Back To School: What You Should Know

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Back to School! Here Are Some Things You Should Know:
 
It’s that time, when parents breathe a sigh of relief and kids breathe a sigh of sadness that summer has come to an end. School will be back in session in just over one week. Horry and Georgetown schools return to their education is mid-August, allowing students to settle in with new teachers and classes before waving goodbye to summer over their labor Day weekend vacation.
 
Here at RE/MAX Southern Shores, we have been having a busy summer! We recently had our BEST sales day with a record number of 41 closings and $216,775.34 in commissions received by our agents. More and more people want to move to Myrtle Beach! As mentioned in our previous blog posts, it is not hard to see why! We have so many benefits, amenities, and our schools maintain that competitive edge!
 
If you’re considering relocating, finances and education opportunities can leave a big question mark. That is why it is always important to ask the experts! Our agents do not just sell houses, they help educate our buyers on the benefits of our area and can give AMAZING insight on our local attractions, school systems, and so much more! Let’s not forget that some of our agents are Super Parents too!
 
As kids begin to board buses back to school, it is important to know that you are as prepared as possible for the upcoming school year. Whether that is taking care of lunch money, school supplies, or knowing the best way to avoid traffic.
 
Here are a few things Horry County Schools have listed as what YOU need to know for #HCSBack2School!
 
-Purchase school supplies! Eliminate guesswork by checking your child’s school supply list BEFORE shopping.
-Attend Open Houses & Meet and Greets. HCS staff are excited to meet their new students and parents. Visit the open house listing page for a complete list of schools, dates, and times.
-Make sure immunizations are up to date. South Carolina law states that children attending school MUST BE vaccinated. Click here for the full list of required immunizations.
-If your child plays sports, don’t forget their physicals! Per South Carolina High School League rules, pre-participation physicals are valid from April 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020. Click here for more information.
-Visit the HCS Transportation page for all you need to know about bus routes, rules, and regulations
-Keep the HCS calendar and School start-end times handy in case of emergency!
-Plan clothes shopping accordingly. Make sure you keep the HCS Dress Code in mind
-Know the school lunch plans. Community Eligibility Provision schools can be found here: CEP program page OR find out if you are eligible for free or reduced price meals here. School lunch menus can be found at this link.
-Sign up for MyPaymentsPlus. MyPaymentsPlus offers a secure and convenient online payment service, allowing parents an easy option to make payments and keep receipts for school-related expenses, for everything from activity fees, field trips, to yearbooks. Click here to log in, update or create an account today.
-Download the HCS app to stay connected!
 
For more information about Horry County Schools, visit horrycountyschools.net– our source for the above information!
 
Horry County Schools is not the only source for new Back To School updates. MyrtleBeachOnline also had a few tips to share when it came to Back To School preparedness:
 
 
-School Security: This will be the first year that armed guards will be in every school in the district.
-Traffic: As of Wednesday August, 21 buses will be out in full force! Remember, if you are behind a stopped bus, you cannot pass. IT’S THE LAW.
-New Schools: All the new schools are finally complete and district officials say 4,200 students will attend all five energy-positive schools as Socastee Middle School opens for the first time. It was the last of the five new schools to be complete.
-Enrollment: District officials are projecting an increase of 848 over last year’s 45-day enrollment of 44,060 to make the new total 44,908.
-River Oaks: 5th Graders at River Oaks Elementary WILL START THE YEAR at Ocean Bay Middle. There is no date in mind of when they will return to River Oaks.
 
For more information about these new changes and updates, visit MyrtleBeachOnline.
 
If you’re ready to make Myrtle Beach your home or make your next local move, give us a call and chat with one of our agents at the number one real estate company in Horry and Georgetown counties since 2012. Learn why “nobody sells more real estate than RE/MAX”!