SPMS Panther Update

Fall 2021

Prevent COVID spread! Students need their own water bottle. If they lost the one the school gave them at the beginning of the year, they will need to bring one from home.

Family Data Conferences

Please check your email for a special invitation to attend your scholar's Data Conference. Data conferences will be ongoing from now through November 2. The purpose of this conference is to let you know how your scholar did on their most resent major state tests. We will also share your scholar's strengths and weaknesses. As an added "Thank You", attending your scholar's data conference, parents become eligible for special recognition from our Parenting Staff. Recognition includes such things as receiving a Holiday Gift Card in December.

Your scholars are also looking at their data and creating goals for this academic year in their CCR (Flex) class.

If you have any questions, please reach out to your scholar's CCR (Flex) teacher.

Red Ribbon Week and Fall Spirit Week

The week of October 18 was be packed with information and activities for our scholars.

Red Ribbon Week


We’re excited to announce the 2021 National Red Ribbon Week Theme, Drug Free Looks Like Me™. The theme is a reminder that everyday Americans across the country make significant daily contributions to their communities by being the best they can be because they live Drug-Free!

Fall Spirit Week

Students got to dress according to our themed dress days.

Monday - 90's Day

Tuesday - Twin Day

Wednesday - Unity Day - Wear orange. Panthers unite, take a stand against bullying.

Thursday - Panther Retirement Day

Check out our FaceBook page to see some of the fun outfits of the week!

Acceleration Schools Parent and Community Meeting

Acceleration Schools Parent and Community Meeting

Acceleration Schools Parent and Community Meeting (Espanol)

Parents and community members are invited to come and learn more about Acceleration Schools. Please click the links above for more information. Burke with be a host site on October 26, at 6 PM. Please make sure to register if you plan to attend. Thanks!

Dress Code Policy

Parents, we are noticing that students are coming to school out of uniform and not following CCSD dress code. Please see page 40 of the CCSD Code of Conduct for guidance. Please note the following in particular:

  1. pants, shorts, and skirts are to be worn at the waist and should not reveal any undergarments,
  2. shoes should be worn at all times (slides are a hazard when students are in PE and running during lunch social time,
  3. hats (including hoods) are not to worn in the building.

Students who violate the CCSD Dress Code Policy will be addressed. Students wearing inappropriate attire will have to call home for a change of clothing causing them to miss valuable class time.

Wearing uniforms by grade level helps the adults to easily identify students who are out of area. It also distinguishes our students from high school students on our shared campus.

If you need assistance getting a uniform for your scholar, please contact Ms. Tyeka Grant, our Parent Advocate, for assistance.

Kids on Point!

Kids on Point

SPMS is grateful for the support of Kids on Point! Kids on Point is an enrichment program that supports scholars outside of school. They provide academic support and enrichment activities including sports and much more. Please click on the link to find out more information. If you need help making a connection with Kids on Point, please contact our parent advocate, Ms. Tyeka Grant.

Erin's Law

SPMS will deliver Erin's Law Lesson the week of October 25. These lessons are mandated by our SC Legislature.

“The intent of the law is to give students skills in knowing how to stay safe from sexual assault and how to report any incidents of sexual assault” (Comprehensive Health Education Instructional Units and Resources for Sexual Abuse and Sexual Assault Prevention Standards and Performance Indicators, South Carolina Department of Education, p. 2). http://www.erinslaw.org/

Please expect additional information from the school regarding this important topic.

Five Expectations

In our student planner, there are five (5) school-wide expectations:

  • Follow directions

  • Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself

  • No harassment or bullying

  • No head coverings; follow school dress code

  • Be in the appropriate areas at the appropriate times

All students are expected to demonstrate these 5 expectations. When students demonstrate these expectations, learning will happen, children are safe, and children are on a pathway towards success in high school and will be ready for college and career.

The staff and faculty (staffulty as we call ourselves) appreciate your support of these expectations. Please help us reinforce this message with your child(ren).

Guaranteeing Promotion!

Students are promoted to the next grade when students pass ELA, Math, Science, and Social Studies classes with a grade of 60 or higher.

Is there still hope if a student has an “F” in their class(es)? YES! Students need to:

  • Focus on their current work and get the highest grades possible.


  • Redo assignments/tests as instructed by their teacher.

  • Ask for help if your child is struggling or overwhelmed.

If your child becomes identified as truant due to excessive absences, 1) Please attend the conference that will be or has been scheduled with you, your child, and a member of the SPMS faculty/staff, and 2) make sure your child does not miss additional days/class periods for the remainder of the year.

Important Dates

Ongoing - Family Data Conferences with your scholar's teacher

October 26 - Acceleration Schools Parent and Community Information Form

October 27 - Report Cards Distributed (CCSD will also email your scholar's report card by 10.30)

October 29 - Quarter 1 Award's Day

November 2 - Teacher Workday / Parent Conferences

November 22 - 26 - Fall Break

Please contact the school if your phone number or mailing address has changed. Thanks!