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Georgia Parent Survey

The Georgia Parent Survey is available and will be open until March 1, 2019. Parents may complete the survey using their personal computer, smartphone, or tablet. Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis. The Georgia Parent Survey is also available in Spanish. Parents may select the Spanish version within the survey. The Georgia Parent Survey link is posted below.

Georgia Parent Survey:

http://gshs.gadoe.org/parents

Report Cards

Report cards will be sent home on Tuesday, October 23, 2018.

School is Open

All schools now have all utilities restored and we will resume normal operating hours on Monday, October 15. 

School Closed on Friday

As a result of Hurricane Michael, Laurens County has suffered widespread damage including broken power poles, power lines and trees down blocking roadways, and the loss of power for more than 80% of our county.  Therefore, the Laurens County School System will be CLOSED on Friday, October 12, 2018.

Early Dismissal on Wednesday

Administrators with Laurens County Schools have just been provided the most recent weather updates from EMA and Homeland Security.  Severe winds and storms are anticipated to arrive in our area by 2:00 PM tomorrow, October 10. Therefore, the Laurens County School System will dismiss at 12 o’clock NOON on Wednesday, October 10, 2018. 

School Closed on Thursday

Governor Deal has issued an emergency declaration for 92 counties in Georgia, including Laurens County.  We have been closely monitoring this storm over the past 12 hours as central Georgia is in the direct path of Hurricane Michael with the eye of the storm scheduled to cross Dublin, GA early Thursday morning.  Therefore, the Laurens County School System will be CLOSED on Thursday, October 11, 2018.  We will continue to monitor the storm and any conditions that may impact school on Friday.

Student Half-Day /Parent Conferences

Thursday, September 20 is a half-day for students. Students will be released at 12:00. Busses will run their regular routes starting at 12:00.

GOSA Georgia School Grades Reports

Use the link below to access the Governor's Office of Student Achievement's Annual Report Cards for the Laurens County School System and individual schools:

Report Card - LCSS
 

Open House

Open House at all Laurens County Schools will be held on August 6, 2018 between the hours of 2:00 and 6:00 P.M.
open hose

HB251 Laurens County School-to-School Transfer Requests

The Laurens County Board of Education, in compliance with House Bill 251 (HB251), has developed a process giving Laurens County parents/guardians the option to request that their children attend any Laurens County school, within the school system, based on space availability.  Information pertaining to the Laurens County School-to-School Transfer Request option is posted to the system web site, www.lcboe.net, and will include the implementation procedures, a preliminary list of schools, with available classroom space, and an application to request a transfer.  The FY19 application deadline is July 27, 2018.  For further information, please review the information listed under parent resourses top tab, posted to the Laurens County Board of Education website, or contact Mr. Kelland Waldrep at kellandwaldrep@lcboe.net or 478-272-4767.

HOPE REACH Scholarship

ATTENTION ALL BUSINESS PARTNERS. We are looking for area businesses to support the HOPE REACH Scholarship for the 2018-2019 school year. Each year, Laurens County can select up to three upcoming 8th graders to receive this honor. The school system is responsible for raising $1500 of the scholarship per student through partnerships with local businesses.The state will fund the remaining $8500 per student. In order for the student to receive the scholarship to pursue post-secondary options upon graduation, he/she must maintain acceptable grades, attendance, and behavior. If you are interested in helping us grow tomorrow's leaders, please complete the form and return by June 30, 2018. As always, thanks for your support.  

Click HERE for Partnership Form

 

Laurens County Summer Resources Fair

Parent Flyer

Federal Programs Spring Stakeholders Input Meeting

Stakeholders meeting

Laurens County Parent Cafe

Parent Cafe

English as Second Language Classes

Free 
English as A Second Language Classes 
Provided by Laurens County Schools

Clases Gratis
Clases de Inglés como Segundo indioma. Proporcindao por las Escuelas Del Condado de Laurens

Contact - Tim Passmore or Kelland Waldrep at 478-272-4767
Contacto - Tim Passmore or Kelland Waldrep at 478-272-4767

  Spanish Version                                                                                                      English Version

FY 18 Parent and Family Engagement Survey

Laurens County Schools are continually looking to improve ways to engage parents in our programs and schools. Your input is vital in the planning and implementation of the parent and family engagement program and activities in our schools. The focus of all Title I programs is to help eligible students meet the same high academic achievement standards expected of all children, regardless of their socioeconomic status and background. The following survey is confidential and will be used to assist us with future planning for parent engagement activities and events at our schools. We appreciate your feedback, and thank you for taking the time to complete this survey. Paper copies are available upon request.

Laurens County Elementary School Parent and Family Engagement Survey

Laurens County Middle School Parent and Family Engagement Survey

Laurens County High School Parent and Family Engagement Survey

Laurens County Parent and Family Engagement Spanish Survey

Students Return to School on Thursday

Laurens County Schools will resume normal operations on Thursday, January 4, 2018.

Schools Closed on Wednesday

Due to the impending inclement weather, the Laurens County School System will be closed for students on Wednesday, January 3, 2018.   Staff should plan on reporting at 10:00 AM.  However, each employee must use good judgement and exercise the highest level of caution when attempting to drive in questionable weather conditions.  We will continue to monitor the situation throughout the night and into the morning and will let you know if any additional changes are needed regarding tomorrow’s workday or Thursday’s schedule.

Laurens County Milestones End of Grade Growth Scores

Parents, the State of Georgia End of Grade Growth Score reports should have come home with your student on November 9, 2017. Students in grades 5-9 should have received this report. Please see the video link below to provide a greater understanding of what these scores represent. If you have any questions concerning your child's scores, please contact the school.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGZnRjUnrTA - English Version

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djLcpc3XBw0 - Spanish Version

School Climate Survey FY18

Please take a few moments and complete the survey at the link below. The survey can be completed from your computer, tablet, or smartphone device. Thanks.

http://gshs.gadoe.org/Lists/Parents/NewForm.aspx

Community Forum on Transition Services

The Heart of Georgia Transition Alliance is hosting a Community Forum on Transition Services for Individuals with Disabilities on October 20, 2017 at the Heart of Georgia RESA. Click HERE for details.
HG TA

 

Combat Bullying Tour of Schools

In observance of Bullying Prevention and Awareness Month, Laurens County schoos is hosting “The Combat Bullying Tour” featuring Mr. Willie Raines, of Reclaiming Ground Inc. To forward his message of bullying prevention and awareness, he uses feats of strength to promote a strong and inspiring message of unity in our community against bullying. Please join us on Tuesday, October 17, at 6:00 PM at the Old West Laurens Gym as we come together as a community to combat bullying in our schools. All community members are encouraged to attend this event.

Please click HERE for the Tour of Schools Schedule.

School Resumes 9/15/2017

Laurens County Schools in Dublin, Ga, will resume normal operations on Friday, Sept 15, 2017. All students and staff should report to school and work per their usual times.

We thank you for your patience, help, and understanding as we have endured the weather events of the past week.

School Closings (9/14/17) - Hurricane Irma

Laurens County Schools in Dublin, GA, will be closed for students and staff on Thursday, September 14, 2017.  As of noon today, many of our faculty, staff, and students' families remain without power to their homes; additionally, two of our schools remain open as Red Cross Evacuation Shelters.  

We expect that as Hurricane Irma evacuees are relocated from our schools later today, we will begin the dismantling and cleaning of our facilities so that we can resume normal operations as soon as possible. We regret any inconvenience this may cause.

School Closings (9/13/17) - Hurricane Irma

Due to widespread power outages and damage from Hurricane Irma, as well as delays in the evacuation of our emergency shelters, Laurens County Schools in Dublin, GA will be closed on Wednesday, September 13, 2017. No students or staff should report to school or work.

School Closings - Hurricane Irma

Laurens County Schools in Dublin, Georgia, will be closed on Monday, September 11, 2017, and Tuesday, September 12, 2017, due to the approach of Hurricane Irma. Our four schools that serve as American Red Cross EVACUATION Centers are scheduled to be opened as evacuation shelters under the direction of the Red Cross and other state officials.

 

No students or staff should report to school or work; anyone who wishes to volunteer at a shelter should report to the Red Cross personnel at that facility.

 

Please watch our website, Facebook pages, and usual media outlets for updates.

 

PRESS RELEASE

Laurens County Schools Press Release Regarding Hurricane Irma

Officials with the Laurens County Schools in Dublin, Georgia, are closely monitoring the current situation as Hurricane Irma approaches the U.S. Mainland. As has been the case for several years, the school district works with local and state emergency management officials....

 

Click Here for Full Press Release

Summer School 2017

Information is now available about Summer School 2017. Click HERE for information.

Federal Programs Stakeholder Meetings

The Spring Federal Programs Stakeholders meetings will be held May 18, 2017 at 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm at the O.W.L. We are seeking input from the different stakeholders of the district. Click HERE for a flyer concerning the meetings.

Parent Cafe on Bullying

Laurens County Schools, in partnership with Community Mental Health and Laurens County Law Enforcement Center, is sponsoring a Parent Cafe on Building Bridges to Combat Bullying. This event will take place at the O.W.L. on March 30, 2017 from 6:00 - 8:00 P.M. Click HERE for the event flyer.

End of Course Information

Parents,
The Laurens County School System announces our Spring assessment calendar for the End of Grade Course Assessment. The Georgia End of Course Assessment for Ninth Grade Lit, American Lit, Algebra I, Geometry, Biology, Physical Science, U.S. History and Economics will be held in Laurens County between May 3rd and May 17th. Below you will find some links that will provide you with great resources for helping prepare your student for the EOC.

End of Grade Study Guide
http://www.gadoe.org/…/Assessment/Pages/EOC-Study-Resource-…

 

End of Grade Online Experience 
http://www.gaexperienceonline.com/

Parent Involvement Surveys FY17

Laurens County Schools are continually looking to improve ways to involve parents in our programs and schools. Your input is vital in the planning and implementation of the parental involvement program and activities in our schools. The focus of Laurens County Schools is to help all students meet high academic achievement standards  regardless of their socioeconomic status and background. The following survey is confidential and will be used to assist us with future planning for parental involvement activities and events at our schools. We appreciate your feedback, and thank you for taking the time to complete this survey.

Click HERE to acess to survey link page.

Experts Among Us

Laurens County Schools staff enjoyed a day of learning at the Experts Among Us professional learning day on January 4, 2017. Presenters shared their expertise with staff in a variety of sessions. The work of everyone involved in the day of learning is appreciated.

Experts Among Us 1          Experts Among Us 2

Aspen Parent Portal Account

Parents: If you need an Aspen Parent Portal account, please contact Diane Ikner at dianeikner@lcboe.net.
Click HERE for Aspen Family Registration information.
Laurens County Schools ASPEN Link

Parent Cafe Session 1

Come join us for Parent Cafe Session 1: Parenting the Strong-willed Child. The session will be held on November 17, 2016 at 10:00 at the O.W.L. Click HERE for details.

Georgia School Climate Parent Survey

All parents are encouraged to participate in the Georgia School Climate Parent Survey. The data will be used as part of the calculation of the School Climate Star Rating. Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis.

The survey link is below. Please click the link and take the survey for each child you have enrolled in an LCSS school. The survey should take no more than ten minutes. Thank you in advance for your help.
 

http://apps.gadoe.org/schoolclimate/parents.nsf/Survey.xsp

2016 Fall Bus Tours

The next bus tour is October 27, 2016. This tour will visit West Laurens High School, East Laurens High School, East Laurens Middle School, and Heart of Georgia College & Career Academy.

Save your seat for the Laurens County Schools 2016 Bus Tour! Click on the registration link below to sign up. Click HERE for more information.
REGISTER FOR BUS TOURS

Evacuation Shelters

In cooperation with the Red Cross, the following Laurens County Schools have been deemed emergency evacuation shelters: East Laurens High School, East Laurens Middle School, East Laurens Elementary School, West Laurens High School, and West Laurens Middle School. The sites will open as shelters at 4:00 pm on Thursday, October 6, 2016.
 
Friday, October 7th is a teacher workday. Faculty and staff should report at 8:00 am. Unless under the direct supervision of a school employee, there should be no students on the campuses of these facilities.

The homecoming football game at West Laurens High School will be played as scheduled.
 
Also, please be reminded that Monday, October 10, 2016, is a staff and student holiday. We expect school to resume on Tuesday, October 11, 2016.
 
Thank you for your cooperation as we provide assistance to those who are under evacuation orders.

Buddy Ball Rescheduled

The Middle Georgia Buddy Ball event originally scheduled for Saturday, October 8, 2016 has been rescheduled. The event will now be held on Saturday, October 15, 2016 from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM at Southern Pines.

School Flu Vaccination Clinic Dates

The following are dates for the health department school flu vaccination clinics:

Northwest Laurens Elementary – October 20

Southwest Laurens Elementary – October 24

West Laurens Middle and High – October 26

West Laurens High Pre-K – October 26

East Laurens – October 28

School Cancellation

Laurens County Schools will be closed for students and staff on Friday, September 2. The East Laurens High School football game will be held on Saturday at 12:00 noon at Montgomery County. At this time, the West Laurens High School football game is still scheduled for Friday at 7:30 at West Laurens. Please check the Laurens County Schools Facebook page or website for the latest updates.

Centralized Registration Center

As of September 6, 2016, the Laurens County School System will open our centralized registration center at the O.W.L. (Old West Laurens High School) at 338 West Laurens School Road. Hours of operation are 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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School Nutrition Information for the New School Year

The School Nutrition Department has information available for the new school year. Find out about menu prices, meal charging policy, free and reduced lunches, and much more. Click HERE to visit the School Nutrition page.

HB 251 Information

FY17 Final Space Availability for HB251 information is now available. Information may be obtained by visiting the Parent Resources section.

Special Olympics Cancelled Due to Weather

Due to rain and thunderstorms forecasted for Friday, the local Special Olympics events have been cancelled.

Stakeholders Meeting 2016

Community stakeholders are invited to attend a Federal Advisory and Strategic Planning Meeting at the Laurens County Board of Edcation Board Room on Tuesday, March 8, 2016. Two meeting times are offered: 9:00 A.M. and 6:00 P.M. Click HERE for details.

Proposed Revisions to Standards

The Georgia Department of Education has released the drafts of revised K-12 science and K-12 social studies standards for public review and comment for 60 days from January 15, 2016, through March 14, 2016.  Click here to access the drafts of the specific revised standards.

FY16 Parent Input Survey for Non-Title I Schools

Parents of Students at Non-Title I Schools (ELHS, WLMS, WLHS, Diamond): Please use the link below to access the FY16 Parent Survey. The survey will be open until February 29, 2016.

FY16 Parent Input Survey for Non-Title I Schools

FY16 Parent Input Survey for Non-Title I Schools - Spanish

Makeup Flu Clinics

The Laurens County Health Department will be conducting makeup flu clinics for students who were absent for the first school flu clinic.  Also during this time, children 8 and under who need a second dose of flu vaccine will be vaccinated if they returned a consent form for a second dose.  A limited supply of flu mist is now available, so if your child was not vaccinated due to a flu mist shortage, they will have an opportunity to receive the flu mist if they have not already been vaccinated. The dates for the makeup and second dose flu clinics are as follows…

December 8 - Southwest Laurens, West Laurens Middle and High School

December 10 - Northwest Laurens

December 16 - East Laurens schools

If you have questions or concerns, please contact the Laurens County Health Department at 272-2051.

Georgia Schools' Parent Survey

State of Georgia mandates that a school must have its PARENTS complete an online climate survey.  It's that time of year and we NEED your help! The survey is below. Please click the link and take the survey for each child you have enrolled in an LCSS school. The survey should take no more than about ten minutes. If you do not have internet available at  home, please come into our school one day this week  before Thanksgiving holidays to complete the survey. The results of this survey impact our annual CCRPI score that replaced AYP. Thank you in advance for your help with this!
 

http://apps.gadoe.org/schoolclimate/parents.nsf/Survey.xsp

Fall Break

Fall Break is Friday, Oct. 9th and Monday, Oct. 12.

2015-16 School Flu Campaign

This season we would like to help protect our student body from the flu by providing flu vaccinations during school hours. The Health Department will be offering influenza vaccinations with one of two kinds of vaccine. Forms must be returned to the school by September 18. Click HERE for more information.

Parent Notification Newsletter

Click HERE for the 2015-2016 Parent Notification Newsletter.

Mandated Reporter Training

Click HERE for information on the Mandated Reporter Training for Educators online course for Laurens County School System Employees and Volunteers.

Graduation Diploma Petition Form

Click HERE to access the Graduation Diploma Petition Form.

Job Fair - Middle/High School Applicants


Click HERE for Job Fair details.

GEORGIA HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION TEST REGISTRATION

Visit the link below to register to take the GHSGT:

GEORGIA HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION TEST REGISTRATION

Laurens County Welcomes AdvancEd

This week Laurens County Schools hosts an AdvancEd External Review. This review is part of our inaugural accreditation process. We look forward to showing off our schools and sharing with our guests our improvement process. In Laurens County, we live our mission, "Rigor, relevance, relationships... Every Teacher, Every Student, Every Day."

Education Summit at LCBOE

Congressman Rick Allen would like to invite parents, teachers, and faculty of all 12th District Schools to join him in a round-table discussion regarding upcoming education legislation. The summit will be held at the Laurens County Board of Education office on February 17, 2015 at 5:00 P.M. Click here for more details.

East Laurens High Senior Dues

Senior Dues are due by February 27, 2015. $30

Cap and Gown Ordering Dates

Cap and Gown Ordering Dates: March 10, 2015 is the last date to order cap and gowns at $70. After March 10th, cap and gowns will be $100. Cap and Gowns will be delivered on April 16, 2015.

November 7, 2014     1st Ordering Date

December 5, 2014     2nd Ordering Date

January 14, 2015       3rd Ordering Date

February 26, 2015      4th Ordering Date

March 10, 2015          5th Ordering Date

 

Graduation Invitations

Announcements (Graduation Invitations) Ordering Dates:

November 7, 2014    1st Ordering Date

December 5, 2014    2nd Ordering Date

January 14, 2015      3rd Ordering Date

January 14, 2015 is the last in school ordering date for announcements, but you can order them online.

Field Trip

Seniors and Juniors: A Field trip is planned for the Career Fest in Macon, GA at the Centreplex Exhibit Hall on Thursday, October 30th.

Parents' Right to Know Teacher Qualifications

Click on the link below to view information about parents' right to know about teacher qualifications.

Parents' Right to Know - Teacher Qualifications

HGRESA Banquet Rescheduled

Due to the predicted weather conditions, it is necessary for the Heart of Georgia RESA to reschedule the Academic Awards-Serving Learning Collaborative Event that was scheduled for Tuesday, April 29.  The new date is Monday, May 5th at 6:00 PM.  The event location will remain the same - DuBose Porter Building in Dublin.

CCRPI

For information on CCRPI, visit The Governor's Office of Student Achievement website at http://gosa.georgia.gov.

Heart of Georgia College and Career Academy

Calling all 8th Grade students and parents. Come gain firsthand knowledge of the exciting opportunities offered by the Heart of Georgia College and Career Academy.

2013-2014 Young Georgia Authors Winners
Congratulations to the system winners from the Young Georgia Authors Writing Competition for 2013-2014.
NWLE Community Forum

The community forum at NWLE will be held on Thursday, January 30 at 6:00 P.M.

Schools Closed

Laurens County Schools will be closed for students Tuesday, January 28 and Wednesday, January 29 due to forecasted wintry mix of snow/sleet/rain. Staff will report to work Tuesday morning.

The community forum scheduled for Tuesday, January 28 will be rescheduled. More information will be available soon.

SWLE Community Forum Rescheduled

The community forum at Southwest Laurens Elementary School has been rescheduled for Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 6:00 P.M.

Schools Closed

Due to extreme cold conditions, all Laurens County Schools will be closed Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014 for all students and staff.

Teacher of the Year Video and News Footage

Click on the link below for Laurens County Schools' Teacher of the Year video and news footage of the banquet from TV-35.

http://tv35.tv/shows/newswatch/newswatch-teacher-of-the-year/

School Flu Clinic Consent Form Packet

South Central Health District has announced school flu clinic datesThe school flu clinic consent form packet may be accessed by clicking here. Only the one page consent form will need to be returned to the school. All other pages in the packet are for informational purposes.

Back to School Flyer

Click here for the Laurens County Schools Back to School flyer. This flyer contains the school calendar, open house calendar, contact information, and other valuable information.

Welcome Back!

Summer break is drawing to a close! The first day back for students is Tuesday, August 6th. Grab your copy of the 2013-2014 school year calendar by clicking here.

Free and Reduced Price Application

To access the Laurens County Free and Reduced Price Meal Application click here.