Knighthawk Family News

Pleasant Knoll Middle School - March Edition

Message from Mrs. Hustedt

Knighthawk Families,


I cannot believe Spring Break is already here! Everyone deserves a relaxing and fun week. I want to thank all of our students, teachers, and parents for making the transition to 5 days as smooth as possible. Our students are doing a fantastic job following our new guidelines, and it is so nice connecting with our students every day.


The 3rd quarter will end the week after Spring Break. Please see below for a few reminders as April 16th approaches.


- Parent Portal: Please encourage your child to check PowerSchool to review his or her grades and complete any missing assignments. If you have any questions, please reach out to our teachers or counselors.

- Spring Sporting Events: Please make sure to purchase tickets prior to the game or meet. You can purchase tickets on https://gofan.co/search

- Cell Phone Policy: Cell phones may be brought to school and used before or after school to

communicate with parents. They must be turned off and placed in the student’s locker from 7:40 AM until 3:10 PM. Students may use our front office phone if they need to communicate with a parent during the school day.

- Tardies: Students are marked tardy if not in their seats at 8:10 AM. All car riders must enter the building by 8:08 AM.


Again, we are so grateful to have a supportive PKMS community. Together we act as a team to provide the best middle school experience for all of our students.


We are thoughtful. We are empowered. We are connected. We are PLEASANT KNOLL!


Go Knighthawks,

Cori Hustedt, Principal

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COVID Protocols

Close contacts = a person within 6 feet for more than 15 minutes without desk shields, or a person within 3 feet with desk shields for more than 15 minutes.


Please click here to complete the district COVID form if your child is getting tested, having symptoms, or has been exposed to a positive case.


Returning to Sports following Quarantine:

Athletes no longer have to sit out of athletics for 14 days due to exposure. When athletes are allowed to return to the classroom, they may also return to the field.


The most current Coronavirus Information can be found on the Fort Mill School District Web Page which includes any updates from DHEC.

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Nurse News

ATTENTION: 6th GRADE STUDENTS AND PARENTS

Please make an appointment for your child to update their Tdap vaccination before next school year. ALL seventh graders (including virtual students) will be REQIIRED to get the Tdap vaccine to protect them against whooping cough (pertussis). One (1) dose of Tdap vaccine (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis) administered on or after the 7th birthday will be required for all seventh graders. It is strongly recommended that adolescents who have not yet received a dose of Tdap vaccine be immunized in advance of this requirement. Students who are not up to date with their Tdap vaccination may not be allowed to attend school. For more information, please visit www.scdhec.gov/health/vaccinations

Please send a copy of the immunization record to the school nurse with the updated vaccination information.

PKMS Band

PKMS Band: Knighthawk Notes

Our students have now adjusted to larger class sizes while staying safe and healthy in Band! Please remember to use our “Google Classroom” website throughout the year for class resources, reminders, updates, and to monitor your students’ progress (along with Parent Portal). Google registration info is located on Mr. Sanders’ teacher page via the PKMS website.

Assignment submission reminders:

All electronic assignments must be submitted via Google Classroom (not via email, hardcopy, or a shared eDocument). Also, please ensure all scanned documents/photos of assignments are legible before uploading them to Google Classroom (set the sheet on a table when taking pictures).

Thanks for supporting PKMS Band, stay safe, and have a great day!

April Reminders:

ALL 7th grade & 8th grade Band students

April Practice log

Due on Google Classroom (not via email or hard copy)

Tuesday, April 27th

*Please keep track of assignments and feedback comments on Parent Portal and Google Classroom.

Bus Transportation

If you need to make a change for your student to begin riding the bus, you must complete the bus transportation form by clicking here. Due to Covid restrictions, all students must be added to a bus roster in order to ride the bus. Transportation will follow up to let you know that your child is approved to begin riding once the form has been completed.
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PKMS Spring Sports

We are excited to begin our spring sports' seasons in March! Please check our PKMS Athletic web site for details. Click here and then select your specific sport.
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SAVE Your Lids!!

We are collecting lids for Miracle Park in Rock Hill. Every 400 lbs. of lids recycled will provide 1 bench for the park! Please drop off your lids (see list below) in the PKMS front foyer. Collection through April 27th.
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Buy Your PKMS Yearbook!

Click here to order your PKMS Yearbook!

FMVA Resources

FMVA Director: Dr. Emily McQuay


For information and recent messages from the FMVA leadership:
Visit and follow the FMVA Facebook Page

For other questions:
Please include your child(ren)'s name(s) and zoned school name(s) and email: fmva@fortmillschools.org or call: (803) 548-1929.

PKMS Athletic Booster Club

Check out our Facebook page to stay up-to-date with Knighthawk athletics. www.facebook.com/PKMSAthleticBoosters


PKMS ABC President,

Rhett Eckhardt

PKMS Teacher Appreciation GIft Card Donations

PTO is in need of gift card donations for Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week in May! It is our goal to surprise every staff member with a $10 gift card from local stores and restaurants as well as hold raffles for larger prizes throughout the week to thank our amazing PKMS staff for all of their hard work and care during this extremely challenging school year. Gift cards may be dropped off to Mrs. Zeppelin in the front office in an envelope marked "ATTN: PTO". THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0448aba822a7fa7-pkms3

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Administration and Counselor Assignments

Assistant Principals

Mr. McCallum - 8th Grade and 7th Grade C and B Hallway Students

Mr. Janowicz - 6th Grade, 7th Grade A, and Virtual Students.


Guidance Counselors:

A - G - Carol Eaker: eakerc@fortmillschools.org

H - N - Allison Davis: davisak@fortmillschools.org

O - Z - Margaret Causey: causeym@fortmillschools.org

PKMS Counselors' Corner: https://sites.google.com/fmsdmail.org/pkmscounselorwebsite/home

Parent Communication

We would like to keep all of our parents informed of upcoming events, classroom news, and school news. Please use the PKMS website, http://pkms.fortmillschools.org/. It should be a primary source of communication for our families. Please also use our Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram pages for information as well.


Twitter - @PK_Knighthawks

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/PKMSKnighthawks/

Instagram - pleasantknollmiddleschool

ITEM DROP-OFFS ARE NOT PERMITTED

Per FMSD Policy, no items may be dropped off for students at the front office. This includes lunches, homework, athletic and band equipment. We appreciate your understanding and assistance with this.