Beck's Buzz

October 11, 2021

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NHI Blitz


Help your student end the first nine weeks on a positive note! Our teachers and staff are working ALL WEEK to help students complete missed assignments and make up tests and quizzes.

Please follow up by checking in backpack to see if your child is missing any work.


We will be administering the PSAT to 8th grade students on October 13th.

Only students who signed up during the registration window will be tested. Testing will begin promptly at 8:30 in the gym and end around 12:30.

If your student is testing, please do not plan any early dismissals for that day before 12:30. Students should bring #2 wooden pencils and a calculator, if they have one. We will have some basic calculators available to borrow during testing.

If you are unsure if your students is testing please contact Mrs. Swartz at All students registered to test will also be sent home with a Student Guide on Friday Oct. 8th.

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Make- Up Pictures and Virtual Picture Day October 22

Virtual students are invited to have pictures taken either 12:30-1:30 or 3:30-3:45.

Students who need to have their picture retaken or missed the first picture day, can have their picture taken on October 22. Students will be called down by grade level in the afternoon.

Thank You To Our Amazing Business Partners

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Our award winning PTSA works hard to fund programs at the school level. Your support is needed to ensure that we can work together to meet the needs of our students.

Our PTSA is working hard to achieve 100% PTSA Membership. In order to do this, they are offering incentives to our student body with every milestone they reach.

It is easy to join! You can click on the link below and it will only take 120 seconds to complete your membership. Remember that you can purchase multiple memberships if you would like to sponsor other families.

Target: 500 memberships

Reward: 42 Sweet Treat "raffles" for students and 8 for faculty/staff

Target: 600

Reward: Popsicles

Target: 700

Reward: Popcorn and a movie at lunch

Target: 857= 100%!!!

Reward: dress down day for the school and outdoor lunch/ recess time

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Changes Due to Covid and Contact Tracing

As you probably know by now, DHEC has expanded the close contact range from 3 feet to 6 feet. This means that if a student is sitting within 6 feet of a student who tests positive they will be considered a close contact and will have to quarantine.

Some things that can keep a student from quarantining are being vaccinated or having Covid within the past 90 days.

While masks are not currently required for students, it is important to note that if both the student who tests positive and the close contact are both wearing a mask properly than they would not have to quarantine unless they are closer than 3 feet. Our goal is to keep students in school, so we are encouraging students to wear masks.

Morning Holding:

Due to space constraints, we will only hold one grade level at a time in the gym, while the rest of the students will report to their grade level hall.

For the next two weeks, 6th graders will now be holding in the gym while 7th and 8th grade students will report to grade level holding areas.

Changes In Quarantine Process

Parents received a phone call and Backpack messenger last week detailing the ability to reduce the number of days a close contact has to quarantine.

Students would need to test negative no earlier than day 5. The negative test results will be submitted to the county and then a new return date will be issued.

See the steps outlined below.

  • Quarantined student gets PCR test on day 5 of quarantine (day 15 for students who are on a 20-day quarantine)
    • Per DHEC, rapid antigen or home test is not accepted for early return
  • Test result is negative
  • Student has no COVID-19 symptoms
  • Student submits PCR test result to
  • Student receives revised return to school date
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Looking For An Afterschool Program?

Look no further than Beck Academy. We have an excellent after school program at very competitive rates. Your child will receive help with their homework, a snack, and the opportunity to participate in fun activities.

Check out our EDP program at the link below.

Dress Code

Students are required to dress according to the guidelines below. Students must be in dress code when they arrive on campus and remain until they exit campus. Teachers and staff are expected to enforce these guidelines at all times. Student’s dress code for attending a school function in the evening must meet Greenville County School (GCS) Dress Code or according to guidelines set for the particular event.

SHIRTS: Shirts must be blue, pink, white, black, grey or khaki.

  • Must have a collar

  • Must be a solid color

  • Must have sleeves

  • May not have stripes

  • Boys’ shirts must remain tucked in at all times while on campus or fieldtrips.

  • Girls must have all of their mid-section covered by their shirts when they raise their hands above their heads and no low cut shirts allowed.

  • Girls may not tie up their shirts in the front or back.

  • No tank tops or spaghetti-strap shirts may be worn over dress code shirts.

  • Top shirt must have a collar and sleeves.

  • Dress code shirt must be worn under sweater, sweatshirt, pull-over or light jacket.


  • Must be NAVY BLUE, BLACK or KHAKI. NO WHITE bottoms allowed for Beck uniforms

  • Jeans and leggings are NOT permitted

  • Pants must have a seam and pockets

  • Overalls, sweatpants (sweatshirt material), or other athletic pants /shorts may NOT be worn.

  • Pants, shorts and skirts must be worn with the waistline above the hips at all times.

  • Pants cannot be tucked in socks or drag on the floor.

  • Skirts, dresses and shorts must be fingertip length

Outerwear: Must be blue, black, pink, white, grey or khaki.

  • Hooded garments ARE NEVER permitted inside the building.

  • Heavy coats may NOT be worn in the classrooms.

  • Sweaters, vests, lightweight jackets sweatshirts, and fleece may be worn in the classroom permitting they are solid dress code colors (blue, pink, black, white, grey and khaki). These items may not hang below finger tips or have a hood or logo other than pocket logos.

  • No Denim outerwear is allowed.

  • Students MUST have a collared shirt underneath lightweight outerwear

  • No logos (other than on the shirt pocket area), writing, or pictures are permitted on garments. (large American Flags, Klaver, names of schools do not meet dress code.)

  • Mismatched or two pairs of socks/ shoes of different colors are not allowed.

Shoes, Hats, and Accessories:

  • Proper shoes for school are required. No bedroom shoes or mesh type slippers may be worn on campus. Students may wear flip flops and sandals. Slides are permitted unless it posed a safety hazard to the student. Tennis shoes must be worn for PE. High heels that may cause a safety hazard will not be permitted.

  • No hats, bandanas, hair scarves, bonnets, sweatbands, skullies, “do-rags”, or sunglasses may be worn or be visible while on campus or on school bus. Extraneous articles such as chains may not hang from clothing.

  • Mouth “grillz” are not permitted.

  • Gang symbols may not be shaved in the hair/head.

  • Scarves may be worn to school but must be put in the locker upon arrival.


If it is a student’s first offense, they will be given an opportunity to call for a change of clothes but if clothing does not arrive prior to the end of 1st period students will be sent to ISS. If the clothing may cause a disruption in the academic day, the student will be placed in ISS. Students that break dress code repeatedly will receive a referral for refusal to obey and be suspended from school. In addition, according to District Policy JCDAE wearing, possessing, using, distributing, displaying or selling any clothing, jewelry, emblem, badge, symbol, sign, manner of grooming or other item that evidences or reflects membership or affiliation with any gang is prohibited.

Marvelous Monday


Students who have not received referrals during specified times will earn the right to wear Greenville County Dress Code on Marvelous Mondays.

Marvelous Mondays are scheduled for the following dates:

9/13, 9/27, 10/11, 10/25, 11/8, 11/22, 12/6, 1/10, 1/24, 2/7, 2/28, 3/14, 3/28, 4/11, 4/25, 5/9, 5/23

  • Leggings can only be worn with shirts that are fingertip length in the front and back

  • Hooded Garments are not allowed

  • Jeans may not have holes that show skin above the knee

  • Tank shirts and spaghetti straps are not allowed

  • Undergarments may not be visible

Set Up Parent Backpack - An App for Parents & Guardians

Parent Backpack is an online application that allows parents and guardians to view your student's grades, school attendance, and discipline when you are logged into the system. Parent Backpack works on any device and is mobile-friendly.

To access Parent Backpack, go to and create an account. Please access directions by clicking on Creating a Parent Backpack Account.

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