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
I hope that you are staying safe and healthy and are enjoying your summer as much as possible. I know that you have been anxious to find out what the plans are for beginning the 2020-2021 school year. As most of you know, the district has announced that we will begin the school year on August 31, 2020 with virtual learning. The full plan may be found on our school’s webpage as well as the district’s website. Please be aware that as the state has required that districts offer a one day in-person option, the district’s plan will soon be amended to reflect that. At the school level, we have been working hard over the past few months to ensure that we provide the most efficient education for your child whether we follow an in-person, hybrid or virtual learning plan. I would like to share with you our plans for keeping your child safe and welcome you to contact me with any input that you may have to make this school year successful.
Upon returning to an in-person learning environment, we have put several safeguards in place. Class assignments have been made in alignment with the recommendation for having ten or less individuals in a classrooms. Seating and work stations in classroom will be arranged to allow students to remain at a minimum of six feet apart. Teachers and assistants will also work with students in small group to keep them distanced and limit movement within the rooms. We have also split students into groups for participating in related areas to reduce the number of students in a classroom at a time. We have also created five work enterprises for our transition students which will help reduce numbers in addition to teaching employment and communication skills. Staff members will adhere to guidelines for wearing personal protection equipment (PPE) such as gloves, masks, etc. and will consistently sanitize shared spaces and items.
We are diligently working to ensure your child continues to receive quality, individualized instruction while participating in online learning. Currently, we are still fine tuning our plans to devise a schedule that works best for our families. We will provide you with a detailed school schedule shortly. In efforts to provide as much continuity in learning for our students, returning students will have the same teacher and assistants from the prior school year. We will not make any classroom assignment changes until we return to a full face-to-face learning model. Again, please feel free to call me at 803-735-3435 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or suggestions. As always, we look forward to a successful school year.
Faythe Redenburg, Principal
Welcome back!!! We appreciate all our teachers and staff at Fairwold. You don't realize how helpful and being such an influence on the students you are. Our teachers are awesome and team of staff members are outstanding. The students are so thankful and grateful to have such a good support team.
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.
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.
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Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Baptist minister who advocated the use of nonviolent means to end racial segregation, he first came to national prominence during a bus boycott by African Americans in Montgomery, Alabama, in 1955. He founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 1957 and led the 1963 March on Washington. The most influential of African American civil rights leaders during the 1960s, he was instrumental in the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which outlawed discrimination in public accommodations, facilities, and employment, and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. King was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1964.
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!!!