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Online System for Registering New Students for 2019-20 Now Open!  slider new student registration gateway 2019-20 4 15 19

The Cherokee County School District’s online system for registering new students for the 2019-20 school year now is open to parents!

Parents can log in from home to the New Student Gateway by clicking here.  Parents who missed the window for online kindergarten registration in March also can register their children using the New Student Gateway.

CCSD Connections Newsletter for April Now Online CCSD Connections April 2019 image

The April edition of the CCSD Connections parent newsletter now is online here and features an important update on the school calendar issue -- and much more!

CCSD Summer Discovery Enrichment Program Now Accepting Applications! CCSD SUMMER DISCOVERY LOGO w dates

CCSD is expanding its week-long summer enrichment program to all rising first- through fifth-graders!

CCSD Summer Discovery program will be offered at Hickory Flat & Liberty Elementary Schools, and open to all CCSD students. Two sessions -- all taught by CCSD teachers -- will be offered (9 a.m.-Noon; 1-4 p.m.) June 3-7. The cost for the week-long program is $100 for one session or $190 for two sessions. Parents provide transportation and lunch.

School Social Workers Assist Families in Need CCSD Social Workers

This is National Social Work Month, and CCSD has four full-time social workers who assist the families of our 42,000 students in overcoming challenges that might affect their education.  Our social workers strive daily to connect families with community resources and provide interventions to address situations like homelessness, hunger, truancy, drug abuse, neglect and other challenges.   Last year, CCSD’s three social workers made 793 home visits; handled more than 800 cases; made 1,500 parent contacts and provided assistance to 146 homeless students.   This year, with the addition of a fourth member to the social worker team, they are on a pace to work 1,000 referrals and  serve more than 230 homeless students. 

Meet a CCSD 2019 Volunteer of the Year: Carolyn Timcoe of Ball Ground ES STEM Academy! voty bges 3 26 19

Volunteers make a positive difference in our schools, which is why we spotlight one here every week... congratulations to 2019 Ball Ground Elementary School STEM Academy Volunteer of the Year Carolyn Timcoe! The Volunteer of the Year from every CCSD school is recognized at an annual ceremony sponsored by the Cherokee County Educational Foundation. Do you volunteer to help a CCSD school? Contact the Principal of your local school (http://cherokeek12.net/schools/) to learn how you can help! #CCSDfam

CCSD's Child Find Program Helps Identify Special Needs Students Child find logo

What is Child Find?
The purpose of Child Find is to identify, locate, and evaluate children and youth, who are suspected of having or have a diagnosed disability or developmental delay, in order to provide free appropriate Special Education services.  The Cherokee County School District serves children ages 3 to 21.

School Board Salutes Police Department for 20 Years of Exemplary Service CCSD School Police Department 20th 3 25 19

The Cherokee County School Board is celebrating the CCSD School Police Department for its 20 years of exemplary service.  

Led since its establishment by Chief Mark Kissel, who has announced he will retire at the end of this school year, the Department consists of 20 police officers certified by the Georgia Peace Officers Standards and Training Council, an Emergency Management Facilitator and office staff.

Read the latest CCSD Connections parent newsletter! CCSD connections newsletter March image

The March edition of the CCSD Connections parent newsletter now is online here and features an important update on the State-mandated school calendar issue and new troubling education legislation.  The newsletter also includes two brief surveys on our Strategic Plan and communications… please participate to help CCSD continuously improve!

Yearbooks On Sale Now!

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Yearbooks are on sale now!  Deadline to order is March 29th. 

  • Hard cover yearbooks are $24.00. 
  • Soft cover yearbooks are $18.00.

To order, print the form below, complete it, and return it to your child's teacher.

Yearbook Order Form

Rent our Ball Ground Boulder!

**New to our School this year**

The Ball Ground STEM Academy Boulder brought to you by the BGSA PTA.  Why?  Because Ball Ground ROCKS! 

The Boulder is a creative and fun way to spread school spirit, celebrate a student's birthday, thank a teacher or staff member, or cheer on our local sports teams. The best part is that 100% of funds raised will go right back to our students and school!  Payment, in the form of cash or check, must be received within 48 hours of reservation.  You may send payment in with your child or drop it off in the front office.

Detailed instructions can be found on the sign up genius.  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c4faaa723a4fa7-ball1

This is a PTA sponsored activity.  Please direct any and all questions to BallgroundPTA@gmail.com

 

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Thank you for your interest in joining PTA! Becoming a member does not obligate you to volunteer but it does show your support for our school! Our goal is 100% membership, which means one membership for each student enrolled at Ball Ground. Anyone can join PTA - grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends and neighbors!

Ready to join?  Fill out the membership form and send in to your child's teacher.  

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