6:30 PM School Board Meeting
I’d like to welcome you to the 2019-2020 school year at Cohutta Elementary. We are so excited to have kids back in our building. As much as the staff enjoys hanging out with each other during planning days, we love hearing giggles and seeing the smiling faces of our students even more.
We’re expecting big things from our students this year, and we have large expectations for our staff, as well. Our number one job here is to keep our students safe and work to make sure they are excited to come to school and learn each day. We look forward to partnering with each of our families to make sure these jobs are accomplished. We want to work with all of our students, parents, and community members to help make this year as successful as possible. Please feel free to talk with your child’s teacher about ways we can work together to help all of our students grow and achieve success.
Our motto as a staff this year is “99 Is Not Enough!” We want our students to give 100%, not just 99%. We want to see 100% of our students grow, not just 99%. We also want to be willing to do what it takes for that extra one student so that it’s not just 99 that feel successful. We want all 100. We want our students to also be there for their classmates and be willing to leave the 99 to be a friend to the one who may be struggling. When we talk about the Bulldog Way (Dig into learning, Others before me, Go above and beyond, Stay loyal and true), we want to really emphasize the idea of putting others before ourselves so we can all grow together. Cohutta is all about having high standards for academics, but we also want to have high standards for our character and how we treat each other. It’s what helps make this little school such a big success.
This is year 21 for me at Cohutta. I’m getting the privilege of seeing my former students’ children come to this school. I don’t take that lightly. Our staff values our community and has a desire to be a shining light on our hill. In order to do that, we want to partner with each and every family we’re blessed to come into contact with this year. We won’t always agree. We’ll all fall short, at times. That said, I can guarantee your children will be loved, valued, and challenged this school year. This is our 20/20 vision for 2020. We invite you to join with us to help make this the best year yet. As always, our doors are always open. If you have any needs, concerns, feedback, etc. be sure to let us know.
Whitfield County Schools is continually working to strengthen partnerships between schools and families. The purpose of this survey is to get parents' opinion on how well our schools have met their family and child's needs and how they feel about their involvement in their child’s school.
Our Parent Engagement Survey results will:
* promote shared decision making by asking for family input;
* assess family needs, wants, and program satisfaction to guide program quality improvements;
* learn about family expectations for their child’s learning.
Below are survey links:
Grades K-2 English https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2019GradeK-2English
Grades K-2 Spanish https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2019GradeK-2Spanish
Grades 3-5 English https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2019Grade3-5English
Grades 3-5 Spanish https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2019Grade3-5Spanish
Free and Reduced Meal Applications are now available online for the 2018-19 school year. To apply, visit www.lunchapplication.com. Only one application per household should be submitted. If you need assistance or would like to request a paper application, please contact your child's cafeteria manager.
For questions regarding your child's Free and Reduced Meal Application, please contact the School Nutrition Office at (706) 876-7264 or 1030 Hill Rd. Dalton, GA 30721.
Annual Asbestos Management Plan
The Whitfield County School System AHERA Management Plan is available for public inspection upon request at the Whitfield County Board of Education. This notification is provided to fulfill the requirement of Section 763.93(4) of the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act, 40 CFR Part 763, October 30, 1987. All interested parents, teachers, empoyees or other persons are invited to review the plan, which includes the following items:
1. Location, amounts and types of asbestos containing materials
2. Response actions to the asbestos containing materials
3. Plans for inspection and periodic surveillance
4. Public Notification procedures
Anyone interested in reviewing this plan should call the Whitfield County Board of Education at (706) 217-6780.
Here is the link to our latest CCRPI score. To dig into the data, click the world "Elementary" under "Select Report Type" at the top of the page. That will open up links to see the four categories that make up our CCRPI score. If you have any questions about the CCRPI score, feel free to email Dr. Wright.
In Georgia, the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement (GOSA) prepares Georgia’s State, Local, and School Annual Report Cards. The Annual Report Cards contain test results as well as other information relevant to school performance toward the goals of student achievement and school completion. The Report Card is in compliance with both state and federal laws with respect to reporting requirements. GOSA partners with the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) to produce the K-12 Public Schools Reports since much of the data comes from GaDOE.
Whitfield County Schools is excited to announce a partnership with Purposity! The mission of Purposity is to connect community members in need with those that can help. YOU can make a difference right from your phone. You’ll know exactly who you’re helping and why. It’s the simplest way to make an impact locally. Click the link above to join our Purposity movement,
Whitfield County Schools is working to strengthen partnerships between schools and families. The purpose of this survey is to get your opinion on how well our schools have met your family and children’s needs and how you feel about your involvement in your child’s school. The survey will be available until Friday, September 27, 2019.
We are pleased to announce Georgia State Superintendent Richard Woods has named Coahulla Creek, Northwest and Southeast high schools as AP Honors Schools. AP courses are one of several ways Georgia students can access college-level learning at the high-school level. Click the link above to learn more about the areas our high schools earned AP Honors in.
Whitfield County Schools is proud to announce the achievement and status of the Georgia School Boards Association’s 2019 Distinguished School Board recognition. The recognition program is designed to showcase best practices in school governance and leadership. This year, 10 of the 180 public school boards earned the Distinguished Board status.