Will I be able to purchase a locker?

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    Yes, students will have the opportunity during 9th Grade Orientation to purchase a locker. Lockers are purchased through My Payments Plus.

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  • Where do I catch the bus, and when will it pick me up?

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    All bus routes will be posted during 9th Grade Orientation. It is important to find your bus number, time of pick-up, and the slot number so you know where to find your bus at the end of the day.

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  • If my student is a car rider, where do I drop him or her off?

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    Students are only allowed to be dropped off by way of Peachtree Parkway. The traffic pattern information can be found here. Parents should use the two lanes in the front of the school when dropping students off from 7:45 - 8:25 AM.

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  • Where do I go if I come to school late, or need to leave early?

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    You need to report to the Attendance Office in the main building. If you are leaving early, bring a note or have your parent/guardian email Ms. Mckinzie so that your absence may be verified. If you come to school tardy, you MUST stop by the Attendance Office whether or not you have a note and pick up a yellow slip. If you fail to check in or check out through the Attendance Office, it is considered skipping, and students will receive a discipline consequence.

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  • When will I eat lunch?

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    We eat lunch during 4th period on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, and during 5th period on Thursday. All students are required to eat lunch in the War Eagle Dining Hall (WEDH).

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  • Can I prepay my lunch account like I did in middle school?

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    Yes, you may login to My Payments Plus (MPP) and put money on your account. A link to My Payments Plus is also available on the Quick Links section of our website home page. Parents may bring in checks during 9th Grade Orientation in July. Students can also see our cafe manager, Ms. Garrett-Martin, if they have questions.

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  • How do I join a sports team?

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    Check the SFHS website for a complete list of our sports programs by season. All sports teams will require a tryout, so make sure you check early in the year so as not to miss out. Also, listen to the daily announcements and check the bulletin boards around school.

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  • How do I join a club?

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    We will have a time during advisement where students will learn about clubs that are available to them. Additionally, during Sofopalooza, students will have an opportunity to learn more about these clubs, so he or she may determine the best fit for their interests.

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  • Should I take Health/PE over the summer?

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    There is no recommendation to take these courses over the summer; however, if you choose to do this, there is a protocol that must be followed in order to receive credit for the course. If you choose to take these state-required courses over the summer, it is your responsibility to bring the transcrip for each course to SFHS. The parent of the student MUST sign the transcript, stating

    As the parent of _______, I understand that once we submit this transcript it is permanently recorded and cannot be removed for any reason.

    NOTE: STUDENTS WILL NOT BE GUARANTEED AN ELECTIVE CHOICE BECAUSE THEY DECIDED TO TAKE THESE COURSES DURING THE SUMMER. ELECTIVES WILL BE CHOSEN BASED ON SEAT AVAILABILITY.

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  • How will my child purchase a PE uniform if he or she wants one for the semester?

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    PE uniforms are handled through the department. On the first day of class, the teacher will explain the purchasing process. Students will not be penalized the first day of school if they do not have a uniform.

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  • Will my child have an opportunity to change the courses his or her 8th grade teacher recommended?

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    Yes, during the waiver period students can elect to take another course as long as he/she has the pre-requisite to take the course.

    NOTE: Any student who waives into a course MUST stay with that choice. Students are NOT allowed to drop out of any course that he/she waived into. The waiver period is from March 5th – March 12th (4:00 p.m. for each).

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