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    School Closure 4-22-2020 (Update 9):

    Press Release from Stephens County Schools

    Dr. Daniel Oldham, Deputy Superintendent  

    Superintendent effective July 1.

    Stephens County Families,

    In the face of the most unique period of history during my career, I am so proud of the effort every Stephens County community member has made to navigate this crisis. To the Stephens County School staff, your unwavering dedication to your profession and to your students has been humbling and most appreciated. To the parents and students, thank you for your support, hard work and patience through the difficult transition to and implementation of distance\digital learning.

    Over this extended school closure there have been many questions and concerns that have come to my attention. The following are key dates and guidance to help our families and school staff prepare for the end of the school year:

    May 4th:  Will begin the final week for new assignments/material.

    May 8th:  All students work is due.

    Principals will provide a drop off schedule for instructional materials similar to previous weeks.

    May 11th- May 22nd:  Remediation and optional enrichment. If your student is struggling please reach out to your school principal. They will arrange help for them. During this period school staff will continue to work on remediation planning to support our students moving forward.

    July 16th:  On-site Pre-K-KG registration will be held at Big A Elementary. Online registration is also currently available. Please see:   

    Frequently Asked Questions

    ·         What should students who still have personal items inside school buildings do?

    A detailed schedule and procedure for pick-up of materials and other belongings will be provided once the Governor’s Executive Order for shelter-in place is lifted. Personal items may include yearbooks, student desk/locker contents, etc.

    ·         If you received any school materials required to be returned, what should we do?

    A detailed schedule and procedure for returning school materials will be provided once the Governor’s Executive Order for shelter-in place is lifted. This includes required returned materials beyond classroom assignments.

    ·         Will high school graduation still take place?

    We are committed to honoring our students, particularly those in the Class of 2020 who have been impacted by the current circumstances. Graduation is tentatively planned for May 22nd. During the first week of May we will start looking at guidance from the DPH and the state to determine if May 22nd is still an option. July 17th and October 16th are potential alternative graduation dates.

    ·         Will lunches still be delivered?

    Yes, the school nutrition department will continue to provide meals without a break in service into the summer. Any changes to locations or implementation will be provided when necessary.

    ·         Will we still get report cards?

    Yes, each school will develop a plan for report card distribution.


    The mission of the Stephens County School System is to empower all students to become self-motivated learners who think critically to achieve academic and personal success which contributes to the team.

    We believe...

    • students are the focus of all decisions.

    • all individuals are valued and treated with dignity, courtesy and respect. 

    • in empowering students, parents, staff, and community through communication and collaboration.

    • a commitment to excellence is expected of all students, parents, staff, and community members.

    • in providing educational opportunities, PK-12, that prepare students for life beyond the classroom.

    Vision Statement - SCSS envisions a culture where students value exploration, discovery, creativity, and innovation in a safe environment.  Our vision includes families, faculty, staff, and community members providing unwavering support aimed at inspiring students to achieve their personal best.  Unity in this vision will result in our students pursuing their goals in an ever-changing world.