Due to the aftermath of Tropical Storm Zeta, Greenville County Schools’ buildings and offices will not be open on Friday, October 30, and no students will attend in-person instruction. Because of downed trees and power lines, numerous GCS locations are without power, many traffic lights throughout the county are not in service, and a number of roads are impassable. This poses a particular danger for buses and other vehicles traveling before sunrise. School activities previously scheduled for later than 2 PM can proceed as planned. Additionally, though school generators provide emergency lighting and security services when the power is out, they do not run the air handling systems that are so important for fresh air exchange during the current pandemic. Because GCS is an approved eLearning district, Friday’s missed in-person instruction will not have to be made up.
Teachers who have power and internet will provide eLearning instruction. All students who are able should log into Google Classroom on their regular school schedule. Students without power or internet service will not be penalized and should make up missed work next week.
We look forward to welcoming students back to school on Monday.
In addition to phone messages, parents and students can check back here regularly for our weekly Principal Update newsletter!
United Way of Greenville County is introducing a new initiative to help people struggling to keep up with utility payments due to the economic impact of COVID-19.
Working in collaboration with Duke Power, Greenville Water and Greenville County, United Way’s “Keep the Lights On” Fund will assist families facing the loss of utilities due to inability to stay current with their accounts throughout the pandemic.
Community members in need of assistance with utility payments are asked to call the United Way of Greenville County Community Resource Line at 2-1-1, or 866-892-9211. In addition to the Keep the Lights On Fund, resource line operators can connect callers to other available community resources, including area food banks, rent and housing assistance, employment, transportation, healthcare and more.
Help our students stay warm this winter! As you begin to prepare your wardrobe for upcoming cooler weather, please consider saving your clean, gently used winter coats and hoodies for the Mauldin Middle Coat Drive. Collection boxes will be located in both the 6/7 and 8th grade car loops through November 12. Coats can also be dropped off in the front office during normal school hours.
Coats and hoodies will be distributed the week of November 16.
Boys and Girls Basketball tryouts will be held November 9, 10, and 11. Girls tryouts will take place from 3:30-5:00 PM, and the boys tryouts will follow from 5:15-6:45 PM. Students who are interested in trying out are encouraged to attend one of the scheduled interest meetings, or to contact Renee Brown for information.
Students wishing to try out must have a completed physical and upload the necessary information into Planet HS. If you have questions about physicals, please email Coach Ravan, Athletic Director.
Due to a recent USDA waiver, Greenville County Schools is providing free school meals to all students for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year. There is no requirement to complete an application to receive this meal benefit. It applies to meals served to students when they are attending school in person, participating in eLearning, and attending the Virtual Program. Breakfasts and lunches are available daily at all schools.
Red Ribbon Week is October 26-30 at Mauldin Middle School! This year's theme, "Be Happy, Be Brave, Be Drug Free" is a call-to-action to speak out in support of healthy choices. The theme is also a reminder that by staying drug free, you are sending a message to yourself and others about how much you value yourself, your overall health, your community, and your future.
Our PTA has done a great job setting up a week of activities to help bring awareness to drug problems and instill pride in being drug free!
Check out the MMS Red Ribbon Week Website for a calendar of daily activities.
8th grade yearbook recognition ads are a great way for parents, families and friends to celebrate student achievements and important milestones. Create and purchase your ad online through Jostens. Simply choose your ad size and layout, then enter your text and upload your photos. A 1/2 page ad costs $80, and a 1/4 page ad costs $40. Spaces are limited!
Your 2020-2021 PTA Membership can be purchased online with only a few clicks! And don't forget to check out our vintage Mauldin spirit wear in our online store. Sizes and quantities are limited -- get them before they're gone!
If you do not have internet access at home for eLearning days, you have a few options available to you:
And don't worry if you can't sit in a parking lot all day for internet access! Chromebooks can be set up to work offline using Google's Offline Sync function.
For more information about Wi-fi and Chromebooks, be sure to visit the MMS Chromebooks site.
Parents are asked to report any COVID-19 exposures as well as quarantines within the home to the school principal.
The CDC recommends avoiding all non-essential travel, and both the CDC and SC DHEC asks persons returning from international travel within the past 14 days to monitor their health, stay home as much as possible and wear a mask while in public. Staff and students can return to school after U.S. or international travel provided they have not been knowingly exposed to COVID-19 and do not have symptoms of illness, in addition to adhering to all precautionary measures in place at the school.
Parents are strongly encouraged to screen their students daily at home for COVID-19 symptoms (see below). If a student takes a COVID-19 test because he/she is symptomatic, the student should not be physically present in school until the test results are returned and show as negative.
Keep students at home if they present with any of the following symptoms:
Per DHEC regulations, any staff or student identified as having spent 15 minutes or more within six feet of a positive case over the course of 24 hours is considered a "close contact" and will be excluded from school for a minimum of 14 days. Students and staff who were not close contacts will be allowed to remain at school. We will be sure and let you know if these notification requirements change. Additional information is available on the GCS Parent Resource webpage.
Parents: Please complete the digital Student Handbook and Chromebook Agreement forms for each of your students at Mauldin Middle School. Both forms can be filled out online this year using the link below.
For student tech support of school-issued devices, call 355-HELP(4357).
Student Chromebooks that require repairs can be swapped out for another device at one of our four Career Centers.
Virtual Students: Monday - Thursday, 8AM - 4PM at any career center
In-person Students: Monday - Thursday, 8AM - 4PM at any career center or bring your chromebook to school for replacement on your next attendance day
When we are on attendance plan 1 or 2, students are eligible to order meals to-go for the days that they are not in school. Parents can pre-order each week by Sunday at 9:00 PM for the following week. Students who have ordered to-go food will pick it up on their way out of the building each day they are in the building for school (Blue/Green=Monday and Wednesday; Red/Purple=Tuesday and Thursday). These meals are free of charge until further notice. If you have any questions, please email Sabrina Ball, our FANS (Food and Nutrition Services) Manager, or call 864-355-6778.