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8/7/2020 Message from the Superintendent: Thank You! CCSD_Identity_stacked_CMYK

The following message is from Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower:

Today is the fifth day of school – and, this year, that is an amazing milestone.

As I said when we began the week, we would not have been able to reopen schools in person, simultaneously launch a new Digital Learning program and start the school year on time without your patience, grace, flexibility and support.

Join the #CCSDfam as a Substitute Teacher! Substitute Teacher ad 7 27 2020

CCSD is ready for the new school year with 500 temporary substitute teachers signed up to serve ... but we've heard from more who want to join us! 

We're opening up three training sessions next month - on Aug. 7, 10 and 13 - for community members who want to work as substitute teachers.  Spaces are limited, so sign up now at https://bit.ly/JobsCCSD

#CCSDunited

Meet the New Principal: Matt Freedman of Little River ES! FREEDMAN_MATT

Our Principals are dedicated leaders, and we’ll be introducing you over the coming days to Principals who are new to the role or who are serving at new schools this year.  Please help us celebrate Little River Elementary School’s new leader: Matt Freedman! 

Meet the New Principal: Ann Jordan of Woodstock ES! Jordan_Ann

Our Principals are dedicated leaders, and we’ll be introducing you over the coming days to Principals who are new to the role or who are serving at new schools this year.  Please help us celebrate Woodstock Elementary School’s new leader: Principal Ann Jordan!

CCSD Preschool Centers Have In-Person Student Openings! Ralph Bunche Center Sunflowers 8 12 19

Still looking for an in-person preschool option for your child? The Cherokee County School District has openings at two of its preschool centers.

Meet the New Principal: Kathie Monti of Teasley MS! Monti_Katherine

Our Principals are dedicated leaders, and we’ll be introducing you over the coming days to Principals who are new to the role or who are serving at new schools this year.  Please help us celebrate Teasley Middle School’s new leader: Principal Kathie Monti!

8/3/2020 Message from the Superintendent: #CCSDUnited CCSD First Day - CCSDunited

The following message is from Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower:

Today we began the first day of a school year unlike any ever before – and we succeeded because of you.

Meet the New Principal: Dr. Julie Dutko of Ball Ground ES STEM Academy! Dutko_Julie

Our Principals are dedicated leaders, and we’ll be introducing you over the coming days to Principals who are new to the role or who are serving at new schools this year.  Please help us celebrate Ball Ground Elementary School STEM Academy’s new leader: Principal Dr. Julie Dutko!

Meet a CCSD 2020 School Teacher of the Year: Jessica DeLuca of Liberty ES! toty liberty 8 1 2020

Our teachers are amazing, which is why we share the story of a school’s Teacher of the Year every week ... please help us celebrate 2020 Liberty Elementary School Teacher of the Year Jessica DeLuca!

Meet the New Principal: Debbie Ritter of CCSD Preschool Centers! RITTER Debbie

Our Principals are dedicated leaders, and we’ll be introducing you over the coming days to Principals who are new to the role or who are serving at new schools this year.  Please help us celebrate CCSD Preschool Centers’ new leader: Principal Debbie Ritter!

Creekview HS Teacher Earns National Recognition BENTON Pauline

A Cherokee County School District teacher has earned national recognition for her work in career education!

Creekview High School teacher Pauline Benton, who leads the school’s successful Career Pathway agriculture program, is the FFA National Teacher Ambassador for Georgia.

Meet the New Principal: Kerry Estep of Hickory Flat ES! ESTEP Kerry

Our Principals are dedicated leaders, and we’ll be introducing you over the coming days to Principals who are new to the role or who are serving at new schools this year.  Please help us celebrate Hickory Flat Elementary School’s new leader: Principal Kerry Estep!

Meet the New Principal: Julie Peppers of Free Home ES! Peppers_ Julie

Our Principals are dedicated leaders, and we’ll be introducing you over the coming days to Principals who are new to the role or who are serving at new schools this year.  Please help us celebrate Free Home Elementary School’s new leader: Principal Julie Peppers!

7/29/2020 CCSD Back-to-School Updates & Reminders aBack to school 2020-21 (48)

CCSD Back-to-School Updates & Reminders: 

The CCSD Back to School Gateway at https://bit.ly/CCSDb2s now is open!  Whether your CCSD student is returning in-person or learning online, we need you to please complete the Gateway “first day forms” as soon as possible.  The Gateway includes updating emergency contacts, confirming transportation plans, signing up for free and reduced price lunch, and much more.  To use the Gateway, you will need your child’s Student ID (the code they use in the cafeteria and to log in to computers) and GTID (the longer code on your child’s report card); if you don’t have these, your child’s school can provide them to you.

Meet the New Principal: Dr. Maria Rosario-Regan of Hasty ES Fine Arts Academy! Rosario-Regan_Maria

Our Principals are dedicated leaders, and we’ll be introducing you over the coming days to Principals who are new to the role or who are serving at new schools this year.  Please help us celebrate Hasty Elementary School Fine Arts Academy’s new leader: Principal Dr. Maria Rosario-Regan!

Oak Grove ES Fine Arts Academy Earns Digital Citizenship Certification Common Sense Education School Logo 2020

Oak Grove Elementary School Fine Arts Academy has earned national certification for digital citizenship!

The school has been honored by Common Sense Education as a Common Sense Certified School for Digital Citizenship.  The national nonprofit helps educators in their efforts to teach students how to use technology safely and adopt positive digital skills and habits.

Ceremonies Celebrate the Class of 2020 graduation day

Updated photo galleries from CCSD graduations held July 23-26 can be viewed at https://www.cherokeek12.net/gallery.  Those who wish to purchase DVDs or digital downloads of any of the high school graduation ceremonies can do so online at https://cherokeecountygrad.com/

7/27/2020 CCSD Newsletter: Back to School Info image CCSD Connections parent newsletter July 2020

It’s one week until the first day of school for CCSD on Aug. 3, 2020!  Please check out the July edition of the CCSD Connections newsletter at https://bit.ly/CCSDconnections, which includes important back-to-school info and a message from the Superintendent.  Don’t forget to visit the Back-to-School Gateway at https://bit.ly/CCSDb2s when it opens July 29, as we need the parents of all students – both in-person and Digital Learning – to update emergency contacts and provide other important “first day forms” information. #CCSDunited
 

Meet a CCSD 2020 School Teacher of the Year: Kelly Sample of Knox ES STEM Academy! toty Knox 7 23 2020

Our teachers are amazing, which is why we share the story of a school’s Teacher of the Year every week ... please help us celebrate 2020 Knox Elementary School STEM Academy Teacher of the Year Kelly Sample!

 

7/16/20 CCSD Message: Decision Reminder and Rumors CCSD_Identity_horizontal_CMYK

On behalf of the Superintendent, please see the following announcements:

• The Cherokee County School Board at its meeting tonight made no changes to the current CCSD Reopening of School Plan at https://bit.ly/CCSDplan20.  The School Board unanimously approved CCSD’s annual budget, which includes significant investments in our reopening plan including more than $4 Million in additional health and safety measures.  You can read the Board Business Briefs recap at https://bit.ly/CCSDbbb71620.    

Board Business Briefs: CCSD Annual Budget Approved New Leaders appointments 7 16 2020

The Cherokee County School Board at its regular meeting tonight unanimously approved the Cherokee County School District’s annual budget, which, despite a $25 Million State education funding cut, was balanced without the need for furlough days or a millage rate increase.

CCSD Launches Fact vs. Fiction Page to Address Rumors CCSD Facts vs Fiction log

The Cherokee County School District has launched a Fact vs. Fiction webpage!  

 

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