Bear Bucks Cafe and the Pendergrass Fairwold Cash Wash are now open for business.... Check out the School Enterprises section in the Activities tab
March 2 thru May 6 - Superintendent's Book Club Challenge
April - Autism Acceptance Month
April 11th thru 18th - Spring Break. School will resume on the 19th.
A Message from the Principal
Greetings Pendergrass-Fairwold Family,
First, we would like to thank each of you for your patience and support during this process as it is a learning experience for all of us. Although there have been a few bumps in the road, we have collectively been able to provide a safe, positive virtual learning environment for your child. As we enter phase two, we look forward to continuing to experience successes for all of our students. We have devised a plan that we believe will work well with providing our students a face-to-face learning environment that meets each student’s academic and social needs without compromising safety. Below please find a few changes in our expectations during this new phase. Thanks again for partnering with us to ensure your child has a great 2021-2022 school year. We are so excited to begin working with our students in-person!
Lastly, please find comfort in knowing we are doing everything possible to ensure your child’s safety while at Pendergrass-Fairwold. Please do not hesitate to contact me at email@example.com or your child’s teacher with any questions or concerns. We are ready for the challenges that lie ahead and together we believe we can achieve great things.
Faythe Redenburg, Principal
National School Counseling Week highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career. This special week we are honoring Mrs. W. Cyntrell Legette. She is a vital part of the educational process for all students as they meet the challenges of the 21st century.
Mrs. Legette actively engages in helping students examine their abilities, strengths, interests and talents. She works in partnership with parents as they encounter the challenges of raising children in today’s world, focusing on positive ways to enhance students’ academic, postsecondary and social/emotional development.
Academic packet drop-off box ready!!!
The academic packet drop-off box is ready to go! Located outside school office doors you can drop them off any time and pick up new packets. Please check with your child’s teacher for combination for the lock. We will be checking and emptying the box and getting your packets to your teachers diligently throughout the day. Please put the student's name on the packet.
Thanks to all our parents and families for working with your students during these difficult times!
Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication. Autism is a complex, lifelong developmental disability that typically appears during early childhood and can impact a person’s social skills, communication, relationships, and self-regulation. Autism is defined by a certain set of behaviors and is a “spectrum condition” that affects people differently and to varying degrees.
While there is currently no known single cause of autism, early diagnosis helps a person receive the support and services that they need, which can lead to a quality of life filled with opportunity.
In an effort to promote reading among Richland One students, the Superintendent’s Book Club was created. The Book Club is open to students who read 100 picture books or 10 chapter books. All Richland One students in Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade are eligible to participate in the Superintendent's Book Club. When students reach the book goal (100 picture books or 10 chapter books), they qualify for recognition. Reading more books qualifies students for greater rewards. The top readers of the Book Club are invited to attend a special lunch held in their honor with Dr. Witherspoon and a special guest author.
Our children's safety is our primary goal. For this reason, the following procedures will be followed for ALL vistors on campus.
There is a nurse at the school daily; however if the nurse is not available, trained staff will handle medication distribution and any emergency that arises. If your child becomes ill while at school, the student needs to go to the nurse’s office to be checked. We will call you to come pick him/her up if necessary. Please always be sure the school has current phone numbers for you and other emergency contact persons.
Please let the school nurse know if your student has significant health history, life threatening allergies or special medical concerns.
All students must meet state immunization requirements in order to attend school. The goal of these requirements is to reduce and eliminate vaccine-preventable diseases among South Carolina’s children, adolescents and adults. Each student must have completed the required immunizations in order to attend school. Please be sure your child is up to date on all immunizations. Your child’s healthcare provider can help you determine if he/she needs further immunizations.
A mobile dental service, Dental Access Carolina, will be visiting schools in District One offering a full range of on-site general dental services, including dental exams, x-rays, cleanings, and fillings.
Dental Access Carolina's website:
Officer Benson will be on campus daily, Monday through Friday, to provide safety and security of our students and staff as well as classroom visits, instructional support, student assistance and to provide answers to law enforcement questions.
PFS is committed to ensuring a safe school environment for students, staff and visitors.
Officer Benson is on campus during the school days when classes are in session. He is visible in the parking lots, main entrances to the school buildings, in the hallways, cafeterias and in his office.
Veteran's Day Message
In honor of Veterans Day, we remember all the veterans’ contribution as they always hold a special place in our hearts for their sacrifice and service. We honor all the men and women who’ve served our country in uniform, because they put their lives on the line to protect our, your and their families.
Without your bravery & compromises, we would never be here to thank you. Your footprints will always be followed when it’s time for us to protect the nation! We are not only thankful to you but also motivated by you. You have showed us how to be brave & honest. You will always be in our hearts.
Thank you so much for your service. Happy Veterans Day!!!
Notice of Non-Discrimination
Richland County School District One does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age or other protected characteristics in its programs and activities.