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

Coronavirus Information
Coronavirus Information
Posted on 04/23/2020
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  • UPDATE: April 23, 2020
  • In accordance with Governor McMaster’s order to close schools for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year, the district has completed the eLearning schedule below. This schedule will carry students through to the end of the school year. As we will not be returning to school this semester, we will be asking families who have received paper packets to return completed work from the two previous packets when picking up packet three. This schedule includes a date for dropping off packet three to finish the year. Also included in the schedule are independent learning days. These days are for teachers to do planning and prepare the packet 3 materials for students without access to digital tools. Students can choose the activities they wish to complete, and we have included several resources below. The work done during these independent days will not be collected or graded as part of the eLearning program. They are designed to allow students to continue to learn in an area of their choice while we prepare materials. The district eLearning FAQ can be found on the district’s website here. For information on the grading plan for the remainder of the school year please visit the grading plan page on the district’s website.

    eLearning Schedule

    April 30        Last scheduled day for part 2 of eLearning

    May 1          Catch up day for students

    May 4-5       Independent learning, virtual planning for teachers to print packets for students without access to digital tools

    May 6          Independent learning, packet 1 and 2 drop off at school/packet pickup for part 3

                        7 a.m. to 10 a.m. (your school will provide the process for drop off and pickup)

    May 7           Independent learning, packet 1 and 2 drop off at school/Packet pickup for part 3

                         2 p.m. to 4 p.m. (your school will provide the process for drop off and pickup)

    May 8           Packet and eLearning part 3 begins

    May 15         Last day for high school seniors, per the S.C. Department of Education

    May 25         Memorial Day Holiday (no eLearning)

    May 28         Last day of eLearning

    May 29         Packet 3 dropped off at school (times to be determined)

    June 1-4       Teacher grading                    

    June 5          Teacher Workday

    Ideas for independent learning days (at parent/guardian discretion – this work will not be collected)

    Reading daily, journaling, explore a topic of interest, explore a potential career

    Check out these fun DAILY activities for K-12 from Discovery Education https://den.discoveryeducation.com/participate/dailyde

    Virtual Field Trips from Discovery Education
    https://www.discoveryeducation.com/community/virtual-field-trips/
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  • ETV is showing educational content during the week
    https://www.scetv.org/at-home-learning

    Exercise, draw, paint and have fun!

    Cancellation of District Events

    The closure has impacted events across our district. Schools have been required to cancel all events for the remainder of the school year including prom, sporting events and other off campus events. We understand these events are important to our students and families. It is with great sadness that we must take these measures, but it is a necessary step for the safety of our community. Many of the events this time of year are geared toward seniors in high school including, most notably, graduation. Our district is currently evaluating plans to honor our seniors and all options are being considered to properly recognize their achievements. More details on graduation plans will be announced once they are determined.

    Emergency Meal Program

    The district is planning continue our emergency meal program. For information about the program along with meal delivery and pick up times and locations please visit the emergency meal program page on the district’s website. We will be updating his page as new dates are added.

    Closing the School Year

    The district is working on a process for closing buildings for the school year and allowing parents to pick up remaining personal items and medications along with returning books, sports equipment, and other items. We will announce details for this process once they are determined.
     

    We know this has been a challenging time for our families and staff. We appreciate everyone working together to continue educating students, providing meals to the community, and offering support to those in need during this unprecedented time. Our teachers and administrators will remain available to support students and families in every way possible as we close the school year. We appreciate everyone’s hard work and dedication. We hope our community, state and nation will return to a sense of normalcy in the near future.


  • UPDATE: April 22, 2020
  • Today Governor Henry McMaster along with State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman announced that school districts will remain closed for the remainder of the school year. Our district is finalizing plans to continue our eLearning program in accordance with this order. Our current eLearning program was designed to continue until May 1. The district will provide details about the next phase of eLearning soon. If you have questions or need assistance with current assignments, please reach out to your teacher. Our staff remains committed to providing support to our families throughout this process.

    This announcement impacts large events such as graduations and we will be announcing alternative plans to recognize our graduates as soon as they are determined.

    We understand this school year has not gone as planned for our community or state. We have been impressed by the commitment to education our students, families and staff have shown during this trying time. We will continue to work with our families to provide a high quality education to all students and we hope everyone will continue to stay safe and healthy as we navigate this unprecedented situation.
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  • UPDATE: March 25, 2020
    Our district administration, along with our schools and principals, have finalized the schedule for the next steps in our eLearning program. We will continue to use the materials provided during the initial phase of eLearning until we reach the Spring Break holiday.

    The district will observe Spring Break, as we traditionally do, to allow a much needed break for our students, parents and staff. This new way of learning, coupled with the stresses caused by the situation in our nation, have been overwhelming for some families. We believe this break will give everyone a chance to reset, rest and prepare to resume the eLearning process following the break.

    The eLearning schedule is as follows:
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  • March 25 through April 3 – Continue to work on assigned material and lessons

    April 4 through April 13 – Spring Break

    April 16 and April 17 – Packet pickup at your school for students without access to digital tools at home.

April 16: 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.
April 17: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Students can continue to return completed work electronically to their teacher. Students completing paper assignments should keep their work until we return to school or until alternative instructions are determined.

    Our teachers continue to be available to help students with questions and the district continues to remain flexible throughout the eLearning process. Any future changes or new information will be communicated as soon as it becomes available.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding as we have implemented and extended this new program. Please visit fortmillschools.org for answers to frequently asked questions regarding eLearning and the most up-to-date information on school closures.
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    UPDATE: March 24, 2020
    Governor Henry McMaster announced today the state is extending the closure of schools through April 30, to slow the spread of the coronavirus.  Our schools and offices will be closed to the public beginning Wednesday, March 25. If you need assistance, please leave a message using the main phone number at your school or the district office and your call will be returned by a staff member in a timely manner.

    Our district’s current eLearning plan provides educational materials to students up to the spring break holiday. Our district is currently working on a long-term plan for this extended closure and more details on this plan, including the availability of new materials, will be announced as soon as they are completed.

    Our district does currently have plans to continue the meal program into next week. For up-to-date information on route stops and times please visit our district website.

    We understand this has and continues to be an overwhelming situation for many in our community. District staff are working hard to support all our families as we navigate these uncertain times together.


  • March 15, 2020 
  • The district has been notified that Governor Henry McMaster will order the closing of all South Carolina schools beginning Monday, March 16 through the end of the month, with the possibility of extending the closure for a longer period.  In accordance with this order the Fort Mill School District will be closed beginning Monday, March 16.  This includes the cancellation of all afterschool activities and sports.

    The Governor’s order is allowing district staff to voluntarily report for work to complete plans for eLearning or distance learning, as well as meal programs similar to our summer meal programs. District staff will receive a separate email with this information.

    The district has planned for eLearning as part of the preparation for possible closures and we will be providing parents with more information on this program as soon as possible.

    This is a rapidly changing situation, so please check our website at www.fortmillschools.org for updates.  We will continue communicate on our social media platforms and via email during the course of this closure.

    We thank you for your patience as we finalize the educational plans and navigate the uncertainty of this situation. We hope everyone will remain safe and healthy over the coming weeks. Any new information will be announced as soon as it is available.

 



COVID-19, more commonly known as the Coronavirus, has continued to spread overseas and there have now been confirmed or presumed cases in the United States. Government agencies are working to prevent or contain any cases identified in the U.S. Our district continues to monitor the situation, and we are working closely with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SC DHEC) and the South Carolina Department of Education to stay informed of any developments of confirmed cases in the state. 

If you have any questions or concerns, contact your health care provider or call the DHEC Care Line at 1-855-472-3432.

Residents who are showing symptoms such as fever, cough or shortness of breath should call their personal doctor or healthcare provider. If an individual doesn’t have a primary care physician, MUSC Health is providing free telehealth screening to all South Carolinians. Anyone experiencing symptoms can visit MUSC.care and use the promo code COVID19 and be screened without having to leave your home.

Online Resources

SC DHEC COVID-19 Information

CDC COVID-19 Information

World Health Organization COVID-19 Q&A

Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) and You (pdf)

COVID-19 Quick Facts


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