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  • Virtual Learning

    As of July 2, 2020 students enrolled in the Effingham County School District will have two options for attending school for the 2020-2021 school year. Students may choose to take classes at home in a virtual environment while remaining enrolled in the Effingham County School District or they may choose to take classes in a face to face setting in the physical school building. This opportunity will only be provided for a limited period of time under the current COVID-19 conditions

    Click the link below to learn more about the Virtual Learning Option and complete the online registration form:

    The online registration form will be available from
    Thursday, July 2 8:00 AM through Wednesday, July 15 11:59 PM

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  • Sand Hill At Home Learning

    Websites We Use At School



    Be sure to put in the zip code (31326) and choose Effingham from the drop-down menu (it will be the only choice)



    Students will use their credentials to log into their account.

    Education Galaxy




    Reflex Math




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  • Food Pantries/Community Resources


    If you have any questions about resources or any other additional questions or concerns, please contact our school counselor, Allison Phillips, at aphillips@effingham.k12.ga.us or our school social worker, Kathy Megli, at 912-657-6170. 

    Backpack Buddies:

    The organization that makes the bags each week is planning on making bags for families next week. Bags will be available to pick up from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM on Thursday, March 26, at 1290 Hwy 119 in Springfield, Georgia.




    Phone Number

    Hours Available

    Compassion Christian Effingham (formerly Savannah Christian) 

    810 Fort Howard Road

    Rincon, GA 31326

    (912) 925-9657


    10 am - 12 pm

    Glow Ministries

    1094 Goshen Road

    Rincon, GA 31326

    (912) 826-3966

    (912) 663-5806

    Monday and Wednesday 

    9 am - 12 pm

    God’s Mission House

    1435 Highway 119 N

    Springfield, GA 31329

    (912) 754-0840

    Monday - Wednesday

     9 - 11:45 am

    Guton Community Food Pantry DBA "The Fillin' Station"

    1290 GA Hwy 119 South

    Guyton, GA 30415

    (912) 722-3478


    Tuesday and Thursday 

    10 am - 1 pm

    Manna House Ministries

    1210 Patriot Drive

    Rincon, GA 31326

    (912) 826-2037

    Monday 12 - 3 pm, Thursday 10- 3 pm

    Reborn Nation

    6924 GA HWY 17 South

    Bloomingdale, GA 31302

    (912) 988-3586

    1st and 3rd Sundays

     5 - 7 pm

    St. Boniface Outreach

    1952 Highway 21

    Springfield, GA 31329

    (912) 754-7473


    United Way

    711 Zitterour Dr, Rincon, GA 31326



    108 Ale House

    108 Wisenbaker Rd, Rincon, GA 31326

    (912) 826-0117

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  • Governor Brian Kemp has issued an executive order mandating that all public elementary, secondary, and post-secondary schools must close through March 31.  The governor has also suspended state testing requirements including Milestones, End of Grade tests, End of Course tests, and the Georgia Alternate Assessments. For more details, please go to https://bit.ly/2QmS7po.


    Georgia Milestones Assessment System

    Georgia Milestones Parent Information

    To practice taking the test, visit:


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  • The Georgia Department of Public Health released the following information regarding state preparations for COVID-19 (Corona Virus):

    DPH will continue to update Georgians through their website:

    The CDC will provide updates at:

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  • Consumer Notice   

    August 13, 2019

    The drinking water at Sand Hill Elementary School comes from an onsite water system that is operated under regulatory oversight by the EPD.  The Effingham County School System conducts routine quarterly water testing along with additional less frequent periodic testing for lead and copper as required by EPD public water regulations.  Recent water test results for lead and copper for the Sand Hill Elementary School site showed that the water is safe to drink with lead and copper quantities well below EPD action level thresholds. 

    As required by law, the results of all lead and copper water testing are maintained onsite at Sand Hill Elementary School and are available for public viewing during normal school hours.

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  • Parents Rights to Know Qualifications of Teachers and Paraprofessionals

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  • Volunteer Training

    Click this link to access the Mandated Reporter Module.

    Open this PDF for full instructions: Instructions for Volunteers

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mission & vision

  • Our Mission

    As a community of learners, in cooperation with stakeholders, our mission is:
    To provide rigorous and relevant instruction in a safe environment to enable all students to obtain a high school diploma as a foundation for post secondary success.
    A note from our Principal
    SHES incorporates Project Wisdom as a part of its character education program. These inspirational messages set a positive tone for the day for everyone on campus. SHES feels it is extremely important to educate all aspects of the student learner. Project Wisdom provides the opportunity for students to begin their day considering one of citizenship’s big issues, such as honesty or respect. Read more
    New to the area?
    If you are new to the district, you may find these areas of our website to be helpful:
    • Newcomers - Get information about the area including utilities, county government, city and school resources.
    • Data Dashboard - Learn how Effingham County makes the grade by visiting our data reporting area, with links to district/school report cards as well as graduation rates and population statistics.