This is an announcement from the Heard County School System: We are currently under a Tropical Storm Warning in Heard County. I wanted to let everyone know due to the possibility of high sustained winds and even higher wind gusts which could lead to downed trees and power lines; we have decided to cancel school for tomorrow, October 29th. This applies to all Heard County School System faculty/staff. This applies to all face to face students and K-5 virtual students. We do not have the authority to shut down GA Virtual School. The transportation guidelines suggest we take buses off the road when winds exceed 35 mph. See the attached pics for the forecast for our area. Some portions of our county are in the 55-60 mph forecasted zone. We discussed delaying school a couple of hours as well, but that would put kids at the bus stop at 8:00 a.m. The current forecast has everything coming in between midnight and 8:00 a.m. We don't want our kids out in those potential conditions. There will be no extracurricular activities allowed tomorrow.
It’s School Bus Driver Appreciation Week! The Heard County School System would like to say “thank you” to all of our professionals who are charged with transporting our students safely to and from school each day. These professionals set the tone for a great school day each and every day! If you get a chance, help us let them know how much we appreciate what they do for our children!
USDA announced recently that all students will be able to receive free meals, both breakfast and lunch, at school until June 2021! Check out this news article for 5 great reasons your child should get a FREE school breakfast and lunch! https://www.heard.k12.ga.us/article/326896?org=hcss
New releases on the Heard County Middle School Virtual Book Fair: https://shop.scholastic.com/parent-ecommerce/featured-shops/new-releases.html?grade=6~7~8 6 pages for new items added to the fair (tap to view pages at bottom screen)
All Heard County students receive free meals! However, your student does have to pick up certain meal components in order for it to be considered a meal. Check out our Facebook page for a couple graphics that can help you and your student determine how to take advantage of the free meals this year! Don't forget to check the dining tab on the Heard County app to see our online menus!
A lot of great stuff going on in our Middle School Art program! Click the link below to see the recent artwork created by our talented students. https://heardmiddleart.blogspot.com/
Heard County School System will be closed for children on Thursday, September 17th. School will be closed due to an overabundance of caution after watching the 11:30 a.m. National Weather Service briefing. We have large concerns for the amount of rain forecasted for our area. Dirt roads and gravel roads will likely be washed out and make travel impossible in some areas.
Heard County has a new Powerschool Code for you to enter on the Powerschool app! When you open the PS app, please enter JWJQ. The new Powerschool Student/Parent Url is https://heard.powerschool.com/public/home.html
Heard County School System is proud to announce the 2020 Young Georgia Authors Contest Winners K- Addi Kirk -My Cats, 1st Grade- Bailey Putman-How Can I Help My World. 2nd Grade- Zachary Tatum- The Hidden Treasure, 3rd Grade- Vivian Wilson- Short Story, 4th Grade- Owen Camp- The Creation of Bulls and Men, 5th Grade- Piper Busby- The Lusitania 6th Grade- Molly Moreland- Journey to the Center of the Earth, 9th- Sirus Rowell-Outside, 11th- Riley Hunter Bloodsworth- With Love: A Short Story
The Heard County School System is proud to announce the 2020 Reader of the Year Award Winners. CES Reader of the Year 2020 K-2: Carter Howland 3-5: Abby Mattocks CES Reading Achievement 2020 K-2: Will Brewer CES Award for ELL K-2: Yahir Rivera Lopez EES Reader of the Year 2020 K-2: Ulric Rowell EES Reading Achievement 2020 K-2: Parker Wilson 3-5: Aleah Kinard HCES Reader of the Year 2020 K-2: Kensley Tatum 3-5: Anna Stollar HCES Reading Achievement 2020 K-2: Reznor Pietsch 3-5: Cooper Fuller HCMS Reader of the Year 2020 Winner 6-8: Jay Barnes HCMS Reading Achievement 2020 Winner 6-8: Ava Wheat/
This is a reminder that the Back to School Bash school supply giveaway is tomorrow, Saturday, August 1st from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Please remember this year's event is a drive-thru only event at Heard County High School. Student's must be enrolled in Heard County Schools and be present in the vehicle to receive supplies- while supplies last.
Big shout out to HCES Assistant Principal, Mrs. Maggie Bonner! Mrs. Bonner spent countless hours on a self-directed project to bring online forms to the Heard County School System. Thank you Mrs. Bonner for your countless hours of work converting forms and streamlining the process for all Heard County stakeholders! Well done, and thank you for thinking of the entire BraveNation
Chromebook pick-up for K-5 Virtual students will be August 10th and August 11th. All courses will open August 12th. More information will be shared during parent orientation.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PARENTS OF STUDENTS PARTICIPATING IN K-5 VIRTUAL SCHOOL We are communicating with you using the e-mail address you provided when you signed up for Virtual Education. You should have received an e-mail with details about parent orientation and beginning of school procedures. Please double check your spam and trash folders for this communication. You will also be receiving your child's Google log-in information today. You will need this information to access Google Meet. Parent Orientation will be via Google Meets-You can use the information in the e-mail or the link below to access the meeting. If you have students in multiple grade levels you can join each grade level meeting but will only need to join at least one. Wednesday July 29th - 5 pm- 2nd Grade- https://meet.google.com/pko-txes-fsg Wednesday July 29th- 6 pm- 3rd Grade- https://meet.google.com/iuw-pbzn-kox Wednesday July 29th - 7 pm - 4th Grade- https://meet.google.com/wts-xwjj-zfr Thursday July 30th - 5 pm- Kindergarten- https://meet.google.com/dek-woxc-vou Thursday July 30th- 6 pm- 1st Grade- https://meet.google.com/okq-ysqs-aze Thursday July 20th- 7pm- 5th Grade- https://meet.google.com/wjn-dhcu-vhh
Fill out free/reduced lunch application! Easy access with this link: https://secure.ezmealapp.com/ApplicationScreen.aspx
Hello Heard County Families! This year’s Back to School Bash school supply giveaway will be Saturday, August 1st from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. This year the bash has a new location and format. Supplies will be given in a drive-thru event at Heard County High School. You will enter the drive-thru line from Franklin Parkway, at the front entrance of the high school. Students must be enrolled in Heard County Schools and must be present in the vehicle to receive their supply kit—while supplies last. There will be no exceptions made for these requirements. Please make sure to visit the Heard County Community Partnership facebook page for a detailed event map.
Good afternoon , We recently released information on the virtual learning option for K-5 students in the Heard County School System. We are beginning to receive responses via the commitment survey from those of you who plan to take advantage of this option for the upcoming school year. Some of you may still be considering this option and have yet to make your decision. As we are planning for class assignments for all of our students, it would be most helpful if those of you planning to sign up for the K-5 virtual learning option would do so by Wednesday July 22nd. This will allow us to more accurately assign classes prior to regular open house on the following Monday. Thank you for your assistance. Marianne Cole Assistant Superintendent
Here's information regarding Heard Elementary Registration and Open House https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxVWgh6Jzpc
Brave Nation, YOU CAN NOW COMPLETE OPEN HOUSE PAPERWORK ONLINE! Please visit our school websites and follow the following steps to access the forms: 1. Once on the school website click "MENU" 2. In the far left hand column click the plus sign next to "OPEN HOUSE 2020" 3. Click on each of the documents and fill them out online and you're ready for Open House later this month!
We are excited to announce the possible continuation of two 3-year-old Head Start classrooms on the Heard Elementary campus. The program company has now opened registration for these classrooms- GIVE YOUR CHILD A HEAD START Head Start is a quality early childhood education program for income eligible families that offers education, nutrition, medical, dental, mental health and family education services. OPEN REGISTRATION is now accepting 2020-2021 enrollment applications!!! Apply Online: https://bit.ly/HSWesternGa Once your application is complete a company representative will contact you to complete a follow-up phone conference and discuss the necessary documentation needed to finalize application.
We can confirm a member of Heard High School summer workouts has tested positive for Covid 19. We have contacted the Department of Public Health and have followed the specific instructions they provided. Those guidelines require the specific group of kids and staff members that have been in direct contact with the confirmed case to be notified. We were able to contact each person in the cluster based on the traceability records we have kept this summer under the guidance of GHSA. Heard County along with every system in the state will participate in the annual GHSA dead week this upcoming week. We will return on Monday July 6th with regular summer workouts and conditioning as previously scheduled.
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Heard County High School NEW Student Registration Thursday, July 16 & Friday, July 17, 2020 BY APPOINTMENT ONLY These days are only for NEW students transferring to HCHS (not for students entering 9th grade coming from HCMS). To make your appointment, call the high school at 706-675-3656. Please bring the following with you when you come for your appointment: Withdrawal form from previous school Transcript (or last report card if rising 9th grader) Social security card (or copy) Birth certificate (or copy) Shot records and vision/hearing/dental certificate Driver’s license of parent/guardian Custody paperwork (if applicable) Heard County proof of residency (lease, mortgage, deed, or most recent property tax, home insurance, electric, water, gas, or landline phone bill)
Heard County School System has been ranked as one of GA's Top 20 School Districts. #OneBraveNation
PreKindergarten registration for Heard County Schools is still taking place online. You can visit https://forms.gle/6eMZoju4DxbeMKqp8 for the Google Form to complete online registration . However, if you don't have the ability to access the online registration you can come by the central office on the square at anytime to pick up a paper packet from the plastic buckets out front. Once you have completed the application you can submit it at anytime by sliding the folder under the front door. The best way to register online but we realize everyone may not have access to this option and want to provide an alternative. Please help us get this information out to all members of the community by sharing it with those you know who have preschool age children.
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT- PREK REGISTRATION NOW OPEN ONLINE! The Heard County School System is now accepting registration online via Google Form at https://forms.gle/npj2MCJVt7P2DfBN7. In order to participate in Pre-Kindergarten during the 2020-2021 school year, your child must be 4 years-old on or before September 1, 2020. To complete the registration process you will need to complete the form linked above and e-mail your child's birth certificate and proof of residency to Marianne Cole at email@example.com . Priority is given to Heard County students. Please help us get the work out by sharing this information with others you know with preschool children.
The Heard County School System Prekindergarten registration scheduled for April has been postponed due to shelter in place mandates. Registration will be rescheduled at a future date. Once a rescheduled registration date is determined it will be advertised on our website and social media platforms and in the local media. Please help us get the word out about this postponement by telling those you know with preschool age students. Thank you.