SDOC schedules Make-up Days
Due to time missed from school on Sept. 11, and 12, during Hurricane Irma, the School District of Oconee County (SDOC) will use the first two scheduled inclement weather days as make-up days, explains Public Information Officer Dr. Sharon Sanders. “SDOC schools will now be in session on Feb. 26, and March 30, to make up for the two days missed. Walhalla Middle School and Oconee Academy also missed Sept. 13, due to power outages. To make up for that day, only these two schools will also attend school on Monday, Oct. 23. Buses will run routes as usual for these two schools on that day. Students who already have plans on those make-up days can send in a note to the school and the absence will be excused. Any absence does count against perfect attendance as the South Carolina definition of perfect attendance is that “students have not accumulated any absences, excused or unexcused.” State law requires that school districts utilize at least three make-up days before additional days can be forgiven by local school boards or the state.” Parents can see the district calendar online at www.oconee.k12.sc.us.