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SDOC Announces 2022 4K Screening Dates

 Please call 864-718-5133 as soon as possible to schedule an appointment.

Families with children who will be 4 years old on or before September 1, 2022 are encouraged to schedule a 4K screening to determine if their child is eligible to attend an SDOC 4K program. Screening will be held on the following dates: 

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Thursday, March 10, 2022

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Thursday, March 24, 2022

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Thursday, April 7, 2022

 

 

All screenings held at Bountyland Education Center
100 Vocational Drive  Seneca, SC 29672

Families should bring the following items to the screening appointment: 

● Legal LONG form birth certificate 

● Child’s immunization record 

● Proof of income for both parents or child’s medicaid card 

● Proof of residency (must be a utility bill or rental agreement)

● Legal documentation as it pertains to the child (such as custody, court, safety plans, etc)

SDOC Retired iPad  Sale

Monday, December 20th     8:00am - 12:00pm

 

Please note the following information regarding the sale: 

  • Apple no longer provides security or software updates for these models

  • Must be an Oconee County resident or SDOC employees to purchase

  • Must provide a valid SC photo ID** with an Oconee County address (driver’s license preferred) 

  • Limit of 1 per person in each car

  • Devices and accessories are sold as-is, while supplies last. All sales are final. 

NO HOLDS, PRESALES, OR EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE TO THE ABOVE REQUIREMENTS

iPad Model

Year

Final OS

Price

  # Available  

iPad Mini (A1432)

    Late 2012/Early 2013    

   iOS 9.3.6

  $35  

145

iPad Mini 2 (model 1489)

Late 2013/Early 2014

   iOS 12.4.5

$50

170

iPad Air (model 1474)

Late 2013/Early 2014

   iOS 12.4.5   

$65

48

iPad (3rd gen, model 1432)  

Early 2012

   iOS 9.3.6

$35

20

No chargers are available. Cases are $5 while supplies last

Items offered for sale are used and may contain defects not immediately detectable. Buyers may inspect the property prior to purchasing. Please be aware of the following information:  iPads will not connect to SDOC network; iPads will not be allowed to be used in any SDOC school or program;  iPads will not be supported by the SDOC Technology Department.

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CREDIT/DEBIT CARDS ONLY

 

This will be a drive-thru process; individuals will remain in vehicles at all times.

Location:  

SDOC District Office 
414 South Pine Street 
Walhalla, SC 29691 

Vehicles must turn right into the entrance from South Pine Street. No entrance will be allowed from West Diedrich Street.

**Employees may show SDOC ID

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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. 

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, 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