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  • ECSD Status Update: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
    March 26, 2020
    Effective immediately, all schools will remain closed for in-person instruction through Friday, April 24, 2020 with classes resuming on Monday, April 27. Remote learning and online programs may continue during this period. Ongoing decisions regarding school status for the remainder of the academic year will be made prior to April 27....[READ MORE]

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  • District Office Closings
    The Central Office will remain closed to the public through Friday, April 10th but is still receiving phone calls.
    Along with the Central Office, Central Registration will be closed through Friday, April 10th. Dates for Pre-K appointments and lottery are still being reviewed and will be announced as soon as possible. Please continue to monitor this website and the district Facebook page for Pre-K and registration updates. If you have registration questions, please email us and we will be glad to help.
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  • Student Meal Delivery
    Starting on Wednesday, March 18, school buses will deliver meals to designated locations for distribution to all children 18 years and under. The meal will include lunch for the current day and breakfast for the following day. Meals will not be distributed during the week of spring break (April 6-10).
    • Parents and students who drive through, please remain in your vehicle and we will bring your meals to you.
    • Parents and students who walk up, please help us honor social distancing recommendations by leaving the area after collecting your meals.
    • Children 9 years and older may pick up a meal without a parent present.
    • Children must be present to receive the meals.  
    • Children do not need to be students to receive a meal.

    Pick-up times will be on weekdays from 11am – 1pm at the following locations: 

    Central Learning Center (434 Wallace Dr, Springfield)
    Clyo United Methodist Church (426 Marion Ave, Clyo)
    Macedonia Baptist Church (724 Central Blvd, Guyton)
    Bakers Pond (224 Courthouse Rd, Springfield)
    Macomber Park (1103 Lexington Ave, Rincon)
    Walmart (434 S. Columbia Ave, Rincon)
    Giles Park (511 W 7th St, Rincon)
    Grace Community Church (1094 Goshen Rd, Rincon)
    Sand Hill Baptist Church (1936 Sand Hill Rd, Guyton)
    Powers Baptist Church (1104 Hwy 80, Eden)

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  • Effingham Retired Educators Scholarship
    Each year the Effingham County Retired Educators sponsors scholarships to assist in furthering the education of prospective teachers and/or teachers already in the profession. View the information sheet and application for more details. Completed application must be postmarked or emailed by April 30, 2020.

    If you have any questions, please contact Pam Anderegg at 912-547-1643 or panderegg@msn.com.

    Georgia Retired Educators Foundation Scholarship Information And Application
    This $500 grant is intended for the educator to use in pursuing certification, advanced certification, or adding a field or endorsement. The grant is available to any certified or classified educator employed in Georgia (Pre-K – grade 12). Deadline for receiving the application: The third Friday of April of each year.

    Application Link: https://www.garetirededucators.org/view/download.php/scholarship-application

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  • GSBA Announces: 2018 Governance Team of the Year Finalist

    The Georgia School Boards Association (GSBA) is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2018 Governance Team of the Year Award. This prestigious award will be presented annually to one Georgia public school district’s board of education and superintendent who have achieved all-around success in their district.  This recognition is deeply rooted in the components of the Georgia Vision Project’s research-based recommendations for Georgia’s public schools.

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  • 2019-20 Academic Calendar
    The calendar for 2019-20 has been posted. Click here to view and print the calendar.
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  • Uniform Standards Resources
    Please use this Quick Reference Chart and School Colors resource for questions regarding our uniform standards.
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  • Medicare & Peachcare Enrollment
    The Rincon Public Library is providing free assistance for enrollment or renewal of these services every third Saturday or by appointment. Medicaid and PeachCare for Kids are no-cost or low-cost public health insurance programs for children 0-19. Children can get regular check-ups, immunizations, doctor and dentist visits, hospital stays, mental health services, prescriptions and more. View the flyer for more information and contact details or visit www.coastalcampaign.org.
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  • 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)

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  • 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.

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  • 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:
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  • 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.


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Mission & Vision

  • Welcome to the  website for the Effingham County School District!
    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. 
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