Easley High School News and Updates
Digital Learning Information and Resources
Last Updated on May 13th with SENIOR INFO!
We know that there is a lot of information coming at you, and we hope that having it all in one location is helpful. This newsletter is live and will update with any changes.
Please keep an eye on the district website as well.
Stay safe, stay healthy.
**All schools in SC will remain closed through the end of the school year.
Digital Learning will continue.**
Has your address or phone number changed since the COVID-19 school closure?
Families that have a new address or phone number can easily update it by visiting EXPRESS GATEWAY or by typing the following in a browser window <https://express.pickens.k12.sc.us/login>. You will need your child's student number (located on a report card) and your child's birth date (MM/DD/YYYY). You will also need to send proof of residence by either uploading a digital copy in "Express Gateway" or by mailing a paper copy to the school.
Acceptable Forms of Proof of Residence Include:
- UTILITY BILL: a copy of your current monthly utility bill (electricity, gas, water, etc.) showing the correct billing name and service address
- CABLE OR SATELLITE BILL: a copy of your current cable television or satellite service bill, as long as it shows the service address and billing address
- NOT landline phone bills or cell phone bills because those bills do not show a service address
If you have any trouble completing the update, call (864) 397-3100 and someone will be glad to help.
Alive at 25
Alive at 25 virtual classroom courses are temporarily available. To sign up for an upcoming class, visit SNCSC.ORG. Live, virtual trainings are led and monitored by Alive at 25 instructors. Students must have access to the internet and a computer or tablet to participate. Student participation and engagement is required during the full class to receive a certification of completion.
Field Trip Refunds
We will begin issuing refunds for field trips that were cancelled based on travel advisories from the CDC. Families do not need to make individual requests to the school.
Refunds for cancelled field trips will be issued using two methods, MySchoolBucks or paper check:
I PAID ON MY SCHOOL BUCKS:
Payments made through MySchoolBucks (MSB) will be refunded electronically minus the program fee. Refunds through MSB take 3-5 business days after they are processed. If the credit/debit/ACH has expired or has been deleted from your MSB account, the refund will be given by paper check. Due to the volume of refunds being issued, please allow several weeks for processing.
I PAID WITH CASH/CHECK:
Payments made by cash or check will be refunded by paper check issued by SDPC and mailed to the address on your check. Refunds for cash payments will be mailed to the address we have on file. Due to volume of refunds being issued, please allow several weeks for processing.
Contact the school's bookkeeper, Mrs. Willa Gleason at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on field trip refunds.
SDPC is offering breakfast and lunch for anyone under the age of 18 (and special needs adults up to age 21) on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. The child does not have to be present for the parent to receive the meal as long as the parent can provide identification for the child. Meals are available at six school sites, seven church sites, and at bus stops. Details are listed below.
Food Service Changes Beginning April 13
Food service is now delivering three days per week: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. Meals for two days will be served and delivered on Tuesday and Thursday. Our food service sites at schools and churches will follow the same schedule as above, and will continue to be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. We will continue to make adjustments to bus routes on a weekly basis.
SDPC is making this change to lower the number of weekly contacts between employees, parents, and each other to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Meals will be available from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the following locations:
- Central Academy of the Arts
- Chastain Road Elementary
- Dacusville Elementary
- McKissick Academy of Science & Technology
- Pickens Elementary
- West End Elementary
Shady Grove Baptist Church
2901 Shady Grove Rd
Sunset, SC 29685
Holly Springs Baptist Church
3450 Table Rock Rd
Pickens, SC 29671
Six Mile Area:
Kings Grove Baptist Church
1335 Old Seneca Rd
Central, SC 29630
Flat Rock Baptist Church
115 Slab Bridge Rd
Liberty, SC 29657
Shoals Creek Baptist Church
130 Shoals Creek Church Road
Easley, SC 29640
LaEsperanza Baptist Church
350 Old Shirley Rd
Central, SC 29630
Georges Creek Baptist Church
1991 Saluda Dam Rd
Easley, SC 29640
School buses will travel to their morning and afternoon stops carrying meals beginning at 10 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. Bus Delivery Schedules for the Week of April 20-24: Daniel Area Easley Area Liberty Area Pickens Area If the time when a student needs to pick up their meal conflicts with a class time, please inform the teacher. Keeping our students fed is a top priority, and our teachers will work with students to make sure basic needs are met first. If you have questions about a bus arriving on time, please call your area bus office. Any child, whether they ride a bus or not, is allowed to get a meal at any bus stop. If you need a meal, just look for a yellow bus!
We strongly encourage parents to register for an account at MySchoolBucks in order to add money to cafeteria accounts, as well as pay for field trips, parking passes, and other school fees.