Mission and Vision:  
Our mission is to inspire and equip all students to achieve unlimited potential.  The MCSD is a beacon of educational excellence where all are known, valued, and inspired.

Welcome to the home of the
North Columbus Stars!

Thank you for viewing North Columbus Elementary School’s Web site. We hope that you find our site both interesting and informative. We are working hard to add new features and update the site regularly with information that the entire NCES community will find helpful.
Academic excellence at North Columbus Elementary School is founded on a partnership between the students, teachers, and parents. As a community of learners, we work to ensure the intellectual, ethical, physical, social and emotional growth of each student.
The Faculty/Staff of NCES strive to meet the unique developmental needs of elementary aged children in a positive school climate.
North Columbus Elementary is a great place for students to learn. Students are understood, challenged and cared for. We are committed to ensuring that students achieve their academic and personal potential. Students are encouraged to demonstrate a passion for learning in a nurturing environment where unique talents and backgrounds of individuals are valued and respected.

Current Website Update:
October 19, 2020

Friday Flyer -
October 16, 2020
October 13, 2020
October 2, 2020
September 25, 2020
September 18, 2020
July 29, 2020 Back to School

Virtual or Traditional
MCSD has now opened the window for you to change your choice for student instruction for the 2nd 9 weeks. NO action is necessary by you, if you would like to continue your child's current mode of instruction.
For parents wanting to change their child's mode of instruction (to begin October 13th), please email your desired change to the principal at
*Deadline to change your choice is by noon on October 7th.

This will look quite different from last year as we work through the challenges associated with COVID-19 and social distancing. Please read the message below in its entirety to understand the changes that will be implemented.
• If your child is showing any signs of illness, please keep them at home.
• Parents are encouraged to bring students to school to minimize the number of students on buses.
• Temperature screenings for staff and students entering the building will take place. Anyone with temps over 100 or higher will be sent home.
• Only faculty and staff will be allowed in the building during drop off and pick up.
• We cannot guarantee 3-6 feet of social distancing in the building or on campus at all times, but will promote and encourage appropriate distancing and proper hygiene.
• Students will participate in all assigned learning environments to include art, music, and gym.
• Parents are not allowed to join students for meals or visit the classrooms.
• All students and staff are required to wear a mask each day. Students must bring their own mask each day. We have purchased “holders” for the students’ masks. Masks may have images on them, but must be free of printed words. (The exceptions to this rule are wearing masks that supports higher education, for example, a college team, high school, or NCES, or a mask with your child’s name/initials.)
• Students need to bring a water bottle with them each day. Label it clearly with their name.
• Visitors are not allowed in the building during the school day. If you need to check your child out, you may report to the office. Please ensure your child has lunch boxes, backpacks homework etc. before leaving home.
• Students must wear close-toed shoes every day. (We recommend tennis shoes.)
• The late bell rings at 7:45 a.m. daily.
• Bus Pass – If you have already requested a bus pass your teacher will be sending you a copy of it by Saturday 09/12/2020. Your student does not need it to ride to school in the morning. The teacher will give your student a hard copy of it on their first day back to school so that they will have it to ride the bus home. If you have not requested a bus pass please do so today. See attachment. Please arrive at your bus stop 15 minutes before your pick up time in the morning and 15 minutes after drop off in the afternoon.
• Car Rider Tags – You received one at Verification day. You will receive a second one on your students first day back to school.
To ensure the safety of our students, we would like to inform you of our drop off and pick up procedures.
Morning Drop Off
• 7:00 a.m. - Bus and daycares may drop off in the back loop of the school
• 7:15 a.m. - Car-riders may be dropped off (KDG, first, second grade and siblings in the front car loop).
7:15 a.m. Third, fourth and fifth in the back car loop
• We will not allow car riders in the building prior to 7:15 a.m.
• Students arriving prior to 7:40 a.m. may choose to get a grab and go breakfast from the cafeteria.
• All students will have their temperatures taken before their parents leave the car loop line.
• Parents will not be allowed to walk students in the building.
Afternoon Pick Up
• Buses and daycares will pick up in the back loop.
• All car rider KDG, first and second grade students and siblings will be picked up in the front loop.
All Third, Fourth and Fifth grade students will be picked up in the back loop
(If you have multiple children, please default to the youngest child’s grade level on where to pick up).
You MUST have your car rider number hanging in the front window of your car to receive your student.
• Car rider pick up will begin at 2:00 p.m. Please do not pull into the school pick up line from Old Guard Road until 2:00 p.m. There is no need to arrive early.
• Please be patient with us as students load cars for the first few weeks. We are concerned about safety first and not the time it takes to load students. After the first two weeks, car rider lines move quickly and smoothly.
We appreciate all of your support!

Congratulations to Kellie Henderson the NCES 2019-2020 Teacher of the Year!

Coming Soon - NCES t-shirts!
Fridays are SPIRIT DAYS!

Peach Jar Electronic Flyer
Peachjar delivers digital flyers to parents with important information about afterschool & school-related activities. Parents view district-approved flyers via email or on the school website.


Breakfast and lunch are offered at North Columbus Elementary School and may be purchased using cash, cashiers checks or by paying through My School Bucks.  Personal checks will not be accepted.

Box Tops for Education Box Tops Program

My Coke Rewards® mycokerewards for schools
Click here for the revised 2020-2021 MCSD School Calendar. 

North Columbus Elementary School Hours
Class Begins 7:45
Dismissal 2:15

Book Fair
The Scholastic Book Fair is back! While the Fair will be exclusively held online this year, we still plan on making it a fun and joyous experience for our kids. The Online Fair will include features like: NCES will have our own online store, games for kids, virtual store walk-throughs, and more. Remember, every dollar you spend will benefit our school directly (25% back in rewards!).

Fair Dates: October 13th- October 26th
Online Store: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/ncesstars

October 13th -
First nine weeks ends
October 16th -
Pre-sale Shirt orders due -EXTENDED DATE
October 20th -
Report cards & picture orders are due back
October 28th -
 Trunk or Treat candy due to your teacher - See attachment: Trunk or Treat Information
November 2nd -Make-up Picture Day
for students who have not had their picture

Red Ribbon Week
Monday, Oct. 26th - We’re Red-y to be Drug Free!
(Wear RED to kick off Red Ribbon Week. You will get a bracelet from your teacher)
Tuesday, Oct. 27th – Team Up Against Drugs!
(Wear your favorite team shirt or colors)
Wednesday, Oct. 28th – Friends Don’t Let Friends Do Drugs
(Dress like a friend)
Thursday, Oct. 29th – Make Drugs Disappear
(Wear camo or green/brown)
Friday, Oct. 30th– Say BOO to Drugs!
(K-3rd: Can wear Halloween costumes – No masks or scary costumes allowed, 4th-5th: Wear orange and black)

Absences, Check Ins / Check Outs and Tardies

You must scan your excuse note and email it to the attendance office. Make sure you include the check-in time and check-out time when you email your note to Candice Baugher in the attendance office: baugher.candice.a@muscogee.k12.ga.us

Technology Troubleshooting
Quick fix guide for online instruction

Help desk number 706-748-2271

Parent Tech Resources
NEW! Parent Tech Resources for MCSD - This is a GREAT resource for helping with navigating virtual learning!

MCSD online registration link

Student Enrollment Packet 2020-2021

2020-2021 School Supply List

MCSD Student Parent Chromebook G Suite Education User Agreement Form

Virtual Schedules - Click below on each grade level to view and or download the schedule.
1st Grade
2nd Grade
3rd Grade
4th Grade
5th Grade:
Flournoy & Hicks
DeLoach, Marino, & Thomas


NEW NCES Dress Code - click here for details - Please note closed-toed shoes must be worn by all students each day.

NCES Handbook 2020-2021

Parent's Right to Know

Parent & Family Engagement Policy

Muscogee County School District Student Progression Plan
The Muscogee County School District Student Progression Plan is a document that provides detailed information on a systematic grade-level progression from the time a student enters Pre-K through 12th grade.

MCSD SealThe Muscogee County School District contains 57 schools and alternative centers, consisting of 31 elementary schools, 12 middle schools, eight high schools, and eight program centers. For more information, visit the MCSD website.


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