Letter from the Superintendent

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Dr. Martin G. Waters

mwaters@evanscountyschools.org

Evans County School District Family: 

Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year!

Whether you are a returning family or new to Evans County Charter Schools, we warmly welcome you to this school year. We are proud of the efforts of our students and staff and we know there is still work to do in improving learning for ALL students.

It is our goal to have ALL students meeting or exceeding typical achievement growth, and 100% of our graduates prepared for their post-secondary opportunities. Through the challenging days of Covid-19, we have better prepared ourselves to be flexible. However, we hope and pray we can maintain as much of a normal and safe school year as possible. It will take a community of efforts to do so.

We are excited to unveil the new Claxton High School and the D.E.N., our college and career academy. The new facility is not only up-to-date and modern, it is functional, cost-effective, and flexible. It is sure to be a source of pride for years to come. Through the D.E.N., we desire to see an increase in dual enrollment and work-based learning courses at the high school level and expect students to graduate with a career pathway.

The district has revamped its website and implemented Kinvolved, a two-way communication service, in order to improve communication. A district calendar with all school events will be published on the website as well. An improved phone application will allow parents to track bus services and multiple safety upgrades have been incorporated into the new CHS. The district will unveil the Tiger Athletic Club in the coming weeks as a way for the community to partner with our athletic programs financially. I believe you will see our commitment to excellence displayed through the district in the services we provide, the partnerships we seek to create, and the people we employ.

Like most of the nation, we are seeing another increase in Covid cases. We ask for our community’s prayers and positive support as we navigate the difficult days ahead. Our goal is to maintain 100% face to face instruction during the year, as long as it is safe to do so. We are prepared to move to an A/B model and/or full virtual if events call for it. However, we know there may be glitches and inconveniences from issues that arise due to unforeseen circumstances. Please be patient. We will get through this together.

As you all prepare for the start of the school year, we hope you can feel the excitement in the air. When your students enter our doors our mission will be to ensure a commitment that ALL students have the opportunity and support to achieve the high levels of learning and character development required for successful college and career endeavors through partnerships with students, parents, staff, and the community.

We are looking forward to a successful year and invite you to partner with us!

Martin G. Waters, Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools

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