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Student Holiday & Teacher Inservice

posted Mar 8, 2018, 11:33 AM by Nickie King   [ updated Oct 10, 2018, 6:50 AM ]

Monday, November 5th will be an inservice day for teachers.  Tuesday, November 6th is an Election day holiday.  Students will not attend school either day.

Thanksgiving Holidays

posted Feb 28, 2018, 8:42 AM by Nickie King   [ updated Nov 1, 2018, 10:23 AM ]

Thanksgiving holidays will be November 21-23.  Students will return to school on Monday, November 26th.

Family Newsletter & Menu

posted Oct 4, 2017, 10:36 AM by Nickie King   [ updated Oct 30, 2018, 12:19 PM ]

Attendance & Excuses

posted May 15, 2017, 5:49 AM by Nickie King   [ updated Feb 28, 2018, 11:07 AM ]

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.

Field Trip & Volunteer Information

posted Nov 1, 2016, 7:20 AM by Nickie King   [ updated Feb 27, 2018, 12:07 PM ]

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
  • 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

Bojangles Spirit Night

posted Oct 13, 2016, 6:27 AM by Nickie King   [ updated Nov 1, 2018, 10:26 AM ]

Bojangles Spirit Night will be Tuesday, November 27th from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

PTST Santa Shop Week

posted Jul 26, 2016, 5:50 PM by Nickie King   [ updated Nov 1, 2018, 10:28 AM ]

PTST will be holding a Santa Shop the week of December 3-7.  More information will be sent home with details.


posted May 3, 2016, 11:06 AM by Nickie King   [ updated Sep 27, 2017, 9:37 AM ]

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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