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The newsletter linked below has important information for next school year concerning student attendance, meals, dress code, and concerns about vaping in our schools. It also includes a link to registration dates for next year and information on summer meals. We encourage all of our families to read through the information provided. 

 

THE SDOC NEWS May 2022            THE SDOC NEWS May 2022 (Spanish)

Summer Meals for Oconee Kids

Free summer meals for kids

The School District of Oconee County will begin summer meals on Wednesday, June 1st.  Meals will be available Monday through Friday from June 1st through Friday, July 29th. No meals will be available July 4th - 8th due to the July 4th holiday. Meals are available to any child under the age of 18 that lives in Oconee County.  Children do not have to be students in the district to receive meals. All USDA program rules have been reinstated for this summer.  As a result, individual, daily meals will be available; meals will not be the once-a-week “grocery” style like students received last summer.

Please note that all original program rules have been reinstated by the USDA including the following requirements:

  • Children must be present to receive meals (No parent pick-up)

  • Meals must be eaten on-site

Summer Meals 

Monday - Friday, June 1st through July 29th (no meals July 4th - 8th)

Time

Place

12:00 - 1:00pm

Seneca Library

11:45am - 12:45pm

Walhalla Library

1:15 - 1:45pm

Salem Library

12:00 - 1:00pm

Westminster Rec Department

12:00 - 1:00pm

Westminster Library

 

 

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.  Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by: mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture /Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights/1400 Independence Avenue, S/Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or email: program.intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.








 

 

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4K Screening Date

Tuesday, July 26th, 2022

Call 864-718-5133 ASAP to schedule an appointment.

Families with children who will be 4 years old on or before September 1, 2022 are encouraged to schedule a 4K screening to determine if their child is eligible to attend an SDOC 4K program. Screening will be held on the following dates: 

All screenings held at Bountyland Education Center
100 Vocational Drive  Seneca, SC 29672

Families should bring the following items to the screening appointment: 

● Legal LONG form birth certificate 

● Child’s immunization record 

● Proof of income for both parents or child’s medicaid card 

● Proof of residency (must be a utility bill or rental agreement)

● Legal documentation as it pertains to the child (such as custody, court, safety plans, etc)

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FCC Emergency Broadband Benefit to Families

 Assistance of up to $50 a month to those who qualify

 

 

The Emergency Broadband Benefit is a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program to help families and households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Emergency Broadband Benefit will provide a discount of up to $50 per month towards broadband service for eligible households (up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands). 

Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers if they contribute more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase price.The Emergency Broadband Benefit is limited to one monthly service discount and one device discount per household.

A household is eligible if a member of the household meets one of the criteria below:

  • Has an income that is at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines or participates in certain assistance programs, such as SNAP, Medicaid, or Lifeline;

  • Approved to receive benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch program or the school breakfast program, including through the USDA Community Eligibility Provision in the 2019-2020 or 2020-2021 school year;

  • Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year;

  • Experienced a substantial loss of income due to job loss or furlough since February 29, 2020 and the household had a total income in 2020 a

    t or below $99,000 for single filers and $198,000 for joint filers; or

  • Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating provider's existing low-income or COVID-19 program.

There are three ways for eligible households to apply:

  1. Contact your preferred participating broadband provider directly to learn about their application process.

  2. Go to GetEmergencyBroadband.org to apply online and to find participating providers near you.

  3. Call 833-511-0311 for a mail-in application, and return it along with copies of documents showing proof of eligibility to: Emergency Broadband Support Center, P.O. Box 7081, London, KY 40742