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The first nine weeks has ended which marks the close of our first grading period of the 2016-2017 school year. I encourage you to review your child's grades, attendance and behavior to ensure that he or she is off to a successful start for the school year. Monitoring your child's grades, assignments and attendance is easy through the Infinite Campus Portal on our websites. If you are not familiar with the portal, please contact System Registrar Karen Wright to sign-up and receive training. She can be reached at (478)552-3981 x1241 or karen.wright@washington.k12.ga.us This is an excellent tool parents can use throughout the school year. For Pre-K, kindergarten and first grade, only attendance and student information are shown since they do not receive report cards.

The HAWK character words for November are Honest and Hopeful, which are defined as being truthful and having an optimistic attitude about the future. Please come out and enjoy fall sports and fine arts activities that provide family fun and time together. Happy fall!

Stay Up-to-Date

Update on Pre-K Longitudinal Study

Announcements for Dec. 5-9

For the week of December 5-9 The Washington County Board of Education meets Dec. 8 at 5:30 in the boardroom at 501 Industrial Drive, Sandersville.


Ridge Road Primary School sends a big THANK YOU to everyone who supported the fundraiser at Dairy Queen to benefit the school. Remember to bring in Box Tops for Education and empty printer cartridges to help earn points for supplies.


Ridge Road Elementary School’s School Council meets Dec. 5 at 5 p.m. The Winter Dance/Show Choir Concert is Dec. 6 at 6 p.m.


T.J. Elder Middle School basketball teams host Taliaferro Co. Dec. 5 at 4:30. They travel to Oak Hill Middle Dec. 7 and Lake Oconee Dec. 8, both games at 4:30. The mini Relay for Life is Dec. 9. Looking ahead, the Winter Concert is Dec. 12 at 6 p.m.


Washington County High School basketball teams play @Hancock Co. Dec. 9 with JV at 4 and varsity at 7. The wrestling Hawks host their first home meet against John Milledge Academy Dec. 5 at 5:30 p.m. They host Westside and Harlem Dec. 9 at 5:30 p.m. The Junior Ring Ceremony is Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. Looking ahead, the Symphonic Band Concert is Dec. 13 at 7 p.m.

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.

Holiday Notice
  • Holiday Closing and Early Release Day

    The Washington County Board of Education and all schools will close for Christmas Holidays Dec. 16 until Tuesday, Jan. 3, which is a teacher/staff workday. December 16 is an early release day for students at noon. Buses will begin their normal runs at noon. Classes resume Wed., Jan. 4, 2017. Merry Christmas!


Staff Password Reset


  • 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.
Upcoming Events
School Nutrition
  • USDA School Nutrition Non-Discrimination Statement
    To view the USDA Non-Discrimination statement, click here or visit the School Nutrition Department page.
Position Vacancy Announcement
Gratitude is the Hawk Attitude

2016-2017 Bus Routes