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Principal's Message

Good afternoon Junior Jacket families,

Thank you for everything you do for our students and staff. Your support of our school continues to amaze all of us. We love having our students back in our classrooms, so thank you from all of us for trusting us to teach, care for, and love your child. Please see the newsletter below for the following information:

  • Important Dates
  • 19-20 Yearbook Update
  • Book Fair Information
  • FMSD Parent Tech Support Site
  • FMVA Parent Responsibilities

Together in Education,

Jad Griffin


Important Dates

Please see the important dates below.
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19-20 Yearbook Update

Great news for parents who had students here last year! We have received our yearbooks and are currently working on a plan to get them distributed to all of our students from last year. Stay tuned for more information! And thank you so much for your patience!

Book Fair!

Please see the button and attached PDF below to access important information about our virtual book fair through Scholastic. This is a great way to get books into your child's hands and help our school!

Cub Scout Information

Please see the information below from our local Cub Scout Organization!

Cub Scouts enjoy great adventures and fun activities with kids their own age in a family-friendly environment. Scouting leads to new friends, strong values, and increased self-esteem. Maximize your child’s ability to succeed in life. All kindergarten through fifth grade boys and girls are invited to sign-up on September 16 or 17, 2020 via Zoom. Let Cub Scouting be your foundation for success!

Visit to register for our upcoming Zoom recruitments!

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FMSD Parent Tech Support Site

Please see the message and links below from Mrs. McNeil, the Director of the FMVA. Parents received this in an email, but I am including in the event that it was missed.

Dear FMVA Families,
Happy Friday! Below this email you will find two links. One is a Friday Update Video and the other is the link to the Technology Support Site that was created by two of our amazing Technology Integration Specialists, Mrs. C. Buchanan and Mrs. M. Mongelli. This site will be updated throughout the school year with resources. Be sure to bookmark this site. We will add it to the FMSD page soon along with the FMVA webpage. I am attaching two additional items that were mentioned in the Friday update as well. Both are great reminders for our FMVA students. We hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
Kindest Regards,
Christine McNeil
Emily McQuay

FMVA Families Friday Update

FMSD Parent Tech Support Site

FMVA Parent/Guardian Responsibilities

Please see the information below pertaining to FMVA Parent/Guardian Responsibilities from Mrs. McNeil, the FMVA Director.
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Google Meet Chats

Parents -

Please make sure that your student is using the chat box in their Google Meet for appropriate means. We have had several students who are using the chat to try to carry on side conversations and set up play dates - please ensure that they are focused on their lesson and using the chat features appropriately.

FAQ Reminder

Below is a button that takes you to a Fort Mill Elementary Frequently Asked Question form - please feel free to ask any questions that you may have and we will work to build an FAQ for parents to refer to.

Follow us on Intagram and Twitter!

We share lots of exciting news and updates from our school and classrooms on our Instagram and Twitter pages. Check out the information below!
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