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The following link has the updated PreK Meal Patterns.

PreK Meal Patterns 


Important Information

Please click on the following links for more information. 


School Wide Improvement Plan

School-Parent Compact

45-60 Day Action Plan

Parent and Family Engagement

GKIDS Readiness Check
PSE 2017-2018 School Supply List


  Please click on the following link.

                   Potter Street Elementary School Supply List for 2017-2018            

Title 1 Parent & Family Engagement Plan

Invitation to Participate

Decatur County Schools annually reviews and revises our Title I Parent and Family Engagement Plan and our CLIP (Consolidated LEA Implementation Plan). The annual review process is discussed at our annual Title I Stakeholder Meeting. Opportunities to attend these meetings will be held on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at noon and 5:30 pm. at the Decatur County Student Support Center (507 Martin Street in West Bainbridge). All parents and stakeholders are encouraged to attend this informational meeting.

Stakeholders are also invited to visit the Decatur County Parent Resource Center on July 19th between the hours of noon and 5:30 pm to participate in the annual review process. The District CLIP, District Parent and Family Engagement Plan, and Individual Schoolwide and Parent and Family Engagement Plans will be available for review. Parents and stakeholders are encouraged to view these plans and offer feedback and suggestions.

For more information, please contact:

 Kathy Varner at 229-248-2836 or by email at 


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.


2017 - 2018 District Calendar 

2017-2018 Color Coded Calendar 

2017-2018 Calendar

Summer School Stop TImes

Here are the follwoing route stops for summer school. Please click on the link for futher information. Thanks

Route S1 Summer School Stops

Route S2 Summer School Stops

Route S3 Summer School Stops

Route S4 Summer School Stops


Martin Luther King Jr Birthday

No school on Monday January 16th. 

Early Literacy Night

Join us at Elcan-King Elementary Schoo Monday, November 14,l from 5:30 - 6:30 pm as we celebrate Early Literacy Night with grades prekindergarten through first. 

Community Conversation

Community Conversation will be held at Friendship House on Thursday, October 27 at 5:30 pm. Please Join Us!

Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week will be celebrated October 24-28. Please support our efforts! Each day has a different activity. Thank you!

Red Ribbon Flyer

It's PreK Week! It's PreK Week!

During the week, hundreds of state, business and community leaders will visit Pre-K centers to witness early learning in action and to read a favorite children's book to the young learners. 

Parent Survey

School Council Elections

Monday, September 26, 2016 only

Thank you for your participation!

Election Tuesday! View the Student Council Candidates' Speeches

We are proud to present our Candidates for Student Council.

Click each student's name to hear their speech.

Voting is November 11th!

PSE Choral Program

The PSE Choral Program will be held on Thursday, December 15, 2016 at 1:30 pm in the Gymnasium. Join us as we celebrate the season through songs performed by our talented students!

January 24th is the 100th Day of School

PSE Kindergarten Activities

Spring Carnival

Will be held on Friday, March 24th .  Armbands are on sale for $10.00.

School Choice Week April 24th - 28th

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.”

Parent Conference Night

Parent Conferences will be held from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. A letter requesting a conference will be sent home to parents. If you have any questions or concerns, or need more information, please call 229-248-2253.

Technology Night! Parents vs. Students

Join us for Technology Night on Tuesday, November 15 from 6:00 - 7:00 pm! Learn about the technology we use in education and test your skills against the younger generation!

Parent Survey of Georgia Schools

Georgia Schools: Parent Survey


Click the image above to complete the survey.

STEM and MATH family night

On January 24th at 6:00 pm

Doughnut Sales

Begins on January 27th and ends on Feburary 7th. Donught sales money has to be turned in on February 8th. 


Will be on Tuesday, March 28th. 

District Pre-Kindergarten Registration

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District Pre-Kindergarten Registration

When: Wednesday, April 26th from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Where: Decatur County Student Support Center

Exceptional Education Office

507 Martin Street in West Bainbridge

Documents needed for registration:

  • *Birth Certificate
  • *Proof of Residency- (Accepted documents include electric, gas, landline phone, water bill, rent receipt with landlord’s contact information or mortgage payment, vehicle registration, property tax notice, homeowner’s insurance bill. Documentation not accepted includes driver’s license or cell phone bill. )
  • Social Security Card
  • Immunization Form 3231
  • Medicaid Card, Food Stamp Card, TANF or SSI Award Letter

*Must have to complete registration

Pre-K Registration is conducted on a first come first serve basis. Classes are filling quickly. To guarantee a spot, please ensure your child is registered.

Questions- Call Catherine Gossett, PK Project Director 229-248-2828

Print Version of Flyer

Summer Meals for Kids and Teens
Early Release

Friday, September 30, 2016 is a Early Release Day.

Car riders need to be picked up by 1:00 p.m. Thank you!

Georgia Student Health Survey


Click image to take the survey.

Pre K Registration

Pre K Registration begins on February 7th                       Time: 8:30 am - 2:30 pm  & 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm 




Elementary GMAS Schedule

Wednesday, April 12- ELA Section 1 (3rd & 4th Grade)

Thursday, April 13- ELA Sections 2 & 3 (3rd & 4th Grade)

Friday, April 14- Math Sections 1 & 2 (3rd & 4th Grade)

The Georgia Milestones Assessment measures how well students have learned the knowledge and skills outlined in the state-adopted content standards in English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. Students in grades 3 through 8 will take End-of-Grade (EOG) assessments in each content area. Decatur County students will participate in the Georgia Milestones between April 12th-24th. During this week we ask that your child attend school each day, arrive on time (before 8:00 am), and get a good night's sleep. It is very important that your student is at school each day, rested, and ready to do their best on the EOG. Please schedule all doctor and dental appointments around the test dates. Students will be testing during the morning.

For further information or questions, you may contact your child's school administration or Chip Davis, Director of System Assessment at 229-240-2039.

Kindergarten Registration


K5 Reg

Please click the photo for more information on Kindergarten Registration 


Summer Reading
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

Parenting 360

Parenting 360

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Samaritan Counseling Center

208 Broad Street

$10.00 per person


Dates to Remember!

December 5 - 8, 2016 - Red Flag, Green Flag - Second Grade

December 8, 2016 - Christmas Parade

December 9, 2016 - Elementary Technology Fair

December 16, 2016 - End of Nine Weeks

December 17, 2016 - January 4, 2017Winter Break

January 5, 2017 Students Return to School

2nd Grade Parent Luncheon

January 26th  Time: 11:30 am - 12:00 pm 

1st Grade Parent Luncheon

Febraury 16th Time 11:45 am - 12:45pm 

Field Day

               Download Field Day Clipart                           

On May 5th Potter Street Elementary will be having their Field Day. 




Pre-K - 1st Grade Time: 8:30 am - 10:45 am

     Pre-K 11:45-12:35 Field Day games in Gym

     Kindergarten 12:35-1:25 Field Day games in Gym

     1st Grade 1:25-2:15 Field Day games in Gym


2nd - 4 Grade Time: 12:20 pm - 2:20 pm 

     2nd Grade 8:15-9:05 Field Day games in Gym

     3rd Grade 9:05-9:55 Field Day games in Gym

     4th Grade 9:55-10:45 Field Day games in Gym

Decatur County School System's Facebook Page

We invite you to view our system's Facebook page by clicking the image above.  You will find general information, items of interest, weather alerts, and emergencies.  Please follow it and inform family and friends in our community.  Thank you for supporting our students and schools!



PSE Patriot Community Converstation

February 23rd  Time 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Pre K Parent Luncheon

April 20th  Time 10:45 am - 11:20 am

Spring Break



Spring Holidays are Monday-Friday April 3rd-7th.   Students will return to school on Monday, April 10th.

Patriot's Pride Students of the First Nine Weeks! Patriot's Pride Students of the First Nine Weeks

Front Row - Left to Right: Camron Johnson, Aarom Magruder, Gunnar McNair, Dora Mendoza, and Ayden Evans.
Middle Row - Left to Right: Camora Gail, Grace Dollar, Ka'Darrion McNair, Paris Gibson, Massiah Scott,  Kayley Hodnett
Back Row - Left to Right: Zykeria O'Neal, Alexandra Scott, Gerardo Cruz, Destiney Jones, Schernavia Burnett, De'Maya Scott

Kindergarten Parent Luncheon

March 9th Time 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 

Pre K Egg Hunt @ Park

April 12th 

Kindergarten Egg Hunt

April 14th