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Week of 11.16.2020

Principal's Message

Good afternoon Junior Jacket families,

Lots of information in this week's newsletter! Please take a second to see everything below.

Thank you for everything you do for our students and staff. Please see below for the following information:

  • Viewing Report Cards in Parent Portal
  • FMES Holiday Assistance
  • School Spirit Wear
  • Car Line Reminder
  • Coming Soon - Virtual Holiday Gift Shop
  • Important Information from our School Nurse
  • Attendance Reminder
  • Upcoming Spirit Week

Together in Education,

Jad Griffin


Important Dates

Please see the important dates below.
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How to View Report Cards in Parent Portal

See the images below for how to access your student's report card in Parent Portal.
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FMES Holiday Assistance

Please see the graphic below about opportunities for holiday assistance for FMES families. There is also a link ( included in the button below for Wish List items if you are interested in helping. Thank you all!
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School Spirit Wear

I am excited to present our School Spirit Store for the 2020-2021 school year! This is a great way to show your school spirit and support FMES at the same time. What better way to stay connected with us by wearing some incredible apparel with our logo on it!

Simply click our store link here or in the button below:

We will keep the store open until November 20th. Feel free to share the store link to all of your family and friends. Fulfillment of orders will occur about two and half weeks after we close the store. We thank you in advance for your continued support of Fort Mill Elementary School!

Car Line Reminder

Please remember to pull as far forward as possible in our car line, especially on days that are rainy. When we have cars stopping at the front door on rainy days, this creates a long line and leaves students left walking in the rain on the side of our building with no covered walkway. If cars pull as far forward as possible, we can have students walking under our covered walkway between our school and the middle school and they will never be left walking exposed in the rain. We open our side doors near our gym and on rainy days we can have students enter the building through that door.

Also, please try to have your student ready to exit the car when it stops. This includes having their mask on or ready to be put on and water bottles and other supplies in bookbags. This helps us to keep our car line running smoothly.

Coming Soon...Virtual Holiday Gift Shop!

Please see the graphic and PDF below for information on our upcoming Virtual Holiday Gift Shop going on from November 23 - December 4.
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Information from our School Nurse

If there is ANY household member or person that you or your family is in close contact with that has tested positive for Covid, please make sure to notify the school nurse at or 803-548-8291. If there is a positive case in the household, we must quarantine all family members within the household per SC DHEC and FMSD Covid Return to School Protocol.

Attendance Reminder

If your student is going to be absent, please email their teacher and copy the attendance clerk, Erin Swetta at Included in the note should be your student’s first and last name and the reason for their absence. If the absence is related to an illness, please also copy Nurse Caldwell at If your student is seen by a doctor, please send in the doctor’s excuse with your student or email them directly to Ms. Swetta. Thank you for helping us keep up to date and accurate records.

Spirit Week is next week!

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Follow us on Intagram and Twitter!

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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