Dear Parents, Thank you for your support and patience throughout this period of uncertainty. We are continuing to work toward a successful 2020-2021 school year. Planning has been especially difficult and prone to changes as new developments present themselves. Your survey results and candid comments were very much appreciated. Decisions and choices will continue to evolve over the next couple of weeks. We do not have all the answers, but parents will be involved in the choices for their child’s instructional plans. We will begin releasing key elements of our back-to-school plans next week. Please continue to keep our community and our young ones in your thoughts and prayers as we put together the procedures to begin this school year. Sincerely, Brian Hall Superintendent
We will be discontinuing our Tuesday and Thursday meal pick ups this week. Participation has dropped considerably since the first weeks we began serving. We do thank our lunchroom staff as well as the faculty and bus driver volunteers that helped serve.
Meals program for this week: Our lunch program will be serving meals and snacks on Tuesday and Thursday (May 5th and 7th). Food will be ready for pick up at the bus loading zone near the high school lunchroom and is available for children ages 2 – 18. Meals are provided to those present at pick up. We would ask that anyone picking up food to remain in their vehicle at all times. Our staff will bring the items to you as you pull through. We would recommend those picking up to have some type of face covering in order to take as many precautions as possible. Serving time will be 11:00-12:30.
Our lunch program will be serving meals and snacks on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning Thursday, April 30th. Food will be ready for pick up at the bus loading zone near the high school lunchroom and is available for children ages 2 – 18. Meals are provided to those present at pick up. We would ask that anyone picking up food to remain in their vehicle at all times. Our staff will bring the items to you as you pull through. We would recommend those picking up to have some type of face covering in order to take as many precautions as possible. Serving time will be 11:00-12:30.
Students with district laptops can receive tech support on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM at the front of the middle/high school. We have some devices that were returned for repairs that are now ready for pickup. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Parents, For general needs or questions, you may email email@example.com . We will be glad to help with issues that might arise as a result of the early closure and the current shelter in place.
Students with district laptops can receive tech support on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM at the front of the middle/high school.
New Update for Schley County Schools can be found at https://5il.co/eoq9 Saved as a pdf document in case you had trouble with previous post.
Schley County Schools will stay closed for the remainder of this school year per the Governor's executive order. Distance learning plans will continue starting Monday. We will notify you as more information comes available.
Parents & Students, Beginning April 6th, Schley County Middle/High School will be implementing some changes in how our school's distance learning will be organized. You can find the details for these changes at our school website or our school Facebook page.
Per executive order, all Georgia schools will be closed for in person instruction through April 24th. Any further determinations for the remainder of the school year will be made before April 24th. The governor will give a state address at 8:00 tonight. We will update you as more information comes available.
CDC’s Coronavirus Disease-2019 (COVID-19) guidance for schools and childcare programs now includes Tips for Parents While School’s Out. Please visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/children.html
Our lunch program continues this week with meals and snacks served on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. This is a drive through pick up only from 10:30-12:30 each day. It is provided for any child between the ages of 2 and 18. Wednesday's menu is : Chicken Wrap Salsa Black Beans Corn Tortilla Chips Fruit Snack Pop Tart Milk
Students with district laptops can receive tech support on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM on the bus ramp on the middle school side. This coincides with the lunch program at the schools. This Monday, March 23rd, please be prepared to drop off the device.
If you plan to participate in our lunch meals program tomorrow, we need your help in planning. Please call one of the following numbers to give us the number of children ages 2-18 that we can prepare for. Meals may be picked up at the high school between 10:30 and 12:30 (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday). 229-937-0564 . 229-373-0062 . 706-601-2213 . 229-373-0062 . 678-877-2371 . 591-3744
Schley County School System: Beginning Wednesday, March 18, 2020, meals will be prepared for children between the ages of 2 and 18. A lunch and snack will be distributed in a “drive-through format” at the bus unloading awning of the high school. We ask that everyone enter the main drive and continue straight past the elementary school gym entrance and continue around to the left (circling the open teachers’ parking lot). Per USDA, the child must be present in the car to receive a meal. Any child between the age of 2 and 18 may receive a meal. For more information please visit our district website: https://5il.co/dtjg
Superintendent Woods suspends state testing administration, accountability requirements; other COVID-19 updates March 16, 2020 – As the COVID-19 outbreak continues and many public schools are closed to ensure the safety of students and staff, State School Superintendent Richard Woods is suspending the following until further notice: State assessment window/administration (including Georgia Milestones EOGs and EOCs, the Georgia Alternate Assessment/GAA 2.0, and all other required testing Teacher and leader evaluation (TKES/LKES) requirements and reporting State-level attendance-related consequences (including CCRPI, TKES/LKES, School Climate Star Rating, and make-up day requirements) https://www.gadoe.org/External-Affairs-and-Policy/communications/Pages/PressReleaseDetails.aspx?PressView=default&pid=752
Dear Parents and Community Members, Schley County Schools have been in close contact with our local health department and our local emergency response team members. In addition to CDC guidance, we will continue to take the necessary steps to disinfect our school and transportation areas. Yesterday, Governor Kemp asked schools to consider closing for 14 calendar days to limit the spread of Covid-19. While there are no confirmed cases in Schley County at this time, there are cases in nearby counties. Out of concern for our students’ well-being and to limit exposure, all schools will be closed from March 16 through March 27. All buildings and buses will be disinfected using our Ecovasive system. We would ask that all jackets, backpacks, and school items that travel from home to school be cleaned as well. All 1:1 devices were sent home with chargers to facilitate any at-home learning opportunities. All teacher pages will have relevant guidance, as well as a posting from your child’s teacher for accessible hours each day. This type of event is unchartered territory for our country and our community. I greatly appreciate the support we receive at all times, but I truly am thankful for the resources we have here. Please take the necessary precautions for your children, yourselves, and your community. Avoid large group gatherings at all costs so that this loss of instruction time will not be in vain. I pray for everyone’s health and safety during this uncertain time. Sincerely, Brian Hall Superintendent
Parents, Out of an abundance of caution, we feel the need to take even greater steps to prevent potential exposure to the covid-19 virus. It is for that reason we will institute the following until further notice: • All inside events are cancelled (This will include after school.) • No lunch visits or non-essential school visits will be allowed • Field trips are cancelled until further notice • Outside sporting events will remain at this time. Travel to away outside sports activities will occur if the host school is not at risk. Public dining will not be allowed for these trips. Since the initial outbreak in the U.S., we have been and will remain in contact with public health. Please remember the guidance already given about hand-washing, coughing, and sneezing. Please monitor your child for any signs of cold or fever. We are at this time waiving the need for a doctor’s excuse for an absence until this crisis in over. Any fever of 100 or higher does not need to be at school. If fever is detected, the child will be isolated immediately and a parent contacted for their pick up. A child should not return until they are fever free for 24 hours. Please check your child daily prior to reporting to school. Should we need to dismiss or cancel classes, our website, Facebook pages, and direct parent notification will provide that immediate information. Brian Hall Superintendent
Reminder for those that are participating, the after school program begins today. (Grade levels involved are grades 3-8.) If your student is a bus rider, there will be three buses transporting students home. Please be patient as we are going to get your students home as quickly, but SAFELY as possible.
As we continue to monitor the current weather moving through our area, we anticipate a delayed dismissal for our busses beginning their afternoon routes. Current radar projections show a band of thunderstorms reaching us at our usual dismissal time. After this time it does look much lighter with only lingering precipitation. However, we will continue with car riders as scheduled. We ask for your patience at student pick up because it will no doubt be slowed as well. In addition, all after school activities are cancelled for today. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding as we try to get everyone home safely.
ALL after school activities are cancelled for today.
The IDEA Parent Survey will be open from January 15, 2020 – May 31, 2020. The IDEA Parent Survey helps the state to determine parents’ perception of the success of parent engagement between the local school and themselves. Georgia’s parent survey is available to all families of students with disabilities. The survey will be administered through an online link and can be found on the websites listed below. Direct link to the parent survey: https://gshs.gadoe.org/Pages/Parent.aspx
The Schley County School System is hiring full-time and substitute School Bus Drivers. Applicants must have (or be able to obtain) a CDL with endorsements, required by the State of Georgia. For more information, contact Tee Reddish at (229) 937-0550.
Congratulations to Schley County Elementary! SCE was named to the Rewards School List for 2019. Rewards Schools are among the greatest-improving 5% of Title I Schoolwide schools and Title I Targeted Assistance schools. Reward Schools also have to maintain the performance of their economically disadvantaged students, students with disabilities, and English learners to be recognized. Great job students and staff for your hard work! The article can be found HERE.
Mr. Jace White was on hand at the Schley County Board of Education Meeting on November 14th . Mr. White presented Mrs. Gina Kirby with the Distinction of Excellence award for the recently completed 2018 fiscal year audit. This award of distinction is presented to organizations that submit quality financial statements and supporting documentation in a timely manner, whose annual financial report is given an unmodified audit opinion and is free of any significant deficiencies or material weaknesses, and comply with all Transparency in Government requirements.
Friday marked the release of the College and Career Readiness Performance Index (CCRPI). This is an annual report to show a school's performance for the previous year.I would encourage you to look at the two links below. The data is readily available and the site is easy to navigate. Our system performed very well in all three areas (elementary, middle, and high). Our growth scores were up and students showed marked improvement in their end of course and end of grade exams! https://www.gadoe.org/CCRPI/Pages/default.aspx http://ccrpi.gadoe.org/Reports/Views/Shared/_Layout.html
The Schley County School System has partnered with the Schley County Health Department in offering flu shots to students. A consent form will be sent home with students and needs to be filled out and returned to school by September 23, 2019. The forms can be given to either homeroom teachers or office staff. The shots will be offered on October 11, 2019 after early release in the elementary school lunchroom from 1 to 4 pm. In order for students to receive the shot, a parent must be present. On the consent form, insurance information is asked for but a student can receive the shot even if they do not have insurance coverage.
Schley County Schools' job postings can be found on Teach Georgia or through the Menu tab on this website by selecting the employment option.
Schley County Schools will be closed Monday and Tuesday, September 2nd and 3rd in observance of the Labor Day holiday. School will resume on Wednesday, September 4th.
The phone system for the Board of Education building is currently down due to lightning damage. Our office is open and we can be reached via email. Phone systems at both schools are working.
Corrected Open House Times Wednesday, July 31- Pre-K and kindergarten ONLY Open House from 4:30-6:30 Thursday, August 1 – SCE Grades 1 through 5: GRADES 1, 3, 5 from 4:30 – 5:30 P.M. Grades 2, 4 from 5:30 – 6:30 Thursday, August 1 – SCMHS Grades 6 – 12 from 5:30 – 7:00
Infinite Campus portal is only available for high school students and parents at this time. The portal is closed for middle and elementary students since scheduling for the new year has not been completed.
One month before school starts up again on August 2nd! Be safe and enjoy the summer!
The Campus Portal and Mobile Portal app will be retiring June 30, 2019, in favor of the new Campus Parent and Campus Student Portals and mobile apps. New apps are in the Android and Apple app stores. Also please remember that grades and schedules are currently closed in Infinite Campus Portal as grades are being finalized and collection of student fees are being processed.
The SCMHS Title I meeting originally scheduled for Tuesday, May 14 has been changed to Monday, May 13 at 3:00pm. Sorry for any inconvenience.
Today, all baseball traffic needs to use the south High School entrance that goes directly into the student parking lot. All student traffic will exit out the dirt road tomorrow. Please share!!
Due to the predicted weather conditions for our immediate area, Schley County Schools will be closed for students on Friday, April 19th. Faculty should report at 10:00 in the morning.
We are aware of the potential for severe weather tomorrow morning and will continue monitoring weather updates. Any needed notifications will be posted on our website and school Facebook pages. In the event, we should need to close school, our call out system will be activated. An update either way will be provided at 7:00pm.
The Georgia Dept of Ed has opened the annual survey for parents of students with disabilities, and your input is vital in helping improve our special education program. http://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Special-Education-Services/Pages/Parent-Survey.aspx
Pre-K and Kindergarten Registration Pre-K and Kindergarten registration for the 2019-2020 school year begins soon. For more information please visit https://5il.co/66gq
Welcome to the new Schley County Schools website!