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Open House for ALL Elementary Schools

Monday, August 5 - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Hahira Middle School Orientation Schedule

6th grade Open House – August 5:

8:00 AM – Last Name A-L – This is Not a drop in event

10:00 AM – Last Name M-Z – This is Not a drop in event

7th grade Open House – August 5:

12:30-1:30 pm Monday 8/5/2019 - This is a drop in event

8th grade Open House – August 5:

2:00 -3:00 pm Monday 8/5/2019 - This is a drop in event

Lowndes Middle School Orientation Schedule

6th grade Open House – August 5: 12:00-1:30 (Last Name A-M)

1:30-3:00 (Last Name N-Z)

7th grade Open House – August 5:

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

8th grade – August 5:

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Pine Grove Middle School Open House

Monday, August 5 for all grades

6th grade: 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

7th grade: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

8th grade: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Lowndes High School Fee Days and Freshman Orientation

Students can purchase parking decals, lockers, and yearbooks. Prepayment is available online through the school website – printed receipts must be presented at fee days.

July 31 - Fee Day

8:00 AM until 12:00 noon - For returning sophomores, juniors, and seniors

8:00 AM - Seniors

9:15 AM - Juniors

10:30 AM - Sophomores

August 5 - Ignite 2023

5:30-7:30 - For incoming freshmen

First Day of School for students will be August 7

School Nutrition

2019-2020 Meal Prices

All CES and MBE students will have school meals at no cost

Breakfast for all students: $2.00

Reduced price breakfast: .30

Breakfast for Adults and Guests: $2.00

Lunch for Elementary Students: $2.05

Lunch for Middle and High School Students: $2.25

Second Student Lunch: $3.25

Reduced Price Lunch: .40

Non-Educator Adult Lunch: $3.75

Educator Adult Lunch: $3.25

Families have TWO ways to apply for free or reduced meals.

1. Families may apply online through

Read this informational flyer about online applications.

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2. Families may complete these printable forms.

Application for Reduced Price Lunch- English

Instructions to Apply for meals-English

FAQ about Free and Reduced Meals- English

Application for Reduced Price Lunch- Spanish

Instructions to Apply for meals-Spanish

FAQ about Free and Reduced Meals- Spanish

Completed applications may be turned into the child's school lunchroom or returned to the Lowndes County Board of Education, 1592 Norman Drive, Valdosta.


Families can use MySchoolBucks to pay for student meals online. Families can put money into their children's lunch accounts for a fee of $.50 per transaction. Families can use debit and credit cards to complete these transactions. There is also a mobile app for My School Bucks that families can use to manage school lunch accounts.

If you would like additional information about how to pay for school lunch online use this instructional guide.

Parent Portal

Accessing your student's schedule, grades and attendance can be achieved easily by using our Parent Portal. Parents who have forgotten portal log in information should email from the same email account used for log in to receive a password reset. New parents will need to pick up a portal log in information from the Central Office Registration office. A mobile app is also available for Infinite Campus that can be downloaded on most smart devices.

Important Links for Families

2019-2020 Printable School Calendar

Parent Involvement (This site will also give paperwork for being a parent volunteer)

School Transportation

Parents of students who will be utilizing school transportation can use E-Link to find out their bus routes when they are available. The Transportation Department is in the process of finalizing routes.

Use this reference guide to help you through the process of locating bus routes and schedules

YMCA Primetime After School Care

Primetime Information

Student Accident Insurance

Parents can enroll online by the use of a dedicated secure enrollment website or by calling 877-444-5014. The website address is .

Student Accident Insurance Information