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Hat Not Hate Blue Dress Up Days


Fri. Jan. 21 & 28, Feb. 4 & 11

The color blue represents awareness, peace, & solidarity. We have partnered with #HATNOTHATE anti-bullying campaign. This group makes handmade hats that they distribute to schools nationwide, educating students about the message of kindness. HMS was gifted over 300 hats. Students are given a hat when they are recognized for being an ally to anti-bullying. On the dates above we encourage everyone to wear their blue & blue hats/beanies. If you know anyone who is interested in volunteering to make more hats for our students, please let your grade-level counselors know.

High School Curriculum Nights for Rising Freshman

Fountain Inn High School                           February 3, 2022 @ 6pm          

Hillcrest High School                                   January 25, 2022 @ 6pm

Mauldin High School                                   February 8th @ 6:30 pm

Golden Strip Career Center                    January 25th & February 22 from 5-7pm *Dinner Provided

Lunch Spirit Concession Wednesdays

Help support our students here at HMS. Concessions will be sold at lunch for students each Wednesday during the months of January and February.

Free Online Tutoring for SC Students

The South Carolina Department of Education, the South Carolina State Library, and have partnered to provide families additional, high-quality academic assistance at no cost. is available for families 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Students will have access to highly qualified tutors in over 200 subject areas.
Participants will access through Discus – South Carolina’s Virtual Library at and may engage in the number of sessions needed to meet their academic goal for improvement.

COVID Information

COVID-19 Notification Form

Please use this Google Form below to notify Hillcrest Middle School staff of students who are COVID positive, have been exposed to someone who is COVID positive, or exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19. 

COVID-19 Form - HMS

At-Home Rapid Test Results

Greenville County Schools will now accept at-home rapid test results to allow students to return earlier from quarantine, per DHEC's recommendation. At-home rapid-test results for students will be accepted via email by the student's grade level administrator. The steps for submitting the student's results are as follows:

1. Follow the district-issued guidance provided by your school regarding what date the at-home rapid-test can be administered.

2. Administer the test according to the instructions specific to that at-home test.

3. Sign and return via email the DHEC Attestation Form required by DHEC to the respective grade-level administrator. 

Please note it is the responsibility of the student to obtain the at-home rapid-test. The district and schools will not provide the at-home rapid-test

DHEC Attestation Form

COVID-19 Close Contact Information

Please view the link below to see the most up-to-date information about COVID close contact.

COVID Close Contact - English

COVID Close Contact - Spanish

Student Quarantine Expectations

Please view the following document to know how your student will receive their work and continue learning in the case that they are required to mandatory quarantine due to exposure. 

Student Quarantine Expectations

Testing Sites

In partnership with DHEC and Mako Medical Laboratories, GCS employees and students are able to get free drive-through COVID-19 testing! Please click the link below to learn more about the 3 testing sites and hours of operation!

COVID Testing Locations

Social Emotional Learning

SC Hopes - The South Carolina Department of Mental Health now offers a statewide support line for individuals whose mental health has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Callers are connected to SCDMH Staff who can provide support for mental health and/or substance use issues and information about other resources that may help. The toll-free support line is available to all South Carolinians 24/7 at 1 (844) SC-HOPES (724-6737). Additionally, VP 803-339-3339 is available for those who are deaf and hard of hearing.

The district has also created a Social Emotional Learning resource page. Please check it out for more information.

Mental Health Resources

SEL Resource Page

Substitute Teachers

Please use the link below to access the daily PAWS lesson plans!

PAWS Lesson Plans