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Open House for ALL Elementary Schools

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Limit visitors to two per household in addition to elementary students. Wearing a mask is required and we ask that you practice social distancing. Any daily medications for students should be signed in by a parent or guardian to the school nurse clinic during Open House.

Grades Pre-K-5th

9:00-10:00 - Last Names A-G

10:30-11:30 - Last Names H-M

1:00-2:00 - Last Names N-S

2:30-3:30 - Last Names T-Z

Families with multiple last names will attend the time slot designated for the last name of the oldest elementary child.

Open House - Hahira Middle School:

Tuesday, August 11 - 6th Grade

Team 61 Orientation

8:00 -9:00 - A-L student last names

9:30 -10:30 - M-Z student last names

Team 62 Orientation

11:00-12:00 - A-L student last names

12:30-1:30 - M-L student last names

Team 63 Orientation

2:00-3:00 - A-L student last names

3:30-4:30 - M-Z student last names

Wednesday, August 12 - 7th & 8th Grades

7th Grade (Drop in event)

8:30-9:30 - A-L student last names

10:00-11:00 - M-Z student last names

8th Grade (Drop in event)

1:00-2:00 - A-L student last names

2:30-3:30 - M-Z student last names

Please limit this visit to ONE parent and the HMS student. We require all parties to wear masks and practice social distancing.

Open House - Lowndes Middle School:

Thursday, August 6:

Team 63 Orientation/Open House: 8:00 - 11:30

A - L last names - 8:00 - 9:30

M - Z last names - 10:00 - 11:30

Team 62 Orientation/Open House: 1:00 - 4:30

A - L last names - 1:00 - 2:30

M - Z last names - 3:00 - 4:30

Team 84 (Life Skills): 1:00 - 4:30

A - L last names - 1:00 - 2:30

M - Z last names - 3:00 - 4:30

Friday, August 7

Team 61 Orientation/Open House: 8:00 - 11:30

A - L last names - 8:00 - 9:30

M - Z last names - 10:00 - 11:30

7th and 8th Open House: 3:00 - 6:00

A - L last names - 3:00 - 4:30

M - Z last names - 4:30 - 6:00

Parent and student ONLY

Faculty and students will wear masks and practice social distancing

Rotational

• While 63 A-L orientation, 63 M-Z are in the gym taking care of buses, lunch accounts, fees, etc.

• Switch at 10:00 and at 3:00

• Same on Friday for Team 61 and upper grades

Open House - Pine Grove Middle School

Tuesday, Aug 11th

• Traditional Open House - For all students

o 8:00-9:00 - A-F last names

o 9:00-10:00 - G-L last names

o 10:00 - 11:00 - M-S last names

o 11:00 -12:00 - T-Z last name

Please limit this visit to ONE parent and the PGM student. We require all parties to wear masks and practice social distancing.


Lowndes High School Fee Days and Freshman Orientation

Ignite 2024 - Lowndes High School

Class of 2024

IGNITE 2024 on the LHS campus: (Additional details can be found on the LHS website)

Tuesday, August 11

• 4:00 pm: A-D student last names

• 4:45 pm: E-K student last names

Wednesday, August 12

• 4:00 pm: L-R student last names

• 4:45 pm: S-Z student last names

Recording of the IGNITE 2024 event August 12:

Virtual IGNITE 2024 will be available for viewing on the LHS website on August 5th. The video will be a recording of the IGNITE for the Class of 2024 presentation held on August 4th.



MySchoolBucks

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 portal@lowndes.k12.ga.us 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.

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 http://markel.sevencorners.com/ .

Student Accident Insurance Information

Virtual Open House Schedule for the following Schools:

August 13, 2020

  • CLYATTVILLE ELEMENTRY SCHOOL

  • DEWAR ELEMENTRY SCHOOL

  • HAHIRA ELEMENTRY SCHOOL

  • LAKE PARK ELEMENTRY SCHOOL

  • MOULTON-BRANCH ELEMENTRY SCHOOL

  • WESTSIDE ELEMENTRY SCHOOL

Open House for Virtual Elementary Students will be on August 13, 2020 at 1:00-4:00. Parents and students will attend in two groups.

1:00-2:00 Last names A-M.

2:30-3:30 Last names N-Z.

*Parents of multiple students with different last names should attend based on the last name of the oldest elementary student.

Attendees will be required to wear face coverings. Families are encouraged to limit the number of people who attend to parents/guardians and the elementary virtual student only. Parents will report to their student's homeroom. Upon arrival, they will receive their student's Chromebook, review and sign the contract, receive log-in information, as well as a brief overview of how to log in and get to Google classroom. Teachers will also have other instructional material that has been approved to give to virtual students ready for them to retrieve at that time.

Virtual Open House schedule for Pine Grove Elementary School

August 13, 2020

Grades 3rd-5th

9:00-10:00 Last names A-M.

10:30-11:30 Last names N-Z

Grades Kindergarten-2nd

1:00-2:00 Last names A-M.

2:30-3:30 Last names N-Z.

*Parents of multiple students with different last names should attend based on the last name of the oldest elementary student.

Attendees will be required to wear face coverings. Families are encouraged to limit the number of people who attend to parents/guardians and the elementary virtual student only. Parents will report to their student's homeroom. Upon arrival, they will receive their student's Chromebook, review and sign the contract, receive log-in information, as well as a brief overview of how to log in and get to Google classroom. Teachers will also have other instructional material that has been approved to give to virtual students ready for them to retrieve at that time.

Virtual Open House Schedule for Hahira Middle School:

August 13, 2020

6th grade:

8:00-8:30 – Last names A-I

9:00-9:30 – Last names J-A

7th grade:

10:00-10:30 – Last names A-I

11:00–11:30 Last names J-Z

8th grade:

12:00–12:30 – Last names A-I

1:00–1:30 – Last names J-Q

2:00-2:30 – Last names R-Z

Students enrolled in virtual learning will check out student Chromebooks, sign documentation, and receive training on the online learning platform, Edgeunity. Please limit to one adult per HMS student. Masks and social distancing are required.

Virtual Open House Schedule for Lowndes Middle School:

Thursday, August 13, 2020 - LMS Cafeteria:

6th grade from 8:00 - 9:00

7th grade from 9:30 - 10:30

8th grade from 11:00 - 12:00

Virtual Open House Schedule for Pine Grove Middle School:

Chromebook pick up for Virtual Open House students will be from August 13 from 1-4.

1:00 – 2:00 – Last names A-J

2:00 – 3:00 – Last names K-S

3:00 – 4:00 – Last names T-Z

This event is ONLY for families who have requested a Chromebook. Be on the lookout for an IMPORTANT email, with additional information about a Virtual MeetUp and first day procedures!

First Day of School for students will be August 14

School Nutrition

2020-21 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 MySchoolApps.com

Read this informational flyer about online applications.

MySchoolApps logo

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.

Important Links for Families

2020-21 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