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
Happy New Year! I hope that your year has started on a positive note. As always, it is my pleasure to serve your children. I am excited about the remainder of the school year, and I am proud of the work of our students, faculty, and staff.
A sometimes happens in life, there are situations that require us to step away from our professional duties for a time. I am in such a situation, requiring that I take medical leave from Tuesday, January 21, 2020 to Monday, March 16, 2020. During my absence the capable faculty and staff of Pendergrass-Fairwold School will continue to support you and educate your student.
Our assistant principals, Mr. Cedrick Richie and Dr. Stacey Whitaker will be available to address any concerns you may have. In addition, Mrs. Legette will provide support as needed. In short, the business of Pendergrass-Fairwold School will continue in excellence despite my absence. Thank you for your continued support and the privilege to work with your child. I look forward to returning to work. Please keep me in your thoughts during this time. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the school at (803) 735-3435.
Faythe K. Redenburg
The week of February 10 is School Bus Driver Appreciation Week. Thank you to all of Pendergrass Fairwold's drivers and transportation staff for everything they do for our students and families. We appreciate their training, professionalism, and care for Fairwold's children!
We ABSOLUTLEY love our bus drivers and transportation staff!!!!!
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.
Dental Access Carolina's website: https://www.dentalaccesscarolina.com/.
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.
Pendergrass Fairwold School is introducing a new face at the start of the 2020 year with the arrival of a new school resource officer, Officer Randy Benson. We are very excited over the new addition. He is a seasoned officer and we’d like to thank Officer Benson for his service while with the District and most importantly, thank him for keeping our students and staff safe.
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!!!