West End News

August 16, 2021

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Virtual Temporary Information

The School District of Pickens County will have temporary virtual learning for the week of 8/16/21. This newsletter contains information to help make this week go smoothly for all!

In an effort to safely return and maintain a face-to-face environment next week, please report any COVID-19 positive cases and/or any close contacts with COVID-19 that occur this week by contacting our nurse, Beth Hedden. Nurse Beth can be emailed at ElizabethHedden@pickens.k12.sc.us or at 397-2507.

We hope this week will be a time of healing for those who are sick and for rest for those who are well. Please let us know if you have questions, how we can help, etc.

Take care!

Angie Rodgers, Ed.D.


Chromebooks, Chrome Tablets, and Packets

Tuesday, August 17 from 7:30-4:30

  • Chromebooks and Chrome Tablets for all grade levels (K5-5) can be picked up tomorrow from 7:30-4:30. We will deliver these curbside through the regular car line. If you have not paid the technology fee, plan to pick-up a device. We will continue to collect technology fees in the coming weeks. All devices should come to school Monday, August 23.
  • K4, K5, and 1st grade students will also receive a packet that can be picked up curbside at this time. Plan to return packets Monday, August 23.

Instructional Information

Instructional Information for the Week:

  • Students will work through assignments independently this week.
  • For students in grades 2-5, please check Schoology for assignments (to be posted by noon Tuesday).
  • Teachers will be available in their WebEx rooms for office hours from 10:30-11:00 and 1:30-2:00 Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of this week, if needed. WebEx addresses for teachers: https://pickens.webex.com/meet/teachername
  • Some teachers may invite students to a Morning Meeting. These are optional, but would be a good time to touch base with the teacher.
  • Watch for school and individual classroom updates in Schoology.


West End will offer curbside meal pick-up from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Parents will be able to pick-up both breakfast and lunch each day at one time. School buses will travel to their morning routes (with added stops to catch some of the afternoon areas) carrying meals beginning Tuesday, August 17th. No prior sign-up is needed to receive meals.

Bus stop schedule: https://bit.ly/2XnYvD4

Medically Fragile Students

We know that some of the most heavily impacted students at this time are our children who are medically fragile. On Tuesday, the district will share an opportunity for students with documented medical situations to move into limited spots in our Pickens County Virtual Academy. These students will be accepted on a case-by-case basis.

Optional Academic Activities to Complete Monday and Tuesday

Parents and Guardians- please click on the link to download a document full of extra academic activities your child can complete while at home today and tomorrow before they receive their packet/device. These are just for extra practice!

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