August 2019 Newsletter

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School Contact Information
School Name Address Main Phone Number
DOVA Dragon's Opportunity and Virtual Academy 500 Dragon Drive | Jasper, GA 30143 706-253-8020
Harmony Elementary School 550 Harmony School Road | Jasper, GA 30143 706-253-1840
Hill City Elementary School 600 Hill Circle | Jasper, GA 30143 706-253-1880
Jasper Middle School 158 Stegall Drive | Jasper, GA 30143 706-253-1730
Pickens High School 500 Dragon Drive | Jasper, GA 30143 706-253-1800
Pickens Junior High School 1802 Refuge Road | Jasper, GA 30143 706-253-1830
Tate Elementary School 5630 GA-53 | Tate, GA 30177 706-253-1860

Student Handbook


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2019-2020 Pickens County Schools Calendar
Date Event
07/24/19 - 07/26/19 Pre Planning
07/29/19 - 07/31/19 Pre Planning
08/01/19 - 08/02/19 Pre Planning
08/05/19 Pre Planning
08/06/19 First Day of School
09/02/19 Labor Day Holiday
09/06/19 Progress Reports
09/23/19 - 09/27/19 Fall Break
10/15/19 End of the 1st Nine Weeks
10/18/19 Report Cards
11/15/19 Progress Reports
11/25/19 - 11/29/19 Thanksgiving Holidays
12/20/19 End of 2nd Nine Weeks
12/20/19 End of 1st Semester
12/23/19 - 12/31/19 Christmas Holidays
01/01/20 - 01/03/20 School Holiday
01/06/20 InService
01/07/20 Students Return to School
01/10/20 Report Cards
01/20/20 Martin Luther King Holiday
02/07/20 Progress Reports
02/17/20 - 02/18/20 Winter Break
02/19/20 - 02/21/20 Potential Inclement Weather Make-up Days for Students
03/17/20 End of 3rd Nine Weeks
03/20/20 Report Cards
04/06/20 - 04/10/20 Spring Break
04/24/20 Progress Reports
05/22/20 Last Day of School, End of 4th Nine Weeks, End of 2nd Semester
05/23/20 Graduation Day
05/25/20 Memorial Day
05/26/20 - 05/26/20 Post Planning
  • All children can learn
  • All educational decisions should be based on the needs and safety of the students
  • All stakeholders are accountable for student learning and will strive for continuous improvement in student achievement.
  • Collaboration between students, schools, families, and community is critical to student and district success.
  • Recruiting, retaining and supporting dedicated employees is important to successful educational programs

2020-2021 School Calendar

The school calendar for 2020-2021 was approved by the Board of Education on 11/14/19.

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For Immediate Release

Please click the button below to read a statement from Pickens County Schools regarding safety issues as they pertain to the district's implementation of the Adams v. St. John's County School District decision.

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For Immediate Release

Please click the button below to read a statement from the Pickens County Sheriff's Office regarding a threat posted to social media by a Pickens High School student.

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Pickens County Board of Education

100 D.B. Carroll Street,
Jasper, GA 30143

Telephone: 706-253-1700