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Orchard Park Elementary School

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Orchard Park Elementary, utilizing a personalized approach, empowers students with 21st century skills and knowledge to make them successful learners today and impactful leaders tomorrow.

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Hike for Hope  September 30th 9:00am - 12:00pm
Hike begins at 10:30am
Open to the Public, no registration fee

Blue Ridge Electric Co-op
2328 Sandifer Blvd   Westminster, SC

Choc's BBQ & The Ice Shack will be available for purchase

Yard games, DJ with music and line dancing, Inflatables 

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The SDOC Board of Trustees and district leadership are seeking public input on a new long range building plan.  The district encourages families and community members to read through the Long Range Building Plan Proposal and submit feedback if desired.


SDOC Long Range Building Plan

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At their September 18th meeting, the School District of Oconee County Board of Trustees recognized two Seneca High School students, Daniel Grayden and Trevor Dawson, and Seneca area bus driver Rick Walton for their actions during a medical emergency suffered by another bus driver earlier in the month. Dr. Thorsland thanked both Daniel and Trevor for their leadership and willingness to help during the difficult situation.  He also thanked Mr. Rick Walton for stepping in to help ensure the safety of the students on both buses.   Dr. Thorsland said, “Your willingness to help and remain calm in a difficult situation is to be commended.”

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At its regularly scheduled board meeting held on Monday, September 11, 2023, the School District of Oconee County Board of Trustees approved the hiring of Mrs. Brooke Davis as assistant principal for Seneca High School.  

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The School District of Oconee County has transitioned to MySchoolBucks for student payments for the 2023-2024 school year. This payment platform will be used for all payments, including meals, field trips, athletic tickets, and others.


Families are encouraged to download the MySchoolBucks app and set up their account. Families can use the QR code below or visit to register for an account or to download the app.  A link can also be found on the parent table of the district and all school websites.  Once in the app, be sure to select "South Carolina" and "School District of Oconee County" so you can add your student. 

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


THE SDOC NEWS May 2023  

 THE SDOC NEWS May 2023 (Spanish)


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