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January 8 , 2018

PTO and School Improvement Council Meeting

Tuesday, Jan. 9th, 9am

GHES Media Center

Speakers: Marty McGinn, Assistant Superintendent for Personnel & Curriculum and Chad Allen, FMSD STEM Coordinator

Topic: FMSD Partnership with Discovery Tech and Full STEAM Ahead Initiative

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Notes from the Nurses

If you are unsure about when to send your child to school and when not to, here are some helpful guidelines.


If your child has a fever of 100 or above, please keep them home until they are fever free for 24 hours without Tylenol or Motrin.


If your child has been vomiting please keep them home until they stop. DO NOT send them if they have vomited during the previous 24 hours.


If your child has an open, draining wound do not send them if the wound/sore cannot be covered without leaking through bandage.


If your child has 3 or more loose stools in a 24 hour period, please keep them home until diarrhea is resolved for 24 hours.

Pink Eye:

Do not send your child if he/she has drainage from the eye that has to be continually wiped away.


This is a contagious fungal infection. Please do not send your child is the area can’t be covered with band aid or gauze. Over the counter use of antifungal cream is recommended.

Strep Throat:

Please keep child home until fever free AND 24 hours after treatment.


Please keep child home for live lice until treatment given. If nits found ¼ inch near scalp, please keep home until treated. Remove all nits daily with a nit comb. Wash bedding in hot water. Wash all combs and brushes. Re-treat for lice 7-10 days after first treatment.

We would like to ask your help in helping our students stay as healthy as possible. If your student has symptoms of the flu or having a fever of 100.0 and above we ask that you keep them home. DHEC guidelines states a temperature of 100 or higher means your student is contagious, and before sending them back to school that they be free of fever, without a fever reducing medication, for 24 hours.

Our nurse and attendance clerk are willing to work with absences on an as need basis. The teachers will support your student in the catching up phase for missed class work as well.

Let’s all do our part in promoting healthy students at GHES. Remember to wash your hands!

Lorraine Watkins, RN (watkinsl@fortmillschools.org)

Sue Eich, RN (eichs@fortmillschools.org)


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Upcoming Events

Tuesday, 1/9: PTO/SIC meeting @9am in the Media Center

Monday, 1/15: MLK holiday, no school

Thursday, 1/25: Class picture day

Saturday, 2/10: Daddy/Daughter dance from 6-8pm in the Cafeteria

Tuesday, 2/13: PTO Meeting @6:30pm

Monday, 2/19: Presidents Day, no school

Wednesday, 2/21: STEAM Career Day

Saturday, 2/24: Foundation for Fort Mill Schools Chili Cook-off

Thursday, 3/1: STEAM/Literacy Night at GHES, grades K, 2, & 4, 6-7:30pm

Friday, 3/2: PTO Donuts with Dad

Tuesday, 3/6: Spring Picture Day

Thursday, 3/8: STEAM/Literacy Nigh at GHES, grades 1, 3, & 5, 6-7:30pm

Tuesday, 3/13: PTO Meeting @6:30pm

Tuesday, 3/27: PTO spirit night at Chick-fil-a, 5:30-8pm

Friday, 3/30: Staff workday, no school

4/2 - 4/6: Spring Break

Tuesday, 4/17: PTO Meeting @6:30pm

4/19 & 4/20: Kindergarten Registration

Saturday, 4/28: PTO Carnival

5/7 - 5/11: Teacher Appreciation Week

Friday, 5/25: 1/2 day 7-11am, last day of school