Message from the Principal
January 11, 2022
Good morning, Brave Nation,
I hope this email finds you well. It is hard to believe we are already finishing the first semester of school! As we transition into the second semester, I wanted to share some important information with you.
First semester final exams will be Wednesday, January 12 for first and second blocks. We will hold 3rd and 4th block final exams on Thursday, January 13. In addition, on Thursday, January 13, we will be dismissing two and a half hours early. Car riders, walkers, and students that drive will be dismissed at 12:10 p.m. Lunch will be provided from 12:10 p.m. until 12:45 p.m. if students are interested in eating lunch before leaving. Bus riders will dismiss at 12:45 p.m. Students will have Friday, January 14 and Monday, January 17 off in remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Due to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases, we have had to quarantine many students and staff. As we finish the first semester, students may need to complete their final exams after their quarantine period which could end up being after we return to start the second semester. Until the student makes up their final exam, teachers are required to put a 0 in for their final exam grade. After the student takes the exam, a grade change form will be completed and the student’s final exam and semester grade will be updated. Please have patience with us as we complete this process; we ask that our students speak with their teachers when they return to set up a time to complete their final exams. If your student is going to HCS Virtual second semester, and they need to make up a final exam, please contact me at JRich@horrycountyschools.net, so we can arrange a time to complete their exam. We want to keep our students in school as much as possible, but we also need to follow the guidelines we have in place for the safety of our students and staff.
On Tuesday, January 18, we will begin the second semester. We will run a brief advisory schedule at the beginning of the day on Tuesday for students to pick up their second-semester schedule. If a student has an issue with their schedule, they have five days to request a schedule change through their guidance counselor, and the counselor will determine if the schedule change needs to take place.
Finally, first semester grades will be emailed to the email address provided in PowerSchool on Friday, January 21, 2022. If you see an FA on your student’s report card, that means they need to make up seat time to earn a grade for the class. We will have make-up time during the second semester to clear FA’s. Please remember that students can only miss five unexcused days per semester, and ten unexcused for year-long classes. Enjoy the holiday weekend!
Principal, Socastee High School
Previous Messages from the Principal
Message from October 29, 2021
Message from September 20, 2021
Message from July 29, 2021
Message from December 7, 2020
Message from October 9, 2020
Message from September 4, 2020
Message from August 28, 2020
Message from August 21, 2020
Message from August 17, 2020