SPHS Staff Updates 3/20 - 3/25

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Parent Newsletter Link

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Lunch Duty This Week!

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We are in need of AES and Homebound teachers to work with our students. If you are interested please let Mrs. Runyans (krunyans@rhmail.org) know.

Report Cards to Be Distributed on Monday!

All students will report to their advisor on Monday AT THE BEGINNING OF 3RD BLOCK.

If you have an Advisory Group please pick up your report cards tomorrow morning in the Guidance Office.

Please refer to the Advisory List Here to help direct students to the appropriate location.

Housekeeping Reminders and Updates

Substitute Folders

  • Current Rosters for ALL Blocks
  • Attendance Sheets
  • Classroom Procedures
  • Emergency drill procedures
  • Emergency Lesson Plans (Given to Department Chair)

Door Decorations: Now that Black History Month is over, please de-decorate your doors this week. It is important that door windows are uncovered.

Field Trip Information from Nurse Henderson: If you are planning to take any field trips, or have your students attending any other schools in our district, I must be notified in a timely manner (minimum of 1 week prior to event). This is to ensure that any medications that may need to be taken are approved, to alert you or any other adult attending if a student has any medical needs, and to also let the other schools nurse aware of any students coming to their school whom may have potential medical needs.

SCDOE School Climate Surveys

The State Climate Survey for teachers and students is now available. As you know, the completion of the survey is very important and factors into our South Carolina School Report Card which is posted publicly on both our district website and the state website. Each school must have an 80 percent completion rate of this survey from BOTH students and certified staff.

The Admin Team has begun working with students on completing their survey. We are now asking you (All Certified Staff) to begin completing your survey. Instructions for accessing and completing the survey are attached. Please complete your survey by end of the day on Monday (3/20).

Confidentiality Notice: Although surveys are completed through PowerSchool apps, the surveys are confidential. The district and schools are not provided access to individual student or teacher responses. Summary data are provided and analyzed by student subgroups in accordance with federal reporting mandates.

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From Ms. Hall and STUCO!

Students who purchased a lucky treat for today unfortunately we will need to postpone delivery until Monday due to unforeseen circumstance. Students who purchased donuts may come down at the end of the school day on Monday to retrieve their donut from the gallery’s concession. Students who have 4th block ATC please stop by to see Ms. Hall in A-222 before 4th block on Monday to schedule a time collect your purchase.

The following students purchased a lucky treat for a lucky day! Please send the following students down to the gallery before the end of 4th block at 3:35 PM to pick-up their purchase from the gallery concession.

Caroline Eisentrout

Alaysia Codrington

Monica Hayes

Mills Sharpe

Trameka Kelly

Joshua Hart

Kyndall Watson

Kennedy Thompson

Jada Tracy

Jada Graham

Blaine Sanders

Khalil Johnson

Tyler Perez

Zander White

AC McMoore

Thomas Upchurch

Evan Erving

Bryson Lee

Trey Hernandez

Elijah Anstey

Joseph Blanchard

Brayden Ginn

Raelynn McClurkin

Treyton Moton

Jaylen McCrory

Dakai Dui

Elijah Patton

Tayshawn Hope

Jaquia Sanders

Raelyn Belton

Ny’Emiah Williams

Zariah Johnsonzx

Sontee White

Kevari Mitchell

Tiphanee Davis

Reed Ulrich

Jayden Baker

Lemia Sanders

Grace Heyward

Shi’Aire Williams

Jamya Mack

Chelsei Brown

Chase Cook

Keron Rouse

Lane Russell

Cayden Kingsmore

Greg Sutter

Zaniyah Cunningham

Marco Barralles

Landen Worthy

Johnathan Gaither

Syd Miller

Zander White

Katie Mercer

Jaikeem Gaston

Sydney Hornor

Zaria Bell

Atticus Goodwin

Evan Shirley

Tylik Boulware

Lemia Sanders

Coleman Nies

Camden Moody

Luke Shelton

Tuesday (3/21) is World Down Syndrome Day! Don't forget your crazy socks!

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It's Show Week! Come out this week and support the Stallion Repertory Theatre as they present their spring musical, Curtains. Thursday night is opening night! Click on the picture below to purchase your tickets!

Quarter 3 Content Recovery Plan

Please click here to view the Content Recovery Plan for Quarter 3. Students will be able to start signing up this week. All content recovery should be completed by Thursday 4/13 and grade change forms are due on 4/14.

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South Pointe Academic Stampede NAQT This Saturday!

This Saturday, March 25, the Academic Team will be hosting the South Pointe Academic Stampede NAQT Competition. There will be schools from SC, NC, and VA participating as well as guests from the community volunteering. As part of the day long competition we would like to showcase student work in along the lockers and walls in downstairs A-hall. If you have some exceptional student work, please hang it in the hallway by Friday.

Also, any teacher would would like to volunteer to be a question reader (your inner Alex Trebek) please let Mr. Alford or Mr. Goodwin know. We are looking volunteers to assist, even for part of the day.

From The School Counselors

9th Grade Job Shadow Day

The 9th grade job shadow day will be held on Tuesday, April 28th. Please remind your 9th grade students that permission forms are due this Friday, March 24th. Students can reference the post in the Class of 2026 Canvas Page for details and to access the permission and verification forms. Forms are also available in the Guidance Office.

Save The Date!

March 20th - Report Cards will be given out in advisory - Please review the Advisory Schedule with your students this week so they know where to report on Monday

March 28th -

Juniors: ALL juniors will participate in Career Ready Testing/WIN.

Seniors: 130 will take the Career Ready Test/WIN

Freshman: Job shadowing

Jump-up Day: 8th grade students

April 18th - SAT Blitz

April 20th - College Fair

April 25th - SAT

- Sophomore Job Shadow

March is Women's History Month

We hope everyone is celebrating national Women’s History Month! Per Dr. Schmolze’s encouragement, the Instruction Department supports schools in celebrating the diversity of our Rock Hill Schools community. Please find some additional ideas for secondary schools in the secondary specialists’ Women’s History Month smore at https://www.smore.com/25erwm. Thank you to Queenie Hall and the secondary specialist team for their work!

Updates to Staff Information

Mrs. Richards has shared the following documents for you to be able to have for your reference. Please save these documents for future use. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Richards (crichards@rhmail.org).

SPHS Staff Directory

Instructional Staff Room Assignments

STUCO is planning South Pointe’s first March of Dimes event. As a school we have set a goal of $2000.

Reminders: Teachers each Wednesday a STUCO member will come to collect donations at the top of 4th block for the week. YOU MAY COLLECT EACH DAY, YOU DO NOT HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL WEDNESDAY. No amount is too large or too small! The 4th block class with the most money collected at the end of the month will receive a grand prize which will be given during the March for March of Dimes Festival on March 31st. Donations began Tuesday 3/14 and will run until Wednesday 3/29. Teachers who do not have a 4th block class may choose a class to participate and inform Ms. Hall as we will like to have everyone involved to meet our goal.

Ms. Hall delivered Ziploc bags to all teachers last week if you need one please contact her directly at buhall@rhmail.org .

The March for March of Dimes Festival is set for March 31st during 4th block. Students will be able to purchase tickets for $2 to attended the festival. Students may see Ms. Hall during lunch starting this week to purchase tickets. All proceeds from ticket purchases will be used as part of our school’s donation goal. The March Mini Fest will include live music, small businesses, games, and etc.

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Prom Bosses Needed

Prom season is upon us and we are looking for some dedicated individuals to help out with prom by becoming a part of South Pointe’s Staff Prom Committee. This committee is not to be mistaken as teacher duties on the day before, after or on prom night. This committee involves staff members who are committed to helping with all aspect of prom behind the scenes. This involves planning, prepping and executing different aspects for the upcoming prom night.

If you are interested please send Ms. Hall a direct email at buhall@rhmail.org

P.S. _ Sign-ups for prom duties will be sent out the last week of March. Prom is April 15th 8-11 PM. Additionally, it is an expectation that ALL teachers help with prom in some way.

Summer School 2023

Depending on numbers, we will need at least one ELA, math, science, and social studies teacher ready and willing to work during middle and high school summer school this summer. We will also need ESE support teachers. Summer school dates are as follows:

  • 6/5-6/8 Registration
  • 6/12-6/15 Week 1
  • 6/19-6/22 Week 2
  • 6/26-6/29 Week 3
  • 7/5-7/7 Wrap-Up

If you are interested in working at Summer School this summer please email Mrs. Runyans and COMPLETE A DISTRICT INTEREST FORM using this link: https://forms.gle/7JpiJegJDEeDwQcH9

Teachers and any staff not on contract during the summer will be paid an hourly rate. Certified teachers will be paid $40 per hour. Non-certified staff will be paid $21 per hour.

All interest forms are due by April 28, 2023. Staff members will be notified about employment for the summer program by the coordinator that serves the respective program for which staff apply.

Board Policy Feedback Requested

Dear Rock Hill Schools Community,

The following policy was presented to the Board of Trustees for first reading on March 14. Before each policy is approved at second reading, the Board of Trustees requests your feedback.

Please send your feedback to Mrs. Chris Gammons before noon on Wednesday, March 29 for it to be included in the board packet for the Tuesday, April 11 meeting. Note the text in red represents potential changes.

Find the policy on our website under the news section and note the text in red represents potential changes.

RHSD Board Brief from 3/14

Click Here to View the RHSD Board Meeting Briefing for all updates and recognitions from the 3/14 Board Meeting.

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