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Schools and Offices Closed Friday October 30

With multiple school power outages still ongoing likely through tomorrow morning and over 20 roads still impassible throughout the County, Cherokee County School District will be closed Friday, October 30. This will not be a Digital Learning Day due to the remaining widespread power outages.  A decision to allow Friday extracurricular events will be made mid-day based upon local conditions. 

CCSD Schools and Offices Closed Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020 CCSD_Identity_horizontal_CMYK

On behalf of the Superintendent of Schools, this is to announce that due to the National Weather Service Tropical Storm Warning and likely associated hazardous wind and flooding conditions during the early morning hours tomorrow, Cherokee County School District will be closed on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020.  This will not be a Digital Learning Day due to the likely event of expected widespread power outages throughout the morning.  A decision to allow Thursday extracurricular events will be made mid-day based upon local conditions. #SafeCherokee

CCSD Appreciates Its Bus Drivers! bus driver appreciation

CCSD recognized its school bus drivers on Tuesday morning with a drive-through breakfast and gifts.  CCSD Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian Hightower visited with drivers at two bus maintenance facilities, passing out Chick-fil-A biscuits and goody bags from sponsors. 

Board Business Briefs: School Board Hears of Potential State Funding Concerns BOE Meeting Oct. 15 2020 (1)

The Cherokee County School Board on Thursday heard an update on potential State funding concerns for next school year.
During its pre-meeting work session, School Board members began the planning work for its annual Legislative Partnership Priorities, a list of top issues it would like to see addressed by Cherokee County’s State legislators during the General Assembly Session.  The report typically is shared by the School Board with the Delegation at a meeting in early December prior to the legislative session’s start in January.

10/5/2020 CCSD Message: School Operations Update CCSD_Identity_horizontal_CMYK

On behalf of the Superintendent, please be advised of several important decisions in regard to CCSD school operations:

  • HYBRID MODEL: The three high schools currently operating on a hybrid model – Creekview, Etowah and Woodstock High Schools – all will resume traditional in-person instruction (five days a week) beginning Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020 (Monday, Oct. 12, is a scheduled school holiday for all students/professional development day for teachers and staff).  This decision does not affect students currently enrolled in Digital Learning. 
Read the October CCSD Connections parent newsletter! image - CCSD Connections parent newsletter Oct 2020

The October 2020 edition of the CCSD Connections monthly parent e-newsletter is now online at and contains important information including updates on school operations for this month.  Thanks to this month's sponsor, Credit Union of Georgia, a CCSD Partner! #CCSDfam #CCSDunited

IKES Fundraiser Info

IKES Firebirds,

The Indian Knoll Elementary School PTA fundraiser starts today, and we need your help. Our goal is to raise $15,000.00 (profit) which will be used for school improvements, teacher and staff hospitality, and items that will positively impact your student's education at IKES! The fundraiser will run from today, September 29th through Tuesday, October 13th. Why not get that holiday shopping started now?

It's as simple as 1, 2, 3!

  1. Register TONIGHT at
  2. Share custom support links with family & friends via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Email, Text and more.
  3. Student Goal: 5 Online Supporters.

REGISTER-SHARE-WIN: Sharing gets you tickets for chances to win over $100,000 in instant prizes.

IMPORTANT: Please turn in your student's Register.Share.Win. ticket tomorrow. Attached to the front of your envelope you'll see the ticket with instructions! The first Oinkster prize will only be given to those who register and share with 10 people AND turn in their ticket on Wednesday!  

Meet a CCSD 2020 School Volunteer of the Year: Jeanette Smith of Indian Knoll ES! IKES 2020 VOTY

Volunteers make a positive difference in our schools, which is why we spotlight one here every week ... congratulations to Indian Knoll Elementary School 2020 Volunteer of the Year Jeanette Smith! #CCSDfam #CCSDunited

IKES Loves Grandparents

Thanks to our FABLOUS IKES PTA for putting this amazing video together. We miss having our grandparents with us for our traditional breakfast, but we appreciate the support you always show our Firebirds. Please forward the link if your child's grandparent(s) if they haven’t seen the tribute!

July Employee of the Month - Heather Towery meet the teacher slide heather towery

Congratulations to Indian Knoll's Heather Towery! She is our July Employee of the Month. 

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