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  • Parents Registering for the 2020-21 Pre-K Lottery

    In light of the Effingham County Board of Education closing of schools and the “Shelter in Place” order from Governor Kemp, Pre-K Registration and the lottery drawing have been postponed but will still take place. This will not impact the results of the lottery process.  We will begin contacting parents who have submitted applications on or after April 14th.  With over 600 applications to review, please be patient as you wait for someone to contact you.

    You can make the review process more efficient by following these steps:

    • If you have not already submitted your application, please do so as soon as possible. You should have received a confirmation email stating that your application was submitted. View the instructions on our website to get your application started.

    • We are working on procedures that will allow you to digitally provide your documents in a safe and secure manner. If you have the resources, please try to digitize your required documents (by scanning or taking clear photos) while we work to provide a secure way for you to send your documents to us.

    Thank you for your continued patience and understanding while we strive to adapt to these unprecedented conditions.

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  • ECSD Status Update: COVID-19 (Coronavirus) - April 2, 2020

    Dear Families of the Effingham County School District:
    As you know, Governor Kemp has issued an executive order to shut down schools for the remainder of the year and for all citizens to shelter in place until April 13. In compliance with this order, all ECSD school system facilities and functions will be closed and unavailable through April 13...[READ MORE]

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  • District Office Closings
    In accordance with Governor Kemp's Shelter-in-Place order, the Central Office will be closed from Friday, April 3 through Monday, April 13.
    With respect to recent guidelines provided by the state, Central Registration will temporarily cease registrations beginning April 3, 2020. All district offices will be closed the week of April 6th. As of this posting, Central Registration will resume virtual operations beginning Tuesday, April 14th. If you need assistance or have questions about registration, please email registration@effingham.k12.ga.us or call 912.754.2530 and leave a message. A staff member will respond to your message as soon as possible.
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  • Click Here for Information on Free Meals for Children

    Weekdays from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. school buses will deliver meals to designated locations for distribution to all children 18 years and under. CLICK HERE for details.
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  • Invitation To Bid - Custodial Services
    Due to the recent mandates from our Governor, the site custodial bid meeting has been moved to April 16th.  This meeting will take place at South Effingham Middle School beginning at 9:00 am.  Please continue to monitor this web page for any further updates.  

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    Maintenance Supervisor
    Job Posting #002609

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • NCA CASI, NWAC and SACS CASI Accredited Seal

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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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