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Title I Information
Toombs County Schools
In Loving Memory
Gail Edenfield 1951 - 2017
Gail was employed for 41 years with the Toombs County School System as a teacher and media specialist. She spent most of her career at Toombs County High School. She also served as Lyons Primary School's part-time media specialist and most recently as a volunteer. Her dedication to the students, faculty/staff, administration, and parents of the school system will never be forgotten.
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
State Retest and Promotion Information, May, 2017- click here
Capstone has been providing schools with quality and engaging content for over 20 years. We are excited to announce that Georgia Schools will have FREE ACCESS to our digital products this summer to help minimize the summer slide!
FREE SUMMER LEARNING
Your students and their families can access PebbleGo K-2 Database, PebbleGo Next 3-5 Database and Capstone Interactive eBooks now- July 28, 2017!! Spread the word.
PebbleGo K-2 Database: Build research, literacy and basic computer skills with a safe database specifically designed for early learners.
www.PebbleGo.com username: summer17 password: reads
PebbleGo Next 3-5 Database: Upper elementary learners can safely get a more in depth look at topics relating to their school curriculum.
www.PebbleGoNext.com username: summer17 password: reads
Capstone Interactive eBooks: Access over 5,000 nonfiction and fiction eBooks to continue building fluency, pronunciation and a love for reading.
www.MyCapstoneLibrary.com username: gasummer17 password: reads
Thousands of Free Books are at your Fingertips this SummerGeorgia students can read anywhere, anytime, and virtually anything this summer, because Get Georgia Reading partner myON has delivered thousands of free books to your computer and mobile devices. That means every child, teacher, librarian, and parent in Georgia are sharing a single account that provides you with unlimited access to myON’s enhanced digital books, 24 hours a day—every day—through Aug. 31. These enhanced digital books, with flexible reading scaffolds, are the core content of myON’s award-winning personalized literacy environment with embedded tools and metrics to support and track student reading and growth.
Read anywhere - at home, in the library, or any community setting. Read online using any Internet-enabled device. Read offline using free mobile apps for Kindle Fire HD, Android Devices, iPads, and Google Chrome.
For more information or if you have additional questions, please contact Saralee Parker, Account Manager, at (678) 910-6661 or email Saralee.
Feed My School Announcement
Toombs County Schools Receives Golden Radish Award for Farm to School Accomplishments -click here
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.
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.