END OF THE YEAR- SAVE THE DATES:
May 15th- Senior Assignments Due to Teachers for Grading, Last E-Learning Assignments given to Underclassman
May 22nd- All Underclassman Assignments Due to Teachers for Grading
May 26th and 27th- Senior and Underclassman Checkout Days 10AM-6PM Each Day- Students will make Debt Payments, Return Chromebook/Textbooks, Athletic Equipment, ROTC Uniforms, Clear Lockers, etc. and pick up Yearbooks/Awards/Senior Gifts.
May 29th- Senior Parade 6pm. Seniors and Junior Marshalls that want to participate should report to Edisto Primary School at 5:30pm. Junior Marshalls will walk and lead the Parade. Seniors can walk or decorate their car and ride/drive in the Parade. Seniors can ONLY RIDE or DRIVE with family and NOT other seniors. The Parade will end at the Edisto HS Student Parking Lot where seniors will be allowed to take a final Senior Walk through the halls of EHS.
June 3rd- Graduation Practice 9am. Tickets will be issued after practice. Reminder- Only two tickets per graduate. Seniors will need to enter the names of your two guests. This and other graduation reminders will be will be emailed out soon.
June 4th- Graduation 9am at the EHS Football Field. Seniors Report and Gates Open at 8am.
June 12th- Report Cards mailed for all students
June 4th at 9am (All County HS's will graduate at the same time and day)
June 5th at 9 am (Rain date if deemed necessary)
June 3rd at 9am (Practice day, graduates and essential staff only)
Please make note that in accordance with state guidelines due to the Coronavirus, numerous additional rules will be implemented in an effort to keep our students, families, and staff members healthy. These guidelines will be strictly enforced.
Per state guidelines, graduates will be limited to two tickets for immediate family members.
All graduates and guests will be given a program and a mask to wear as they enter. Note: Graduates can remove the mask as they receive their diploma and take their picture.
EHS’s Football Stadium will be set up to accommodate social distancing for both graduates and the families in attendance.
Specific entry and exit procedures will be used to allow for social distancing.
Sanitation and Nurse Stations will be set up in the stadium and restrooms will be monitored to ensure proper capacity.
We request that families take group photos at home before or after the ceremony. All participants will be required to maintain social distancing guidelines at all times inside the stadium and in the parking lots.
EHS will broadcast the graduation on Facebook Live or other means if possible.
In addition, a county-wide virtual graduation program will loop on the county TV station with yearbook pictures of each graduate and speeches from the Valedictorian and Salutatorian from each school as well as greetings from district leaders. The district also plans to give each graduate a Class of 2020 Yard Sign.
Due to attendance limitations, EHS staff will be used as event staff only and will not march or sit with graduates.
Edisto High is pleased to be able to honor the Class of 2020 with this graduation ceremony! The district thanks everyone in advance for their willingness to comply with these guidelines in order to protect the well-being of all participants. More detailed information will be provided to graduates and their families in the near future.
16 March 2020 Team EDISTO Update:
Teachers will be working Tuesday and Wednesday to prepare lessons and assignments. We plan to begin by Wednesday, March 18, 2020. Your student should receive assignments and communication by Wednesday from their teacher. During this time, your students teacher is your best contact.
The district is working to place WiFi buses in the community as needed. As a last resort, students or parents can pick up paper pencil assignments from school or request that they be delivered with meals. This will be done through your child’s teacher.
We will continue to provide 2 meals a day for all students. Meals will be served in a "grab and go" style at every school location on Tuesday but that is subject to change based on need.
In addition, bus drivers will be delivering lunch and the next days breakfast along bus routes throughout the district. Buses will be at the bus stops at approximately 4 hours later than their normal pick up time.
For example, if your student normal gets pick up at 7:15, then expect meal drop off around 11:15am.
Medicine pickup as needed will be Tuesday from 7:30-1pm or Wednesday from 3-4pm.
As always will have additional information available on our district website as if becomes available.
Working together, we can get through this unprecedented situation. Thank you for your patience and support.
Sunday -- Good day OCSD students, staff, and community. This is Darrell Johnson, Interim Superintendent.
Governor Henry McMaster ordered all South Carolina schools to close for the remainder of the month. All district programs, athletic practices, adult education classes, school or district-related meetings are cancelled.
Even though schools are closed, teaching and learning will continue in our district. However, it will take a few days to get our staff and students ready for distance learning. We plan to begin by Wednesday, March 18, 2020.
Beginning tomorrow, Monday, we will provide 2 meals a day for all students. Meals will be served in a "grab and go" style at every school location. Students will pick up meals and carry it home with them. Please note that students 18 years old and younger may pick up a lunch from any school location.
Breakfast will be served from 7:30 - 9:00 am and lunch from 11:00-1:00 pm at each school site. In addition, bus drivers will begin delivering meals along bus routes throughout the district at 10:30 am and will make regular stops enabling students to pick up bagged lunches from the bus.
We will have additional information available on our district website. Working together, we can get through this unprecedented situation. Thank you for your patience and support. Remember, We Are One!
OCSD Public Relations Department
102 Founders Court
Orangeburg, SC 29118
Next drive is Thursday May 14, 2020.
You must get your permission slips signed by a parent if you are not yet 18. The hospital will take donors who are 16, with parent permission. Bring your ID; min weight 110 pounds. Eat and drink plenty of fluids on day of donation. Seniors who have given 3 units will be eligible to wear a red cord at graduation.
Give so others may live.
See Ms. Metts or Col Davis to sign up.
Any Freshman wanting to run for an office or be an at-large member needs to see Mrs. Kittrell in Room 137 to pick up an application. The requirements: must have a C average in all classes from last year and have no disciplinary issues. Applications are due Friday, August 26.
Seniors who are interested in painting a parking spot need to pick up the details from the office or Mrs. Kittrell in room 137. The next official paint date will be Saturday, September 7 from 7 am to 10 am.
Picture day is coming September 5. Be sure to put on a smile and dress your best, this picture will be going in the yearbook.
In an effort to help protect well children from unnecessary exposure to contagious or infectious diseases, South Carolina requires that children and staff with certain diseases and conditions stay home from school or childcare while contagious.
DHEC publishes the School and Childcare Exclusion List each year. The Exclusion List explains how long ill children and staff should stay out of school or childcare, and what is needed before the child/student or employee is permitted to return. Access the list here...
The updated Powerteacher link is https://ocsdsc.powerschool.com/teachers/pw.html Do not use the link at the top of this page. It is controlled by the District and they have not yet updated this link. The new website for the consolidated school district is www.ocsdsc.org. The website, which is under construction, is mainly for contact information of the district headquarters, administrative staff and schools.
The full website is expected to be operational within the next month or two.
Some new district policies can be found on the existing Orangeburg Consolidated School District 5 website under the consolidation tab. The address is www.ocsd5.net.
As the Orangeburg County School District prepares for the Aug. 19 start of its inaugural school year, officials are working to ensure the new district has adequate staff in place.
All schools in the county have principals. At the end of July, there were about 48 teacher vacancies remaining... More at the jump here....
2019-2020 Team E.D.I.S.T.O.
Save the Dates:
2- Labor Day Holiday
5- Blood Drive; Underclassman Pictures (All Day- Chorus Room)
6- Football Bye Week
8:15am- Junior Ring Committee Meeting
8:45am- Junior Class Meeting in the Auditorium
9:45am- Senior Class Meeting in the Auditorium
10- PLC 3:30
12- Senior Orders- 8:30-12noon
Junior Ring Orders 12-3pm
13- Charity Drive Kick-Off (4th Block Buyout) Football @ Scott’s Branch
Charity Drive will be Sept. 13-20…Plans are still tentative but may include:
13- 4th block Buy Out for Kick Off Assembly
16- Open House BBQ
17- 2nd Block Buy Out (Gym/Dance)
18- 3rd Block Throw Down
19- 1st Block Buy Out (Movie or Excused Absence)
20- Rocking Lunch/Food Fest
14- Home Band Competition
16- Open House/Interim Pick-up (BBQ Fundraiser 4pm-until)
17- Senior Make-up Pictures
20- FB vs. Bamberg-Youth Night
24- Early Release/EDISTO Day
25- Teacher Observation Day (All blocks during planning)
27- FB @ CAJ
The Next Gen Magnet Program was able to attend The South Carolina Water Resources Conference in Columbia, South Carolina this past Wednesday and Thursday. This year the students are learning about drinking water contamination: causes, remedies, effects, and prevention thereof. Students will take the knowledge they have gained from case studies, guest speakers, and the conference to examine local businesses and the plans they have in place to protect the Edisto River.
NextGen in the news at hyperlink below...
Link below appeared in the T and D last week ...
At our School Board Meeting 20 June 2018, Mr. Brad Coleman was approved as the new Principal of Edisto High School.
Mr. Coleman comes to OCSD 4 with over twenty years in the education profession and by way of Lexington County School District Two. Please welcome Mr. Coleman to the Cougar family.
Final count for May 10th drive was 32 pints.
Our next blood drive will be the bedinning of fall semester. If you want credit for a donation, you may go directly to blood assurance at the RMC and identify yourself with EHS for red cord credit.
Students and faculty from the Next Gen Magnet School and Edisto High School plant one of the redbud trees provided to five area schools by the Orangeburg County Soil and Water District’s to commemorate Arbor Day.