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PJFMS Weekly Parent & Student Newsletter 9/27-10/1/2021

Fisher Middle School Picture Day Set for September 27th (GCS Dress Code is Allowed)

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GCS COVID Testing Sites

If you plan to utilize one of the GCS COVID testing locations tale note of the flier you receive at the location. The image below tells you how to access your results with 24-30 hours of the test. If your child has a positive test, please contact your grade level administrator as soon as you can so we can begin the questionnaire process and get your date set for your child's return.
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September 27th EDGE session

The September EDGE session, which is a meeting intended specifically for our young ladies to create greater exposure and interest in STEAM careers will meet for the first time on Monday, September 27th during Advisory. This month's EDGE session is from GE and she is a mechanical engineer and will speak about wind energy.
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Hispanic Heritage Month September 15th-October 15th

Click here to learn more about Hispanic Heritage Month

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Fisher Middle School PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports

What is PBIS?

PBIS stands for Positive Behavioral and Intervention Supports

In schools, this framework involves directly teaching students expected behaviors in the building. Expected behaviors are worded in a positive way, focusing on how students should behave, rather than what they shouldn't do. PBIS schools use rewards for students to celebrate their success.

What are the Fisher expectations:

Be Safe, Be Ready, Be Respectful

What is a Fisher Feather?

Fisher Feathers are what the teachers and staff members use to reward students who are meeting our expectations. Students can exchange their Fisher Feathers for treats every other Friday in the Fisher Feather store. If you are would like to work in the Fisher Feather store, please feel free to call the office to sign up.

Donations Needed for our store:

We are always on the lookout for treats/snacks/drinks/etc that will motivate our students to behave. If you would like to donate anything to the Fisher Feather store it would be greatly appreciated. You can just send it into the office with the label PBIS and our front office staff will get it to where it needs to go.

PJFMS Substitute Teaching

We would like to invite parents and guardians to apply to become substitutes for Dr. Phinnize J. Fisher Middle School. As a substitute, you will be given the chance to be involved in our school in a unique way. Schedules are flexible and substitutes only work when they are available and willing. Substitutes have the opportunity to build connections with teachers and staff that run deeper than a typical parent teacher relationship.

If you are interested in having a substantial and lasting impact at your child’s school, please consider becoming involved as a substitute teacher. The process is easy, just go to www.greenville.k12.sc.us and apply under “Jobs”. Thank you for your consideration in being a bigger part in student success.

Want to be a PJFMS Parent Volunteer?

Please click this link HERE to explore your options when it comes to being a parent volunteer at Fisher Middle School. This would include in-school opportunities such as Field & STEAM Day and external events such as class trips or field trips.

Student-Led Conferences October 19th, 2021

During Open House families were given their first opportunity to sign up for their child's student-led conference. You still have plenty of time to get signed up for yours. Your child's team will continue to contact you about getting one set up for 10/19/21. A few things you should know:

* The conference will be led by your child and they will have practiced for this meeting for weeks

* Your child has lots of information to share with you about their learning story

* The meeting will only last 15-20 minutes

* If you have a necessary time because of your own schedule contact your child's team ASAP and secure one of the remaining time slots available... they are filling up so don't wait to secure your meeting time

* These meetings are in-person at Fisher Middle School

Parent Backpack

Parents are strongly encouraged to create a Backpack account for their children. Greenville County Schools uses Backpack to provide parents with the most recent news and information about our schools. The Backpack for Parents account also provides parents, guardians, or contacts with a central place to sign in to:

  • View their student's information including demographics, attendance, classes, grades, lunch balances, and test scores
  • Apply or register their student to Special Focus schools and programs (Fine Arts Center, Career Centers, etc.)
  • Receive alerts and notifications regarding their students
  • View their student's school and contact information
  • Manage parent and contact information for their students

Click the link for instructions.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1VLfZzYSvD3K7q60iTRm3iaF5FL6-_CEl/view?usp=sharing

Link in Spanish: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1VN9vJP2NZuuMFuVmvTU_ft54kw_3qmmH/view?usp=sharing

CARLINE ASSISTANCE

Carline reminders:


  • If you need extra carline numbers your Firebird can get them in the office with an ID

Morning Carline



  • The RIGHT LANE is for 6th Grade cars only
  • The LEFT LANE is for 7th & 8th Grade cars only
  • If you are 7th/8th do not block the right lane in the AM so folks can get through
  • Pull all the way around when you arrive in either location so we can fit more cars in the car loop
  • Drop is only ONE lane in morning drop off (nearest the sidewalk)
  • Your child should Be Ready to unload upon arrival
  • Everyone has some place to be in the morning. Be Patient, Be Safe and Be Kind!

After School Carline



  • We begin double stacking at 2:45 or after as 2:45 is when Early Dismissal ends. Please leave a lane open for Early Dismissal families until after 2:45.
  • Upon entering the car loop pull all the way around to the stopping point... even if you see your child next to you. A supervisor will be at the stopping point
  • Carline numbers begin getting posted before 3:00PM
  • Carline numbers are posted on our boards using SAS
  • Your child MUST be watching for you. LOTS of parents are getting frustrated because the line is called to move and folks want to hold up the line waiting for their child. When it's time to go, it's time to go.
  • Your child should NOT load into your vehicle until a supervisor loads them and especially NOT when cars are still moving
  • When we stop loading and release cars, the whole group is to pass through.
  • If your child did not load you have 2 choices: 1) Go through the carline again 2) Pull into the south parking lot, park, and walk up to get your child. Holding up carline is not an option
  • We release the first wave at 3:21 and approximately every 3 minutes thereafter
  • Your child's number is already posted during this time so if they are outside it means their number has been posted (Until we call All Remaining)
  • We have discussed After School expectations for Being Ready, Being Respectful & Being Safe with our students over this first week. Please reinforce these expectations with your Firebird.
  • Finally, be reminded that we dismiss at 3:15PM. All car riders should be picked up by 3:45PM.
  • Any parent arriving at 4:00 or later will be expected to park, come to the main office, and sign your child out.


We appreciate your help!