Plans to Recover Lost Instructional Time Due to Hurricane Dorian

Camden County Schools worked to create a solution to recover learning time lost due to the school closures in response to Hurricane Dorian. The school calendar will not be changed in response to the need to recover lost instructional time but we are partnering with our teachers to create engaging learning activities to be completed outside of class time by our students.

These learning activities will be sent home electronically by teachers no later than October 7th and students will need to complete the work independently during the window of October 7th- November 15th. Completed assignments will be graded and students will need to complete the assigned work as instructed by their teachers to earn credit. If your child does not have access to online learning at home, please contact your student’s teacher for alternate arrangements.

We have created the presentation linked below to explain more about how these assignments are created and how we are prepared to respond in the event of further weather related school closures.

Hurricane Dorian Make-Up Plan Presentation

About Us

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.


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

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


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
5. Cultural diversity enriches the school environment.

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

James Workman
Mr. James Workman

Teaching & Learning Specialist

Mrs. Armentrout
Mrs. Melissa Armentrout
Guidance Counselor

Student Handbook

GA Title1 Distinguished School



PBIS Behavior Expectations

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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
Attendance matters at MHES! Read the attendance policy and procedures here.

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