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1/14/21 CCSD Message: School Closures Extended CCSD_Identity_stacked_CMY

On behalf of the Superintendent, please be advised that all CCSD schools will remain temporarily closed for in-person learning through Friday, Jan. 22, with a tentative reopening date of Monday, Jan. 25.  This difficult decision was made based on continuing high levels of staff absences and substitute teacher shortages due to positive cases and quarantines, as well as the current level of community spread and its resulting impact on emergency medical services and hospitals.  

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!



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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. 


CCSD Offers Virtual Program for Parents of Special Education Students CCSD Special Education Parent University - Virtual event 9-12 March 1

The Cherokee County School District's Special Education department will offer a virtual program for parents of Special Education students.

Board Business Briefs: School Board Hears Updates on COVID-19, State Funding Cromer Swearing In Jan 2021

The Cherokee County School Board at its meeting Thursday night heard updates on State education funding and the state of public health.  

CCSD Connections Newsletter for January Now Online CCSD connections Jan 2021 image

The January 2021 edition of the CCSD Connections monthly parent e-newsletter is now online at https://www.cherokeek12.net/Content2/newsletter and includes a message from the Superintendent about the continued temporary closure of schools due to COVID-19. 

CCSD Increasing Pay for Substitute Teachers Sub Pay Increase Ad 2021

CCSD is providing a temporary pay incentive to substitutes. The incentive will begin immediately and expire May 15, 2021.

Save the Date: CCSD Job Fair on March 6 Save the Date - 2021 CCSD Job Fair

Save the Date! The Cherokee County School District’s annual Job Fair will be a virtual event from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 6. The event will focus on hiring teachers, bus drivers, school nurses and School Nutrition workers for the 2021-22 school year. We will post instructions at www.cherokeek12.net and on CCSD social media the first week of February explaining how you can sign up to participate. #CCSDfam

Join the #CCSDfam as a Cyber Security teacher! job ad cyber security teacher 1 12 21

The Cherokee County School District is seeking a dynamic Cyber Security teacher to help start its first-ever Cyber Security high school career program for next school year!  This position offers a competitive compensation package with outstanding benefits, a great work calendar and schedule, and a wonderful work environment and team. Join the #CCSDfam & apply now: http://bit.ly/CCSDcyber  Questions? Contact CCSD Recruiter Lindsay.Bowley@cherokeek12.net and 770.704.4256.


1/11/21 CCSD Message: Schoolwide Communications CCSD_Identity_stacked_CMYK

On behalf of the Superintendent, this message is to advise you of changes to schoolwide communications.

All CCSD schools now are using the Canvas system for sending all schoolwide emails.  This is separate from the School Messenger system for CCSD emergency notifications.  In order to receive emails from your school, such as Principal newsletters and other important news specific to your child’s school, please be sure to set up a Canvas parent account if you have not already done so.  If you already are receiving emails through Canvas from your child’s teacher (the email will have the Canvas icon at the bottom), then you have set up a parent account and don’t need to take additional steps.  If you need to set up a Canvas parent account, please follow the instructions at https://www.cherokeek12.net/Content2/canvas.  

1/4/21 CCSD Message: Return to School CCSD_Identity_stacked_CMYK

Dear CCSD Families, 
Four days ago, we welcomed a new year and new hopes for an end to COVID-19.  The hope I feel is very real, but it is not yet reality, which is why we all must continue to take COVID-19’s impact on our community, including our schools, very seriously.  We know that cases are rising, and we are closely monitoring cases among our students and staff.

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