Middle School Weekly Newsletter
March 24, 2023
A Note from Mrs. Patterson
Let's start with some celebrations! First, I'm pleased to announce that Ms. Mindy Webb (8th Grade ELA/English 1 Honors) has been chosen as our Teacher of the Month for March! We are also recognizing our March Students of the Month below. Keep up the great work!
Couple of quick reminders/announcements:
- Re-registration is open for next year. See the School Announcements section below for more information. New registration is also open, so if you have friends who might be interested in attending SCVCS, share that with them!
- It's time to sign up for classes for next year! If you plan to return to SCVCS and will be in the 7th or 8th grade, please check out the School Announcements section below to learn how to choose your classes. Current 8th graders....you chose/will choose your courses during your IGP meeting with your counselor so you do not need to complete this process. If you have any questions, contact your counselor!
- SPRING BREAK is coming! SCVCS will observe Spring Break from April 10th - 14th.
- May Testing schedules are being worked on now. SC Ready/SC Pass testing, which includes all middle school students, is tentatively scheduled for the week of May 8th.
- For our students taking Algebra 1 Honors with Ms. Abdullah, your EOC is tentatively scheduled for the week of May 15th.
I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend!
Assignments are due on the date shown on the assignment calendar. Students have until Sunday at midnight of that week to submit these assignments for full credit. After that, students will have one additional week to submit work for 80% credit. After two weeks, assignments will close.
Elective class assignments can be found on the Assignment Calendars found inside of the course.
Today, we have a really cool drawing from Faith H. in the 6th grade.
Want to share some original artwork, poetry, short story, or something else creative that you do? Send it to Mrs. Patterson at email@example.com. It must by your own original work!
Jigsaw and Google
Students, please make sure you are using your SCVCS gmail account when logging into Jigsaw and when you do anything with Google Drive. Some of you are using personal email accounts, which will cause you some issues with accessing live classes or completing assignments using Google. If you need assistance with your Gmail accounts, please contact our tech support at 803-253-6222 and choose Option 5.
Online enrollment for current students to re-register for the 2023-2024 school year must be completed to secure your spot. Please log into your PowerSchool Parent Portal at this link: https://cie.powerschool.com/public/home.html and use your parent login – if you log in as the student you will not see the Intent to Return link. The link for Intent to Return is all the way at the bottom of the left side of the screen.
If your student will not be returning to SCVCS, please complete the form by answering "No" to the first question. This allows us to open seats for additional students as we plan for next year.
COURSE SELECTION FOR 2023-2024
If you are a current 6th or 7th grader and you will be returning to SCVCS for the 2023-2024 school year, it is time to begin making your course selections!
If you attended our March 10th Town Hall meeting, I discussed this process at great length. If you'd like to view that session, you can get the recording at the link below. Note that the information about Course Selection begins at the 17:18 minute mark.
In order to select your courses, you must first be re-registered with SCVCS for the 2023-2024 school year. If you need assistance with re-registration, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Once you have completed that process, you can complete the Course Selection form. Begin by reviewing the Course Selection information by clicking HERE.
Once you are ready to select courses, click the link to the Course Selection form within that document to select courses. If you have any questions, please contact your Counselor.
March 27-31 – Friendship
More information about job shadowing information is available in your homeroom class in Schoology and the email about job shadowing from your counselor. Reminder: March 31st is the last day to turn in Job Shadowing paperwork to your counselor.
8th Grade IGP Meetings
We are finishing IGP (Individual Graduation Plan) Meetings for 8th graders to discuss career goals and choose classes for 9th grade. Please schedule a meeting using the link in the IGP email from the counselor.
Learning Coach Corner
Please remember that we cannot share personal information about your child through anything other than the school issued learning coach gmail account. If you are not accessing this account, you are not receiving important emails from us. Please call our Tech Support team at 803-253-6222 and choose Option 5 for help with email.
Click HERE for instructions on how to create your Parent Account in Schoology.
Clubs and Lunch Groups
Jr. Beta Club - Please check the group page for the link to vote for officers. The link will remain open for one week and then we will meet to announce the winners.