Welcome to the Sunflower County Consolidated School District's Website! I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself to each of you! I am Dr. Debra Dace, Superintendent of Schools. We hope that you find our website both interactive and informative.
Superintendent Dace's plan to improve education for all children includes A Blueprint for Great Schools, Healthy Kids, bullying and hate-motivated behavior prevention, awards programs, and other efforts.
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“Innovative Strategies for Educating the 21st Century Child”
Available to 100 K-3 teachers and administrators of the Sunflower County Consolidated School District*
The Mississippi initiative law affords voters an avenue for addressing important constitutional issues which the State Legislature does not.
After registering the initiative with the Secretary of State’s Office, the official ballot title and summary are prepared by the Mississippi Attorney General. Initiatives are only valid for one year, during which time a petition must be circulated to gather signatures to place the measure on the next statewide General Election ballot.
According to State law, for an initiative measure to be placed on the ballot, a minimum of 107,216 certified signatures must be gathered with at least 21,443 certified signatures from each of the five congressional districts as they existed in the year 2000. Signatures must be certified by county circuit clerks. A completed petition is filed with the Secretary of State’s Office, along with a $500 filing fee.
Not only must an initiative receive a majority of the total votes cast for that particular initiative, it must also receive more than 40% of the total votes cast in that election.
We are pleased to inform you that Sunflower County Consolidated School Districtwill be continuing with the CEP program available to schools participating in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs called the Community Eligibility Provision for School Year 2015-2016.
What does this mean for you and your children attending the school(s) identified above?
Great news for you and your students! All enrolled students of Sunflower County Consolidated School District are eligible to receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at school at no charge to your household each day of the 2015-2016 school year. No further action is required of you. Your child(ren) will be able to participate in these meal programs without having to pay a fee or submit an application.
If we can be of any further assistance, please contact us at 662-884-1218.
Dennis Johnson, Child Nutrition Director
Summer Reading List
K-5 Reading List
6-12 Reading List
Also view the Summer Reading Lists below.
SCCSD Accelerated Reader Update
Free Eye Exams to 3rd Graders Who Did Not Pass Reading Assessment
The Mississippi Optometric Association and the Mississippi Vision Foundation have announced an initiative to provide free eye exams to Mississippi 3rd grade students who did not pass the reading test and do not have insurance coverage. For students who are covered through private insurance or CHIPS, doctors will file on that coverage and parents will be asked to cover the co-pay for the visit due to laws which require the doctor to collect this amount. Parents who are unable to pay the out-of-pocket expenses should discuss this with the doctor. Additionally, any student whose eye test reveals the need for corrective lenses will be provided glasses.
To take advantage of the free vision test, parents should:
Call their local participating optometrist to schedule an appointment;
Tell the receptionist they are scheduling the free 3rd grade eye exam;
Bring the letter notifying them that their child did not pass the assessment test with them to the appointment;
DYSLEXIA -What is Dyslexia? Understanding Dyslexia.
Raising a child with dyslexia can stir up a lot of emotions. You may look ahead and wonder if this learning issue will affect your child’s future. But dyslexia is not a prediction of failure. Dyslexia is quite common, and many successful individuals have dyslexia. Click herefor more information.
2015-16 School Calender
Stay up to date with the district school test dates, report cards, holidays and more. Click here for more information.
SCCSD School Uniforms
The Sunflower County Consolidated School District School Board has a mandatory dress code for all school students. Click here for information.
The Children First Annual Report
The information required to be in theChildren First Act (CFA) Annual Report will be compiled by the Mississippi Department of Education’s Office of Research and Statistics. This report is, according to the CFA, to be printed in the newspaper, listed on the district website and made available free of charge at a location(s) in the district in a hard copy format. The report shall look at the district as a whole and be printed in the paper and made available on the district website no later than November 1st of each year.
In accordance with ESEA Section 1111(h)(6) PARENTS RIGHT-TO-KNOW, the Sunflower County Consolidated School District is notifying every parent of a student in a Title I school that you have the right and may request information regarding the professional qualifications of your child’s classroom teacher.
The major focus of No Child Left Behind, a reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), is to close student achievement gaps by providing all children with a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education. It required each state to adopt academic standards and statewide testing that meets federal requirements.
The high school dropout problem is a severe epidemic for the United States, as nationwide, it is reported that only 71 percent of students graduate from high school. Understanding the magnitude of the problem and the forces that impact dropout rates is critically important to developing effective strategies. High school students are dropping out at alarming rates every day across the country.