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        Orangeburg County School District Board Meeting

        Please click below to view the October 12, 2021 Board Meeting.

        Click HERE to view the Meeting Agenda.

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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. 

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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

      • SALVATION ARMY CHRISTMAS ASSISTANCE

        If you and your family need Christmas assistance this year, The Salvation Army will be taking applications on Thursday, October 21 from 9:00 am-1:00 pm, at Nix Elementary School Cafeteria, located at 770 Stilton Rd. Orangeburg, SC 29115. Assistance will be available for things like toys, clothing, hygiene products, and more for children 12 and younger. You and your family may also qualify for additional assistance given by the Salvation Army. To qualify for the assistance program, please see the attachment included in your email and on our website, which details required documents, including a picture ID or ITIN card, long form birth certificates of children 12 and younger, copy of monthly bills, proof of income/lack of income such as Medicaid/Medicare, Food Stamps, SSI, and WIC, and the name and birth date of each person in the household over age 12. 

        Salvation Army Christmas Assistance Informational Flyer

         

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      • UPCOMING VIRTUAL EXTENDED LEARNING DAYS

        Students should identify the grade level and times they would like to actively participate in an Extended Learning session. Students may select to participate in one or more sessions. Each designated time will focus on a different skill at 9:00 am, 10:30 am and 12:00 pm. To attend each virtual session please click the word “here” under the designated school.

        The remaining Extended Learning dates are: October 9, October 23, November 6, January 8, January 22, February 12, February 26, March 12, March 26, and April 9

        Click here for sessions and upcoming dates.

        Virtual Extended Learning

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      • SUPERINTENDENT FOSTER & CHIEF GIBBS ENCOURAGE STUDENTS 

        Students in many areas of the nation are facing disciplinary consequences from their involvement in the “Devious Licks” TikTok challenges. In an effort to acknowledge our awareness of the challenges while discouraging our students from participating in these acts, Superintendent Foster and Chief Gibbs from our Sheriff’s Office have created a short video for students. Please click on the video linked below. 

        Superintendent Foster & Chief Gibbs' Video 

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      • BE A COCA-COLA SCHOLAR

        Attention High School Seniors! The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation is giving $20,000 college scholarship to 150 high school seniors. Deadline to apply is October 31st. Click image for more information and to apply.
        Coca-Cola scholarship

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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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        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.

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      • 32 Nurturing School Campuses
      • 10,000+ Students Enrolled
      • 1,800+ Highly Qualified Employees
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