News & Notes

Early K5/1st Grade Registration for 2022-23

If your child is starting K5 or first grade next year, we need your help! It’s extremely important that you enroll your child between December 6-10 to ensure we have enough teachers on the first day of school. If you register on those days, you will be entered to win a pair of Ice on Main tickets! Yes, we are already planning for the fall of 2022! Visit the Parent section of the GCS website and set up a Backpack account. Open your account, click “Enroll A Student,” and follow the instructions. You can also enroll at school, but be sure to bring the following required documents: Birth Certificate, Immunization Record, 2 Proofs of Residency in Parent's name and Parent ID.

Join PTA

Help our school by joining Fountain Inn Elementary PTA! The mission of PTA is to provide a powerful voice for all children, a relevant resource for families and communities and a strong advocate for the education and well-being of every child ( All membership dues help support our school in this mission. This year's membership is only $5 per person and can be paid with cash or check (made payable to Fountain Inn Elem PTA). Complete the membership form (see link) and return (along with payment) to the Front Office or to your child's teacher. Thanks for your support.

Click here to join!

Newly Constructed "Super" Extended Day Program

Our newly constructed "Super" Extended Day Program (EDP) is on a mission with parents and all the students who attend. We have two new administrators over our program: Mrs. Tanya Humphrey (Director) and Mrs. Charity White (Co-Director). Both bring numerous years of daycare and school setting experience to our team. The rest of the school year, the EDP will focus on Super Heroes where students will have fun in discovering, developing and nurturing the super powers that each child has within them. They will do this through homework time, crafts, recess, team and character building activities as well as games and manipulatives.

EDP parents, please present your child's Hanging Dismissal Tag (that was given to you at the beginning of the year) upon pick up each day. If you do not have one, please let one of the directors know. Student sign-out each day will be held at the EDP table in the cafe. You can contact the directors via phone at 864-531-2025 or through email: (Mrs. Humphrey) or (Mrs. White).

Internet Hot Spots

The state discontinued service on CARES Act hotspots in June as the Federal Government has a replacement program in place.  If you are in need of an internet hot spot please visit  which is the Emergency Broadband Benefit program.  You can also contact one of these providers for more information on the program: AT&T, T-Mobile, Spectrum (Charter). 

Backpack for Parents - Sign Up Today

Attention FIE Parents! We are asking that every student's parent(s) have a Backpack account. If you haven't already, please create an account as soon as possible. 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, Virtual Program, etc.).
Receive district and school alerts and notifications regarding their students.
View their student's school and contact information.
Manage parent and contact information for their students.
Every Parent Backpack account must be approved after set-up with proper identification to gain full access. 

Click HERE for more information about Backpack for Parents

Let's Talk

“Let’s Talk" is the district’s new Social Emotional Learning (SEL) curriculum.  We are providing two PDF documents for you to use in conversations with parents and students to help them understand the purpose of SEL and the intended outcomes. We want to make this information as readily available to parents you can fully understand the benefits of social emotional learning.  A new SEL page is also up and running on the GCS website. Let's Talk   Social Emotional Learning Curriculum