Long County School System

P.O. BOX 428  |   468 S. MCDONALD STREET   |   LUDOWICI,  GA   31316   
TEL:  (912) 545-2367   |   FAX:  (912) 545-2380

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Smiley Elementary School
Grades:  PK, K - 2
Hours:  7:55 a.m. - 2:35 p.m.
Telephone:  (912) 545-2147

McClelland Elementary School
​Grades:   3 - 5
Hours:  8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Telephone:  (912) 545-7910

Long County Middle School
Grades:  6 - 8
Hours:  8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Telephone:  (912) 545-2069

Long County High School
​Grades:  9 - 12
Hours:  7:50 a.m. - 2:40 p.m.
Telephone:  (912) 545-2135

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Smiley Elementary School
See the website for information

McClelland Elementary School

Long County Middle School

6th Grade


7th Grade

8th Grade

Long County High School
Long County High School has posted digital review and practice activities on each student’s Google Classroom.

April 1, 2020 -- UPDATED ANNOUNCEMENT: 

Dear Parents and Students,

     This afternoon, Governor Brian Kemp issued an executive order closing all Georgia schools for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.  Long County School System will remain closed in compliance with this order.


     To the Class of 2020, I want you to know we are heartbroken and dismayed over this abrupt end to your senior year.  We are proud of your accomplishments, and we will be working on plans to celebrate and honor you.  The Long County Board of Education, your family, friends, and community will join together to celebrate and recognize this monumental milestone in your life.

 
     To all Long County Students and Parents, I know you all have many questions and concerns on how the school year ended and what lies ahead.  Rest assured our administration and faculty are working on plans to address standards and material students have missed due to the school closure.  Next week is our scheduled Spring Break.  I encourage students to take the time to rest, relax, and enjoy their week.  We will have more information on distance learning plans in the days ahead.  


Sincerely,
David Edwards
Superintendent

APRIL BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
In an effort to comply with guidelines for social distancing and avoiding crowds as we try to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Long County Board of Education meeting scheduled for April 13, 2020 has been cancelled.  At this time, the next scheduled Board of Education meeting will be held May 11, 2020, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Long County BOE Office.  

CDC released a new resource today for parents/guardians.
CDC: Children and Coronavirus Disease 2019  Tips to Keep Children Healthy while School’s Out  (March 23, 2020)

Long County Pre-K Registration
Long County School System Pre-K Registration is postponed. 
Unfortunately, we are unable to set a new date at this time. 
Updates will be provided when we have more information.

FAQ for Long County Schools COVID-19 Response ***Updated 3/16/2020***

Here are some frequently-asked-questions. This post will be updated as new questions arise.


1. Why did the system decide to close effective March 16?
A:  Due to the fluid situation and rapidly changing factors, we have elected to close Long County Schools for two weeks, from March 16 through March 27, for all students.
While we believe it is important to keep schools open for learning, we do not want to unnecessarily put our students, staff, and community at risk as our state and community face the uncertainty of the COVID-19 virus.

2. Will students have to make this time up?
A: That is a decision the Georgia Department of Education will have to make. While we do not have a definitive answer at this time, indications point to students NOT having to make up missed school days. As soon as we have a clear answer on this, we will share it with the community.

3. Will we still have Prom?
A:   Prom has been tentatively rescheduled for May 2.  

4. Will my child continue learning during the break?
A: District and school leaders will be meeting on Tuesday to work on Distance Learning materials  and procedures.  We will release more information on Tuesday afternoon.

5. When will my child receive a report card?
A: Students will receive report cards when we return from the break.

6. Will we have Spring Break April 6-10?
A:  Yes, Long County Schools will be out for Spring Break April 6-10.  

7. Will school resume on March 30?  
A. It is too early to make a decision at this time.  We hope to know more by March 27.

8. How do I get my child’s medication from the school nurse?  
A. On Tuesday, we will announce a day and time for parents to pick up medication from the school nurse.  If you should need medicine on Tuesday, please contact the school office on Tuesday morning.


9. What about students who rely on school nutrition services?  
A. We are working with our Nutrition Department and Transportation Department on a plan to do Meals-to-go.  More information will be released on Tuesday afternoon.

10. Are the Ga Milestones/EOG/exams being waived? 
A. State Superintendent Woods announced suspension of Ga Milestones Testing.  This recommendation and waivers will be presented to the State Board of Education at the March 27 meeting.

11. Will the kids get a refund if Senior bash night is cancelled????
A.  At this time, Grad Bash is still scheduled.  We are closely monitoring the situation.  We have reached out to the companies concerning refunds should the event be cancelled.

12. What about Dual Enrollment?
A. Coastal Pines—-face-to-face classes are suspended for 2 weeks while on- line classes are continuing. Please check your college email and blackboard accounts for more information. Also, check Coastal Pines website for additional information.

13.  Will Middle School sports resume?
A.  No
On behalf of the  Southeast GA Middle School Athletic Conference, the remainder of the 2020 spring sports season has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 virus.All of our schools are on different timelines as far as being out of school and there are so many unknown answers beyond our control. The season is officially over starting Monday, March 16, 2020.

14.  Will High School sports resume?  
A.  The current thoughts are to play a modified season once school resumes.  Please note this is subject to change.

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McClelland Elementary School
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U.S. Dept. of Education released a new parent guide on ESSA’s requirements about state and local report cards. The direct link is at :
  https://www2.ed.gov/policy/elsec/leg/essa/parent-guide-state-local-report-cards.pdf

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CALL (912) 545-2350 FOR INFO!​​

Intradistrict Transfer Option FY17

As required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Long County School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in admission to its programs, services, or activities, in access to them, in treatment of individuals, or in any aspect of their operations.  For additional information or referral to the appropriate system coordinator, contact the system superintendent’s office at (912) 545-2367.
House Bill 91
Governor Nathan Deal signed House Bill 91 into law on March 30, 2015.  The law contains provisions for students no longer enrolled in the school system to petition for a diploma if their sole reason for not receiving a diploma was due to not passing any part of the required graduation tests at the time of enrollment. Please use the form below to formalize the petition process.

House Bill 91 Diploma Petition Form

Parent Engagement Survey 2019
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WFGP3R3

Welcome Military and Family Life Counselors
The Long County School System now has Child and Youth Behavioral Military and Family Life Counseling program services available within each of our schools. This confidential, non-medical, short-term, situational counseling service is available to military children, families, and service members. Child and Youth Behavioral Military and Family Life Counselors (CYB-MFLC) may also participate in school activities, facilitate psycho-educational groups, conduct training, and recommend military resources to parents as needed. 

*Counseling, consultations, and trainings are free and anonymous. No records are kept.

For more information or to make an appointment contact:
Smiley Elementary School and Walker Elementary School CYB- MFLC: (912) 321-1870
Long County Middle School and Long County High School CYB-MFLC: (912) 321-1893

DISCUSSION OF STRATEGIC WAIVER SCHOOL SYSTEM APPLICATION
​​The Long County Board of Education announced its intent to designate Long County Schools as a Strategic Waiver School System at the March 10, 2015, Board Meeting. The local Board of Education submitted a letter to the State Board of Education indicating the decision to apply for “Strategic Waiver School System” flexibility. All school districts in Georgia were required to declare a flexibility option by June 30, 2015, in order to continue receiving waivers from the State Board of Education. The flexibility allows districts to be innovative in exchange for increased academic accountability and allows the state to take over the governance of schools that fail to meet performance targets after five years.

The application serves as a performance contract with the State Board of Education (SBOE) and grants the district freedom from specific Title 20 provisions, SBOE rules, and Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) guidelines with the intent to improve student performance. One step in the development of this contract is to obtain community input at a public hearing. A draft application is ready for public review. The details of the draft may change following the local public review or as a result of discussions with the state officials during the submission process.

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Georgia Milestones Assessment System

Helping parents understand the new testing procedures in the State of Georgia. 
Georgia Milestone Basics 
Georgia Milestone Basics Spanish

Helpful Websites

A Parents guide to New Tests in Georgia
https://s3.amazonaws.com/rdcms-pta/files/production/public/Advocacy/CCSSIToolkit/Common%20Core%20State%20Standards%20Resources/Assessments%20Resouces/PTA_GA_6PG_17DEC13_FINAL.pdf

For more information on Georgia's new assessments, visit:
http://www.gadoe.org/School-Improvement/School-Improvement-Services/Pages/default.aspx

For More information on College and Career Ready Performance Standards, visit:  
  www.georgiastandards.org

Here is a public practice site for the new Georgia Tests - End-of-Grade and End-of-Course:   
http://www.gaexperienceonline.com/ ​​

“Any agency that designates one or more open records officers upon whom requests for inspection or copying of records may be delivered shall make such designation in writing and shall immediately provide notice to any person upon request, orally or in writing, of those open records officers. If the agency has elected to designate an open records officer, the agency shall so notify the legal organ of the county in which the agency’s principal offices reside and, if the agency has a website, shall also prominently display such designation on the agency’s website.” The Open Records Officer for Long County Schools is: Kathy Simmons, Long County School District, P O Box 428, Ludowici, GA 31316.