School Access Points - Access points are located at Union Hill Church, Ebenezer Baptist, American Legion, Pecan Village, old John Lewis school, Shady Grove Apts, and the School Board Office. These access points provide filtered internet access for student school work. The Wi-Fi connections display as SchoolBusInternetXXXX where XXXX is the unique identifier for the access point. The password for each access point is accessXXXX, where XXXX is the same last 4 digits as you see in the Wi-Fi connection. There are limited data restrictions on each access point for each month. It is imperative to conduct only school related tasks while using school access points. We truly appreciate the community partners that have allowed us to locate the Wi-Fi Rangers on their property. Remember to be responsible and practice social distancing at these locations. We will keep you updated when more sites are added.
September 11, 2020 Dear Parents, We have had a very productive week with the elementary students and middle school students returning to in-person instruction this week. Our teachers and support staff at both schools have been very glad to see them. Faculty and staff at the high school are just as eager for Monday’s return of high school students. Please help us to stay safe and healthy by: • Masking up • Staying home when sick • Physically distancing as much as possible • Sanitizing hands regularly Working together gives us our best chance to stay safe. To ensure you are provided with the most recent information, please see the weekly status report below. This information provides the total number of active COVID-19 cases reported to our system and DPH, as well as the total number of quarantines as a result. COVID-19 Status Report as of September 11, 2020 at 4 p.m. Total Number of In-Person Students and Staff: 950 (students) + 143 (staff) =1093 Total Number of Active COVID-19 Cases: 0 Total Number of Active Quarantines Due to Close Contact: 3 Thank you for your continued support of our schools! Brian Hall
Starting September 14, 2020 all students enrolled in the Schley County School System will receive free breakfast and lunch under the Seamless Summer Feeding Program. We will also be providing free breakfast and lunch to virtual school students and siblings of virtual school students from ages 2-18. Our school foods staff must receive an order from virtual school students in order to account for all children in the household and establish an accurate count for deliveries. Students will receive free meals until December 31, 2020 or until such time that USDA allows this program to continue. A Free and Reduced Application, one per household, needs to be completed if you have not done so already. Free and Reduced applications are located under the school websites under school nutrition or at www.myschoolapps.com. When the program is finished, students will revert to their original lunch status (Paid, Free, and Reduced). Balances will remain in MySchoolBucks until needed at the conclusion of this program. If your child’s lunch account has a negative balance as of today, you will be responsible for that. You can find your child’s lunch balance at www.myschoolbucks.com .
We look forward to the return of our middle school students tomorrow Sept 8th and high school students on Sept 14th. We encourage masks be worn within each building. Students who have fever or display any other symptoms of illness should not attend classes. For a safe return, students must be fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medications. Anyone awaiting Covid test results should not return until results are returned. Thank you for your continued support.
We are looking forward to re-opening Schley County Schools, but will do so as cautiously and as carefully as possible. Pre-K through grade 5 will resume in-person instruction beginning Monday August 31st. Grades 6 – 8 will return Sept 8. In-person instruction for high school students will begin on Sept 14. As we begin in-person instruction, it is important that everyone recognizes the role they play in protecting themselves and others. We can all do our part by taking any and all precautions necessary. We would encourage masks be worn within the building. Students who have fever or display any other symptoms of illness should not attend classes. For a safe return, students must be fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medications. Anyone awaiting Covid tests results should not return unless confirmed test results allow it. Our 2020-21 school year continues to provide obstacles, but we will work through them together. Thank you for your support and patience.
Dear Parents, Thank you for your efforts and patience over the last few weeks. It has been challenging for all to learn new procedures while adapting from in-person instruction to distance learning. Planning for our best options, with in the setting of this pandemic, continues to be a hard task. Considering the time frame dating back to the March onset of this pandemic, we remained very low in cases (35 cases in roughly 144 days). In stark contrast, our cases per 100k have escalated over the last 25 days. This figure, which is detailed on the DPH Covid-19 map (https://dph.georgia.gov/covid-19-daily-status-report) depicts cases specific to our community. It shows two week figures and a color scale per county. Schley County has continued to show increases in this figure for much of August. As we plan for setting a date, this as well as other information will determine the return to face to face instruction. Return to school will be in segments. We have tentatively set August 31st as a return date for elementary grades Pk-5. Middle school students will return September 8th and high school will follow on September 14th. All of these dates can and will be affected by an escalation of Covid-19 cases. Please help our community take any and all measures to help lower the spread rate. Our Covid-19 Operational Plan is posted on our website and contains a decision guide chart along with guidance for parents. Please read and review the operational plan. Elevation to Phase 3 and Phase 4 of our plan will be determined by student population that is positive and/or quarantined. Not having our students in classrooms is difficult for all of us; however, a safe return will increase the likelihood that we remain open once we can return. Your help is needed to encourage everyone to take any and all precautions for everyone’s health and well-being. Brian Hall Superintendent, Schley County Schools
We have two additional wifi locations that are now available. The old elementary building (John Lewis building) is operational. This is a Wifi Ranger access point. Information for Wifi Ranger access can be seen in Friday's posts. Also Ellaville Baptist has wifi for the parking area at the rear of the church. Access information will be posted on the rear entrance to the fellowship hall. Open hours for use will be 9:00 to 4:00 Monday through Friday.
Virtual Middle/High School Students, Thank you for your patience as we are working out the calendar issue with Edgenuity. We almost have this finished. The weekend due dates will no longer appear but instead will be during the 5 Day Workweek (Mon-Fri). Your current grade will still show for all coursework you have completed. The overall grade may be lower but that is fine at this time. Once you finish all the coursework, the current grade will match the overall grade. You should not be locked out of assignments if you are behind on the due dates. If so, please contact the staff member designated for your grade level. Thank you!
School Access Points - Update There is an available access point located in the parking lot between our two schools. Select the Wi-Fi that displays as Schley_Outdoor with password Hopeful2020. Wi-Fi is available from 7:00am to 8:00pm. Remember to be responsible and practice social distancing at all locations.
School Access Points At this time there are access points located at Union Hill Church, Ebenezer Baptist, American Legion, Pecan Village and the School Board Office. These access points provide filtered internet access for student school work. The Wi-Fi connections display as SchoolBusInternetXXXX where XXXX is the unique identifier for the access point. The password for each access point is accessXXXX, where XXXX is the same last 4 digits as you see in the Wi-Fi connection. There are limited data restrictions on each access point for each month. It is imperative to conduct only school related tasks while using school access points. We truly appreciate the community partners that have allowed us to locate the Wi-Fi Rangers on their property. Remember to be responsible and practice social distancing at these locations. We will keep you updated when more sites are added.
Please read the information below: Covid 19 Guidance • If you come in contact with someone that is a confirmed covid positive person, and you meet the standard of less than 6 feet for more than 15 minutes ----- Stay at home 14 days. You are considered a close contact and should quarantine 14 days. Testing will not change the need for continued quarantine. It is not suggested that you test immediately and an early negative may only mean you are not positive at that time. Symptoms may not appear early. • If you have a reason to be tested and are awaiting testing ----- Stay at home until you have test results. You will be advised from the health care professional what to do next based on test results. • If you have fever ----- Stay at home. You must be fever free for 24 hrs without the aid of fever reducing medications. • If any household member is covid positive ----- Stay at home. This is a household exposure and a 14 day quarantine. If other members become positive during this time, the time frame changes. Consult your local health department or health official for further guidance. • If a family member has serious symptoms i.e. a high fever overnight, err on the side of caution and keep exposed siblings at home until you have the condition relieved or diagnosed. • If a family member is quarantined for a close contact exposure, you must monitor that person for any symptoms. As long as the quarantined close contact individual has no symptoms, other household members are not quarantined. It is important to try and maintain distance within the home. This also means wearing a face covering/ mask is a good measure.
Locations for internet "hotspots" were tested yesterday. We are in the process of installing them today. As we get them up and going, we will update everyone as to the locations for service as well as access logins. We very much appreciate the community partners that have allowed us to locate the Wifi Rangers on their property.
Dear Parents, In light of the recent closure of our schools, and because many of you have requested an opportunity to reconsider online learning, we are re-opening registration for our virtual program, Edgenuity. If you choose this option for your child(ren), you must commit to this program for nine weeks for elementary students and the entire first semester for middle and high school students. Our bus drivers will also be providing hot spots for Wi-Fi connections in remote areas during school hours August 13-25. We will begin posting those locations in order for students to have access points. Passwords will be emailed directly to student accounts. If you need further help with this please message email@example.com or call 229-937-2405. Hotspots at each school and the Board of Education are available now. An application for virtual learning can be found on the district and school websites or by following this link: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/851390/Virtual_Learning_Program_Application__extended_.pdf The deadline for returning these applications is August 19, 2020, at 4:00 p.m. You may begin turning those applications in today, and each day, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. at the Board of Education, or you may email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Schley County Nutrition Department will provide meals to all students for the next 14 days. Students will be charged according to their Free & Reduced status. You may order meals at https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=_S8KMdP0MkmEcastia-509JJ_7XnoAZDi7965XLIeghUNDFCWDVSTFgxOFg3SUNHMENDTUQ3Q1pYSy4u or at your school web page under School Nutrition, Meal order for virtual school. Orders will need to be placed by 9 am each day.
Due to recent increases in Covid cases within the county and our schools, along with the required quarantines of family members, we are closing schools to students beginning tomorrow, for a period of at least 14 days. Students who have been attending school on campus will receive instructions from their teacher(s) for distance learning over the next two weeks. Students who began virtual instruction today on Edgenuity should continue their work. Teachers and administrators will be in contact with you regarding your progress in the days to come. Notifications will continue to go out through Remind and announcements will continue to be published on Facebook. We are disappointed, to say the least, to have to make this decision, but it is in the best interest of the health of our students and faculty. Please continue to practice the recommended guidelines from the CDC by social distancing and wearing masks so that we can all return to school as soon as possible.
Virtual Students, We are setting up your Edgenuity classes now. You may login after 8:00 AM, Tuesday, August 11th. You may only see a couple of classes initially. As more classes load you should be able to see all of your schedule. To login, please visit https://auth.edgenuity.com/Login/Login/Student/ Your username is the same as your Infinite Campus username or the first part of your email before the "@student.schleyk12.org". Your password is the first 7 characters of your current password. LEAVE OFF THE SPECIAL CHARACTER AT THE END OF YOUR PASSWORD. For example, if your password is “Cats123?” then your Edgenuity password is just “Cats123”, without the ?
Contact tracing was conducted for potential Covid-19 exposures in varsity cheerleading and varsity football on Wednesday and Thursday. Parent contacts were directly made and both activities have been suspended for two weeks. Separate contact tracing began Friday afternoon for potential exposure occurring Wednesday and Thursday morning within the middle-high school. Parents have been directly notified for the identified contacts. Due to the classroom contact for the latest incident, Schley County Middle High will be closed Monday for deep cleaning. There will be no middle high in-person classes or virtual classes occurring Monday. Edgenuity will begin Tuesday for middle high virtual students. In-person instruction will continue through distance learning with Microsoft Teams for Tuesday and Wednesday. Middle high students will not report Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday. Middle high teachers will report on Tuesday. Schley County Elementary will continue its in-person instruction as scheduled Monday, August 10. It is critical that anyone that is exposed to Covid-19 inside or outside of school understand when a quarantine is necessary. An exposure is a contact of less than 6 feet for 15 minutes with or without a mask. If you learn of a contact, exposure, or a positive result, inform others and take the necessary steps to keep everyone safe. Thank you for your continued support through this critical time. Brian Hall
Virtual School Parents, Attendance assignment check-in through Infinite Campus should be available Monday, August 10th. An update from Infinite Campus is not available to allow the virtual attendance until Sunday night. Edgenuity should also be available on Monday. We are working with Edgenuity to complete our district account as soon as they can. Please continue to watch Facebook for updates.
Schley County School Nutrition Department will provide meals for virtual school students. Meals need to be ordered each day by 9:00 AM the day before. Please complete the form at https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=_S8KMdP0MkmEcastia-509JJ_7XnoAZDi7965XLIeghUNDFCWDVSTFgxOFg3SUNHMENDTUQ3Q1pYSy4u to submit your order. Delivery times are: Felton Jones - 11:00 Cedar Court - 11:15 BOE - 11:30 Concord Church - 11:45
Schley County School Nutrition Department will provide meals for VIRTUAL school students. Meals need to be ordered each day by 9:00 AM the day before. Please complete the form at https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=_S8KMdP0MkmEcastia-509JJ_7XnoAZDi7965XLIeghUNDFCWDVSTFgxOFg3SUNHMENDTUQ3Q1pYSy4u to submit your order.
Parents, Directions in Infinite Campus to take virtual school attendance video can be found at https://www.infinitecampus.com/video/covid-19-student-option-student-video We are taking attendance once per day rather than the once per course from the video. This process records your child's daily attendance. We apologize for the delay in Edgenuity. As soon as they have us online we will send you notification. Please check Facebook or website for more information.
Parents, Our virtual school platform through Edgenuity is not available at this time. They are extremely busy due to the influx of new accounts throughout the state. Our data files have been prepared, but we cannot provide parents and students with coursework until their implementation process takes place. Our plans were to provide roll out and login information this afternoon. We are still in communication with our implementation team in hopes this can be resolved before Friday. Virtual k-8 students will receive information via email (student and parent account) for beginning their STAR assessment. This will coincide with Edgenuity placement and help to identify areas that may need strengthening in math and ELA standards. STAR will be available for this purpose from 9:00 -3:00 Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Please encourage your student to work independently on this assignment. We will post an alert for the Edgenuity access and corresponding email as soon as they have us loaded and our schools have access to the courseware. The guidance for Infinite Campus daily check-in will be posted on our website. High school guidance and other details will be sent as well as soon as we have an update for you. Scheduling matching for block courses cannot occur without access to Edgenuity. We apologize for the inconvenience, as there are a lot of moving pieces to try and get all details in place.
Schley County School Nutrition Department will provide meals for virtual school students. Meals need to be ordered each day by 9:00 AM the day before. Please complete the form at https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=_S8KMdP0MkmEcastia-509JJ_7XnoAZDi7965XLIeghUNDFCWDVSTFgxOFg3SUNHMENDTUQ3Q1pYSy4u to submit your order.
Dear parents, As we are set to begin this year, I want to thank you for your support and patience. There are many new procedures and steps that we are implementing in order to provide as much safety as possible. I am very sure that many of these precautions will be inconvenient at times. As you might expect, arrival and dismissal will be slow. The first days every year always take longer until the routine is established and each family falls into a pattern. This year poses the added challenge of not doing a “mass dismissal”. Our plans are to keep cohort groups together and avoid mixing students throughout the day. Our lunch schedule, class changes, and bus assignments will also seek to maintain the same groups as much as possible. Individual car riders will be called for pickup, and buses will load individually at dismissal, as well. This will take longer. Arrival times have been extended to accommodate the long lines in the morning. Pre-K will have an alternate pick up at an earlier time each afternoon. The middle/high school will be operating a second car rider line. Our first attempts at all of these changes will be this Wednesday. I would ask that you review the drop-off and pick-up plans and check with each school if you have a question. I also ask for your patience. Dispersing 1250 students while trying to socially distance will not happen swiftly, but the process will speed up in time. We will become more efficient as we see ways to improve the process. Thank you for your continued support.
Parents of Virtual Students, You will be able to pick up requested student devices at the board office beginning Monday August 3rd from 9:00-11:00 and 3:00-5:00 There is a $10 insurance fee that covers damage in the event of an accident, not abuse or neglect. Insurance is not mandatory but without it you must sign a liability form stating that you are responsible for damages. Your Infinite Campus daily attendance check-in will be provided, as well as your child’s email and login information. We will need a valid, current parent email so that we can send parents other information directly needed for Edgenuity. Optional school meal delivery for students is being coordinated. Virtual students will be able to pick up meals from four locations at assigned times. You will receive this information from the board office at the device pickup.
Parents, You will need your child's Georgia Testing ID (GTID) number to complete the application for the Georgia Division of Family & Children Services to provide food benefits of families with children who receive free and reduced lunch. This GTID number is available in Infinite Campus Parent Portal. Once you login select More and then GTID. In the top right you are able to select each child.
Parents, At the beginning of each school year, all returning parents should verify their address information, demographics, and family information online in Infinite Campus. This will be much easier than completing the forms that we have used in previous years. It is extremely important that we have your current information, especially in the case of an emergency. Please go to Infinite Campus Parent Portal, log in, then click "More" in the left column. The three areas that we need you to verify are: 1) Address Information 2) Demographics 3) Family Information If you do not have a parent portal account then you will need the last 4 digits of any of your school-age children's SSN and also his/her birthdate to lookup the unique activation key. Please follow the link https://5il.co/9xen to find directions for creating your Infinite Campus parent account.
July 22, 2020 To the parents of Schley County Students, To help ensure the health and safety of all our students and staff, we ask that parents please consider funding their student’s meal account online through MySchoolBucks. This will help minimize the amount of cash/check deposits that need to be handled throughout the day, which allows us to focus on serving meals as fast and efficiently as possible. Create your free MySchoolBucks account to conveniently and securely add money to your student’s meal account online or with the mobile app. With MySchoolBucks you’ll also be able to view cafeteria purchases, check your student’s balance, and receive low balance alerts. Get Started Today: 1. Go to myschoolbucks.com or download the mobile app 2. Create your free account and add your students using their school name / student ID 3. Add funds using your credit / debit card or electronic check Note: For each transaction, you will be charged a program fee of $2.49 4. Set up automatic payments and never forget to send in lunch money again If you need assistance with your account, you can find helpful how-to videos and answers to commonly asked questions by visiting myschoolbucks.com. Or, you can contact MySchoolBucks directly by logging into your account to start a chat conversation or give them a call at (855) 832-5226. Thank you, Tracey Johnson, Schley County School Nutrition
Parents, School begins August 5. Two models for instruction being offered are in-person and virtual learning. For parents choosing virtual instruction, please visit https://5il.co/i7ed to complete the commitment letter requirement before July 22nd.
Under the FAQ box,https://www.schleyk12.org/article/271871?org=schley-county-schools, you may review the questions generated from our Virtual Learning Option Zoom Meetings held last week. The deadline for commitment letters to be turned in for parents choosing the virtual learning option is Wednesday July 22nd. If you have questions regarding your choice, please email email@example.com or call 229-937-2405. The signed document enrolls your child in the virtual learning program for the semester (6-12) and the nine weeks (k-5).
Parents, If you need important information about bus assignments or the timing of bus stops, you may email SC_Buses@schleyk12.org. Include your child's name and address with your questions and we will respond with the information you need to get ready for our start to school on August 5, 2020.
Important information and links regarding the virtual school instructional delivery option can be seen on the Schley District website. https://sce.schleyk12.org/article/270061?org=schley-county-schools
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!