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Acceptable Use Policy - Irwin County Schools policies for student/staff use of computers and the Internet
Internet Safety Policy - Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA)-compliant Internet safety policy, technology protection measures, supervision and monitoring
Internet Usage Permission Form - Parental permission form required for all students in order to use the system computers and for Internet access. Students in grades 4 through 12 must also sign the form.
Student Attendance Information - Georgia Attendance Laws and Irwin County Schools Attendance Policies
Student Transportation / Bus Discipline Policy - Irwin County Schools Bus/Transportation policies, Parent/Guardian responsibilities, behavior guidelines, consequences of policy violations, bus riding rules

House Bill 91

On March 30, 2015, Governor Nathan Deal signed House Bill 91 into law, thereby creating a new code section, O.C.G.A. § 20-2-281.1. This law became effective upon the Governor's signature.

House Bill 91 provides that students shall no longer be required to earn a passing score on any graduation tests to earn a high school diploma. The law also contains additional details and requirements regarding the ability of students no longer enrolled to petition the local board of education for a diploma for students whose sole reason for not receiving a high school diploma was due to not passing any part of the graduation tests.

Frequently Asked Questions about House Bill 91

OCGA 20-2-281.1 Petition Form

Submit this completed, signed form by mail to: IRWIN COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION, P.O. BOX 225, OCILLA, GA 31774, OR submit in person at IRWIN COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL. If submitting a petition by mail, include a scanned/copied image of your government issued photo identification. Incomplete information may delay processing.

Employment Certification (Work Permits)

A work permit is required for anyone who desires to hold a job but has not reached the age of 18. A work permit may be obtained at the Board of Education at 210 Apple Street. Completed work permits must be returned to the Board of Education for certification. A picture ID is required.

To streamline the work permit process, minors may go to the Department of Labor website to complete and print an employment certificate. This certificate must still be certified by the Board of Education.

Online Youth Work Permit
PDF Document  Instructions

Driver's License Information

A signed and notarized Georgia DDS Certificate of Attendance form is required in order to apply for a Learner's Permit. This form may be obtained at the Board of Education at 210 Apple Street and is good for 30 days after issuance.

The following link takes you outside the Irwin County School District website and will open in a new window: Georgia Department of Driver Services - Teen Drivers

Scholarship Information

ICHS Juniors and Seniors may receive letters from companies asking for information to help them receive financial aid. These companies usually charge a fee. The ICHS Counseling Center is able to provide this service free of charge. Scholarship applications and deadline dates are also available in the ICHS Counseling Center.

FAFSA
Fastweb
GA Student Finance Commission

Career Links

ASVAB Career Exploration Program - A free career planning and exploration program that combines a multiple-aptitude test with an interest self-assessment and a wide range of career exploration tools.

Test Prep

Reviews.com - Compares SAT/ACT test prep companies, rates and reviews them, and provides links to each company's website.
GADOE EOCT Study Guides - Downloadable study guides for the EOCT.

Education Links

GADOE Student Page
Complete Directory of Online Colleges and Universities in GA
Georgia RN to BSN Programs

Tutoring and Homework Help

Algebra.help - Lessons, calculators, and worksheets.
Math League - Mathematics help resource for 4th through 8th graders. 

Parents Right to Know

In compliance with the requirements of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), the Irwin County School System informs parents that you may request information about the professional qualifications of your student’s teacher(s). The following information may be requested:

    • whether the teacher has met the Georgia Professional Standards Commission requirements for certification for the grade level and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction;
    • whether the teacher is teaching under an emergency or other provisional status through which Georgia qualifications or certification criteria have been waived;
    • the college major and any graduate certification or degree held by the teacher;
    • whether the student is provided services by paraprofessionals, and if so, their qualifications.

If you wish to request information concerning your child’s teacher’s qualifications, please contact Heather Purvis at 229-468-7485.

Links for Parents

University of Illinois Extension: Helping Children Succeed in School - Test Taking
Preparing for Tests: Suggestions for Parents
Put Reading First Parent Guide: Helping your child learn to read.
KidSource OnLine: In-depth & timely education & healthcare information that will make a difference in the lives of parents & children.
Stay Save Online: General Online Safety Resources.
Family Education Network: Created by parents for parents. Millions of parents rely on FamilyEducation.com's trusted homework help, parenting tips, and expert advice.
Wired Safety's Stop Cyberbullying
A School Nurses' Guide to Kids' Health and Safety

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Toll-Free School Safety Hotline
1-877-SAY-STOP
MAKE THE CALL AND STOP VIOLENCE IN YOUR SCHOOL

The 1-877-SAY-STOP toll-free hotline was created by the Georgia Department of Education. Students can anonymously report anyone who has a weapon, has threatened to bring a weapon to school, or has violated any other school safety rules. The hotline hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; after 5 p.m. all calls will be forwarded to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Callers will not be asked to reveal their identities. Make the call; you can make a difference!