Need Internet Access? All Tattnall County School students are eligible under the Community Eligibility Program (CEP).
All Tattnall County School students are eligible to apply for low/no cost internet service through the Emergency Broadband Benefit program. To find out more, go to: https://getemergencybroadband.org
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First Nine Weeks Report Card
Report cards go home on Friday, October 15th.
Quarter 2 begins October 13th and ends December 17th.
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Parents: Sign up for Parent Portal
Parent Portal allows student and parents to see grades and attendance during the year. You may also complete your back-to-school student information forms online within the portal Contact your school registrar for details.
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"Attend today, Achieve tomorrow!"
As early as elementary school, students who miss just two school days each month are more likely to fall behind in reading, writing and math, even if the absences are excused. While some challenges to a child’s attendance are unavoidable, it’s important to understand the impact of each absence. A student is chronically absent if he or she misses only two days of school per month (18 days per year). Even one year of chronic absence can cause a child to fall behind academically and decrease a child’s chances of graduating from high school, which can have long-term consequences on their financial independence, physical well-being and mental health. Parents can prepare their children for a lifetime of success by making regular school attendance a priority and understanding the reasons for their child’s absences. Learn more and find help at http://www.AbsencesAddUp.org.
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Scoliosis Screening for Students in Grades 6 & 8
Scoliosis screening is required for all students in the 6th and 8th grades who attend public school in Georgia. Scoliosis is a sideways curve of the spine. About 3% of children are affected by scoliosis. It can occur at any age but is often noticeable between the ages of 9 and 16, when growth occurs rapidly. Early detection is important to avoid potentially serious problems later in life if a spinal curve is not recognized, treated, and it continues to progress. The screening test is an observation of the child’s back when standing and bending forward.
There are options for how the screening can be completed: • Submit a completed Form #4400, Certificate of Scoliosis screening. Form #4400 can be completed by a physician with an active GA license or person working under the supervision of a physician with an active GA license, the local health department, or licensed school nurse. A completed Form #4400 should be provided to the school within the first 90 days of 6th and 8th grade. Form #4400 can be found at www.dph.georgia.gov. OR • Children can participate in a school scoliosis screening event. Students without a completed Form #4400 on file more than 90 days after the start of school will be asked to participate in scoliosis screening during a school screening event
Parents or guardians can choose to not have their student screened for scoliosis by selecting the opt-out option on Form #4400 or opt-out of the school scoliosis screening event later in the school year.
Effective July 1, 2021, children 16 years of age and older, who are entering the 11th grade (including new entrants), must have received one booster dose of the meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4), unless their initial dose was administered on or after their 16th birthday.
As a reminder, meningococcal disease is a serious bacterial illness that affects the brain and the spinal cord in the form of meningitis, and the bloodstream in the form of septicemia. It can cause shock, coma, and death within hours of the first symptoms.
If students have not been vaccinated against meningococcal disease, we strongly recommend they visit their doctor or health care provider to get their MCV4 booster shot. Receiving the MCV4 booster now will not only help protect students against the ongoing threat of meningitis, but will also meet the new school entry requirement.
Parents of students without health insurance or those whose health plan does not cover these vaccines, may call their local health department and ask about getting no or low cost vaccines. For more information, visit http://dph.georgia.gov/vaccines-children or call (800)-848-3868.
The Tattnall County School District is committed to doing whatever it takes to ensure a quality education that affirms ALL students’ value and worth and will lead to high school graduation and productive citizenship.
Welcome to Tattnall County Schools. We are happy to partner with you to guide your child to academic and career success and in doing so, enhance our community. Our website is one communication tool we will use to keep returning and new students and families informed. For additional information that is school specific, select the school's webpage. Each school will also provide digital communication tools for family engagement.
Please ensure that you read the Tattnall County Student Handbook 2021-22 . This document includes the school district's policies and procedures. We provide each student with a copy at the beginning of school, and an online copy remains on our website for easy reference. The Student Handbook requires parent/guardian signature because of its importance to a successful school year.
In preparation of the 2021-2022 school year, CARES funding will be used to purchase "Back to School" general supplies for all students. Parents will be asked to provide only personal items such as bookbags, calculators, etc. This is an effort to relieve some of the hardship caused by COVID-19 on our families and communities.
During the 2021 legislative session, the Georgia General Assembly passed the Dexter Mosely Act (Senate Bill 42). This legislation authorizes home study students in grades 6-12 to participate in extracurricular and interscholastic activities in the student’s resident public school system, with the requirement of certain notification and course enrollment provisions. The law is codified in O.C.G.A. § 20-2-319.6.
No home school students should attend workouts or practices/competitions until they are fully registered.
The following documents include important information required for home-schooled students to participate in athletic and extracurricular activities in Tattnall County schools.
For the 2021-2022 school year, all children will receive free breakfast and free lunch. This is made possible by the United States Department of Agriculture’s Community Eligibility Provison (CEP). Students may still purchase second servings and non-menu a-la-carte items. Lunch menus are located on the School Nutrition page.
Transportation to school
Our Transportation Center is located adjacent to the Tattnall County High School campus. The transportation center (aka Bus Barn) along with the school office provide detailed information on bus routes, drivers, and pickup points. Designated areas and routines for car pickups are determined by the administration at each school to create a safe and efficient traffic flow. It is very important to provide your current residential address and contact information on the student information forms. If you have any questions about transportation, call 912-557-8916.
Georgia’s Dual Enrollment program allows high school students (9th-12th grade) to earn college credit while working on their high school diploma. The Dual Enrollment program includes provisions to help remove some of the financial barriers that may prevent students from participating in a dual enrollment program.