Hoofbeat News eLearning Edition

May 8, 2020

Principal's Message


Thank you for returning so many library books on packet pick up days. As we enter the last few weeks of the school year, please continue to let us know if we can help you in any way. Our Springfield family, (students, teachers, and parents) have really come together to make an unfortunate situation the best that it could be. I can't thank you all enough for your collaboration with our staff.


Adam Fantone


School News

Important Dates

May 8 Packet and eLearning part 3 begins

May 25 Memorial Day Holiday (no eLearning)

May 28 Last day of eLearning

May 29 Packet 3 dropped off at school and collection of personal belongings (times to be determined)

June 1-4 Teacher grading

June 3 Virtual 5th Grade Graduation

June 4 Report Cards will be available online

June 5 Teacher Workday

Other Important Information

  • The Fort Mill School District has deleted fees paid for any upcoming canceled field trips which the District has received vendor refunds for. Your credit is reflected in your student’s online Pay Fees account. Any credits will remain on your student’s account and will be applied to your 2020-2021 registration fees in May. If you have any questions regarding fees, please contact our school bookkeeper: Ana Cabrera. E: Cabreraa@fortmillschools.org O: 803-548-8157

  • Yearbooks- If you have already purchased a yearbook, we will place them in bags when we pass out belongings on May 29th. We have a very limited supply of extra yearbooks for sale. If you want to purchase a soft cover yearbook for $32 please fill out the following information. You must include student name, grade, homeroom, parent/guardian name, and your email. You will be contacted via email by Ms. Gaunt to let you know if you have secured a yearbook. Please be sure to check your email over the weekend. Once you receive the confirmation email you will have until Tuesday, May 12th at 10 AM to pay for the yearbook using your pay fees account. A link will be provided in the email. https://forms.gle/p9i6dXqbVoqpofoT8

  • If you still have any medications at school, please contact Nurse Sova to coordinate a time to pick them up. sovaj@fortmillschools.org

  • Go to our PTA Facebook page to see our Family Fun Challenges. http://coltspta.org/

  • On May 29, parents and students are encouraged to drive through school to pick up belongings. Our teachers will be lined up to help pass out items and wave goodbye to the students. Times are listed below by alphabetical order by last name. Please notice some grades are in the bus loop and some are in the car line.

Kindergarten bus loop- 8:00-8:45 A-I, 8:45-9:30 J-R, 9:30-10:15 S-Z

First grade car rider line- 8:00-8:45 A-I, 8:45-9:30 J-R, 9:30-10:15 S-Z

Second grade bus loop- 10:30-11:15 A-I, 11:15-12:00 J-R, 12:00-12:45 S-Z

Third grade car line- 10:30-11:15 A-I, 11:15-12:00 J-R, 12:00-12:45 S-Z

Fourth grade bus loop- 12:45-1:30 A-I, 1:30-2:15 J-R, 2:15-3:00 S-Z

FIFTH grade car line- 3:00-3:45 A-I, 3:45-4:30 J-R, 4:30-5:15 S-Z

  • June 3 will be a Virtual 5th Grade Graduation. Please look for more information about this event.

Fun With Related Arts

Join us in these optional activities provided to you by the Related Arts Teachers.

Mrs. Kendall’s workout- https://drive.google.com/a/fmsdmail.org/file/d/1q2HxhEgHruxl40Vg2EV8sKn_zv0S4U6A/view?usp=drivesdk

Mrs. Ficklen's Read Alouds-






Mr. McCurley's Virtual Music Class- https://sites.google.com/fmsdmail.org/mr-mccurleys-elearning/

Mrs. Martin 5th Grade Art Contest- (5th Only) https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vP9zpnOmjRxl70kB0ZoSQr-rqSf2a1Bb46Q8G9gwWzo/edit?usp=sharing

Mrs. Cageao- has a subscription to Shapegrams. The first 4 Shapegrams are free. There are many drawing and general tool bar skills to learn while having fun. Join the fun by logging into your Google Drive > Click on the waffle & Classroom > click + in the top right to add a class > the class code is 2wrlmte. Watch the video to learn cool tricks and tips and start with 1 and work your way to the higher numbers. Have fun!


I have created a Google Classroom for Shapegrams. The code for students to join is: 2wrlmte I encourage them to watch the video before starting the activity.

It is fun and the kids will learn many tips and tools for using Google G Suite not just Google Drawing. Please share with your students this information I would appreciate it. I will upload a new Shapegram every Monday and Wednesday.

A weekly coding lesson with famous people! The lessons last about an hour every Wednesday at 1PM. There have been 5 so far. Watch from the beginning, they get harder. There are fun activities for you to try too. Use the link below to catch up and get in on the fun.


Is Coding your thing? Mrs. Cageao has created a trail class for learning to code. Call her at 980-355-9122 or send her an email at cageaoa@fortmillschools.org and she will send you a username and password with a class code for Tynker. There are only 30 slots open for now so don't wait.