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A note from the principal

Welcome CIE Families, 


This is Elyse Durden - the recently appointed Principal at Cotton Indian Elementary. I am looking forward to meeting you all as we begin the 21-22 school year! I hope this message finds you well and that you have been able to relax and recharge this summer. 


As we prepare to Be Ready Day One, there are a couple of items I wanted to bring to your attention. The first is that we will begin our year with Open House on Monday, August 2nd from 3:00-7:00 p.m. This will be an in-person event! Students and families will get to meet their teacher and tour their new classroom so that they will be prepared for our first day of school on Wednesday, August 4th. Our teachers are already working to prepare to greet you and start this wonderful year! We are working on getting the supply lists posted on the school website so please be on the lookout for that information very soon. 


While planning for the beginning of the year, it is important to note that bus transportation will be different than in years past. Directions for how to update your student's transportation requests for a bus can be found at: Don't forget to download our new app: Here Comes The Bus - this information can also be found on the page linked above.


Other crucial information for the start of the 21-22 school year can be found at . Here you will find registration information for students new to the school, new to Kindergarten, and for anyone re-enrolling their student. 


Lastly, we will be hosting a Movie & Meet the Principals night on Friday, July 30th beginning at 6:00 p.m. Bring your folding chairs and blankets to watch a movie in the cafeteria with us. We will also be selling concessions so you can have some of your favorite movie snacks. I look forward to meeting many of you then! 


Thank you all for your time and I look forward to working with you soon!



M. Elyse Durden, Ed. S.

M. Elyse Durden, Principal

Cotton Indian Elementary School

1201 Old Conyers Rd.

Stockbridge, GA  30281

Phone – 770-474-9983

Fax – 770-474-6959

Cotton Indian Elementary