Listen to the Principal's Weekly Message
Read Aloud to a Child Week begins on October 25, 2020. Reading aloud to children is a powerful tool with many research based benefits for children and families. Not only is reading aloud a great way for children to learn vocabulary, it is a great way for families to connect with one another by instilling conversations about diverse topics. It builds a bond between parent and child that will spark special memories for years to come! Our school will have the same read aloud book, The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate, in November. Our kindergarten and first grade students will read the parallel story about Ivan, The True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla, also by Katherine Applegate. Our students will create promotional videos for the morning news and participate in special projects about Ivan. In November, begin asking your child about the book that will spark interest in a variety of topics!
Why read aloud? See the link below.
We so excited to begin to prepare for our Virtual North Pole Star.
Here is what 5th grade students need to do:
1. PARENTS - Do you mind if your child is video recorded AND
shown on the Greenville County YouTube channel performing our play?
You will be able to share this with family and friends that would normally attend!
If you DO NOT WANT YOUR CHILD TO PARTICIPATE, please click HERE.
2. STUDENTS - Complete the Google Form for me. Click HERE for the form.
It is due by Sunday, November 1st.
Plan approved by DHEC to prevent “close contact”
As Greenville County Schools’ first graders continue their transition to five-day-a-week in-person classes, all remaining elementary students in the traditional school program (not Virtual Program) will move toward full-time in-person classes as well. This phased-in return to the classroom, announced today by Superintendent W. Burke Royster, begins with K4 and K5 students who will be able to socially distance by utilizing extra space in school facilities and splitting time between the teacher and the aide. Other elementary grades will return on a staggered schedule using a combination of plexiglass, masks, and a specific classroom layout to ensure safety.
The first magnet application window is open from Monday, November 2 - Monday, November 30. Magnet applications will be available on Monday, November 2, 2020 on the GCS Magnet Academies page.
The district's magnet academies of accelerated learning offer unique educational choices to the students of Greenville County to meet their individual needs. The academic program of each magnet academy offers a theme or focus that is designed to give students an opportunity to explore a special interest, gift, talent or skill.
This year, due to social distancing requirements in schools, each magnet academy will offer a Magnet Open House video posted to their school’s main website. These videos will explain the magnet application process as well as provide more information about the school’s program. Please click here for more information.
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Students in second grade will be administered the CogAT and Iowa assessments as part of South Carolina’s Grade 2 Gifted and Talented Assessment Program. SC State Board Regulation 43-220 requires districts to test all enrolled students (in-person and virtual attendance plans). Testing is conducted at the student’s enrolled elementary school.
We encourage your child to test, as these assessments are screeners for qualifying to participate in our South Carolina Gifted and Talented Program (Challenge). The test results are also used to determine placement in the Charles Townes Center (CTC) at Sterling School for Highly Gifted students. Complete criteria for Challenge and CTC can be found on the Greenville County Schools website: https://sites.google.com/greenvilleschools.us/gifted-talented/gt-criteria.
Although the primary purpose of these assessments is to identify students for the Gifted and Talented Programs, student results can be useful to teachers as they examine their instructional practices and can help them identify teaching strategies for all students.
The links below will help you with solving technology issues at home.
If you would like your child to take home meals for the days he/she is participating in eLearning, please complete this form.
Take-Home Meal orders are due before 12pm on Wednesday the week before you would like the meals.
Wondering what to do if you have problems with your child's device while learning at home?
Hi Taylors Families! Thank you for your patience as we have been working on Supply Lists. Two helpful items will be a personal water bottle and earbuds/headphones. We will only have bottle refill water stations (no traditional water fountains). We would recommend personalizing the bottle with your child's name (tape and/or Sharpie style marker works great!) The second is Earbuds/Headphones.
As always, if you need any assistance, do not hesitate to reach out to Mrs. Rhodes or one of our school counselors.
Due to moving the students’ start time to 7:45 AM, elementary schools’ office hours will be 7:00 AM – 3:45 PM beginning this fall.
Hours for students will be 7:45 AM to 2:15 PM.