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I Will Change the World by....

For over 50 years, students have been creating original works of art of their own Reflections expressing their hopes, their feelings, and worlds. The National PTA Reflections Program welcomes students of all grades and abilities to explore and participate in the arts. Students reflect on a theme and create original works of art in the areas of Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, and Visual Arts. Students earn positive recognition for their achievements.

The theme for the 2021-22 program year is I Will Change The World By….

We would love for your student to be involved this year. Mauldin Elementary has had several winners in the past, and we hope to keep that tradition going this year.

You can register for this year’s Reflections Contest by clicking on MES Reflections. Once you are registered, you will receive more information regarding rules and submissions.  

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Nesha Kilgore at nrh2371@msn.com.


COVID Information

As we continue to be faced with the challenges of COVID 19 at school. I would like to take this opportunity to share with you all the measures that we are taking as a school to keep our students and staff safe. I encourage you all to be aware of all of the information that is available to you from Greenville County Schools, DHEC, and the CDC. We are following the guidelines as best we can while adhering to the Provisos issued by the General Assembly. Please be sure to read the GCS Return to School document for parents.

The Mauldin community is a supportive community and I am thankful that we are able to work as a team to keep all of our children and staff safe.  

Hand Sanitizer and Hand Washing

Hand sanitizer is available throughout the school in all classrooms, arrival and dismissal areas, and the lunchroom. Teachers additionally provide opportunities throughout the day for students to wash their hands with soap and water, including after recess and before lunch.

Wiping Down Surfaces 

Wipes are provided in every classroom and used regularly for teachers to wipe down high contact surfaces. Custodial staff wipe down lunchroom tables after each class.  We have plenty of supplies for the wiping down of surfaces.

Distancing with 6 Feet

Due to the number of students in the building and in each classroom, we are unable to social distance students 6 feet. We are also unable to use such measures as plexiglass as we did last year because of space. Because of this change, we expect that quarantines will double at the least.

Students have assigned seats in all classrooms and during lunch in order for us to be able to appropriately contact trace.

Masks v. No Mask

The new DHEC guidelines on quarantine and isolation state that if the positive person is masked, there is less quarantining for the close contacts around them. Our goal is to keep students in school and to keep them safe and healthy. We are not allowed to mandate mask wearing, but encourage staff and students to mask to lessen the risk of quarantine.

Bus

With rising COVID infection rates statewide, the South Carolina Department of Education will require students in South Carolina to wear masks while on school buses.  This goes into effect on Monday, August 30. 

All students reporting to the bus without a mask will be offered a mask and the chance to comply with the federal mandate. Students who refuse the first time will be allowed to board the bus and will be given a verbal warning the first time.  For subsequent offenses, the district would follow progressive discipline procedures that could result in suspension of bus privileges for up to (30) days, and could further result in loss of bus privileges for the year.

Student Quarantine and Isolation- Assignments

Students who are in isolation or quarantine, like any student who misses school due to illness, will be provided with work for making up missed instruction and assignments. Teachers are able to livestream classes, but are not required to do so. Students will be counted absent so there is an accurate record of who is physically present in schools, but absences due to isolation/quarantine will be marked excused. Please contact your student’s teacher for information about making up work.

Keeping Students Home

Please keep students at home and contact the school if:

·         Your student or anyone in your home has symptoms of COVID-19

·         Your student has been exposed to anyone who has tested positive for COVID

·         Your student or anyone in your home test positive for COVID.

Please note that in young students, COVID can present as the common cold, allergies, or sinus.  Students should remain home if they have a fever, new or worsening cough, and/or loss of taste or smell.

Thank you for all you do for our Mauldin Mighty Eagle students and staff.


Social Emotional Learning Curriculum

 “Let’s Talk,” is the district’s new Social Emotional Learning (SEL) curriculum.  There are two PDF documents to help you understand the purpose of SEL and the intended outcomes.  A new SEL page is also on the GCS website, providing more details of the benefits of Social Emotional Learning.  

 


Weekly School Updates

Want to keep up-to-date with current information and all the exciting things happening at Mauldin Elementary School?

Each week, current information is shared through a weekly phone call to families.  Weekly calls are recorded on Friday afternoons and sent to families on Sunday afternoons to help prepare for the upcoming week.  Information can be received by both phone and email. 

Not receiving our calls?  Would you like to additionally receive all calls through email? Please call our front office at 355-3700 to update phone numbers or add your email address.

Click below to read this week's updates: 

September 13-17

 

September 6-10

 

August 29- Sept. 3


Student Enrollment Forms

Please bring the following information in order to enroll your child at Mauldin Elementary School:

PLEASE NOTE: ANY PARENTS PROVIDING A LEASE AGREEMENT AS A FORM OF PROOF OF RESIDENCY WILL BE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT UPDATED LEASE AGREEMENTS UPON THE EXPIRATION OF THE CURRENT LEASE AGREEMENT.

The following forms may be found at the Greenville County Schools website:

The following additional forms are required:

Please contact Tobie Wells at our office, 864-355-3700, if you have any questions or need assistance.