Make Up Days for Hurricane Matthew letter from Ms O'Nan


Eight days of classes were cancelled during the Hurricane Matthew evacuation and during the return of evacuees and restoration of services to schools.  Those eight days were in addition to one day missed previously during Tropical Storm Hermine – a total of nine days from the school district’s first semester.


Because of state laws covering minimum instructional time, we must find a way to restore four days to first semester so that students can meet their course requirements.  After discussions Tuesday night with the Board of Education and Wednesday morning with school principals, it was determined that the best way to do that was to make December 19-21 full instructional days with all schools operating on normal schedules, and December 22 a half day. 


That will restore four days to our calendar.  The Beaufort County Board of Education last night approved a waiver for three days, and we will ask the State Board of Education to waive one day, covering the eight days of lost instructional time. 

The first quarter will end Friday, October 21st and report cards will go home next Friday, October 28th.  Final exams will run through Dec 21st with make up exams on Dec 22nd.  Please let me know if you have questions.


Elizabeth “Amanda” O’Nan, Principal

Hilton Head Island High School

70 Wilborn Road

Hilton Head, SC 29926

843.689.4800 (School)

843.689.4805 (Office)

843.689.4947 (Fax)