Student Registration and Withdrawal is open!

Please visit the central registration page for information. At this time central registration is open by appointment only. Please visit our website to print the Registration Packet. Once you have all the required documents and the packet completed, please call 229-724-5256 Option 1 or email helpdesk@early.k12.ga.us and a member of our registration team will schedule an appointment for you to register in-person at the central registration office located at Early County Middle School. In order to prevent a large gathering of people we are conducting registration and withdrawal requests by appointment only. No drop-ins will be received. Only the enrolling parent(s) should come to the appointment. Children are not needed for registration or withdrawal records to be processed. Additionally, all individuals coming to an appointment are expected to wear a mask for the safety of everyone involved in the process.

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Questions, Concerns, Suggestions: ECSS Reopening Plan and the 2020-21 School Year

July 31, 2020

To All ECSS Family, Friends, and Community:

Last night at an emergency called board meeting, the Early County Board of Education voted to offer only the hybrid and virtual instructional models for the 2020-2021 school year. The hybrid model is a blended learning option that will include two days of face-to-face and three days of virtual learning for all students, and virtual learning is for those with a device and internet connectivity who choose to learn from home via distance/virtual learning. Faculty and staff returned on Monday, July 27, and students will not return until Tuesday, September 8, which will allow for more professional learning for our teachers as they work to get ready for the virtual learning days that will be a part of the hybrid option and the full virtual option that some students have chosen. We will continue to monitor the situation and receive guidance from the Governor’s Office, the Georgia Department of Education (please refer to their Georgia’s Path to Recovery for K-12 Schools at https://www.georgiainsights.com/recovery.html), and the state and local Department of Public Health for direction. We will continue to provide regular updates and information on our website and Facebook page. Dr. Jennifer Brown, Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, is over the registration process for these options. The registration link is https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdoK--nFBK6T9dEP6tCDAf4ybP-1X3HJbolmfgfFyM9voFfJg/viewform

Because school was supposed to start Thursday, August 6, we are not prepared to provide meal distribution on Tuesday, August 4. However, School Nutrition Coordinator Mr. William Shippee will go back to the distribution of meals at ECMS every Tuesday starting August 11 through September 1.

Mrs. Tammy Storey continues to update our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document that is on our website and on our Facebook pages that allows for all of the commonly asked questions and current answers to be listed. I encourage you to check that resource before reaching out to administrators as the question you have may already have been answered. This is a fabulous resource page, and we appreciate all of the questions we have received throughout this time.

Mrs. Lorie Clenney, Director of Student Services, and Dr. Priscilla Yarbrough, PBIS/MTSS Director, are also prepared with numerous resources for both students and staff to help deal with the emotional anxiety and turmoil created by these uncertain times. Please feel free to reach out to either one of these leaders to access resources or support.

As we continue to monitor and navigate these very turbulent waters, know how very proud I am to be a Bobcat. As is Early County’s tradition, we are stepping up to help out and to provide support for each other during this difficult time, and we continue to band together and stand ready to help in any way possible. Be assured that we are here doing the very best we can to prepare for our precious students. I encourage you to please continue to limit your social activities, practice social distancing, wash your hands, wear your masks, and protect the elderly as well as people with chronic health conditions in the days and weeks ahead. If I may be of service, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,

Bronwyn Ragan-Martin, Ed.D.

Superintendent

Early County School System

11927 Columbia Street

Blakely, GA 39823

229.723.4337

11927 Columbia Street ~ Blakely, Georgia 39823 ~ Phone: (229)723-4337 ~ Fax: (229)723-8183