MARCH 22, 2020 VOLUME 12 ISSUE 29

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Hello CMS family,

Our schools will remain closed this week and we will continue to have virtual office hours from 9 AM to 1 PM daily Monday through Friday.

Parents, please know this is new to all of us and we will do our best to make it through this time together as smoothly and efficiently as possible. We are learning, growing, and stretching ourselves every day, and we know you are, too.

Exploratory class selection forms were supposed to go home with all students this week. We are going to start virtual exploratory selection with our current 7th grade students. We will monitor this process closely and ensure that all students have the opportunity to select exploratory courses of their choice during this time.

Attention current 7th grade students and parents, you will receive a link with exploratory course descriptions and the exploratory selection form through Google Classroom at 9 AM on Monday, March 23. Please review the exploratory course descriptions and complete, sign electronically, and submit the exploratory selection form by Friday, March 27. Please note the form does require an electronic parent signature.

We miss you and want to remind you once again to take care of yourself and take care of each other.

As always, we are Respectful, Responsible, and Remarkable!

We aRe Chapin!
Anna M. Miller, Principal

South Carolina ETV and S.C. Department of Education partner in response to COVID-19

Despite mandatory school closures learning can continue for students across the state! South Carolina ETV and the S. C. Department of Education have partnered to use the power of television to broadcast streamlined, curriculum-based programming for the state's pre-K through 12th-grade students. Please pass this information along to your family and friends who are now planning how to keep their children's educational experiences top-of-mind during this unprecedented time for our nation and our state.

The content will align with current state and federal standards and will be broadcast three days each week beginning Tuesday, March 24 from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Program modifications will take place throughout the duration of school closures and will address a wide variety of content areas. Educators and parents will have access to supplemental lesson plans and curriculum materials to facilitate meaningful use of the content. Parents are, also, urged to contact their local schools directly for more specific information.

Visit beginning Wednesday, March 18 for more information about the modified broadcast schedule, online instructional resources and virtual learning opportunities.

Ed Online Resources Here


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Attendance Notes

If your child is absent from school, please make sure to provide written documentation to our Attendance Clerk, Mrs. Kinsey, The excuse note(s) needs to include a doctor's note or a parent note with the reason your child was absent and the date(s) that he/she missed from school.

An excuse note can be provided in the following ways:

  • Submit an online student excuse form
  • Email the attendance clerk, Mrs. Kinsey at
  • Email or fax directly from medical provider to 803-722-5521
  • Provide a handwritten note to the attendance office the day the student returns to school

Please make sure that your student has notified his or her teacher if they are absent more than 2 days during the week so that they are aware of any missed assignments.

Also, please let Mrs. Kinsey know if your student has been medically diagnosed with the FLU so that we can track this information.

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