WARRIOR NEWS

Monday 3/1 to Friday 3/5

Hello Waccamaw Family!

THIS WEEK:

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

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VIRTUAL SCHEDULE

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.


Lunch Pick-Up:

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 (gcvirtual@gcsd.k12.sc.us)

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Note: It is the expectation of GCSD that students attend virtual classes each scheduled day at the scheduled time. Students are expected to participate and have their camera on and directed at themselves during class time. If for some reason, you are having technical issues, please use the contact information below to get your tech issues resolved ASAP. If absent, doctors notes still need to be provided to the school.

Clubs & Groups

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From the Guidance Office

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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.

Know Someone who Needs Help?

You don't have to fight your battle alone - talk to someone! Its okay to ask for help.


Waccamaw Mental Health: 843.546.6107


Text: NAMI to: 741741


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1.800.273.8255

From the Desk of Nurse Shelly

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Community Information

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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


Jacque Davis

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