VACANCY: We are in search of a Technology Specialist to join our district family! The job description may be viewed on our website or at this link: https://www.gwd51.org/page/employment-opportunities An application and resume should be emailed to Dr. Fay Sprouse email@example.com by October 8th.
We are in need of a Part-time Food Service Operator at Ware Shoals High, 20 hours per week. Job duties include food prep and service, maintaining cleanliness of kitchen and cafeteria, and other related duties. Please share this information if you know someone who may be interested. Interested parties should contact Tracy Cooper at 864-980-9236 or Sharon Mann at 864-456-3679. Applications should be submitted by Friday, October 8th.
Good afternoon! Here’s the WSSD51 COVID-19 update for Sept 17 - 22: WSPS: 3 students positive / 0 staff positive / 13 students quarantined / 0 staff quarantined. WSMS: 3 students positive / 0 staff positive / 16 students quarantined / 0 staff quarantined. WSHS: 6 students positive / 1 staff positive / 44 students quarantined / 0 staff quarantined. Total: 13 positive / 73 quarantined. One more day until students begin their fall break! Here's hoping that when we return, the cases will continue to decrease.
We will go live at 2 pm tomorrow and you can join our Homecoming ceremonies via the link below. The video can also be viewed on the district's Facebook live stream. Thanks to all and Go Hornets! https://livestream.com/wssd51/events/9858349
Good morning. Here’s the latest WSSD51 COVID-19 case count for Sept 9 - 13: WSPS: 3 students positive / 1 staff positive / 57 students quarantined / 1 staff quarantined. WSMS: 9 students positive / 1 staff positive / 22 students quarantined / 1 staff quarantined. WSHS: 4 students positive / 0 staff positive / 23 students quarantined. Total: 18 positive / 104 quarantined. This week, the Self Regional Hospital COVID-19 vaccination clinic relocated to the Self Regional Support Services Center located at 104 Wells Ave. COVID-19 testing remains at the drive-through location at 303 West Alexander Avenue. Vaccination Clinic hours will be M-F, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Individuals must call 725-8200 to pre-register and schedule a vaccination appointment.
We are always grateful for the support of Solicitor David Stumbo for collecting school supplies for children in need in the 8th Judicial Circuit area. Each year, Solicitor Stumbo teaches diversion program participants the importance of SERVICE ABOVE SELF by accepting school supplies as a part of their restitution. Thanks to the solicitor and his staff for their valued partnership and for their role in making our communities safer!
We are so thankful for our dedicated teachers, and thrilled to announce those selected to represent our schools as 2021-22 Teachers of the Year: Dr. Kem Owens, WSP; Alicia Atherton , WSM, and Ryan Gambrell, WSH. Pictured, L-R, are Shanon Calvert (Board Chair) Kerri Pratt, (20-21 District Teacher of the Year), Owens, Atherton, Gambrell, and Dr. Fay Sprouse, (Superintendent).
A Home School/Private School meeting will be held Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. at Ware Shoals School District Office Darby Conference Room. Information will be provided on Home School/Private School participation and use of Federal IDEA funds. All Home School parents and Private School Directors are invited to attend.
Good afternoon. Here’s the latest WSSD51 COVID-19 case count for Sept 1-8: WSPS: 3 students positive / 2 staff positive / 46 students quarantined / 1 staff quarantined. WSMS: 10 students positive / 0 staff positive / 42 students quarantined / 1 staff quarantined. WSHS: 1 student positive / 0 staff positive / 9 students quarantined. Total: 16 positive / 99 quarantined.
Good afternoon. Here’s the latest WSSD51 COVID-19 update as of today: WSPS: 16 students positive / 2 staff positive / 143 students quarantined. WSMS: 2 students positive / 0 staff positive / 9 students quarantined. WSHS: 3 students positive / 0 staff positive / 10 students quarantined. Totals: 23 positive cases / 163 students quarantined. Sending "get well" thoughts to all who are sick and "stay well" wishes to those who are quarantined, so that all of you can get back to school soon. We miss you terribly!
Blood Drive at WSHS tomorrow from 9am-2pm...All donors will receive a $20 eGift card & a T-shirt! Our community is experiencing a severe blood shortage that could last for several weeks if we don't take immediate action. Hospital partners are seeing higher need for blood as the number of previously deferred surgeries increases and trauma cases climb to historical highs. The community's blood supply is only as strong as the community who supports it. Your donation matters always, especially during a time like this. Make an appointment to donate today! Click the link below to make an appointment NOW: https://donate.thebloodconnection.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/177353 Fill Out Your Online Health History Questionnaire Must be filled out the same day as your appointment.
Need a COVID test? Come to Ware Shoals High School before 2PM today to receive a PCR test (not a rapid test). DHEC is providing this drive-through testing clinic for our district and community.
Attention SENIORS and PARENTS, senior yearbook recognition ad forms were mailed out this week. Please check your mailbox for the flyer. Recognition ads will be sold until December 10, 2021. Use this link to purchase and design your senior recognition ad. www.jostens.com/yearbookads Please email Mrs. Guess if you have questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
COVID TESTING is planned for Monday, August 30th, 2021 in front of the Ware Shoals High School between 9am-2pm. Please click on the QR code to register for testing. You can also register at https://covidtest.dhec.sc.gov/en-US/.
A free COVID-19 vaccine clinic is today from 2-5PM in the WS Community Library. Self Regional Healthcare will provide the FDA approved Pfizer vaccine for ages 12 and up. No pre-registration is required. Ages 12-15 require parent/guardian consent. 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 certificate!
WSSD51 is offering drive-through COVID testing today until 2PM in front of Ware Shoals High School. Carolina Health Centers is administering a PCR test, which is not a rapid test. Results will be returned in 2-3 days.
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!