Tonight is our live Zoom meeting for students and parents interested in the early college opportunity through the SC Governor's School for Science and Math in their Accelerate program for Engineering. Our 8th and 9th grade students who are interested are invited to learn more. The application for this program is now open for 9th graders. From GSSM Accelerate - I am excited about the Pickens County Accelerate Zoom info session which is scheduled for Thursday, October 14th @ 7:00pm. My Zoom link is included below that can be shared with interested/eligible students/families. Meghan Terry Zoom link: https://gssm.zoom.us/j/5217469078 Please let me know if you have any questions. I look forward to “seeing” you and your students/parents on Zoom this Thursday @ 7pm. Kind regards, Meghan Terry Virtual/Outreach Enrollment Counselor
Blue Ridge Pediatric's Mobile Vaccine Clinic will be offering free Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at Daniel High School Football game this Friday (10/1) from 6pm until halftime. Parents MUST be present with their students in order for their child to be vaccinated. The vaccine is FREE and available to any individual age 12 or older. Pfizer booster vaccines will also be given. The vaccination clinic will be located outside the gates so admission to the game is not required.
We're so proud of our students' success! Easley High School achieved 90% on time graduation rate for the first time ever! Congrats to Easley High School and all of our high schools for their success during the 2020-2021 school year!
SAT has a website for South Carolina students with information on the College Board Opportunity Scholarship, SAT Practice, and SAT Registration information: https://pages.collegeboard.org/sat/south-carolina SDPC can independently register to take the SAT on Saturdays.
ACT Website for SC Students ACT developed a new website just for SC students customized to provide SC scholarship information along with access to a free test form and other helpful resources. Check it Out: www.act.org/southcarolina
What a great day to be a Clemson Elementary Tiger Cub! We are thrilled to share that Clemson Elementary School has been named a 2021 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education! Join us in congratulating Clemson on this prestigious honor!
Do you have a student interested in graduating from high school in Pickens County with the first year of engineering coursework from Clemson University completed ... for FREE? Accelerate is a program through the SC Governor's School for Science and Math that is taught synchronously in a virtual classroom while incorporating some face-to-face experiences. Students can stay right here in Pickens County at their home high schools while beginning an early college experience through Accelerate. See this flyer for more information. Also, check out https://www.scgssm.org/accelerate . The application for this process opens for qualifying 9th graders on October 1 and closes in February. Apply early. In October, we will share a link to an online Zoom meeting on October 14, 2021, at 7 PM, with Accelerate personnel to provide information and answer your questions. Be looking here and in Schoology for that Zoom link in October. Meanwhile, this flyer provides you a phone number for questions. Your school counselor may also be able to answer some of your initial questions, especially if your student is a 9th grader who still needs Algebra 2.
Now Hiring Bus Drivers! Join us for our job fair on September 30 and apply online at www.pickens.k12.sc.us/page/join-our-team
SDPC JOB FAIR Thursday, September 30, 2021 1-7pm Pickens County Career & Technology Center 990 Chastain Road Liberty SC, 29657 Join SDPC for our Job Fair on September 30. We will be interviewing candidates on site for positions including Teachers, Custodial Staff, Food Service Staff, and Grounds Crew. Those interested should apply online at www.pickens.k12.sc.us/page/join-our-team (If unable to apply prior to job fair, Chromebooks will be available to complete the application on site).
October is officially recognized as College Application Month across South Carolina and other states. Our SDPC schools have arranged opportunities for seniors and parents to take advantage of the support and help available. See your school counselor for more information. SC Can Go has developed resources on its website to support seniors and their families too. See here for more on how to apply for specific colleges and universities in SC and participate in sponsored application nights across September, October, and November that will take virtually. http://sccango.org/college-application-month/
Course requests for VirtualSC.org close at 7 PM today, Wednesday, September 1.
VirtualSC Enrollment Open Now for Grades 6-12 All students in grades 6-12 may now select initial credit Fall and Yearlong courses until registration closes on Wednesday, September 1, 2021. Please visit the Student Registration Guide or the Tutorials page of our website for instructions on how to request a course in the new Dashboard. https://virtualsc.org Students may request Credit Recovery courses until Friday, September 24, 2021.
Now hiring custodians! Apply online at https://pickens.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx
Now Hiring Bus Drivers! Apply online at https://pickens.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx
In an effort to inform our SDPC community, we would like to share some of our local options for COVID-19 testing: Pickens County COVID Testing Opportunities - https://bit.ly/3sBlKVG DHEC Website - https://scdhec.gov/covid19/covid-19-testing-locations
Now Hiring School Nurses! Full time and Substitute positions available. Apply online at https://pickens.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=3899 (Full Time position) or https://pickens.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=3888 (Substitute positions) Email Angela Watson at email@example.com when applying
Are you interested in virtual opportunities for your high school student? VirtualSC.org began accepting enrollment requests today for 11th and 12th grade students. Other grades will open next week. Remain enrolled in your current school and take coursework through VirtualSC.org. Take a blend of face to face and virtual courses. Take virtual courses this semester and face to face next semester. VirtualSC has increased honors offerings for 2021-2022. They also have several AP opportunities. Click here for course opportunities: https://bit.ly/3iVTLNt Create your student account and register for courses. Find more information here on registration: https://bit.ly/3g9RrAH Email or call your school counselor for more information. Registration closes next week or when classes reach their maximum capacity.
VirtualSC.org Enrollment Begins Today for Middle School Students Are you searching for sound virtual coursework for your 6th, 7th, or 8th grade student? Remain enrolled in your current school and take coursework through VirtualSC.org. Click here for course opportunities: https://bit.ly/3iVTLNt Create your student account and register for courses. Find more information here on registration: https://bit.ly/3g9RrAH Email or call your school counselor for more information. Registration closes next week or when classes reach their maximum capacity.
Tornado Warning in Pickens County. Reports of active tornado in our area. Please take cover and stay safe!
Due to the unexpected spread of COVID-19 in our schools, the School District of Pickens will move all in-person students to TEMPORARY VIRTUAL LEARNING (Remote Learning) from Monday, 8/16 - Friday, 8/20. SDPC will release plans for the week of 8/23 - 8/27 by Thursday, 8/19. Click here for more information - https://www.pickens.k12.sc.us/article/511656