The Shoally Creek Elementary Tweet

April 2020

A Message from the Principal

Greetings, Shoally Creek Families!


I hope you all are having a great week and staying safe and healthy! Please know that we miss all of our students and our families during this time! What we are experiencing has all been new for everyone and I know we will be better and stronger because we continue to work together as a school family!


We really enjoyed getting to see some of our families during our first "SCES Parade of Teachers" back on March 26th (check out the video below)! We LOVED getting to wave and share some positive words of encouragement with our students, as well as other community members. We will doing a couple more parades during the month of April, so get ready! We anticipate our next parade taking place on Wednesday, April 15! More details to follow! Get your signs ready! ♥


Due to our extended school closure, and so that we ensure students retain/continue their learning, we have a second 10-day Distance Learning Packet for all of our 4K – 4th grade students. As before, we have selected one day in which we will welcome families onto our campus in order to pick-up these packets. The date for picking-up these packets is set for Tuesday, April 7th from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm. If you cannot come during this time, please call the school so that we can accommodate your schedule. These packets focus on some of the most fundamental standards for your child’s grade level. Since our first packet pick-up went so smoothly, we will provide the same drive-thru service for our families this time. A few additional things will take place when you come on Tuesday, April 7th that we want to tell you about: one will be the collection of our first Distance Learning Packets, which should be completed by that time; and two will be allowing our 3rd and 4th grade students to pick-up their iPad devices (provided parents read and sign the “iPad Parent Agreement” form prior to, or at the time, of pick-up). Again, all families are asked to come to the school on Tuesday, April 7th between the hours of 8:00 am – 3:00 pm. To help us prepare for this day, we are asking all families to complete a brief SCES Elementary Distance Learning Information survey by Friday, April 3, 2020. We are asking that all families complete this survey as it will be beneficial for us moving forward on our distance learning path.


Please remember that our district is providing drive-up “Grab and Go” breakfast/lunch combos at Boiling Springs Middle School and Chesnee High School Mondays - Fridays from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm, this includes the week of spring break. If you are not able to visit a meal site location, please call our school office at 864-594-3200.


We would also like to share with everyone that in order to further protect the citizens within our community during the COVID-19 health crisis, effective Wednesday, March 25, all District 2 schools and the District Office will be closed to walk up visitors until further notice. All citizens who need to visit schools or the district office should contact the main office at each location for assistance. Please call ahead for assistance. We will be here to assist and serve. Our school office number is 864-594-3200. Please visit our district’s webpage for further information related to COVID-19.


Teachers’ home office hours will resume on Monday, April 6. They will continue to be available for office hours 9-11 and 1-3 Monday through Friday throughout the Distance Learning time.


And finally, but also important...Online Registration for returning students for the 2020-2021 school year is currently open. You should have received important registration information via email back on Thursday, March 26th from Pearson Online Registration. Included in that email is your child’s required Snapcode that is needed to begin the registration process. If you believe you do not receive this important registration email, please be sure to check your SPAM or Junk email as it might be located there. If you have questions, or require assistance with the online registration process, please feel free to call the school at 864-594-3200.


We want everyone to know that we are here to offer help and support in any way that we can during this time. We are here to serve our students and our families. Take care of yourselves and each other!


Sending lots of positive energy your way!


Mrs. Meyer

#SCEL♥veWhereYouLearn

#D2DifferenceMakers

All Energy Bus Principles!

During the months of April and May, we will be reviewing all 7 of the Energy Bus principles! See below on how you and your family can keep the Energy Bus rolling at home!

Help Find Positive Educators!

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SCES Virtual Spirit Week: April 13 - 17

Monday, April 13

Create a Positive Vision - Favorite Sunglasses/Eye Wear (share your pictures)

Tuesday, April 14

Drive with Purpose - Send in a picture of you doing your favorite talent/hobby

Wednesday, April 15

Love Your Passengers - Send in a picture of your positive sidewalk chalk messages & look for our next "Parade of Teachers"

Thursday, April 16

Transforming Negativity - Wear your clothes inside out (share your pictures)

Friday, April 17

Enjoy the Ride - School Spirit Colors / Energy Bus T-shirt (share your pictures)

At-Home Learning Resources for Parents

Parent Resources:


iReady Parent Website

  • Our i-Ready Family Center is available to any parent. We have been updating this with specific information on using i-Ready at home as a longer-term solution.


iReady Tech Check


Free At-Home Reading Resources from Scholastic

  • Click here to begin using these free, at-home reading resources with students from Scholastic!
  • These may be good to use now and in the future should we ever need to use distance learning. User Name: Learning20 Password: Clifford

Spartanburg Two Title I 4K Registration, New Student 5K & 1st Grade Registration is OPEN!

Please share with family, friends, and neighbors that live in the Shoally Creek Elementary attendance zone that 4K Registration, New to D2 5K & 1st Grade Registration for the 2020-2021 school year is now open!


If you have questions, please call the school office at 864-594-3200.

2020-2021 Online Student Registration is OPEN!

Online registration for the 2020-2021 school year is currently OPEN for returning D2 students! By now, you should've received an email from Pearson Online Registration which contains your child's Snapcode! (If not, please check your SPAM or Junk folders.) All registrations must be completed online once again this year. You will be able to pay fees, too!


Those students that fully complete their registration (including paying fees) by May 31, 2020 will be able to know who their teacher for the 2020-2021 school year will be by June 20, 2020. A postcard will be mailed over the summer.


If you have any questions concerning our online registration process, please contact our school office at 864-594-3200. We are here to help you!

Yearbooks for Sale!

20219-2020 Shoally Creek Elementary School Yearbooks are currently on sale for $20.00 through the Josten's website, www.jostens.com, or by sending a check or cash to school.

Upcoming April Events

April Events

*Wednesday, April 1:

  • Spring Break


*Thursday, April 2:

  • Spring Break


*Friday, April 3:

  • Spring Break


*Monday, April 6:

  • Welcome Back!!
  • Complete Distance Learning Packet #1 & Prepare to Turn In!


*Tuesday, April 7:

  • Distance Learning Packet Drop-off & Pick-up from 8:00 am until 3:00 pm
  • Complete Day 11 and one Related Arts Activity!


*Wednesday, April 8:

  • Suzuki Strings - Practice your lessons!
  • Complete Day 12 and one Related Arts Activity!


*Thursday, April 9:

  • Complete Day 13 and one Related Arts Activity!


*Friday, April 10:

  • SCES Spirit Day - Wear a SCES T-shirt! (Share your spirit on FB with us!)
  • Complete Day 14 and one Related Arts Activity!


*Monday, April 13:

  • Complete Day 15 and one Related Arts Activity!


*Tuesday, April 14:

  • Complete Day 16 and one Related Arts Activity!


*Wednesday, April 15:

  • Suzuki Strings - Practice your lessons!
  • Complete Day 17 and one Related Arts Activity!


*Thursday, April 16:

  • Complete Day 18 and one Related Arts Activity!


*Friday, April 17:

  • SCES Spirit Day - Wear a SCES T-shirt! (Share your spirit on FB with us!)
  • Complete Day 19 and one Related Arts Activity!


*Monday, April 20:

  • Complete Day 20 and one Related Arts Activity!

*Tuesday, April 21:

  • TBD


*Wednesday, April 22:

  • Suzuki Strings - Practice your lessons!
  • TBD


*Thursday, April 23:

  • TBD


*Friday, April 24:

  • SCES Spirit Day - Wear a SCES T-shirt! (Share your spirit on FB with us!)
  • TBD


*Monday, April 27:

  • TBD


*Tuesday, April 28:

  • TBD


*Wednesday, April 29:

  • Suzuki Strings - Practice your lessons!
  • TBD


*Thursday, April 30:

  • TBD

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

Bus Transportation Regulations & Safety Information

Please visit this link for information on district bus transportation regulations and safety information: https://www.spart2.org/departments/transportation/school_bus_safety_rules_and_regulations

Contact Information

Shoally Creek Elementary School

3777 Parris Bridge Road

Boiling Springs, South Carolina 29316

864-594-3200