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    On Tuesday, January 19, 2021, Horry County Schools will resume school operations under the hybrid instructional model. Students who are in groups A and G will return to the brick-and-mortar schools on Tuesday, January 19th, while students in group B will return to the brick-and-mortar schools on Wednesday, January 20th.  

    The District will continue to monitor COVID-19 related datapoints for decisions regarding school operational plans
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    SCI

    News Release:

    7 local School Improvement Councils named to state SC-SIC Honor Roll for 2021

    COLUMBIA – The School Improvement Councils (SICs) of seven South Carolina public schools have been named to the SC School Improvement Council’s (SC-SIC) 2021 Honor Roll for their significant efforts to foster civic engagement in public education.

    These Honor Roll SICs will continue in the running for SC-SIC’s annual Dick and Tunky Riley Award for School Improvement Council Excellence. Now in its 20th year, the award is named for the former US Secretary of Education and South Carolina Governor and his late wife, and recognizes the vital contributions made by more than 1,100 local SICs and their nearly 13,000 SIC members across the state.

    The seven School Improvement Councils named to the SC-SIC Honor Roll for 2021 are (alphabetically):

    • Eastside High SIC (Greenville County Schools)
    • Flowertown Elementary SIC (Dorchester School District Two)
    • Millwood Elementary SIC (Sumter School District)
    • Myrtle Beach Middle SIC (Horry County Schools)
    • Round Top Elementary SIC (Richland School District Two)
    • St. James High SIC (Horry County Schools)
    • W.C. Sullivan Middle SIC (Rock Hill Schools)

     “These SICs have displayed their excellence in supporting the success of their schools this past year, particularly under the very challenging circumstances of this year’s pandemic,” said SC-SIC Board of Trustees Chair Robert Grant. “We recognize their commitment and thank them – and all School Improvement Councils across South Carolina – for the real and lasting differences they make for their schools, parents, students, and communities.”

    More Information on the Riley Award

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    Distance Learning Adjustments January 4 - 15
    All Horry County Schools will operate for the weeks of January 4th - January 8th, and January 11th - January 15th, 2021, on a full-time distance learning model. 

    During the course of these two weeks of full-time distance learning, school facilities will be closed, and no students will be in the school buildings. All teachers will provide instruction to students through the virtual environment. 

    Student Meals:
    Beginning January 4th through January 15th,  multiple meals can be picked up on Tuesdays and Thursdays between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. at one of our 11 curbside locations: Aynor Elementary, Green Sea Floyds Elementary, Loris Middle, Myrtle Beach Middle, North Myrtle Beach Middle, Palmetto Bays Elementary, St. James Middle, Socastee High School, South Conway Elementary, Ten Oaks Middle & Whittemore Park Middle.
    Parents are encouraged to pick up meals for all household children at one of our designated locations.
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    Student PDL Technology Support Options for Virtual Learning (Jan. 4 – 15)

    On-Line Support:
    Students are encouraged to submit a Technology Support Request for all technology issues.  Please click here to access https://forms.gle/2bZQCKLqMBH8Xb2P6 to complete the support request form.

    On-Site Technology Support:
    The SJHS Technology Support team will be offering on support tech support for student PDL’s in the SJHS Media center on January 4-January 15 (Monday-Friday) from 10:30-2:30. Students must enter through the Media Center entrance located near the cafeteria. 

    SJHS Student PDL Technology Support Options and Internet for Virtual Learning Technology Support
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    See Link Below More Information
    SJHS is offering opportunities for students to access additional academic and social-emotional support.

    Click Here For Information
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    Testing
    St. James High School - 1st Semester EOC/ Exam Schedule - 2020-2021

    EOC Testing Plan (revised)

    Tuesday, January 19th
    AM Testing (8:00 am) - Writing for A/B/G students in main gym (215 students)
    PM Testing (12:00 pm) - Writing for HCS Virtual students in main gym (68 students)

    Wednesday, Jan. 20th
    AM Testing (8:00 am) - Reading for A/B/G students in main gym (215 students)
    PM Testing (12:00 pm) - Reading for HCS Virtual students in main gym (68 students)

    Thursday, Jan. 21st  
    Algebra 1/Biology/U.S. History for B students in main gym (131 students)

    Friday, Jan. 22nd  
    Algebra/Biology/U.S. History for HCS Virtual students in main gym (128 students)

    Monday, January 25
    Algebra 1, Biology, US History EOC Testing (A-Day students)
    1st Block - A-Day Final Exams
    2nd Block - A-Day Final Exams

    Tuesday, January 26
    3rd Block - A-Day Final Exams
    4th Block - A-Day Final Exams
    (Blocks will run 3, 4, 1, & 2)

    Wednesday, January 27
    1st Block - B-Day Final Exams
    2nd Block - B-Day Final Exams

    Thursday, January 28 (Early Release)
    3rd Block - B-Day Final Exams
    4th Block - B-Day Final Exams

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    Do you need Technology Support for your student PDL during online learning at home? Please call the HCS Technology Help Desk at (843)488-6825 or email at HelpDesk@horrycountyschools.net. The Technology Department will answer all questions as quickly as possible.

    Finding Free Wifi-Spots in our Area:
    https://www.highspeedinternet.com/resources/how-to-find-wi-fi-hotspots
    https://www.wifimap.io/3082-myrtle-beach-free-wifi/map
    https://www.spectrum.com/free-wifi-hotspots/south-carolina/myrtle-beach

    SJHS Student PDL Technology Support Options and Internet for Virtual Learning Technology Support
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    Student PDL Repair Request
    https://forms.gle/bed1fw8EXorDvTjU8
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    Yearbook Orders
    Order your yearbook today at yearbookordercenter.com or mypaymentsplus.com to get the early bird discount price of $70.

    Senior Ad Orders
    Purchase a yearbook ad for your senior at yearbookordercenter.com. Submit payment and design your ad directly through this site.
    Full page: $200
    Half page: $125
    Quarter page: $75
    Deadline is January 31, 2021
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    Shark Attack Today
    Mr. Moore’s broadcast journalism class produces Shark Attack Today, a daily student newscast. Each day's episode will be available at www.sharkattackonline.com.
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    Girls Lax Conditioning
    All spring sports conditioning has been placed on hold until Jan. 19.

    All girls interested in playing Lax this coming Spring, conditioning will start on Tuesday, Jan 5 from 4-5 PM.  No sticks allowed. 
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    Spring Sports Physicals! 
    Coastal Lab Medical Bus will be coming to St. James on Wednesday January 20th from 3:00- 7pm.  Located in the parking lot near the softball fields. The cost will be $20. Physical forms can be found by clicking here or picked up in the athletics department. The medical history portion MUST BE signed and completed by parent/guardian in order to be seen by the doctor.  It is strongly recommended that parents/guardians accompany the athlete and bring their insurance cards.  Sign up times located below.
    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D44A9A62DA5FECE9-spring 

    Any questions or concerns, please email the athletic trainers.
    Bill Krauss: bkrauss@horrycountyschools.net 

    Courtney Kruscavage: ckruscavage@horrycountyschools.net 

    This is for St James students only
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    Varsity Basketball Games are now streamed online.  Go to: https://team1prep.com/sc/   to watch all varsity girl’s and boy’s game this winter.   Click on our game.  There is a fee but your entire family can watch all games from the comfort of your living room.  Go Sharks.

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    SHARKS SOFTBALL: Varsity, JV, and B-Team tryouts will be at 4pm on February 1st at the high school softball field.  

    Participants must have a current physical uploaded to PlanetHS and be approved by athletic training staff.  Click here to sign up for PlanetHS ; or Visit www.PlanetHS.com and click “sign up” or “log in”. You may also text S640 to 69274 to sign up. BOTH parents and student need to make separate accounts and then LINK the two accounts. 

    Middle school students will need to pick up an activity bus rider form at the front office at SJM.  

    *Please bring a mask, dress appropriate for the weather, and bring tennis shoes. 

    Email Coach Jones if you have any questions: ajones001@horrycountyschools.net 

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    Baseball Tryouts
    Varsity and JV tryouts are from Feb 1st-3rd from after school until approximately 6:30. In order for an 8th grader to tryout for varsity/JV, they must have played bteam baseball as a 7th grader and also contact me to let me know their intention to tryout for JV/varsity. rcentracchio@horrycountyschools.net

    B-team tryouts on Feb 13th (a Saturday) from 2-4:30 and Monday February 15th from 3-5:30.
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    February 6, 2021

    Here is the link for you to purchase a reverse raffle ticket for our annual Fins and Flip Flops.  You do NOT have to be present to win the $5000 grand prize.  2, 3, or 4 of you can split a ticket.  All you have to do is log on and follow the instructions. 

    TEXT: Finsandflipflops2021 to 243-725 or http://bidpal.net/finsandflipflops2021
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