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January 25, 2019

Cookin' for the Kids Chili Showdown

Saturday, Jan. 26th, 11am-1:30pm

1400 A O Jones Boulevard

Fort Mill, SC

Feed your belly! Support the students and staff of the Fort Mill School District. Have fun! Connect with the community. This event is sponsored by the Foundation for Fort Mill Schools, and all proceeds go back into the schools.

GHES Spirit Night at Kate's Skate

Saturday, Jan. 26th, 5-7pm

1530 Celanese Road

Rock Hill, SC

Spirit Wear

Another spirit wear order will be placed next Thursday, January 31st! As the mornings are getting colder, we have plenty of sweatshirt and long-sleeve options for adults and youth! Click the Store icon and there you will be able to see all options.

Happy Shopping!

Notes from the Nurses

If you are unsure about when to send your child to school and when not to, here are some helpful guidelines.


If your child has a fever of 100 or above, please keep them home until they are fever free for 24 hours without Tylenol or Motrin.


If your child has been vomiting please keep them home until they stop. DO NOT send them if they have vomited during the previous 24 hours.


If your child has an open, draining wound do not send them if the wound/sore cannot be covered without leaking through bandage.


If your child has 3 or more loose stools in a 24 hour period, please keep them home until diarrhea is resolved for 24 hours.

Pink Eye:

Do not send your child if he/she has drainage from the eye that has to be continually wiped away.


This is a contagious fungal infection. Please do not send your child is the area can’t be covered with band aid or gauze. Over the counter use of anti-fungal cream is recommended.

Strep Throat:

Please keep child home until fever free AND 24 hours after treatment.


Please keep child home for live lice until treatment given. If nits found ¼ inch near scalp, please keep home until treated. Remove all nits daily with a nit comb. Wash bedding in hot water. Wash all combs and brushes. Re-treat for lice 7-10 days after first treatment.

We would like to ask your help in helping our students stay as healthy as possible. If your student has symptoms of the flu or having a fever of 100.0 and above we ask that you keep them home. DHEC guidelines states a temperature of 100 or higher means your student is contagious, and before sending them back to school that they be free of fever, without a fever reducing medication, for 24 hours.

Our nurse and attendance clerk are willing to work with absences on an as need basis. The teachers will support your student in the catching up phase for missed class work as well.

Let’s all do our part in promoting healthy students at GHES. Remember to wash your hands!

Lorraine Watkins, RN (watkinsl@fortmillschools.org) and

Becky Johnson, RN (johnsonr@fortmillschools.org) 803-548-8246

Also, please provide a pair of pants, underwear and socks in a baggie in your child’s back pack for emergencies.

Divorce/Separation Student Support Group

WHAT: Small Group Counseling for students in grades 3-5 whose parents are divorced or separated.

WHEN: Tuesdays, 2:30-3:30, February 26-April 2 (6 weeks).

WHO: The group will be supervised by Delaney Costanzo, School Counselor, and facilitated by Rachel Lyon, School Counseling Intern, and Ashley Watson, School Psychology Intern.

WHERE: GHES Guidance Classroom

WHY: The primary purpose of the group is to let children know that they are not alone in this situation and give them a safe & confidential place to discuss feelings and concerns.

Your child does not have to be experiencing problems to benefit from the group.

The group will be capped at 10 participants.

Please contact Delaney Costanzo at costanzod@fortmillschools.org to register.

**Your child must be picked up at 3:30 in car rider line loop**

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