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Student Flu Vaccine Flu Vaccine Clinic

The Flu Clinic for students will be held at their school on November 14, 2018

Please visit the site listed below to complete an online consent for the Flu Vaccination

http://www.scdhec.gov/slvcconsent

 

The validation codes are as follows:

 

Kelly Edwards Elementary: 10629007

Williston-Elko Middle: 10629008

Williston-Elko High: 10629006

Williston School District October Newsletter Newsletter jpg

Please click here to see the most recent Williston School District Newsletter

District Newsletter District Newsletter

Please click here to see the most recent Williston School District Newsletter

Weather Update Weather Update

Based on weather concerns with Hurricane Michael, Barnwell School District 45, Blackville School District 19, and Williston School District 29 will dismiss early according to their early release schedules on Wednesday, October 10, 2018.  With current weather forecasts, Barnwell School District 45, Blackville School District 19, and Williston School District 29 also plan to close on Thursday, October 11th, for students and employees. District officials will continue to monitor weather conditions throughout the day Wednesday, working with local and state emergency management officials. Should conditions improve, schools could reopen Thursday on a normal or delayed schedule.

Families will receive any updates on the status of school for Thursday, October 11th through local media, district and school websites, social media, and other district communications.

Barnwell 45 – Primary and elementary schools will dismiss at 12:45pm.  Middle and high schools will dismiss at 1:15pm.

Blackville 19 – All schools will dismiss at 12pm.

Williston 29 – Elementary school will dismiss at 12:30pm.  Middle and high schools will dismiss at 12:45pm.

As always, we would like to extend gratitude to our county’s Emergency Management officials and thank them for all they do to prepare us for emergency situations like this. Our priority is the safety of our students and families, and we encourage everyone to take measures to prepare for the potential impact of this storm.

Flu Clinic Coming Flu Vaccine Clinic

More information on dates will arrive soon.

Stay tuned!

Williston School District 29 Construction Bid "Update of new bid date November 29th" Request for Bid

Please click here to see the Request For Bid for renovations to Kelly Edwards Elementary School and Williston-Elko High School.

 

Attached is the RFP for Special Inspection Services.

 

"Update of new bid date November 29th"

Williston School District September Newsletter Newsletter jpg

Please Click here to see Williston School District 29 September Newsletter

Williston School District 29 Safety Measures Safety Letter

Safety Letter

Williston School District Newsletter Newsletter Photo

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School Open On Monday, September 17 School Back in Session

In the latest updates from Hurricane Florence, county emergency officials are expecting rain and minimum winds. Barnwell School District 45, Barnwell School District 19, and Barnwell School District 29 will be operating at normal schedule beginning Monday, September 17th. We appreciate Emergency Management Officials working with us to make the best possible decisions regarding school operations. The safety of our students, staff, and families is our priority.

Schools Closed Due To Severe Weather School Closing

Based on future storm projections and in an abundance of caution, all Barnwell County schools including Barnwell 45, Barnwell 19, and Williston 29, will be closed for the remainder of the week.  All extracurricular activities, including football games and practices, are also cancelled.  A shelter will be opened tomorrow at 10:00 am at Barnwell Elementary School at 10524 Marlboro Avenue, Barnwell, SC.  Thank you.

Support Early Literacy at Home: A Parents' Guide Early Literacy

 

 

The South Carolina Department of Education has provided an online resource designed to provide information for parents and caregivers so that they can support their children’s early literacy development. The guide provides information and strategies that will equip parents and caregivers with tools to support children from birth through the beginning years of school.

The guide does not require a login, and the link can be added to the webpages hosted by districts, schools, and professional organizations. Please refer to the attached memorandum for a link to this resource guide.

Click Here to be redirected to this resource

 

Adult Education Information Adult Education photo

Adult Education Information  Please click here to see flyer.

Dr. Marcella Heyward and the WSD29 School Board of Trustees welcome students and staff back to school Photo of Dr. Marcella Heyward and the WSD29 Board of Trustees

Dr. Marcella Heyward and the WSD29 School Board of Trustees would like to welcome students and staff to the 2018-2019 school year.

We are looking forward to a very successful and prosperous school year.

#WELead #StandUp4SCPublicSchools

Promise Zone Scholarship Opportunities Promize Zone Scholarship Opportunity

Scholarship Opportunity is available for recent graduates in all Barnwell County School Districts and many surrounding districts.  

New Student Enrollment (updated) New Student Enrollment

NEW INFORMATION

(Please Watch the Tutorial First)

Enrollment tutorial for new students and currently enrolled students

We have a new online enrollment form for NEW students that will be enrolling at Williston School District 29 for the 2018-2019 school year.

Please click here to be carried to that link  The District Code for that form is WSD29.

NOTE: This is for NEW enrollees only. 

 

If your student has been or is currently enrolled at Williston School District 29, you will create an account or log into Parent portal here

to complete the eCollect forms. The district code for Parent Portal is SMTP

We will also have information at registration to update your information in PowerSchool for already enrolled students.

 

 

5th Annual Back to School Bash Back to School Bash

Back to School Bash Image

July 4th Holiday July 4th Photo

The District Office will be closed Wednesday, July 4th, 2018 through July 6th, 2018 to celebrate Independence Day.

Community Biscuit and Coffee Drop-In Dr.  Marcella Heyward Photo

Williston School District will be hosting a community Biscuit and Coffee Breakfast (Drop-In) with the new Superintendent, Dr. Marcella Heyward.

on Wednesday June 27, 2018 from 8:30am -10:am at the district office.

We invite and welcome all community members to come out and meet our new Superintendent.

Williston School District is taking Bids for New Phone System RFP for New Communications System

Please click on the links below for information on the bidding process for K-12 Communication System

 

Williston School District Invitation for Bid on Phone System

Request for Proposal for Williston Elko Phone System

The Summer Feeding Program Summer Food Program

Summer Food program is as follows:

June 11-July 31

Breakfast hours- 7:30 am -9:00 am

Lunch hours, 10:30 am - 1:00 pm, free to all children 18 and under.

Call Me Mister Program Call me Mister Photo

Call Me MISTER's goal is to attract more minority men to teaching

Click here to learn more.

Williston School District 29 Welcomes New Superintendent Superintendent Dr. Marcella Heyward

 

The Williston School District 29 Board of Trustees voted to select Dr. Marcella Heyward as the

school district's next Superintendent.  Dr. Heyward will assume the duties of Superintendent on July 1, 2018.

Dr. Heyward currently serves as the Chief Instructional Officer for Lexington School District Two. 

She received her Doctorate of Education degree from South Carolina State University. 

Prior to becoming the Chief Instructional Officer in Lexington Two, she served as

Director of Elementary Education,  principal, assistant principal, teacher specialist

with the South Carolina Department of  Education and a classroom teacher.  

Dr. Heyward stated, "Together, we will celebrate the many successes of the district and work

diligently to advance Williston School District 29 as the district to watch across the state and beyond."

 

 

WEMS Middle School Tag Students participate in Rubik's Cube Competition Rubik's Cube

Safety Announcment Important Announcement

Please click here for Announcment in regard to an allegation of a threat made at Williston Elko Middle School yesterday, March 12, 2018

Child Find Explanation of Child Find

Child Find will be held Wednesday February 14, 2018 at Kelly Edwards Elementary School from 12:pm to 4pm or Friday, Feburary 16, 2018 from 9am to 1pm. See attached

Child Find PDF

Survey for Superintendent Search Survey Photo

Attached is a Superintendent Search survey that Williston School District 29 would like all stakeholders (community, staff, teachers, students, and administrators) to participate in.  Your input is important to us.  Results will be reported to the School Board on February 20, so please take a moment to participate in this 3 question survey prior to February 7, 2018.  There will also be paper copies at the school.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Williston29Survey

Flu Season (A guide for parents) Flu emoji

 

 

The Flu: A Guide for Parents Flu Information Influenza (also known as flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose,

https://www.cdc.gov/flu/pdf/freeresources/family/flu-guide-for-parents-2017.pdf

 

Why the Flu Infects Mostly in Winter: 

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/99228.php