Hoofbeat News eLearning Edition

May 1, 2020

Principal's Message


Thanks for a successful Round 2 of eLearning. There are a lot of important updates below. We hope you are all doing well. I truly appreciate all of the positive feedback about our teachers and all of the support you are giving us. Please let us know if you need anything!


Adam Fantone


School News

Important Dates

May 1 Catch up day for students

May 4-5 Independent learning, optional related arts activities, and virtual planning for teachers to print packets for students without access to digital tools

May 6 Independent learning, packet 1 and 2 drop off at school/packet pickup for part 3

7 a.m. to 10 a.m. (in the car rider line)

May 7 Independent learning, packet 1 and 2 drop off at school/Packet pickup for part 3

2 p.m. to 4 p.m. (in the car rider line)

May 8 Packet and eLearning part 3 begins

May 25 Memorial Day Holiday (no eLearning)

May 28 Last day of eLearning

May 29 Packet 3 dropped off at school and collection of personal(times to be determined)

June 1-4 Teacher grading

June 4 Report Cards will be available online

June 5 Teacher Workday

U.S. Census

Remember to fill out your census form. Census data ensures our schools receive their fair share of resources. Ensuring every resident in South Carolina is counted during the 2020 census will help our schools for the next 10 years. Please go to www.my2020census.gov and complete your census today. Share this post and tag three friends challenging them to complete their census! #CountMeInSC #SCCounts2020

Other Important Information

  • The Fort Mill School District has deleted fees paid for any upcoming canceled field trips which the District has received vendor refunds for. Your credit is reflected in your student’s online Pay Fees account. Any credits will remain on your student’s account and will be applied to your 2020-2021 registration fees in May. If you have any questions regarding fees, please contact our school bookkeeper:
Ana Cabrera. E: Cabreraa@fortmillschools.org O: 803-548-8157

  • “Important message regarding medication pick up from Nurse Sova: All emergency medications need to be picked up prior to the end of the school year! Medication pick up will be during packet pick up times May 6th from 7-10am and May 7th from 2pm-4pm. If your child has an emergency medication in the health room, please plan to come during one of these times to pick up the medication. You may park and call 803-548-8160 and Nurse Sova will bring the medication to your car.”

  • Go to our PTA Facebook page to see our Family Fun Challenges. http://coltspta.org/

  • On the May 6-7 pick up days and on the May 29th drop off/collect belongings date, please return any library books. We will collect them in the car rider lines as we pass out belongings and packets.

Ideas for independent learning days (at parent/guardian discretion – this work will not be collected)

Reading daily, journaling, explore a topic of interest, explore a potential career

Check out these fun DAILY activities for K-12 from Discovery Education https://den.discoveryeducation.com/participate/dailyde

Virtual Field Trips from Discovery Education


ETV is showing educational content during the week


Exercise, draw, paint and have fun!

Fun With Related Arts

Join us in these optional activities provided to you by the Related Arts Teachers.

Mrs. Kendall’s workout- https://drive.google.com/a/fmsdmail.org/file/d/1q2HxhEgHruxl40Vg2EV8sKn_zv0S4U6A/view?usp=drivesdk

Mrs. Ficklen's Read Alouds-






Mr. McCurley's Virtual Music Class- https://sites.google.com/fmsdmail.org/mr-mccurleys-elearning/

Mrs. Martin 5th Grade Art Contest- (5th Only) https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vP9zpnOmjRxl70kB0ZoSQr-rqSf2a1Bb46Q8G9gwWzo/edit?usp=sharing

Mrs. Cageao- has a subscription to Shapegrams. The first 4 Shapegrams are free. There are many drawing and general tool bar skills to learn while having fun. Join the fun by logging into your Google Drive > Click on the waffle & Classroom > click + in the top right to add a class > the class code is 2wrlmte. Watch the video to learn cool tricks and tips and start with 1 and work your way to the higher numbers. Have fun!


I have created a Google Classroom for Shapegrams. The code for students to join is: 2wrlmte I encourage them to watch the video before starting the activity.

It is fun and the kids will learn many tips and tools for using Google G Suite not just Google Drawing. Please share with your students this information I would appreciate it. I will upload a new Shapegram every Monday and Wednesday.

A weekly coding lesson with famous people! The lessons last about an hour every Wednesday at 1PM. There have been 5 so far. Watch from the beginning, they get harder. There are fun activities for you to try too. Use the link below to catch up and get in on the fun.


Is Coding your thing? Mrs. Cageao has created a trail class for learning to code. Call her at 980-355-9122 or send her an email at cageaoa@fortmillschools.org and she will send you a username and password with a class code for Tynker. There are only 30 slots open for now so don't wait.