Message from Ware Shoals School District...We are aware that winter weather is being predicted for some areas, but reports we've received for our area from the National Weather Service lead us to believe that we can safely operate on a normal schedule. We will monitor conditions through the night, and if we experience freezing rain or snow that would make travel dangerous, you will get a call and text by 5:45 to notify you of an eLearning Day.
2 days ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Today, Dr. Brannon Traxler, Dir. of Public Health for DHEC, held a video chat to review changes in guidance for schools regarding quarantines. The "requirement" that students without symptoms test on day 5 to return to school on day 6 is now a "recommendation" when testing is not feasible. Since testing is not feasible at this time due to a shortage of resources, students who were to test to return this week may return tomorrow if they are symptom-free and agree to wear a mask at school the rest of this week.
3 days ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
We realize there are quite a number of students who were expecting to test today and tomorrow to come back to school from being quarantined. Unfortunately, we have only 2 of our 5 nurses who are able to report to work today and tomorrow and the volume is too great to handle along with taking care of the usual daily tasks of a school nurse. We will allow for the use of at-home rapid tests. DHEC recommends that we proctor those tests, so they can be done at home via FaceTime with one of our nurses or with an administrator. If that is not possible, you may submit a test done at home but you will have to complete a DHEC form that will be available from the school nurse. It can be found on our website under the COVID tab. The form is called "At-Home Rapid Test Result Attestation." Complete guidance for at-home rapid testing is on pages 24-25 of the most recently released guidance booklet for schools, also available on our website under the COVID tab. Please let us know if you have any questions.
3 days ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
We still have dangerous areas on some of our back roads. Tomorrow’s temperature doesn’t reach above freezing until nearly 9am. We will be on a 2 hour delay for staff and car riders or bus riders whose parents can get them to school. Our buses will be on a 3 hour delay, so expect those students to arrive between 10:30 and 11:00. When we report our schedule online to TV stations, we won’t have the option to put all that information (2 & 3 hr delay, depending on transportation), so we will report a 2 hour delay. Wherever you’re coming from, please drive safely! Allow extra time for travel. Even some of our highways have runoff, which will result in black ice until the temperature gets sufficiently above freezing.
4 days ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
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Ware Shoals School District would like to take a moment to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
5 days ago, Ware Shoals 51
A vaccine clinic will be held at First Baptist Church next Wednesday, January 19, from 9-4. Vaccines and boosters will be administered for ages 5 and up. The flyer has a QR code for pre-registering, but that's not required.
9 days ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Vaccine clinic
High Point Academy hosts our varsity boys' and girls' basketball team on Friday (Jan. 14). They are only allowing two parents for each player, no other spectators. $7 tickets can be purchased at the door.
10 days ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Diana Pet Food is hosting a community update on Saturday, January 22nd from 10AM-12. Come out and enjoy breakfast while learning about DPF.
12 days ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Diana Pet Food
Have questions about school attendance and the pandemic? Get answers this Thursday, January 13, 6:00 pm, in an informative Q&A webinar hosted by the SC Department of Education and the Carolina Family Engagement Center. See more here:
12 days ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Please join us in welcoming SRO Bryan Snow to Ware Shoals Primary. The Laurens County Sheriff's Office received a State School SRO grant to fund an officer for WSPS, which is located in Laurens County. All schools now have a full-time SRO, and we are so thankful!
12 days ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
SRO Snow
The bus that is transporting students to remediation is running late due to a downed tree on Nation Road. The Highway Patrol is on scene to assist with removal of the tree. The bus may be an hour or more late picking some students up.
19 days ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Ware Shoals School District 51 would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
29 days ago, Ware Shoals 51
COVID testing will be held in front of Ware Shoals High School from 10:00-1:00 on these dates: December 28 & 30, January 4 & 6. You’re encouraged, but not required, to preregister at the following links. STUDENTS: FACULTY:
about 1 month ago, Ware Shoals 51
Covid testing
We are very proud of our staff and students for their amazing efforts in raising funds for "Christmas Is for Kids" and for collecting items for the Community Food Bank, located at Ware Shoals United Methodist Church. LEARNING, SERVING, LEADING and CARING! "The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others." Albert Schweitzer
about 1 month ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Food Bank
Pie in the Face
Join us in congratulating this difference maker and Golden Apple Award winner...Melody Teal (below center)! Ms. Teal teaches 8th grade at WS Middle and was nominated by the WSMS Student Council. Be sure to watch her Golden Apple feature on WYFF News January 6th at 6PM or January 7th at 4AM or 5AM.
about 1 month ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Ware Shoals Middle and Ware Shoals High raised over $25,000 this year for Christmas Is for Kids! Christmas will be extra special for 107 children in our district, thanks to the generosity of individuals, business, and civic organizations. We are very thankful to all who donated to this wonderful cause!
about 2 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Christmas Is for Kids
Ware Shoals School District 51 would like to take this time to remember Pearl Harbor Day. We will never forget!
about 2 months ago, Ware Shoals 51
Pearl Harbor
Ware Shoals School District 51 would like to wish everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving. Enjoy time with family and friend!
2 months ago, Ware Shoals 51
Ware Shoals High School and Ware Shoals Middle School are very grateful for Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church’s donation of $2,000 for the "Christmas Is for Kids" program. Luke Snyder, WSHS Student Body Treasurer, is pictured with the donation. Thank you, Mt. Bethel, for helping us honor our motto of “Learning, SERVING, and Leading!”
2 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Luke Snyder
Join us in thanking Publix and United Way of the Lakelands for donating gift cards to our teachers and other area teachers for purchasing school supplies. We are so grateful for their generosity!
2 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Publix donation