Bring Your Own Device – Student Policy
Use of certain devices is permitted at Swainsboro High School as described below. Electronic devices are classified as disruptive, non-disruptive, and mobile phone devices. Permissibility of each type of device is described as follows:
Disruptive Electronic Devices
1. Recording devices, radios, pagers, laser pointers, and other electronic devices are deemed distracting to the educational environment. As such, these devices are not permitted in any area of SHS.
· Use of cameras on non-disruptive devices and cell phones to take still pictures or video is not permitted on school grounds, including transportation, unless under the direct supervision of a classroom teacher, counselor, or administrator.
2. The misuse of permissible electronic devices in a manner distracting to other students or school personnel is not allowed. The misuse of electronic devices includes, but is not limited to:
· Use of any electronic device in a classroom or other area of SHS not authorized by school personnel.
· Listening to video or audio (this includes use of ear buds or ear phones).
3. Ear buds and earphones may not be used or worn in any hallway or commons area between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
1. Non-disruptive devices are defined as electronic devices primarily used for educational purposes.
2. The categories of non-disruptive devices are (a) laptops, (b) net books, (c) tablets, & (d) e-readers.
3. These devices may be used:
a. During classroom instruction and in the Media Center as permitted and directed by school personnel.
b. During an approved privilege period as permitted and directed by school personnel.
1. Use of cellular phones (including smart phones) for the purpose of text or voice communication is not permitted during school hours.
2. Cellular phones may only be used as directed by school personnel. Otherwise, cellular phones are to be turned off or muted during school hours.
Consequences of inappropriate use of electronic devices
1st offense – Device confiscated for 2 school days.
2nd offense – Device confiscated for 5 school days.
3rd offense – Device confiscated for 10 school days.
4th offense – Device confiscated for the remainder of the school year.
· Refusal to relinquish a device violating this policy will result in an automatic Class II offense.
· SHS is not responsible for the theft, damage, or loss of a device brought to campus.
Students must have an acceptable use policy signed and on file at SHS. Students may connect to the internet using their internet provider.
Lost or Damage Device
SHS assumes no responsibility for theft, loss, or damage of an electronic device brought to school. Students bring these devices to school at their own risk.
Theft is a crime of opportunity! Students are directed not to leave their Smartphone or any other electronic device unattended. Putting one of these items on a table, in a class, etc. and walking away invites theft. Taking one of these items to the gym and placing it on the bleachers, in a book bag or in an unsecured locker invites theft. SHS administrators receive reports daily of thefts due to the owner of these items leaving them unattended. DO NOT LEAVE THESE ITEMS UNATTENDED! SHS staff routinely warns students they must keep an eye on their electronic devices. It takes less than a minute for a theft to occur.
ATTENTION STUDENTS AND PARENTS
Earning Units of High School Course Credit by Testing-Out
Beginning in school year 2013-14, a student may demonstrate subject area competency by testing-out of any course that has an associated End of Course Test (EOCT). Click here for more information.
All parents of students enrolled in the Emanuel County School System are invited to review and provide input on the Emanuel County Schools' Consolidated Improvement Plan. The CLIP is our school system improvement plan which is updated annually to identify system goals and objectives. The plan may be reviewed by visiting the Emanuel County Board of Education Office, located at 201 North Main Street Swainsboro, on Thursday, August 20, from 3:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. and/or on Friday, August 21, from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Please contact Gail Greenway, Federal Programs Director, by phone at 478-237-6674 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
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We are pleased to remind our students who took the PSAT last year can link to Khan Academy, free of charge, to practice for the SAT or ACT or strengthen skills.
Students wanting a FREE personalized SAT experience should link their PSAT/NMSQT results to Khan Academy.
Click here for instruction on how to do this.
As a result, you will be able to:
· See personalized practice recommendations of skills
· Practice anytime, anywhere, at no cost
· Plus, access four FREE official practice exams from College Board.
Click here to see more SHS videos.
This year, Swainsboro High School is participating in Hines Ward’s Positive Athlete Georgia program, which awards the most positive high school student-athletes in every high school sport. Parents, coaches, administrators and fans can nominate any high school student-athlete for the awards, and every nominee has a chance to win corporately sponsored scholarships, which will be given away this Spring.
The deadline for nominations is March 15th, but early nominees may be featured in publications and recognized by local professional and college sports teams.
Click on the link below to nominate a positive athlete.
SHS BAND OF GOLD
received Superior rating at the GMEA Large Group Performance Evaluation
Newest 1500 Club Members
Hunter Moore, Mercedes Hepworth, Dorminy Johnson, Madison Lawson, Lorie Love, Naomi Mason, Sierra Peebles, Celeste Rodriguez, & Chelsey Strowbridge
Livia Daniel named SHS Teacher of the Year
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Wednesday, October 26, 2016
CHARACTER EDUCATION WORD FOR: COURTESY- The showing of politeness in one's attitude and behavior toward others.
WORD OF THE WEEK: articulate (v): Speak clearly; explain; speak with emphasis. Tired from running back to the house, Joey found it difficult to articulate to his mother what had frightened him.
The boys and girls Cross Country teams will travel to Jeff Davis to compete in the Region Meet today. Go Tigers and good luck!
Boys basketball tryouts will start on October 31st at 5:30 on the Track. Any student trying out for boys basketball must have a physical turned to A100 by Friday.
Girls Basketball Tryouts will resume on October 31st in the NEW Gym at 3:30pm. Please make sure you have all physicals turned in to A100.
Any student trying out for Basketball must have their current teacher recommendations slips turned in by Friday to either Coach Brett, Coach Neal or Coach Pace!!
Basketball Season Passes are on sale now for $75. Reserved Seating Passes are on Sale for $100 that includes free admission for all the home games as well as court side seating. Hurry up and Get your Passes before December 2nd!!
There will be a FFA meeting tomorrow at 6:30 in the Ag Shop.
FFA fruit money and order forms are due next Thursday, Nov. 3.
There are still FFA t-shirts that are for sale. They are $12 for S-XL and $14 for 2XL and up.
GCEL Scholarship – You must be a senior, have at least a 2.5 GPA, submit scholarship packet which includes essay, sealed official transcript, SAT/ACT scores and 1 recommendation letter. Must also be able to prove acceptance to college by September 30, 2017. This is a $1,000 scholarship. Deadline to apply is November 15. Go to www.gcel.org to apply.
Senator David Schafer Scholarship Essay is a $1500 scholarship for seniors. Visit www.davidschafer.com/scholarshipessay for more details. Deadline: December 1, 2016.
Altamaha Electric Membership Corporation $1000 scholarship. Deadline: January 25, 2017.
Eligible students can enter to win one of the $2,500 Discover scholarships by signing up to receive helpful tips on planning and paying for college at CollegeCovered.com/Assist. Deadline: February 28, 2017.
The SunTrust Off to College Sweepstakes is open to senior applicants. There is no GPA or financial need requirement. Go to suntrusteducation.com/scholarshipsweepstakes for a chance to win a $500 scholarship. Two winners will be chosen every two weeks until May 12, 2017.
Students interested in participating in the Spotlight photo competition should see Miss Cifu. The entry fee is $20.
Seniors: senior ads are on sale. Order forms are available from Miss Cifu, in the front office, or from members of the Spotlight staff. Ads are due November 18.
Hello SHS Tiger Fall Student Athletes!
Congratulations on your new school/athletic year!
We have posted all Fall Sports pics that were taken recently on picture day for your sport.
*Some of you have already ordered and those orders are ready for pick up at the studio now…
To view/order prints please use the attached form and bring it by the studio or simply order online through the online photocart…
To login go here: http://www.markwilliamsstudio.com/photocart/index.php
After creating an account on this page you will be logged in. (Remember your username and password for the next time you log in for any gallery on our site!)
After logging in simply click on the gallery that is titled “SHS Fall Sports and Cheer”.
At this point you will use this access code to enter the gallery to view and order:”shsfallsports2014” If you want to order either use the order form attached or place your order online…
**Most importantly: THIS GALLERY WILL ONLY BE ONLINE FOR 7 DAYS!!! AFTER THAT YOU MUST COME TO THE STUDIO TO ORDER OR CALL IN OVER THE PHONE.
SO PLACE YOUR ORDER OR MAKE A NOTE OF YOUR ORDER AND THE IMAGE # YOU ARE ORDERING FROM ON THE FORM YOU DOWNLOAD (WHICH IS ATTACHED TO THIS EMAIL).
The textbooks, which can be accessed by visiting www.gavirtuallearning.org/Resources, are currently available for middle and high school courses. They cover an array of content areas in Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, CTAE Electives, and several World Languages (Spanish, German, French, Latin, Chinese and Japanese). Textbooks available range from courses such as Coordinate Algebra, Analytic Geometry, and Biology to electives such as Web Design, Agriculture, and Healthcare Science.
Many of the textbooks feature supplemental or interactive content, including study guides, discussion questions, games, audio recordings, and quizzes. When learning about function families in a Coordinate Algebra textbook, students can hover over vocabulary words to view their definitions. In a Fundamentals of Web Design CTAE course, students can take interactive quizzes as they learn HTML.
These resources are aligned to the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards and are free for use by schools, districts, or individuals. To access the textbooks and a list of subjects available, visit www.gavirtuallearning.org/Resources, then visit the “click here” link under the “shared” heading. Visit www.gavirtuallearning.org to access more online-learning resources from the Georgia Department of Education.