This is to notify all persons who work or attend class in Camden County Schools that management plans have been developed for friable and non-friable asbestos-containing materials for all buildings in the system. The management plans show the location of the asbestos-containing materials and assumed asbestos-containing material. Anyone may review or retain a copy of the plans. Individual school plans are on file in the in the principal’s office at each school. All plans are on file at the Administrative Office, Camden County Board of Education, 311 S. East Street, Kingsland, GA 31548.
Georgia was one of 10 states granted a waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind Act in February 2012. The state created a new accountability system called the College and Career Ready Performance Index, which rolled out on May 7, 2013. More
Pursuant to Senate Bill 289, the Camden County School System is providing notice regarding online enrollment opportunities for students. Students may enroll in online courses beginning in the 2013-2014 school year to participate in full-time or part-time instructional opportunities as provided by the Georgia Virtual School or enter into a contract with an online provider approved by the school system.More
As required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Camden County Board of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in admission to its programs, services, or activities, in access to them, in treatment of individuals, or in any aspect of their operations. Camden County Board of Education Career and Technical Education department does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in admission to its programs, services, or activities, in access to them, in treatment of individuals, or in any aspect of their operations.More
Camden County Schools Recognized in Washington by Congressman Carter
Camden County Schools continue to receive honors as an outstanding school system. On March 10, 2017, before the 115th Congress of the United States, Representative Earl "Buddy" Carter recognized Camden County Schools for being ranked 7th in the state of Georgia by Niche. Representative Carter's recognition of our school system will be a permanent part of the Congressional Record of the 115th Congress which is housed in the Library of Congress. Our thanks to Representative Carter for sharing our success with his colleagues in Washington.To read the full text of his remarks, click here.
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Because of You: Petty Officer Kasinda Cuthbert
Volunteering at Kingsland Elementary is a family affair! Petty Officer Kasinda Cuthbert is the Goddaughter of Retired Senior Chief Mackey who worked with KES when he was active duty. Senior Chief Mackey spent many days volunteering at KES in the Media Center and organized others to assist at the school as well. His Goddaughter is now enlisted and is stationed in Jacksonville. Petty Officer Cuthbert comes in on her days off to work with some of KES students. Media Specialist, Debbie Bailey, says, "I have her working with a small group of girls for 30 minutes then a small group of boys for 30 minutes. The goal is to assist these students with making good choices. Her Godfather worked with small groups like this when he volunteered in the Media Center. She will continue to work with the same two groups to develop a good rapport and hopefully be able to assist them with making good choices."
When asked about her volunteer mission, Petty Officer Cuthbert said,“My biggest goal with the group is to teach them there are consequences to actions, and they have to put in effort and maintain respect to their leaders (parents, teachers ,etc.) to achieve their dreams...(lawyers, military, doctors ,etc.). I'm adamant about reaching back and giving the same guidance that was given to me.”
Each winter, while planning for the coming year, school leaders evaluate current performance and explore areas we can work to improve our effectiveness for students and the community.
During the evaluation this year, four critical issues emerged as persistent challenges that have evolved over several years. Focus groups tasked with gathering information about these issues found a common denominator among all four, the school-day schedule. The effort of the focus groups then became to look at the school-day schedule to determine if changes would positively influence all four critical issues.
When the work of the focus group was complete they reported their findings to school and district leaders who agreed with their conclusion; a revised school-day schedule could address four issues that have persisted and negatively affect students, parents and educators.
1. Elementary Instructional Time: The school day for elementary students in Camden is nearly 45 minutes shorter than their peers in nearby comparable districts which equates to 2 hrs and 45 minutes per week, or 12 fewer days of school each year.
2. Bus Driver Shortage: The scarcity of qualified bus drivers affects educators and parents who cope with delayed routes and substitute drivers who are often overwhelmed by the responsibility for unfamiliar students and routes.
3. Absences and Length of Day for MS and HS: Students participating in extracurricular activities where travel is required in our very large region have increased absences during their 4th block. Even when not traveling out of town they arrive home far later in the evening than is desirable because after school activities start and end late.
4. Walking Distance for MS and HS: Students living within a certain radius of middle and high schools are currently ineligible for bus transportation due, initially to financial constraints but now, to driver shortages. Increased efficiency through staggered school hours will restore transportation service to some affected neighborhoods where children must walk as far as 2 ½ miles.
Several potential options for the school day schedule were considered and one emerged as the least disruptive solution that effectively addressed all four issues. All options were presented to school leaders for further deliberation and a recommendation was made to the Superintendent and approved by the Board of Education for implementation during the 2017-2018 school year.
A presentation which details the challenges addressed by these school day changes can be found here.
Are you new to our school system? Registration for new students is available online.
Pre-K classes for 17-18 are at maximum capacity. Your Pre-K child will be placed on the 17-18 waiting list once registration is complete.
Click here for a link to our registration page.
Do you have questions about the Georgia Milestones Assessment?
Click here to view The Parent's Guide to New Tests in Georgia created by the National PTA, click here to read information from the Georgia Department of Education. These two resources provide helpful information about the Georgia Milestones Assessment System. If you still have questions, please feel free to contact your child's school. We are always here to help!
You can click here to view a sample of the online test and learn more about the testing format. If you continue to have questions, please contact your school or our Central Office at 912-729-5687. You can view the Camden County Schools Testing Calendar by clicking here. The Georgia Department of Education has created a comprehensive and helpful list of frequently asked questions. You can view it here.
The four achievement levels on Georgia Milestones are Beginning Learner, Developing Learner, Proficient Learner, and Distinguished Learner. The general meaning of each of the four levels is provided below:
Beginning Learners do not yet demonstrate proficiency in the knowledge and skills necessary at this grade level/course of learning, as specified in Georgia’s content standards. The students need substantial academic support to be prepared for the next grade level or course and to be on track for college and career readiness.
Developing Learners demonstrate partial proficiency in the knowledge and skills necessary at this grade level/course of learning, as specified in Georgia’s content standards. The students need additional academic support to ensure success in the next grade level or course and to be on track for college and career readiness.
Proficient Learners demonstrate proficiency in the knowledge and skills necessary at this grade level/course of learning, as specified in Georgia’s content standards. The students are prepared for the next grade level or course and are on track for college and career readiness.
Distinguished Learners demonstrate advanced proficiency in the knowledge and skills necessary at this grade level/course of learning, as specified in Georgia’s content standards. The students are well prepared for the next grade level or course and are well prepared for college and career readiness
Individual Georgia Milestones student reports are released every year when they are sent to our system by the Georgia Department of Education. You can view a Parent's Guide to EOG/EOC Student Report here to learn about the format and information included in the student reports. The Georgia Department of Education has created a PowerPoint presentation to give parents and stakeholders a better understanding of the Georgia Milestones Assessment results. The presentation is titled "The Rearview Mirror and the Road Ahead". To view the presentation, please click here.