News & Notes
Picture Day Tuesday, February 21st
Picture day is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 21st
Morning Wildcat Success Tutorial Program
Tutoring started on October 11th and will end on April 21st. Tutoring is scheduled for Tuesdays through Fridays each week from 7:15 a.m. -7:45 a.m.
TAG, You're It!
Be on the lookout for "Tag, You're It". This is a fun way for parents to help their child with reading! “Tag, You’re It” will be a year-long initiative that will provide families with a fun way to help their child with their reading! Throughout the year, teachers will send home a card that matches reading skills students have been working on in class. The activity will either focus on fiction or non-fiction and will assist families in supporting student understanding of reading content. We look forward to a great partnership with reading this year!
School Visitor and Volunteer Guidelines
Greenville County Schools (GCS), in an effort to ensure the safety of all of our students, is implementing additional security checks for school volunteers. Effective immediately, all volunteers must submit an application to the school and receive clearance from the district before interacting with children in the school or chaperoning any school field trip. Volunteers are now identified by two different categories: Level I or Level II.
Thomas E. Kerns Elementary School has begun implementing this process. Our primary responsibility is to safeguard our children and ensure we are in compliance with the identified guidelines. Thank you for your cooperation as we work with our stakeholders to complete this process. All volunteers will be required to remain in the presence of a GCS employee at all times until applications for Level II are approved. Thank you for ensuring the safety of all of our children. Please let me know if I may be of further assistance to you during this process.
Donors Choose Grants
Many of our teachers have worked hard to create a Donor's Choose Grant. All of these materials will help to improve their classroom experiences.
Click here to view projects that need funding at our school!
There is a new program available to parents who would like to learn English and become more involved in their child’s academic achievement. The program is free to parents and is on a first come first serve basis. Rosetta Stone® Community Solution for K-12 is a program available to the parents of our English Language Learners. This program will provide the parents of our English Language Learners with an opportunity to learn and develop their English Language skills. It will also enable parents to increase their engagement in their child’s school and contribute to improving their child’s educational achievement. The online lessons from Rosetta Stone® Community Solution for K-12 allow parents to use this program at home, work, on their phone, or anywhere they have access to the internet.
If you would like to have access to this program, please contact your child’s ESOL teacher. The ESOL teacher will be able to provide you with a code to access the program and share general log-in instructions.
Click on the link below.