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Bascomb Welcomes our New Principal, Dr. Carolyn Daugherty!
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Thank you to the 2020-21 Board! We appreciate all you have done for Bascomb!
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CCSD Message: Happy New Year Little River ES - Motes

Please see the following message from Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower and enjoy some our of #CCSD1stDay photos in the slideshow posted above.

Like many of you, I woke up earlier than usual this morning to celebrate our new year.  While I didn’t have a child’s shoelaces to tie or ponytails to fasten, my day needed to start as early as possible so I could see as many smiles as possible.

Superintendent Meets with Cherokee County Council PTA Leaders CCSD Superintendent PTA Board Meeting 7 30 21

As part of the Cherokee County School District’s back-to-school preparations, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower held his first meeting with the Cherokee County Council PTA’s new executive board.

Meet the New Principal: Dr. Carolyn Daugherty of Bascomb ES! Meet the Principal - Bascomb ES - Dr. Carolyn Daugherty - 7 30 21

Our Principals are dedicated leaders, and we’ll be introducing you over the coming days to Principals who are new to the role or who are serving at new schools this year.  Please help us celebrate Dr. Carolyn Daugherty, who this school year will begin leading Bascomb Elementary School!

Bascomb Elementary School Principal Dr. Carolyn Daugherty is happy to be home in the Etowah Zone.

CCSD Message: CCSD Use of ParentSquare ps logo image

CCSD this school year will begin using the ParentSquare messaging system for Principal communications. 

This system will be used by Principals to send messages for their school, such as newsletters, updates and reminders, to all parents.  Principals also will use this system to notify parents if there has been a positive COVID-19 case in their child’s class and to monitor for symptoms.  ParentSquare also will be used, beginning in mid-August, to send the weekly progress reports for attendance and grades to all parents.

CCSD Connections Back to School Newsletter Now Online snip CCSD Connections July 2021

It’s less than two weeks until the first day of school for CCSD on Monday, Aug. 2, 2021!  Please check out the July edition of the CCSD Connections newsletter at, which includes important back-to-school info and a message from the Superintendent.  Don’t forget to visit the Back-to-School Gateway at when it opens Monday, July 26, as we need the parents of all students – both in-person and Digital Learning – to update emergency contacts and provide other important “first day forms” information. Thank you to this month's sponsor, Credit Union of Georgia! #CCSDfam

CCSD Digital Learning 2021-22 Program Update CCSD DL guide image

On behalf of the Superintendent, please review the following updates about CCSD’s Digital Learning program for the 2021-22 School Year. 

We have outlined the highlights of the program and back-to-school preparations below.  We encourage you to review the CCSD Digital Learning Models for SY2021-22 Guidebook, which explains the learning models and expectations in greater detail, and is posted online at

CCSD School Buses Get Ready to Hit the Road! school bus inpsection

CCSD's Transportation Department spends the summer break getting its fleet of big yellow buses inspected and ready for another 4 million miles on Cherokee County roads. In the days before the start of the school year, CCSD’s school buses can be spotted out on the county's roads and highways, running their routes.  One practice run with their bus is required, but many drivers practice more times in their own vehicles.

CCSD School Nutrition Announces Plans for 2021-22 School Year CCSD FRP Meal Application Graphic

Cherokee County School District’s School Nutrition department is beginning the new school year with announcements including that it will continue to provide breakfasts and lunches to all students at no cost to them … for the entire 2021-22 school year!

Join the #CCSDfam as a School Bus Driver! job ad CCSD school bus driver 7 20 21

The Cherokee County School District is seeking school bus drivers!  These positions offer excellent benefits (full-time benefits for part-time work, with at least four hours of pay per day guaranteed), a great work calendar and schedule, and a wonderful work environment and team.  A Georgia Class B CDL Driver’s License with School Bus & Passenger endorsements is required; CCSD provides drivers with specialized training.  Job details are posted at  Check out the video at to learn more about a day in the life of a CCSD school bus driver!  Join the #CCSDfam & apply now by clicking Jobs@CCSD at  Questions? Please contact CCSD Recruitment Coordinator Lindsay Bowley at and 770.704.4256.

CCSD Board Business Briefs for July 15, 2021 School Board Meeting 7 15 2021

The Cherokee County School Board at its meeting on Thursday, July 15, 2021 took the following action:

  • Approved the monthly personnel report, which included the appointment of Adam Johnson, a 13-year CCSD teacher who has taught and coached track at Cherokee High School, as a new assistant principal at Woodstock High School;
CCSD Message: Opening of School Update CCSD_Identity_horizontal_CMYK

On behalf of the Superintendent, please be advised that, based on the Governor’s decision through Executive Order to end the Public Health State of Emergency on June 30, 2021, and the significant improvement of the state of public health, we are returning to pre-pandemic school operations for the 2021-22 school year, which begins Aug. 2.  More back-to-school information will be shared with our families in the July edition of the CCSD Connections newsletter on July 22.

Welcome Dr. Carolyn Daugherty, Bascomb's 2021-22 Principal!

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Dr. Carolyn Daugherty is beginning her 23rd year with the Cherokee County School District. A resident of Cherokee County since 1987, Dr. Daugherty graduated from Etowah High School before pursing her undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Education from Kennesaw State University. Additionally, Dr. Daugherty holds a master’s degree from Jacksonville State University (Administration), as well as a specialist degree (Administration & Supervision) and doctorate (Executive Leadership) from Lincoln Memorial University.

Over the course of her tenure with the Cherokee County School District, Dr. Daugherty has taught at Little River, Chapman, and Carmel Elementary Schools. Her experience as an administrator began as a Teacher on Special Assignment at R. M. Moore Elementary before being promoted to Assistant Principal at Chapman Intermediate School and later Johnston Elementary. She has served as the principal at Macedonia Elementary for the last five years where she was honored to act as the Creekview HS Innovation Zone Lead Principal for the last two years.

Dr. Daugherty married her high school sweetheart, Jason, who owns his own wealth management firm in Woodstock, and they live in Towne Lake with their two rescue dogs, Giles and Gillian. Dr. Daugherty is honored to be back home in the Towne Lake Community and looks forward to many amazing years to come.

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2021-22 School Supply Lists

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Click on the grade level below to view the 2021-22 School Supply List. 


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