District COVID-19 update as of Wednesday, August 25th: WSP: 9 students positive, 1 staff positive, 136 close contacts quarantined. WSM: 2 students positive, 1 staff positive, 18 close contacts quarantined. WSH: 1 student positive, 10 close contacts quarantined. TOTALS: 14 COVID positive and 164 quarantined. Please do not send sick children to school. If one child has COVID symptoms, please do not send brother(s) or sister(s) to school until getting the sick child tested. If the child tests positive, the siblings are close contacts if they live together or ride to school together. We urge all to voluntarily wear masks while inside, on school buses, or outside when social distancing is not possible.
Our second COVID-19 vaccine clinic will be held Friday, August 27th, from 2-5PM in the WS Community Library. Park in front of the library, beside the high school driveway. Signs will be posted to show where to enter. A consent form must be completed by a parent or legal guardian before children aged 12-15 may receive their vaccine. No parent or legal guardian is required to be present at the time of the vaccination. Students 16 and older may sign for themselves. Information and consent forms may be found at the following site. (Scroll down about half way and you will see the form in English and Spanish.) https://www.selfregional.org/covid-vaccine-info/ This event is for anyone who wants a vaccine, so tell your family, friends, and neighbors. Come, get a vaccine and take home a free gift!
District COVID-19 update... As of Friday, August 20th, we had 7 positive student cases and 50 quarantined students. More and more staff and students are choosing to wear face masks as the number of cases in our community and schools rise. Our nurses continue to offer testing and contact tracing for students and staff. We appreciate their hard work in helping to keep us safe!
Power outage at Ware Shoals School District 51!
The tornado warning is set to expire at 3PM. At that time, barring any new activity, we will begin dismissal procedures. Expect slight delays in bus routes this afternoon. Thank you for your patience...safety first!
We are currently under a tornado warning and have implemented safety practices in our schools. We will not dismiss any students until the warning is lifted. We will keep you posted, notifying you when the warning has expired. We may experience delays in school dismissal and bus routes.
Good afternoon. Here’s the latest COVID-19 update from our school nurses: WSPS: 0 Positive / 8 Quarantined... WSMS: 3 Positive / 20 Students Quarantined / 1 Staff Quarantined... WSHS: 6 Positive / 57 Students Quarantined Wishing all a safe weekend!
As a state, we hit a sobering milestone this week—10,000 South Carolinians will have died due to COVID-19. As South Carolinians, we remember those who are no longer with us and express sympathy to the families who have lost loved ones.
COVID-19 update for WSSD51: Since last Thursday, August 5th, we have had 4 COVID-positive students, resulting in 62 students and 1 staff member being quarantined as close contacts. Masks are available at school and on school buses if you wish for your child to wear one.
The COVID-19 vaccine clinic was a great success! Thanks to all 58 people who came and rolled up their sleeve. The next clinic will be August 27 from 2-5PM at the WS Community Library to administer second doses as well as first doses to those who were unable to come to the first clinic.
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COVID update: All counties in SC, except Laurens and Bamberg, now have a HIGH incidence rate. Here is the county data: https://scdhec.gov/covid19/south-carolina-county-level-data-covid-19 Our district numbers this week: WSHS: 3 positive, 34 students quarantined, 1 staff quarantined WSMS: 1 positive, 17 students quarantined, 1 staff quarantined WSPS: 0 positive, 0 quarantined The school / community Vaccine Clinic is today from 2-5PM in the Ware Shoals Community Library. Self Regional will administer the Pfizer vaccine, with the 2nd dose scheduled for August 27th. Those who get vaccinated will receive free gifts.
A COVID-19 vaccine clinic will be held Friday, August 6th, from 2-5PM in the WS Community Library. Park in front of the library, beside the high school driveway. Signs will be posted to show where to enter. A consent form must be completed by a parent or legal guardian before children aged 12-15 may receive their vaccine. No parent or legal guardian is required to be present at the time of the vaccination. Students 16 and older may sign for themselves. Information and consent forms may be found at the following site. (Scroll down about half way and you will see the form in English and Spanish.) https://www.selfregional.org/covid-vaccine-info/ This event is for anyone who wants a vaccine, so tell your family, friends, and neighbors. Come, get a vaccine and take home a free gift!
Student safety is our top priority. This year, we have added Gaggle to our “tool belt,” a program that greatly enhances our ability to ensure their safety. See the attached press release… Have a great weekend! Dr. Fay Sprouse, Superintendent https://5il.co/wcup
We will have a vaccine clinic next Friday, August 6, from 2-5PM at the WS Community Library. This will be for students ages 12 and up, staff, and community members. Self Regional will administer the Pfizer vaccine. The second dose will be given August 27. This is a walk-up clinic, so you do not have to sign up…just show up!! Students under 18 must have parent permission. More information will be sent next week.
COVID-19 update for WSSD51: As of this morning, school nurses have reported 5 positive cases, resulting in about 70 students being quarantined as close contacts, the majority of which have been at the high school. Masks are available at school and on school buses if you wish for your child to wear one. Starting next week, students at the primary and middle schools will have lunch in their classroom so that we can keep them within their group as much as possible. Please keep sick children at home. If you want them tested, contact your school nurse.
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COVID-19 update for WSSD51: WSH - 2 positives. Close contacts have been identified and placed on quarantine. Close contacts who are fully vaccinated are not required to quarantine. Please do not send your child to school if he/she has COVID symptoms, but call our district nurse at 864-377-0587. She will advise you and do a COVID test at no cost if desired.
Our school board welcomes everyone back to school. It's going to be a great year! Members of the board are (L to R): Genie McDill, Cody Quinn, Shanon Calvert, Andy Wood, and Jewell McCullough.
WSHS Open House will be held on July 29th from 3:00 to 6:00 pm. Parents are invited to come meet your student's teachers. We look forward to seeing you then!