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    A Message from Dr. Patrice T. Green, principal
    Dear Hand Families and Students:

    We are excited to welcome our rising 6th graders, our 7th and 8th graders, and notably our newly registered students to Hand Middle School (HMS) – HOME OF THE HORNETS. Our administrators, teachers, staff, and the entire Hand family anxiously await your arrival.

    Because of the COVID-19 Pandemic all our lives will forever be changed. And the words flexibility, grace and understanding will forever be etched in our hearts, our minds, and in our spirits. Truly, it is our way of thriving, and the essence of our love for leading, for teaching, and for learning as we recommit to serving every child, every day in a “safe, secure, and positive learning environment,” where excellence in education is provided.

    As we serve every child, every day our Mission is “to empower all students for greater academic and social engagement; value their journey toward high school, college, and career readiness; achieve their potential, fulfill their dreams, live life to the fullest, continue lifelong learning; and provide exceptional service to make life better for themselves, their communities, and all humankind.” So, we will thrive and continue valuing objectives of the “Five A’s” in: academics, arts, athletics, attendance, and attitude, altogether with purpose.

    Thank you for choosing to be a part of this awesome journey with us. We look forward to serving you every day. Again, welcome to HMS, where we honor the past, serve in the present, to prepare our students for the future.


    Patrice T. Green, Principal

    Hand Middle School

    A Message from the Nurse..........

    Welcome to the 2021-2022 School Year!

    • ALL medications require a permission form to be completed prior to medication taken at school.  A new permission form is needed every school year.  The forms can be found on the Hand website under the “News from the Nurse” tab.
    • There are two different medication forms.  One form is for Prescription Medications.  This form is for the medications that require a doctor prescription for purchase.  The form will need to be completed and signed by the doctor and the parent/guardian.  A responsible adult should bring the medication to school along with the form.  The prescribed medication MUST be in the prescription bottle received from the pharmacy with the prescription label (states student’s name, medication name, correct dosage and frequency).  Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.
    • The second medication form on the website is for Non-prescription Medications (Tylenol, Ibuprofen, etc.).   Non-prescription medications, otherwise known as over the counter medications, require the signature of the parent/guardian.  Again, a responsible adult should deliver the medicine and the permission form to the school.  The medication MUST be in the original container with the manufacturer’s label on it. 
    • The school does NOT stock ANY medications; therefore, you must supply any medication that is necessary for your student. 
    • Please do not send medication with your student to be given/taken at school.
    • Medications that are controlled substances MUST be counted by the school nurse and parent/guardian when delivering to the Health Room. 
    • The school may decline to administer certain medications if deemed inappropriate for a school setting.
    • Please take the time to complete the Confidential Health Questionnaire.  This will allow me to update/compose your student’s health record.
    • Please be certain to update all contact information.  This will allow me to reach family in a timely manner if needed.
    • Please be advised, the Health Room is considered a healthcare facility; therefore, infection control policies and practices are held to healthcare facility standards.  Anyone who presents with respiratory symptoms will be masked. 
    • ALL 7th graders, if you have not submitted an updated immunization record please do so ASAP.  Those who do not have an updated immunization certificate on file, can be at risk of missing school days per South Carolina state law. 
    • PLEASE do not hesitate to contact me regarding any health concerns or updates for your student.  Healthy students learn better.