4 snow days waived for county students

COUNTY — Pickens County students will not be required to make up all six days they missed this year because of inclement weather.

At its March 28 meeting, the school board approved superintendent Henry Hunt’s recommendation to waive four days.

Students will make up one day on Monday, April 25 as originally scheduled. Earlier in March, they made up one of the six days.

“The April date was originally scheduled as an inclement weather day,” said Hunt. “By attending on April 25, students will have an additional instructional day before state-wide testing.

Adjustments have also been made to scheduled half days. Students will attend half days on May 31, June 1, and June 2. The final day for students will be the half day on June 2.

All teachers will work on Friday, June 3. High school teachers will also work on Saturday, June 4.
Seniors will take exams Monday, May 23 through Thursday, May 26. Underclassmen will take exams Friday, May 27 through Thursday, June 2.

Graduation ceremonies for all four high schools will take place at Littlejohn Coliseum on Friday, June 3 — Liberty High School at 10 a.m.; Daniel High School at 1 p.m.; Pickens High School at 4 p.m.; and Easley High School at 7 p.m.

In mid-July, officials at Littlejohn Coliseum discovered that graduation ceremonies for both Oconee and Pickens school districts had been booked on Saturday, June 4. At that time, SDPC changed its date to Friday, June 3 and posted an online revised calendar. High schools have also communicated the date change throughout the year.