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Election Day Holiday

posted Oct 6, 2020, 11:47 AM by Nickie King   [ updated Oct 20, 2020, 8:14 AM ]

Tuesday, November 3rd is a student holiday.

2020-2021 Yearbook Order

posted Oct 6, 2020, 10:00 AM by Nickie King

Walhalla Elementary School Yearbooks are now on sale.  Ordering available until January 22, 2021.  Each full-color yearbook is $18.00.

Order your yearbook online and receive FREE name personalization on the front cover.  To order your yearbook visit:  www.inter-state.com/yearbook and enter code:  52726J.

Thank you for your order!

The YMCA Information

posted Feb 24, 2020, 9:37 AM by Nickie King   [ updated Aug 3, 2020, 6:01 AM ]

The YMCA is now accepting applications for the upcoming school year.  For more information, contact 864-571-9622 or faymca.org.

Supply List 2020-2021

posted Aug 21, 2019, 8:09 AM by Nickie King   [ updated Aug 10, 2020, 6:26 AM ]

 

Important Bus Information

posted Feb 21, 2019, 11:42 AM by Nickie King   [ updated Jun 2, 2020, 10:32 AM ]

The SDOC Transportation Department will continue its implementation of the following procedure in regards to students in Pre-K through Grade 3.  Students in the 4th grade up are allowed to get off the bus without an authorized adult or guardian being present.

 

If an authorized adult or guardian are not present at the bus stop to receive the student, the student will be taken back to their home school. The driver will be allowed to take the student back to their home school three times without consequences. After the fourth occurrence of taking a student back to their home school, the student will be suspended off the bus.  Listed below are the consequences for bringing students back to their home school from their bus stop.

·       4th occurrence:   First suspension will result in 5 days off the bus.

·       5th occurrence:   Second suspension will result in 10 days off the bus.

·        6th occurrence:  Third suspension will result in 20 days off the bus.

·         7th occurrence:  Fourth suspension will result in terminating bus services for the remainder of the school year.

Please understand taking students back to their home school causes multiple problems for the transportation department, as well as our schools. Adherence to this procedure will help reduce delays in getting students home after school.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact the SDOC Transportation Department at 864-916-0510.

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 Sep 23, 2020, 5:54 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@sdoc.org  or call the school at (864) 886-4480. 

Family Newsletter & Menu

posted Oct 4, 2017, 10:36 AM by Nickie King   [ updated Oct 20, 2020, 8:11 AM ]

Newsletter


Attendance & Excuses

posted May 15, 2017, 5:49 AM by Nickie King   [ updated Aug 3, 2020, 6:14 AM ]

Attendance

Per the SCDE, a student 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.

Regular daily attendance is imperative for students to excel in the classroom.  It is critical for students to be in class whenever possible, but we understand occasional absences are sometimes necessary.  In order for accurate records to be maintained, excuses for absences must be submitted to the school in writing.  According to school board policy, lawful absences shall be granted for the following reasons, but must be verified in writing with 3 days after the student returns to school:
  1. Illness
  2. Appointments with doctor or dentist
  3. Death in the family
  4. Required court appearance
  5. Recognized national religious holiday
A total of only five parent notes will be accepted for the 2020-2021 school year.  After the fifth parent note, the school's administration reserves the right to ask the parent for a doctor's statement for their student's absence.  The school will send a letter to the parent stating that no more parent notes will be accepted.


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