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Awards Programs 2022

Awards Programs Times and Dates All awards programs will be held in person this year. Families are invited to attend. 

The end of the year awards programs will be held in the cafeteria. These programs will include all year awards (All year honor roll, Wildcat Award, Citizenship Award, etc.). Fourth quarter awards programs will be held in individual classrooms after the grade level program. 

Our fifth graders will take their final walk of the school on prior to their awards program on June 3rd. Families are invited to join us for the walk at 8:00am. The awards program will follow immediately after the walk. 





Ellen Woodside Extended Day Registration for 22-23

Registration is now open for the 2022-2023 school year. 

Lots of fun activities for students' in K5 to 5th Grade: 

Registration Information: 

Space is limited!!!

Call 355-4900 for questions

See Something. Say Something.

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The single most effective preventative tool regarding school safety and security is the See Something, Say Something protocol, which every school in Greenville County utilizes. It is critically important that if students see or hear something that is concerning, they say something to a trusted adult or report it below.

The District is committed to fostering an environment that both promotes learning and prevents disruptions in the educational process. Accordingly, the District prohibits all forms of bullying, discrimination, harassment or intimidation. As provided in Board Policy and Administrative Rule JCDAG, students and parents may file a report of bullying, discrimination, harassment or intimidation by other students, employees of the District, or third parties involved in the school setting.

All reports should be filed with the principal or his or her designee. Reports may also be filed by a student’s parent. If the allegation is against the school’s administration, the student or parent should file a report directly with the District’s Parent Resource Representative. (See Policy JA for contact information). Anonymous reports may be made, but those reports must provide the District with adequate information in order to begin an investigation.

In the case of a life threatening emergency, please call 9-1-1

Call or text the Greenville County Schools Bullying Hotline at 864-794-6821, or email Greenville County Schools at, or report anonymously at the link below:

Report Bullying and Threats Anonymously 

Spring 2022 SC READY and SCPASS Testing

The South Carolina College- and Career-Ready Assessment (SC READY) program is a statewide assessment in English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics administered to students in grades 3-8. The South Carolina Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (SCPASS) is a statewide assessment in science administered to students in grades 4 and 6 in spring 2022. All students are required to participate in SC READY and SCPASS at the applicable grades with exception of students who qualify to participate in Alternate Assessments. Additionally, this year students are required to participate in a stand-alone SC READY ELA Field Test assessment. All testing will be conducted at the schools’ physical location. Remote testing is unavailable.

The following information outlines the testing schedule based on your child’s attendance plan.

In-Person Attendance Plans Greenville County Schools Virtual Program Testing Schedule

May 3, 2022
Grades 3-5 ELA Session 1

May 4, 2022
Grades 3-5 ELA Session 2

May 10, 2022
Grades 3-5 Math

May 11, 2022
Grade 4 Science

May 16, 2022
Grades 3-5 Field Test

April 21, 2022
Grades 3-5 TDA Field Test

May 11, 2022
Grade 3 ELA Session 1

May 12, 2022
Grade 3 ELA Session 2

May 17, 2022
Grades 4  ELA Session 1

May 18, 2022
Grades 4 ELA Session 2

May 24, 2022
Grades 3-5 Math

May 25, 2022
Grades 4 Science

Additional information regarding testing will be provided by your child’s school of enrollment the week of April 4, 2022.

Tests will be administered via the online testing format unless the student has an IEP, 504 Accommodations Plan, or Individualized Language Acquisition Plan specifying the paper format is needed. Students will need to bring their charged district-issued device to school each day of testing. As students will test online using a device (e.g., Chromebook, computer), students are prohibited from using the testing device to create, store, or transmit by any means any documents or images related to the test. Additionally, the SCDE requires all other devices (such as cell phones or smart watches) be collected prior to the test administration as students may not possess any electronics or other devices that can be used for communication, timing, creating images, or storing images in the test setting.

More information about testing can be found on the Greenville County Schools webpage

Backpack for Parents

Backpack for Parents Image We encourage all parents to sign up for a GCS Backpack account. 

A backpack for parents account provides parents, guardians, or contacts with a central place to sign in to do the following:

*View their student's information including demographics, attendance, classes, grades, lunch  balances, and test scores
*Apply or register their student to Special Focus schools and programs (Fine Arts Center, Career Centers, etc.)
*Receive alerts and notifications regarding their students
*View their student's school and contact information
Manage parent and contact information for their students

Register for a Backpack Account. 

Birthday Marquee

Happy BirthdayEllen Woodside Elementary is now offering a fun way to express your child’s birthday!
For $10, a personal birthday message will be displayed on our roadside marquee and large screen televisions in the front office and cafeteria. The message will appear from 12:01am-11:59pm on the date you choose.

Weekend/Holiday Birthdays-Schedule message the Friday before, Monday after or a return date following a holiday.
Summer Birthdays-Messages can be displayed on date of birth or Celebrate Half Birthdays during the school year.

Birthday Marquee Request Form