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Parent Resources & FAQ

How do I register my child for school?
Start online pre-registration.

What are the vaccination requirements for when I register my child?
Vaccination requirements: English | Spanish

Where do I find transportation and bus route information?
You will find bus route information on our transportation page.

Where do I find School Nutrition/Free and Reduced Lunch Applications and Menus?
Information can be found on our School Nutrition page, including a link to My School Bucks.

parent resources

Bell Schedule 

Grading Period Report Card Dates

High School
Begins 7:30 a.m. | Ends 2:35 p.m.

Middle School
Begins 7:30 a.m. | Ends 2:15 p.m.

Pre-K & Elementary School
Begins 8:30 a.m. | Ends 3:30 p.m.

1st Grading Period
Report Cards: Oct. 16, 2019

2nd Grading Period
Report Cards: Jan. 8, 2020

3rd Grading Period
Report Cards: March 18, 2020

4th Grading Period
Report Cards: May 20, 2020

Barrow County School System uses Peachjar to share electronic flyers. This system helps reduce staff time, save money, and continue our efforts to be an environmentally conscious school system. 

View BCSS Peachjar Flyers

Parents, you can opt out of receiving emails at any time, or select the frequency of email notifications. The flyers can always be viewed by clicking on the Peachjar button on your school's website. This system is used exclusively for distribution of school-approved flyers. Your email address will not be shared or used for any other purpose. Thank you for helping us save time, money, and lots of trees!

The Barrow County School System offers, at no charge to the parents, academic instruction to eligible students who are confined at home or in a healthcare facility for periods of time that would prevent normal school attendance. See eligibility criteria.

Cybersafety and Internet Safety Resources for Parents

As a parent, we provide safety rules for all kinds of activities our children may encounter, such as crossing the street, talking to strangers, how to behave at a friend's house, etc. The information "super highway" should be viewed just like any other street to cross. Whether your child is going on the Internet at home, school, at a friend's house or on their phone, it's important for children to be able to recognize potentially dangerous and/or threatening behavior. The BCSS encourages parents to take advantage of the following resources when talking to your children about staying safe while on the Internet.

Cyberbullying

  • Parry’s Guide to Cyberbullying
  • 5 Things You Need to Know about Cyberbullying
  • What is Cyberbullying, exactly?
  • Why do kids cyberbully each other?
  • Cyberbullying: How it Works
  • Direct Attacks
  • By Proxy
  • Preventing Cyberbullying

Texting & Sexting (Cell Phones) / Sextortion

  • When Texing Turns to Torment
  • Parent Tip Sheet: Sexting (PDF)
  • Sexting: Tips for Parents and Discussion Starters (be sure to click the “more” button)
  • Cell Phones and Online Safety
  • Sextortion - Explanation
  • What is Sextortion?

Internet Safety and Digital Citizenship

  • Be a Good Digital Citizen: Tips for Teens and Parents
  • Internet Safety Guidance for Parents
  • Internet Safety Rules of the Road for Kids
  • Cybersafe Girls
  • Non-Technical Measures to Protect Kids Online
  • Age-Based Guidelines for Internet Use and Safety
  • Family Media Agreements
  • Social Networking Safety
  • Parent Tip Sheet: Social Networking (PDF)
  • Facebook for Parents: How your teen can use Facebook safely
  • Social Networking: The basics, tips, and discussion starters (be sure to click the “more” button)

Protecting Your Child’s Online Privacy

  • Parent’s Guide to Protecting Kids’ Privacy Online
  • Revealing Too Much Online

The Barrow County School District has designated the following information as directory information:

  • Student’s Name, address and telephone number
  • Student’s date and place of birth
  • Student’s participation in official school clubs and sports
  • Weight and height of student if he/she is a member of an athletic team
  • Dates of attendance while enrolled in Barrow County Schools
  • Awards received during the time enrolled in Barrow County Schools

Unless you, as a parent/guardian or eligible student, request otherwise, this information may be disclosed to the public. You have the right to refuse to allow all or any part of the above information to be designated as directory information and to be disclosed to the public upon request.

You are also notified that from time to time students may be photographed, videotaped, or interviewed by the news media at school or some school activity or event, unless you, as a parent/guardian object in writing to your student being photographed, videotaped or interviewed to the principal of the school where your student is enrolled. You are also notified that from time to time your student’s photograph, art work, poetry, creative writing stories or other pieces of acclaim or interest connected with a school activity or function, may be displayed on the Barrow County Schools System websites.

If you wish to exercise this right, you must notify the principal of the school at which the student is enrolled in writing within 10 days from the date of enrollment.

The Barrow County Board of Education welcomes community input when it is motivated by a sincere desire to improve the quality of our educational programs or to equip the schools to do their tasks more efficiently. The Board has confidence in the professional staff and desires to support their actions. This regulation does not supersede any employee’s or citizen’s right to contact Board members directly. However, whenever a concern is expressed directly to the Board as a whole or to a Board member as an individual, it will be referred to the administration for study and resolution.

Read more about the Resolution Process

Our school system is implementing the Think First & Stay Safe™ child personal safety program. This evidence-based child safety curriculum has been scientifically evaluated and proven to help keep children safe.

Think First & Stay Safe teaches students the importance of treating themselves and one another with kindness and respect. Through developmentally-appropriate lesson plans, students learn about personal boundaries and healthy relationships. These interactive lessons allow children to better recognize appropriate vs. inappropriate behaviors and use their critical thinking skills to help them stay safe.

Think First & Stay Safe Link
(Password is 4par3nts)

Section 504, as it is often called, is a civil rights law that covers the rights of individuals with disabilities. It prohibits, among other things, discrimination on the basis of disability for students in public schools. Students eligible under Section 504 receive a plan that outlines how the student will be able to fully participate in the educational process despite potential disabilities and barriers.

Schools are required to provide appropriate, reasonable adaptations and modifications for 504 eligible students. Further information on Section 504 can be found in the supporting documents below and on the Office of Civil Rights webpage.

Resources:

If you have further questions please email Matt Thompson or call at 770-867-4527

Title I, Part A is a multi-faceted federal entitlement program designed to “help all children have the opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach proficiency on challenging state and academic standards and assessments.” The purpose of Title I is to “enable schools to provide opportunities for at-risk and disadvantaged children to acquire the knowledge and skills contained in the challenging State content standards and to meet the challenging State performance standards developed for all children.” Title I is intended to serve students in core academic subject areas: Reading/Language Arts/English, Math, and Science and Social Studies. Read more about Title I.

Upcoming Events

April 6

Spring Break

Start: Apr 6, 2020 End: Apr 10, 2020

Multi-Day Event

April 14

BOE Meeting

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

April 15

Milestone Testing

Start: Apr 15, 2020 End: May 1, 2020

Multi-Day Event