As there continues to be concerns and questions related to the reopening of schools for the 2020-21 school year, we want to assure families our first priority is the safety and health of all students and staff. The district will continue working closely with the Whitfield County Health Department to determine the severity of COVID-19 in our community. We understand the challenges the novel Coronavirus brings and have plans in place to continue learning outside the classroom should the severity in our county rise. Please click the link above for more information.
Virtual Community Conversations are designed to answer questions that have been asked of Whitfield County Schools and to provide some additional information to parents as they make the important decisions regarding their child's education throughout the school year. Click the link above to view the first question and answer session with Superintendent Dr. Gilreath.
Welcome to the Home of the Tigers! Please take some time to check out our family resources under the Resources tab at the top of the page and stay up to date on upcoming events with the Calendar tab. We look forward to getting to know you and your family as your children progress through their elementary years here at DES. Also, be sure to check us out on Facebook!
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Please click the link above to view the Elementary School Testing Calendar. The purposes of the Georgia Student Assessment Program are to: measure student achievement of the state mandated curriculum, identify students failing to achieve mastery of content, provide teachers with diagnostic information, and assist school systems in identifying strengths and weaknesses in order to establish priorities in planning educational programs.
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.
Need to change how your child will get home from school? Click here to download a Change of Transportation form. Please send these with your child to let us know when there will be a change in the way that they typically get home. You may also fax this form to the school before 1:45pm. Thank you for working with us to keep students safe!
The Georgia Department of Education and Georgia Public Broadcasting are launching “Getting Ready” guides to help parents of the youngest learners prepare for the upcoming school year. These guides are designed to provide a simple way to keep the learning going over the summer and explore skills that will prepare a student for the school year ahead. Click the link above to learn more.
During the summer months, students have FREE access to thousands of enhanced digital books with myON. Read anywhere, anytime with online and offline access. Click the link above for myON login instructions, as well as additional Summer Reading resources and activities.
Seven graduating seniors from Whitfield County Schools have been recognized as 2020 Georgia Scholars. Students eligible for Georgia Scholar recognition are high school seniors who exhibit excellence in all phases of school life, in community activities, and in the home. Click the link above to learn more.
The Georgia Alternate Assessment (GAA) 2.0 is designed to ensure students with significant cognitive disabilities are provided access to the state academic content standards and given the opportunity to demonstrate achievement of the knowledge, concepts, and skills inherent in the standards. Georgia’s Spring 2020 GAA 2.0 test administration window is March 23 through May 1, 2020. Click the link above for more information.