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Welcome back to a New Year, 2017!  January always marks the opportunity to refocus on important personal goals.  I would like to extend the idea of “refocusing” to our school environment as we begin the second half of our school year. Tuesday,  January 10th, report cards will be sent home across the district.  This will be a great opportunity to take a fresh look at your child’s school progress and make any needed adjustments.  Our staff will be glad to assist both students and parents in reaching the goal of a successful school year. Also, we would like to invite you out to our wonderful winter activities.  Our schools will have athletic activities such as basketball, wrestling, gymnastics, and soccer that offer exciting competition.  Our fine arts programs also offer various band, chorus, and winter theater activities.  Continue to check both the district and school websites for all those listings. As always, we are here to assist and serve our community.  Please let us know how we can do so!

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Announcements for Feb. 21-24

For the week of February 21-24


Ridge Road Primary School’s PRIDE Program is Feb. 24 at 10 a.m. Our local Dairy Queen hosts Ridge Road Schools Night every Tuesday from 3 – 8 p.m.  A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the schools. Thank you for supporting our schools!


Ridge Road Elementary School’s HAWKS Program is Feb. 24 at 8:45 a.m.  Band Camp is Feb. 24-25. The Art Club meets Feb. 23 after school.


T.J. Elder Middle School’s baseball team plays @Washington-Wilkes Feb. 21 at 4:30 p.m. They host Lake Oconee Academy Feb. 23 at 4:30 p.m.


Washington County High School Golden Hawks basketball team advanced to round 2 of state play-offs and will host Callaway Thursday, Feb. 23 at 6:00 p.m. The JV baseball team plays Feb. 20 @Aquinas at 4 p.m. They play @Cross Creed Feb. 24 at 5 p.m. The varsity baseball team hosts Westside Feb. 21 at 5:30 p.m. The soccer teams travel to Westside/Macon Feb. 21 with girls at 5:30 and boys at 7:30. The Symphonic Band Camp is Feb. 23-25 from 4-7 p.m. The Band Booster Gala is Feb. 25. The UGA Sounds Across Georgia concert is Feb. 24 at 7:30 p.m. in the theatre featuring the Hugh Hodgson Wind Ensemble. Admission is free.


Important Note to Parents About Bus Changes

Dear Parents,

            The District reviews procedures during the summer to improve safety measures and service to students.  After our summer review, we determined that “bus changes” should be improved in order to ensure the safety of students.  In order to ensure that your child arrives to the location that you have requested, we will require a note from the child’s guardian or guardian designee.  No phone calls will be taken for bus changes.

            If you need to make a bus change during the day, the guardian or a designee of the guardian (person must be listed on the student’s sign-out list), must come to the school to complete a bus pass. This change will help us provide a safe environment for our children.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

School Nutrition
  • USDA School Nutrition Non-Discrimination Statement
    To view the USDA Non-Discrimination statement, click here or visit the School Nutrition Department page.
  • Every Student Succeeds Act Survey
    The Georgia Department of Education announced an online survey to get the public’s feedback on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). In addition to the survey, eight feedback sessions were held throughout the state to allow all citizens to give input on Georgia’s ESSA plan.
  • Experience Online Testing

    Experience On-Line Testing for the Georgia Milestones Assessment. Click on this link to experience testing online. 


  • Student Dress Code Policy
    To view the dress code policy, click here.
  • Request for Transcript
    Guidelines and form
  • To Enroll Your Child in School
    Please come to the Board of Education office at 501 Industrial Drive in Sandersville to enroll your child in school. Karen Wright, System Registrar, will assist you. You may contact her at (478)552-3981 X1241, fax (478)552-7344 or kwright@washington.k12.ga.us  Office hours are M-Th 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.
  • Notice of Tax Digest and Millage Rate
    To view the Tax Digest and Millage Rate, click here.
Teacher of the Year


  Congratulations to the
2017 Teacher of the Year, 
Glisa Turner, Ridge Road Elementary School

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