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How do I get to the Cherokee County Board of Education office, specifically the Personnel Office?Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).

From Atlanta, Marietta Area

Take I-75 North to I-575. From I-575 take Exit 16. From the exit ramp, go to the left following the signs to Highway 5. Turn right at the next red light on to Highway 5. Stay on Highway 5, passing Cherokee High School on the left. Proceed to the intersection of Highway 5 and Highway 140. There is a CVS Pharmacy at the corner. At that intersection, turn right at the stop light toward downtown Canton. Cross the bridge and the railroad track and go up the hill. Building A of the Cherokee County Board of Education is on the right. Turn right on Academy Street at the emergency signal. The Personnel Office is one block ahead on the left, at the corner of Archer and Academy in Building C.

 

From Roswell Area

Take Highway 140 to Canton. At the end of Highway 140, turn right on Marietta Street. Stay on Marietta Street, crossing the railroad track and proceeding straight through the 4-way stop. Turn left on Archer Street. The Personnel Office is located at the corner of Archer and Academy Street on the left at the end of the street.

 

From Cumming Area

Take Highway 20 into Canton. As you come into town you will begin the one-way circle of Main Street at the Public Safety Building (old library). You will need to get in the left lane, and you will pass the Justice Center and Courthouse on the right and go past the fire department on the left. Just past the fire department, turn left, continuing the circle of town. Immediately cross over into the far right lane. As you begin this left turn you will see ahead of you a single story brick building which is Building A of the Cherokee County Board of Education offices. At the emergency signal, turn right on Academy Street. The Personnel Office is one block ahead on the left, at the corner of Archer and Academy in Building C.

 

From Jasper Area

Take Highway 5 to Canton. After you pass the Ingles shopping center on the left, you will come to a red light. Turn left on Main Street. Cross the bridge and the railroad track and go up the hill. Building A of the Cherokee County Board of Education is on the right. Turn right on Academy Street at the emergency signal. The Personnel Office is on the left, one block ahead at the corner of Archer and Academy in Building C.

 

From Waleska

Take Highway 140 to Canton. At the intersection of Highway 140 and Highway 5, go straight through the intersection. Cross the bridge and the railroad track and go up the hill. Building A of the Cherokee County Board of Education is on the right. Turn right on Academy Street at the emergency signal. The Personnel Office is on the left, one block ahead at the corner of Archer and Academy in Building C.

 

Parking

Parking is available in the lot behind Building A or in the city lot just past Building C.

How do I contact School Board members?Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Which school will my child attend? Where can I get a copy of school boundary maps?Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
School assignment is based on residence.  Please contact The Office of Planning and Forecasting via email at  mitch.hamilton@cherokee.k12.ga.us or (770) 479-1871 for the requested information. All school boundaries are posted online @: http://www.cherokee.k12.ga.us/departments/planning/Pages/School%20Boundaries.aspx
 
How do I obtain a copy of a school board policy, such as school assignments/reassignments?Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Copies of all School Board Policies may be viewed @ Online Manual
Where can I view the Cherokee County School District's student test scores?Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).

All current student testing/assessment information can be accessed at the Cherokee County School System web site at the following link: Student Assessment

What is the dress code for students?Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).

You can access the School District's dress code by linking to the Student Infractions and Discipline Procedures document in the Parent Information - Discipline Section. The Dress Code is contained in Appendix A.

When is registration for kindergarteners and first-graders who are new to CCSD?Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Registration for Kindergarten and First Grade (new students only) is held in mid-April. For new residents over the summer, schools open in late July.  For information regarding documents needed for registration, please see the New Student Information menu under Resources and select School Enrollment.
How is grade placement determined?Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Determination of grade placement will be made by your local school principal (depending on the school boundary in which you reside). You can review Student Performance Standards for all CCSD students on this page: http://portal.cherokee.k12.ga.us/ps/default.aspx
When/where does the Cherokee County Board of Education meet?Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
The Cherokee County Board of Education meets at 7 p.m. on the first and/or third Thursday of the month in the Historic Canton High School/School Board Auditorium, 111 Academy Street, Canton, Georgia 30114. A Superintendent/School Board Strategic Planning Work Session is held at 6 p.m. as needed.  A schedule is posted online: http://portal.cherokee.k12.ga.us/board/meetings/default.aspx
What are the high school graduation requirements? Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).

The School Board's High School Graduation Requirements Policy can be accessed @ http://portal.cherokee.k12.ga.us/board/BOA%20Documents/Online%20Policy%20Manual.aspx

What is the cost for the after school program? Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).

The program runs at most elementary schools from the end of school until 6 p.m.  The cost is $8 per day, per child. 
My daughter will be 4 years old in October. Since she will be 4 but almost 5 when the school year starts, will she have to wait until the following year to attend kindergarten? Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yes, she will have to wait until the following school year. Children must be 5 years old on or before September 1 in order to be eligible for kindergarten and 6 years old on or before September 1 to be eligible for first grade according to Georgia law. If your child does not meet these criteria, you might check with the Office of School Readiness at www.osr.state.ga.us for information on four-year-old programs.
Additionally, the School Board's Admission/Enrollment Policy may be accessed in the Board's online policy manual at http://www.cherokee.k12.ga.us/board/BOA%20Documents/Online%20Policy%20Manual.aspx , and materials needed for kindergarten registration can be obtained on our resources page (www.cherokee.k12.ga.us/resources).
What is the school code number for the high schools in Cherokee County? ( I need this number to register for the SAT)Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).

Please link to www.collegeboard.com for SAT registration and school codes

I have a child who will be starting kindergarten in August...can I enroll her in school nearest to her grandparents so that the bus can drop her off in front of their home?Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).

You can apply for Student Reassignment (if the school to which you would like to be reassigned is not already overcrowded) by contacting the Office of Student Services @ 770-479-1871.  School Board Policy JBCC addresses your question regarding enrollment at a school outside your attendance zone; that policy can be accessed on the School District's homepage (www.cherokee.k12.ga.us) by linking to Board of Education, then to Online Policy Manual or by linking directly to http://www.cherokee.k12.ga.us/board/BOA%20Documents/Online%20Policy%20Manual.aspx .

How can I find the list for the approved Accelerated Reader Program? Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Each media specialist at every school can provide you with the approved list for the Accelerator Reader Program.  You may also locate books online using this AR website http://www.arbookfind.com.
Where can I obtain a certified employee salary schedule?Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Where can I get information on the facilities that offer the Georgia Pre-K program? Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Lottery-funded Georgia Pre K classes are offered at: Ball Ground ES STEM Academy, Canton ES STEM Academy, Hasty ES Fine Arts Academy, Oak Grove ES Fine Arts Academy, R.M. Moore ES, Little River Preschool and Ralph Bunche Center. Additional information concerning the Georgia Pre K program can be found at www.decal.state.ga.us.
How can I obtain the Certificate of Immunization Form 3032 and Certificate of Eye, Ear and Dental examinations Form 3300? We are moving into Cherokee County from out of state. Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
You may contact the Cherokee County Health Department at (770) 345-7371 or 1219 Univeter Road, Canton, GA 30114 or contact any pediatrician's office.
Where can I find a my child's school supply list? Is there a list on this web site?Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Due to the fact that school supply lists vary by grade and by school there is no "master" list to post. You can view your school's supply list by linking to Schools from our homepage (www.cherokee.k12.ga.us), and then finding your school's homepage.
What is your hiring policy?Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
All School Board Policies may be reviewed online by a keyword search by linking from the homepage (www.cherokee.k12.ga.us), then to Board of Education, then to Online Policy Manual. If existing School Board Policies do not answer your question, you may contact the Office of Personnel Management at personnel@cherokee.k12.ga.us
 
My son attended kindergarten at Arnold Mill ES, does he still need to register for the first grade?Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
If your child attended kindergarten at any Cherokee County Elementary School last year, then he is automatically registered for the first grade at that school.
Can I view my child's grades or attendance online?Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
You can register at your child’s school for the Parent Information Website to access our online grade and attendance monitoring program.  You can request to be alerted via email if your child receives a failing grade, is absent or tardy, or misses an assignment.  Students in grades K-2 report attendance only in this program.
How will I know if schools are closed for inclement weather?Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).

All major metro and local  media outlets will be notified as soon as possible when the decision is made to close schools.  The notice will also be placed on the home page of our web site immediately.  When school is closed for the day, all school activities for that day/evening are also cancelled. More information about the decision-making process is available on this page: http://portal.cherokee.k12.ga.us/parentinfo/Documents/School%20Closure%20in%20Inclement%20Weather.pdf  

How do Cherokee County Schools compare with other Georgia schools on standardized tests?Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).

Cherokee Schools consistently rank above state and national averages on standardized tests.  The School District's 2012 average SAT score was the highest in the State of Georgia and the 2013 average was the highest in Metropolitan Atlanta and the second-highest in Georgia.  For District and school-by-school reports, please see the Student Assessment webpage: http://www.cherokee.k12.ga.us/departments/studentassessment/default.aspx  

How can I find out how much money is left in my child's lunch account?Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).

You can access your child’s lunch account online at www.mealpayplus.com.  You can view the balance and add funds online.

How much does lunch cost at my child's school?Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Lunch is $2 for elementary students, and $2.25 for middle and high school students.  Visitors pay $3.50 for lunch at any school.  Breakfast is $1.25 for all students; visitors may eat breakfast for $1.75.  Free and reduced price meals are available for eligible students.  A complete menu listing with prices is online: http://portal.cherokee.k12.ga.us/departments/food/Pages/Menus.aspx
How can I request to use a school gym/classroom/athletic field for an event or program?Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Community facility use requests must start with the school principal/worksite location supervisor.  Depending on the nature of the request, there are rental fees, utility fees and custodial fees assessed for usage by an outside group. See the Facility Use Page for more information: http://portal.cherokee.k12.ga.us/departments/pr/Pages/facilityuse.aspx
Is Cherokee County on a year-round school calendar?Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
No; CCSD uses a "balanced" calendar: there is a week-long break in September and another week break in February, but otherwise it is a traditional school calendar that starts in August and ends in May. 

Cherokee County School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age or disability in its programs, activities or employment practices.