The Raider Lead

August 2021

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Welcome to "The Raider Lead" Newsletter

Welcome to the "The Raider Lead" newsletter. This will be a communication tool to help us stay connected and keep everyone informed about upcoming events. I welcome your feedback and input moving forward to make this a helpful and informative resource. Get ready for an exciting year Raiders! It is going to be the best one yet!!

A Message from the Principal

Hello, Raider Family,

It's hard to believe that it's already August, and our summer break is almost over! The Raider staff has been hard at work to make sure that 2021-2022 will be an AMAZING school year.

This edition of "The Raider Lead" is full of information that will help you be ready for the school year. You'll find information regarding registration, supply lists, the parent and student handbook, as well as a number of other resources to provide you with all the information and resources you need to have a successful start to the school year. So begin with the end in mind, and check out all the tools you have at your disposal right here!

Don't forget that our BIG WIG is a Summer reading challenge--reading 10,000 books between June 14th and August 13th--is still underway, and YOU can help us meet our goal. All the details and resources you need are below.

Let's surround and uplift each other in prayer as we get ready for a year of "Peace, Love, and Leadership" in 2021-2022!

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."

Philippians 4:6-7

Raiders always lead the way!

Angela A. Tanner

Highlights for the Month of August

  • 8/5- Registration (9-7) Report directly to the gym. Please complete the online registration process prior to this date
  • 8/8- Back to School Prayer Walk @ 5:00. Meet at the front of the building.
  • 8/16- First day for students
  • 8/21- Back to School Celebration and Open House (6-8)
  • 8/23- FSD2 Board Meeting 7:00 @ District Office Boardroom
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Breakfast and Lunch Menus for August

STAY TUNED! This will be updated as menus are available.

ALL STUDENTS will receive breakfast and lunch at NO COST for the 2021-2022 school year. (Elementary) (Middle)

Announcing HPEM's BIG Summer Reading WIG!

This summer we want our students, staff, and community to help us reach our BIG Summer Reading WIG! From June 14th through August 13th, HPEM students, staff, and community will read 10,000 books! Use our monthly BIG Summer WIG tool to help you reach a goal of reading 10 books and reporting your progress. When you submit your progress each month, we will share an update on our goal status. So get ready Raiders! Let’s read BIG this summer!

Report your July Summer Reading Results!

Use this form to send us your July reading results. If you have any trouble, just please call us at the school, and we will put your results in for you!

Share your Book Recommendations and Book Talks with us!

As we work towards meeting our BIG Summer Reading WIG for a few more weeks, we want book recommendations and/or book talks from students, staff, and community members! Use the resources below to create your 2 minute video, and share it with us via a Google link. We will be sharing these all summer to keep our momentum towards our goal going!

Email your video link to: or

Registration Information

Student registration will be held on August 5th, from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Report to the gym entrance where you will be directed to the appropriate area to finalize all registration requirements. These are a few tips to keep in mind:

  • If you need assistance uploading documents to InfoSnap, please bring them with you.
  • Documents to have on hand if needed: birth certificate, driver's liscence, proof of residence (such as light bill/water bill in your name), immunization records
  • Student laptops will NOT be issued at registration
  • Student ID photos will be taken
  • Student schedules will be issued provided all registration requirements are met

Student Supply List

HPEM Parent and Student Handbook 2021-2022

Raider RN Report

Welcome Back!

We’re ready to see our students and hear all about their summer.

I wanted to go over a few things before the start of our new school year. First, masks will be optional. The CDC recommends them in the school setting for all individuals; but we will not require masks at this time. Please discuss your preference on mask wearing with your student. Next, we will continue to randomly test asymptomatic and symptomatic students enrolled in Florence School District Two. I have attached the consent form below including an explanation of why this is important.

I’m sure you have heard about the new variant of Covid called Delta. The symptoms of this variant can present a little different than the symptoms of the original Covid last year. Symptoms can be as simple as allergy like symptoms. If a student has allergy symptoms, the recommendation will be to have the student tested.

Last but not least, the quarantine guidelines at this time are as follows. If your child has been exposed to Covid and he/she is unvaccinated, they will have to quarantine for 14 days. This is per the DHEC guidelines for schools. I strongly encourage you to consider vaccinating your students age 12 and older. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to your primary care provider. I am also available and willing to assist. We will be offering a Covid vaccination clinic during registrations for anyone wanting the vaccine. The Covid vaccine at the clinic will be Pfizer. Individuals 12 years old and up can receive it.

With all of this, don’t forget about regular childhood vaccinations. There have been a few changes recently, including adding vaccines for 4/5 year olds and students starting 7th grade. Please contact your healthcare provider to make sure your students are up to date. They cannot start without them. Thank you for all of your help and support. I look forward to a great year at HPEM!

Mary Alice Faulkenberry,RN
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Home Habit Huddle!

Let's get ready to do some Habit Homework this year! Use the link below to deepen your understanding of the habits at home as you complete a family homework activity each week.

Attendance Matters!

Bringing Attendance Home - Parent Video
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