• Sand Hill Elementary’s Literacy Night 

    September 19 from 6-7:30 Dinner from 6:00-6:30,

    Student Literacy Activities and Parent Learning Sessions from 6:30-7:30 

    You may enjoy the literacy activities even if you choose not to participate in dinner.

    Students will enjoy:

    • Reading with Atticus, the therapy dog
    • The Duckling Gets a Cookie?! cookie making
    • Photo booth, Book Fair, and much more!

    Parent Learning Sessions to include:

    • Understanding Lexile Levels
    • Exploring EPIC on-line reading
    • Orientation to System 44
    • A Parent’s Guide to Guided Reading and more great topics!


    September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month at Sand Hill Elementary

    September 9th-13th We will collect coins for “Coins for Cure” Students can send in coins each day to raise money for Cure.

    September 16th  20th During the book fair, students will be able to purchase an additional book for children with cancer or donate their change from book fair. Books will be delivered with cards later in the month.

    September 27th Students will be allowed to dress down for $1 in support CURE Childhood Cancer. We encourage students to wear yellow/gold shirts in support of childhood cancer on this dress down day.

    Please follow the county dress code for this dress down day. Students may not wear leggings/workout pants. Jeans or other pants may not have holes in them.


    • September 10: Progress Reports
    • September 10: Math Facts Check 2-5
    • September 11: Fall Pictures: This will be a dress down day for students. (no leggings, no spaghetti straps, no Crocs, no jeans with holes, etc.- please see handbook for more info.)
    • September 12: PTA Meeting 6:30 4th and 5th Grade perform 
    • September 16-20: Book Fair
    • September 18: Third Grade Field Trip
    • September 19: Literacy Night @ 6:00
    • September 23: School Council @ 8:30
    • September 25: First Grade Field Trip
    • September 27: PBIS Reward Day; Dress Down Day for Cure


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  • Title 1 Meeting

    Parents and Families, our school is a Title I school and we receive federal funding in order to assist our students in acquiring successful reading and math strategies. We want to share information about our Title I program and how it involves you as a parent in your child’s education here at Sand Hill. Please join us at our Title I Annual Parent Meeting on September 19, 2019 at 9:00 A.M.


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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
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