All Things Fisher

Weekly Fisher Family Update 5/3-5/7/2021

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eLearning Days Set for Brick & Mortar Students

A reminder that all Fisher Middle School brick and mortar students will be in eLearning on May 7th while virtual students participate in state testing. Brick and mortar students are expected to follow their normal daily schedule and go to their Google Classrooms for information or assignments. Teachers will either have live instruction going on or pre-recorded information available as some may be assisting with testing.

2021 PJFMS Summer School

We will offer Summer School beginning Monday, June 21st. Students who have failed a core content class especially ELA and Math ARE expected to complete the summer school program. While we are inviting all Fisher students, priority will be given to students who have failed ELA and Math. Summer School will take place daily, Monday- Thursday, 8:30-12:30pm for the following weeks: June 21st, June 28th, July 12th, and July 19th. Sessions will not be held during the week of July 5th. We are asking students to commit to all four weeks of summer school. Attendance will be taken. Breakfast and lunch will be served daily.

Once you complete the Google Form, you will be sent a link to register your student for Summer School with more specific information.

https://forms.gle/bqWSYTJLcg56EpPe6

Parent Opinion Survey for South Carolina State Reporting

At the school, district, and state level your feedback is always important to us. As we ramp up for state testing one of the items that factors in to our overall profile is the parent, student, and teacher survey. This Parent Link will open up a letter that provides a link and the access code with which to complete the parent opinion survey. As a choice school, this feedback is especially important to us because we know that families will look at the feedback from others in helping decide where to send their child to middle school. Please take a moment to provide some feedback that we can use to celebrate or to grow from. Either way, thank you for your feedback and unconditional support of Fisher Middle School.

After School STEAM Workshops

Starting Tuesday, April 20 and ending Thursday, May 27, Fisher will host STEAM workshops every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30 - 4:30 pm. Each week, students will hear from leaders in the industries of Video Gaming and Computer Science Technology. If you have ever considered a career in these fields, you will want to join us. There will be workshops on College Planning, Financial Aid & Financial Literacy, Video Game Development & Concepts, Broadcasting, AR/VR, and the Keys To Success in the Gaming and Esports industry. Ladies, have you thought about what it might be like to have a career in computer science? There are also several unique courses designed specifically for you.

Click here to see more information. Email Mr. Wisner at mwisner@greenville.k12.sc.us to sign up for these free workshops.

Electronic Devices at School

Please be informed that students who bring electronic equipment to school do so at their own risk of said items being lost, broken, or even stolen. Greenville County Schools issues Chrome books to all students for educational purposes and Items such as phones, earbuds, Airpods, handheld gaming devices, smart-watches, etc. are not requirements for school. If brought, these items should never be loaned to other students. The school holds no responsibility to the recovery or replacement of said items. If your child chooses to bring personal effects to school there is an implied risk and while someone may assist when possible, school personnel shall not to expected to stop the teaching and learning process at Fisher. Please discuss safe care with your student and give consideration to having your student leave valuable electronics and personal technology at home.

Dress Code

Please ensure that your student is maintaining dress code expectations at all times. Sweat pants, leggings, and blue jeans are not part of our daily expected dress code. As we are now in 4th Quarter there is very little that should be unclear about our daily expectations for dress at Fisher.

We provide a number of dress down day opportunities for our students so students can wear their favorite attire. Dress down days may be assigned your child's team of teachers or by administration. Either way, an adult should signify that your child is having a dress down day. It is VERY unlikely that we will announce a dress down day via SnapChat or TikTok but you can check our website or Facebook page for any dress down day opportunities.

Our specific dress code is linked below.

FISHER MIDDLE SCHOOL TESTING DATES

Plan accordingly for the upcoming SC Ready/SC Pass Testing Dates for PJFMS virtual and brick & mortar students:



Testing Schedule:

Monday, 5/17: ELA Day 1

Tuesday, 5/18: ELA Day 2

Wednesday, 5/19: Math

Thursday, 5/20: Science(6th grade only)

Friday, 5/21: ELA Day 1 Makeup

Monday, 5/24: ELA Day 2 Makeup

Tuesday, 5/25: Math Makeup

Wednesday, 5/26: Algebra I Virtual and Brick & Mortar**

Thursday, 5/27: Algebra 1 Makeup

Friday, 5/28: Science Makeup

We will continue with makeups as needed until the end of school.


Testing Schedule for Virtual Students

Thursday, 4/29: ELA Day 1- E-learning for Brick & Mortar

Friday, 4/30: ELA Day 2- E-learning for Brick & Mortar

Thursday, 5/6: Science(6th grade only)

Friday, 5/7: Math- E-learning for Brick & Mortar

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Music Department Spring Concert Dates Set

Fisher Middle School will be hosting in-person concerts this spring. All COVID safety protocols will be in place for each performance. All performances will be held in the outdoor amphitheater at Fisher Middle School. Please note that in the event of a weather cancellation, it is VERY unlikely there will be a makeup event. Please contact your child's director with any questions (Ms. Lehman-Band, Ms. Walker-Orchestra, Ms. Manuel-Chorus

Mark your calendars now for the following dates:

BAND

May 11th Grades 7 & 8 @ 6:30PM

May 12th Grade 6 @ 6:30PM


ORCHESTRA

May 19th Grades 7 & 8 @ 6:30PM

May 20th Grade 6 @ 6:30PM


CHORUS

May 24th Grade 6 @ 6:30PM

May 25th Grades 7 & 8 @ 6:30PM




Extended Day Programs

The last day for Extended Day Programs will be June 2. For the 2021-2022 school year the registration fee will remain $40 per family. The rate for extended day will not be determined until the end of May so please stay tuned on pricing for next year. Please click HERE to access the 2021-22 enrollment form
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Welcome to Fisher Middle School- Home of the Firebirds! It takes only a few seconds to realize that once you enter the halls of PJFMS, you are in a special place. Founded in STEAM concepts and Project-Based Learning, Fisher Middle School uses it architecturally designed open learning spaces, rich partnerships, and innovative instruction to create the optimum learning environment for its students. Welcome to the Fisher Family- Where Learning Takes Flight!