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Join us for an afternoon of fun! Now is the time to make gits for those special loved ones. This free event will take place after school in the cafe until 5:30pm. All students must be picked-up by 5:30pm.

Please RSVP to your homeroom teacher by 11/30/21 if you plan to attend this event. There will be multiple craft choices and pizza will be provided. 

Happy Thanksgiving  Schools closed 11/23-11/28 Students and staff return 11/29

Happy Thanksgiving
Schools will be closed November 24th - 28th
Students and Staff return on Monday, November 29th 

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To:       SDOC Parents, Guardians, Students and General Public

From:   Steve Hanvey, Associate Superintendent for Administration

RE:       Inclement Weather eLearning Days

 

This information is being sent as a reminder of the district’s inclement weather procedures. When there is potential for hazardous conditions, administrators will visually check road conditions in each attendance area.  Officials may also consult with Oconee County Emergency Management and law enforcement to assess conditions. 

Any decision to move to eLearning will be made by 6:00AM.  

Announcement of a decision to move to eLearning will be made through the following outlets:

  • SDOC/school websites & SDOC App (immediate posting with up to date information)
  • School Messenger Call System (delivered to parents & staff via phone, email or text)
  • Radio (WGOG–101.7FM, The Lake 94.1 or 1150AM, WCCP-105.5FM, WJMZ 107.3)
  • Local TV (WYFF-4, WSPA-7, WHNS-21)
  • Twitter @OconeeSC_school
  • Facebook – School District of Oconee County

As a county school district with several district wide programs (Adult Education, Hamilton Career & Technology Center, etc.), it is best for the operation of the district to move to eLearning for all locations even if inclement weather is only affecting parts of the county. The two possible announcements for inclement weather are listed below. 

Announcement Explanation
2 Hour Delay Students will report to school 2 hours later than normal.
eLearning Students will not come to school buildings.  Assignments will be posted by 10:00am.  Teachers will be available for office hours from 10:00 to 11:00am and 2:30 to 3:30pm.  Students will have 5 days upon returning to school to turn in assignments.  If assignments are not completed and turned in within those 5 days, the student will be considered absent for the eLearning day.
Afternoon & Evening Activities Canceled Practices, games, concerts or any other evening activities are cancelled. 

For more information on eLearning, please visit

SDOC eLearning

Printable version of weather information

 

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The School District of Oconee County offers students in grades 7 through 12 access to virtual, asynchronous, high school credit-bearing courses facilitated by district teachers.    The deadline to request classes for the spring semester is December 10th.  We encourage students to reach out to their guidance counselors for more information and to request one of these classes for their schedule.  

Spring Courses for 9-12th grade:  English 1, 2, 3, & 4 CP, Algebra 1 CP, Geometry CP, Algebra 2 CP, Probability and Statistics, IT Fundamentals, Personal Finance, Family Life Education, Medical Terminology, Physical Education, Human Geography, US History, Government (.5 credit), Economics (.5 credit), Biology, Anatomy and Honors Sociology.

Spring Courses for 7-8th grade:  IT Fundamentals 

For more information, please visit the VirtualSDOC page on the district website or reach out to your student's guidance counselor. 

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iPad Sale Update

 

To ensure equal access and to allow us to work through some logistics, the retired iPad sale has been moved to December 20th.  More details will be released after Thanksgiving. 

 

We apologize for the change and appreciate your patience in this matter. 

SDOC Launches Smartphone App

 Available in the AppleTM and AndroidTM App store

 

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The School District of Oconee County “Oconee Schools SC” app is now available for download for both AppleTM and AndroidTM devices. The app will allow you access to news, events, and athletics for the district and individual schools. It also offers direct links to popular pages on the district website including breakfast and lunch menus, COVID-19 information, athletic ticket sales, school calendars, and more.


 

Iphone layout with SDOC App "more" page items

To stay connected and not miss any updates form SDOC:

►Search “Oconee Schools SC” in your device’s app store and download the app.

►Open the app and navigate to the “More” menu at the bottom right.

►Choose “My Schools” at the top.  Select “School District of Oconee County” and then select your school(s).

►To turn on mobile notifications, choose the “More” menu, tap “Notifications,”  then the gear icon at the top. 

 

VirtualSDOC Courses Available to Students in 7th-12th Grade 

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The School District of Oconee County offers students in grades 7 through 12 access to virtual, asynchronous, high school credit-bearing courses facilitated by district teachers.  Courses are offered during the fall and spring semesters as well as during the summer.  

VirtualSDOC expands educational options for students who may want to graduate early, make room in their schedule to attend Hamilton Career and Technology Center dual enrollment classes, work a part-time job, catch up or get ahead on credits, or have a lighter course load during the school year.   Advantages of VirtualSDOC courses include the ability to work at the prescribed or at an accelerated pace; to complete assignments any time of the day;  and scheduled teacher office hours for questions and support.  

Available offerings for students in grades 9 through 12 include:  English 1, 2, 3, & 4 CP, Algebra 1 CP, Geometry CP, Algebra 2 CP, Probability and Statistics, IT Fundamentals, Personal Finance, Family Life Education, Medical Terminology, Physical Education, Human Geography, US History, Government(.5 credit), Economics(.5 credit), Biology, Anatomy, and Sociology

Middle School students in grades 7 and 8 may take IT Fundamentals during the fall, spring or summer.  Rising 9th grade students (just completed 8th grade) may take English 1 CP, Algebra 1 CP, Family Life Education, Personal Finance, Medical Terminology, Physical Education, Human Geography, Government, Economics,  IT Fundamentals, or Sociology during the summer.  

For more information, please visit the VirtualSDOC page on the district website or reach out to your student's guidance counselor. 

Please note: Final determination of course offerings each semester is based on student requests and teacher allotment. Summer courses are accelerated at an 8 week pace.

 

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SDOC updates Mask Requirement for Buses

 

 

As the district announced last week, the SC State Department of Education re-instituted the requirement of face masks for students and drivers** on buses. School districts were given until August 30th to be in compliance.  The SCDE released a revised memo on Friday, August 26th, to clarify that  districts shall implement disciplinary measures for not wearing the mask.  The memo said: 

“...All districts must be in compliance with this requirement no later than Monday, August 30, 2021. School districts shall implement disciplinary measures designed to enforce this requirement, including, but not limited to suspending a student from riding a bus. However, no student should be placed in an unsafe situation as a result of attempting to board a bus without a face covering.”

The revised memo is linked on the SDOC COVID-19 page. The consequences for a student who refuse to wear a mask on the bus will include:

1st time:  Students will receive a warning

2nd time: A phone call will be made to the parents, explaining the consequences

3rd time:  Students will be suspended from the bus for one day.

Each additional refusal will result in an increase in the number of days the student is suspended from the bus.  It is possible with repeated refusal to wear a mask may result in suspension from the bus for the remainder of the school year. 

SDOC will begin implementation of consequences on Tuesday, September 7th. 

 

**A driver is not required to wear a mask if they are the only person on the bus.

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FCC Emergency Broadband Benefit to Families

 Assistance of up to $50 a month to those who qualify

 

 

The Emergency Broadband Benefit is a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program to help families and households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Emergency Broadband Benefit will provide a discount of up to $50 per month towards broadband service for eligible households (up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands). 

Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers if they contribute more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase price.The Emergency Broadband Benefit is limited to one monthly service discount and one device discount per household.

A household is eligible if a member of the household meets one of the criteria below:

  • Has an income that is at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines or participates in certain assistance programs, such as SNAP, Medicaid, or Lifeline;

  • Approved to receive benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch program or the school breakfast program, including through the USDA Community Eligibility Provision in the 2019-2020 or 2020-2021 school year;

  • Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year;

  • Experienced a substantial loss of income due to job loss or furlough since February 29, 2020 and the household had a total income in 2020 a

    t or below $99,000 for single filers and $198,000 for joint filers; or

  • Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating provider's existing low-income or COVID-19 program.

There are three ways for eligible households to apply:

  1. Contact your preferred participating broadband provider directly to learn about their application process.

  2. Go to GetEmergencyBroadband.org to apply online and to find participating providers near you.

  3. Call 833-511-0311 for a mail-in application, and return it along with copies of documents showing proof of eligibility to: Emergency Broadband Support Center, P.O. Box 7081, London, KY 40742

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SDOC Updates COVID-19 Guidelines

 Masks are now STRONGLY ENCOURAGED for all students & staff

 

The School District of Oconee 2021-2022 school year COVID-19 Guidelines have been updated and posted on the district website. A summary of the changes is included below; complete guidelines can be found on the COVID-19 page of the district website. 

  • Masks are now strongly encouraged for all students and staff

  • Visitors to school buildings will be limited to essential reasons only.

  • Elementary students will be “cohorted,” meaning classrooms will not “mix” with other classrooms throughout the day, including recess.  Elementary students will eat meals in the classroom.

  • Field trips are suspended for the 1st 9 weeks of school.

It is important to note that these guidelines can change at any time in response to the COVID-19 pandemic or legislative action.