Week 19: 1/19 to 1/22

Hello Waccamaw Family!

Week 19 Status (1/19-1/22): REMOTE

1/18 - Holiday, No School

Wednesday is NOT asynchronous this week. Students are expected to be in class.

Week 20 Status (1/25-1/29): HYBRID

Please make contact with teachers on a regular basis, especially if you have concerns or questions. Check with your teacher about scheduled EOC and District Exams.

EOC Exams & Marking Period Grades:

Will count as a Major Test Grade for the marking period in which they are given.

Marking Period 1 = 50% of final grade

Marking Period 2 = 50% of final grade

END OF SEMESTER: 1/29 (all work must be in!!!)

New GCSD Attendance Policy - Effective 1/11

On January 11 (and moving into Second Semester), the district will implement a revised attendance policy for virtual and remote learning. When students are learning asynchronously, they will have 2 days to complete the assignments to be marked present for the day. If the student does not complete the assigned work for the day during the two-day window, they will be given an unexcused absence. It is at the discretion of the teacher to accept the work for a grade, but the attendance will not change. If you have any questions, please contact the school.

For example, if a student in track A attends both days in person and completes all work while remote for the week, they would be marked present for Monday and Tuesday and virtually present for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Please see the table below regarding due dates of assignment to receive attendance credit.

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NOTE: Students are REMOTE this week (1/4 to 1/8) and should NOT report to school for classes this week. All courses will be online.

Wednesday: Asynchronous: Students log-in and work independently on their work for each class. No Meet/Zoom sessions. Teachers available to discuss work/grades.

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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.
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Clubs & Groups

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From the Guidance Office

10th & 11th Grade IGP and PACE Classes

10th and 11th grade Individual Graduation Plan (IGP) meetings will be starting after break, and many of you are already thinking about next year.

To book your Junior meeting please book at: https://maxwellsstudents.youcanbook.me

PACE: I know that many of you are considering PACE classes so we are hosting a zoom session with HGTC, to go over the program, courses, application process and etc. The zoom information is below:

Date: Jan 12, 2021

Time: 06:00 PM

Zoom Link:


Meeting ID: 561 854 3865

Passcode: pm0bbL

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Taking Charge of your Mental Health

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

Send Mr. Bo or Mrs. Wheeler a message through Google Classroom or come by their offices to let them know you are interested in joining the club! We are currently planning activities for Bullying Prevention Month in October and need your help! Our Mental Health Awareness Club's mission is to:

  • Empower students to break the negative stigma of mental health and ask for help if they need it.
  • Educate others about mental health awareness, mental illness warning signs, and suicide prevention
  • Encourage students to engage in healthy self-care and make social connections

Spread Smiles!!!

Please add to our Spread Smiles Board at the back of the cafeteria near the computer lab! October is Bullying Prevention Month. To combat hurtful words and actions, let’s encourage kind ones! Use a chalk pen to write on the blackboard or add a sticky note to the bulletin board to share kind words and positive affirmations! Feeling down or know someone who needs a pick-me-up? Take a sticky note with you or give one to a student or teacher!

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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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
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