Media Center Policies and Procedures

    Hours of Operation:

    Staff:  7:30 am to 3:30 pm

    Students: 7:50 am to 2:50 pm


    Kindergarten - Fifth Grade Students: Two books up to two weeks

    Books may be returned earlier for another one as needed. Students can come at the teachers' discretion. We encourage to make good choices and to find books that are "just right" for them.


    We do not charge fines, at the same time, we do not allow a student to check out another book if one is overdue. This is the only way we can assure that the book will be returned to the media center.

    Damages or Lost Book:

    If a book is damaged or lost and is checked out to a student, that student is responsible to pay for the replacement cost of the book. The media center will print out the cost sheet;  just let us know that you need one.

    Please make checks out to Sawnee Elementary. The student's account will be cleared to check out, as soon as the book is paid for. Thank you!


    Talking with your kids on a regular basis about what they are reading can positively affect their performance at school and create important family bonds. We invite you and your child to look at our school media center catalog together to discuss options or create a list of books to check out.

    Forsyth County Schools’ media centers provide resources that reflect all students within each school community. If you come across a book that does not match your family’s values and/or beliefs, and you would prefer that your child does not check that book out, please discuss it with your child.

    We are always happy to help you and your child to find just the right book. This is a partnership, and we are excited to work with you!