Union County's Radio Station
Schedule for today:
6-9 a.m.--Union County's Morning Show with Daniel Prince
9-10 a.m.—Union Pennzoil Kwik Lube Hour
10-10:45 a.m.—Union County's Morning Show with Daniel Prince
10:45-11 a.m.--Swap N Shop
11-noon—The Gospel Show with Daniel Prince
Noon-1 p.m.--Noon Report with Mike Stevens
1-5 p.m.--Today's best country and some hits from yesterday
5-5:30 p.m.--Union Pennzoil Kwik Lube Top 5 at 5
5:30-6 p.m.--5:30 News Report
6-8 p.m.--Sports Talk with Phil Kornblut
8 p.m.-6 a.m.--Today's best country and some hits from yesterday
Louise Littlejohn Eison is our Friday birthday winner!
Larry and Deborah Eison Glenn are our Friday anniversary winners! Happy 40th anniversary!
Our anniversary prize is back! Call in your anniversary to 427-2411 and be entered to win dinner for two at Buffalo Seafood House. They will give you two chicken strip plates with drinks!
In light of the Governor’s new executive order we have made the decision to open up the tennis courts, on the Union County High School campus, to the public. As the Governor’s executive order states, we ask that citizens practice social distancing when using the courts. Due to the South Carolina High School League restrictions on sports, all fields at all UCSD schools will remain closed until further notice. Thank you for your help in keeping our community safe.
GOVERNOR, STATE SUPERINTENDENT ANNOUNCE SCHOOLS WILL BE CLOSED FOR THE REST OF THE SCHOOL YEAR
At a press conference this morning, Governor Henry McMaster and State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman announced that schools will remain closed for the rest of the school year. He said the decision was made after consultation with numerous people, from parents, teachers, school and district administrators, and health experts.
Spearman said both she and the governor want to see graduation happen for seniors, and she has seen some innovative ideas from districts on how to make that happen. The school districts will announce their plans for graduation in coming weeks.
She said school districts will be given flexibility in how to operate in the final couple weeks of school to be able to get school materials back from students and give the students their personal possessions. She also mentioned the possibility of holding some parent-teacher conferences and assessments, but that would be up to the districts and the parents.
Spearman noted that over five million meals have been prepared and delivered since schools first closed, and that meal service will continue.
Spearman announced a task force to begin meeting and planning for summer enrichment camps and the upcoming school year, as well as how to reopen the schools safely in August.
--4-year-old and 5-year-old kindergarten registration has been postponed until June 16 and June 18.
--All Union County School District fields are closed to the public. Also, in cooperation with the County, the tennis courts at Union County High School are closed in an effort to follow Governor McMaster’s orders. These fields and courts will remain closed until further notice. Thank you for your help in keeping our community safe.
--In order to continue serving the children of Union County and better protect everyone, UCSD Food and Nutrition Services will be changing their current pick up and delivery schedule for providing meals for breakfast and lunch for all children ages 18 and under (and special needs adults up to age 21).
On Thursday, April 2, each child will receive two (2) breakfasts and two (2) lunches (1 each for Thursday and Friday).
Starting on Monday, April 6, please note the following changes:
Monday, April 6, 2020: Meals picked up and delivered by bus will be for three days (Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday) for a total of three (3) breakfasts and three (3) lunches.
Thursday, April 9, 2020: Meals picked up and delivered by bus will be for two days (Thursday and Friday) for a total of two (2) breakfasts and two (2) lunches.
This new Monday and Thursday schedule will be in effect until further notice.
Just as a reminder per USDA regulations, children must be visibly present in order to receive meals.
drive-thru and pick-up service (11:30 AM - 1:00 PM) will be available at all
school locations, and meals delivered on bus routes
--Standardized Testing Updates for Spring 2020
The U.S. Department of Education has approved our state’s request to suspend testing in South Carolina schools as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
South Carolina will not administer any of the following assessments Spring 2020:
The South Carolina Department of Education is working closely with the vendors of college entrance, college credit, and workforce readiness assessments to explore innovative approaches, such as testing online. To the extent possible, districts may administer these assessments to students who may need them for post-secondary or employment aspirations. These assessments include Advanced Placement (AP), SAT, ACT, and WIN Ready to Work. Should these assessments be able to be administered, they will continue to be paid for by the state.
Grading Updates for Spring 2020
Union County School District stands firm on supporting our families during this horrific time. We are committed to extending grace before grades, relationships before rigor, patience before programs, and love before lessons.
Students will also receive grades for the work they have completed and on-going feedback from their teachers. For students completing paper copies of assignments, there will be a delay in receiving grades to ensure the safety and well-being of our teachers.
For students enrolled in credit bearing courses for a high school diploma, grades will continue to be entered into PowerSchool during the COVID-19 extended school closure. At this time, the District is still determining the appropriate grading percentages for the work these students are completing; therefore, adjustments may be made to category weights in PowerSchool prior to the end of the school year.
Teachers will continue to meet accommodations for students outlined in individual student's IEPs and 504 plans.
In Union County, our mission is "Students First!" We will work with all families to ensure all students are successful. Schools will provide additional support for students who do not have internet accessibility, extenuating circumstances, or prolonged illness during this time.
For parents with additional questions, please contact the Office of Instruction at 864-429-1740 for more information.
--Jonesville Town Hall has snack bags for kids while out of school. They had planned to give them for lunches, but since the school district is delivering, they can be picked up for an additional snack or an evening meal. They can pick up at the town hall.
--USC Union (and all USC System institutions) will deliver instruction via online, remote, or alternative learning strategies for the rest of the semester. Traditional May commencement ceremonies will be postponed. The USC System is committed to and are actively exploring options for rescheduled, in-person ceremonies when it is safe to host them and will be planning experiences for graduates to celebrate their achievements.
--Beginning Monday, March 23, 2020, all Union County facilities will be closed to the general public. All school and District Offices will have a minimum number of employees staffing the office. The phones will be manned from 10am until 2pm Monday through Thursday. Next week we will continue feeding ALL children (18 and under) on both the bus routes and thru pick up service at each school. Bus routes will still be from 11am until 1pm and the pickup service will be 11:30am until 1pm Monday through Friday.
--Union County School District's Fine Arts Night has been postponed
--Bus drivers will drive bus routes between 11-1 and stop at routes to allow cafeteria workers and classroom assistants to hand out lunches to all children 18 and younger. Meals can also be picked up at the schools between 11:30-1 at the bus loop in front of the school at Foster Park, Monarch, Buffalo, Jonesville, and Sims, and in front of the school at Union County High School
Free Wifi is also available in our area. Charter/Spectrum are
also turning on all local WiFi Hotspots for use by everyone. Please see list
below. Instructions and information can be found by visiting: https://www.spectrum.com/free-wifi-hotspots/south-carolina/union-county.
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