News & Notes
Morning Car Arrival -The doors of the school open at 7:15. Please keep all children inside vehicles until that time. It is important that parents do not leave children unsupervised at school before 7:15 AM. We want to ensure the safety of all of our students.
Interested in SIC? Please consider serving as a member of the School Improvement Council (SIC) - a group of parents, staff and community members who meet monthly to advise the school about financial policy and school improvement initiatives. Members serve a two-year term, and it would begin in the 2016-2017 school year. Please let your child’s teacher know if you are interested.
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!
Parent Needs Assessment Survey
In order to provide the most comprehensive school counseling services at Thomas E. Kerns Elementary, the input of our families is very important. Please complete the Parent Needs Assessment Survey to help us determine the best programs and services to provide for your child through the school counseling department. This link will close on Aug.31 at 11:45pm.
Grading Scale for 2016-17 School Year
The Greenville County School Board has approved revising the district’s grading scale for grades 2 through 8 to a 10-point system so all GCS students operate under a consistent grading scale. The recommendation comes after the State Board of Education, at the recommendation of the South Carolina Department of Education, voted to move to a 10-point grading scale for all Carnegie-unit bearing classes. The recommended change in grading policy will go into effect for the 2016-2017 school year.
Recommended Grading Scale for Grades 2-8 for the 2016-17 School Year.
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.