22-23 Parent Preparation Newsletter

What Parents Need to Know Vol 2.5 Ed. 1

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It’s Registration Time!

It's time to register for next year!


Annual Registration is the process that includes providing proof of residence, verifying student information, and reviewing and completing parent/guardian forms.


Make sure your child's school has your current contact information so you don't miss important messages about deadlines or beginning-of-year events! To prevent delays in scheduling your child’s classes for the coming school year, please complete this process TODAY.


Please note that this is a required step that must be completed before the start of the school year.


o Username - Student’s ID Number (shared in your email notice)

o Password - Student’s DOB - Ex: mm/dd/yyyy (include symbols)


RETURNING STUDENTS Click Here - > Back-to-School Gateway

NEW STUDENTS Click Here - > New Student Gateway


If you have any questions, please call the FAE main office at (864) 397-1800

Meet the Teacher - July 28th, 11-7pm

Meet the Teacher will be Thursday, July 28, 11- 7 pm. We look forward to an incredible school year with our new & returning Panthers!


Your child’s homeroom teacher will contact you by July 26th via email. In that communication, you will receive a Sign-Up Genius link to schedule an appointment that is convenient for you. Teachers will offer make-up appointments on Monday, August 1st, 12:30-2:00 pm

School Supply List

We are excited to welcome our students back! With only 2 wks. away from the start of the 2022-2023 School Year! Check out our Supply List for all grade levels. South Carolina's Tax-free weekend is August 5th-7th. Visit our website or CLICK HERE -> 22-23 School Supply List
ASC is operating for your convenience and we are accepting registration NOW for all enrolled students! Click the link for price and options to fit your family needs. You may complete the ASC Registration Form and pay the fee online at MySchoolBucks.


Feel free to contact Sonya Cruz, After School Director at sonyacruz@pickens.k12.sc.us for more information.

2022-2023 PTO Executive Board Officers

President: Erin Fellers

Vice President: Joanna Griese

Secretary: Kathryn Jones

Treasurer: Kelly Patterson

Teacher Representative: Amy Mitchell

2022-2023 PTO Membership Form

We need your hands and heart to continue our tradition of excellence. Join PTO!


Click Here - > 22-23 PTO Membership Form

Check out our Online Store for Spirit Wear

Every Friday, students get the opportunity to show their school spirit by wearing an FAE t-shirt. This level of school spirit puts your child's name in a drawing for weekly prizes. Join the fun and show your Panther Pride by ordering from our online store. Thanks, PTO!


Click Here - > FAE Online Store

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PTO is ready for your support!


Some upcoming opportunities for parents to support our school during the 22-23 school year can be found by Clicking Here - > FAE Volunteer Opportunities


Parents/Guardians interested in volunteering in SDPC school activity must have completed volunteer training and submit the required documents. Plan accordingly by attending training at FAE or another neighboring school.

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Remember that elementary school start time will be 8AM so students will need to adjust by going to bed earlier once school starts back. If you chose to set a later bedtime for summer break, it will be easier to make the transition in the fall semester if their summer bedtime is closer to the bedtime they will need in the fall. For example, it is easier to adjust to an 8:30 bedtime from a 9:30 bedtime than it is from a 12:00 bedtime.


For more information about healthy sleep, please check out the link:

“Consistency Is Key for Your Child’s Summer Sleep” HERE
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Breakfast and Lunch for 23-23

Breakfast and lunch for students WILL NOT be provided for FREE during the 2022-2023 school year.


Families are encouraged to complete the online meal applications for this upcoming school year. Online meal applications can be completed here SDPC Lunch Application.

My School Bucks

Pay for school fees securely online! CLICK THE GREEN BUTTON ABOVE. Login using a computer (not the App) to view our School Store for a list of purchases like our annual $25 Tech It Home, Add funds to Lunch Accounts and ASC Registration fees.

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Instructional Leadership Team:


  • Dr. Ashley Anderson-Murray, Principal
  • Mr. Dewain Fludd, Assistant Principal
  • Mrs. Angela Nalley, School Counselor
  • Ms. Tracy Brandt, Instructional Coach
  • Mrs. Gracie Wilson, Reading Coach