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Kindergarten Registration


School Choice

The Decatur County Board of Education requires that all students attend the school in the zone in which they reside unless they are in a specialized program that contains students across school zones.  Any exceptions to this policy must be made through the “School Choice Plan.”

If your child will be in grades K-4 during the 2018-2019 school year and you desire to apply for a school out of your zone using the “School Choice Plan,” you will need to complete an application during the week of April 23 - April 27, 2018.  Applications may be obtained (during Choice Week) at the Decatur County Board of Education, 100 West Street, between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM or printed from the website www.dcboe.com.   Applications will be available and accepted ONLY during the week of April 23 - April 27, 2018.  If you have questions regarding the “School Choice Plan” or the applications procedures, please contact Mr. John H. Wooden at 248-2806.

The availability of slots will be contingent upon the final outcome of the District’s plans to potentially consolidate one of its elementary schools.

Georgia Milestones Re-Test Information

Decatur County Schools is a Strategic Waiver System, which allows our system to waive specific state board rules. In our current strategic waiver, we chose to waive O.G.C.A 20-2-283 & 20-2-284. This waiver allows us as a system not to retest students for the 2017-2018 school year. The wavier also allows us to be able to use other vital information from your child’s entire school year and not only state assessment scores in the promotion and retention policy for the 2017-2018 school year.

EKE 2017-18 Yearbooks EKE Crest Image

The EKE 2017-18 Yearbook sales have begun! Please look for the order form in your child's school paperwork for your copy. The link below contains the document to print if needed. The yearbook cost is $15. The form and money are due by Friday, April 27th. It will be a year to remember!

2017-18 EKE Yearbook Order Form

Pennies for Patients


Click the "Pennies for Patient" logo above to watch a video about why EKE is excited to begin this event!

We will be collecting money for our Leukemia Survivor "Hero". Please help your child assemble the collection box sent home, inform family, friends, and neighbors, and help support cancer research. You can also donate and share using our school link for the event:


Thank you for your help and participation!

EKE 2017-18 Inspirational Video- Mrs. Crews Class
District Spelling Bee

District Spelling Bee Participants 2018

Elcan-King would like to recognize the following students for participation in the District Spelling Bee for Decatur County:

Kaleigh Mills, Mark Andrew Esquivel, and Kaiya Deibert.

We are so proud of your accomplishments!

Flu Awareness https://pixabay.com/en/influenza-flu-disease-virus-2833622/

Flu season is well underway. We are seeing many cases in Decatur County Schools. Flu is a very contagious illness. Please keep your children home until they are fever free without medication for 24 hours. If your child has fever, they are CONTAGIOUS! Also, if your child has been vomiting/diarrhea, please keep them home. Remember to wash hands with soap and hot water and to cover your cough. 

Flu Symptoms are achy head, dry cough (can be severe), decreased appetite, achy muscles, fever/chills, fatigue (weakness) can last 2 weeks.

EKE 5K "Glow" Run EKE 5K Glow Run

When:   March 2, 2018

Where:  Earle May Boat Basin 

Time:     6pm-9pm (Registration begins at 5:30)


Some glow items will be provided with registration; however, feel free to GLOW yourself up for the 5K run. Join us after for a little GLOW celebration at the Performance Arts Building. Thanks for GLOWING with us at Elcan King Elementary!

Click the link to get registered for this great event!!!!


All children will need to be accompanied by an adult. The adult does not have to run or walk the 5K, but will need to stay until his or her child(ren) have finished the race and the glow party.  

***Important dates for registration

February 16th-last day to save $5 use discount code EKEGLOW2018

February 18th-last day to register for $20 and receive a T-shirt

February 19th-registration fee is $30 and will not include a T-shirt

Decatur County Elementary Technology Competition Technology Competition

Elcan-King is proud to acknowledge the following students for achievements at the Decatur County Elementary Technology Competition:

Isaac Poitevient- 1st place in game design programming

Mark Andrew Esquivel & Careygan Palmer- 1st place in video production and editing

Cassie Marshburn & Hayden Reynolds- 2nd place in video production and editing

Karma Hutto & Cammie Marshburn- 3rd place in video production and editing

Congratulations to all of these talented students!

Decatur County Canceled, Wednesday January 17th

Out of an abundance of caution for the safety of our students, all schools in Decatur County will be canceled tomorrow, Wednesday January 17th, for students and staff due to the possibility for icy and unsafe road conditions during the morning hours. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause but the weather conditions tomorrow are too questionable at this time to jeopardize the safety of our students or our staff. 

We will be back to our normal schedule Thursday January 18th. 

Pre-K Registration February 6th at all Elementary Schools
National Football Championship Game 2018 Survey
Schools Closed November 17th

School Closed

All schools will be closed on November 17th.

Thanksgiving Break is November 20 - 24.

Early Learner's Workshop: Literacy Skill Building

Early Learner's Workshop

Decatur County Schools Closed Monday 11th & Tuesday 12th

Parents and Community Members,

The uncertainty of the future track of Hurricane Irma and its potential impact on our area has led us to cancel school for all Decatur County Schools on Monday, September 11th and Tuesday, September 12th. We are hopeful that our area sees very little impact but the uncertainty remains too high to take any chances with the safety of our students and staff. Schools will reopen on Wednesday, September 13th unless developments change at which time we will update you all.  Thank you and be safe.



Tim Cochran

Superintendent Decatur County Schools 

Scholastic Book Fair

Monday, August 28th through Friday, September 1st.

Hours: Monday-Thursday 10am-2pm; Friday 10am-1pm

Parent Night Monday August 28th 3:30-5:30pm

Click below to shop Online


Updated Pre-K School Nutrition Guidelines
Charleston Wrap- School Fundraiser


Parent Information/ Title I Open House Elementary School


Please join us at Elcan-King on Thursday, August 10th for the following informational meetings:


5:00 p.m. - Early Intervention Program 

Topics-   What is this program and how does it work?


5:30 p.m. - Title I

Topics- Why does our school receive Title I funding?  Academic Accountability; Teacher Qualifications; Testing; Safety; Parent Volunteers; Other Federal Programs


6:00 p.m. - Back to School Curriculum

Topics- What does my child's schedule look like?   What are the expectations for my child?  How can I, as a parent, help?  

GKIDS Readiness Check
2017-2018 Back to School Information

Click here for all Registration Dates and Times

Bearcat Basics - all rising 9th graders are encouraged to sign up for a Bearcat Basic summer orientation. Visit the BHS website for available times and additional information.

Open House for All Schools
Thursday, August 3rd from 5:00-7:00 pm
We invite you to visit the school in which student is enrolled for the 17-18 school year to meet their teacher, visit the classroom, and to receive important school information.
Student schedule/homerooms will be posted at this time.

First Day of School - Friday, August 4, 2017

2017-2018 Back To School Supply Lists

Please visit individual school websites for additional information and parent resources.

School Wide Plan/ Parent Compact Meeting School council

You are invited

To the

School Wide Plan/ Parent Compact Meeting


Elcan King Elementary

June 5-6, 2017

From 8a.m. – 4 p.m.

Parent Portion

June 6th from 10:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m.

Print Version of Flyer

We hope that you are able to come.  

Summer Reading
Parent Volunteer Training https://www.google.com/search?q=volunteer+images&safe=strict&espv=2&biw=1600&bih=770&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiY9oqw9_PRAhWBKiYKHTAlAp8Q_AUIBigB&dpr=1#imgrc=34y2j9iE0LBgNM:

Parent Volunteer Training Session

Tuesday, October 24th at 9:00 AM 

Elcan-King Elementary

725 Lousie St.

EKE Advanced Education Parent Survey

survey icon

Please click on the picture above to go to the parent survey. 

Thank you!

EKE ADvanced Ed Student Survey 2017

EKE Student Survey

Please click on the picture to enter the survey.

Thank you!

Red Ribbon Week https://www.google.com/search?q=drug+free&safe=strict&rlz=1C1GGRV_enUS756US756&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj2sIW0jvrWAhVGYiYKHSN0Dn0Q_AUICigB&biw=1600&bih=720#imgrc=RSDRrU_QDFLWDM:


Monday, October 23rd through Friday, October 27th

Monday- Wear Red! "Use your head, wear Red!"

Tuesday- Wear "Wacky-Tacky- I'm Drug Free!" Day

Wednesday- Wear Team Spirit "Team up against drugs!"

Thursday- Wear Hawaiian Day- "Lei off Drugs!"

Friday- Wear Storybook Character- Parade Day

Parade starts at 8:15am


Get Georgia Reading (2017 Summer Reading Opportunity)

Exciting news, everyone!

Underway now, Get Georgia Reading Campaign partner myON is delivering thousands of free books to computer and mobile devices that you can access 24 hours a day—every day—through Aug. 31.

Last summer, kids throughout the state read 248,901 books and spent 55,831 hours reading. This year, we are challenging Georgia to top last year’s numbers by reading more than 250,000 books and spending over 60,000 hours reading.

Please help spread the word — including simple instructions for logging on — by sharing this news story with your networks: http://getgeorgiareading.org/2017/05/03/summer-for-georgia-readers-begins-today/


Summer Reading Tips for Parents

Georgia Parent Survey

Georgia Parent Survey

The Georgia Parent Survey is also modeled after the student survey and contains 24 questions. Parents may complete the survey using their personal computer, smartphone or tablet. For parents that do not have access to the Internet, school administrators should consider scheduling dates and times to allow parents to complete the Georgia Parent Survey at school. All parents should be encouraged to participate in the Georgia Parent Survey because the data will be used as part of the calculation of the School Climate Star Rating. Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis. The Georgia Parent Survey is also available in Spanish. Parents may select the Spanish version within the survey. Results from the Georgia Parent Survey will not be available to the public and will not be posted online. The Georgia Parent Survey link is posted below.


Lost and Found


Please remember to come check the school's Lost & Found for your child's belongings. All items will be donated to local charities after school closes for the break on Wednesday, December 20th.

Thank you!

EKE School Supply List- 2017-18 School Year
End of the Year Program Dates https://pixabay.com/en/owl-clip-art-books-school-2790684/

Pre-K- Friday, May 18th @ 8:15am

Kindergarten- Friday, May 18th @ 9:30am

First Grade- Monday, May 21 @ 8:15am

Second Grade- Monday, May 21 @ 9:30am

Third Grade- Tuesday, May 22 @ 8:15am

Fourth Grade- Tuesday, May 22 @ 9:30am

Collaborative Impact for Decatur County
Community Wide Literacy Campaign https://pixabay.com/en/book-reading-blue-smile-read-1524010/

Everyone may help by:
Book drop-off bins located at each school
Purchase books from Amazon, Read, Dream, Achieve Account


Become a trained volunteer
Participate in a brief training to learn how to effectively read aloud
If you are interested in becoming a trained
volunteer who also reads aloud to students,
please contact Dr. Cheryl Guy
for additional details.
229-243-6847 or 229-248-2835 cguy@dcboe.com

Read, Dream, Achieve: A Community-Wide Literacy Awareness Initiative Read Dream Achieve

1. Go to Amazon.com and log on to your account or if you don’t have one you can create a new account.
2. Go to the “Account & Lists” tab on the top right of the page.
(Hello, Name: there will be a drop down box.)
3. Click on “Find a list or Registry”
-Go to “Your Friends” (three tabs in blue will say “Your List”,
“Your Idea Lists”, & “Your Friends”)
-Type in: DCBOE from “Find Someone’s List” box (to the left)
-Then hit enter to pull up the wish list
4. Book Wish List is available for you to purchase.
-Click on the book or books you would like to pur-chase.
-You have the choice of Hardcover or Paperback books.
-Place the QTY and add to your cart. Once added & you’re ready to check out, then you will proceed to check out. (Select Shipping Address page).
-Select DCBOE Read, Dream, Achieve. The order will be shipped directly to the DCBOE Support Center 507 Martin Street.
-Choose the OPTION of completing a Gift Receipt & type a message.
-Choose your shipping options (free to Amazon Prime Members, etc…) Then press Continue.
-Select Payment Method. Put in your credit card, debit card, gift card, Ama-zon.com or bank account number (checking). Press continue to review your order and place your order.

Parent Volunteers Volunteers

Interested in volunteering, chaperoning a school-related event or trip, or attending a field trip with your student?
First Time Volunteers: Be sure to attend a face-to-face volunteer training session
All Others: Recertify online (every school year ) @ dcboe.com/ for parents/Annual Recertification Requirements

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