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September 2015

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A Note from Mrs. Ehlich, Principal

Hello CSF family-

I am so excited to welcome both you and your child to what is sure to be an outstanding 2015-2016 school year! We look forward to many exciting things planned for this school year, including our EXCEL 1:1 digital conversion. It is during the first few years of school that children form attitudes about themselves, others, learning, and the environment. These feelings last a lifetime, so we strive to assist students in developing positive attitudes. All students are successful when families and schools work together. We encourage you to participate in as many of our school functions as possible. This is going to be the best year yet!


Sincerely,

Mandy Ehlich

We are going digital!

Each month an electronic copy of our newsletter will be sent to families via a SMORE link. This electronic newsletter will allow parents to have the most updated school information at their fingertips. Please keep your email address up-to-date with the school so you can enjoy this new method of communication.

Release of Directory Information

DIRECTORY INFORMATION


Students participate in a variety of school-related events and activities that are subject to some form of publicity—from honor rolls to media coverage of special events. In publicizing student accomplishments or school events, due care is taken to ensure that it serves the best interest of students. A school or district office employee is present whenever a student is photographed or interviewed. Information about students may appear in newspaper articles, on television, in radio broadcasts, on displays, on the World Wide Web, or in district or school promotional pieces (school annuals, brochures, fliers, newsletters, programs for sports or cultural events, television shows, videotape, websites, etc.).


The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act allows schools to release “directory information,” i.e., student’s name, address, telephone number, date and place of birth, photograph (the District considers photographs to include digital images, including digital photographs and recordings related to school- or district-sponsored events, activities, and special recognition, as directory information; video surveillance footage of school buses or school property, however, is not considered directory information), subjects of study, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of athletic team members, dates of attendance, diploma or certificate and awards received, the most recent previous school attended, and other similar information. In addition, federal laws require schools to provide military recruiters, upon request, with three directory information categories—names, addresses, and telephone listings—unless parents have advised the school that they do not want their student's information disclosed. If for some reason you object to your child’s inclusion/identification in publicized school recognitions/events/activities, including a school- or District-maintained website/Facebook page, or wish to opt out of the provision for contact information to the military, you must, within 15 days of registration, advise the principal in writing (annually) of the specific type of directory information to withhold.

EXCEL Personalized Digital Learning


The link below will provide parents with information on our district's digital conversion initiative. We are very excited to be able to transform teaching and learning by providing all students in grades 3–12 with an iPad Mini so they will have the technology to be college and career ready.




http://www.spartanburg2.k12.sc.us/D2DC/PDF/EXCEL_PSG.pdf

MARK YOUR CALENDARS



September 3: Spirit Night at Chick-fil-A 5:00-8:00 p.m.


September 4-11: Book Fair


September 7: NO SCHOOL - Labor Day


September 15: MAP Testing Ends


September 15: Open House


September 16: 4K-2nd Goodies for Grandparents


Septmber 17: Interim Reports

3rd-5th Goodies for Grandparents


September 25: School Spirit Day



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Looking Ahead:


October 1: Yearbook Pictures

4K-2nd Muffins for Moms


October 2: 3rd-5th Muffins for Moms