Buzzworthy News

Week of September 20, 2021

Principal's Message

Good afternoon Junior Jacket families,

I love the message below from Jon Gordon! He is a wonderful author who has written several books that I love. I hope you all make this weekend and all your days great!

Please see below for the following newsletter items:

1. Upcoming dates

2. School Improvement Council form

3. Fall pictures

4. Covid guidance from our school nurse

5. Important PTO links

6. Important FMES links

As always, if I can ever be of any assistance to you, please don't hesitate to reach out to me.

Together in Education,

Jad Griffin


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School Improvement Council

An SIC is a broad-based group of individuals intended to advise the principal and school, and is focused on helping to achieve school improvement. For more information on what an SIC is, please click this link:

If you are interested in joining our SIC, please fill out the information in the form below.

Fall Pictures

Individual fall picture day will be on September 21st. There will also be a makeup session for any students that miss pictures on this day.

Parents can order picture packages online at with the ID in the picture below.

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A Message from Mrs. Caldwell - Covid Reporting

Just a reminder that if your child is having any illness or symptoms of COVID, please make sure to contact Nurse Caldwell via phone (803-548-8291) or email with this information. Be sure to also copy Mrs. Swetta, our Attendance/Registrar Data Manager, at

If your child is being tested for COVID, he/she will need to remain out of school until the COVID result has been reported. You will need to notify Nurse Caldwell AND provide a copy of the result - Positive or Negative - prior to your child returning to school. Once this is confirmed, you will be advised of your child’s return date to school.

Additionally, if a member of your household tests Positive for COVID, please complete the FMSD link for reporting AND also notify Nurse Caldwell via email.

**To report COVID information related to your student or your family, please click on the link below and complete the form. Estimated return dates to school are provided on the form. Once your information is reviewed, you will receive confirmed return dates via email from our FMSD office.

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Important Links for Junior Jacket Families

Classroom Celebration Baskets

FMSD Food service has celebration baskets for parents to order for special occasions. These baskets provide treats for students in a classroom. CLICK HERE to order a celebration basket for your child's class.

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Follow us on Social Media!

We share lots of exciting news and updates from our school and classrooms on our Instagram and Twitter pages. Check out the information below!
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