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Volume 5, Issue 1

Welcome FMES Junior Jackets!!!

Greeting parents!
We are very excited to welcome you for the start of the 2019-2020 school year! We hope that your children enjoyed a summer full of play, fun with friends and several good books! The year promises to be an exciting one as students will engage in rigorous and relevant learning, explore new topics and have the opportunity to participate in many family friendly events. It is our goal to ensure that our students receive the BEST education possible. That can only be accomplished by establishing a trusting and reciprocal relationship with a child's parent/guardian. We encourage you to actively participate in your child's education by ensuring they are completing work, reading the teacher's communication/newsletters, checking teacher See-Saw and website updates and attending school wide events. Our school is a place where students should feel academically, behaviorally and socially/emotionally supported. That can only occur when all stakeholders are involved. We look forward to working with you as we continue to put Children First...EVERYDAY!

Important Information!!!

  • Kindergarten Meet the Teacher is Thursday, August 15th 7:30-9:55. Attendance times are based on the first letter of your last name.


7:30-8:15 A-I

8:20-9:05 J-P

9:10-9:55 Q-Z

***If you have twins, feel free to attend any two sessions you would like***


  • Meet the Teacher for Grades 1-5 is Thursday, August 15th from 3:00-5:00. There will be three information sessions at the following times:

3:00-3:25

3:30-3:55

4:00-4:25

4:30-5:00 Open Meet and Greet (visit a related arts teacher, another teacher you have, etc.)

***Please note that the doors will be closed at the beginning of each session***

  • The building opens at 7:05 each day and students report to class at 7:25. Students are considered tardy at 7:35.
  • All tardy students must be signed in at the front office by a parent.
  • Student dismissal begins at 2:20 and all students should be picked up no later than 2:45.
  • As a reminder, due to increased security concerns, students are not allowed to have a friend on the stage if they are eating lunch with a parent. Thank you for your understanding.
  • All mid-day transportation changes should be coordinated through our receptionist, Mr. Finch. Please email him at FinchS@fortmillschools.org and the classroom teacher with changes prior to noon.
  • There is no dismissal for students between 2:00 and 2:20 each day.
  • Student Independence Day (including Kindergarten students) is Thursday, August 22nd. This is the day that students are expected to walk to class without any parental assistance. Don't worry parents...our halls are filled with teachers and staff members and students are completely safe and will get to their classrooms safely. We promise!

Welcome our Newest Junior Jacket Staff Members!

What time does the bus come?

Use the link below to access the bus schedule. If you have questions regarding your student's bus pickup/drop off time, please contact the Transportation Department at 803-802-1998.

FMES Student Handbook

Do you have questions about dress code, attendance, car rider line, etc.? Please review the student/parent handbook below for answers and additional information.

We look forward to seeing everyone soon!!!

Jocelyn R. Young, Principal

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