• Message from the Principal

     

    September 4, 2020                                                                                                 

    Good evening, Brave Nation!

    Welcome Braves to the 2020-2021 school year! We have missed your smiling faces and look forward to having you back filling our classrooms and hallways with energy and enthusiasm for learning. We are excited about a school year loaded with meaningful, engaging, and rigorous classroom work combined with extracurricular activities that encourage our Braves to be involved and stay connected as we create this year’s memories together. If you did not have a chance to view our virtual open house, please use the following link to do so.


    Virtual Open House

    Schedules
    September 8 is the first day of school for all students including those being served by HCS Virtual. The only students that will report for the in-person hybrid model are Group A and Group G students.  All HCS Virtual students and Group B students will be working from home. Group B and Group G students will report for the in-person hybrid model on Wednesday and Thursday. On Friday during the hybrid model, all brick and mortar students will be distance learning, working from home with digital access to their teachers for help or extra instruction.  The first two weeks of school will follow that pattern. Google Classroom codes were emailed to all students today and can be found at the following link. The teaching model for the third and fourth week, September 21-October 2,  of school will be determined by the Monday, September 14 DHEC report. 

    Group A - reports to the building on Monday and Tuesday
    Group B - reports to the building on Wednesday and Thursday
    Group G - reports to the building on Monday through Thursday

    For our students who have classes that alternate daily (A-Day/B-Day), you will come to school in your A Group assigned days or B Group assigned days.  For example:
    Tuesday, 9/8 - A-day classes (Group A students)
    Wednesday, 9/9 - B-Day classes (Group B Students)
    Thursday, 9/10 - A-Day classes (Group B Students)
    Friday, 9/11 - B-Day (Everyone distance learning)

    First Day Procedures
    All students will be searched daily.
    Car drivers and Car riders will enter the building through the main entrance.
    Bus riders will enter off River Rd.
    After going through searches, all students will report directly to their advisory classroom.  Breakfast will be available after going through searches.  Students may grab a bagged breakfast and take it with them to their advisory class.
    We will have staff positioned all day throughout the building to assist new students and rising 9th graders get to their classes. If you are still having issues viewing your schedule on Power School, please use a computer instead of a phone and have your student login to their account.

    Schedule
    7:45 am - Doors Open
    8:20 am - Advisory Warning Bell
    8:25 am - 8:45 am - Advisory
    8:50 am - 10:10 am - 1st Block
    10:15 am - 11:40 am - 2nd Block
    11:45 am - 1:50 pm - 3rd Block
        1st Lunch - 11:50 am - 12:20 pm
        2nd Lunch - 12:35 pm - 1:05 pm
        3rd Lunch - 1:20 pm - 1:50 pm
    1:55 pm - 3:15 pm - 4th Block

    Dismissal Procedures:
    Car Drivers/Seniors - 3:10 pm
    Car Riders - 3:13 pm
    Bus Riders - 3:15 pm

    Second Day Procedures
    All students will be searched daily.
    Car drivers and car riders will enter the building through the main entrance.
    Bus riders will enter off River Rd.After going through searches, all students will report directly to their advisory classroom. Breakfast will be available after going through searches.  Students may grab a bagged breakfast and take it with them to their advisory class.


    We will have staff positioned all day throughout the building to assist new students and rising 9th graders get to their classes. If you are still having issues viewing your schedule on Power School, please use a computer instead of a phone and have your student login to their account.


    Schedule
    7:45 am - Doors Open
    8:20 am - Advisory Warning Bell
    8:25 am - 8:45 am - Advisory
    8:50 am - 10:10 am - 1st Block
    10:15 am - 11:40 am - 2nd Block
    11:45 am - 1:50 pm - 3rd Block
        1st Lunch - 11:50 am - 12:20 pm
        2nd Lunch - 12:35 pm - 1:05 pm
        3rd Lunch - 1:20 pm - 1:50 pm
    1:55 pm - 3:15 pm - 4th Block

    Dismissal Procedures
    Car Drivers/Seniors - 3:10 pm
    Car Riders - 3:13 pm
    Bus Riders - 3:15 pm

    Regular Schedule (Hybrid)
    7:45 am - Doors Open
    8:20 am - Warning Bell
    8:25 am - 9:55 am - 1st Block
    10:00 am - 11:35 am - 2nd Block
    11:40 am - 1:40 pm - 3rd Block
        1st Lunch - 11:45 am - 12:15 pm
        2nd Lunch - 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
        3rd Lunch - 1:10 pm - 1:40 pm
    1:45 pm - 3:15 pm

    Lunch Procedures
    All students will be eating lunch in their classroom during the hybrid model. If a student will be eating a school lunch, they will be given a Google Form link to fill out daily prior to the 3rd block. Students will be informed of their lunch time by staff members on the first day of school.

    Bus Transportation
    Bus Information
    Link above will assist with locating your bus stop and bus number.

    Water Fountains
    Water fountains are shut off.  We have three touchless water bottle filling stations in the building that will still be available for our students and staff. There is one on each floor of the building. Students are encouraged to bring a water bottle to school which can be refilled throughout the day.

    Athletics/Show Choir/PE/AFJROTC
    If athletes need to bring their sports equipment bags with them to school, we will store them in the athletic field house during the school day.  If student-athletes drive, we recommend they leave their bags in their vehicle.  Bus riders and car riders will have a place to drop off their bags at searches.  Please make sure bags are clearly labeled with your name.

    While we are in the hybrid model, PE/AFJROTC/Show Choir classes will be unable to change-out due to the CDC restrictions on locker rooms.  If you have any of these classes this semester, we recommend you wear tennis shoes to school and dress code appropriate clothing.  Your teachers will provide more information on the first day of class.

    No Book Bag Policy
    We have had many questions about the no book bag policy. There are plenty of lockers on campus to meet the needs of our student body.  I also suggest, if your student feels they need something to keep them organized, look at purchasing a laptop sleeve. It is an easy way to carry their device, pens/pencils, and a small notebook.  It is also very helpful for searches because they can easily unzip the laptop sleeve to assist with searches. Female students may still bring a small clutch.
    Students may still bring a bagged lunch or lunch box with them to school.

    Locker Request
    If a student would like a locker, they can request one by emailing Ms. Rita Edge REdge@horrycountyschools.net.

    Please utilize our Socastee High School website (Socastee High School) for the most up to date information, along with our social media platforms (Facebook Socastee High School Facebook Page & Twitter Socastee High School Twitter Page). We continually update information on all of these platforms. As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at JRich@horrycountyschools.net.  Once a Brave, Always a Brave!

    Sincerely,

    Jeremy Rich

    Principal Socastee High School

     

J_Rich

Previous Messages from the Principal

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  • Message from August 17, 2020

  • Message from May 21, 2020

  • Message from May 15, 2020

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  • Message from April 30, 2020

  • Message from April 22, 2020

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