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Student Council Fundraiser for Cherokee County Service League Heart

Dean Rusk Student Council would like to announce our ongoing fundraiser for the Cherokee County Service League this year.  The students will be able to participate in a monthly dress up day starting this Friday 11/20.   Student Council is asking for a donation to be made for the Service League.   You can chose to contribute each month or make a one time donation that covers all of the dress up days. 

12/18-Tacky Sweater Day

1/15-Hat Day

2/12-Pajama Day


Please click the link for the donations tab in the online store.  Thank you advance for your support!


  • Scroll down until you see Dress Up Donations for Service League.
  • Click on the title
  • Enter Donation Amount
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December 18: Early Dismissal School Bus

ALL Dean Rusk Middle School students will be dismissed at 12:45 PM on the last day of school prior to the Winter Break (Friday, December 18th).  We will follow our normal dismissal procedure for bus riders and car riders, but it will occur at an earlier time – 12:45 p.m.  It will be important for parents to plan for this early dismissal. 

Since a final exam will be administered on this day and students will be dismissed early, we ask that student check-outs not occur unless an emergency arises.  If check-outs do occur, there will be no alternate check-out plan other than our normal procedure of proceeding through the front office line.

Thank you for your support and assistance with this CCSD early dismissal for the middle school on the last day of school prior to Winter Break (Friday, December 18th).

Time to Order Your Yearbook

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Attention Dean Rusk Community! It’s yearbook time!! We are so appreciative of your patience as we navigated the start of this school year and are excited to announce some yearbook news! Firstly, yearbooks are now on sale! Use the link below to pre-order your yearbook.


CCSD students can now use their student ID at their public library! library

27,207 CCSD students can now use their student ID at their public library! A reminder that this was an OPT-IN program. Parents had to enroll their students in the back to school gateway. 


Thank You CCSD Educational Support Professionals!

Today is National Educational Support Professionals Day... thank you to all CCSD employees who support our teachers and students by keeping our schools safe, healthy and operating smoothly. #CCSDfam #CCSDunited #EducationalSupportProfessionalsDay



Thanksgiving Comes Early for Two CCSD Families CCSD Kidney Donation 1 11 17 2020

The season of Thanksgiving began early this year for two Cherokee County School District families, who now are forever linked through the gift of life.

Sixes Elementary School Special Education teacher Jeannie Cordaro is recovering from a successful surgery last week to donate a kidney to Trey Powell, the husband of Dean Rusk Middle School seventh-grade teacher Leslie Powell.

CCSD Graduation Rate Hits New High! CCSD Grad Rate 2020

The Cherokee County School District’s graduation rate has hit a new high, topping 90% for the first time in recent years with 90.3% of the Class of 2020 earning a diploma within four years of entering high school.  

The CCSD graduation rate is an increase from 86.9% achieved by the Class of 2019, according to a new report from the Georgia Department of Education released today.  All six CCSD high schools reported higher grad rates for the Class of 2020, with Creekview HS reporting the top rate of 96.2%.

Join the #CCSDfam as a Bus Driver! CCSD school bus driver ad 11 9 2020

Please share this information … we’re seeking more school bus drivers to join our CCSD family!  To apply: Click Jobs@CCCSD at  For more information, please contact CCSD Recruitment Coordinator Lindsay Bowley at and 770.704.4256. #CCSDfam


CCSD Announces Annual Child Find Efforts CCSD heart logo cmyk

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 from three years through 21 years of age.

Read the CCSD Connections parent newsletter for November CCSD Connections November 2020 image

The November 2020 edition of the CCSD Connections monthly parent e-newsletter is now online at and includes a message from the Superintendent.

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