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SHS is Fox Five's Team of the Week

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Congrats to the Sequoyah Chiefs - our High 5 Sports Team of the Week! Read more....

CCSD School Nutrition Wins Top Award for Fresh and Healthy Meals! CCSD School Nutrition 2018 Golden Radish Award

The Cherokee County School District for the second consecutive year has earned Georgia’s top honor for preparing and serving fresh, healthy meals to students!

CCSD’s School Nutrition program, which serves 5 million meals each year in school cafeterias, earned the Golden Radish Award at the Platinum Level from the Georgia’s Departments of Agriculture, Public Health, Education and Georgia Organics.

Businesses & Organizations are Invited to Partner Up with CCSD Schools! CCSD Partner Up 2018 invite
Don't Forget to Reapply for Free or Reduced-Price Meals by Sept. 12! school lunch clip art

Applications for free and reduced-price meals must be completed every school year under Federal guidelines.  If your student was approved for free of reduced-price meals last school year, the approval has been extended for the first 30 operating days of the school year.  Previous year meal benefits will expire on Sept. 12, 2018 unless a new application is received.

CCSD Sponsoring Fire Safety Poster, Essay Contests for Students! Fire Prevention Week 2018 logo

CCSD's Office of Safety & Security, in collaboration with Cherokee County Office of Fire & Emergency Services and Woodstock Fire Department, is sponsoring a districtwide fire safety contest for students!

National Fire Prevention Week is October 7–13, 2018, and the theme is: “Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere.”

Parent Night Information

In case you missed the information presented at Senior Night, Junior/Sophomore Parent Night, or Freshman Orientation you can access the presentations below.

 
Yearbooks

Chiefs!

Yearbooks are on sale!

Go to www.yearbookordercenter.com and enter our school number: 10795.

CCSD School Nutrition Wins State Award

 

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CCSD Farm to School program wins kudos

Order Your Graduation Photos/Video

Photo Orders: Lifetouch will provide photos of this special day.

  1. Everyone will be photographed, no need to sign up
  2. No obligation to purchase
  3. Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.
  4. Order at events.lifetouch.com
CCSD Employees Learn to "Stop the Bleed"

CCSD school nurses and Cherokee County Fire & Emergency Services trained more than 300 school employees on how to stop severe bleeding in a victim. paramedic instructs teachers in medical training

Schedule Change Requests 2018-19 Schedule Change

Schedules were released Friday July 28th at 3:00 to Student and Parent emails.  If you need a schedule change below are the guidelines for requesting the change.

Per District Policy, students have 10 days to request a schedule change.  Schedules may be changed ONLY if one of the following circumstances apply:

  • Student lacks school identified prerequisites
  • Credit has already been earned for the course
  • Student Support Team (SST) or Special Education recommends a change
  • Obvious schedule error as determined by Principal/designee
  • Documented medical condition requires change (physician’s note required)

Please use the following link to request a schedule change:

http://bit.ly/SHSScheduleChange

*If a student receives an incomplete schedule (missing a class/period), the student will report to Student Services on the first day of school, during the period they are missing the class.

Virtual School Registration and Deadlines
Department Spotlight
#CCSD1stDay Message from Superintendent of Schools

Please see the following message to parents from Cherokee County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower:

Today, we found silver linings in our rain clouds. 

No one wants to hear a forecast for rain on the first day of school.  It soaks those new school clothes and backpacks, but, of greater importance, it also makes the morning traffic more challenging and dangerous.

Our teachers and leaders carried on, many getting drenched as they greeted car riders in the process, but remaining enthusiastic and welcoming.  And you carried on, too, and we appreciate the patience and kindness you showed, especially as buses were slowed by the rain and car rider lines grew long.

SAT Test Prep
My Stop Bus Tracking System Expands to all CCSD Schools Versatrans My Stop logo

The Cherokee County School District is expanding to all schools its system that allows parents to track their child’s school bus on a smart phone or computer!

The Transportation Department began testing the Versatrans My Stop system last school year, and after a successful pilot, the system will be available to all CCSD parents beginning July 30 – just in time for the first day of school on Aug. 1.

Sequoyah High School Among Schools to Receive State Recognition for AP Programs!
CCSD Launches Online Back-to-School Gateway To Replace Paper Forms!

The Cherokee County School District today launches its Back-to-School Gateway, an online system designed to reduce paper waste and wasting parents’ valuable time!

The Back-to-School Gateway is a paperless, online registration system for students already enrolled in CCSD schools that replaces the dreaded stack of “first-day forms” with a quick digital check and update of students’ existing contact and emergency notification information in CCSD’s records system. 

Order Your Graduation Photos/Video

Softball tryouts will be May 17th and May 18th from 4:30-7:30.

Students, yearbooks will be on sale and will be $85 CASH ONLY.. On Friday, sophomores and freshmen will be able to purchase during lunch periods. We hope you enjoy this year’s book, Everything Changes.

CCSD Promotes #SafeCherokee Message with New Video Safe Cherokee video still 2018

We need your help in spreading an important message as our students head back to school: #SafeCherokee  Please check out this brief video - http://bit.ly/CCSDSafeCherokee - featuring Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower and Cherokee Sheriff Frank Reynolds, and a united force of our community’s law enforcement and public safety officers and first-responders. 

Daily Announcements

Seniors! Celebrate your graduation with celebratory Class of 2018 Coca-Cola! Cases of 24 are on sale for $25. Limited quantity available! Order one from the Sequoyah online store today!

Softball tryouts will be May 1st – 4th from 4-6pm.  You must have a current physical on file.

Parking Permits on Sale July 18th

Parents and Students:

Parking Permits for the 2018-19 school year will go on sale, online only, beginning 10am Wednesday, July 18, 2018.

Once you have completed your purchase online, you must bring the attached completed Parking Permit Application located below.

The link to purchase online is below:
https://osp.osmsinc.com/CherokeeGA/Default.aspx
*Navigate to High School, then Sequoyah

CCSD Introduces MealViewer Website & App Showcasing School Cafeteria Menus MealViewer app logo

The Cherokee County School District will begin offering students and parents a closer look at school cafeteria menus this school year with the new MealViewer To Go app and website.

The system, which launches today, not only lists what’s on the breakfast and lunch menu each day, but includes photos and nutritional information.  The menu for the first day of school is available now through MealViewer, with more menus, photos and nutritional information being added daily in preparation for the start of school.

CCSD Adds Expanded System for Reporting Safety Concerns safeschools alert logo

The Cherokee County School District is adding an expanded system for reporting safety concerns!

The SafeSchools Alert system will allow students, parents, school staff and everyone in the community to anonymously report safety concerns by text, email, online message or phone call.  This system will replace the previous anonymous tip hotline.

SHS graduating seniors have been recognized as 2018 Georgia Scholars – a top honor awarded by the State!

The Georgia Department of Education identifies and honors high school seniors who have achieved excellence in school and community life with this prestigious title, which only 208 seniors statewide have earned this year.  Georgia Scholars receive a special diploma seal.

Sequoyah High School’s honorees are Patrick Ballance, Loren Cagle and Madeline Doerr.

CCSD School Counselors Learn About Career Options for Students CCSD Counselors explore careers for students

Summer Externship program gives CCSD counselors a peek into careers in local industries

CCSD Continues to Exceed State Averages on Georgia Milestones!

For the fourth consecutive year, Cherokee County School District students exceeded State averages on the Georgia Milestones End-of-Grade and End-of-Course tests!  CCSD has exceeded State averages every year since the tests that measure mastery of Georgia Performance Standards began.

“We are focused on increasing students’ mastery of the knowledge and skills they will need to succeed in college, career and life,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower said.  “These Milestones results show our students and teachers are consistently and successfully getting the job done.  I’m so proud of them, their families and our partners and volunteers -- we’re in this together with the same goal: making our community’s future the best it can be.”     

CCSD 2018-19 Open House/Walk-Through Schedule

Class schedules/teacher assignments will be available at each school’s scheduled open house/walk-through event.  These events are July 26-31.

Seven CCSD Students Selected for Model Atlanta Regional Commission Program

Model ARC program gives students insight into regional issues

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CCSD Student Wins Regional Art Contest! Sequoyah HS Student Named Regional Winner

 

 

Sequoyah HS student named regional winner

Important Summer Events

Summer Office Hours
7:00 AM-3:00 PM

New Student Orientation
Tuesday, July 31
9:00 AM

First Day Of School For 2018-2019
Wednesday, August 1

School Hours
8:15 AM-3:15 PM