AdvancED Parent Survey
Our school is embarking on the continuous improvement process that will lead to the renewal of our AdvancED accreditation. To begin reflecting on where we are as a school, we would greatly appreciate it if you would complete the Climate and Culture survey for your child’s school. This data will help us reflect on where we have strengths and on areas that we may need to improve upon as a school. The survey is anonymous. It can be completed November 5th through November 16th. Please be sure to double check that you have selected the proper school from the drop down menu. If you have children in multiple schools, you may complete a survey for each school, just be sure to select the proper school in the drop down menu. If you need assistance completing the survey, please call the school at 803-735-3435 to schedule an appointment.
Thank you for being committed to our process for continuous improvement.
Parent Link: https://eprovesurveys.advanc-ed.org/surveys/#/action/85642/p2576
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A Message from the Principal
Welcome back to another great year at Pendegrass-Fairwold School, where our purpose and mission is clearly focused on student success. Pendergrass-Fairwold School serves students from ages 3-21, with moderate to severe intellectual disabilities, who require a structured educational environment which will help them maximize physical mobility, self-help skills, life skills, and consequently, facilitate their adjustment to community living. We also provide services for students ages 18 to 21 that require significant supportive programming to transition from school to work or from school to the community. All students receive educational and related services according to their Individual Education Plan (IEP) and are monitored for progress according to the guidelines of their IEP. Our primary mission is to promote self-esteem, create a positive learning environment, and provide support for students and their families to ensure that each student reaches his/her maximum potential to function as independently as possible through an individualized educational program.
During the 2017-2018 school year, Brittany N. Brown and Pendergrass-Fairwold School were awarded the SCSHA Friend Award for distinguished contributions to speech/language and/or hearing. We are fortunate to have a continued partnership with Columbia College and Benedict College. Their students come regularly to complete practicum hours. They learn how to adapt books, modify instructional materials and how to utilize different modes of assistive technology and augmentative and alternative communication (AAC).
On March 29th we were recognized as being among the healthiest schools in the nation. We received a silver award in the amount of $1000 for promoting healthy meals and exercise.
Last year we welcomed the Excel Academy to our school. The Excel Academy is a Richland One program that gives district students the opportunity to graduate on time by allowing them to recover and accrue credits towards a high school diploma. The merger of Excel Academy and Pendergrass-Fairwold students has increased opportunities for student participation with grade level and age-appropriate peers.
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.
Faythe Kennedy Redenburg
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.
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!!!