Changes To Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Policy At PHS
this school year, PHS students were offered an assigned Chromebook to assist them in the classroom and at home. Most or our students took advantage of this opportunity and
carry those devices with them daily. Our students continue to directly benefit from the
various devices, equipment, software and applications that have been made available to them for educational purposes. Since
we have made a school-issued device available for every student, we have no need for lhe current BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Policy that was put into place several years
ago. With this change has come the need lo address personal cell phone/smart
watch/electronic device use in the classroom. Effective January 9th, 2019 Pickens High School
students will not be allowed to use their cellphones/smart watches/electronic devices during class time. These devices will be allowable before/alter school, during class transitions, and lunch." For more information on the new device policy at PHS, click the link below...
Martin Luther King Jr. Day January 21st, 2019
Martin Luther King Jr. Day will be observed January 21st as a school holiday.
Infinite Campus Questions
If you have questions about Infinite Campus Student Information System, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please include student name, student grade, school, and parent name.
Pickens County Schools Athletic Community Survey
Please complete our 2019 Athletic Community Survey - ALL parents, student-athletes, and other community members are invited to provide input.
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When School's In, Don't Be Out!
Addressing chronic absence is a key component of improving graduation rates, increasing academic achievement and giving young people the best chance at success in their adult life. Join the Attendance Awareness Campaign and make a difference for your community: http://bit.ly/1oqfID7
Flu Information From Our School Nurse
"Influenza (also known as flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and lungs. Flu is different from a cold, and usually comes on suddenly." For more information and tips, click on the handout below.
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Pickens County Schools Winter Break February 18th - February 22nd
Winter Break is scheduled during the week of February 18th through February 22nd.
- Each student will have the opportunity to learn, to be successful, and to become a good citizen.
- All students can learn; however, some learn by different methods and at different speeds.
- Teaching and learning best takes place in a safe and nurturing environment.
- All staff should have access to standards-based, collaborative staff development to improve professional skills.
- Schools are accountable for student achievement and should strive for continued improvement.
- Quality education requires fiscally responsible expenditures for quality staff, programs, facilities, equipment, and technology.
- Recruiting, employing, and nurturing dedicated, well-qualified, and highly professional employees is important to a successful education program.
- The education of each student must be an effort that involves the support and participation of the school, parents, and community.
- All policy, administrative, instructional, and educational support decisions should be based on student needs.
- Extracurricular activities are important in the overall development of students, and these experiences contribute to academic success.
Our School District
Pickens County Schools
Student Support Departments
Central Student Registration
Welcome to the Pickens County School District. Our Central Student Registration Facility is located at 158 D.B. Carroll Street, next to the Central Office Facility. We are open...
The Transportation Department is tasked with one of the most important missions in our school system: To provide safe, efficient transportation for the students of Pickens County.
The Central Office for the Pickens County School district provides assistance and guidance to the school district in day to day operations....
The Student Services Department plays a central role in helping to increase communication between the school, community and the home...
Board of Education
The Board of Education is the governing and leadership body for the Pickens County School District...
Educational Services and Assistance
Welcome to Pickens County Schools! Our Central Registration facility is located at 158 D.B. Carroll Street, Jasper, Georgia. The Registration Office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00am until 3:00pm and by appointment.
The information below is necessary to register a student in the Pickens County School System:
- Student's Proof of Age
- Proof Authorized Person to Enroll Student
- Proof Residency in Pickens County Attendance Zone
- Immunization and Health Certificates
- Previous School Records
Pickens County Schools use Infinite Campus as our Online Grading and Student information system. Parents are allowed to establish an account or reset their password by emailing email@example.com. (This email must be sent from the parent or guardian email address listed in student's records.) If you need to update or change student information or email addresses, please send signed note to student's school.
The School Nutrition Services department is made up of a team of food and nutrition professionals that are dedicated to students' health, well being and their ability to learn. We support learning by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition and fitness practices.
Meals, foods and beverages sold or served at schools meet state and federal requirements which are based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines. We provide students with access to a variety of affordable and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students.
We would like to welcome you to the Parent and Community Resource Page of the Pickens County Schools website. The research is clear that when schools, families, and the community support each other, students of all backgrounds and ability levels achieve at higher levels.Click here for Parent and Community Involvement Information
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act includes the Child Find mandate. Child Find requires all school districts to identify, locate and evaluate all children with disabilities, regardless of the severity of their disabilities. This obligation to identify all children who may need special education services exists even if the school is not providing special education services to the child. The IDEA requires all States to develop and implement a practical method of determining whichchildren with disabilities are receiving special education and related services and which children are not. (20 U.S.C. 1412(a)(3); Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, pages 72, 206-207).
Click here for Child Find Information
Spot Light on Attendance
Parents please write a note if your child is sick. All excuses must be provided to the school within 5 days of your child’s absence.
The Pickens County Parental Responsibility Act (Truancy Ordinance Section 42-7) allows for a child to miss (5) unexcused days.
All excuses, including medical and dental may be
faxed directly to the District Attendance Office at (706) 253-1712, with the exception of PHS excuses.
If you have any questions regarding school attendance, please contact the Student Services Department District Attendance Data Clerk at (706) 253-1700.
Rita Nolan- (HCES, JMS) – firstname.lastname@example.org
Becky Prescott- (TES, HES, PJHS) – email@example.com
Sharmon Martin – PHS (706) 253-1800 – firstname.lastname@example.org
"The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education."
– Martin Luther King, Jr.
"The goal of education is not to increase the amount of knowledge but to create the possibilities for a child to invent and discover, to create men who are capable of doing new things."
– Jean Piaget
"The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of truth. "
– John F. Kennedy
"Don't limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time."
– Rabindranath Tagore
"Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school."
– Albert Einstein
"Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education."
– Franklin D. Roosevelt
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