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End of School Year Information

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2020-2021 School Calendar

Students who have satisfactorily completed course requirements and who have met or exceeded course standards as measured by their teachers will conclude the school year May 8.  This is two weeks earlier than the official end of the year which is May 22. This will allow teachers to focus their attention on students most in need of assistance to complete the year successfully.

  • Students who have not satisfactorily completed course requirements or who have not met course standards as measured by their teachers by May 8 will continue learning from home through May 22.
  • Students who are passing but are not satisfied with their grade on May 8 have the option to continue Learn from Home activities through May 22 to improve their final grade.
  • After May 22, middle school students who are on track to be retained for the year based on the promotion/retention policy will be given the option to attend summer school if remediation prior to that date has not been sufficient to master standards necessary for promotion.
    • After May 22, high school students who remain deficient for work not satisfactorily completed during the fourth nine weeks period only may complete a credit recovery program during the summer school period; students who performed unsatisfactorily for the third and fourth nine weeks will have to attend summer school to earn credit.

Due to a waiver from the Georgia Department of Education, all state-required spring assessments and standardized tests have been canceled for this school year. This includes the following tests: Georgia Milestones (also known as End of Grade – EOG - Assessments for elementary and middle grades and End of Course – EOC - Assessments for high schools); GKIDS 2.0; Georgia Alternate Assessment (GAA) 2.0; and National Assessment for Educational Progress (NAEP).

  • International Baccalaureate (IB) exams have also been canceled.
  • Advanced Placement (AP) tests are scheduled for May 11-22 per the official decision of the College Board. The tests will be administered online at home on assigned dates and times.  Please contact your AP teacher for additional information.  If a student decides not to take a test, refunds will be processed starting June 6.  However, AP exams will take place and AP teachers will be communicating with students about the exams.
  • Students taking Georgia Virtual School (GAVS) courses second semester will not take a final exam. The last assignment due date is March 11; however, students can continue to submit work through the end of the semester. The student’s average before the final exam as of May 8 will be used as the final grade on the student’s transcript.
  • Local teacher-made semester exams for high school students have been canceled.
  • Nine weeks testing for middle school students has been canceled. Teachers will use only nine weeks averages for grading purposes. Please contact your child’s teachers with questions regarding specific courses.

The school district will provide summer meal assistance for CCSD students in need Monday, June 1, 2020 - Wednesday, July 8, 2020. Click the image for more information and to request meal assistance.

summer meal distribution infographic

For elementary students, progress reports will be sent via email April 21. Parents can contact their child’s teacher if they do not receive an email. For middle and high school students, progress reports will be available via Parent Portal April 21. Please visit your school’s website for information and directions on creating an account for Parent Portal if you don’t already have one.

  • Kindergarten through second-grade teachers will continue to formally assess students based on the standards-based report card rubrics.
  • Teachers in grades three through five will assess students on those skills that have been taught and have been adequately practiced towards mastery.

  • Teachers in grades six through eight will assess student mastery of the essential standards for the grading period. Parents of students failing Learn from Home will be contacted by the teacher, counselor and/or administration.


By May 8, students who have not satisfactorily completed course requirements or who have not met course standards as measured by their teachers will have from May 11 until May 22 to do so. Teachers will submit a list of students continuing to work after May 8 to school administration and counselors.  The list will be updated through May 22.
After May 22, if remediation has not been sufficient to master standards necessary for promotion, middle school students who are on track to be retained for the year based on the promotion/retention policy will be given the option to attend summer school. Parents of students failing in the Learn from Home environment will be contacted by teacher, counselor and/or school administration.

  • Teachers in grades 9-12 will assess student mastery of the essential standards for each course during the grading period. Parents of students failing Learn from Home will be contacted by the teacher, counselor, and/or administration.

    By May 8, students who have not satisfactorily completed course requirements or who have not met course standards as measured by their teachers will have from May 11 until May 22 to do so.  Teachers will submit a list of students continuing to work after May 8 to school administration and counselors.  The list will be updated through May 22. 
    After May 22, high school students who remain deficient for work not satisfactorily completed during the 4th nine weeks period only may complete a credit recovery program during the summer school period; students who performed unsatisfactorily for the 3rd and 4th nine weeks will have to attend summer school to earn credit.

The Board of Education has set the following dates and times for graduation ceremonies at Evans Towne Center Park. 

Read more here: https://www.ccboe.net/apps/news/article/1227250

School

Date

Location 

Time

Harlem High 

5-29-2020

Evans Towne Center Park

4:30 p.m.

Greenbrier High 

5-20-2020

Evans Towne Center Park

7:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Grovetown High

5-30-2020

Evans Towne Center Park

9:30 a.m.

Lakeside High 

5-30-2020

Evans Towne Center Park

1:00 p.m.

Evans High

5-30-2020

Evans Towne Center Park

4:30 p.m.

Each school will recognize their students virtually. Please stay tuned to your school’s website and social media regarding updates.  
 
 
 
 
Each school will provide a plan and process for collecting medications. Please monitor your school’s website and social media regarding updates.
Baccalaureate and all proms are postponed until further notice. 
  • For breakfast and lunch accounts, fund balances will follow students from year-to-year and school-to-school as long as students are enrolled in the Columbia County School District. If parents wish to proceed with a refund, please complete the EZ School Pay Refund Forms.
  • Before/After School Care account balances may be rolled over to the next school year. If parents desire a refund, please monitor the school’s website and social media for instructions to request a refund.
  • Refunds for prom and other individual school events, including fieldtrips, will be handled at each school. Please monitor your school’s website and social media for how to proceed.
  • Students new to the Columbia County School District for the 2020-2021 school year, including those entering Kindergarten, should register now by beginning the process online. Upon completion of the online registration, please contact your child’s zoned school to provide required documentation via email or fax. When schools reopen at a later date, parents and/or legal guardians will have to bring those documents in person to the school for verification. Information on required documentation and the online registration process can be found HERE.
  • Pre-K registration for the 2020-2021 school year has ended and the digital lottery drawing has been completed. Results from the lottery drawing are available on each school’s website. If you have additional questions, please contact 706-541-2723 press extension 5226 for Sondra Hogan, Pre-K Program Coordinator for Scott Weinand, Program Director.

Students who earned a grade for presenting their senior project for practice may use that grade as their senior project grade, and they will not be required to present again.  However, if such students would like a second opportunity to score higher on the presentation, they may submit a video to their teacher in Google Classroom to be graded.  The higher grade will be used for the senior project grade. 

Students who were not able to practice their presentation in front of their teacher and peers and, as a result did not receive a grade, will be required to submit a video of their presentation to their English teacher for grading.  Seniors should contact their respective English teacher for more information regarding the senior project presentations.  

When the health and safety guidelines put forth by the governor allow for school staff and students to resume normal activities, parents will be contacted to reschedule preschool screenings and evaluations. Additionally, teachers are working to create a Distance Learning Plan tailored for each student’s needs. Any parents or students in need of access or training with technology or other necessary materials, please reach out to your child’s Special Education Case Manager, teacher or school administrator. For more information, please visit the Special Services webpage.

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Overview 

  • All summer school courses will be online using Edmentum and Google Classroom. Majority of courses will be led by a teacher.
  • Summer school courses are offered for remediation only.  However, trailer math courses will be offered.  
  • Summer School Dates:  June 1, 2020- July 10, 2020.
  • Courses offered in summer school will depend upon demand and availability of certified teachers.  

Registration      

  • All Columbia County School District students will register online using the following links:
  • Registration for all students will begin on Friday, May 1st and end May 27th. 
  • Classes are limited and registration is first-come, first-served.  Payments must be made at the time of registration.
  • Only two course segments for a total of one Carnegie unit may be taken in summer school.  Exceptions must be approved by the counselor.
  • Classes are filled in the order of receipt of registration form and payment.  Requests cannot be guaranteed.  
  • Online summer school is not open to students outside of the Columbia County School District.

Payment Options

  • MASTERCARD, VISA, and DISCOVER CARD are accepted via RevTrak (Preferred Payment Option).
  • https://ccboe.revtrak.net/high-schools/  (select high school, select summer school)
  • Cash, money order, cashier’s check, or personal checks payable to the school of registration.  Schools will set a date to drop-off cash/check payments for summer school.  Check the school website for the date to drop-off cash/check payments for summer school.

Tuition 

  • Currently enrolled Columbia County Students:  $80 per ½ Carnegie Unit 
  • $80 will be refunded if the student receives a 70 or higher as a final course grade.
  • Courses that do not meet the minimum enrollment will be canceled and refunds will be issued.  
  • Students dropping a course after June 2nd will not receive a refund.


Summer School Calendar


Dates

Summer School is in  Session Monday-Thursday.

June 1, 2020

First day of Summer School

Students required to attend online orientation with teacher

June 2, 2020

Last Day to Withdraw and Receive Full Refund

June 18, 2020 

Midterm – Grade Reports Sent Home

July 10, 2020

Last Day of Summer School

*Final grades and progress reports will be available in Parent Portal.


Summer School Rules

  • Students must attend online orientation with the assigned teacher on June 1st.  
  • Students must have access to the Internet and a device at home to access summer school course(s).  
  • Students have to continuously check email for communication from teachers.  
  • All school rules and consequences regarding cheating during the school year apply to online summer school.  
 

Final transcripts will be sent to colleges using GA Futures. Unofficial transcripts can be emailed by the school counselor to the students or to a specific recipient as requested by a student. Official transcripts may take more time and will be sent by the U.S. mail service. Please contact your counselor for transcript requests.  

Please monitor your school’s website and social media for updates.