Mill Creek Elementary School
Dear Mill Creek Parents and Students,
I want to thank you for your efforts to continue the learning process while under stay at home directions from state and national leaders. Completion of learning packet as well as work on Reading A – Z, Lexia, DreamBox and other online resources are appropriate learning tasks for students. Please note that these tasks do not take the place of student participation in teacher directed online instruction that take place each week. Learning packets were designed to take us through the first two months of school closing due to the COVID 19 pandemic. Online learning will take us to the end of school on June 5, 2020.
Teachers are expected to conduct a minimum of two online classes each week. Student participation in these online lessons is expected and will be monitored for grading purposes. Moreover, students in special education or AAP classes must complete assignments from these teachers as well as homeroom teachers. As partners in their children’s education, parents are asked to respond to phone calls from teachers and provide active input. Difficulties communicating with teachers should be addressed to me through my e-mail address: email@example.com or Dr. Leconte’ Middleton at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
In an effort to support families at the highest levels, I want to refer parents to Richland One Help Desk for assistance with resolving problems with laptop computers. The telephone number for this resource is 803-231-7436. Additionally, parents of students in grades 3 – 5 may stop by the school and complete documents necessary to receive a laptop computer. Parents and guardians are asked to call the school at 803-783-5583 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., Monday through Friday to set an appointment to receive a laptop for their child in grades 3 through 5.
Again, I want to thank you for your support and look forward to working collaboratively with you as we meet the challenge of learning from home. Your support means much to me and the students a Mill Creek Elementary School.
Dr. Charles A. DeLaughter, Prinicpal
The South Carolina Department of Education has launched a new website to support elearning. The SC Remote Learning site has been created as support for teachers, parents and students to find resources to help enhance your elearning classes. Please use this link to access the site: https://scremotelearning.com/
RICHLAND ONE TO PROVIDE WEEK’S WORTH OF MEALS
FOR STUDENTS ON MONDAYS STARTING MARCH 30;
PARENTS ASKED TO COMPLETE ONLINE FORM
While schools are closed, Richland One is providing “grab-and-go” breakfasts and lunches for students on weekdays at designated locations. Starting March 30, families will receive a week’s worth of meals on Mondays.
Richland One is working with community partners to provide home deliveries to parents who are unable to pick up meals for their children from one of the 10 sites.
To help the Nutrition Services staff know how many meals to prepare, Richland One parents are asked to complete an online form. Parents can access the form directly at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/R1Meals or via the district’s website (www.richlandone.org). Parents will receive a follow-up email after they complete the form.
All children 18 and under are eligible to receive the free meals. Parents can drive to any of the locations, remain in their vehicles and staff will distribute the meals curbside. The pick-up hours will be 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on Mondays. Children must be present to receive the meals.
Meal Pick-up Sites Starting March 30 (MONDAYS ONLY – 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.)
2100 Waverly Street
Columbia, SC 29204
4200 North Main Street
Columbia, SC 29203
7725 Caughman Road
Columbia, SC 29209
1400 South Kilbourne Road
Columbia, SC 29205
200 McRae Street
Columbia, SC 29203
1231 Bluefield Drive
Columbia, SC 29210
731 Horrell Hill Road
Hopkins, SC 29061
4800 Monticello Road
Columbia, SC 29203
2615 Lower Richland Boulevard
Hopkins, SC 29061
1224 Whitney Street
Columbia, SC 29201
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Mill Creek Elementary
LEAP Success Chart: A Classroom Behavior System
“Leaping to Success!”
Here at Mill Creek, our students are challenged each year to LEAP toward success. This system will allow students to gain positive and negative consequences for their choices and behaviors. Classroom behaviors will be monitored with a color chart, in which students will move personal clothes pins when making exceptionally good choices (move up) or when needing redirection from the teacher (move down). Every student begins each day on green. The value of each color is described below:
Student exceeds expectation and demonstrates all LEAP traits.
(small incentive- daily or weekly).
Student represented at least 3 LEAP traits (small incentive- daily or weekly).
Ready to Learn
Normal expectation; no behavior problems (verbal praise)
Think About It
Warning (Verbal or written)
Parents are contacted and this communication is documented in the Parent teacher Communication Log Book. (A discipline referral might also be completed)
The LEAP Success Chart system is designed to teach students to make positive choices and redirect negative behaviors. Parents will be notified daily of student behaviors through classroom notes, agenda books, behavior folders, etc. Please discuss with your child daily the LEAP expectations for student behaviors. We believe all students can raise their LEAP to success every day!
Teacher of the Year
Congratulations to Ms. Cristel Clark our Teacher of the Year!