All Things Fisher Family

PJFMS Weekly Parent & Student Newsletter 9/7-9/10/2021

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Battle of the Books/Book Club Interest Meeting 9/8/21 @ 7:45 in Media Center

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E.D.G.E. Monthly Luncheons

One of the super cool programs we offer to our young ladies at Fisher MS is the E.D.G.E. Luncheon program. We are looking for women in the Upstate who would be interested in coming to our school during our lunch periods and talking with our future leading ladies about their careers, the path they took to get there as well as other insights they can share with our girls to give them the EDGE. If you or someone you know would be interested in sharing with our students please click on the link to complete the form. https://forms.gle/W2ng67t8Nnkdnj179

Important PSAT Information

The PSAT will be administered on Wednesday, October 13th. Students who were identified as “Exceeding” expectations on the SC Ready ELA and/or Math assessment may take the test for free. Students who qualify to take the test for free should have received a letter on Thursday, August 26th. All other students will need to pay $18.00 by Friday, October 1st. The registration window opens Friday, August 27th to 4pm on Monday, September 13th. Late registrations will not be accepted. Parents need to complete registration by accessing and submitting the PSAT Registration and Permission Google Form on our website. This also provides permission for your student to participate in the PSAT. Please direct any questions to Mrs. Cain.

Fisher Middle School PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports

What is PBIS?

PBIS stands for Positive Behavioral and Intervention Supports

In schools, this framework involves directly teaching students expected behaviors in the building. Expected behaviors are worded in a positive way, focusing on how students should behave, rather than what they shouldn't do. PBIS schools use rewards for students to celebrate their success.

What are the Fisher expectations:

Be Safe, Be Ready, Be Respectful

What is a Fisher Feather?

Fisher Feathers are what the teachers and staff members use to reward students who are meeting our expectations. Students can exchange their Fisher Feathers for treats every other Friday in the Fisher Feather store. If you are would like to work in the Fisher Feather store, please feel free to call the office to sign up.

Donations Needed for our store:

We are always on the lookout for treats/snacks/drinks/etc that will motivate our students to behave. If you would like to donate anything to the Fisher Feather store it would be greatly appreciated. You can just send it into the office with the label PBIS and our front office staff will get it to where it needs to go.

Want to be a PJFMS Parent Volunteer?

Please click this link HERE to explore your options when it comes to being a parent volunteer at Fisher Middle School. This would include in-school opportunities such as Field & STEAM Day and external events such as class trips or field trips.

Parent Backpack

Parents are strongly encouraged to create a Backpack account for their children. Greenville County Schools uses Backpack to provide parents with the most recent news and information about our schools. The Backpack for Parents account also provides parents, guardians, or contacts with a central place to sign in to:

  • View their student's information including demographics, attendance, classes, grades, lunch balances, and test scores
  • Apply or register their student to Special Focus schools and programs (Fine Arts Center, Career Centers, etc.)
  • Receive alerts and notifications regarding their students
  • View their student's school and contact information
  • Manage parent and contact information for their students

Click the link for instructions.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1VLfZzYSvD3K7q60iTRm3iaF5FL6-_CEl/view?usp=sharing

Link in Spanish: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1VN9vJP2NZuuMFuVmvTU_ft54kw_3qmmH/view?usp=sharing

8th Grade Class Trip Information-IMPORTANT!

Attention 8th Grade Students and Parents! Last chance reminder from Orange Sky Travel. If you plan on attending the 8th Grade Class Trip to St. Augustine, FL, the deadline to purchase trip insurance is September 1st.

It is important to understand that NO refunds will be issued in the event of a cancellation to those who do not purchase the trip insurance.

You can take care of this at Orange Sky Travel http://orangeskytravel.com/

CARLINE ASSISTANCE

Carline reminders:


  • If you need extra carline numbers your Firebird can get them in the office with an ID

Morning Carline



  • The RIGHT LANE is for 6th Grade cars only
  • The LEFT LANE is for 7th & 8th Grade cars only
  • If you are 7th/8th do not block the right lane in the AM so folks can get through
  • Pull all the way around when you arrive in either location so we can fit more cars in the car loop
  • Drop is only ONE lane in morning drop off (nearest the sidewalk)
  • Your child should Be Ready to unload upon arrival
  • Everyone has some place to be in the morning. Be Patient, Be Safe and Be Kind!

After School Carline



  • We begin double stacking at 2:45 or after as 2:45 is when Early Dismissal ends. Please leave a lane open for Early Dismissal families until after 2:45.
  • Upon entering the car loop pull all the way around to the stopping point... even if you see your child next to you. A supervisor will be at the stopping point
  • Carline numbers begin getting posted before 3:00PM
  • Carline numbers are posted on our boards using SAS
  • Your child MUST be watching for you. LOTS of parents are getting frustrated because the line is called to move and folks want to hold up the line waiting for their child. When it's time to go, it's time to go.
  • Your child should NOT load into your vehicle until a supervisor loads them and especially NOT when cars are still moving
  • When we stop loading and release cars, the whole group is to pass through.
  • If your child did not load you have 2 choices: 1) Go through the carline again 2) Pull into the south parking lot, park, and walk up to get your child. Holding up carline is not an option
  • We release the first wave at 3:21 and approximately every 3 minutes thereafter
  • Your child's number is already posted during this time so if they are outside it means their number has been posted (Until we call All Remaining)
  • We have discussed After School expectations for Being Ready, Being Respectful & Being Safe with our students over this first week. Please reinforce these expectations with your Firebird.
  • Finally, be reminded that we dismiss at 3:15PM. All car riders should be picked up by 3:45PM.
  • Any parent arriving at 4:00 or later will be expected to park, come to the main office, and sign your child out.


We appreciate your help!

Dress Code & Student ID Contest

Dress Code and Student ID's are items that we have paid special attention to over the course of the first several weeks. Each day over the next three weeks we are randomly doing checks of our Firebirds for both dress code and ID to see who is meeting our expectation of being READY. This week we had EVERY TEAM between 93-100% meeting expectations with multiple teams hitting 100%! That is FANTASTIC! Teams will continue competing against each other each week to see who has the highest percentage of students meeting our expectations.

Fisher Middle School Picture Day Set for September 27th

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