July 16, 2020
7:00 PM - 11:59 PM School Board Meeting
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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.
update: 7/3/2020 @ 11:30am
To help our ECSD parents make an informed decision about the Virtual Option vs. the traditional face-to-face instruction (in the physical school building), we will be posting further information concerning what the traditional setting will look like, guidelines, etc. by Monday.
For more 'Virtual Option' information regarding student eligibility, technology requirements, the program overview, or the parent and guardian responsibilities, please visit https://www.effinghamschools.com/virtualoption
Don't forget to check out our FAQ page at https://www.effinghamschools.com/Page/36417
When schools are closed to the public, the Certificate of Enrollment required for a student's DDS appointment can be ordered by completing our request form and will be available for pick up every Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at our Central Office located at 405 N. Ash Street, Springfield, GA 31329. There is a $5.00 fee for each copy. You may pay online with Visa, MasterCard, and Discover or you may pay at the time of pickup with cash, money order, or check. CLICK HERE to submit your request.
Any Requests received after 12 p.m. on Friday will be available for pickup the following Friday.
Notification of School Choice Options for 2020-2021
The deadline for School Choice has passed. Letters will be mailed to parents on May 21.
Hardships are being accepted now and will be reviewed in July. You may download the Non-Zoned Waiver form and mail it to the Board of Education Central office:
405 North Ash St.
Springfield, GA 31329
District Office Closings
The Central Office is operating under normal business times, but is currently closed to the public.
Parents' Right to Know
Parents may request the following information regarding teacher qualifications as required by the "Every Student Succeeds" Act: Information regarding their student’s classroom teacher’s certificate or credentials, and/or college major and graduate degree information. Parents may also request information regarding the licensing and training of paraprofessionals. Requests may be made in writing to the school principal or Mrs. Susan Hartzog, Director of Human Resources, Effingham County BOE, 405 North Ash Street, Springfield, GA 31329.
Derecho De Los Padres a Saber
Los padres pueden solicitar la siguiente información acerca de las calificaciones de maestros como parte del acta “Éxito para cada estudiante”: Información sobre certificados y credenciales del maestro de salón de clase de su estudiante y/o información sobre la Universidad y diploma de graduación. Los padres también pueden solicitar información acerca de las licencias y entrenamiento de para-profesionales. Esta información de be ser solicitada por escrito a el/la principal de la escuela o a la Sra. Susan Hartzog, directora de Recursos Humanos del condado de Effingham a la dirección BOE, 405 North Ash Street, Springfield, GA 31329.
Carta de los Padres (2019-2020)
Emancipation Diploma Bill Process
On Monday, March 30, 2015 Governor Nathan Deal signed the Emancipation Diploma Bill (HB 91) into law. This law means that students who completed school at an Effingham County School System high school and have previously met all graduation requirements with the exception of passing the Georgia High School Graduation Tests (GHSGT) or the Basic Skills Tests can petition to be granted a diploma.
Petitioners should complete an application available on the district website (click here) or in person at the Effingham County Board of Education office at 405 N. Ash St., Springfield GA. There is no deadline for submission of a petition, so applications are being continuously accepted and reviewed. Petitioners should allow three to four weeks for completion of the review process.
Further questions may be directed to Mrs. Wendy Porter at 912-754-5508.
District Online Learning Guidelines
In a cooperative effort with GaVS, ECSD encourages students to consider an online option for either courses that are not locally available or for courses the student may believe themselves to be more successful in when taken in an online environment. Interested parents and students should read the guidelines for Virtual School Classes Available below. Agreement and enrollment forms are also available via the links below:
The Georgia Vision Project organizes the resources and energies of Georgia's stakeholders to effectively focus on preparing students to become contributing members of a democratic society and global economy. By setting world-class educational standards, establishing viable directives, creating a sustainable framework and organizing contemporary networks at the local, county and regional levels, the Project endeavors to gain the enthusiastic support of Federal, State and local policymakers and the citizens of Georgia.
Mission & Vision
Welcome to the website for the Effingham County School District!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.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.
- System Testing Assessments - Review performance results of Effingham County Students in state required assessments.