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Posted: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 6:00 pm

Students and teachers of Oconee County Schools will participate in a “Digital Learning Day” on Monday, Feb. 18. If the digital learning day is a success, it will be implemented as a replacement for physically attending on days when the district is closed due to inclement weather.

“Our teachers and students will work from home and our teachers have been working on developing lessons for our students,” Chief Academic Officer Claire Buck said at a Board of Education meeting on Monday. “Those lessons will be available on Feb. 11, which will give students and parents plenty of time to access it and see what it is that they will be expected to do.” Assignments will be due Feb. 22.

School districts are required to have 180 days of instruction throughout the school year. Oconee County’s digital learning day was integrated into the 2019 academic calendar and therefore will not count as an extra day in the school year.

“This is a pilot for us to determine if this is an affective way to hold instruction on an inclement weather day, so we tried to build a lot of thought into that,” added Buck. “If it truly was an inclement weather day, then there could be a loss of power, so we’ve looked at building in that window.”

Parents of OCS students should expect to see an informative email about the digital learning day sent out this week.

In other Board of Education news, Superintendant Jason Branch recommended the BOE approve AT&T for a five-year contract for services. OCS would pay $6,958 a month. The BOE will vote next week.

The following field trips are also up for a vote:

  •  North Oconee High School and Oconee County High School calculus competition field trip request to Clemson, South Carolina on April 8.
  • NOHS Family, Career and Community Leaders of America field trip to Anaheim, California, June 30 through July 4.

For more stories, see the Feb. 7 edition of The Oconee Enterprise, on sale now at convenience stores and grocery stores and newspaper boxes throughout Oconee County. To subscribe, go to oconeeenterprise.com or call (706) 769-5175.

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