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Electronic Newsletter for September 14, 2020

SCES Open House - Virtually - Thursday, September 17

Our annual Open House event this year will take place virtually on Thursday, September 17. You will receive a message via SeeSaw at 6:00 pm from the SCES Administration, followed by another message via SeeSaw at 6:15 pm from your child's teacher(s). The events are not live, so you will have the ability to view those messages as is convenient for you and your family.

Spartanburg School District 2 Food Service Information

Start 2 Eat

We have some wonderful news to share with each of our D2 families! Beginning Monday, Sept. 14, all Spartanburg School District 2 students will be able to eat breakfast and lunch FREE of charge!


Again, this program is for all students regardless of free-reduced lunch status, or any other circumstance! There is no need to fill out any forms or complete any paperwork, students will simply need to get in line, and Start -2- Eat!

This program will last through Dec. 18 (the Friday before our Christmas Holiday). We look forward to serving you!

Please email pr@spart2.org with any questions.

D2 Virtual Academy Meal Information

  • Pick up meals for the Virtual Academy students started this past Friday, September 11. Pick up hours are from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. The meals will be available for pick up at the bus loop at Boiling Springs Middle School each Friday. If you signed up, please mark your calendars. If you need to sign up, please contact Morgan Faile at 864-594-3200 or at Morgan.Faile@Spart2.org.

Daily Breakfast Information

Beginning, Monday, September 14, breakfast in our cafeteria will be available for students between the 7:00 am and 7:30 am each morning. If you wish for your child to get a "grab and go" breakfast, please be sure they arrive at school in time to walk to the cafeteria before 7:30 am.

Lunch Menu for this Week

Monday 9/14

Choice 1 Cheeseburger

Choice 2 Turkey Chef Salad


Tuesday 9/15

Choice 1 Burger Bites

Choice 2 BBQ Chicken Wrap


Wednesday 9/16

Choice 1 Beef Macaroni Bake

Choice 2 Cheese Quesadilla


Thursday 9/17

Choice 1 Pepperoni Pizza

Choice 2 Chicken Cheese Steak


Friday 9/18

Choice 1 Corn Dog

Choice 2 Chicken & Cheese Quesadilla

PowerSchool SIS: Parent Portal is Open!

Parents can now access student attendance and grade information by logging into the PowerSchool SIS Parent Portal. Please visit: https://spart2.powerschool.com/guardian/home.html


For log in information or assistance, please contact Mrs. Reece at 864-594-3200.

Quarter 1 Interim Reports - September 24, 2020

Due to the two week staggered start, the Quarter 1 Interim Reports will be ready on Thursday, September 24. Students will be given a hard copy and we will be emailing a copy home through Bright Arrow. More information to come on what to look for from Bright Arrow.

SCES PTO "Skip the Car Line" Raffle Coming Soon!

Would you like to SKIP the SCES afternoon car line for the rest of the school year? The SCES PTO will be selling raffle tickets for a chance to win a reserved parking spot in front of the school for afternoon pick-up for the rest of the school year!!! The winner will be able to park in the designated space each afternoon and wait for the student(s) to be released with the first group of car riders each afternoon. More information coming soon about how to purchase your tickets!

Safety is #1 Priority at SCES - Everyone Plays a Part!

As we enter this “new normal” for the 2020-2021 school year, there are a few things that will change in regards to policies and procedures found within this handbook. All changes are to ensure the health and safety of our students and faculty as well as our families. Since the pandemic is a fluid situation, our policies and procedures are subject to change based on the latest guidance from DHEC, CDC, SCDE, as well as District Two. We have added this addendum to inform you of policy changes to our normal routines and procedures. As always, thank you for your understanding and flexibility as we strive to best serve you and your children.

  • If someone in your home or someone you know exhibits symptoms or tests positive for COVID-19, please contact your child’s teacher, the school nurse, or an administrator as quickly as possible. Do NOT send your child to school or visit the school office when sick.

  • Our front office will be closed to outside visitors. Someone will meet you at the door, if you have a need to visit the school.

  • No visitors will be allowed into the instructional side of the building. This means parents and guardians cannot walk students to their classrooms, visit a classroom, or eat lunch with their child. When necessary, visitors can come into the front office following our new policies and procedures, which includes answering COVID related questions, wearing a face covering, using hand sanitizer, and maintaining social distancing.

  • *The Addendum to The Student Handbook (This is a living document and the School will continue to update our policies and procedures based on DHEC guidance.)

Considerate Blue Jays R.O.C.K.!

During our first week together, our students learned to be Considerate Blue Jays by practicing R.O.C.K.


  • "R" - Regularly Washing and Sanitizing their Hands
  • "O" - Obey Arrows and Signs in the Hallways and School
  • "C" - Choose to Wear a Mask
  • "K" - Keep their Space as Needed from Others.


We are proud of our Blue Jays...they ROCK!

Updated DHEC Guidance Documents

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) has updated a number of their school based guidance documents within the last few weeks with the latest public health guidance related to COVID-19. Please take a moment to review this important information.

Transportation

  • Parents, please remember the state requirement that masks must be worn on the bus at all times.

  • Parents are reminded to call the bus delay number for updated information about late buses. The school office does not always have this information. The best place to start is the Transportation - BUS INFORMATION LINE (864) 342-2046.

Mask Wearing Policy

  • SCDE Comprehensive Guidance on Face Coverings

    • State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman announced that the wearing of face coverings would be required for students and staff on school buses and in K-12 public school facilities.

    • We are working with our students to build their endurance to wearing their mask at all times while at school, including inside the family model classroom. Thank you, parents for helping with this practice as it can help assist as another prevention tool for the spread of COVID-19.

    • To assist students, parents, and educators with these requirements, the SCDE has compiled comprehensive guidance on who should wear face coverings and when.

    • South Carolina Department of Education Face Covering Guidelines for K-12 Public Schools

Water Bottles

Please provide your child with bringing a refillable water bottle with him to school each day. Our water fountains are high touch points, therefore we have turned them off for safety purposes. We have water resources so that students can refill their bottle through-out the day.

Distance Remote Learning Practice Days - Mark Your Calendars

  • Distance-Remote Learning Practice Days for elementary students on 3 Fridays: November 20, January 15, and March 19. Students will work from home with their regular classroom teachers throughout the day on DRL activities and lessons. Parents, please make arrangements to have someone home with their child(ren) on these dates to practice DRL. Thank you!

Spartanburg D2 COVID-19 Student Exposure Protocol

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School Supply Lists

Click here for the link to the SCES 2020-2021 School Supply List. We realize that there are some items on this year's supply lists that may be challenging to find, so please do not worry about those items. As always, we will work with our families!

The SCES Student Handbook

All Energy Bus Principles!

During the summer months, please take some time to review all 7 of the Energy Bus principles! See below on how you and your family can keep the Energy Bus rolling at home!

Reminders

*Important to have current phone numbers & email addresses:

  • Please make sure that you are stressing to your school families that they need to have the correct email and phone number in school messenger. Otherwise, they may not receive important information like school-cancellation calls or registration information.

2019 - 2020 School Improvement Council

The SCES 2019-2020 SIC

Mr. Jason McLean, Co-Chair

Ms. Kelly McLean, Co-Chair

Ms. Ashtyn Gardner, Secretary

Mr. Tim Reece

Ms. Amanda Kosiorek

Ms. Andrea Beech

Mr. Scott Davis

Mr. Micah Horton

Ms. Allison Hansen

Ms. Sandy Delgado

Ms. Laura Szynalski

Ms. Laura Meyer

Contact Information

Shoally Creek Elementary School

3777 Parris Bridge Road

Boiling Springs, South Carolina 29316

864-594-3200