Please see this important announcement about remind.com, an application that many of our teachers use. If you would like to contact remind to encourage them to settle this issue, you may contact them at rmd.me/help.**
We’re sorry to write with disappointing news. Recently, we learned that Verizon will be charging Remind a new fee that makes it impossible for us to continue supporting free text messaging for anyone who has Verizon Wireless as their phone carrier. Please read on for all the important details—we promise to keep this as short as we can.
To offer our text messaging service free of charge, Remind has always paid for each text that our users receive or send. Now, Verizon is charging Remind an additional fee intended for companies that send spam over its network. Your Remind messages aren’t spam, but our efforts to resolve the issue with Verizon haven’t been successful.
As a result, the Verizon fee will increase our costs of providing text messaging by 11X—pushing our annual costs into the millions of dollars. This isn’t financially feasible for us to support, and it’s forcing us to end Remind text messaging for everyone who has a wireless plan with Verizon.
How will this affect you?
Beginning January 28, 2019, the people who normally get Remind messages as texts will no longer receive these messages if they have Verizon Wireless as their phone carrier.
What can you do?
To make sure you continue receiving your messages, or —both of which are free of charge. Our team’s also working hard on a solution that allowsyou to continue to use Remind by text, and we’ll share more details with you before January 28.
In the meantime, we’ll keep fighting to make sure educators, students, and parents have access to effective communication. To do this, we need your help: If using Remind has made a positive impact in your classroom, at your school, or anywhere in between, please ask Verizon to reverse the fee here:
Effingham County FFA Boston Butt Fundraiser
The EC FFA Alumni and Supporters is selling Boston Butts this year to raise funds for the IB Johnson Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded each year to deserving Senior FFA Members who plan on attending college.Details of the Boston Butt Sale
- When: Saturday, March 9th, 2019
- Pickup between 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM
- Where: Honeyridge Agricenter - 477 Honeyride Rd. Guyton, GA 31312
- Cost: $25.00 per butt
- Must bring ticket stub or ID for pickup.
*Contact either high school to purchase your ticket.
Testing OpportunitiesASVABFebruary 7th (Sign-ups will be in the Counselor's Office during the week of January 14th)March 4th (Sign-ups will be in the Counselor's Office during the week of February 18th)AccuplacerFebruary 27th (Sign-ups will be in the Counselor's Office during the week of January 28th)March 21st (Sign-ups will be in the Counselor's Office during the week of February 25th)
Dual Enrollment Meeting
The ECHS Counseling Department will be hosting a Savannah Technical College Dual Enrollment Information Meeting Tuesday, January 29th at 6:00 in the ECHS Cafeteria. All students interested in dual enrollment at Savannah Technical College for the 2019-2020 school year should plan to attend along with their parents. Information about all of the dual enrollment opportunities available at Savannah Tech College including academic core classes will be presented. Program Deans and representatives from Savannah Technical College will be present to answer questions.
Rebel Football Presents:
One Pitch Fundraiser Tournament
Date: Saturday, February 2, 2019
Location: Sand Hill Ballpark, 300 Stagecoach Ave., Guyton, GA 31312
Tournament Cost: $250 per team (you supply the balls)
Divisions: Coed & Mens
Game Duration: Two forty-five minute warm-up games, all games will be one hour or drop dead (except for the championship). Brackets preset instead of pool games.
Awards: Winners of the tournament and Home Run Derby will receive season passes to Rebel Home Football Games + Parking
HR Derby: $20 per 10 pitches
Please contact Jeff at (912) 429-8493 or Buddy at (912) 656-5690 for more information
The only t-shirts that are approved to wear to school Monday - Friday are the white and blue shirts shown here.
These shirts and any others are for FRIDAY ONLY. The two shirts shown above are the ONLY t-shirts that are legal every day of the week.
Shop for these and many more items in our school store! We have lots of Christmas gift ideas in stock!
ECHS Prom 2019 will be held Saturday, April 6, at the Hyatt Harborside Ballroom in Savannah.
Prom dues will be $55 beginning September 1. Everyone will have to pay a $15 date fee if your date is not a junior or senior at ECHS or does not attend ECHS.
Pay on-line here. https://www.schoolpay.com/pay/
Free & Reduced Lunch Notice
The 1st day of school is just around the corner. One thing that you can take care of now is to apply for free and reduced price school meals. If you think that your family may qualify you may complete an online application at
Paper applications will be available at your child's school.
Yearbooks & Senior Ads on Sale
2019 Yearbooks go on sale starting June 26, 2018. You can order at www.yearbookforever.com or print the order form from the link attached and return it to ECHS to Mrs. Aiken in room 912.
If you wish to reserve a senior ad for the 2019 yearbook, please see the attachment below for more information. Your $50 deposit is due by August 31.
If you wish to purchase a 2018 yearbook for only $50, contact Mrs. Aiken at email@example.com.
Attention Parents of Students Receiving Special Education Services:
The 2016-2017 Parent Survey is now available and we’d like to know what you think. This survey is a Georgia Department of Education initiative. All responses are anonymous and your responses will help guide efforts to improve services and results for children served by Special Education in Georgia schools and their families.
On the first Wednesday of every month, Parker’s donates 1¢ from every gallon of gas sold throughout our community. You can raise funds for your school by using the Parker’s PumpPal Club Card on “Fueling the Community” Wednesdays. Just pick up a PumpPal card at any Parker’s location. Then go online at www.ParkerSav.com to quickly sign up as a member. Be sure to choose our school!
mission & vision
Our MissionAs 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 PrincipalWhat really matters is not so much what students at Effingham County High School walk away with in their hands, but how many sparks we ignite in their hearts. There’s no doubt students want inspiration more than they want stuff. The caring faculty member, not the content, determines whether students at our school walk away ignited or extinguished. Our faculty understands that the influence we have on children is powerful. Be it positive or negative, it is lasting. Read moreNew 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.
- System Testing Assessments - Review performance results of Effingham County Students in state required assessments.