FOX FEATURE WEEKLY UPDATE

October 15, 2021

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Levels of Mitigation COVID-19 Operations Guidance for District Schools

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SYMPTOM SCREENING CHECKLIST

Please remember to self-assess each morning before school for possible COVID symptoms. Below is the symptom screening checklist. Please note that if your child comes to the nurse's office for one of the main symptoms or two or more of the secondary symptoms they will be sent home for COVID testing or quarantine. Also if you suspect that your child is having symptoms please contact the school nurse and we will inform the teachers of any absences that occurred during this time. Thank you!!
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UPCOMING DATES

10/18/2021

10/19/2021

10/20/2021

  • C-Team Football Game vs Irmo @Irmo

10/21/2021

  • End of 1st nine weeks
  • Great SouthEast ShakeOut

10/22/2021

REMINDERS


  • Students, please remember that cups are no longer being supplied to students. Please bring a water bottle to school daily to refill as needed.

  • Students are not to be dropped off in front of the school before 8:10 AM

  • All students cellphones should be placed in bookbags when released from the gym or cafeteria in the mornings and should not be in use again until the bell rings for dismissal at 3:30 PM

  • All students are "Encouraged" to wear their masks each day to school.

  • Visitors will not be allowed to enter the school at this time.

  • It is recommended that students bring their own water bottle which can be filled at water bottle stations as needed. Parents that bring lunch to students need to have food in a lunch box for students.

  • IDs must be worn around the neck for all students when on the school campus. Students will be charged $1 for every day that they need a temporary ID. If an ID is missing, a replacement is $5 and a lanyard is $1.

  • School ends at 3:30 pm. Please make sure your student knows their bus number in the afternoon or how they will be getting home each day.

  • Parking to pick up students in the car rider line is prohibited.

  • Students leaving early will need to be picked up no later than 3:10 PM each day

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WOULD YOU LIKE TO RECOGNIZE A STAFF MEMBER

Parents and Students:


Please help recognize a staff member who is working hard each day to provide an exceptional education to the students at Dutch Fork Middle School. It can be an employee from the custodian who works hard to keep our school clean or the teacher who provides a challenging and fun curriculum to the students. All you have to do is complete the form below and write a few sentences about why this staff member deserves the "Extra Degree Award". This is a monthly award where we will recognize three staff members based on your nominations.

Thank you for your time to help brighten someone's day!


Extra Degree Award Nomination Form

MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS ATTENDING VARSITY FOOTBALL GAMES

Attention Parents and Students:


Middle school students must be accompanied by an adult when attending varsity home football games. Any middle school student who doesn't come with any adult will be denied entry into the game.

FCA

FCA is off and running! We will continue to meet in room 404 on the purple hall from 7:30-8:00.


We have some exciting things coming up:

- We will kick off our Fall fundraiser, Operation Christmas Child, soon. More details coming soon.

-Our first fundraiser is on October 14 at Freddie's on Broad River Road. Go to Freddie's on this night from 5-9, order some delicious food, and mention that you support DFMS FCA.


We would love to have you join us each week for fun and fellowship! See you there!

JR. BETA CLUB

Are you interested in joining Jr. Beta Club? This is a national honor society, and we focus on achievement, character, leadership, and community service. Check your grade level Google Classroom or email Mrs. Beale for more details.

BASEBALL INTEREST MEETING

Attention: any student interested in playing baseball in the spring. There will be an interest meeting Thursday, October 28th at 4:00 at the Dutch Fork High baseball field. The meeting will be from 4:00-4:30. If you have any questions, please contact Coach Waites at Dutch Fork High School.

DFMS C-Team Boys Basketball

Please snap the QR code for a brief video about Boys Basketball, all the paperwork and tryout dates and times. You can also visit our website, https://sites.google.com/lexrich5.org/boys-basketball/home to get all our information.

DF BOYS JV LACROSSE

IMPORTANT NOTICE to all JV Boys Lacrosse players - new or old - the registration process must be completed for TeamSnap through the website.


You can use this link: https://go.teamsnap.com/forms/287097.


Once you are registered, you can download the app to quickly access information. This is where you will register your contact information, uniform sizes, parental contacts, and enable updates and notifications about practices and fundraising opportunities. This must be done by October 15. Any questions, email Brian Weseman at bwesemansc@gmail.com or see Mrs. DuPree in Room 501.

DF Wrestling

Wrestling practice will begin on November 1st in the wrestling room at the high school. This is a great opportunity for those looking to get involved in a winter sport! Most of the middle school team will be newcomers, so the coaching staff will teach them everything they need to know. We don't have cuts unless we run out of space in the practice room and we accept all body types and skill levels! If you have any questions, please email Coach Bush at CoachBryanBush@gmail.com
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SOFTBALL INFORMATION

Softball conditioning will start September 28th, Tuesdays and Thursdays after school, 4-5 at the softball field. All athletes must have an up to date physical and health forms filled out in planeths to participate.


Thanks

Hayley Elkins

helkins@lexrich5.org

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SIC WEEKLY FOCUS

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PTSA Corner

SPIRIT WEAR:

https://dfmsptsa.memberhub.com/store


NO SWEAT FUNDRAISER:

PUBLIX

Please re-enroll for the 21 - 22 school year to ensure Dutch Fork Middle School PTSA receives credit through Publix partners.


AMAZON SMILE

Support Dutch Fork Middle School when you shop on Amazon Our PTSA is listed as: South Carolina Congress of Parents and Teachers.

Shop at smile.amazon.com and they will donate 0.5% of eligible purchases to Dutch Fork Middle School PTSA with no fees, no extra cost. Just click the link below to choose us DFMS PTSA, listed as South Carolina Congress of Parents and Teachers! https://smile.amazon.com/ch/57-1069222


We are currently searching for places to celebrate Spirit Nights. If you have suggestions feel free to send us an email.

Mary Wall

“No Sweat”

Fundraiser & Spirit Night Coordinator

dfmiddleptsa@gmail.com


BOXTOPS:

Box Tops for Education has gone digital!

1.) Download the Box Tops App from the App Store

2.) Select Dutch Fork Middle School,

3.) Let’s start earning money for our FOXES!

You can visit BTFE.COM to see what items earn money for our school, purchase those items, and simply scan your receipt in the Box Tops App!! The qualifying purchases will be added to our account! Please join the PTSA in this super-easy way to give back to our school. Let’s Go, Foxes


Kim O’Leary

Box Tops Coordinator


SPIRIT WEAR:

https://dfmsptsa.memberhub.com/store


Katherine DeMasi

Spirit Store Coordinator


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

Brittany Newell

Volunteer Coordinator


HOSPITALITY:

Are you looking to get involved with DFMS and your child’s teachers? You don’t want too much of a commitment, but don’t know how? Join the Hospitality Committee! We NEED you and WANT you to support our teachers. You can help out as much or as little as you want. *Consider being added to our Hospitality Events


Email: Shannon Floyd

Hospitality Coordinator

Dfmiddleptsa@gmail.com


FUNDRAISING:

Parents, it's that time of year again. It’s when we try to raise money for different school needs that are not supplied by the district. Back by popular demand, we are selling items from the Charleston Wrap Store! They have unique items in addition to the two-sided gift wrap everyone loves. Our fundraising dates will run October 12-26 to ensure items are back just in time for the holidays.


**VIEW KICKOFF VIDEO**

https://vimeo.com/542287113


Kadenia Javis

Fundraising Coordinator

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