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Electronic Newsletter for October 5, 2020

Energy Bus Positive Pep Rally Kick-off

Fall Picture Day - October 6

We will have our annual picture day on Tuesday, October 6. For our students attending our Virtual Academy, we invite them to come to the school's front office between 3:00 pm and 4:00 pm on Tuesday after school.


As we are doing with all of our planned events, we have added a layer of extra safety to our Fall Picture Day. Along with own new safety procedures for picture day, the following statement has been provided to our school from Images, our school photography company:


"As IMAGES employees, we are all wearing masks and cleaning/sanitizing the photo stations. This year, we're standing everyone up to be photographed, (no touching a stool) for the underclassmen. We're using a touch-less bar code system where and when we can if we are provided the necessary information for this to be successful. We're always standing at least 6 feet away from the student behind the camera to ensure social distancing. The students are in our presence less than 2 minutes, from start to finish. Implemented also, is a no touch policy on all students. We have put all these safety protocols in place so we can keep the school safe with our presence. All of which are within the CDC Covid-19 guidelines."

SCES PTO "Skip the Car Line" Raffle Winner!

Thank you to everyone who purchased raffle tickets for a chance to "Skip the Car Line!" A lucky winner was drawn on Wednesday, September 30, 2020! Congratulations to Jennifer Smith (parent of SCES student, Harper Smith)! Again, thank you for your support!

Fire Prevention Week: October 5-9

We are looking forward to partnering with the Boiling Springs Fire Department to have a great Fire Prevention Week! Each day, the BSFD is providing us with videos to help our students know about fire prevention and safety. We appreciate our community partnership with some of our first responders!

Morning Math with McLean - Virtual Events Planned for SCES Parents!

Come join our Math Coach, Mrs. McLean, virtually, as she leads a math class that will provide strategies to help your child excel in math from home. Attendees will receive a bag of math manipulatives to help with math concepts from home.”


We will offer the following sessions:

  • Tuesday, October 13th for 4k/5k students (Please RSVP by 10/6/20.)
  • Tuesday, October 20th for 1st/2nd grade students (Please RSVP by 10/13/20.)
  • Tuesday, October 27th for 3rd/4th grade students (Please RSVP by 10/20/20.)


To RSVP, return the bottom portion of the invitation to school to your child’s teacher.

Parent-Teacher Conferences Coming Soon!

Parents/Guardians,

Please mark your calendars for the afternoons of Monday, October 19 and Tuesday, October 20 for a scheduled parent-teacher conference with your child's teacher. These conferences will be held via ZOOM conferencing between the hours of 2:45 pm and 6:00 pm.

Energy Bus Principle #1: "You're the Driver"

This month we will reinforce taking personal responsibility for our actions, not blaming or complaining, but feeling empowered to take risk and make necessary changes to get the results we desire.

The Week Ahead

Monday, October 5:
  • Fire Prevention Week
  • G/T - 3rd Grade


Tuesday, October 6:

  • Fire Prevention Week
  • Fall Picture Day
  • Fall Picture Time for SCES Virtual Academy - 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm (come to front office)


Wednesday, October 7:

  • Fire Prevention Week
  • Suzuki Strings


Thursday, October 8:

  • Fire Prevention Week
  • G/T - 4th Grade


Friday, October 9:

  • Fire Prevention Week
  • SCES Spirit Day

Spartanburg School District 2 Food Service Information

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

10/5

Choice 1 Cheeseburger

Choice 2 Turkey Chef Salad


10/6

Choice 1 Chicken Alfredo

Choice 2 BBQ Chicken Wrap


10/7

Choice 1 Yogurt Platter Fun Lunch

Choice 2 Chicken Sandwich


10/8

Choice 1 Pepperoni Pizza

Choice 2 Turkey and Cheese Sub


10/9

Choice 1 Corn Dog

Choice 2 Chicken Caesar Wrap

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.

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.

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!

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