FACILITY & DEMOGRAPHY STUDY INPUT
OCSD's Administration wrapped up on November 18 a series of Community Input Meetings to share information on its school facilities and demographics. Please provide your input and share your ideas on making the best use of our resources to ensure high-quality teaching and learning environments for our students, teachers, staff and community. The meetings were live-streamed, recorded and are available. Please review a meeting and the details of the study by clicking on the words "Facility & Demography Study," and share with us your feedback by clicking on the words "Community Input."
4K ENROLLMENT NOW IS OPEN FOR 2022-2023
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 the Primary or Elementary School in your attendance zone, or download the application using the information on our 4K webpage.
SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGS
Looking for our school board meeting? Simply click on the "School Board" Channel at the top of our District website as shown below for the latest meeting.
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.
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 on the word "information" to see if you are eligible.
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: January 8, January 22, February 12, February 26, March 12, March 26, and April 9
Click on the words "sessions and upcoming dates" 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 on "article" to read and for more information.
The article is also published in the T&D, click on "apprentices".
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.
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 on the image below to be directed to more information.
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 image below.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.