Fins Up Newsletter

McKissick Academy of Science and Technology: 12.29.21

December 29, 2021

I hope all of our Shark Families are having a wonderful time on their break! We usually send out a Fins Up Newsletter on the Friday before the next week, but with the New Year's Holiday on Friday I thought we would send it out sooner. We are so excited about the new things happening in 2022 and we can't wait to spend it with you! Please take a few minutes to see all of the events occurring early in the year. Also, if anyone has come in contact with COVID, there is a QR for a form to fill out. Thank you so much and we look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, January 4th for our students' first day back!

Committed to Success,

Heather Touchberry

Winter Break Covid Reporting

Please use the link below or the QR code to report any Covid-19 information occurring over Winter Break.

Student COVID Reporting - MAST

Magnet Mondays

Please share the information below with families interested in joining our MAST school family! During these nights, we will highlight our STEM and Montessori programs. Please note that if you are interested in the Montessori program, you must attend one of these nights.
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Magnet School Email and Applications

The School District of Pickens County will begin sending out magnet information and applications for next school year. However, this is only for "new" magnet students that are not currently here and enrolled at McKissick. There is no need to apply again once accepted. However, in the spring we will send out confirmation forms for our current students. We are so thankful for you!


https://www.pickens.k12.sc.us/o/mast/article/595553

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Family Engagement Opportunities

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Pup Tales

Each month we host toddler story time for children not in school, ages birth to 4. We read a book, participate in sensory activities, and sing songs. In addition to these activities, we will send home an activity and book with you to enjoy with your child. Please share with any families that would like to participate! They do not have to be connected to MAST.
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Real Men Read

We want to encourage our students to read by emphasizing men around the community reading to them. Any man (connected or not to MAST) is invited to come read to a class. We will provide the book! Please contact Angela Spearman at angelaspearman@pickens.k12.sc.us or 397-2230.
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Lunch with your student

The district is now allowing parents to eat with their students for lunch! If you would like to eat lunch with your student, please send an email or Schoology message to the teacher. We can only allow one parent per class due to limited spacing in the lunch room. We are excited to welcome parents back in the building!

Yearbook Sales!

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Free 24/7 Tutoring Help for ALL SC Students

SCDE & the State Library System have partnered to provide free access to tutoring for all SC students. Please contact Lauren Phillips at 355-2254 or laurenphillips@pickens.k12.sc.us for log in information.

January Lunch Menu

The lunch menu is below. Just a reminder that all student lunches are free to families this year through federal Covid-19 funding.

http://sdpcnutrition.com/Portals/1/Docs/Menu/McKissick%20Academy.pdf


***Due to food shortages in the nation, lunch choices are subject to change on a daily basis.

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