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Matilda Harris

Welcome to Matilda Harris Elementary

Home of the Jaguars, Matilda Harris Elementary School (MHES) is named after Matilda Tompkins (Ann) Harris. Matilda Harris was the first female African American teacher in Camden County who began her 60 year educational career in 1871. Admired for her personal qualities and her leadership abilities, the General Assembly of the State of Georgia designated the Camden County Training School as the Matilda Harris Elementary School on February 18, 1964.

 

 VISION
The faculty and staff of Matilda Harris Elementary encourage and motivate all students to be successful, lifelong learners.

PURPOSE
We recognize and accept students as individuals and provide a quality learning environment to prepare them to become productive, responsible citizens.

BELIEFS 

1. Education is the shared responsibility of the school system, the students, the parents, and the community.
2. Every child deserves a safe and nurturing learning environment.
3. Highly effective and qualified personnel are essential for student achievement.
4. Differentiated instruction is vital to meeting the needs of all
students.
5. Cultural diversity enriches the school environment.

Updated 8-14-20

NEW FACE COVERING REQUIREMENTS FOR CAMDEN COUNTY SCHOOLS

 

The impact of COVID-19 on our community and the measures our school system has put in place to protect against the virus have both been evolving since the virus first appeared in our county. Due to the increase in the number of positive tests for the COVID-19 virus, Camden County has been designated as a hot spot area in Georgia. After meeting with the Georgia Department of Public Health, Camden Emergency Management Agency, and the Chief of Staff for Southeast Georgia Health System-Camden, Camden County Schools is issuing a mandatory face covering requirement for the safety of our community. The Georgia Department of Education, Camden County Schools Board of Education and Camden County Schools System Steering Committee are all in agreement with this new protocol as a necessary means to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community.

The mandatory face covering requirement will be in effect for all students, staff, and visitors. Face coverings will be required beginning Monday, August 17th.  All students and staff will be required to wear face coverings while on school campus and while riding on our school buses. Exceptions based on medical needs for students and staff must be documented by a physician and that documentation will be treated as confidential and retained in the office of the principal. Some students with disabilities may be exempt based on individual needs as determined by the Director of Special Education. Staff members may remove their face coverings when students are not present and social distancing from other adults is possible. Students and adults may remove their face coverings when they are eating or drinking, or other activities approved by the principal.

From the first day of school, many of our families have already chosen to have their children wear face coverings to school and we appreciate their partnership in working to keep our staff and students safe. We ask parents to provide reusable face coverings for their students, but we will be able to provide face coverings for students who are unable to provide one on their own. We are grateful for the cooperation of our students, staff, and visitors as we work together to keep our schools and community safe.

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Matilda Harris Elementary
1100 Lake Boulevard
Kingsland, GA 31548
Phone: (912) 729-2940


School Hours:
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM



Sykora Cobb
Mrs. Sykora Cobb
Principal


James Workman
Mr. James Workman

Teaching & Learning Specialist


Melissa Armentrout
Mrs. Melissa Armentrout
Guidance Counselor

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WE ❤ OUR JAGUARS!

FEATURES

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Temporary positions are available for tutors with a valid GA teaching certificate in Early Childhood Education or passed a GACE Early Childhood content assessment. Interested candidates should contact the principal, Mrs. Sykora Cobb, directly for details at (912) 729-2940 or scobb@camden.k12.ga.us.
Attendance matters at MHES! Read the attendance policy and procedures here.

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