Welcome to Irwin County Middle School!
Virtual Return to School
As long as our staff numbers continue to go down and not spike, our plan is to start back with virtual instruction on January 19th. More information will be released early next week.
CONTACTING OVER THE BREAK
If your student tests positive for COVID-19 or is identified as a close contact of a positive case over the holiday break, please email our Director of Student Services Coordinator, Kerry Billingsley at .
Please include the following information in your email:
- Student's full name
- Birth date
- Date when symptoms began (if there are symptoms)
- Date that the test was collected/last date of exposure to a positive case
Any other information that you think might be pertinent. This will be incredibly helpful as we plan for the next semester.
Thank you for your cooperation in helping us keep our Irwin County students, staff, and families safe during this time of uncertainty.
In consultation with our local pediatrician, Dr. Conner, Irwin County Schools have decided to require all students and staff to wear some type of facial covering. For students who have medical issues and if parents feel their child needs something different other than a mask, please contact your child’s principal. Thank you and stay safe!
Regina Cook, RN
The school nurse is available on a daily basis to provide care for students’ basic health care needs.
Students who need to see the nurse should ask his or her teacher to contact the office to have the student's name put on the sign-up sheet. The nurse will contact the student when it is his or her turn.
- All medications will be dispensed through the Nurse’s office.
- Medication will only be dispensed with written permission and instructions either from the parent/guardian or physician.
- All medications must be kept in the original container with proper identification, and should be brought to the office immediately upon arrival on campus.
- Students should not keep any medicine with them, except asthma inhalers as deemed necessary by student’s doctor or school nurse.
"No Nit" Policy
Irwin County Schools continue to enforce a “No Nit Policy” and the National Pediculosis Association recognizes this policy “as the public health standard intended to keep children lice free, nit free, and in school.”
The No-Nit Policy simply means the student is temporarily dismissed from school until hair is free of lice and nits before returning to school. Close contacts, family members, bed mates should be examined and treated only if they are also infested. After an infested student has been treated at home and then checked by their health care provider/health dept., they may return to school with a “No Nit Clearance Note” from their provider, which must be submitted to the main office before class.
Authorization for Self-Administration of Asthma Medication
Authorization to Give Medication at School
Student Asthma Action Card
Child Asthma Control Test
Child Asthma Control Test (Spanish)
Adult Asthma Control Test
Adult Asthma Control Test (Spanish)
In order for a student to qualify for the gifted program, three of the four categories below must be met:
- Mental Ability - 96th percentile
- Achievement - 90th percentile on total battery or total math or total reading
- Creativity - Standardized test-90th percentile total battery or three or more school generated products/performances with a score of 90 or above on a scale of 1-100
- Motivation - GPA at or above 3.5(on a 4.0 scale) over the previous two years or standardized motivational rating scale with a score of 90 or above on a scale of 1-100
Students in grades K-12 in the Irwin County School District who demonstrate a high degree of intellectual, academic and/or creative ability are provided with special instructional services by the Program for Gifted Students. Eligibility criteria for placement are determined by the State Board of Education. Referrals for consideration for eligibility for gifted services may be made by teachers, counselors, administrators, parents or guardians, peers, self and other individuals with knowledge of the student’s abilities.
For a summary of eligibility criteria or for further information about Irwin County’s Program for Gifted students, please contact the gifted education teacher(s) at your child’s school or Dr. Stacie Howard, system Gifted Program Coordinator, at 468-9510. The Irwin County School System Gifted Manual is also available on the Irwin County School System website.
Norris and Phillips Win System-Wide Spelling Bee
- February 3, 2020 February 3, 2020
Congratulations to our 2020 Spelling Champion Haven Norris and first runner up Nate Phillips.
Elementary Students participating were Ava Avant, Riley Driscoll, Rhiana Escobar, Joshua Gibson, Michael Lundy, Wyatt O'Neal, Jazoria Pugh, Henry Purvis, Celia Wilson, and Andrew Wright (Alternates Brooklyn Gordon, Rhett Griffin, and Laci Smith)
Middle School Students were Isabelle English, Cemorra Gaskins, Robbi Gill, Hannah Lake, Haven Norris, Nate Phillips, Baylee Prescott, Keon Slacks, Faith Smith, and Nathan Williams (Alternates D'Asia Laster and Brianna Spradley)
All the Spelling Bee participants in grades 4 through 8 did a great job!
REACH Scholars Announced
- November 7, 2019 November 7, 2019
Congratulations to the 2019-2020 REACH Scholars. REACH (Realizing Achievement Can Happen) Georgia is a needs-based scholarship that begins in eighth grade. Scholars must maintain good grades, behavior, and attendance through middle school and high school and are awarded a $10,000 scholarship that may be used at any HOPE-eligible institution in Georgia. Pictured with Principal Andrew Tucker, the 2019-2020 Scholars are Cynise White, Katherine Sumner, Carlee Burch, Carlie Brooks, and Isabelle English.
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Toll-Free School Safety Hotline
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!