Fast Facts

West-Oak Middle School (WOMS) is located in the beautiful Golden Corner of South Carolina nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains with Lake Hartwell, Lake Keowee, and Lake Jocassee providing vast recreational opportunities just minutes away. Also minutes away is Clemson University with all of the educational, cultural and athletic opportunities it provides not only to its students but the community at large. Oconee County has also become a favored retirement community for senior citizens from all over our country many of whom have donated hours of their time volunteering in our school system.

Inclement Weather Policy

When there is a potential of hazardous driving conditions, administrators will visually check road conditions in each attendance area. Officials may also consult Oconee County Emergency Management and law enforcement to assess driving conditions. Any decision to delay or cancel school will be made by 5:30 a.m. Announcements of a decision to delay or cancel school will be made between 5:30 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. through the following outlets:

  • SDOC and school websites (immediate posting with up to date information)

  • One Call Now calling system (messages delivered to parents & staff via phone, email or text)

  • Local radio (WGOG–101.7FM, The Lake 94.1 or 1150AM, WCCP-105.5FM)

  • Local TV (WYFF-4, WSPA-7, WHNS-21)

  • Twitter @OconeeSC_school

  • Facebook – School District of Oconee County

As a county school district with several district wide programs (adult education, Hamilton Career Center, etc.), it is best for the operation of the district to delay or cancel school for all locations even if inclement weather is only affecting parts of the county. The three possible announcements for inclement weather are listed below.

Announcement

Explanation

Schools Closed

No students should report to school. A make-up day will be scheduled.

2-Hour Delay

All schools will open two hours later than normal. Buses will also run two hours later than normal. Morning PIP (pre-school intervention) classes will not meet.

Afternoon & Evening

Activities Canceled

Practices, games, concerts or any other evening activities are cancelled.