Mauldin High School FAQs

Please note that some of the information below may no longer be applicable due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Campus visitation may be limited to essential personnel. Non-essential visitors are advised to call (864-355-6500) before coming to the campus.

General Information

What time does school start? When is the earliest time that a student can arrive and where do they report?

  • School starts at 8:45 a.m. and ends at 3:45 p.m. The first warning bell rings at 8:30 a.m. Students must wait in the atrium until the warning bell rings. Students should not arrive before 7:45 a.m. as the school remains locked until this time.

Where do I get a student handbook?

  • Students receive copies of the Student Handbook via their GCS e-mail accounts on or before the first day of school.  Hard copies are no longer provided.  Additionally, the Student Handbook is always available on our website.

Student Handbook

Where can I find forms my student may need for school and extracurricular activities?

  • Links to many of the required school forms can be found at the MHS Forms page. All other forms can be acquired by contacting appropriate parties directly.

Can freshmen join clubs?

Where can I find the school website?

Do we have a police officer assigned to our school?

What are the PE uniform specifications?

  • Uniforms are purchased from the PE instructor and cost $20 (subject to change). The P.E. uniform consists of a white t-shirt and black mesh shorts. P.E. instructors will let the students know when it is time to begin “dressing out.” Lockers and locks are provided by the school.

What’s Meet the Mavs?

  • Meet the Mavs is an orientation meeting for freshmen and other new students and their families. After the brief meeting, students have an opportunity to tour the school. Watch the calendar for a specific date (typically the week prior to the start of school).

What does the school store sell?

  • Snacks, food and drinks. The store is open each morning before school and during all lunch periods. It's located beyond the front office next to Guidance.

I saw quite a few students wearing orange on Fridays last year. Is this a tradition?

  • Yes, Fridays are spirit days at MHS! You will see teachers, students and office personnel (as well as volunteers) wearing Maverick orange, white and brown. We all support our many successful teams!

How does my student know what his/her lunch schedule is?

Your student will find out the first day of school. Lunches are determined by your student’s 4th period teacher assignment. MHS has three lunches, A, B, and C in that order. A lunch goes to lunch and then class. B lunch has class, lunch and then the rest of class. C lunch has class and then lunch at the end. Times are online with the bell schedule. Visitors may not come to school to have lunch with students. No fast food may be delivered or brought to school for students.

How do you pay for lunches? How do you get money on your “account”?

What is a maverick?

  • Our school mascot! From WordNet (r) 1.7: Adjective: independent in behavior or thought; Noun 1: someone who exhibits great independence in thought and action; Noun 2: unbranded range animal especially a stray calf.

Getting Around the Building

What is the “atrium?”

When you enter the front main doors of the school you are in the large, high ceiling area referred to as the “atrium.” Our plant engineer, Dale Dearman, and his staff set up tables each day and this area becomes the cafeteria for the 3 lunch periods. They also take down the tables and clean up (which is a big job when you clean up after 2200 kids!). Please encourage your student to throw his/her trash in the trashcans! The cans were decorated by student council and they look great!

Where is the Media Center?

  • The library (or “Marilyn Koon Hendrix Media Center”) is behind the atrium, centrally located in the school. From the main office, go across the cafeteria and the doors are inset between the glass display cases.

Where is the auditorium?

  • The "Pamela S. Mayfield Auditorium" is to the right of the atrium. It has stadium seating and a great sound system. From the student parking area, the auditorium is on the right after entering. The entrance to the auditorium is also across from the school store and Guidance Office.

Student Drop Off & Parking

Students and Parents should note that drop off and pick up will be slightly different during hybrid schedule days (Attendance Plan 1 or 2).

 

The Information below only applies for regular, 5 day a week student attendance.

Where can I drop off and pick up my student?

  • Parents and students are asked to remember that the building does not open until 7:45am. At that time, only the entrance closest to the auditorium and the nurse's office will be opened. At 8:00am an access door will open in the parent loop.
  • Prior to 8:00 am, students may dropped off in the student parking lot (Gate 1). After 8:00 am, students may ONLY be dropped off in the "parent loop" at Gate 4 which is on Corn Road (between the softball field and tennis courts). Student drop-off and afternoon pick up is in the loop behind the three-story classroom building.
  • After 8:00 am Gate 1 is ONLY for student drivers who are parking (students cannot be dropped off in this area after 8:00am).
  • Gate 2 is the main entrance of the school. It is in front of the atrium and for teachers, volunteers and visitors only. This area is not a student drop-off location. Violators are subject to fines.
  • Gate 3 is ONLY for buses.
  • The Mauldin Recreation Center and the fruit stand are also NOT drop off locations.
  • Parents who drop off students in prohibited areas can be fined (see the Trespass Notice).

Where do I park when I come to volunteer?

There are visitor and volunteer parking spaces at the front of the school. Enter using Gate 2 from Butler Road. Gate 2 is in front of the atrium and for teachers, volunteers and visitors only. If all of the visitor spots are full, please continue down the row into the teacher parking area. There are many empty spots available. Please do NOT park in the circle or block any entrances. Emergency vehicles must be able to enter. Parking tickets will be given.

Volunteers and visitors may only be in areas that pertain to their stated reason for visiting the school. Moving throughout the school is prohibited without permission and a visible volunteer identification.

What door do I come in when I volunteer?

  • Come in the front doors closest to visitor parking. Mauldin High School welcomes parents, interested citizens and former students to visit the school. It is essential, however, that every visitor reports immediately to the main office upon arrival, signs in and receives a name tag. Visitors cannot interrupt classrooms. We use Simple Track to sign in visitors and volunteers. At the front door, you will be buzzed into the building. All other doors are locked at 8:45 a.m.

How do I get a volunteer name tag?

  • The computer in the front office where you sign in will give you a temporary name tag. Volunteers will also need a permanent name tag which is similar to a student ID. See one of the media specialists in the media center to obtain a free one. All visitors will need a state-issued ID, such as a driver's license.

What are the volunteer guidelines?

Volunteer information & Guidelines

Early Dismissals & Absences

Students and parents are encouraged to visit our Attendance webpage for the most up-to-date information on attendance laws and absence/dismissal procedures.

Athletics

Where can I find forms my student may need for school and extracurricular activities?

What are the guidelines for participation in extracurricular activities?

Student participation in extracurricular activities is a privilege (not a right) that a student earns through proper conduct and academic achievement. A student may be denied the privilege of participating in an extracurricular activity and/or an event when the student's conduct is not consistent with District Policy; the District's Behavior Code and/or academic standards; the conduct expectations and/or academic standards of Mauldin High School; and/or the conduct expectations and/or academic standards of the particular activity. Extracurricular activities include, but are not limited to, athletic teams, academic clubs/teams, prom, graduation exercises, and attendance at any school function outside of the normal school day.

What sports are offered at Mauldin?

Visit the District Athletics website for more information.

Fall Sports

  • Football - Varsity, JV, C-Team
  • Volleyball - Varsity, JV,
  • Tennis - Girls
  • Cross Country - XC
  • Golf - Girls
  • Swimming - Boys, Girls

Winter Sports

  • Basketball - Varsity Boys, JV Boys, C-Team Boys
  • Varsity Girls - JV Girls
  • Wrestling - Varsity, JV
  • Dance Team

Spring Sports

  • Baseball - Varsity, JV
  • Lacrosse - Boys, Girls
  • Soccer - Varsity Boys, JV Boys, Varsity Girls, JV Girls
  • Softball - Varsity, JV
  • Track - Boys, Girls
  • Tennis - Boys
  • Golf - Boys

Volunteering & Visiting

What are the rules or guidelines about volunteering?

Volunteer information & Guidelines

Can I visit MHS during the Covid-19 pandemic?

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, campus visitation may be limited to essential personnel.  Non-essential visitors are advised to call (864-355-6500) before coming to the campus.  Anyone on campus will be required to wear a protective mask during their visit.  Visitors allowed on campus may be required to adhere to specific guidelines for the duration of their visit.

What door do I come in when I volunteer or visit?

Come in the front doors closest to visitor parking. Mauldin High School welcomes parents, interested citizens and former students to visit the school. It is essential, however, that every visitor reports immediately to the main office upon arrival, signs in and receives a name tag. Visitors cannot interrupt classrooms. We use Simple Track to sign in visitors and volunteers. At the front door, you will be buzzed into the building. All other doors are locked at 8:45 a.m.

How much is PTSA membership? How much is PTSA membership?

  • The cost is $5.00. You receive coupons that will offset the price. Thanks to Chick-fil-A and other businesses, you get free items when you join. Random drawings are done for students who are members. Various prizes are available. Learn more on the PTSA webpage.

How do I find out the volunteer opportunities at MHS?

There is a volunteer form that is sent home in the first day packet. The volunteer form can also be found online on the PTSA webpage. Please turn it in at registration or to the office anytime so you will be in our volunteer database. Or send us your information electronically (laverned@synnex.com). Extra copies are available in the main office.

Who can I contact if no one calls me to volunteer?

  • You may contact anyone on the PTSA Board. The list of contacts is available on the PTSA website.

Where do I park when I come to volunteer?

  • There are visitor and volunteer parking spaces at the front of the school. Enter using Gate 2 from Butler Road. Gate 2 is in front of the atrium and for teachers, volunteers and visitors only. If all of the visitor spots are full, please continue down the row into the teacher parking area. There are many empty spots available. Please do NOT park in the circle or block any entrances. Emergency vehicles must be able to enter. Parking tickets will be given.
  • Volunteers and visitors may only be in areas that pertain to their stated reason for visiting the school. Moving throughout the school is prohibited without permission and a visible volunteer identification.

How do I get a volunteer name tag?

  • The computer in the front office where you sign in will give you a temporary name tag. Volunteers will also need a permanent name tag which is similar to a student ID. See one of the media specialists in the media center to obtain a free one. All visitors will need a state-issued ID, such as a driver's license.

I'm a former student, when can I visit my teachers?

  • The faculty and staff greatly appreciate visits from former students, unfortunately, interruptions during the school day are not permitted. Please plan to come by after school or e-mail specific teachers for convenient meeting times. Remember that all visitors must check in at the Front Office before moving throughout the school.

Contact Us

How do I contact my student’s teachers?

Visit the online Staff Directory. Locate the teacher’s name or search by department. Once on the appropriate webpage, you will find their email address and a link to their website. You may also call the school and leave a message on their individual voice mail: 864-355-6500. Each teacher has an extension. Please be aware that all outside calls automatically default to voicemail. This prevents classroom interruptions.

Important Phone Numbers:

  • Main Office: 864-355-6500
  • Guidance Office: 864-355-6655
  • Attendance: 864-355-6651
  • Media Center: 864-355-6506
  • Health Room: 864-355-6507

Who is my student's guidance counselor?