Fort Mill School District
2233 Deerfield Drive, Fort Mill, SC 29715
P: (803) 548-2527 | F: (803) 547-4696
Transportation: (803) 802-1998

FMSD New Employee Orientation 2019-2020
FMSD New Employee Orientation 2019-2020
Posted on 06/20/2019

Welcome!  We look forward to seeing you at Fort Mill Schools’ orientation for new employees! 

This is a two-day event on Thursday and Friday, August 8-9, 2019, for Certified/Professional Staff. Classified/Support Staff should attend on Thursday, August 8, 2019 only.  Attendance at the event is an expectation for all new hires.  Information and training pertinent to your on-boarding and success will be shared by various faculty and staff.  Certified staff will receive $100 per full day of orientation for August 8 and August 9 and classified staff will receive $50 for the half day of orientation on August 8. 

All new hires should report to Catawba Ridge High School on August 8, 2019 for day one of orientation.  Day two information is as follows for Certified/Professional Staff:

Elementary Certified/Professional Staff should report to their assigned schools on Friday, August 9, 2019 from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.  The focus will be on district curriculum expectations and learning more about your schools.  Lunch will be provided.

Middle and High School Certified/Professional Staff should report to Catawba Ridge High School on Friday, August 9, 2019 from 8:30 a.m.-12:10 p.m. for a focus on district curriculum expectations.  Staff should report to their assigned schools from 12:10 p.m.-3 p.m. for lunch and to meet with school administration.  Lunch will be provided.

Date: August 8, 2019

Location: Catawba Ridge High School

(1180 Fort Mill Parkway, Fort Mill, SC 29715)

*Please park and enter building at the Student/Athletic Parking entrance


8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Breakfast Buffet

Sponsored by Founders Federal Credit Union, Mr. Kyle Neely

Prepared by Fort Mill School District Student Nutrition Staff


9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Welcome and Introductions

Dr. Chuck Epps, Superintendent

Ms. Liza McGarity, Executive Director of Human Resources


9:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

Palmetto State Teacher’s Association, Ms. Kathy Maness

South Carolina Education Association, Mrs. Melody Walker

York County Education Association, Ms. Anneleise Dickens


10:00 a.m.-10:45 a.m.

OSHA Training

Mrs. Robin Brown, RN

District Nurse


10:45 a.m.-10:55 a.m.



10:55 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Human Resources Orientation

Ms. Liza McGarity


12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Lunch (Boxed Lunch Provided)

(*Classified/Support Staff May Leave)



1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Educator Effectiveness Information

Mrs. Gina Jenkins, Coordinator of Educator Effectiveness

Ms. Rinice Sauls, Coordinator of Educator Effectiveness


1:45 p.m.-4 p.m.

Technology Orientation

Mr. Brian Spittle, Executive Director of Technology Services

Ms. Kiersten Hart, Director of Technology Integration