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2019-2020 School Registration

posted Feb 21, 2019, 11:42 AM by Nickie King   [ updated Jun 6, 2019, 8:20 AM ]


Registration for the 2019-2020 school year will be held on July 30th - August 1st.  The school will be open from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm each day.  You will be able to complete the online student registration (if you haven't already), find out your child's teacher, apply for free or reduced lunch and receive important information about the school year.  Please be prepared to pay any outstanding fees (including lunch or library books).  A Spanish translator will be avaiable on Thursday, August 1st.  We look forward to seeing you!

Transportation Changes

posted Feb 11, 2019, 10:28 AM by Nickie King   [ updated Jun 6, 2019, 8:24 AM ]

For the safety of our students, we will no longer be accepting phone calls or emails for transportation changes!  Please send a parent/legal guardian signed note if you need to change your child's transportation!  Also, there will be no early dismissals after 2:00 pm unless there is a family emergency.  Thank you for keeping our students safe!

Field Trip & Volunteer Information

posted Jan 7, 2019, 8:17 AM by Nickie King   [ updated Feb 28, 2019, 8:23 AM ]

Volunteer Information

The School District of Oconee County has implemented a new background check system.  Background Information Bureau (BIB) provides a more detailed report that a volunteer can complete themselves without giving out their personal information to the school.  The cost for the background check is $19.45.  A credit or debit card must be used to pay the fee online.  You will receive a copy of your background check by email and within two weeks, a card in the mail. The background check will be good for two years.  The school will receive notification of the background as well.  THIS IS THE ONLY BACKGROUND CHECK THAT WILL BE ACCEPTED.

 

To access BIB, please follow the guidelines below:

  • Go to the school districts website-www.oconee.k12.sc.us
  • Click on the parent link
  • Look for the navigation bar on the right, “Information”
  • Click on the Background Check to Volunteer
  • Read paragraph and then select – Please use this link to complete a background check
  • Read the Secure Volunteer information and click on the blue button I WANT TO VOLUNTEER
  • Follow the steps as you are directed to fill in your personal information and payment

Power School

posted Feb 28, 2018, 8:42 AM by Nickie King   [ updated Jun 6, 2019, 8:27 AM ]

Power School
Want to see grades and attendance at the tip of your finger? Then sign up for a Parent Portal account today! This website allows you to set up for weekly grade notifications as well as missing work. Parent Portal also makes registration a SNAP! Don’t worry about snapcodes and passwords, log into your parent portal account and complete registration from your phone. That’s right! There’s an app for Parent Portal/Power School. Download the Power School app from your Apple or Android play store. The district code is JMGL.  If you have any questions, please email nking@g.oconee.k12.sc.us or call the school at (864) 886-4480. 

Family Newsletter & Menu

posted Oct 4, 2017, 10:36 AM by Nickie King   [ updated Jun 6, 2019, 8:28 AM ]

Newsletter


Attendance & Excuses

posted May 15, 2017, 5:49 AM by Nickie King   [ updated Feb 28, 2019, 8:42 AM ]

Attendance

Per the SCDE, a pupil is counted absent if he/she is not present for greater than 50% of the school day.  The actual calculation (done automatically by PowerSchool) is based on the minutes covered in a school's bell schedule.

A student who misses school must present a written excuse within three (3) days after the student returns to school.  If your child was absent but did not go to the doctor, we still need a written excuse signed by a parent/legal guardian, stating why the child was absent.  

Make sure the excuse contains the following information:
    *    date(s) student was absent
    *    student's first and last name
    *    teacher's name

The requirements also apply to tardies and early dismissals.



4K Screening Registration

posted Nov 1, 2016, 7:20 AM by Nickie King   [ updated Apr 30, 2019, 10:59 AM ]

4K Registration
D
o you have a child, or know of a child, who will be 4 years old on or before September 1, 2019?  If so, he/she may be eligible for 4K (Pre-K) services.

Please schedule a screening appointment for your child by calling 864-886-4503 or 864-886-4469.  Screenings will be held at Oconee Academy at 177 Razorback Lane, Walhalla, SC 29691.

When you come in for your screening appointment, you will need to bring your child, along with the following:

· Child’s state issued LONG FORM Birth Certificate

· Child’s Social Security Card

· Child’s Immunization Form or Religious Exemption Certificate

· Driver’s license or identification of the parent(s)/guardian(s)

· Child’s Medicaid Card or  Proof of Income for both parents/guardians (This includes step-parents if they assume responsibility.  Preferred proof of income is the 2017 W2 form (pay stubs may be used)

· Proof of Residency (a utility bill with parent(s)/guardian(s) name and home address or  a lease/rental agreement)

· Legal documentation as it pertains to the child (such as custody, court, safety plans, etc.), if applicable

Due to the district’s limited number of programs, screening does not ensure a child’s placement in a 4K (Pre-K) program.  However, a child cannot be placed in a 4K (Pre-K) program unless he/she is screened.

Ingles Tools for Schools

posted Oct 13, 2016, 6:27 AM by Nickie King   [ updated Feb 28, 2019, 8:44 AM ]

Ingles Tools for Schools
If you shop at Ingles, please make sure our school is listed on your Ingles Advantage Card.  Please go to the Ingles website, https://www.ingles-markets.com/toolsforschools-link, to register your card.  This has to be renewed each school year!

Back to School Night

posted Jul 26, 2016, 5:50 PM by Nickie King   [ updated Jun 6, 2019, 8:43 AM ]

Back to School Night will be held Thursday, August 15th.  The drop-in will be held from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm.  This is an opportunity to meet teacher, drop of medication with the school nurse, receive bus information, pay for a yearbook and many other things.  Mark your calendars and don't miss this important night. 

Terracycle

posted May 3, 2016, 11:06 AM by Nickie King   [ updated Feb 28, 2019, 8:45 AM ]

Terracycle


Walhalla Elementary’s Kindergarten Classes continually collect waste that would otherwise pollute our environment, to be processed into new products and raise money for our classes. Please help us by collecting the following items and sending them to WES. We will have bins set up for collection:

Chip Wrappers

(Any brand/size chip wrappers, including individual, family size and multipacks)


Cereal bags
(Any brand/size cereal bags and liners)

Entenmann’s Little Bites Packaging

Healthy Snack Pouches (lids only)

Snack Bar Wrappers
(Any brand/type foil lined snack bar wrappers)

Cleaning Product Packaging
(Cleaner lids, cleaner pumps, and cleaner flexible packaging and bags)

Personal Care and Beauty Packaging
(hair care packaging, skin care packaging and cosmetics packaging)

Air Care Packaging
(air freshener cartridges and plugs, packaging & flexible film packaging, trigger heads & aerosol containers

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