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School Supply Lists, Open House Dates, etc.

It is almost that time again!  Click your child's school for the suggested 2018 - 2019 School Supply List.  Some teachers may request additional supplies that are not listed.  Parents will be notified of those additional supplies at Open House or during the first week of school.  Teachers return to school on Wednesday, August 1, 2018.  PreK through 12th grade students return to school on Wednesday, August 8, 2018. 

Open House Dates 

Valdosta High School will host tours for each grade level so that students can get acclimated
to the new building.  These will be done per grade level.  Those dates and times are:
9th Grade July 26, 2018  9:00 am - 11:00 am
10th Grade July 26, 2018  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
11th Grade July 27, 2018  9:00 am - 11:00 am
12th Grade July 27, 2018 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The following dates and times are for Open House:

Sallas Mahone Elementary School

August 6, 2018 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

S.L. Mason Elementary School

August  6, 2018 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Horne Learning Center August 6, 2018  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm 
Valdosta High School August 6, 2018 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Valdosta Early College Academy August 6, 2018
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm 
Valdosta Middle School August 6, 2018
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
J.L. Lomax Elementary School August 6, 2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm 
W.G. Nunn Elementary School August 6, 2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Pinevale Elementary School
August 6, 2018

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

J.L. Newbern Middle School August 7, 2018 

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm




Dates of Interest

Valdosta High School   July 26 or 27, 2018 Register during your grade level's tour.
 J.L. Newbern Middle School
Monday - Thursdays 
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
 Valdosta Middle School
Monday - Thursday
Monday - Friday
 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
 Pinevale Elementary School   Monday - Thursday  9:00 - 11:00 am and 1:00 - 4:00 pm
 *Registration information is for students who did not attend a Valdosta City School last year.  
New students must bring a CURRENT immunization form from the health department or their pediatrician's office.  
Parking Passes
Student Season Football Tickets

(IDs will be given out at the beginning of the school year)
Valdosta High School
(Wildcat Season Student Tickets - $30, Parking Permits $35) 
*The new VHS does not have student lockers.  Students participating in athletics/drama/band will have access to lockers in those areas.
July 30, 2018 
12th Grade
9:00 am - 10:30 am

11th Grade
10:30 am - 12:00 pm

All other Grades
1:30 pm - 3:00pm 

J.L. Newbern Middle School
($5 each)
NMS will issue IDs during the first week of school.
NMS has lockers, if interested in purchasing one, please inquire at Open House.
July 26 and July 27, 2018
8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Valdosta Middle School
($5 each)

VMS will also be selling planner for $5 each

VMS will issue IDs during the first week of school

 July 26, 2018   9:00 am - 11:00 am and
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Student Dress Code

Students in Kindergarten through 5th grade will be required to wear uniforms.  Please click here to review the uniform policy.

Valdosta City Schools PreK – 12th Grade Dress & Grooming Code

Clothing and accessories that materially interfere with the work of the school or impinge upon the rights of other students are prohibited. Apparel or appearance that tends to draw attention to an individual rather than to a learning situation must be avoided. The school administration is authorized to determine what constitutes appropriate or inappropriate dress for the school setting. The principal is authorized to require or allow adjustments to this code on a case-by-case basis. In matters of opinion, the judgment of the principal shall prevail. Questions regarding the dress code should be addressed with a school administrator, who may take into consideration the student purpose in wearing the item and/or the reaction of other students.

Prohibited items and practices include, but may not be limited to the following:

  1. Any tattoo, hair style, hair color, clothing, inappropriately worn clothing, jewelry, or body decoration that interferes with or disrupts any legitimate function of the school;
  2. Obviously oversized, over-length, or baggy clothing items (pants must be worn at the waist: no sagging allowed);
  3. Garments that expose the midriff or cleavage, see-through or mesh clothing, halter or tank tops, pajamas, sleep or loungewear (shirts, blouses, and dresses must cover the abdomen, cleavage, back and shoulders. Shirts or tops must cover the waistband of pants, shorts, or skirts, with no midriff or cleavage visible while standing, sitting, with arms extended above the head or while bending over);
  4. Short shorts and leggings (exceptions may be made by the principal); items of this nature may be worn under acceptable outer clothing of appropriate length as outlined in number 11 below. Any clothing that is immodest, excessively sagging or too short are not permitted. Gym/track/cheerleader shorts are NOT permitted;
  5. Hats, caps, and other head apparel may not be worn inside the school building except for religious or medical purposes. This includes combs/picks/curlers;
  6. Coats and jackets exceeding fingertip length may not be worn in a building;
  7. Footwear is required and must be safe and appropriate for indoor and outdoor activities;
  8. Clothing and accessories such as jewelry, patches, backpacks, and notebooks must not display (1) racial or ethnic slurs, (2) hate speech, (3) gang affiliations or (4) vulgar, obscene, subversive, sexually explicit, implicit or suggestive language or images; nor should they promote products that students may not legally buy such as alcohol, tobacco, illegal drugs, etc.;
  9. Garments, jewelry, body art and tattoos that communicate gang allegiance may not be worn at school, and no item may be worn in a manner that communicates gang affiliation;
  10. Skirts, dresses, or shorts should be an acceptable length (fingertip) in order to avoid any disruption of a normal school day. The final decision of appropriate dress will be made by the principal or his/her designee;
  11. Prohibited items include: shoes with wheels (“Wheelies”); large, long or heavy chains; studded or chained accessories; dog collars; baby pacifiers; sunglasses inside the building except for health purposes; skin-tight outer materials such as spandex; and garments with holes above the knee; or articles that may reasonably be considered to be a safety hazard or potential weapon or hazardous object.

STYLES THAT ARE “POPULAR” ARE NOT NECESSARILY ACCEPTABLE FOR VALDOSTA CITY SCHOOLS; therefore, as styles change, so may restrictions. Parents are asked to assist the school by regularly monitoring their student's dress.

All school aged children (ages pre-K through 12th grade) in the City of Valdosta and Lowndes County are welcome to come out to this Community wide back to school block party. Get your school supplies, hair cuts, free health screenings along with other services provided by local business and other organizations volunteering their time and resources to give back to our community. Supplies are distributed on a first come first serve bases. So we encourage you to pre-register!