OCS Digital Learner News

A weekly newsletter for DL Families - February 19, 2021

4th Quarter Instructional Commitment Form

From Monday, February 8 through Friday, February 19, the 4th Quarter Instructional Commitment Form will be open. Families have the opportunity to select the in-person model or distance/digital learning model for the fourth nine weeks of the 2020-21 school year. If you make the selection for the in-person learning model, you will not have the option to transition to distance learning. If a selection is not made by the parent or guardian, the default selection will be to return to school in-person for the fourth nine weeks.

Please note that your student’s ID code is required to fill out the 4th Quarter Instructional Commitment Form. A separate form needs to be filled out for each child you have enrolled in Oconee County Schools.


Thank you again, Oconee County, for your support of ELOST V! Next up: ELOST VI early voting begins Mon., Feb. 22 at the Oconee County Civic Center. If passed, building projects would directly impact eight existing schools - plus technology refreshes and improvements would impact all schools!

For more information on ELOST VI, please visit oconeeschools.org/ELOST.

PINES Library Access

Oconee County Schools is pleased to announce a partnership with the Athens Regional Library System (ARLS) to provide free library cards to all of our students. Plus - there are a variety of free resources made available through this partnership as well.

Highlights of this PINES Library Access for Youth (PLAY) Library Card partnership include:

  • Library cards for every student that function at any ARLS library
  • Thousands of free eBooks and digital magazines available instantly at athenslibrary.org
  • Access to GALILEO: Georgia’s Virtual Library (an initiative of the University System of Georgia)
  • Access to free online language courses featuring over 70 languages
  • Connect with expert tutors
  • Passes to Georgia State Parks and historic sites

Many more details are available here. This will be an automatic process for your student unless you choose to opt out. If you wish to opt out, please contact your student's home school. We are excited to partner with the Athens Regional Library System to provide these resources to our students. Happy Reading!

Important Dates

  • End of Q3 - Mar 5
  • Teacher Workday - Mar 8
  • Q3 Report Cards - Mar 12
  • ELOST VI Vote - Mar 16
  • Spring Break - Apr 5-9