An Important Message From Mr. Maguire
Recent media reports have highlighted the dangers of teens using e-cigarettes, specifically Juuls, and the growing number of teens experimenting with them. I have put together a brief report on these devices, their impact on teens, and how we plan to address this trend at Sevier. Please review the report so you can partner with us to prevent this from becoming an issue in our community. Thank you.Safety Announcement
Return to School After Illness Guidelines
The Medical Health Services of Greenville County Schools would like to remind parents, in an effort to decrease the spread of contagious illness, to please follow the attached guidelines
that allow a student to return to school after an illness.
State Report Card Summary
Receive GCS Emergency Text Messages
In an effort to better communicate with parents during times of emergency, the GCS Communications Department has implemented a text messaging system that will text a student's primary contact phone number. Parents that currently have a landline listed as their “Primary Contact Phone” and wish to receive texts about school cancellations or other emergency schedule changes must complete the attached Change in Phone Number form
. We also have a Spanish Change in Phone Number Form
available. Parents who already list a cellular phone as their primary contact will not need to take action to receive this service.
6th Grade Biltmore Trip
Students in 6th grade are invited to attend a field trip to the Biltmore Estate. Parents had the opportunity to attend a informational meeting on November 27, 2018. Parents may view the attached informational packet
provided during the meeting that contains details, requirements and the field trip permission form. Booking and payments for the 6th grade trip are made at OrangeSkyTravel.com
using booking code 10265. Please do not delay in reserving your spot. The online booking and first deposit payment is due no later than December 14, 2018.
Staff Holiday Breakfast-Volunteers Needed
Our Sevier PTA is hosting a Holiday Breakfast to show appreciation to our staff on December 19th. Many volunteers are needed to provide food items and held during the event. Please use the attached Holiday Breakfast Volunteer Signup Link
to learn more and sign.
8th Gr NAEP Testing
Select 8th grade students will take part in NAEP Testing the morning of Tuesday, February 5th, 2019. The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)is a congressionally mandated project administered by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) within the U.S. Department of Education and the Institute of Education Sciences (IES). NAEP is given to a representative sample of students across the country. Results are reported for groups of students with similar characteristics (e.g., gender, race and ethnicity, school location), not individual students.
ACE Awards Nominations
Coaches for Character, a non-profit organization whose mission is to teach at-risk youth the value of education and character development, will hold its annual banquet this year. It will honor one male and one female from each middle and high school in grades 8 and 12 who are considered the true “unsung heroes” in their schools. These are students who might go unnoticed for one reason or another, students who are role models, who work hard and give their best effort, students who are all too often not recognized for their accomplishments, or students who demonstrate unusual commitment to learning academics despite various obstacles. The award banquet will be organized and hosted by Coaches 4 Character and Greenville county school counselors. Anyone can nominate a student; faculty and staff, parents, community members, and students. Nomination forms are available online at www.coaches4character.com/ace-awards
from October 15th through January 31, 2019.
There is a new program available to parents who would like to learn English and become more involved in their child’s academic achievement. The program is free to parents and is on a first come first serve basis. Rosetta Stone® Community Solution for K-12 is a program available to the parents of our English Language Learners.
This program will provide the parents of our English Language Learners with an opportunity to learn and develop their English Language skills. It will also enable parents to increase their engagement in their child’s school and contribute to improving their child’s educational achievement. The online lessons from Rosetta Stone® Community Solution for K-12 allow parents to use this program at home, work, on their phone, or anywhere they have access to the internet.
If you would like to have access to this program, please contact our ESOL teacher, Caroline Fernandez by email at email@example.com
or call 355-8226. Mrs. Fernandez will be able to provide you with a code to access the program and share general log-in instructions. For more information regarding Rosetta Stone, please visit GCSD Rosetta Stone webpage
8th Grade Washington Trip
8th graders and parents are invited to attend the grade level trip to Washington D.C. and Williamsburg, VA. This trip is scheduled for March 6-9 2019. The Washington Trip Informational Flyer is attached and contains trip details and payment scheduling. The first deposit is due September 21, 2018. Parents of 8th Graders are asked to attend one of the the 8th Grade Washington Trip Parent Meetings scheduled for Tuesday, August 28, at 4:00pm and 7:00pm.
Sevier appreciates our PTA and their efforts to support our school by providing parent volunteers and school funding. Money raised by our PTA goes directly back to our school to fund teacher grants, school supplies, student incentives, school events, Chromebooks, and other forms of technology.
Please help our school by supporting Sevier PTA. Sign up to volunteer and learn more about our chair positions and receive volunteer updates through SignUp.com. Purchase PTA memberships and Sevier Shirts/Gear. Participate in our Fuss Free Fundraiser - a $20 donation per household. Parents who own a business are asked to consider becoming a Business Sponsor or to spread the word of our sponsorship program to family or friends who own businesses. Don't forget to signup to receive our PTA text reminds by texting @sevier-pta to 81010.
One to One Device Procedure
Before students may take home the device, parents are asked to review the One to One Device Student Handbook, sign the user agreement, and pay the annual $25 Device Fee.
- Students whose devices need repair must have a parent complete the attached Device Repair Form. Students will then turn in their form and device to the Media Center.
- Students who are having trouble accessing the internet with their school device when using their home WiFi should review the attached authentication process document for troubleshooting.
Parent Contact Information
Parents, please take time to complete the attached online Parent Contact form. Please check "Yes" to the PTA contact information option to receive information regarding volunteer opportunities and PTA updates.
Order your Yearbook
Order you yearbook now! Prices increase as the school year progresses! View the attached yearbook order form or order online from Jostons! Basic yearbooks are $35. Early Bird Special through September 7th: add personalization for $6 and select up to 4 free icons as an early bird special!
GCS Clear Bag & Search Policy
Beginning with the opening of the 2018-19 athletic season, Greenville County Schools is instituting a clear bag policy for all athletic venues. This means spectators prohibited from entering athletic venues with camera cases, briefcases, backpacks, cinch bags, large purses, and similar items. Approved bags include clear, gallon-sized zip storage bags, clear totes (12”x 6”x 12”) and small purses. Folding chairs and blankets will be allowed, but are subject to search. For more information, visit the GCS Clear Bag announcement link.