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Who's ready to go BACK TO SCHOOL?!? School for Kindergarten - 8th Grade starts Monday, August 21st at 8am! Monday, August 21st and Tuesday, August 22nd are half days with an early dismissal at 11:30am (Kindergarten - 8th Grade Only). High School begins on Wednesday, August 23rd. The 2017-2018 School Calendar can be found on the RCCA Website under the Parents Section:

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Happy Friday Morning! I hope everyone has had a great week and looking forward to a relaxing weekend. I know we have needed all of this rain; but, I really wish it would slow a bit... I am starting to dread when I mow my lawn; it has grown so much due to all of the rain! In School Board matters, we met for our first meeting of the year on Monday evening (the 7th) and had a relatively short house keeping agenda. Where most of my updates come from are our from our Facilities Committee, upon which I also sit, whereby which tackled a fairly large agenda. Leading off, we received an update from First Floor representative, Robbie Ferris, who as many may know told those present that Ten Oaks Middle had received its Certificate of Occupancy and all is moving forward for student occupancy on August 23. He also stated that the Inspections for St. James Intermediate and Socastee Elementary would be held on August 10 (received word that St. James will receive its C/O today - 8/11; and Socastee Elementary will receive theirs early/mid next week after providing a few minor items to OSF). Though the time is short, staff has assured the Board the new schools will be ready for students by the first day of classes. I visited Ten Oaks on Tuesday of this week, it looks very impressive!!! I have attached a couple of pictures to this post. Lastly, it was questioned about where we stood on the construction budget? We are still UNDER the approved budget at this point! In other business from Monday evening, still concentrating on our Facilties Commitee Meeting, we discussed what we might do with the old Transportation Building in Conway. We have decided to evaluate whether it has resale value before proceeding further. Along similar lines, we decided to proceeded to move forward with the highest acceptable bid received for the Loris Education Building as the building has been costing the District money to maintain and will cost substantial funds to renovate for any future use. Afterwards, discussion shifted to the renovation and reuse of the current Myrtle Beach Middle School facility which will be converted into the new Myrtle Beach Intermediate School following the completion of the new middle school facility. Though the project has not yet been fully funded, our Facilities Department described how certain additional repairs and equipment upgrades could add approximately twenty years of useful life to the facility at a reduced expense as the items that could be addressed during the conversion are nearing the end of their current useful life cycle and would likely need replacement or repair within five to ten years after the conversion with the additional expense of ceiling tile removal and other costly difficulties that might actually result in having to re-do some of the items improved in the conversion. This conversation led our Committee to ask the Facilities Department to assemble a list of needs for the District so we can see where we need to concentrate our next level of unfunded expenditures as we move past our current building program. I foresee this conversion being funded as well as improvements in the Conway attendance area and several other areas of immediate need. We are likely several years away from another major building program but the list certainly has the potential for helping formulate short term and long term renovation versus building goals. I look forward to seeing this report being delivered and how we as a Committee and a Board work together to solve the challenges we face as an ever growing District. In Board Meeting matters, we mostly took care of general housekeeping matters by discussing our annual schedule, making any appointments to advisory boards not previously made before the end of last school year, and received several administrative reports, the most informative one being that overall, student discipline was down last year, which was good to hear. The Board, however, did ask for a breakdown of the report such as to understand what types of matters were being reported and within those groups how many were repeat offenders versus first time offenders. This break down would certainly help me both as a Board Member and as a parent understand whether the offenses are those I should be concerned for my child's safety or simply administrative offenses (such as tardies) that only affect the offending student. We want to have a safe environment for all students and the best way that we can know that these reduced numbers are making steps in the right direction is getting the breakdown showing that the individual schools are having across the board reductions in all offenses with less repeat offenses. I urge parents and students alike to communicate any issues encountered at school and download the HCS app which also has the Bully Reporting Tool that also sends a copy of the report to the District Office for follow-up with the school that was the subject of the report. The app allows for anonymous reporting and for the attachment of photos and/or videos - it can be a very effective tool for handling improper behavior, particularly when the person that would be making the report fears repercussion by making a face-to-face report. I have seen the successes of this app in other districts but it can only work to the extent it is used. Lastly, I want to remind everyone of the upcoming OPEN HOUSE at Ten Oaks Middle School that will be integrated into the Wednesday, August 16, 2017, (6:00 PM) Carolina Forest Civic Association Meeting. I, along with Principal Benjamin Prince and, I anticipate some of our colleagues from the school and the Board, look forward to showcasing the newest middle school in our district. Please make plans to attend! I pray the remainder of your summer is safe and you can have an opportunity to drop by on the 16th, otherwise, please try to safely view the solar eclipse on the 21st! Blessings - Ray

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