PUBLIC NOTICE:    

School Bus with Children Back to School

 

 

We are currently working on plans for a safe return to school.

Our goal and current plan is an “in person” start on August 7th for our 2020-2021 school year.

Enjoy the rest of your summer! We look forward to seeing you in August!  

  

 

STATE LAUNCHES INTERNET SPEEDTEST PILOT FOR SCHOOLS

The Governor’s Office has announced a Statewide initiative to map wireless carriers in support of education. The goal is to draw a clear picture of what wireless access really looks like in our State by creating maps to assist with decision making. We ask that you help spread the word about this effort and encourage your students, parents, staff and the public in your areas to participate. The link to the press release is on the Governor's website and information that you can use to spread the word.

Link to speed test    www.speedtest.net

 

Internet Speed Test Site

 

GRADUATION CEREMONY POSTPONED

It is with great disappointment that we must announce the postponement of the scheduled June 19th in-person graduation ceremony for Echols County Schools. Due to circumstances beyond our control that were brought to light since yesterday’s announcement of our planned graduation ceremony, and by following recommendations made by local Public Health officials and our attorney, we have no choice but to make this difficult decision. The health and safety of our students and families is paramount. We understand this is disheartening for our seniors who have worked tirelessly for this achievement; however, we must prioritize the health of our community.  Thank you for your understanding in this matter. 

 

 Out of County Student Enrollment Applications will be

available at the Echols County Board of Education Office Monday - Thursday, June 1 - 25.

All applications must be retruned to the BOE Office by close of business on Thursday, June 25.

Please call the office 229-559-5734 to confirm office hours before taking the application.

 Echols County has recently seen an increase in COVID-19 cases. 

For the safety of our staff and the community, administrators have decided to cancel the student possession pickup on May 26th & 27th.  

This event will be rescheduled for a later date. Thanks for your understanding.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Graduation Caps

 

 ECHS Graduation

ALL PLANS & DATES ARE TENTATIVE!

Ceremony:  Friday, June 19, 2020, 7 PM, in the gym

Practice Dates and Times:

Wednesday, June 17 9 AM

Thursday, June 18 9 AM

Friday, June 19 8:30 AM

Plans and dates may change based on government requirements

or restrictions issued related to COVID-19

 

Kindergarten Registration Notice

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION 2020

BEGINNING: Monday, May 11

DEADLINE:  Tuesday, May 26

LINK TO REGISTRATION CHECKLIST

LINK TO REGISTRATION PACKET

Kindergarten registration packets may be picked up/returned

to the elementary/middle school office,

between 10 a.m and 12 p.m., Monday through Wednesday.   

 A packet will need to be completed for

all students entering kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year. 

 

Due to safety concerns, the April BOE meeting has been postponed.

Superintendent's Letter to Parents - April 3 2020

FREE Public WiFi for Georgians Link

 

Important Notices

Echols County Kindergarten Registration Information 

located on the Elementary/Middle School Home Page 

 

COVID-19 and District Closure

 Monday, March 16, 2020

Through

Remainder of School Year

Per Governor Kemp

 

Notice from Superintendent Shannon King

This afternoon, April 1, Governor Kemp announced that schools will remain closed for in-person instruction for the remainder of this school year.  In the coming days we will be working with Superintendent Woods and the Department of Education about the logistical and policy issues created by this necessary action.  We will get information out to you about our plans for the end of the school year as soon as these decisions are made. 

Thanks for your patience!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Governor's Directive Effective March 26 2020

Per Governor's Directive at this Link

Link to Superintendent's Notice Letter

Link to Open Education Resources for Teachers & Students

Link to FREE Resources for Parent to Use with Students

Link to Educational Resources

CLEVER is available for Teachers and Students on School Home Pages

Link to GA Home Classroom Information

Link to GPB Online Resources

Link to coastal Plains RESA Wraparound COVID-19 Resource List

 

 

YEARBOOK NOTICE!!!

Please visit the school website home pages

for more information 

 

 

ATTN: DUAL ENROLLMENT STUDENTS ONLY!!! 

Please visit or link to the High School home page

for information on Dual Enrollment Courses

 

 

 

  

  • Opening for substitute lunchroom workers. Please contact Missy Pittman at the BOE 229-559-5734 if you are interested.

  

  • If anyone is interested in participating in future Electrical, Plumbing, HVAC and/or Basic Small Repair, Handyman Jobs/Projects for the Echols County Board of Education, please contact Missy Pittman at 229-559-2477 with their credentials to be added to the job contact list.

 

  • All E-rate information for bid consideration can be obtained by contacting the district E-rate consultant, Hugh Manning, at hugh@k12consultants.com

 

 

  •  As of November 1, the Department of Education has published its new financial data reporting tool as required by HB 139.  The reporting system can be found at the following link:  

http://www.gadoe.org/Finance-and-Business-Operations/Financial-Review/Pages/School-System-Financial-Information.aspx

 

ECHOLS COUNTY SCHOOLS

VISION STATEMENT

To be a school system that develops independent, responsible, lifelong learners.

MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the Echols County Schools System is to provide an excellent education for all students.

Governor's Office of Student Achievement logo

Local Educational Agency (LEA) Annual Report Card

Echols County Schools link to Report Card

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                             NOTICE TO PARENTS!!!!

 

    According to the Georgia Department of Public Health, before starting the 

   2020-2021 school yearall students entering or transferring into 

   eleventh grade will need proof of a meningococcal booster shot (MCV4),

   unless their first dose was received on or after their 16th birthday. 

  Meningococcal disease is a serious bacterial infection of the brain and spinal cord fluid.

 

                        Meningitis Vaccine Parent Letter

              Click this link for important vaccination requirements - English!!

Click this link for important vaccination requirements - Spanish!!

 

 

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Information on Dual Enrollment

 

GSFC’s “How to apply for Dual Enrollment” video…

https://www.gafutures.org/hope-state-aid-programs/scholarships-grants/dual-enrollment/

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The district is committed to securing student data and informing parents of their rights under the Family Educational Rights and privacy Act (FERPA) and the Student Data privacy, Accessibility, and Transparency Act of Georgia. Policy JRA also establishes a process for making student data privacy complaints.

 Policies JR and JRA are linked below (see eBoard on district website for these and other policies). 

·         FERPA Directory Information and Parent Rights

·         ECBOE JR and JRA Policies and JRA-E(1)/JRA-E(2) Complaint Forms 

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OPEN RECORDS NOTICE

Records of the Echols County Schools are subject to the Georgia Open Records Act, O.C.G.A. § 50-18-70 et seq.

All written requests for public records made pursuant to the Official Code of Georgia Annotated Title 50, Article 4, Chapter 18 must be sent to the Open Records Officer, Mrs. Missy Pittman, at Echols County Board of Education, 216 Hwy 129 North, Statenville, GA 31648 or to missy.pittman@echols.k12.ga.us.

 

Calendar

 

   BOE meeting dates
   are located in the
   Calendar section.


216 US Hwy 129 North | Statenville, GA 31648 | (229) 559-5734 | (229) 559-0484

The Echols County School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, or sex in its employment practices, student programs and dealings with the public. It is the policy of the Board of Education to comply fully with the requirements of Title VI, Title IX, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans With Disabilities Act and all accompanying regulations. (BOE policies GAAA and JAA). Any employee, student, applicant for employment, parent or other person who believes he or she has been discriminated against or harassed in violation of this policy may contact Echols County Board of Education, 216 Hwy 129 North, POB 207, Statenville, Georgia 31648, (229) 559-5734.

Echols County Schools is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability. This website endeavors to comply with best practices and standards defined by Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act. If you would like additional assistance or have accessibility concerns, please contact Kelly Wicks at 229-559-5344. We are always striving to improve the accessibility standards of our website.