Hoofbeat News eLearning Edition

May 22, 2020

Principal's Message


It is hard to believe that we are heading into the last week of the school year. I don't think anyone could have imagined that the year would end in this way, but we want to sincerely thank you for all of your patience and help. I think we will look back one day and see how this pandemic has made us all stronger in many different ways. Our students are resilient and will bounce back from this. We know this may be a difficult time for students, but we hope them getting to see their teachers in the car lines on the 29th will help. Our staff greatly misses the students and we can't wait to get back to normal.


Adam Fantone


School News

Important Dates

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 belongings (times to be determined)

May 29 Virtual Field Day Activities (optional)

June 1-4 Teacher grading

June 3 Virtual 5th Grade Graduation

June 4 Report Cards will be available online

June 5 Teacher Workday

Other Important Information

  • The last day of eLearning will take place on May 28th. Please make sure all work is being communicated/turned in to the teachers. They will continue looking at assignments to check for completion so that they can assign report card grades.

  • 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

  • If you still have any medications at school, please pick them up on May 29th when you pick up belongings.

  • On May 29, parents and students are encouraged to drive through school to pick up belongings. Our teachers will be lined up to help pass out items and wave goodbye to the students. Times are listed below by alphabetical order by last name. If you have multiple children and would like to only make one stop, just let someone in the car line know. Please notice some grades are in the bus loop and some are in the car line. Below is a map to help you if you do not know where the car line or bus loop are located. https://drive.google.com/drive/my-drive

Kindergarten bus loop- 8:00-8:45 A-I, 8:45-9:30 J-R, 9:30-10:15 S-Z

First grade car rider line- 8:00-8:45 A-I, 8:45-9:30 J-R, 9:30-10:15 S-Z

Second grade bus loop- 10:30-11:15 A-I, 11:15-12:00 J-R, 12:00-12:45 S-Z

Third grade car line- 10:30-11:15 A-I, 11:15-12:00 J-R, 12:00-12:45 S-Z

Fourth grade bus loop- 12:45-1:30 A-I, 1:30-2:15 J-R, 2:15-3:00 S-Z

FIFTH grade car line- 3:00-3:45 A-I, 3:45-4:30 J-R, 4:30-5:15 S-Z

  • June 3 will be a Virtual 5th Grade Graduation. Please look for more information about this event.

Erin's Law

  • Hello, Springfield parents. Because of the closure of school, our school counselors were unable to provide our mandatory Erin’s Law lesson. Erin’s Law addresses unsafe/inappropriate touches. It also provides students with information on what to do if someone ever tries to touch them in a way that is inappropriate, unsafe, or scary. The SC Department of Education has instructed us to communicate the below contact information with students.

    Erin’s Law official website: http://www.erinslaw.org/

    Erin’s Law Resources for parents: http://www.erinslaw.org/for-parents/

    Erin’s Law Resources for children: http://www.erinslaw.org/for-children/

Contact Information: South Carolina Department of Social Services (DSS), 1-888-CARE4US (888- 227-3487). For additional resources on Erin’s Law, please use the links below.

Virtual Field Day

  • Exciting news! PE teachers across the district have worked together to put on a Virtual Field Day going LIVE on Friday, May 29th!! There will be a link sent out that will direct families to the field day events they can choose from along with videos explaining how to do each activity. The format will be: Make it Your Own!! Pick one activity, or pick a few or pick them all! Do them all at one time, or plan it to last all day long! Pack a lunch, maybe even have a picnic outside. So many options!! Please email Mrs. Kendall (kendalla@fortmillschools.org) or Mr. Barkley (barkleyr@fortmillschools.org) if you have any questions!