Dual Enrollment at Piedmont Tech Parents and rising Juniors and Seniors - encourage your child to check his or her school email which includes information about Dual Credit Opportunities at Piedmont Technical College for the coming school year. Students who would like to take classes such as Psychology, Sociology, Art or Music Appreciation and others, must apply to Piedmont Tech and submit the required forms this week. Also, students planning on participating in certain Career Center programs will need to submit paper work. These programs include: Information Technology, Project Lead the Way, Auto Tech and Health Science. Email Mrs. Patrick today for more information. Do not miss this great opportunity!
All summer conditioning has been postponed until further notice. Please continue to check back here for information about when summer conditioning will begin.
Dixie Football Conditioning Football conditioning will begin on Monday, June 15, 2020. 10th through 12th grade players should report at 8:00 am. 7th through 9th grade players should report at 8:30 am.
Dixie will be providing athletic physicals on Thursday, June 11. Rising seniors, juniors, and sophomores should report at 2:40. Rising freshman, eighth, and seventh graders should report at 3:15. The cost is $25. All athletes interested in participating in summer conditioning must read the South Carolina High School League Athletic Procedure document found on the Dixie High School website. This document will explain the steps athletes must take to participate in summer activities. Thank you.
Dixie High School students may pick up their report cards on Monday, June 8, 2020 from 9 am until 12 pm.
Attention all Seniors! Due to inclement weather we will not be able to hold Dixie's graduation on the football field. We are now moving graduation into the Dixie gym. Unfortunately, due to social distancing guidelines we cannot fit everyone into the gym at one time. Therefore we will be hosting two graduation ceremonies on Thursday, May 28, 2020. The first ceremony will be at 5:30 pm and the second ceremony will be at 7:30 pm. It is very important that your senior check their email for information about which ceremony they are assigned to. Students will still only really receive two tickets. West Carolina will still be streaming both ceremonies.
The final packet drop-off day will be Tuesday, May 26 from 8 am until 4 pm. Students need to return any work that they have completed, textbooks, Chromebooks, library books, and any other school property. We will also be selling Dixie High School face masks for $10.
Abbeville County School District (ACSD) is excited to hold in-person graduation for our seniors in the AHS and DHS football stadiums. ACSD will be following the guidelines suggested by the South Carolina State Department of Education (SCDE), the Governor's Executive Orders, and others. We are asking the public to support the District by following the procedures put in place to ensure the safety of all in attendance. All graduating seniors will be given guidelines for the graduation ceremony specific to their school. We encourage attendees to please read over these carefully before the ceremony. Guests will be instructed on the time gates open, where to park, where to enter and exit, etc. We will provide live-streaming of the ceremonies. DHS will hold graduation May 28, 2020 at 6:00 PM. The rain date will be May 30, 2020 at 6:00 PM. After conferring with Abbeville Area Medical Center on the expected dates for the peak number of positive COVID-19 cases for Abbeville County and following the suggested guidelines set forth by the SCDE, the District is limiting the number of guests to 2 persons per graduate. Tickets will be required for entry. Guests will be required to maintain social distancing of 6 feet while on school campus. No one will be allowed to congregate in parking lots before and after the ceremony. All guests are encouraged to wear masks. Spectators without tickets will not be allowed on campus.
Parents and Students On Monday, May 4th from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm we will have our third Packet Pick Up/Drop off at Dixie High School. On this day we are asking for students to return athletic uniforms, library books, textbooks (if not being used), and band instruments. Students also need to clean out their lockers and pick up medicines left with Nurse Brown. Yearbooks will be distributed to the students who purchased them. The school administrators and faculty will follow social distancing guidelines and will be in the parking lot to provide students with instructions on what they need to do. May 4 Campus Activities: Round #3 Packet Pick Up/Round #2 Drop Off Students will be allowed to clean out lockers and get other possessions Yearbook Distribution Athletic Uniform Drop Off Textbook/Library Book/Band Instrument Drop Off (For those not using them) Medicine Pick Up Weekly Food Distribution 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Per State Superintendent Molly Spearman, schools will remain closed for the rest of the year. More details will be forthcoming about procedures for turning in instructional packets, returning devices and textbooks, and gathering items from lockers. Please understand, just because we are not returning for face-to-face instruction does not mean instruction stops for this school year. We remain committed to having students ready for the next grade, course, or next steps post-graduation. Stay tuned for more information in the coming days and stay safe!
Due to power outages at Cherokee Trail and Dixie, no meals will be served today. Both schools will serve meals tomorrow 11:30-12:30. Students will receive meals for the remainder of the week. Our normal meals service is each Monday 11:30-12:30. Students receive meals for the entire week. All other schools will have meals available today 11:30-12:30.
This week, the South Carolina Department of Education launched SCRemoteLearning.com, a website offering digital teaching and learning resources for teachers, parents and students during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Stay safe!
Parents/Guardians, please see the Alternative Learning Parent Letter below for information on the newest instructional packets for students, which includes dates for picking up and dropping off materials. Contact your individual schools with any questions you may have. Alternative Learning Parent Letter (Phase 2) - https://5il.co/ei0b
Meals are available at the following locations 12:30 - 1:30: Abbeville High, Cherokee Trail Elementary, Diamond Hill Elementary, Dixie High, John C. Calhoun Elementary, Long Cane Primary, Westwood Elementary, Wright Middle. Meal service dates: Wednesday, April 1st students will receive meals for the remainder of the week. Monday, April 6th students will receive meals for the entire week. Beginning April 13th meals will be available each Monday and Wednesday through April 30th.
Need some resources for schooling at home? Check out this informative presentation called Let's Go Exploring! Let's Go Exploring - https://5il.co/eh6r
An announcement was made this afternoon by Governor McMaster and State Superintendent, Molly Spearman, that SC schools will be closed through April 30. Should this timeline need to be adjusted by ending sooner or by being extended, an announcement will be made at that time. ACSD was braced for the announcement of a school closing extension as a result of the daily SCDE and State Superintendent briefings provided to district superintendents. With other decisions being made in our state and those in states like NC, it seemed to be a matter of time. I do think it gives our students, especially our seniors, a window of hope that the school closure through April 30 will have helped to flatten the curve and the month of May will usher in the possibilities of returning to school, holding prom and graduation, etc. although there are still no guarantees. ACSD is busy preparing for the second wave of providing instructional packets and eLearning plans for students. We stand ready to provide the best services possible to our students at this time. We are currently awaiting guidance from the SCDE on decisions governing some instructional components and will share and implement these once received. Our focus is on what students have already been taught and what they need between now and the end of the year in order to be prepared for the next grade level or course content in a sequence or for graduation. - Dr. Julie Fowler, ACSD Superintendent
The SCDE's request for the assessment and accountability waiver has been approved by the U.S. Department of Education and is supported by the State Board of Education. For more specific information on the tests that are affected, please click on the following link - https://5il.co/e2ec Spring 2020 Assessment and Accountability Updates - https://5il.co/e2ec
FEMA has developed a Rumor Control page for COVID-19 on FEMA.gov. Please click on the link below for more information: FEMA Coronavirus Rumor Control - https://www.fema.gov/Coronavirus-Rumor-Control
Due to information received from the state, Abbeville County School District will be adjusting procedures for meal service. Beginning Monday, March 23rd, Abbeville County School District will provide 5 breakfast and 5 lunch meals for each child 18 and under at the following sites: Wright Middle, Cherokee Trail Elementary, Diamond Hill Elementary, and John C Calhoun Elementary School. You will be picking up breakfast and lunch for the entire week. Pick up will begin at 12:30 - 1:30 on Monday only. Students must accompany the parent or adult for pickup. Parents can bring all children 18 and under and special needs students 21 and under to receive weekly meals.
Teachers and Parents, click here for high-quality, age-appropriate lessons and materials during the current school closure. http://bit.ly/SCDEresources