Parent Resources

PARENTS’ BILL OF RIGHTS                                           

A parent of a minor child at any school within the Columbia County School District (CCSD) may exercise his or her parental rights using the following procedures: 

  1. A parent may review records relating to his or her minor child by contacting the office at his or her child’s school and requesting the same. A mutually agreeable time for parent record review will be scheduled during regular business hours.   
  2. A parent may learn about his or her minor child's courses of study, including, but not limited to, parental access to instructional materials intended for use in the child’s classroom, by contacting the principal and requesting the same. Such instructional materials will be made available for parental review during the first two weeks of each grading period, either online or on site upon a parent's request made during the review period.
  3. A parent may object to instructional materials intended for use in his or her minor child's classroom or recommended by his or her minor child's teacher by contacting the school principal or the Director of Curriculum and Instruction (Elementary or Secondary) at the district office.
  4. A parent may withdraw his or her minor child from the school's prescribed course of study in sex education if the parent provides a written objection to his or her child's participation. Parents will be notified in advance of the sex education course content and parents will be given the opportunity to opt his or her minor child out of participation by notifying the minor child’s teacher in writing.
  5. A parent may provide written notice that photographs or video or voice recordings of his or her minor child are not permitted, subject to applicable public safety and security exceptions, by selecting the desired option in the online Annual Update at the beginning of each school year.
The Columbia County School District works closely with local and state emergency management officials to monitor anticipated inclement weather in our area and any potential impact on the safety of students and staff. In the event inclement weather causes full-day cancellations, early dismissal, or instruction being moved to a digital platform, the public will be notified via the district call messaging system, via email, school websites, social media platforms as well as local news media stations.
School closings are not determined at the local school level. Unless announced otherwise, schools will remain open. To the extent possible, public announcements regarding full-day cancellations will be made by 6:00 a.m. the day of the closure. 
  Warning Bell Start Time End Time
Elementary 8:35 8:40 3:40
Middle 7:25 7:30 2:35
High 7:25 7:35 2:45

Early Release Times:
Elementary Schools 12:10 p.m.
Middle Schools 11:00 a.m.
High Schools 11:05 a.m