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Atkinson County
Atkinson County
Elementary Schools
It is the policy of the Atkinson County School System not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin,
age or disability, in any education program or activity.
If you need assistance with translating this handbook into
Spanish please contact the principal at your child’s school.
Willacoochee Elementary: 912-534-5302
All visitors must sign in at the Principal’s office and pick up an office pass. Official business by outsiders must be
authorized through the Principal’s office. If it’s necessary for a parent or guardian to speak with his/her child or a
child’s teacher during the regular school day the parent must come to the office and inform the school’s secretary.
The secretary will make the proper arrangements to have the child or teacher come to the office. Visitors without
proper authorization will not be allowed on campus.
Dear Students and Parents/Guardians,
Welcome to our School. Our dedicated and professional faculty and staff look forward to working closely with
you to provide a safe and developmentally appropriate learning environment. We hope to instill and strengthen a love
for learning and for school that will last a lifetime. The teachers are continually planning innovative, relevant, and
exciting learning activities to enhance the academic, social, and emotional growth of all students.
We strive for excellence by setting high standards and expectations within our school community. The expectation
is that we respect others, the environment, and ourselves. We truly believe that a strong home-school connection
positively impacts children’s education. By working all together in a positive, respectful school environment, we will
be better prepared to provide the very best for all students.
This Handbook has been designed to provide you with important information regarding school and district wide
policies and procedures. Although the Handbook is meant to be a reference, it is in no way meant to be a substitute
for regular and ongoing communication with our staff. As new information or policies are developed, you will be
notified. Please feel free to call your child’s school if you have any additional questions or concerns. Have a
wonderful 2015-2016 school year.
When discussing school events, issues, or problems, please review the following seven points. These should help
both you and your child work together with school faculty and staff.
1. Instill in your child a sense of responsibility for what he or she says and does. Help your child to understand
that disruption and disorder at school hurts everyone and it is his or her best interest to help stamp out such
behavior. Encourage respect for authority, without insisting on slavish obedience.
2. If your child does get into trouble in school, make sure you have all the facts before reacting. Talk to the teacher
or other people involved. Often a mere misunderstanding escalates into real trouble when all parties do not
know all of the facts.
3. Create an atmosphere in which your child is free to confide in you about school problems and concerns.
4. Review your own attitudes toward discipline and behavior. Do you have clear, reasonable, firm rules at home,
and are they enforced?
5. Help your child to understand the necessity for precautions such as (1) avoiding arriving at school too early, (2)
remaining too late, (3) carrying unnecessary money or other valuables, (4) talking to strangers, and (5) bringing
forbidden items to school.
6. Show a love and respect for learning that will serve as a model for your child’s behavior.
7. Above all remember, we care about your child. If we did not we would not be here. If we can help you or your
child in any way, please let us know.
Paul Daniel, Principal, PES
Susan Garrity, Principal, WES
Student records shall be strictly confidential and shall be accessible only to professional
educational personnel, parents, or legal guardian until the student is 18 years old or as
long as the student is a dependent of the parent or guardian. Directory information such
as entry and withdrawal dates, weight, height, attendance and age may be given without
parental consent. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)of 1974
provides that parents of students, regardless of age, who have been in attendance at an
institution have the right to inspect and review their educational records within a
reasonable period of time (not to exceed 45 days) after making a request. Where
records contain information on more than one student, the student may only see that
which pertains to him.
Willacoochee Elementary School
7:15 A.M.- Doors Open-Breakfast begins
7:45 A.M.- Breakfast ends
7:50 A.M. – Instructional day begins
3:00 P.M. – School day ends
Pearson Elementary School
7:00 A.M.- Doors Open -Breakfast Begins
7:30 A.M.- Students report to homeroom
7:50 A.M. – Instructional day begins
2:45 P.M. School day ends
Students' electronic devices are not allowed to be turned on and/or in use on school
campus. This includes cell phones, portable CDs, tape players, MP3 players, I Pods,
cameras, and any other type of electronic devices except for health or other reasons
approved by the principal or Board of Education. Any violation of this policy will result
in device(s) being taken and a parent or guardian must collect these items.
School officials are not responsible for any of these items if lost or stolen.
Since all children do not work at the same rate, and all assignments may not be
completed during the school day, homework may be assigned. When homework is
assigned the parent and student are responsible for seeing that the assignment is
completed on time. Failure to complete homework may result in having to complete it
in school during break, depending on the teacher and grade-level rules. Incomplete or
missing homework can be seriously detrimental to the student’s progress. If a student
continually fails to do these assignments, a parent conference will be required.
A Student will be named to the Superior Honor Roll if he/she maintains a 90 or above
in each academic subject.
Students who maintain an overall of 90 or above will be named to the Honor Roll.
Students are not allowed to give out party invitations at school. Please mail them from
School insurance is available to all students. A packet will be sent home. Purchase of
the insurance is optional.
The School Lunch Program is a vital asset of our total education program. A nutritious
breakfast and lunch are served to meet the daily food requirements of each student. The
School Food Nutrition Department of the State of Georgia states that all children
receiving school meals will be given milk as a part of the meal. No students will be
allowed any other drink in the cafeteria without written instructions from a medical
doctor. Lunches brought from home should be in a lunchbox
It is the policy of the Atkinson County School System not to discriminate on the basis
of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age or disability, in any education program
or activity.
The telephones in the offices are for business use only. No social calls are to be made
or received on school telephones. Students will not be called to the office for phone
calls unless an emergency exists. Students will not be allowed to make calls asking
permission to participate in a school function when written documentation has been
requested or provided.
Students are responsible for all textbooks and library books that are issued to them
during the school year. If a student damages these books there will be a $25.00 charge.
A Federally Funded Title I Program is available for all students in Atkinson County
Elementary Schools.
Please refer to Georgia code: O.C.G.A. § 20-2-690.1 (2008) Mandatory education for
children between ages 6 & 16
Irregular school attendance makes it impossible for a child to achieve his/her full
potential in school. One of the essential ingredients for success in school is regular
attendance. State Law classifies all absences as unexcused or illegal except those
for personal illness, death or illness within the immediate family or special
recognized religious holidays.
The Compulsory Attendance Law applies to all students enrolled in school from
Kindergarten through Grade 12. Students who are absent in excess of fifteen (15) days
may not be considered for promotion. Students who have excessive absences due to
illness will be given special consideration.
Progressive Attendance Matrix
1st Offense
2nd Offense
3rd Offense
Speaks With
Speaks With
School Social
Worker Sends
Note Home
4th Offense
Registrar send School Social
Absences High Speaks With
Worker Sends
Note Home
Speaks With
Speaks With
School Social
Worker Sends
Note Home
Tardies High
Speaks With
Speaks With
2 Detentions
Punishment or
(30 Min. Each)
ISS 3 Days
5th Offence
6th Offense
School Social
Worker Makes
Contract with
Guardian and
Possible Home
7th Offense 8th Offense
Intervention Intervention
No Credit
School Social
Received For
Worker Makes
Contract with
Guardian and
Possible Home
l Referral
Loses Drivers
School Social Loss of School
Worker Makes Breaks and
of School
3 Days ISS
10th Offence
5 Days ISS
School Social
Worker Makes
Home Visit or
10 Days ISS
Long Term ISS
or OSS Lose
Privilege On
Students may leave school only if a parent or guardian comes by the office and signs
them out. PARENTS MUST COME INTO THE OFFICE. Parents should not ask that
students be dismissed before 2:50 (PES) or 3:00 (WES) unless for emergency reasons.
Students leaving before 11:30 will not be counted present.
Students are expected to be at school and in their classrooms by 7:50 A.M. (PES) 7:50
A.M. (WES) Students who arrive after 7:50 A.M. (PES) 7:50 A.M. (WES) will be
considered tardy and must report to the office in order to be permitted to enter class.
Failure to comply with this will result in the following per nine weeks: After the third
tardy and on each additional tardy, the school social worker will be contacted to notify
the parent.
Parents and students should understand that the following is NOT tolerated in our
schools or on our campus: (Refer to Student Behavior Code.)
Profane, vulgar, or obscene words or gestures
Chronic Discipline
a. Knives or other dangerous objects. (Immediate referral to office)
b. Terrorist acts, including threats to others
c. Bomb Threats
d. Pulling Fire Alarms
e. False Calls to 911
f. Fireworks
Alcoholic beverages and drugs.
Smoking or use of tobacco
Sexual harassment (Atkinson County Board of Education Policy will be
10. Disrespect of others
11. Electronic devices or toys
12. Other items named elsewhere in this handbook
13. Chewing Gum
Severe Clause: It should be understood that the severity of an offense might require
more drastic consequences as determined by the school rules and/or the principal.
This Code of Conduct is based on the expectation that parents, guardians, teachers and
school administrators will work together to improve and enhance student behavior and
academic performance and will communicate freely their concerns about, and actions in
response to, student behavior that detracts from the learning environment. School
administrators recognize that two-way communication through personal contacts are
extremely valuable; therefore, they provide information to parents as well as on-going
opportunities for school personnel to hear parents’ concerns and comments. Parents and
students should contact the principal of the school if specific questions arise related to
the Code of Conduct. The Code of Conduct specifies within its standards of behavior
various violations of the Code which may result in a school staff member’s request that
a parent or guardian come to the school for a conference. Parents are encouraged to visit
the schools regularly and are expected to be actively involved in the behavior support
processes designed to promote positive choices and behavior.
Georgia law mandates that any time a teacher or principal identifies a student as a
chronic disciplinary problem student, the principal shall notify by telephone call and by
mail the student’s parent or guardian of the disciplinary problem, invite the parent or
guardian to observe the student in a classroom situation, and request at least one parent
or guardian to attend a conference to devise a disciplinary and behavioral correction
plan. Georgia law also states that before any chronic disciplinary problem student is
permitted to return to school from a suspension or expulsion, the school shall request by
telephone call and by mail at least one parent or guardian to schedule and attend a
conference to devise a disciplinary and behavioral correction plan.
The law allows a local board of education to petition the juvenile court to require a
parent to attend a school conference. If the court finds that the parent of guardian has
willfully and unreasonably failed to attend a conference requested by the principal
pursuant to the laws cited above, the court may order the parent or guardian to attend
such a conference, order the parent or guardian to participate in such programs or
such treatment as the court deems appropriate to improve the student’s behavior, or
both. After notice and opportunity for hearing, the court may impose a fine, not to
exceed $500.00, on a parent or guardian who willfully disobeys an order of the court
under this law.
The Atkinson County Board of Education believes that all students can learn better in a
safe school environment. Behavior that infringes on the safety of students will not be
tolerated. Bullying, as the term is defined in Georgia Law, of a student by another
student is strictly prohibited. Such prohibition shall be included in the Student Code of
Conduct for all schools within the school system.
Bullying is defined as follows: An act which occurs on school property, on school
vehicles, at designated school bus stops, or at school related functions or activities, or
by use of data or software that is accessed through a computer, computer system,
computer network, or other electronic technology of a local school system, that is:
Any willful attempt or threat to inflict injury on another person, when accompanied by
an apparent present ability to do so;
Any intentional display of force such as would give the victim reason to fear or expect
immediate bodily harm; or
Any intentional written, verbal, or physical act, which a reasonable person would
perceive as being intended to threaten, harass, or intimidate, that: Causes another person
substantial physical harm within the meaning of Code Section 16-5-23-1 or visible
bodily harm as such term is defined in Code Section 16-5-23-1; Has the effect of
substantially interfering with a student's education; Is so severe, persistent, or pervasive
that it creates an intimidating or threatening educational environment; or Has the effect
of substantially disrupting the orderly operation of the school.
Bullying is an intentional physical and/or emotional intrusion on a person’s well-being
and should not be tolerated at any level. Immediate and reasonably appropriate actions
should be taken upon receipt of any report of bullying, regardless of the source, identity
of the alleged violator/victim, grade level, previous circumstances, and/or personal
beliefs. School principals are strongly urged to discuss this issue with their entire staff
and require that they refer to them any reports/suspicions of bullying. Local
superintendents should ensure that the school district’s anti-bullying policy is posted
throughout all schools in the district, including but not limited to cafeterias, school
bulletin boards, administration offices, the school district’s website; and in all student
and employee handbooks and student codes of conduct.
Once bullying has been reported, school officials should take the following actions:
Upon receipt of any report of bullying, school administrators will direct an immediate
investigation involving appropriate personnel.
At an appropriate time during or after the investigation, parents/guardians of the
accused and the victim must be notified.
Upon confirming that bullying has occurred, the accused student should be charged
with bullying and given an age-appropriate consequence which shall include, at
minimum and without limitation, disciplinary action or counseling as appropriate under
the circumstances.
Students in grades six through twelve found to have committed the offense of bullying
for the third time in a school year shall be assigned to an alternative school through
appropriate due process by disciplinary hearing officers, panels, or tribunals
Upon receiving a report of bullying, the following actions are the minimal requirements,
pursuant to Georgia’s bullying law (O.C.G.A. 20-2-751.4). However, school principals
are not limited in performing additional measures as they deem reasonably appropriate.
It should be noted that bullying may be witnessed directly by staff or reported by a
student, parent or stakeholder by name or anonymously through hotlines such as the
Georgia Department of Education’s 1-877-SAY STOP (1-877-729-7867) School Safety
Hotline. School officials should develop and communicate methods for students and
others to report incidents of bullying.
“Retaliation” is defined as bullying, harassment or intimidation toward a person in
response to previously reported bullying, harassment or intimidation. Under O.C.G.A.
§ 20-2-751.4, retaliation against any person who reports, is thought to have reported,
files a complaint or otherwise participates in an investigation or inquiry is prohibited.
Such retaliation shall be considered a serious violation of local board policy and
independent of whether a complaint is substantiated. Any student who knowingly files
a false report of bullying, harassment or intimidation is guilty of such and should be
punished under existing disciplinary provisions.
Acts of bullying shall be punished by a range of consequences through the progressive
discipline process, as stated in the Code of Conduct. However, upon a finding by the
disciplinary hearing officer, panel or tribunal that a student in grades 6-12 has
committed the offense of bullying for the third time in a school year, the student shall
be assigned to an alternative school.
Upon a finding by a school administrator that a student has committed an act of
bullying or is a victim of bullying, the administrator or designee shall notify the parent,
guardian, or other person having control or charge of the student.
Students and parents will be notified of the prohibition against bullying and the
penalties for violating the prohibition by posting information at each school and by
including such information in the student/parent handbooks.
Local school districts shall provide professional development and training opportunities
for school staff on how to respond appropriately to students who commit an offense of
bullying, students who are victims of bullying and bystanders who report bullying. A
bullying prevention training module and bullying prevention resources are available on
the GaDOE website at http://www.gadoe.org/sia_titleiv.aspx?PageReq=SIABully.
Bus students are expected to obey all rules and regulations established by the
transportation department. Students who do not follow instructions could lose their
bus riding privileges.
Students are required to do the following:
1. Follow the directions of the driver the first time given
2. Remain seated when the bus is moving
3. Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself
4. Do not eat or drink on the bus
5. No cursing, swearing, or loud talking
6. Balloons or Flowers will not be allowed on the buses at any time
Failure to follow the above rules will result in the following consequences:
First offense: Warning
Second offense:
5 days off bus
Third offense:
10 days off bus
Fourth offense:
Suspended from bus for the remainder of year
Severe clause:
10 days off bus
If you have a child who rides a bus, that child will be put on his/her usual bus in the
afternoon unless the office receives NOTIFICATION to do otherwise. PHONE
of your child, a note will be required with a working phone number for verification. All
notes must be turned into the office once your child arrives at school and a bus pass will
be issued. Notes will not be accepted after 9:00am
To ensure that students are delivered to the safest environment possible and in the
interest of the student’s welfare, three through ten-year-old students will be returned to
the elementary school which he/she attends should there be no parent or guardian at
home. The parent or guardian will be responsible for picking up the child from school
no later than 4:00 PM.
1. A reasonable cleanliness of person and wearing apparel is expected as a matter
of health and aesthetics.
2. To avoid injury to feet and the possibility of diseases, shoes, sandals, or boots
must be worn while at school. Shoes considered being house shoes or bedroom
shoes are not permitted.
3. No “short” shorts will be allowed for either girls or boys. Clothing should be no
shorter than 2” above the knee.
4. Sunglasses and hats must be left at home.
5. Jewelry, buttons, T-shirts, or other garments or items which suggest obscenity
or an illegal act or which promote alcohol, tobacco, drugs, racism, violence, or
gang-related activity or symbols will not be worn by students.
6. No crop top, clothing showing undergarments, T-straps, halter tops or tight
fitting clothing will be allowed for either boys or girls. (If raising the arms bares
the midriff, the top is too short.)
7. “Low Riding Pants” will not be permitted.
8. Any student’s appearance that causes disruptions in daily school activities will
not be permitted. Some examples of non-permissible appearances include body
piercing (other than ears), unnatural hair color (other than for special occasions),
unruly hair, and other such appearances that disrupt normal classroom activities.
Parents will be called to bring appropriate clothing for students who are not properly
dressed. In most cases, the student should remain in the classroom for instruction while
awaiting proper clothing. A note should be sent home to the parent reminding them of
the dress code. Continued violations of this policy will fall under the discretion of the
staff and administration. All teachers and school staff are responsible for monitoring the
dress code; however, the homeroom teacher should take notice of the offense early in
the day and take action to remedy the situation.
If there is a report of head lice in a classroom, the following procedures will be
1. Each child’s hair will be examined. This will not be done in front of the entire class
nor will it be done in a way that will embarrass any student. A teacher, parapro, or
other trained person designated by the principal may conduct the examination.
2. If head lice are found, the student should be examined privately by the school nurse
or principal’s designee. If head lice or nits are confirmed, the parent or a guardian
will be notified to pick-up the student. In that event, the student should be given a
letter to take home stating that he/she cannot return to school until the nurse checks
the child’s head and states that he or she is free of lice nits.
Upon returning to school or classroom, the school nurse, principal, or his designee
must reexamine the child.
3. Children should be checked at home every 3-4 days if head lice have become a
problem in the school.
4. All parents should receive instructions regarding head lice and how to get rid of them
if this is a problem the school is experiencing.
The school should be made aware of any unusual health problems that your child may
have which affect his/her learning. No one will be excused from PE classes unless the
school receives a statement from a doctor specifying the nature of the problems and the
length of time the child will be unable to participate. On the Student Health Information
Sheet which parents are asked to complete, please be sure to give the name and
telephone number of a person who may be contacted should your child need to go home
due to illness. We must have a contact number in case of emergency.
Students will not be permitted to carry medicine with them during the school day.
Medicine may be brought to school only if accompanied by a written note from the
parent or guardian stating dosage and time to be given. The medicine and note will be
brought to the nurse office for approval and administered as directed by the principal or
designated persons. If your child is to take medicine regularly (at school), it will be
allowed only if he/she has been to a physician and that physician sends instructions to
that effect. You must complete an Authorization for Medication form to be kept on file
in the office. Over the counter medicine will not be give to students unless a note is on
file in the nurse office. A responsible adult must carry to and from school any and all
prescription and over the counter medications. Students will not be allowed to carry any
medications on the school bus.
Reading/Language Arts
1. Each student will write
his/her name, upper & lower
case letters and teacherselected words.
4. Each student will blend
sounds to read onesyllable
2. Each student will name
and identify all of the
alphabet, in and out of
sequence; upper and lower
Each student will
recognize 40 sight words.
3. Each student will match
all consonant and shortvowel
sounds to appropriate letters.
6. Each student will read on
Level A.
1. Each student will recognize and write 2. Each student will count to 100. numerals
from 0-20
3. Each student will recognize and name
4. Each student will add and subtract
the nine geometric shapes. groups of ten.
Reading/Language Arts
Student must have a passing average.
Student must have a passing average.
Students must have a passing average in Reading, Language Arts and Mathematics and
one of the following subjects: Social Studies, Science.
Date: ______________________________
Parent’s Name
In compliance with the requirements of the No Child Left Behind statute the Atkinson County School
District informs parents that you may request information about the professional qualifications of
your student’s teacher(s). The following information may be requested:
1) certification;
2) college major/graduate certification or degree held by the teacher;
3) qualifications of the paraprofessional, if paraprofessional services are provided.
If you wish to request information concerning your child’s teacher’s qualification, please contact the
principal at Pearson Elementary (422-3882) or Willacoochee Elementary (534-5302)
[Section 1111(h)(6)]
NCLB requires that parents be notified that they may request information about teacher
Encumplimiento con los requerimientos del reglamento “Ni un Nino Dejado Atras” el Distrito
escolar Atkinson County School District informa a los representantes que pueden solicitor
informacion acerca de la preparacion professional del profesor o profesores de su hijo. Usted puede
solicitar la siguiente informacion:
Carrera universitaria/certificados de estudios culminados o titulo universitario del profesor;
Preparacion professional de profesores no graduados, en caso de que estos provean
instruccion a su hijo.
Si Usted desea solicitor informacion a cerca de la preparacion profesional del profesor(a) de su hijo
por favor pongase en contacto con el director al siguiente telefono: Pearson Elementary (422- 3882)
Willacoochee Elementary (534-5302)
Atkinson County Schools
Office of the Superintendent
Tim Cochran, Superintendent
98 E. Roberts Ave.
Pearson, GA 31642
Phone# (912) 422-7373
Fax# (912) 422-6744
[email protected]
Dear Parent,
Corporal punishment may be administered in Atkinson County schools by the
principal, assistant principal, or classroom teacher. A professional attitude should
be maintained in all matters of discipline. The welfare of the students will be the
primary objective and punishment shall be firm, reasonable, and administered
without anger.
Corporal punishment shall not be excessive or unduly severe; and no more than
three licks on the student’s buttocks will be allowed on any one occasion. Corporal
punishment shall never be used as a first line of punishment for misbehavior unless
the student was informed beforehand that specific misbehavior could occasion its
use; provided, however, that corporal punishment may be employed as a first line
of punishment for those acts of misconduct which are so antisocial or disruptive in
nature as to shock the conscience.
Corporal punishment must be administered in the presence of a principal or
assistant, (or the designee of the principal), who is employed by the Board of
Education. This witness must be informed beforehand, and in the presence of the
pupil, of the reasons for the punishment.
For corporal punishment to be administered this paper must be checked, signed,
and returned to the school giving consent before corporal punishment can be an
option. If you check no then another form of punishment (in-school suspension,
out-of-school suspension, etc.) will be used at the administrator’s discretion.
Students Name:_______________________________________
Please check the appropriate box and sign below.
I give consent for Atkinson County Schools to administer corporal
punishment to my child, as needed, and as prescribed by board policy.
I do not give consent for Atkinson County Schools to administer corporal
punishment to my child.
Parent or Guardian’s
Atkinson County Schools
Office of the Superintendent
Tim Cochran, Superintendent
98 E. Roberts Ave.
Pearson, GA 31642
Phone# (912) 422-7373
Fax# (912) 422-6744
[email protected]
Queridos Padres,
En las escuelas de Atkinson County podrá ser administrado el castigo corporal por
el director, sub director, o los maestros de clase. Una actitud profesional deberá ser
mantenida en todas las cuestiones de disciplina. El bienestar de los estudiantes
será el primer objetivo y el castigo será firme, razonable, y administrado sin enojo.
El castigo corporal no deberá ser excesivo o indebidamente severo. No más de tres
golpes en las sentaderas serán permitidos por ocasión. El castigo corporal nunca
deberá ser usado come primer vía de castigo por mal comportamiento a menos de
que el estudiante sea informado de antemano que un mal comportamiento en
específico podría ocasionar su uso. Aunque el uso de castigo corporal podrá ser
implementado como primer vía de castigo por los actos de mala conducta ya sean
tan antisociales o perjudiciales en la naturaleza como para aturdir la consciencia.
El castigo corporal deberá ser administrado en presencia del director o sub director
(o el designado por el director), que sea empleado por el consejo de educación. El
testigo deberá ser avisado de antemano y en presencia del pupilo de las razones
del castigo.
Para que el castigo corporal sea administrado este papel deberá ser marcado a
favor o en contra, firmado, y devuelto a la escuela dando el consentimiento antes
de que el castigo corporal sea una opción. Si usted no da su consentimiento otra
forma de castigo será implementado (suspensión dentro de escuela, suspensión
fuera de escuela, etc.) a la discreción del administrador.
Nombre de estudiante:_______________________________________
Por favor marque la caja apropiada y firme abajo.
Yo doy mi consentimiento para que las escuelas de Atkinson County
administren castigo corporal a mi hijo(a) como sea necesario y según lo prescrito
por la política del consejo.
No doy mi consentimiento para que las escuelas de Atkinson County administren
castigo corporal a mi hijo(a).
Firma de Padre (o Madre) o Guardián: _______________________________
430 South Vickers Street
Willacoochee, GA 31650
Susan Garrity, Principal
Bobbie Jordan, Secretary
Jenny West, Counselor
To: Parents/ Guardians
The student handbook is located on the school’s website. The handbook has discipline
procedures, dress codes, and other important information that students and parents
are expected to be familiar. If a student or parent cannot access the handbook via the
internet, a copy can be requested in the school’s front office.
I understand that computer access in the classroom is for educational purposes only,
and it is the responsibility of the student to restrict his/her use to classroom
assignments. I also understand that the teacher cannot be held responsible for
intentional infractions of the above rules by my son/daughter.
I hereby give permission for my child to use telecommunications and/or to receive an
account in his/her name for use in the classroom.
In adherence with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), you as a
parent or guardian may notify our school for your child not to participate in any area
of the public relations programs within our school system or the local or state news
media. Please sign below if you are willing to grant permission for your son/daughter
to participate in any area of the public relations programs of the school.
My child has permission to go on walking field trips within close proximity of the
school during the school day.
Parent / Guardian
Date: ________________________________

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