Greenville County Schools has set aside the week of August 17-21 for LEAP (Learn Evaluate Analyze Prepare) days. The South Carolina Legislature requires school districts to offer these instruction days to students in response to the COVID-19 school closures. As a reminder, the first day of school is August 24.
4K-8 graders who plan to attend traditional, in-person school will have the option to attend LEAP for ½ day based on the GCS Roadmap Attendance Plan 1. This will be 8:15-10:45 AM for middle schoolers. “Blue” students whose last names begin with the letters A-D will attend on Monday, “red” students (letters E-K) attend Tuesday, “green” students (L-Q) attend Wednesday, and “purple” students (R-Z) attend Thursday.
Middle schoolers who sign up for our Virtual Program will attend Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday during the afternoon from 12:30-3:00 PM. They will follow the same color-coded grouping according to their last names.
Friday is a make-up day for any student who was unable to attend on their color-coded day.
During their ½ day of LEAP, students will meet their teachers and the classmates who share their Attendance Plan color grouping and practice social distancing. They will also be issued/trained/refreshed in the use of the Chromebooks and Google Classroom and take tests that are required by the state to be conducted in person to help determine their academic strengths and weaknesses.
*Please complete the entire form, regardless of whether your student will attend LEAP or not. We need every student to complete this form. Submit a separate form for each student.
Students attending LEAP are required to wear a mask for the duration of their LEAP session. Upon entering the building, students must have their mask on. If a student does not have a mask, we will provide one.
During their ½ day of LEAP, students will meet their classmates who share their Attendance Plan color grouping and practice physical distancing. Students will also be issued/trained/refreshed in the use of the school-issued Chromebooks and Google Classroom as well as take assessments that are required by the state to be conducted in person to help determine their academic strengths and weaknesses.
Each day, breakfast will be available for the AM students and a bag lunch will be distributed before dismissal (AM students will not eat lunch on campus). Lunch will be provided to the PM students, and they will eat on campus.
Bus transportation will be provided to those who completed their transportation forms by July 15 and requested bus service. Parents should visit the GCS website or call 355-3111 to learn how to enroll their children if they were not in GCS last year or for information on requesting bus transportation. Bus transportation will not be available for students attending the virtual program.
Car riders are asked to come at staggered times for both arrival and dismissal. This information will be shared later and posted to our website.
All 7th and 8th grade students must have proof of a Tdap vaccination or exemption form on file before attending their designated LEAP day. Contact our school nurse, Caci Abercrombie, with Tdap questions at 355-6767.
With face mask requirements for in-person learning this year, Mauldin Middle School will be selling special Mustangs masks for $10 each.
Additional details about ordering and mask style will be provided at a later date. Please stay tuned!
Questions and information are certainly swirling as the new school year approaches! Greenville County Schools is doing everything they can to answer all of your important questions. To help do this, GCS has set up a Parent Resource Page. There, you can find everything from the Return to School Roadmap, FAQs about eLearning and in-person classes, forms to update transportation information, and much more! Check back regularly for updates.
Parents are also highly encouraged to check out the Destination Return to School Parent Resource Guide. This extensive guide supplies valuable details to many questions that have come up. It is beautifully organized and easy to navigate.
School meals will be available for all students in all school-opening scenarios, including the 100% eLearning option (Attendance Plan 0) and for those that register for the Virtual Program.
In order to qualify for free or reduced meals, parents must complete a new free and reduced meal application for the current school year.
While paper applications will be provided for parents when students return to school, the online applications are by far the most accurate and efficient method to apply for Free or Reduced Priced Meals. On average, online applications are processed within 24-48 hours of completion. We highly encourage all parents to take advantage of this simple and quick process.
For more information regarding Free and Reduced Price Meal Applications, please contact the Food and Nutrition Services office at 355-1251 or by e-mail.
The MMS School Supply List for the 2020-2021 school year is here!
Some classes may have additional specific requirements that will be announced during the first days of class.
Phone and email messages will be going out to parents from Mauldin Middle and Greenville County Schools as decisions for the coming school year are made. Therefore, it is imperative that we have correct and updated contact information for you. This information comes to us from the Parent Backpack (previously Parent Portal). Please take a moment now to log in and review your contact information and preferences to avoid missing important announcements from the school.
If you have not yet signed up for Parent Backpack, simply follow these instructions. During our school closure, proof of identification (an image of your valid photo ID) can be emailed to our Registrar, Kathy Monaghan, for account setup and approval.
Important Notice about Tdap Vaccine: In accordance with South Carolina law, all 7th grade students must have the Tdap vaccination. Tdap is a combination vaccine that protects against three potentially life-threatening bacterial diseases: tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough).
Mauldin Middle School requires that the vaccination (or exemption) be completed and all immunization certificates turned in to the school before the student starts orientation for the 2020-2021 year. Students will not receive their schedule if the school does not have all of their correct documentation on file. We appreciate everyone who has already completed the Tdap requirements. If you have not, please be advised of this policy and complete the requirements as soon as possible.
Please do not wait until the start of your child's 7th grade school year. This must be on file with our nurses prior to the start of 7th grade. Please email a proof of vaccination to Nurse Abercrombie, or fax it to 864-355-6988.