For Families

Welcome Parents!

We want you to feel welcome in our schools, and we wish for you to be a partner with us in the education of your child. This page provides some helpful resources and answers to questions we commonly receive from parents. Please let us know if there are other resources you require or if you have other questions by contacting Tan Jones, District Family Engagement Coordinator, at 229-316-1889.

District and School Report Cards

Governors Office of Student Achievement  Georgia School Grades Report
Each year the Georgia Governor's Office of Student Achievement generates a report card for each district and school in Georgia.  Districts and schools receive a letter grade based on district/school performance on measures of student achievement and school completion. The letter grades and full reports for the Lowndes County Schools District and individual schools may be found here on the GOSA Georgia School Grades Reports site.

GOSA creates full reports including the district/school single College and Career Readiness Performance Index (CCRPI) score, School Climate Star Rating, Financial Efficiency Star Rating, per pupil expenditures, demographic information, and performance on a variety of academic measures with comparisons to the district and state. Those reports may be accessed by clicking on the district or school name on the webpage linked above.

 

LCS Enters Attendance Protocol Agreement

To reduce truancy and to provide a uniform set of procedures for addressing excessive student absences, the Lowndes County Schools and the Valdosta City Schools have entered into a protocol agreement with Judge James Council, Jr., and the Lowndes County Juvenile Court.

Excessive absences can trigger notifications, conferences, or referral to the Lowndes Drug Action Council Truancy Intervention Program. Further absences may result in referral to the Department of Children's Services, revocation of student driving privileges, referral to Juvenile Court, or possible criminal prosecution of the parent under the Georgia compulsory school attendance statute.

Please read: "Lowndes County Juvenile Court Protocol Agreement for Truancy in Schools."

School Attendance Policy Explained [Video]

School Attendance Zones [Map]

Parent Resources

2017-2018 Student-Parent Handbook

Manual Para Padres y Estudiantes 2017-2018

2017-2018 Printable School System Calendar

Parent Portal

Parents' Right to Know

Family Engagement Program

Federal Programs Complaint Procedures

2017-2018 Title I Meeting Presentation

2017-2018 Title I Family and Community Engagement Brochure

2017-2018 Title I District Family and Community Engagement Policy

2017-2018 Title 1 District Family and Community Engagement Policy-Espanol

A Parent's Right to Know

A Parent's Guide to Title 1

A Parent's Guide to Title 1-Espanol

Moody AFB School Liaison Officer

Engaging Families: Supporting Students from Cradle to Career

Tutor.com Information

Tutor.com for Military Families Fact Sheet

Georgia Department of Education Parent Resources

Lowndes County Schools Volunteer Procedures

Volunteer Mandated Reporter Training

Online Work Permit Application

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/ . On this website, parents will be able to:

  • View all of the coverage and premium options
  • Review a Frequently Asked Questions section
  • Purchase the insurance using a credit/debit card and receive an instant and printable confirmation of what they purchased

K-12 Student Accident Insurance Questions and Answers

Student Accident Insurance 2017-2018

Seguro estudiantil de accidente 2017-2018

K-12 Claim Form

NEW INFORMATION FOR 2018-2019!

Parents, after July 1, 2018, you can purchase student accident insurance for the 2018-2019 school year. Please see the documents linked below for more information.

Student Accident Insurance 2018-2019

Seguro estudiantil de accidente 2018-2019

Parent Volunteers

Want to volunteer to work with your child's class? Please read these procedures and requirements.

Definition of a volunteer:

Volunteers-Anyone providing supervision while actively interacting with students, or anyone having responsibility of students

Lowndes County Schools Volunteer Procedures

Volunteer Mandated Reporter Training

Web content composed with the free online wysiwyg HTML editor. Please subscribe for a membership to remove promotional messages from the edited documents.

Directors

Tan Jones District Family Engagement Coordinator and Homeless Case Manager (229) 316-1889 tanjones@lowndes.k12.ga.us



Tan Jones
Herb Hamilton Director of Federal Programs and Professional Learning (229) 316-1866 herbhamilton@
lowndes.k12.ga.us

Herb Hamilton

Digital Citizenship and Safety

The Internet provides many valuable resources and experiences for our students. Please review these documents and sites to help you guide your child's safe use of the Internet.

Talking about Sexting (from Common Sense Media)

Internet Safety for (Elementary) Parents Presentation (Revised Dec 2013)

Rules of the Road for Parents in a Digital Age - Excellent recommendations from Common Sense Media on how to raise your children to be responsible online.

Parent Tip Sheets from Common Sense Media

A Parent's Guide to Snapchat from connectsafely.org

A Parent's Guide to Facebook from connectsafely.org

What Parents Need to Know about Kik Messenger from McAfee Blog Central

Tips on Child Safety Online [A Youtube playlist from Google Family Safety]

Cyber Savvy Parents - a great guide with common sense advice from Nancy Willard.

Infinite Campus Mobile Portal

Campus

If you have an Android or IOS device, you can access your child's grades,schedule, and attendance information from anywhere you have an Internet connection. The Infinite Campus Mobile Portal is available in the Apple AppStore and in the Google Play Store.
Find out more from the Infinite Campus Mobile Portal Information Page. After installing the app, you will be asked for the District Name (Lowndes County) and State (Georgia). You will then use the same username and password as you use for the Infinite Campus web page to login to see your child's information. [If your app is prompting for a District ID, you are using an older version of the app and need to update.]

Bus Routes on eLink

Parents can find out what bus their children will ride using the e-Link program.

[Directions for accessing e-Link ].

e-link

Click here for e-Link

http://elink.lowndes.k12.ga.us/elinkrp

My School Bucks

Use www.myschoolbucks.com to add money to your student's school meal account using Visa, Mastercard, Discover Card, or debit cards ---with NO additional charges!

Visit www.myschoolbucks.com to sign up today.

My School Bucks

For more information on how to pre-pay for student meals using My School Bucks, please read the reference guide.