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Hat Not Hate Blue Dress Up Days
JOIN US FOR BLUE OUT 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
FREE VIRTUAL TUTORING SUPPORT FOR SC STUDENTS
The South Carolina Department of Education, the South Carolina State Library, and Tutor.com have partnered to provide families additional, high-quality academic assistance at no cost. Tutor.com 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 Tutor.com through Discus – South Carolina’s Virtual Library at www.scdiscus.org and may engage in the number of sessions needed to meet their academic goal for improvement.
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
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.
SEL Resource Page
Please use the link below to access the daily PAWS lesson plans!
PAWS Lesson Plans