Attendance Awareness Month is September 2014

August 25th, 2014


Attendance Awareness Month is a nationwide event recognizing the connection between school attendance and academic achievement. The goal is to mobilize schools and communities not only to promote the value of good attendance but also to take concrete steps toward reducing chronic absence. Good attendance helps children do well in school and eventually in the workplace. Missing just two days a month can cause a child to fall behind.

For classroom materials and additional information on the importance of attendance, please see the articles shared at the attendance awareness web site.

Alabama High School Graduation Exam – Fall Administration

August 18th, 2014

The Fall administration of the Alabama High School Graduation Exam will be held at Gadsden State Community College – Centre Campus, during the week of September 15-19. If you wish to sign up to take any part of the test, you must contact your school’s counselor at least two weeks prior to your testing date. You must have completed all required credits toward graduation in order to be eligible to test. Your eligibility will be checked at the time you sign up. Only students who sign up will be admitted into testing. Students who were first time 9th graders during the 2009-10 school year or earlier are still required to pass the grad exam to receive an Alabama High School Diploma.

Exam Schedule

The exam will be given at Gadsden State Community College – Centre Campus, and the exam will start at 8:00 AM each day.

Monday, September 15 – Social Studies
Tuesday, September 16 – Math
Wednesday, September 17 – Reading
Thursday, September 18 – Language
Friday, September 19 – Biology

Please be advised that electronic devices such as cell phones, cameras, mp3 players, or any other communication device are strictly prohibited in the testing room during the test. Students are asked to bring at least two #2 pencils with them on test day. No mechanical pencils please. Students should arrive at least 20 minutes prior to start time.

2014-15 School Registration

July 23rd, 2014

Students who are new to the Cherokee County School System are required to enroll with their parents or legal guardian. Admission to public schools shall be considered on an individual basis based on the application of the
parent/legal guardian of the child to the local board of education at the beginning of each school year, under such rules and regulations as the board may prescribe. To enroll in a Cherokee County School, the following items must be presented to the school principal or his/her designee:

  1. Immunization Records
  2. Social security card or temporary identification number assigned by district office. If you elect not to provide a SSN, a temporary identification number will be generated and utilized instead. Your child’s SSN is being requested for us in conjunction with enrollment in school as provided in Ala. Admin. Code 290-3-1-.02(2)(b)(2). It will be used as a means of identification in the statewide student management system.
  3. Domestic or foreign birth certificate in order to verify age. If a valid birth certificate is not presented, an alternate form of documentation such as religious, hospital or physician’s certificate, adoption record, previously verified school record or other alternative form of documentation may be used to verify age.
  4. Proof of Residence (two utility bills in legal custodial/guardian name)
  5. Previous School Records (report card, disciplinary status, etc.)
  6. Evidence of Parenthood or Legal Guardianship

    Cedar Bluff
    July 30 – 8:00AM – 3:00PM – New students (in the school lunchroom)

    Lockers and parking permits ($10.00 each):
    July 30 – 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM – Seniors
    July 30 – 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM – Juniors
    July 30 – 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM – Sophomores
    July 30 – 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM – Freshmen
    July 30 – 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM – 8th Grade
    July 30 – 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM – 7th Grade

    Aug 11th – 4:30PM – 6:00PM – Meet Your Teacher

    Centre Elementary
    Aug 4th – 10:30AM – 4:30PM – New student registration

    Aug 11th – 3:00PM – 6:00PM – Meet Your Teacher
    (3rd grade will meet in the library at 4:00PM and 4th grade will meet in the library at 5:00PM)

    Centre Middle
    Jul 28th – 3:00PM – 7:00PM – New student registration
    Jul 29th – 6:00AM – 10:00AM – New student registration

    Aug 7th – 8:45AM – 11:00 AM OR 3:45PM – 6:00PM
    5th Grade Survivor Camp – 2 sessions provided, but you only need to attend one. The student’s parent MUST attend with the student.

    Aug 7th – 11:00AM – 1:00PM and 4:00PM – 6:00PM – Grades 6-8 – Locker Day

    Aug 7th – 2:00PM – 4:00PM – Vaccination Clinic in the nurse’s office

    Cherokee County High (registration times are for new and returning students)
    Aug 4 – 8:30AM – 10:00AM – Seniors
    Aug 4 – 1:30PM – 3:00PM – Juniors
    Aug 5 – 8:30AM – 10:00AM – Sophomores
    Aug 5 – 1:30PM – 3:00PM – Freshmen
    (For new and returning students)

    Gaylesville
    Aug 5th – 8:30AM – 2:30PM – Open Registration
    Aug 11th – 4:00PM – 6:00PM – Meet your Teacher Night

    Parent Meetings in Gym:
    K – 3rd Grade – 4:00PM – 4:25PM
    4th – 6th Grade – 4:30PM – 4:55PM
    7th – 12th Grade – 5:00PM – 5:25PM

    Sand Rock
    Jul 31 – 9:00AM – 11:00AM – Registration grades 7-9 in old gym
    Jul 31 – 1:00PM – 3:00PM – Registration grades 10-12 in old gym
    Aug 11 – 4:00PM – 6:00PM – Grades K-6 – Meet your teacher night

    Spring Garden
    Aug 4 – 8:00AM – 3:00PM – New Student Registration
    Aug 4 – 8:30AM – 10:00AM Lockers/Parking permits – Juniors and Seniors
    Aug 4 – 10:00AM – 11:30AM Lockers/Parking permits – Freshmen and Sophomores
    Aug 4 – 1:00PM – 2:30PM – Grades 7 and 8
    Aug 7– 4:00PM – 6:00PM – Grades PK-6 Parent Meetings/High School Open House

    Please contact the local school for any questions or additional information.