PHS News

Dear Blue Flame Parents & Students,                                                          

We look forward to the 2021-2022 school year beginning on Tuesday, August 3!

In addition to updating your student information on the Back to School Gateway site (see email from SDPC from earlier today), you will be asked to pay fees (class, tech it home, etc…) on-line at MySchoolBucks ( 

A 3.75% convenience fee will no longer be added to the total cost at checkout. The fee is included in the price of the item and will be absorbed by the School District of Pickens County. 

Mandatory Fees:

  • PHS 21-22 Class Fee -$6.00
  • PHS 21-22 Technology Fee - $20.00

**If your student has not returned items, such as textbook(s), JROTC item(s), library book(s), novel(s), athletic uniform(s), etc. from the 2020-2021 school year, your student will need to clear this debt before picking up their class schedule. 

Our goal is to make this process as efficient and parent-student friendly as possible. Please do not hesitate to email Pickens High School Bookkeeper, Mrs. Underwood, at or call her 397-3600, ext. 3602 for questions about MySchool Bucks or debts between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. [Monday through Thursday].

Student Schedule Distribution (in Person)Student schedules will be distributed following the schedule below.  Please only come during the times listed for your grade level and during the accompanying time:

Monday, July 26

Seniors – 9:00 – 11:00

Sophomores – 1:00 – 3:00

Tuesday, July 27

Juniors – 9:00 – 11:00

Make-up 10th – 12th Grade – 1:00 – 3:00

Thursday, July 29

Freshmen – 1:00 – 3:00

Students will park in the student parking lot and report to the Media Center via the door nearest the Student Parking Lot to pick up their schedule.  Schedule changes will NOT be made at this time.  Questions regarding schedule changes should be directed to your grade level counselor.  

Freshmen and New Students to Pickens High: After you pick up your schedule on Thursday, July 29, you are welcome to walk through the building to see where your classes are.  This is intended for new students to become acquainted with the building before school begins on August 3rd.  

2021-2022 Regular Bell Schedule:  Click HERE for the regular bell schedule for next school year. 

More information will be sent in the upcoming weeks, but we wanted to provide you with some preliminary information about registration and class schedule pick-up.  Enjoy the rest of your summer break and we look forward to seeing you in a few weeks!   

Have a great Blue Flame Day!