Dr. Irma Townsend, Assistant Superintendent of Student Services
Office: 229-890-6200 Ext. 10009
Wendy May, Student Services Clerk
Office: 229-890-6200 Ext 10027
Brian Lewis, Hospital/Homebound Coordinator
Office: 229-890-6200 Ext. 10075
Suzanne Sumner, School Nurse Coordinator
Denise Pope, Homeless Liason
For Your Information
Each student is to submit written documentation following days absent. (Parent or Doctor Note) Additionally, it is important that your child ask for any missed work following an absence. Valuable minutes of instructional time are missed each time your child is tardy or absent. We are committed to providing the best education possible for your child. Regrettably, this process is adversely affected by poor attendance and causes your student to fall behind academically. We believe that a strong partnership between home and school is essential in the education of children.
We know that you care and are concerned about your child’s success in school, and it is our goal to help in resolving this problem. If you have any questions, please contact your school Social Worker.
Colquitt County Board of Education Protocol for Attendance is as follows:
- Five (5) unexcused days – School based Hearing.
- Seven (7) unexcused days – Hearing with School Officials, District Attorney Representative, and Department of Family and Children Services.
- Ten (10) unexcused days – Refer to DFCS
- Twelve (12) unexcused days – possible legal action.
Thank you for your cooperation and partnership with Colquitt County Schools and ensuring the best educational experience for your child.
Cada año escolar es siempre un momento emocionante para los estudiantes, personal y familias. A fin de educar a nuestros estudiantes, deben estar presentes y a tiempo cada día. Para garantizar el éxito, les pedimos a los padres que sus hijos vayan a la escuela a tiempo todos los días a menos que estén enfermos. Si su estudiante está ausente por enfermedad, asegúrese demandar una nota a la escuela cuando el estudiante regresa. El presente Protocolo será seguido en cada escuela para los estudiantes que estén matriculados y/o en edad de escolarización obligatoria.
Protocolo de asistencia
Cada estudiante presentará documentación escrita tras días ausente. (Nota del Padre o Doctor) Además, es importante que su hijo pregunte por cualquier trabajo perdido después de una ausencia. Se pierden valiosos minutos de tiempo de instrucción cada vez que su hijo está atrasada o ausente. Estamos comprometidos a proveer la mejor educación posible a su hijo. Lamentablemente, este proceso se ve afectada negativamente por la mala asistencia y provoca que su estudiante falle académicamente. Creemos que un compañerismo fuerte entre el hogar y la escuela es fundamental en la educación de los niños. Sabemos que usted se preocupada por el éxito de su hijo en la escuela y nuestra meta es ayudar a solucionar ese problema. Si usted tiene alguna pregunta, por favor contacte a la trabajadora social escolar.
El Protocolo para la Asistencia de la Junta de Educación del Condado Colquitt es como sigue:
5 días sin excusa – Audiencia con base Escolar.
7 días sin excusa – Audiencia con los Oficiales Escolares, el Abogado Representante de Distrito y el Departamento de Familias y Servicios de Niños.
10 días sin excusa – Referencia al DFCS
12 días sin excusa – posible acción legal.
Gracias por su cooperación y compañerismo con las Escuelas del Condado Colquitt y por asegurar la mejor experiencia educativa para su hijo.
Although dress reflects personal and family choice, students’ dress should be appropriate for school. Students should dress in a manner, which will not distract others from learning nor be offensive in nature. The administrative staff may address any other concerns at their discretion. All staff members are expected to assist in monitoring students. Students wearing inappropriate clothing will be sent to an assistant principal. Grooming is a personal matter that should take place in the privacy of your own home or in the restroom.
Skirts, Skorts, Jumpers, Dresses
THESE ITEMS ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE:
Tobacco products, alcoholic beverages, drugs, illegal substances, violence, racist organizations, gangs, obscenities, and nudity
Under the 2009 state law (O.C.G.A. 20-2-2131), parents/guardians may request a transfer to another school within the Colquitt County School District.
Interested in volunteering in one of our schools in Colquitt County? If so,
please contact the Moultrie YMCA at 985-1154.
Find resources for families at Colquitt County Family Connection, and come find us on Facebook!
Colquitt County School System is committed to providing all students with a safe and civil school environment in which all members of the school community are treated with dignity and respect. In accordance with federal, state, and local policies, procedures and practices, Colquitt County School System expressly prohibits the bullying, harassment or intimidation of any person, by any means or method, which occurs on school property, on school vehicles, at designated school bus stops, or at school related functions or activities, or by use of data or software that is accessed through a computer, computer system, computer network, or other electronic technology of a local school system. Students who witness bullying or who are victims of bullying behaviors should make a report to a teacher or school administrator so that an appropriate investigation can take place. If, after an investigation, a student is found to be in violation of the Code of Conduct bullying policy, the student shall be disciplined by appropriate measures up to, and including, suspension and expulsion. Retaliation following a report of bullying is strictly prohibited and may result in strong disciplinary action.
- Harrassment/Bullying Reporting Protocol
- CCBOE Bullying Policy
- Bullying Incident Report form
- Section 504 Forms Spanish
- 504 Forms
- Uploading 504 Documents to IC
- Special Request form.docx
- Section 504 Teacher Input Form (Resource)
- Section 504 Parent Questionnaire (Resource)
- Section 504 Maual 2019.pdf
- Section 504 Forms 2019.docx
- Section 504 and Individualized Health Care Plans.pdf
- Overview of Section 504 forms (Resource).pdf
- Checklist for 504 (Resource).pdf
Homeschool and Hospital Homebound
***Attention all Home School Parents***
As of July 1, 2012, Home school services are coordinated by the Georgia Department of Education. You must go through the Georgia Department of Education (GADoE) in order to register your child for the 2014-2015 school year and for all other home school requests. Declarations of Intent and monthly attendance forms should NOT be submitted to Colquitt County School System.
Changes have been made to the homeschooling law in Georgia. There are two major changes that homeschoolers need to be aware of:
- The first is that they will no longer turn in their paperwork to their local school districts. Now they will report directly to the Georgia Department of Education.
- The second major change is that homeschoolers will only be required to turn in attendance forms once a year to the Georgia Department of Education instead of turning in a monthly attendance form to their local school district.
The Georgia Department of Education has instructions and forms on the GADoE website (www.doe.k12.ga.us/curriculum-instruction-and-assessment/pages/home-schools.aspx) by mid-June where students, parents and local homeschool associations can obtain and submit homeschool documents electronically. A physical mailing address is also available for submitting homeschool documents.
Students, parents and local homeschool associations may choose to submit their new homeschool required documentation electronically via HomeschoolCompliance.com(Mr. Scott Meadows – 706-353-3548). Neither Mr. Meadows nor HomeschoolCompliance.com are associated with the Georgia Department of Education; however, the Georgia Department of Education has entered into an agreement with Mr. Meadows allowing him to accept this documentation in order to better serve those choosing the homeschool option. Utilizing HomeschoolCompliance.comis not free. Parents should check HomeschoolCompliance.com for fees.
To request a Certificate of Attendance for a driver's license, learner's permit, work permit, or as needed for other purposes, please contact Patrick Blenke at firstname.lastname@example.org or Judy Serritella at email@example.com. Thank you for your patience as we move forward to comply with the new homeschool requirements.
Questions should be directed to the following people at the Georgia Department of Education: Patrick Blenke at (404) 463-1765 or Judy Serritella at (404) 657-9800.
With these changes in mind, the following are the requirements that parents or guardians must follow in order to homeschool in Georgia:
- Parents or guardians of homeschoolers are required to submit a declaration of intent to homeschool within 30 days of establishing such a program and thereafter by September 1 each year. Compulsory attendance is for children between the ages of six and sixteen, but any child under seven who has been enrolled in public school for 20 days or more will need to submit a declaration of intent to homeschool.
- The declaration needs to list the names and ages of the students, the address of the home study program, and a statement of the 12-month period that is to be considered the school year.
- Parents or guardians may teach only their own children, and they must possess at least a high school diploma or GED, but they can employ a tutor who holds a high school diploma or GED.
- The law states, “The home study program shall provide a basic academic educational program which includes, but is not limited to, reading, language arts, mathematics, social studies, and science.”
- The home study program must provide instruction each 12 months equivalent to 180 school days with each day consisting of at least 4.5 hours unless the child is physically unable to comply.
- Attendance records must be kept and submitted annually to the Department of Education.
- The law states, “Students in home study programs shall be subject to an appropriate nationally standardized testing program administered in consultation with a person trained in the administration and interpretation of norm reference tests…” beginning at the end of the third grade and every three years after that. The GADoE recommends that parents use a nationally recognized test. Homeschoolers can find a list of such tests here: http://www.ghea.org/pages/testing/standardizedTests.php. Note that a parent can administer the test after consulting with someone at the test’s publisher, or they could ask a local teacher to administer the test. The results of the tests do not need to be shared with anyone, and parents need only retain them for their own records.
- Finally, the home study program instructor needs to write an annual progress assessment report which will include her assessment of the student’s academic progress in each of the subject areas listed above, and parents need to retain these reports for at least three years.
Homeschool, Hospital/Homebound Program
Pennie Casteel, Homebound Teacher
Office: 229-890-6200 ext 10075
Who would be qualified for service?
Any Colquitt County student who has a physical condition medically diagnosed by a physician, which restricts them to their home or a hospital.
The hospital/homebound referral form must be completed in its entirety and returned to the attendance office, the principal, or designee at the school attended. This includes the medical certification section of the form, which is completed by the student’s doctor. Once completed, Student Services Director Doug Howell will determine whether or not the student is eligible for hospital/homebound services. If the student is eligible, services may begin immediately.
Responsibilities of the Parent:
- A responsible adult, other than the teacher, must be in the home while the teacher is present.
- The parent should provide an appropriate area in the home for the student and teacher during instruction.
- The parent shall see that the student is ready to begin instruction when the teacher arrives, including having assigned work completed.
- The parent should notify the hospital/homebound teacher in advance if the student is unable to receive instruction.
Responsibilities of the Student:
- The student should plan several times during the day when work can be done without interruptions in order to complete assignments in a timely manner.
- The student should inform the homebound teacher of any books or supplies needed from the school.
- The student must complete all given assignments.
- The student should be attentive and cooperative during the instruction period.
***Please be aware that not all courses can be completed during a homebound period, therefore it is a possibility that some course hours will be lost due to
School Assignment Locator
The map depicting elementary school attendance zones can be used as a visual aid to determine appropriate school zone assignment. The boundaries should be considered approximate.
Specific street address information related to school zones can be obtained by contacting the School Transportation Department at 229-890-6259.
Parents/guardians may request for their child(ren) to attend a school out of their assigned attendance zone.
Note: Bus transportation is not provided for students attending outside their zone of residence.
Assignment Zone Map (use zoom tools to enlarge)
School Attendance Request Form
Formulario de Solicitud de Asistencia Escolar
For additional information, please call the Student Services Department at 229-890-6200 ext 10027.