Ebinport Elementary: Eagle Eye News

May 3, 2021

Important Dates

May 18: MAP Reading Test for 1st, 2nd, 4th, and 5th Grades

May 20: MAP Math Test for 1st - 5th Grades

May 25: SC Ready Reading Day 1

May 28: District Closed - NO SCHOOL

May 31: Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL

June 2: SC Ready Reading Day 2

June 8: SC Ready Math

June 10: MAP Reading ELA and 4th SCPASS Science

June 22: Half Day - Last Day of School

June 23: Teacher Work Day

Parent Opinion Survey

Dear Parents.

Section 59-18-900 of the Education Accountability Act requires that annual school report cards include “evaluations of the school by parents, teachers, and students.” Parent perceptions as collected in the Parent Opinion Survey appear on our school report card and provide school staff with insight to issues within our school. Additionally, results from the Parent Opinion Survey are used by the Education Oversight Committee to meet the requirements of Section 59-28-190 of the Parental Involvement in Their Children’s Education Act.

Although the Parent Opinion Survey has been administered for many years, only parents of students in the highest grade in elementary and middle schools and parents of 11th graders in high schools previously were afforded the opportunity to respond to the paper survey. This year the survey has been moved to an online platform and is accessible via computer and mobile device. All parents of students in grades K-12 may now participate.

Please complete the Parent Opinion Survey by: May 21, 2021.

To access the Parent Opinion Survey click on this link: https://ed.sc.gov/surveys/parent-survey/

Once at the survey, choose either the English or Spanish version of the survey to complete. Families should complete only one survey for each of their children enrolled in public school.

Next, enter the seven-digit ID of our school. The ID for our school is 4603023

Before opening the survey, the name of the school will appear, and you will be asked to confirm that you are completing the survey for the correct school.

Each school where your children are enrolled will provide you with their school ID.

You will receive a letter from the State Superintendent of Education with additional information. Please read that letter before completing the survey.

The survey is anonymous, but if you feel uncomfortable in responding to any question you may skip that question. The survey will note that a question has been left unanswered, but you can click continue to proceed without answering the question.

Your time and effort in completing this survey is greatly appreciated.

Carolina Family Engagement Center Family Survey

It's that time of year for surveys! This survey, sponsored by our partners at the Carolina Family Engagement Center, will help us better understand how families and schools work together to support students' learning. This survey is given by a team at the University of South Carolina. Your responses to this survey are anonymous, and you will not be asked for your name. Results will be summarized and shared with CFEC staff, school, and district leaders. It should take about 5 minutes to complete. We appreciate you taking this survey. Below is a link for the survey in English and in Spanish. Thank you!

The Eagle's Nest Newsletter - May 2021

Rising 6th Graders

This week, our rising 6th graders have received their recommendations and their course selection packets for next school year! Please be sure to review this information with your students and discuss which courses they would be interested in taking next school year.

If you have any questions, you may ask your student's teacher or our School Counselor, Ms. Morgan (camorgan@rhmail.org).

Help Us Build A Sensory Garden at Ebinport!

Here's a great opportunity to help our Ebinport kids and staff have some learning fun and better cope with the ongoing stress of the COVID-19 pandemic at the same time!

Help us "populate" our new Ebinport SENSORY GARDEN by donating items or providing funding support -- it is as easy as looking over the SignUp Genius list that the Ebinport SIC and PTO have created!


Donated items should be dropped off at the school. Look for the poster sign located outside the back gate near the cafeteria. Then, please email Principal Kelsey and Dave Keely that day to let them know you have left a donation for the Sensory Garden.



Volunteers will be "constructing" the new garden area during March, so stay tuned and let Principal Kelsey and Dave Keely know if you would like to help with that as well!

Reserve the Spirit Rock for your Eagle!

Families, did you know you can reserve our Spirit Rock to celebrate your Eagle?! This is a fundraiser for PTO and the cost is $20 to reserve one week (Sunday-Saturday). You can paint the rock to celebrate your student's birthday or share a special message. Contact Ebinport PTO President, Mrs. Heather Robinson, at hrobinson@rhmail.org to check availability and reserve the rock.
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Earn Money For Our School!

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COVID-19 Communication

Please contact an administrator or the school nurse (Rhonda Cranford, RN, direct line:803-981-1564) if your student tests positive for Covid-19 or is in close contact with a person who has tested positive.

Communication this school year is key in the prevention and spread of the Covid-19 virus.

What does it mean to be a close contact of someone with COVID-19?

Close contact is defined as being within 6 feet of someone who tested positive for COVID-19 for at least several minutes (usually about 15 minutes). The virus is spread primarily from person to person through respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks. It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth or nose. That is why it is so important to wash your hands often and clean frequently touched surfaces at least daily.

Help With SeeSaw (K-2) and Canvas (3-5)

Please click here for parent help sessions that you can access to assist your child with using these programs.

All Parents - Mobile Computing Guide

Click here for required information to secure your child's device for this year. This presentation and information is in English and Spanish.

Need Tech Help?

Starting on September 8th, you can call 324-TECH (8324) to reach a Rock Hill Schools centralized HELP Desk. Our technology techs will be answering your calls for support from 7:30 am - 3:30 pm.
Return to School Plan for Rock Hill Schools

Many questions about plans and procedures - especially regarding COVID - can be found here.

Stay Connected

In order to stay connected to what's happening at Ebinport (and to see all of the amazing things our students and teachers do at school), please not only read this weekly newsletter, but also follow us on Facebook, Instagram (Ebinport_Elementary), and Twitter (@EbinportES).