October is National Bullying Prevention Month
Join the movement! The End of Bullying Begins with Me:  that's the message during PACER's National Bullying Prevention Month.  Take a moment to read how you can "Get Involved!"

Notice of Non-Discrimination
The Richmond County School System does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability or age in its programs and activities for students.  The following persons have been designated to investigate any complaint communicated to the Board of Education alleging non-compliance of non-discrimination policies regarding student activities.

Voluntary Student Accident Insurance


A Parent Guide to Destination Math and A Parent Guide to Destination Reading are available to give insight on using the Houghton Mifflin website. The web address is http://rd.richmond.k12.ga.us/lms
The Mission of the Richmond County School System is to educate students to become lifelong learners and productive citizens.

HES Title I Parent Resource Center

HES Parent Resource Center is open daily from 7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. in room 303. 

WJBF Golden Apple Teacher

Congratulations to HES fifth grade teacher Mrs. Jessica Walters!  She was selected as WJBF's Golden Apple Teacher.  Click here for WJBF's video of the interview.

HES Accelerated Reader Program

The HES Accelerated Reader Program officially started September 15th.  The last day to take AR tests will be Friday, May 1, 2015.   Please click on this link for more information regarding the program and for the students' AR reading goals. 

Infinite Campus Parent Portal

The Infinite Campus Parent Portal provides families in the Richmond County School District online information about their child's achievement. 

For instructions to activate your Infinite Campus Portal Account, please click here.


Hephzibah Elementary's 2014-2015 Teacher of the Year
Mrs. Harman

From the Principal

Welcome, Hephzibah Elementary, to the 2014-2015 school year! We are eagerly excited to have met so many new parents and students and look forward to forming positive relationships.

Staff members are rested and re-energized for another year of learning and growing alongside their students, and we hope you are as well. Several new staff members have joined us this year and they are doing a dynamic job. Our staff is focused and ready to meet the requirements for Georgia Common Core and the Georgia Milestone Test, which replaces the CRCT.

As always, we are here for you and your children and will do whatever it takes to see that they succeed in getting a quality education. We look forward to your continued support as we embark on the 2014-2015 Academic school Year!

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Upcoming Events

Tuesday, October 21
HES School Council Meeting
@ 2:45 p.m.
RCSS hosts Open Enrollment Education Session at ARJ @ 3:00 PM
Wednesday, October 22
RCSS hosts Open Enrollment Education Session @ 10:00 AM
Thursday, October 23
PTA Incentive Party for Fall Fundraiser
Friday, October 24
Incentive Party for A/B Honor Roll
Picture Retake Day
Go to mylifetouch.com to order pictures online  Picture Day Id:  GY214335Q1


* The "Koala-ty" School

School Mission  
The mission of Hephzibah Elementary is to provide a QUALITY academic program which builds self esteem, promotes respect for others, and creates lifelong learners for all students.

HES School Hours

Breakfast Served 7:00-7:30 a.m.
Students must be in the lunchroom by 7:15 a.m.
Classes Begin  7:30 a.m.
Classes End  2:15 p.m.


Today, 10/21/2014
High: 81 Low: 49
Mostly clear
1% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 10/22/2014
High: 72 Low: 46
Mostly clear
0% chance of precipitation.