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Fork Shoals School is an elementary school in the School District of Greenville County in southern Greenville County, South Carolina. We are an authorized International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program school. We received this distinction initially in the spring of 2005 and reauthorized in 2008.
The school telephone number is 355-5000. Messages can be taken for the students and teachers. It is not always possible to deliver them immediately. Parents may talk to teachers before or after school. Teachers cannot take telephone calls between 7:45 AM - 2:35 PM. Students may call home for emergencies only.
Arrangements for after-school activities or transportation should be made before the child leaves home each morning. Any changes must be made in writing and signed by the parent. Changes during the day must only be made in case of emergency only and before 1:45 PM.
Visitors/volunteers must wear pass identification at all times while in the building. Every visitor must sign in at the front office upon arrival and sign out upon leaving. Parents are welcome at school any time. Arrangements must be made in advance with the principal and/or teacher before visiting or observing in a classroom. Parents may not visit on our playground during recess time. This is a time that requires the teacher's undivided attention to the students. If there is a special need to observe a child's social activity, it must be arranged with the teacher and principal.
International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP)
Fork Shoals is an International Baccalaureate School. The school received its authorization in 2005. Extensive teacher training is designed and provided by IB, both on-site at Fork Shoals and in other IB sponsored locations. Fork Shoals staff and parents are excited about the Primary Years Programme with its reputation for academic excellence and innovative teaching strategies. For more about the PYP program click here.
National PTA School of Excellence
Fork Shoals has been selected as a National PTA School of Excellence. The Parent Involvement Schools of Excellence Certification recognizes schools whose parent involvement programs are based on the National Standards for Parent/Family Involvement Programs. Find more information about the Parent Involvement School of Excellence Program on the National PTA web site.
Fork Shoals was privileged to be one of the first recipients of this award in 2002. The Red Carpet initiative recognized schools with outstanding family-friendly environments. We received this award again in 2008.