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        Orangeburg County School District Board Meeting

        Please click below to view the September 14, 2021 Board Meeting.

        Click HERE to view the Meeting Agenda.

      Let's Talk

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        We aim to be the best, and sincerely hope that your experience with Orangeburg County Schools is exceptional. Our teachers and staff go above and beyond to create a nurturing and positive environment for all children, families and community members. If you have a compliment to share, we'd love to hear from you! Additionally, if you have an issue or concern, or there's something that we're just not quite doing as well as you'd like, please take a moment to let us know. We want to hear from you, so please complete our Let's Talk Form and share. 

      Let Us Help

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        If you are a parent or community member and have a concern related to an Orangeburg County school, please begin by contacting the school principal.  If the issue cannot be resolved, your concern will be forwarded to the district director in the area your concern pertains. Should further assistance with resolving your concern be needed, our District Ombudsman is here to help! 

      Social Emotional and Mental Health Offerings

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        Our Student Services Department offers support on a wide range of issues impacting young people, as well as adults. We invite you to review our library of mental health and social emotional support topics. These video overviews represent the most widely requested counseling sessions that are available for students and staff. To receive these services, please contact our Social Services Coordinator Lakesha Hart at Lakesha.Hart@ocsdsc.org or (803) 516-6052.

        Student services motivational videos

      Announcements

      • GIFTED & TALENTED PROGRAM

        OCSD will be accepting applications for the Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) Program September 20 - October 1, 2021. Grade 3 through Grade 8.

        Go HERE for all the information.
        GATE program

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      • HOTSPOT SURVEY 

        Parents/Guardians are asked to complete our District’s Technology Hotspot Survey to share with us your student connectivity needs. Please note that any personal information provided will be redacted for personal information, but may be shared with other state, federal and grant-funded private programs for eligibility purposes. The survey will be open until 5:00 p.m. on September 30, 2021. Hotspots will be made available to the fullest extent possible based on availability and need.

        Hotspot Survey

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      • WHAT IS THE EMERGENCY BROADBAND BENEFIT PROGRAM? 

        The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program is a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program that provides a temporary discount on monthly broadband bills for qualifying low-income households. If your household is eligible, you can receive:
        * Up to a $50/month discount on your broadband service and associated equipment rentals.
        * Up to a $75/month discount if your household is on qualifying Tribal lands
        * A one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, tablet, or desktop computer (with a co-payment of more than $10 but less than $50)

        Click HERE to see if you are eligible and for more information.
        Emergency Broadband

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      • OCSD TO PROVIDE “HIRE” EDUCATION TO FIVE STUDENT APPRENTICES

        Orangeburg County School District is hiring five rising 11th grade students who will complete two-year apprenticeships for positions including Accounting Technician, Automotive Technician, Building Maintenance, Communications Specialist, and Information Technology (IT) Technician.
        Automotive Technician Apprentice

        Click HERE for the full article and more information.

        The article is also published in the T&D here.

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      • 2021-2022 ACADEMIC CALENDAR 

        The revised 2021-2022 Calendar is here! We hope that you will find the information informative and helpful.

        Should you wish to print our Academic Calendar, you can get the printable version by clicking the Calendar below.

        21-22 OCSD academic calendar

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      • LOOKING FOR WORK THAT MATTERS?

        Consider substitute teaching in Orangeburg County School District. You don’t need prior teaching experience­—just a desire to help students become the best versions of themselves. Click HERE for more information.

        Kelly Education

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      • RURAL DISTRICT UNDERGRADUATE LOAN FORGIVENESS PROGRAM

        The SC Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention, and Advancement’s Undergraduate Loan Forgiveness Program is available to all classroom teachers in districts eligible to participate in the Rural Teacher Recruitment and Retention Initiative (RRI).  Orangeburg County School District is a 2020-21 participant in this initiative that gives classroom teachers the opportunity to apply for up to $5,000 to help pay down undergraduate loan balances.

        Click HERE for more information.

        Teacher Loan Forgiveness

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      • EMPLOYEE REFERRAL BONUS PROGRAM

        OCSD is pleased to announce a bonus program for employees who refer a high-quality teacher for employment with our District. Further information is available to employees by clicking on the words "Employee Referral Bonus Program." Please note that this information is accessible only to employees by logging into our website using your network credentials of User Name (FirstName.LastName) and Password. 

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      • CHILD FIND

        If you suspect that your child may have a disability, please contact our Assistant Superintendent for Student Services, Dr. Liana Calloway at (803) 533-6550 or liana.calloway@ocsdsc.org. OCSD's Child Find Team is here to help screen and evaluate children, ages 3-21, who may have a disability and are not receiving services.

        Child Find

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      • 4K ENROLLMENT IS OPEN

        Orangeburg County Public School District offers 4K to qualifying students as a Child Early Reading and Development Education Program (CERDEP) partner. To apply for 4K, you may pick up a registration packet at your local Primary or Elementary School, or submit the application online using the information on our 4K webpage

        4K Registration

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      • S.M.A.R.T.

        S.M.A.R.T. is a partnership that puts much-needed remote access to medical care in the hands of each OCCSD family. Simply click the S.M.A.R.T. logo above, or click on the app, which appears on all district-issued devices, to be connected to a webpage of telehealth providers offering virtual health services to families.

      OCSD Facts

      • 32 Nurturing School Campuses
      • 10,000+ Students Enrolled
      • 1,800+ Highly Qualified Employees
      • 3 Career & Technology Centers
      • 3 Institutions of Higher Learning
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