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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. 

 

THE SDOC NEWS May 2022            THE SDOC NEWS May 2022 (Spanish)

SDOC Class of 2022 Graduation Information

SDOC Class of 2022 Graduation Information
Saturday, May 28, 2022   

 

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 Seneca High - Tom Bass Field at 9:00am   Gates open at 8:00am

Walhalla High - Razorback Field at 8:30am  Gates open at 7:30am

West-Oak High - Warrior Field at 8:30am   Gates open at 7:30am

  • All ceremonies will be live streamed; a link will be available on each schools’ website.

  • Seating will be on a first come, first seated basis. 

  • In the case of rain, ceremonies will be moved to 8:00pm on the same day. If rain is still an issue, the ceremony will be moved inside with limited guests.

  • Guests will not be allowed to enter the area where graduates will report.

  • School photographers will be taking pictures during graduation. These pictures will be available to graduates and families for no cost.  

  • No bags will be allowed into the stadium. Please leave all handbags, backpacks, etc., locked in vehicles.  No noise makers of any kind will be allowed in the stadium.

Please note:  Seneca High School will start later than the other two schools due to an error in communication. The error  was discovered too late for it to be corrected on invitations ordered by students through the school.  

Tamassee-Salem Elementary Challenge to be Great Scholarship Fund

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TSE “Challenge to be Great” Scholarship Fund

Keowee Falls Cliffs Residents Outreach to partner with school

 

Tamassee-Salem Elementary School, with the support of Keowee Falls Cliffs Residents Outreach, Inc. (CRO), is starting a scholarship fund for the 2022 Tamassee-Salem Elementary School 5th grade class.   The purpose of this scholarship is to challenge students to believe that with hard work and determination,  they can reach greatness. Upon graduation, each eligible student will receive a $1000 scholarship to attend the two- or four-year post-secondary school of their choice. An important component of this initiative is the mentoring students will receive from the TSE Challenge to be Great Committee.  Members of the committee will meet with students at the completion of each semester to discuss their academic progress, the growth of the scholarship fund and the importance of education.  Keowee Falls CRO has partnered with Tamassee-Salem Elementary since 2009, providing gap funding for technology, intervention materials, and other needs within the school.  The initiative was announced at the TSE 5th Grade Graduation Ceremony on May 26th, 2022.

Mr. Bobby Norizsan, principal of Tamassee-Salem Elementary said, “We believe in the potential of all of our students, and believe all great rewards take great effort and perseverance.  As an educator, and a parent of a college student, I am incredibly grateful for the support of Keowee Falls CRO and can’t wait to see how this commitment helps positively impact TSE’s 2029 graduates of Walhalla High School.”  

Ms. Louise Hughes, a representative from Keowee Falls CRO, said, “We are excited about the potential impact of this investment for local children.  The prospect of this scholarship and the discussions with the Committee will be key for many students who will now be challenged to believe that they can, and should plan to not only graduate but to pursue higher education.

Students and families will receive complete eligibility criteria.

 

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Summer Meals

Summer Meals for Oconee Kids

Free summer meals for kids

The School District of Oconee County will begin summer meals on Wednesday, June 1st.  Meals will be available Monday through Friday from June 1st through Friday, July 29th. No meals will be available July 4th - 8th due to the July 4th holiday. Meals are available to any child under the age of 18 that lives in Oconee County.  Children do not have to be students in the district to receive meals. All USDA program rules have been reinstated for this summer.  As a result, individual, daily meals will be available; meals will not be the once-a-week “grocery” style like students received last summer.

Please note that all original program rules have been reinstated by the USDA including the following requirements:

  • Children must be present to receive meals (No parent pick-up)

  • Meals must be eaten on-site

Summer Meals 

Monday - Friday, June 1st through July 29th (no meals July 4th - 8th)

Time

Place

12:00 - 1:00pm

Seneca Library

11:45am - 12:45pm

Walhalla Library

1:15 - 1:45pm

Salem Library

12:00 - 1:00pm

Westminster Rec Department

12:00 - 1:00pm

Westminster Library

 

 

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.  Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by: mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture /Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights/1400 Independence Avenue, S/Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or email: program.intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.








 

Final 4K Screening Date

 

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4K Screening Date

Tuesday, July 26th, 2022

Call 864-718-5133 ASAP 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: 

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)