Principal's Weekly Message

Weekly Message for week of December 10 - 14, 2018
See the Student Page of the website for a more detailed schedule of events.

We hope all are safe and warm during this winter storm weekend.  The Greenville County School’s Inclement Conditions Evaluation Team is on alert and prepared to drive county roads on Sunday or early Monday morning to assist with decision making.  District leaders will make a decision about whether to hold school on Monday no earlier than Sunday afternoon and no later than 5:30am Monday.

Any school closings or delays will be announced on the GCS website, social media channels, local news channels and through the newly implemented text message system. 

As stated last week, we would like to remind parents again, that the GCS Communications Department has implemented a text messaging system that will text a student's parental 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 .  Parents who already have their cellular phone listed as their child’s primary contact number will not need to take action to receive this service.  A GCS TEST message was sent to parents last week.

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 attached report so you can partner with us to prevent this from becoming an issue in our community.  Thank you.  Safety Announcement

In the midst of “flu season” 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. 

We would like to thank all of our parent volunteers.  They are tremendous help during our many school events, activities and field trips.  These events would not be possible without the help of our dedicated parents.  We truly appreciate our parents and their involvement.   Their support is one of the many factors that make Sevier such a great school.

The Media Center is accepting new stuffed animals for Cuddles for Kids to give to kids in the hospital.  All are welcome to donate items until December 20th.

Ms. Reeves will hold Model UN Student Interest Meetings Tuesday afterschool at 3:45pm and Wednesday morning at 7:45am in Room 706 .  All interested students are invited to attend either meeting.

Please join us in the gym on Tuesday, December 11th, at 6:30pm to attend our Chorus Winter Concert.   

Our 6th, 7th and 8th Band, and our 8th grade Percussion Winter Concert is this Thursday, December 13th at Wade Hampton High School at 6:30pm .  All students are to report to the high school with their instrument and need to be dressed in their concert black by 6pm.  

The Falcons basketball teams play Monday at Tanglewood and at home against Berea on Thursday.  The Girls game begins at 5:30pm and the boys game follows around 6:45pm.  Admission is $3.  Any student attending the game must have their ride onsite by 8:00pm ready for pick up.

Beta Club students are invited to participate in a service project on December 15thfrom 10am – 12pm at The Spring of Simpsonville.  Students  must provide their own transportation.  Interested students should see their grade level sponsor.

Students are invited to participate in Sevier’s National Geographic Bee Competition on December 19th from 3:45 – 4:45pm.  Interested students should see their social studies teacher.  Parents wishing to attend should arrive no later than 4:00, to limit interruptions.  Students competing must have transportation available and ready for pick up no later than 4:45pm.

Students and parents are reminded to check the lost and found table in our main hallway for any missing items.  All unclaimed items will be donated at the end of the day on December 20th.

 
LOOKING FORWARD:
12/ 18:  6th & 7th Gr. Strings & 8th Gr. Full Orchestra concert at WHHS 6:30pm
12/19:  MP3 & No Collar Day
12/19:  PTA hosts a Staff Holiday Breakfast.  Parents are welcome to check the signup for needed items.  http://signup.com/go/uqASZvr
12/19:  Geography Bee 3:45 – 4:45pm
12/20:  Lost & Found items claim deadline
12/21:  Sevier family concert and half day dismissal at 12:45pm

Thank You,

Mr. Chad Maguire, Principal