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Volume 4, Issue 33

Happy Mother's Day!!!

Administrative Changes...

In an effort to be as transparent as possible, we wanted to review the recently announced administrative changes that will occur at FMES. These changes are effective in July 2020.



-Jocelyn Young (current Principal) will transition to principal of Kings Town Elementary School when it opens in August of 2020.


-Jad Griffin (current Assistant Principal) will assume the principal position at FMES in July of 2020.



In the meantime, things will proceed normally at FMES. Should you have any questions or concerns about the administrative transitions, please feel free to contact Mrs. Young.

This Week at FMES!

Monday: A GREAT day at FMES!

Tuesday: SCREADY 3rd grade Writing Test

Wednesday: SCREADY 4th grade Writing Test

Thursday: SCREADY 5th grade Writing Test, K-1st grade STEAM performance (1/2 of each grade level)

Friday: K-1st grade STEAM performance (1/2 of each grade level)

Important News for Next Year!

Returning Student Registration 2019-20:

Online student registration for the 2019-2020 academic year opened May 3 at 9 a.m. through Registration Gateway to currently enrolled Pre-K through 11th graders for the 2019/20 school year. Registration information is used by the district for planning purposes. Please follow the steps below to register your student as soon as possible.

If you recently enrolled your child in March at the kindergarten screening for the 2019/20 school year, registration is not necessary since your child is already registered for the next school year.

Please note that you should have received an email regarding student registration. This email is student specific, which means parents with multiple children will receive an email for each child with account information and registration instructions. Please contact Donna Jackley at JackleyD@FortMillSchools.org with any questions.

http://www.fortmillschools.org/news/what_s_new/returning_student_registration_2019-2020


Changes to Residency for 2019/20:

This is the time of year we being to hear of pending moves. Please notify our Registrar, Donna Jackley, if you plan to move over the summer so we may plan accordingly. Please contact Donna Jackley at 803-547-7546 Phone or JackleyD@FortMillSchools.org with any address or contact changes.


Parent Portal:

Parent Portal is an excellent tool that allows you to view overall grades as well as individual assignment grades. You can also view your child’s attendance record and lunch account balance.

Many Parents have already created an account and are familiar with Parent Portal. For our 2nd grade parents, this is the first year that you will access Parent Portal to view grades. You must have the school-issued User Name and Password to setup an account. If you are unsure of how to access Parent Portal or Add a Student, please contact Donna Jackley at JackleyD@FortMillSchools.org or at 548-8290.

For K and 1st students, you may wish to set up an account for future use. You are only able to view attendance and the student’s schedule for Kindergarten and 1st grade students – grades are not available until 2nd grade.

For Mobile Users: *There is also Parent Portal App for Mobile Phones. Search for it using “Powerschool Mobile” as the search words. The District Code is: MRDR.

Let's Avoid the Summer Slide!!! Help your children read all summer along!

FMES Buy One, Get One Free Bookfair

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We Need YOU! Please consider volunteering for our Book Fair!

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Lost and Found

Our Lost and Found is overflowing! If your child is missing a jacket, sweater, lunch box, etc. please consider visiting the lost and found (located on the side of the stage). Any items not claimed will be donated on June 6th.

Have a wonderful week!