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Welcome to Camden County High School

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Camden County High School is the only high school in Camden County, offering comprehensive curriculum (9-12) with a variety of classes for both College Preparatory and Career Technology Preparatory serving 2,500+ students. Thriving Advanced Placement, Career Academy and work- based learning programs stimulate academic rigor and graduation employment readiness.
Serving a diverse population, opportunities for interaction are nurtured among students from across our country and around the world. The shared experience of global perspectives and cultures broadens and deepens the CCHS education.
An outstanding Special Education program accounts for frequent Kings Bay Naval Base assignment requests by families of children with special needs.
Twenty-eight co-curricular activities, 23 varsity sports, a 1,285 seat auditorium, and state-of-the- art athletic facilities complement the well-rounded education offered at CCHS.

Parent and Student Resources

Grad Bash Cancelled Due to COVID-19

As we continue to monitor the evolving situation with COVID-19, Universal has cancelled Grad Bash.The senior trip to Universal Studios has been cancelled. Refunds for all students who signed up will be processed and mailed to the students’ address on record.

Cap and Gown Delivery Postponed
Please read this message from Herff Jones regarding postponement of cap and gown delivery.
As we receive updates to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been advised by multiple health officials to cancel all curbside deliveries.
As you know, our communities are feeling the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our priority at Herff Jones-The Roderick Group is to protect the safety and health of our customers and staff. To support the efforts of social distancing and help contain the spread of the virus, we have made the decision to close our Statesboro office and to postpone any school deliveries, including curbside deliveries.
The Herff Jones-Roderick Group COVID-19 response plan is outlined below.
• Effective March 16, the Herff Jones Statesboro office is temporarily closed to all visitors
• All previously scheduled school visits have been postponed through at least April 13th and will be rescheduled as more information becomes available regarding school openings.
• As schools re-open, we will deliver all products in school at the earliest possible time. As redelivery dates become available, we, along with your school, will notify you of the new in-school dates as soon as soon as possible.
• In the event school closures are extended into May, we will implement a mass shipment of orders beginning May 4th.
Our response plan is subject to change as advances in the COVID-19 pandemic occur.
Please know, we are assisting customers by email at teamroderick@herffjones.com. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience and cooperation during this unchartered time.
Thank you,
HERFF JONES
THE RODERICK GROUP // 7A S. Mulberry St. // Statesboro, GA 30458
912.764.9314 PHONE // 912.764.9550 FAX // www.herffjones.com [herffjones.com]

COVID 19 Information

We have been committed to keeping our community updated about the rapidly developing situation with COVID-19. Throughout the process, we have relied on the guidance from the Georgia Department of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as our state and local leaders.

Camden County Central Office Administrators and school principals met in an emergency meeting at 7 PM on Sunday night and the Executive Committee of the Camden County Emergency Management Agency at 8 AM this morning to make a determination about school closures. In accordance with Governor Kemp’s guidance and to best prioritize student and staff safety, effective Tuesday, March 17th, Camden County Schools will be closed indefinitely. Parents will be able to pick up any student medications from the schools on Tuesday. Distance learning will commence on Wednesday, March 18th and all schools and school buildings will remain closed as of March 18th until further notice. 

The school closures include all school building activities, athletics/sports, extracurricular school activities, and trips. 

While our school buildings will be closed, the education process will not stop. All staff will work remotely to best support students, including delivering digital and physical instructional resources to students while they are at home. Details about remote learning and answers to your questions will be available early this week on the Camden County Schools website.

The decision to close schools was not easy. We know this is a very difficult time for our school families and the community. We will work together to get through this unprecedented time.

We know that you may have questions regarding how the school closure will impact you, and we will work to provide you the answers. We will continue to keep our community updated on the next steps during the school closure process as we turn to our digital learning resources. 

Information will be posted to the Camden County Schools website (www.camden.k12.ga.us), the schools Facebook page and through our SchoolMessenger phone and email alert system.

While school is suspended, we hope you will join us in continuing to take measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our community. Please refer to information from the Georgia Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control to practice proper hygiene and social distancing to keep our homes and community safe.

The CCS COVID-19 webpage can be found here.


Georgia Department of Public Health PowerPoint Presentation


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STUDENT NEWS

Miss Wildcat

Congratulations to the Miss Wildcat Winners!


LR: Diara Carter- Senior Talent Winner and People’s Choice, Macy Pounds- First Runner-up, Valerie Amerson- Miss Wildcat Outstanding Teen 2019, Madeline Lee- Miss Wildcat 2020, Junior Talent Winner, Isabella Kicklighter- Miss Wildcat 2019, Rory English- Second Runner-up, Kendall Rodriguez- Miss Congeniality, Shaela Nestor- Ad Sales and Miss Congeniality

Yearbook Order DatesCCHS Yearbook Sale Dates:
November 11th-15th $80
December 9th-13th $80
January 13th-17th $85
February 10th-14th $85
March 9th-13th $85
April 13th-17th $85 CASH ONLY

Visit the following link to order online:
Herff Jones - Yearbook Orders


Camden County High School
6300 Laurel Island Parkway
Kingsland, GA 31548
CCHS Phone:
912-729-7318
Fax:
912-729-7627
Ninth Grade Center:
912-576-2900
Fax:
912-576-4906

School Hours:
7:25 AM - 2:25 PM

SteveLoden

Dr. Steve Loden
Principal

James Phillips

Mr. James Phillips
10-12 Building Deputy Principal

Joi Martin

Mrs. Joi Martin

Ninth Grade Center Deputy Principal




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Important Notices

SAT/ACT Reimbursement Consideration

The school will reimburse students when they sign up to retake the SAT or ACT if they score 500+ on the SAT and 21+ on the ACT. A student may be reimbursed once per school year for each test.  You must provide all three of the following for reimbursement:
   
1)     Proof of payment (for the upcoming test)
2)     Copy of registration ticket (for the upcoming test)
3)     Copy of prior test scores   

Please submit these three items to the Front Office if you qualify.

Parents: Contact Guidance for Fee/Fine Information

Parents and students need to verify fee balances with the Guidance Department (729-7544) not all fees are indicated in PowerSchool.  Outstanding debt may prevent a student from participating in certain activities at CCHS.  That includes dances, Grad Bash, graduation and other events.

Free Parking for Perfect ACT/SAT Score

Students will receive free parking anywhere on campus and a $2400 scholarship if they obtain a perfect score on the SAT or ACT.  See Dr. Loden if you qualify.

Final Exam Exemption - 2019-2020 School Year

Comprehensive exams remain in place for Georgia Milestones End of Course assessments (EOC). We will continue to stress the importance of these exams and use the data to plan for instruction. EOC assessments may not be exempt due to state policy.

This exemption is an acknowledgement of a student’s exemplary attendance and academic effort which has led to the student’s college and career readiness. Teachers and Administration make the final decision on exemptions. Absences that apply to this policy include excused, unexcused and out of school suspension. The classroom teacher will keep records to validate a student’s eligibility for exempting the assignment.

                70-75 = 0 absence

                76-79 = 1 absence

                80-89 = 3 absences

                90-100 = 5 absences

Students are responsible for turning in all exemption forms by the set date. If students do not turn in exemption forms by the set date, they will not be exempt from the Final during the Final Exam days. Exemption is an acknowledgement of hard work and dedication. There will not be any appeals.

 

Social Media Use Guidelines

Camden County Schools social media accounts are provided for the district and community by the Camden County Schools Central Administrative Offices. These pages are, and should be, updated frequently in order to exchange information with our community, celebrate the achievements of students/staff and communicate timely information.

Posting of comments on any Camden County Schools Social Media page is at the discretion of the page administrators. These guidelines are in place to protect the privacy and rights of Camden County Schools students and staff. Naming specific employees or students in a negative way will not be allowed. The page administrators will review postings to make sure they do not run afoul of the rules nor of the district’s guidelines regarding the use of technology.

We welcome your thoughts and comments and look forward to what you have to say. 

However, we will not leave postings up that:
• Break the law or encourage others to do so. This includes respecting copyright and fair use laws. 

• Discriminate on the basis of gender, age, race, nationality, sexual orientation, religion, disability, socioeconomic standing or non-proficiency in English language skills.

• Easily identify students and/or staff in defamatory, abusive or generally negative terms.

• Do not show proper consideration for others’ privacy or are considered likely to offend or provoke others.

• Are spam or unsolicited advertisements– i.e. repeatedly posting the same comment or comments that are simply advertising/promoting a service or product.

Postings will be deleted/hidden/removed, as well, should they contain:

Comments that are unrelated to the posted topic. 

• Profane, threatening, embarrassing, harassing, bullying or racist material.

• Material that is likely to disrupt the learning environment.

• Lewd, vulgar, sexually suggestive, obscene or pornographic content.

• Content that violates or promotes the violation of school rules.

• Political lobbying.

The page administrators reserve the right to remove (or decline to post) any comments at any time, for any reason.


Temporary Contract Service Tutor Sought

Temporary Contract Service Tutor Sought

Temporary positions are available for a tutor with high school Mathematics, English Language Arts, Science or Social Studies certification or a pass rate in those areas on the GACE. Interested candidates should contact Dr. Steve Loden directly for details. Dr. Loden can be contacted at (912)729-7318 or sloden@camden.k12.ga.us.

Student Check Out Procedure

Students will be permitted to leave school during the school day under the following circumstances: 

1. Students may check themselves out (10-12 grade) if the student brings a note from a parent or guardian with the following information: 

A. Student’s name 

B. Date & time of dismissal 

C. Contact phone number (must match PowerSchool Information) 

D. Parent’s name and signature 

All notes will be verified before a student will be allowed to check out. 

Freshmen are NOT allowed to check themselves out. 

2. A parent or guardian may check a student out at the attendance window if the student does not bring a note. Students may not be checked out by phone. 

3. Students will not be allowed to leave campus without permission from a parent or guardian. 

4. Anyone checking a student out must have a photo I.D. 

5. Students MUST sign out at the attendance window and follow the proper check out procedures. 

6. Students will not be called up to check out after 2:10pm. 

Student Expectations

Expectations of Students

1. Wear your ID at all times.
2. Adhere to the dress code policy.
3. Go to school and class on time. 
4. No cell phones, electronic devices or ear buds from 6:30 AM - 2:25 PM. 
5. No profanity or PDA. 

* Failure to comply will result in disciplinary consequences.*

10 Tardies = Saturday School

Any student with 10 tardies will receive Saturday School suspension. Subsequent tardies to school will result in a minimum punishment of in-school suspension.

15 Tardies = School Parking Privileges Suspended

Any student with 15 tardies to school will have their parking privileges suspended. 

Drug Screening Requirement for Students Participating in Competitive Interscholastic Activities

Notice

Regarding the drug screening requirement for students participating in competitive interscholastic activities and parking at Camden County High School

Please go to the CCS website at www.camden.k12.ga.us to view Policy JCDAC-R 1

Zero Tolerance for Bullying at CCHS

There is zero tolerance for bullying at Camden County High School.  Bullying is "any willful attempt or threat to inflict injury on another person when accompanied by an apparent present ability to do so; or any intentional display of force such as would give the victim reason to fear or expect immediate bodily harm." (OCGA 20-2-751.4) Any student in middle or high school committing an act of bullying for the third time must be assigned to the alternative school.

After School Bus Pass Procedure

After School Bus Pass Procedure

(Activity Bus Runs Monday, Wednesday and Thursday)

Activity Bus Passes are not written until 4:20. 
You must report to the 10-12 Media Center immediately following receiving the pass from your teacher. Students who do not report to the Media Center in a timely manner WILL NOT receive a bus pass.  

No Weapons on Campus Including Your Vehicle

Attention Students

No Drugs, No Weapons, No Violence

Including in Your Vehicle

Students are reminded to check your vehicles before driving onto campus. Weapons include but are not limited to knives, guns, ammunition, box cutters, air guns, paint guns, air soft guns, etc. 

No Outside Beverages or Containers Allowed on Campus

Outside beverages and containers are not allowed on campus. Students should only have beverages purchased on campus. 

No Video or Picture Taking Allowed on Campus

No video or picture taking allowed at school. Consequence = 5 Days OSS

Notice to Student Drivers

In accordance with Georgia Law concerning driver’s licenses, the DDS will suspend the license of any minor who has 10 or more unexcused absences from school.