Richland One students will attend school on February 19 and March 30 to make up the instructional time they missed when schools were closed due to inclement weather. Those two days will be half days for students.
The district previously announced February 19 as the day that students would make up the day of school they missed on September 11, 2017. Instead of that day being a full school day, students will be in school for a half day on February 19. March 30 has been designated as the makeup day for the day students missed on January 17, 2018. March 30 also will be a half day for students.
Districts are required by state law to designate three makeup days in their academic calendars in the event that schools are closed and instructional days are missed due to inclement weather or other circumstances. February 19 and March 30, which would have been student holidays, were two of the three makeup days designated in Richland One’s 2017-2018 calendar. The remaining makeup day is May 28 and, if needed, it will be a half day for students.
Again this year, Richland One employees laced up their sneakers and took huge steps to help fight breast cancer by participating in the Palmetto Health Foundation's 2016 Walk for Life/Race for Life fundraiser. Under the mantra "Team Richland One: Stronger Together," Richland One raised $43,582.03! The top fundraising teams and team captains were honored at the January 24 Board of School Commissioners meeting. Satchel Ford Elementary School won the district's first-place overall fundraising award. Pictured are (from left) Commissioner Beatrice King; Johnnie Mae Butler, team captain for Student Nutrition Services and Operations, Student Nutrition Services Director Tracy Dixon and Chief Operations Officer Ed Carlon, team major; Terri Eisenstadt, team captain for Satchel Ford; Superintendent Dr. Craig Witherspoon; Dr. Traci Cooper, Richland One's Walk for Life/Race for Life chairperson; and Sam Tenenbaum, president of the Palmetto Health Foundation. Save the date: The 2017 Walk for Life/Race for Life will be held October 14 at Spirit Communications Park.
The Satchel Ford PTO (Parent/Teacher Organization) is a nonprofit organization. To find out more information about the PTO, its benefits to the school, and how to join please visit http://sfpto.org
A Message from the Principal
Welcome back to another great year at Satchel Ford Elementary School! It's so exciting to be part of a distinguished institution of learning, where ALL children can be a STAR in both academics and the arts!
Last year, Satchel Ford saw much development and evolution in the areas of mathematics instruction, scientific inquiry, and the effective integration of instructional technology in support of student learning. I look forward to overseeing and supporting continued positive change in our school, while honoring and preserving the rich traditions of Satchel Ford’s tremendous history of success in our community. To that end, this year our primary areas of focus and development will be inquiry-based, S.T.E.M.-oriented mathematics and science instruction, the full implementation of reading workshop and purposeful independent reading models in our ELA classrooms, and the continued enhancement of digital learning opportunities for children. All of this academic development will be enveloped in a meaningful and creative cultural arts program. In short, we're an awesome school, but we're striving to become even better!
If you ever have any questions, concerns, or compliments, please don’t hesitate to call me, send me an email, or simply drop by and speak with me for a few moments. It takes all of us working together to build successful young adults! Remember, …my door is always open.
Kevin J Hasinger