Milestones Testing

Milestones Testing

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Milestones Testing

Grades 3-5 will take part in Milestones Testing.
April 12-27.

Teachers will announce specific test dates/times later at a later date.

Junie B. Jones Spring Production

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Our students will be performing a “Junie B. Jones” play. Please come out and support these awesome kids. They’ve worked really hard on this production and we can’t wait for you to see it!

Junie B. Jones

March 23rd, 6:30 p.m., Cafeteria

March 24th, 2:00 p.m., Cafeteria

Book Character Dress Up Day

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Book Character Dress Up Day on March 16th!  Dress as your favorite book character!

Kindergarten Screeners

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Kindergarten Screeners

March 22    3:30-6:00 (Gym)

March 23    9:00-12:00 ((Media Center)

If you are enrolling your Kindergarten or First Grade student for next year, please bring him/her in for the Kindergarten Screener!  Please be sure you have registered for Kindergarten or First Grade using the on-line system.

Kindergarten Registration

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Kindergarten Registration Beginning March 12!

The Cherokee County School District is launching a new online system for kindergarten registration beginning March 12, 2018!

Instead of handwriting information on a pile of paper forms in a school office, parents can log in from home to the Registration Gateway via CCSD’s website at Through the user-friendly process that takes about 15 to 20 minutes, parents will enter their own identification information, such as emergency contact names and numbers, which will increase accuracy and eliminate redundancy. Required enrollment documents (birth certificate, proof of residency, etc.) also can be scanned and uploaded to the system from home.

After entering all their information online into our secure system, parents will be asked to schedule an appointment to bring the legally required documents for enrollment to the school. During this appointment, your records will be verified by the front office (and scanned and uploaded if you were unable to do this from home), and your child will participate in a brief assessment with a teacher to gauge his or her kindergarten readiness.

The Registration Gateway will be open from March 12 through 31 for parents of children who will begin kindergarten in the 2018-19 school year (must be born on or before Sept. 1, 2013), and children who are starting school for the first time but are ready to enter the first grade (must be born on or before Sept. 1, 2012).

Additional online systems will go live later this spring for registering Pre-K students and students new to CCSD in any grade, and the dreaded “first day forms” for all students will be replaced with an online process this summer for the start of the new school year.

“Parents have been pleading with us for years to spare them from paper forms, so we’re very excited to have the technology capabilities to roll out these new online systems,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower said. “This system not only is easier for parents, it also will reduce the cost and waste associated with paper forms, and eliminate the need for staff to spend valuable time typing information from forms into our student information system.”

Want to get ready now for when the kindergarten Registration Gateway opens? Click on the links below for easy instructions, helpful hints and a list of the legally required documents.

Kindergarten Registration Gateway: Helpful Hints & FAQ

List of Legally Required Documents Needed for Enrollment in English and Spanish 

Ready to Learn: 2018-19 Kindergarten at CCSD brochure in English and Spanish

Winter Weather Communication

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Winter Weather Communication
Is School Closed?

Closure of CCSD Schools will be shared FIRST on the CCSD website and on official CCSD social media within minutes of the decision.

For text messages, you must opt-in to school messenger service. Text “subscribe” or “opt-in” or “yes” to 68453.

For more information on inclement weather procedures, go to


Canvas Learning Management System

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Cherokee County School District welcomes you to experience Canvas, our new Learning Management System, which will replace Aspen Pages and grade books beginning in the Fall of 2017. Below, you will find a step-by-step process to sign up and visit your child/children’s Canvas account.  You will need to set up a parent account in Canvas to view your child’s lessons, assignments, videos, resources, weblinks, and grades.

If you are a parent who participated in the 2016-2017 Canvas Pilot, you will not need to recreate an account since you already have one.

Step 1: Go to Or click on the link below and select “Parent Login”:

Step 2: Set up your Account:
See “Parent of a Canvas User? Click Here for an Account

Step 3: Parent Signup
Enter the following information

  1. Enter your name
  2. Enter your email
  3. Enter your child’s Username
    (This is your child’s School ID#)
  4. Enter your child’s password (This is your child’s GTID#)
  5. Click “You agree to the terms of use”
  6. Click “Start Participating”

You will receive an email from Instructure Canvas. Click the link provided in the email to finish the registration.

Step 4: Welcome Aboard!

To complete the registration process, fill out the following fields:

  1. Login: verify your email.
  2. Password: set your password.
  3. Time Zone: select your time zone from the drop- down menu. (we are in the Eastern Time Zone)
  4. Click “Register”. You will be redirected to the Canvas login page for your account.

You are now registered!

Go back to, click “Parent Login”, then log in using your email and password.    

To Observe Additional Students:
1. Select “Account”
2. Open “Settings”
3. Click “Observing”

o Add Another Student:

  1. Under “Username”, enter student’s School ID#
  2. Under “Password”, enter your child’s GTID #
  3. Click “Add Student”

Note: If you only have one student, you don’t need to “add student.”

Teacher of the Year

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Congratulations to Holly Miller!
She was named the Avery Elementary Teacher of the Year!