Monday 3/1 to Friday 3/5
Hello Waccamaw Family!
ALL HYBRID students return to in-person school 4 days (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday)
Wednesday: Asynchronous day from home.
NEXT WEEK: (Week of 3/8):
PRIME RETURNS - ALL HYBRID students return to school 5 days/week.
Virtual Students: No schedule Changes
Parents/Guardians, and Students!
- Keep in touch and regular contact with your teachers. Communication is KEY.
- Make sure you have Power School - if not, contact the guidance office!
- Check that you are subscribed to this newsletter so you get them automatically!
GCSD School Calendar: https://www.gcsd.k12.sc.us/calendar
IN-PERSON BELL SCHEDULE
ALL in-person students will report: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
Wednesday (this week): Asynchronous from home
There are no changes to the virtual schedule.
Wednesday: Asynchronous: Students log-in and work independently on their work for each class. No Meet/Zoom sessions. Teachers available to discuss work/grades.
Wednesday from 2pm to 4pm at the bus ramp.
Virtual Help Desk Information:
Daytime Help: Mon-Fri (8am-4pm) 843-436-7000 [ask for the virtual help desk]
After Hours Help: Mon-Fri (4:30pm to 8pm) 843-458-6496
GCSD Virtual Website: Click Here
Virtual Program Coordinator: Angela McClary-Rush (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Clubs & Groups
National Honor Society
Meeting: 3rd Monday each month @4:15pm (on Zoom)
CLICK HERE for current updates and information.
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OUTDOOR Store @ School:
From the Guidance Office
Taking Charge of your Mental Health
SOS (Signs of Suicide) Program
During this challenging year, school staff are working to teach students about mental health and how to seek help if they are worried about themselves or a friend. Waccamaw High is excited to be the first school in GCSD to pilot the SOS Signs of Suicide program. The program teaches students about this difficult topic and encourages them to seek help. This a multi-year program that we will be introducing gradually to the student body, beginning this month, and continuing into next school year. SOS has been used by thousands of schools over the past few decades. Studies have shown that it effectively teaches students about depression and suicide while reducing the number of students’ self-reported suicide attempts. If you were not able to attend our live Zoom Parent Training, we encourage you to watch “Helping Your Child Save a Life: Parent SOS Training” to learn about suicide prevention basics and our plan to implement SOS Signs of Suicide at WHS. The link to this training is below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p15G3cSumrE
We also encourage you to visit www.sossignsofsuicide.org/parent for information on warning signs for youth suicide, useful resources, and some of the key messages students will learn.
Mental Awareness Club
We believe mental health matters! Do you? If so, join WHS’s Mental Health Awareness Club and follow us on Instagram @whsmentalhealth!! Join Mr. Bo’s and Mrs. Wheeler’s Google Classroom using code z2ekson
- Empower students to break negative stigma & ask for help!
- Educate others: mental health awareness, warning signs, & suicide prevention.
- Encourage students to engage in healthy self-care and make social connections.
From the Desk of Nurse Shelly
Cart to Class: Lowes Foods
Each year, as part of our Community Outreach, it's been my great pleasure to participate with our local schools in the Cart 2 Class program. I want our schools to get their fair share of the $250,000 Lowes has earmarked for the schools. But parents and those who support the school must first link their Lowes Foods Rewards Card to the schools of their choice to make that happen. Rewards are based on the amount of Private Label items purchased. Best of all, it costs nothing!
Sign Up at: www.lowesfoods.com/back-2-schools
Community Table Manager
Lowes Foods #259
Please help our teachers...
Our teachers work hard to bring students the best possible learning experiences. Please consider helping them fund their projects for the upcoming school year!
Click Here to view projects at Waccamaw High School