Announcements

American Heart Association Kids Heart Challenge

Our American Heart Association Kids Heart Challenge event will begin January 31 and run through February 25th! Your child will learn about heart, brain and vascular health, and meet kids with special hearts!

You can help your child’s class win the classroom challenge! Our goal is to have 100% of our students register online and take the challenge. The class in each grade level with the most students registered will earn a $25 Amazon gift card! The class who raises the most for the American Heart Association will earn a PIZZA PARTY!! All donations will be collected online. No cash money or checks will be accepted at school.

Look for more information to come home with your child on how to register and collect donations. Mitchell Road was one of the top schools to collect donations last year. We collected over $5,000.00. Let’s keep up the great work. Thank you so much for your participation.


At-home Covid test results

Greenville County Schools will now accept at-home rapid-test results to allow students and staff to return earlier from quarantine, per DHEC’s recommendation. This will go into effect on Wednesday, January 12. Below are the details on how to submit results from an at-home rapid-test.
 
Students – At-home rapid-test results for students will be accepted at the school. The steps for submitting the student’s results are as follows:
Follow the District-issued guidance** provided by your school regarding what date the at-home rapid-test can be administered (Per DHEC, the test must be taken on or after Day 4, and this information will be included in the guidance from the school)
Administer the test according to the instructions specific to the at-home rapid-test
Sign and return the DHEC Attestation Form required by DHEC to the school (Schools will communicate to parents specific instructions for how to submit the forms)
**Students must receive District-issued quarantine guidance through the school BEFORE they submit verification of at-home rapid-test results. Schools will not be able to accept at-home rapid-test results if the student guidance has not been issued. 
 
Please note it is the responsibility of the student/employee to obtain the at-home rapid-test. The District and schools will not provide the at-home rapid-tests, but students/employees can still get free PCR tests at the three GCS COVID testing sites.


Middle School Curriculum Events

Attention parents of 5th graders: Greenville County middle schools will be offering curriculum nights beginning this month.  Please check the information sheet periodically to locate more information about your child's middle school curriculum night.  If you have any questions, please contact our school counselor, Gina Kincaid.


Second Window to Apply to 2022-2023 Virtual Program

Everyone who wishes to participate in the GCS Virtual Program next year will need to sign up.  All current Virtual Program students will need to reapply for next year or the student will be reassigned to the student’s homebased school.

The second window opens for registration for the 2022-23 GCS Virtual Program on Tuesday, January 18 and will continue through Tuesday, February 1.

To register, students must be enrolled in Greenville County Schools and parents must have a Backpack account. NOTE: The Virtual Program will not be offered for Specialized/Magnet programs such as Charles Townes Center, Language Immersion and preschool programs, or the most intensive special education services, which are typically referred to as self-contained programming.


MRES Garden Club

Calling all plant-loving parents!  The MRES Garden Club would love to have you join us for general garden upkeep on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month.  We will plan to have a meeting immediately after school on the second Tuesday each month to discuss our goals, progress, and upcoming tasks to complete.  Please let your child's teacher know if you are interested in participating.  You will be contacted with more information.  Thank you for your help in growing our school garden!


Yearbooks for Sale!

While our school community faces unprecedented times, the yearbook staff is still hard at work producing a piece of our school's history. Remember to reserve a copy of the historic 2021-22 Mitchell Road Elementary Yearbook. Yearbooks are on sale for $20.00 until sold out.


Paint Mt. Mitchell

PTA is excited for our third year with Mt. Mitchell! This is such a wonderful fundraiser for our school as well as a fun way to start each morning! If your child has a birthday or something to celebrate we want to see it on Mt. Mitchell! Use the link below to sign up as well as make your payment that will secure your reservation!  This may be used for in person and virtual students of MRES! Happy painting!

Paint Mt. MItchell Reservation


Covid-19 Questions and Answers

Greenville County Schools frequently asked questions pertaining to Covid-19 in English and Spanish.

Please visit this link to the GCS webpage explaining how families will receive notification of positive COVID cases in their school/class. 

Please visit this document that explains the COVID reporting and response process in Greenville County Schools.

Please visit the GCS Covid-19 website for more information.