MHS Frequently Asked Questions
General Information
  1. 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.
  2. Where do I get a student handbook?

    Students are given handbooks during the first week of school by their homeroom teacher. Ask your student to see it! There is also a link on the school website where you can view the handbook.
  3. 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 here. All other forms can be acquired by contacting appropriate parties directly.
  4. Can freshmen join clubs?

    Yes, there are many different clubs available to all students. A current list of student organizations can be found on the school website.
  5. Where can I find the school website?

    You're already here! If you need the direct link it is www.greenville.k12.sc.us/mauldinh
  6. Do we have a police officer assigned to our school?

    Yes, MHS has two resource officers. You may contact Officer Tony Koutsos at 355-6511. Email: tkoutsos@greenville.k12.sc.us.
  7. 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.
  8. 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).
  9. 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.
  10. 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!
  11. 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.
  12. How do you pay for lunches? How do you get money on your “account”?

    Lunch payments can be made anytime using the online service, www.myschoolbucks.com.
  13. Does Mauldin have an online newsletter?

    Yes, it is sent out weekly via email. We call it The Stampede. Sign up by sending an email to Stacy Holcombe at sholcombe@greenville.k12.sc.us. There is also a link at the bottom of the website's home page where you can subscribe. How often do we get a printed school newsletter? Usually 4 times a year. Does it come home with students? No, Your PTSA bulk mails the newsletter to all students’ homes.
  14. 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
  1. 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!
  2. 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.
  3. Where is the auditorium?

    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
  1. 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 8:00am, 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.
    • 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).
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. What are the volunteer guidelines?

    Volunteer information may be found here.
Early Dismissals & Absences
  1. What do I do if my child is absent from school?

    It is the student’s responsibility to present a note from a parent or doctor explaining the absence to the attendance clerk and to secure an admission slip. Take this slip to all teachers who need to sign the admission slip. According to School District Policy, you have two (2) days to bring an excuse. If you forget, the absence will be regarded as an unexcused absence. This two-day (2) limit will be followed consistently. THE ADMISSION SLIP IS NOT to be given to the last period teacher. Students must turn it in to the ATTENDANCE OFFICE.
  2. What do I do during the day if I want to contact my student?

    Only EMERGENCY messages from a parent or guardian will be given to students. Please do not try to contact your child on his/her cell phone. Classes cannot be interrupted unless it is an emergency and approved by an administrator. Students are called to the office at the END of the day during announcements to retrieve any other messages.
  3. How do “Early Dismissals” work?

    1. Students bring a written request from parents giving the reason for the dismissal, time they must leave, and parents' work, cell and home phone numbers to the Attendance office before 8:45 a.m. Waiting in line to turn in an early dismissal note will not excuse a tardy if the 8:45 a.m. bell rings.
    2. If you do not bring a note to the attendance office before 8:30 a.m. or if the note you brought cannot be verified, a PARENT must come to the front office and personally sign you out. NO EARLY DISMISSALS AFTER 3:15.
    3. The parent will be called to verify permission to leave. For the protection of MHS students, NO telephone or fax requests for early dismissal can be honored.
    4. Students pick up the yellow form from the Attendance office during a class change before the time of their dismissal.
    5. If students return to school later that same day, he/she must sign back in with the Attendance office staff. They will log your time of return on the form, which will serve as admission to enter the class in progress and also as the note to cover the classes you missed.

      YOU MUST PRESENT A DOCTOR'S NOTE OR OTHER OFFICIAL NOTE TO ATTENDANCE FOR APPROVAL FOR ANY DISMISSAL TO BE EXCUSED. A PARENT'S REQUEST TO LEAVE IS NOT EXCUSED.
    6. Students: Return your yellow form with the appropriate teacher signatures to the Attendance office at the end of the next day after your teachers have seen it.
    7. Early dismissals from the Health room are handled as any other early dismissal. IF YOU ARE SICK, YOU MUST LEAVE THROUGH THE HEALTH ROOM. IT IS CONSIDERED AS AN EXCUSED ABSENCE. SHOW THE DISMISSAL SLIP TO YOUR TEACHERS WHEN YOU RETURN AND FINALLY RETURN THE SLIP TO ATTENDANCE.
    8. All requests for early dismissals will be classified as "excused" or "unexcused" depending on the reason and paperwork returned. Official doctor's note or other official paperwork must be returned to the attendance office with the yellow dismissal slip for an early dismissal to be excused. (REMEMBER: To be counted present in any class, a student must be in the class at least half of the class period time.)
    9. The Attendance Office is located in the Main Office. Students who arrive after 8:45 am should stop by the attendance office for an admit slip.
    10. Do I have to come into the school to sign my child out for an early dismissal? No, IF you send a note with a phone number where you can be reached for confirmation AND your child drops your note off in the attendance office BEFORE school begins, then you do not need to come into the building. IF not, then you must report to the front office to get your child.
    11. Where do I park when I come to pick up my child early from school? Park in visitor parking. You may wait for your student there IF your student has followed the proper early dismissal procedures by taking a signed parent note to Attendance before 8:45 a.m. Otherwise, you must come inside the main office and sign out your student. Only walk-in early dismissals are allowed before 3:15 PM.
    12. Never take you child off campus without him/her having a yellow dismissal slip. Always have your student bring the yellow slip back, show it to their teacher(s), and return it to the attendance office.
Athletics
  1. 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 here. All other forms can be acquired by contacting appropriate parties directly.
  2. 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.
  3. What sports are offered at Mauldin?

    Visit the District Athletic's website for more information.
    Current Teams
    Fall Sports Winter Sports Spring Sports Cheerleaders
    Football

    Varsity
    JV
    C-Team

    Volleyball

    Varsity
    JV

    Tennis

    Girls

    Cross Country

    XC

    Golf

    Girls

    Swimming

    Boys
    Girls

    Basketball

    Varsity Boys
    JV Boys
    C-Team Boys

    Varsity Girls
    JV Girls

    Wrestling

    Varsity
    JV

    Dance Team

    Dance Team

    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

    Varsity/Competition
    JV
    Basketball

  4. What is GoMavs.net?

    GoMavs.net is a website sponsored by the MAVS Sports Booster Club and operated by parent volunteers. Each sport has a page on the website that is maintained by a team reporter. The team reporters are parent volunteers who attend the games and are involved with the team. If you are interested in becoming a team reporter, please contact Sandy Lawson (lawson4@gmail.com). The site is not operated by Mauldin High School or Greenville County Schools.
Volunteering & Visiting
  1. What are the rules or guidelines about volunteering?

    Volunteer information may be found here.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Who can I contact if no one calls me to volunteer?

    You may contact anyone on the PTSA Board. The list of contacts is online.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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
  1. 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.

  2. 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
  3. Who is my student's guidance counselor?

    Visit the Guidance webpage to view the counselors and their student assignments.