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TCHS FCCLA members Carlie Morgan and Morgan Sager for bringing home the GOLD medal, PERFECT SCORE, from the National Leadership Conference in San Diego, California July 3-7, 2016. The girls competed in the STAR Event Food Innovations, Jr.
On Sept. 8th the girls will be recognized by our superintendent,Mr. Richard Smith, and the Georgia State Superintendent, Mr. Richard Woods, at the Excellence in CTAE Achievement Program in Atlanta, Ga.
Important Information & Announcements
Feed My School Announcement
Toombs County Schools Receives Golden Radish Award for Farm to School Accomplishments -click here
NOTICE OF PROPERTY TAX INCREASE
The Toombs County Board of Education has tentatively adopted a millage rate which requires an increase in property taxes by 7.54 percent. All concerned citizens are invited to the public hearing on this tax increase to be held at the Toombs County Board of Education Office, 500 Bulldog Road, Lyons, GA 30436 on the following dates:
1. Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 8:30 AM
2. Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 6:30 PM
3. Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 8:30 AM
This tentative increase will result in a millage rate of 13.956 mills, an increase of 0.959 mills. Without this tentative tax increase, the millage rate will be no more than 12.977 mills. The proposed tax increase for a homestead property with a fair market value of $100,000 is approximately $36.45 and the proposed tax increase for non-homestead property with a fair market value of $75,000 is approximately $28.77.
The Toombs County Board of Education passed the FY2017 Tentative Budget at their regular June meeting. See document for details.
Career Technical Agricultural Education Department
All Career, Technical, and Agriculture Education Programs follow the system’s policies of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, and disability in all programs, services, activities, and employment. In addition, arrangements can be made to ensure that the lack of English language proficiency is not a barrier to admission or participation.
Toombs County Family Connection Awarded $10,000 Family Engagement grant from Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning as part of the Early Learning Challenge
A free family play day set for August 6 from 10-12:30 at Partin Park.
Toombs County Family Connection recently received a $10,000 grant from the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning to help strengthen families of young children. The grant activities will include a healthy play day for families with young children (8 years and under), the publication of a Toombs County Resource, and help to create a community calendar utilizing volunteer labor from local teens.
The grant proposal used data from a 2013 Community Health Needs Assessment conducted by the local non-profit Southeast Georgia Rural Community Network (SGRCN) to identify needs in our community for many local families that could be improved by this grant work. Affordability and a lack of awareness were listed as barriers to healthy activities, so we are working to solve those issues. Data also indicated a high rate of teenage pregnancies and teen parents, as well as more programs needed for families who speak Spanish. The play day will include specific resources for teen parents and all activities and resources will be included in both English and Spanish.
The Healthy Family Play Day will be Saturday, August 6, 2016 from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at Partin Park in Lyons. Everything will be free, including games, a snack and lunch. Families should check in at the Callaway Center to receive a program of activities and a game card. The first 300 kids, ages 0-8 years old, to turn in their game card to the Callaway Center at the end of the day will receive a bag of free goodies. Everyone who participates will be eligible to win door prizes, regardless of age. Additional prizes will be awarded to participants who complete surveys throughout the grant activities. Here's a link to the survey:
Lunch will also be provided.
State Retest and Promotion Information - click here
Summer Meals for Kids and Teens Being Served in Your Community
To find a nearby site, go to: www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrock
Summer For Georgia Readers Begins in April!
To login, go to myON.com and click the red Log in now button.
Get Georgia Reading, Georgia Campaign for Grade-Level Reading
Note: Do not cut and paste. Start typing "Get Georgia" and select the school from the drop down menu when it appears.
Click the Sign in button, select a book, and start reading.
For more information:
Available to all Toombs County students and families:
The Ohoopee Regional Library offers FREE downloads of classic books through a program called FIRST BOOKS. The digital copies can be used with a cell phone in many cases, in addition to tablets and computers. For the password and instructions on how to utilize this great service, parents/students should contact the public library.
Please contact the school for student records request. Fax numbers are below:
From Superintendent Richard Smith: Welcome to Toombs County Schools, the home of great students, great teachers, and great parents! Our focus is our children. We strive to meet each child where they are and take them to where they need to be. The number one goal is for every student to be handed a diploma at the end of a successful school experience.
When you put your child in a Toombs County School, you are placing your most precious asset in our hands. That takes trust. We will work each day to earn that trust so that you know your child is in a safe, caring place. We want you to feel your child is receiving quality instruction from a teacher who has your child’s best interest at heart. We will treat each student like they are our own.
Toombs County will open a new High School this fall. It is state of the art and equipped to take our students to the next step in their lives. In our halls walk future doctors, teachers, lawyers, farmers, nurses and members of the armed forces. Our job is to prepare them to take that step towards wherever they wish to go. When the students work hard and the teachers deliver quality lessons, anything is possible!
Anytime you have questions or need help, we encourage you to contact your child’s school and speak with their teachers and principal. Our central office will be open and willing to assist you with anything we can. Strengthening the partnership between the school, the home, and the community is a priority. We all have the same goal, to educate our children. We all must do what it takes to get that accomplished!
District Wellness Policy
The Board of Education recognizes that student wellness and proper nutrition are related to students' well-being, growth, development, and readiness to learn. The Board is committed to providing a school environment that promotes and protects student wellness, proper nutrition, nutrition education, and regular physical activity as part of the total learning experience. In a healthy school environment, students will learn about and participate in positive dietary and lifestyle practices that can improve student achievement.
To the extent practicable, all schools in the district shall participate in available federal school meal programs. All foods and beverages made available on campus during the school day shall be consistent with the requirements of federal and state law. Guidelines for reimbursable school meals shall not be less restrictive than regulations and guidance issued by the U.S. Secretary pursuant to the Child Nutrition Act and the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act, as those regulations and guidance apply to schools.
The Superintendent or designee shall convene a wellness policy committee consisting of school system and community representatives from areas designated in federal law to participate in the development, implementation and periodic review of school wellness policies. Such policies shall contain, at a minimum:
1. Specific goals for nutrition promotion and education, physical activity, and other school-based activities that promote student wellness;
2. Standards and nutrition guidelines for all foods and beverages available on campus during the school day that:
a. are consistent with federal meal pattern requirements and nutrition standards;
b. prohibit the sale to students on the school campus during the school day of competitive foods that do not meet the federal criteria; and,
c. adhere to the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 and state requirements regarding exempt fundraisers.
3. Identification of the position of district or school official(s) responsible for the oversight to ensure each school’s compliance with the wellness policy;
4. A description of the manner in which parents, students, and representatives of school food service, physical education teachers, school health professions, the school board, school administrators, and the general public are provided an opportunity to participate in the development, implementation, and periodic review of the wellness policy; and
5. A description of the plan for measuring the implementation of the wellness policy and for reporting to the public its content and implementation issues.
The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that each participating school complies with the wellness policy; that periodic assessments and progress reports are conducted in accordance with state and federal timelines and other requirements; and, that appropriate updates or modifications are made as needed.