FOX FEATURES WEEKLY UPDATE
JANUARY 4, 2019
- C-TEAM BASKETBALL vs. IRMO @DFMS
- C-TEAM BASKETBALL vs. PLEASANT HILL @ PLEASANT HILL
- EXAMS (1ST AND 3RD PERIODS)
- EXAMS (4TH AND 6TH PERIODS)
SEMESTER EXAM DATES
- Thursday, January 10 - (1st and 3rd periods)
- Friday, January 11 - (4th and 6th periods)
- Monday, January 14 - (2nd and 5th periods)
- Tuesday, January 15 - Exam makeups
- Wednesday, January 16 -Exam makeups
VOTE FOR DFMS TODAY!!!
The Innovation Generation Contest invites educators and community adults to vote daily for a school of their choice for a chance to win a $25,000 MakerSpace! We have until March 3rd so vote DAILY by bookmarking this link.
Vote using this link:
YEARBOOKS ARE ON SALE!!!
FIRST SEMESTER MALE CHORUS STUDENTS
IMPORTANT 8TH GRADE INFORMATION
Parents/Guardians: Please be on the lookout in your mailbox during Winter Break for an invitation to attend your 8th-grade student’s Individual Graduation Plan (IGP) session in January. We highly encourage you to attend this session as it is an opportunity to learn information regarding the IGP and how it relates to their high school experience and the world of work. We will also discuss important upcoming dates and the high school registration process.
Team 81: January 7 - 10
Team 82: January 11; 14-16
Team 83: January 17-18; 22-23
If you have a question regarding your meeting date and time or if you need to reschedule your appointed time, please feel free to call our School Counseling office at (803) 476-4805.
A few other important dates to keep in mind for 8th-grade students:
District Magnet Fair
- January 10, 2019 - 5:00 pm - 6: 30 pm - The Center for Advanced Technical Studies
- January 15-31, 2019
- See specific dates by school listed below
- January 22 - February 4, 2019
- February 11, 2019
- February 11-18, 2019
Chapin High School
Spring Hill High School
Irmo High School
Dutch Fork High School (STEM)
Recently, we have seen an increased number of students requiring Chromebook repairs. Below are a few important reminders and procedural adjustments:
Chromebooks must be kept in the district issued case at all times.
As stated in the district Mobile Device Guide, which was signed at the beginning of the year, any Chromebook not in a case will be collected immediately.
Any damage incurred while a Chromebook is not in the case cannot be covered by the district, and will, therefore, be the financial responsibility of the family.
Beginning January 4, anytime a Chromebook is seen not in the case, it will be taken from the student and placed in a secure location in the media center.
The Chromebook will be returned to the student as soon as they provide the district issued case. Students can claim their device in the media center.
Students will not be permitted to use a loaner during this time period. Teachers will be prepared to accommodate instruction during the transition time.
Loaner Chromebooks policies are as follows:
A student who has failed to charge their device or forgotten it at home may borrow a loaner from the media center one day (on a period by period basis) with only a warning.
Any additional days that a student borrows a loaner, the student will receive lunch detention to be served the next school day.
Students will not be permitted to charge devices in classrooms or borrow teacher Chromebooks (as stated in district policy).
It is certainly our hope that all students will abide by the policies set forth by the District Issued Mobile Device Guide and the Internet Acceptable Use Agreement, and therefore avoid any consequences. Thank you for your support in keeping these valuable tools secured and prepared for learning each day.
If you have any questions, please contact our Digital Integration Specialist, Kelly Thacker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hello Silver Fox families!
REFLECTIONS ART CONTEST:
*REMINDER* final projects are due on Friday, January 4th. Please turn in at the front office along with the entry form anytime by January 4th. If you happen to miss this deadline and you'd like to participate, please email us.
Also, for digital work send in your work to our email address: email@example.com. Don’t forget to include the entry form. Your entry form should also be delivered to the main office. English teachers have packets available.
You can order spirit wear on our website all year at www.dutchforkspiritwear.com
BJ's Restaurant on Harbison Blvd. will be hosting our next spirit night on Monday, January 14th, 4p-8p. They are generously donating 20% of all food and drink sales. Please see the attached flyer.
Do you want to Spotlight a teacher? Please email us and tell us why you think they are going above and beyond as a teacher at our school. Every teacher nominated will have their morning duty or lunch duty for special area teachers taken care of for a day. The teachers truly appreciate knowing what they do matters and the break that comes with it. To nominate a teacher send an email to DFMIDDLEPTSA@gmail.com. Please add the teachers name, grade and why you are nominating them.
Box Tops are accepted year-round in the front office at DFMS. Keep collecting Box Tops our next contest will be in February. Don’t forget to download the Bonus Box Top App. Make sure you sign up to support our school DFMS ID# 584789.
Do you like planning events? We need help planning the Reflections award ceremony. Please contact Jennifer Sandsted at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any ideas or suggestions please send us an e-mail. Share your thoughts. We'd love to hear from you!
DFHS STEMposium COMING SOON!!!
Come join us at the District 5 STEMposium
Saturday, January 5th, 2019
9:00AM - 12:30PM
Dutch Fork High School
for fun STEM events!
- parent info session (9 am)
team quiz bowl
arts and crafts
break the box
and many more!
There will be prizes!
This event aims to inform students from 3rd-8th grade on the many aspects of STEM.
Students can be dropped off at the front of DFHS. Parents are welcome to stay.
The event is FREE! There may be small refreshments but no big meals.
Please send any questions to David Kennedy, DFHS math teacher, at email@example.com
Sign up for the event overall as well as specific events by January 1st at:
This event will be run by DFHS STEM students! We look forward to seeing you there!