The mission of the School District of Oconee County is to partner with families to develop responsible, productive citizens who are life-long learners.
The vision of the School District of Oconee County is to be an exemplary educational community that inspires and equips students to reach their highest potential.
The School District of Oconee County is committed to:
Providing each student with a broad range of high-quality academic offerings that prepare students for success in college, career, and military service through engaging and relevant learning experiences.
Providing safe and secure schools that are orderly and equipped with the tools necessary for each student to learn.
Providing a caring environment that supports each student, recognizes individual strengths, and honors cultural backgrounds so that students learn to value and care for other people.
Providing each student with a broad range of extra and co-curricular opportunities that stimulate growth in teamwork, leadership, creativity, and connect students to their school community.
The School District of Oconee County encourages all families with students eligible to attend K5 kindergarten for the 2024-2025 school year to complete a pre-registration application. To be eligible for kindergarten, a child must be 5 years of age on or before September 1, 2024.
Applications are now being accepted for school choice for the 2024-2025 school year. More details and the application can be found on the Enroll link on the district and all school websites. Please note: Students' birthdate and student ID numbers will be required to apply.
Any parent wishing to apply for school choice for an incoming kindergarten student will be able to do so during Kindergarten Pre-registration which opens on Monday, March 4th.
School Choice applications will be accepted through Friday, June 7th..
Who's Invited? All SDOC Elementary Students and Parents
When and Where? Tuesday, March 5, 2024 from 5:00-7:30 at the Hamilton Career and Technology Center:
445 Oconee Business Parkway
Westminster, SC 29693
Why? Check out over 25 organizations who want to inspire your student to get involved in careers related to Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math! Students can participate in hands on activities, see robots in action, and much more! The event is FREE. The first 200 students will receive a free HCTC drawstring bag.
SDOC Upcoming 4K Screening Dates
Families with children who will be 4 years old on or before September 1, 2024 are encouraged to schedule a 4K screening to determine if their child is eligible to attend an SDOC 4K program. A 4K screening is required in order to be eligible for 4K.
Screening will be held on the following dates:
Friday, February 23, 2024
Tuesday, February 27, 2024
Thursday, February 29, 2024
Tuesday, March 5, 2024
Wednesday, March 20, 2024
Tuesday, March 26, 2024
All screenings held at Bountyland Education Center
100 Vocational Drive Seneca, SC 29672
At its regularly scheduled board meeting held on Monday, February 12, 2024, the School District of Oconee County Board of Trustees approved the hiring of Lucas Harper as assistant principal for Keowee Elementary School for the 2024 -2025.
This information is being sent as a reminder of the district’s inclement weather procedures.
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
The School District of Oconee County has transitioned to MySchoolBucks for student payments for the 2023-2024 school year. This payment platform will be used for all payments, including meals, field trips, athletic tickets, and others.
Families are encouraged to download the MySchoolBucks app and set up their account. Families can use the QR code below or visit www.myschoolbucks.com to register for an account or to download the app. A link can also be found on the parent table of the district and all school websites. Once in the app, be sure to select "South Carolina" and "School District of Oconee County" so you can add your student.
The newsletter linked below has important information for next school year concerning student attendance, students meals, technology, and concerns about vaping in our schools. It also includes a link to registration dates for next year, details on summer meals, and info on mental health resources. We encourage all of our families to read through the information provided.
SDOC is continually reviewing safety and security measures. To enhance safety inside athletic venues, the district will implement a Clear Bag Protocol as part of the screening process to enter all athletic events for the 2022-2023 school year. A clear bag is easily searched, reduces faulty bag searches, and supports the Department of Homeland Security's "If You See Something, Say Something" campaign.
SPECTATORS WILL BE PERMITTED TO CARRY
ONE LARGE CLEAR BAG UP TO 12” X 12” X 6”
PLUS A SMALL CLUTCH PURSE up to 4.5" X 6.5"
The newsletter linked below has important information for next school year concerning student attendance, meals, dress code, and concerns about vaping in our schools. It also includes a link to registration dates for next year and information on summer meals. We encourage all of our families to read through the information provided.