TRUNK-A-TREAT / FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT • OCT. 30
Holly Hill Elementary, St. James-Gaillard Elementary and Save The Children present Trunk-A-Treat / Family Movie Night, Oct. 30, 7 PM @ Holly Hill Elementary Football Field. Click image to download or view larger.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Click HERE for the full article and more information.
The article is also published in the T&D here.
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com. 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.
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.