Emergency Text Messages Due to changes in telecommunications laws Greenville County Schools is now able to text emergency messages to parents through the school messenger system. If parents want to receive text alerts and currently have a landline listed as their home phone number in Powerschool they will need to fill out a consent form and return it to their school office. If a text capable phone is already listed as the home phone number then no action is needed.
Due to changes in telecommunications laws Greenville County Schools is now able to text emergency messages to parents through the school messenger system. If parents want to receive text alerts and currently have a landline listed as their home phone number in Powerschool they will need to fill out a consent form and return it to their school office. If a text capable phone is already listed as the home phone number then no action is needed.
South Carolina School Report Card
Below is the link to our School Report Card, released November 29, 2018 by the State Department of Education. Based on a number of factors, each school in the state has been rated as excellent, good, average, below average, or unsatisfactory.
These report cards are very different from past report cards in our state. The new report cards factor in multiple data points, test scores and surveys. The report attempts to measure a school’s academic achievement, student progress, college and career readiness and school climate. The reports will also include data on English Learners Progress, Student Safety, and Financial information. High School reports will factor in graduation rates, though the formula for determining the graduation rate has changed slightly from past years.
For the first time in South Carolina, NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress) scores will be used to help determine schools’ ratings. NAEP tests students in every state in fourth grade and eighth grade in math, reading, science, and writing. The percentage of schools ranked in each category (from unsatisfactory to excellent) will align to the State’s 2015 NAEP results, so about 15 percent of schools in South Carolina will be rated “excellent,” 20 percent will be rated “good,” 35 percent will be rated “average,” 20 percent will be “below average,” and 10 percent will be “unsatisfactory.”
Along with the new rating system, the report cards feature several new pieces of data, including Education Value-Added Assessment System (EVAAS). EVAAS measures student academic growth year-after-year. EVAAS measures student academic position in relation to his/her peers from one-year to another. Growth among lowest performing 20% of students counts double toward each school’s report card.
If you have any questions or concerns related to our school’s ratings, feel free to contact our principals via email or phone.
Story Book Tree Project
If you would like to participate, please decorate an ornament as a favorite book character and turn it into the media center before December 14. All participants will be entered into a drawing to win a free book. We will be giving away lots of free book!
Seasonal Health Tips
In an effort to decrease the spread of illness at school, the school district woud like to remind you of the following:
1. Check your child for flu symptoms. Keep your child home if he/she has a fever of 100.4 degrees or higher. If your student has a fever, they must be fever free for 24 hours before returning to school (this means without the use of fever reducing medications.
2. If your student has diarrhea, they must be diarrhea free for 24 hours before returning to school. Diarrhea is defined as 3 or more episodes of loose stool in a 24 hour period.
3. A student must not come to school if vomiting 2 or more times in 24 hours. A student should have 1 or 2 meals wthout vomiting before returning to school.
4. Practice frequent hand washing and covering your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze at home and school.
Thank you for helping us keep our school a healthy place to learn!
School Visitors and Volunteer Guidelines
ALL VOLUNTEERS MUST RECEIVE DISTRICT APPROVAL PRIOR TO VOLUNTEERING AT ANY SCHOOL/CENTER OR CHAPERONING ANY SCHOOL FIELD TRIP. PLEASE ALLOW UP TO 2-WEEKS FOR THE APPROVAL PROCESS.
Greenville County Schools (GCS), in an effort to ensure the safety of all of our students, has implemented additional security checks for school volunteers. All volunteers must submit an online application to the district and receive clearance from the district before volunteering at any school/center or chaperoning any school field trip. Click here for more information.
We hope that you have logged into the Parent Portal. It is an excellent tool that gives you access to your child's grades, attendance history, lunch account balance, and more. You can also sign up to receive emailed updates about your child's progress. Before using the Parent Portal, you must pick up your login and password in person from the front office. And bring your ID! The Parent Portal App is now available on Google Play and iTunes. Our district code is DZDX. More details about the Parent Portal can be found here.