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WMS 6th Grade Transitioning to Distance Learning beginning Tuesday, December 1, 2020

posted Dec 1, 2020, 5:56 AM by The School District of Oconee County, SC
School District of Oconee County
Due to a cluster of COVID-19 cases, SDOC has made the decision to move Walhalla Middle School 6th grade face-to-face students to distance learning for a period of 14 days
beginning on Tuesday, December 1st. Sixth grade students will not go to the school building during this time. Students will be able to return to the school building on December 15th unless under quarantine for another reason.  This decision was made in consultation with DHEC, the district leadership and nursing supervisor, and Walhalla Middle administration.

Face-to-Face students will transition to Distance Learning during this time. 

  • Students will receive instruction through Google Meets following their normal daily schedule beginning Tuesday, December 1st. These Google Meets will be recorded for those students without internet access.

  • Outside of Google Meets, teachers will communicate daily tasks, assessments, live meetings, student performance, and other instructional materials with families on a weekly basis through one of the school-level approved methods. 

  • Teachers will be available via email and should respond within 24 hours during the normal work week. They will continue to use Google Classroom for assignments and communication.

  • In order to support all students’ needs, 50% of instructional tasks will be downloadable for offline use. This would allow those students without the internet the ability to download a week’s worth of tasks at one time.

  • Attendance will be taken for all remote classes in PowerSchool, and participation is mandatory. Students must be in compliance with district and state attendance requirements.

We strongly encourage families to practice the following guidelines:

  • Students should STAY HOME and NOT CONGREGATE IN GROUPS for any reason.

  • Students will not be allowed to attend any school-sponsored events, including sports.

  • Students should be closely monitored for symptoms for COVID-19.  Please contact the school nurse with any new signs or symptoms or positive test result for COVID-19

Please note: This transition does not impact SDOC@Home students