Five-Year Tax Digest and M&O Levy FY23
ATTENDANCE IS IMPORTANT -THE ACADEMIC IMPACT IS IMPRESSIVE! Last year in the Heard County School System- 1 in 5 students - 20% missing 15 or more days of school. We must do better for the 2022-2023 school year. As a reminder, there are consequences for poor attendance... * The parent who fails to comply with mandatory attendance requirements may be found guilty of a misdemeanor through the Magistrate Court. Upon conviction, the parent may be fined not less than $25, nor more than $100, imprisoned for 30 days, required to do community service, or any combination of such penalties. See Code Section 20-2-690.1(c). * • Upon returning to school, students must bring documentation stating the date and reason for absence with the signature of a parent/guardian (informal documentation), or a doctor, dentist, health center or court (formal documentation). The student and/or parent have the responsibility to present the written excuse within three (3) school days of the student’s return to school. The school administration will require formal documentation after five (5) absences from a class except for extreme mitigating circumstances such as a death in the family. The principal will resolve any question in determining whether an absence is excused or unexcused. *Excused and unexcused absences will result in the loss of full credit for class participation unless students arrange to make up the work within 3 school days of returning to school. The student must complete makeup work and tests within a reasonable amount of time. Let's all work for better attendance this year!
For the school year 2022-2023, Heard County is requesting all families to complete and submit a Free and Reduced Meal Application. The Free and Reduced Meal Application is easily accessed at https://secure.ezmealapp.com/ or a paper form is available at all schools. Please complete an application as soon as possible.
Thank you to all parents who have completed registration! heard.powerschool.com/public Login to your parent portal and click forms and enrollment to complete registration if you still need to submit forms. If you are having trouble uploading your residency photo, choose actual size and small when uploading if using a phone. Open House will be August 1, 2022 if you have any additional questions about registration.
Registration is now open for returning Heard County students. Login your parent Powerschool account and complete the forms. Here is a link for step-by-step directions if you need assistance. Help will also be available at Open House. https://www.heard.k12.ga.us/page/powerschool-parent-access-guide *New students to Heard County will register at a later date.
SCHOOL SUPPLIES FOR 2022-2023 INCLUDING BACKPACK- FREE FOR ALL STUDENTS! Due to the availability of federal grant funds, Heard County Schools will be able to provide school supplies and a backpack with each student's ID holder for ALL students in grades PK-12th grade for the 2022-2023 school year. Parents will not need to purchase bookbags or school supplies for students for the upcoming school year. Supplies and backpacks will be distributed to students during the first few days of school. You can see the backpack for each school and a student ID holder in the picture. Grade levels within the school have different color ID holders that are labeled with their Graduating Class Year. We are pleased to be able to provide this service for one final school year and hope it is helpful to the families in the community.
Heard County Schools will open registration for next year July 18. You will need to be able access your Powerschool Parent Portal or create a new one. Here is a video on how to create an account. https://youtu.be/Wh359DmTZ10 . Contact the school if you need the web ID and access password to create a new account. Be prepared early by making sure your can access your account now!
The 2 pm weather briefing from the National Weather Service has given us the following for tonight and into the morning hours of Friday 1. Temps are forecasted to remain above freezing 2. Precipitation should end around 3 to 3:30 today We will have regular school on Friday, January 21st. #OneBraveNation
Please take about 3 minutes and watch the important announcement from Heard County School System Access the video here: https://www.wevideo.com/view/2434415599
BIG ANNOUNCEMENT! Tickets for our Grand Opening Concert with Jon Langston (January 22, 2022) at the Heard County GPAC are on sale now! Visit HC-GPAC.COM to purchase tickets.
We’re thrilled to announce the new app for Heard County GPAC! Buy tickets, access event information, and news updates! Download the app on Android: https://bit.ly/3jcI70W or iPhone: https://apple.co/3j8gxBR.
Just a reminder there will be no school for children on Friday, October 8th or Monday, October 11th. Enjoy your break! See you on Tuesday, October 12th everyone
Currently all phones are down at Ephesus Elementary School. Parents will not be able to contact the school via phone throughout the remainder of the day today. We hope to have this problem resolved soon.
Reminder: Chic-fil-A of Carrollton will have a Mobile Unit here this Thursday (and every Thursday from now on) in downtown Franklin next to the fire station. It will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 10% of all revenues will be donated to the Heard County School System! Please share!
Reminder: Chick-fil-A Mobile Unit is coming to Franklin starting TODAY! Located in downtown Franklin next to the fire station from 11AM-2PM.
INFORMATION ON STUDENT SCHOOL SUPPLIES- There are some school supplies that are still on back order that have not been received. We hope to have these supplies shortly. Please be aware of this issue if your child comes home without supplies you thought they would have or mentions they had to share some materials at school today. We should have all supplies soon so all students will have a full set of their own needed supplies. Sorry for the inconvenience.
ALL OPEN ENROLLMENT STUDENTS need to complete their annual contract and pay tuition for the upcoming school year. You will do both things online this year at https://heard.jotform.com/210486047152047 .
HELPFUL INFORMATION FOR OPEN HOUSE FORMS- Some parents have mentioned issues with submitting their open house forms (especially those using a phone to complete them). After you have a chance to review your answers you need to click on the GREEN "SUBMIT HERE" BUTTON seen in this picture. It is in the far right bottom of the screen so you may have to scroll to find it.