Daily Bell Schedule
Although staff members may be present beyond the posted hours, service to the public is limited to the hours of 7:30am until 3:45pm. Classroom instruction will not be interrupted to provide for the delivery of messages, lunch, forgotten class assignment, flowers, balloons, etc....to students.
Early release students must leave campus immediately upon dismissal. If a family emergency occurs, please contact the student's administrator for assistance. Students not in a supervised activity should be out of the building by 3:45pm.
The breakfast and lunch programs at CHS are under the direction of the FCBOE Student Nutrition Program (SNP) and follow guidelines set by Georgia Department of Education and the United States Department of Agriculture. Students are encouraged to purchase affordable and well balanced meals, a la carte selections are also available for purchase.
Menus, meal prices, and other nutritional information can be viewed at the School Nutrition website at:
On-line payments are available to interested parents who wish to make on-line credit card payments and view their student’s meal account at: mypaymentplus.com (please note there is a small charge made by the vendor for this service). Checks and cash are also accepted; charging of meals is not permitted.
Questions or comments can be directed to the Cafeteria Manager at 470-254-7657.
All freshmen, sophomores and juniors are assigned to a homeroom period and a 30 minute lunch period during third, fourth or fifth period. Homeroom is a period that may be used for quiet study, mandatory recovery, make-up work or independent research. All students who are assigned to homeroom or recovery MUST attend or disciplinary consequences may apply. During the school year, class meetings and special events will be made available to students during this period.
Chattahoochee is a closed campus. This means that students may not leave for lunch. Disciplinary consequences will apply.
Approved Lunch Locations
During lunch students may dine together in the cafeteria and courtyard areas. During lunch students may visit the Main Office and the Counseling Center. Students may study and relax in designated areas where supervision is provided. However, all other areas of the building and campus - including academic halls, the gym lobby, parking lots, hallways, athletic facilities and portable classrooms - are considered unauthorized areas during lunch.
Students are not allowed to order and/or purchase food from outside vendors during the school day, and disciplinary action may occur for violation of this rule. Food that is delivered for students MAY be confiscated and returned at the end of the day. Parents are asked to avoid the delivery or drop off of food items to students during the school day. Lunchtime guests (including parents) are not allowed.
Senior Lunch. Seniors will be given the privilege of an extended lunch period. As students become seniors, they are nearing a time in their life when they must begin to assume more responsibility for their decisions. Students should keep in mind that the freedom to make these decisions is a privilege that may be removed by the administration if they fail to observe the rules of the school and/or failing classes. To assist in the dissemination of important information, seniors will meet in the auditorium during their lunch period. These meetings are mandatory, and attendance will be taken. Failure to attend may result in disciplinary action. Seniors failing classes may have their hour lunch privilege revoked and will be assigned to a silent study homeroom.
1. Hall Locker rental fee = $15 / year. Locker Room rental fee = $10 / semester.
2. Hall locker assistance is provided in the Assistant Principal’s office.
3. Locker Room locker assistance is provided in the Physical Education coaching office.
4.Locker fees are not refundable. All locker information is kept confidential.
5. Lockers should be locked at all times.
6. For security reasons, students should not share lockers or locker combinations.
7. Valuable items, money & personal property should not be brought to school or left in lockers, especially PE lockers.
8. The school is not responsible for lost or stolen textbooks, valuable items, money or personal property.
9. Damage to lockers may result in disciplinary consequences.
Media Center aka The Hooch Learning Studio
Our Mission: Supporting the Hooch community and curriculum by providing many kinds of learning opportunities for students and instructional design support for teachers.
Food is not allowed but bottled water is and we ask that no water is used near the computer areas. The Media Center is open daily from 7:40 AM until 4:00 p.m. During the school day, students are required to sign in and out of the Media Center and should come with an appropriate/authorized pass from his/her teacher.
At the end of each semester, all library materials must be returned and all fines cleared. Notices of fines and overdue materials will be emailed to or placed in student’s first period teacher’s mailboxes for distribution. Unpaid fines will cause transcript and grade report delays. Seniors’ diplomas will be held until all fines and fees are paid.
Students will need to use their authorized barcode or enter their unique student number to check out Media Center materials. The loan period for nonfiction and fiction materials is three weeks with a 10 cent fine per school day once the book is overdue; the maximum fine for any item is $3.00. If an item is lost, the student will be charged the full replacement cost of the material.
Students may copy or print up to 10 pages at no charge each day. Any additional copies will be charged 10 cents for black and white printing; color print jobs are 25 cents per page.
Affidavit of Residence (FCBOE Policy: JBC)
In February 2015, the Fulton County School System revised its School Admission Policy (JBC) for Residency Verification. The policy no longer requires families to submit an Affidavit of Residence for every year of student enrollment but instead now requires two proofs of residence* upon initial enrollment into Fulton County Schools and upon entry into Kindergarten, 6th grade, 9th grade, and when there is any address change. The two proofs of residence must be from the school system’s approved list of verifiable residence documents: one from the approved Utility list and one from the approved Residency list. The school system approved proofs of residence are a current water, electric, or gas bill AND one of the following: home mortgage payment, apartment/house lease, current bank statement, Section 8/HUD housing contract, home contract, homeowners/renters insurance card, current paycheck stub, state driver’s license/ID with current address, HOA bill/statement.
If proof of residency is delayed, the student will be provisionally enrolled for a period of 30 calendar days. Following the provisional enrollment period, the student may be withdrawn from school. The enrolling person will be notified at least 10 calendar days prior to the withdrawal of the student.
Change of Address and/or Phone Number
The data clerk in the main office should be informed immediately when a student has a change of residence, email address and/or phone number. In this way, school communications - especially those of an emergency nature - and grade reports will reach the student’s home promptly. Changes in phone number and email may also be made through the Home Access program. However, all address changes must be done through the data clerk. The Data Clerk, Ronda Harris, may be contacted at 470-254-7562.
Withdrawal from School
A parent/guardian is asked to contact the Counseling Office prior to student withdrawal. During the last full day of attendance, the student should obtain a withdrawal form from the Counseling Office and circulate it to each of his/her classroom teachers. The completed withdrawal form should be returned to the Counseling Office at the end of the day. All financial obligations must be met before student records will be forwarded.
The Fulton County school system is authorized to withdraw a student who:
a. Has missed more than 10 consecutive days of unexcused absences;
b. Is not subject to compulsory school attendance; and
c. Is not receiving instructional services from the local school system through home bound instruction or services required by the federal Individual with Disabilities Education Act; or
d. Is no longer a resident of the local school system.
Students must be covered by medical insurance in order to participate in school activities. Information regarding school insurance and claim forms are available in the Main Office but any agreement for insurance is between the student and the company. Accident insurance is available for all CHS students through T.W. Lord & Associates, the insurance carrier. The premium will be collected early in September for those students wishing to enroll. Any student who wishes to file a claim for insurance is responsible for providing a complete insurance claim form to office personnel as soon as possible after the accident. The school and Fulton County Schools do not provide student insurance of any kind. We offer the student a service only.
Monitoring the Electronic Network AND E-mail
Use of the network is limited to support of the School System’s educational mission. Therefore, information transmitted or received over the School System’s network (including E-mail) should not be considered “personal” or “private.” Messages may be opened and read by the school principal, department head or other appropriate personnel without the consent of the sender or intended recipient. Local, state or federal officials may also obtain access to electronic communications in connection with investigations or other purposes. In addition, messages sent over the EN may be subject to disclosure under the Open Records Act.