School is expected to return on Wednesday, Aug. 5. Students of Effingham County Schools will have two options for attending school: take classes at home virtually or face-to-face.

Teachers will conduct a virtual open house for parents and students prior to the first day of class.

Computer, internet, and access to a phone is required. Some families may qualify for technology assistance. More information will be sent to families once the parent/guardian completes the registration form.

Students attending classes face-to-face are highly encouraged to wear masks. Desks will face in the same direction to the extent possible and will be cleaned between each class.

Temperature checks will be conducted periodically. Students and staff with a temperature of 100.4°F and above will be isolated immediately and sent home.

The principal and school nurse will serve as the district’s main COVID-19 points of contact. Measures will be taken to ensure student and staff privacy.

School meals:

The School Nutrition Program will be offering a once a week meal pick-up for virtual learners. The meals will consist of five breakfasts and five lunches for the week.

Parents/guardians can preorder the meals and pick them up at their preferred school on Wednesdays. Learn more here.

Open houses:

Lunch menus will be available online here.

Schools will be holding virtual and traditional open houses for students and their families. All levels will offer a virtual open house for traditional school as well.

  • Elementary school
    • Monday, Aug. 3
    • Face-to-face
  • Middle school
    • Tuesday, Aug. 4
    • 6th grade and new students (face-to-face)
    • 7th and 8th grades will be virtual-only
  • High school
    • Tuesday, Aug. 4
    • 9th grade and new students to the district (face-to-face)
    • 10th – 12th grades will be virtual-only

Visit here for more details on open houses for individual schools.

Important links:

School supply lists:

It is not necessary for Pre-K parents to purchase school supplies. More information will be provided at open house.

High school students will be given a supply list by teachers on their first day of class

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