Fort Mill School District
2233 Deerfield Drive, Fort Mill, SC 29715
P: (803) 548-2527 | F: (803) 547-4696
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FMSD - Week of Jan. 26 Announcements
FMSD - Week of Jan. 26 Announcements
Posted on 01/12/2021
As announced by Superintendent Chuck Epps at the school board meeting held on January 5, 2021, the district will be evaluating the possible return to five-day face-to-face instruction for middle and high school students in two week increments beginning today. The goal of this process is to provide a minimum of two weeks notice to families and staff should it be determined that students could return to five-day face-to-face instruction.

There are a multitude of factors considered when making this determination including: total positive case counts in our area and in our schools, the presence of possible community spread in schools, proper staffing, progress of the vaccine distribution, and guidance from DHEC and CDC.

At this time, the district has determined that middle and high school students will continue with the A/B model for face-to-face instruction at the start of the second semester beginning January 26. Elementary students will continue with five-day face-to-face instruction under the family model.

Additionally, in order to accommodate the PSAT testing schedule that is set by College Board, January 26 will be changed to an “A” day for middle and high school face-to-face students. The middle and high school schedule for the week of January 25-29 will be as follows:

Monday, January 25 – Teacher Workday - No school for students

Tuesday, January 26 – “A” Day

Wednesday, January 27 – “B” Day

Thursday, January 28 – “B” Day

Friday, January 29 – “A” Day

Middle and high school students will return to the regular A/B hybrid schedule previously outlined on the calendar on Monday, February 1.

On January 26 the district will announce the plans for the week beginning February 8. The two week increment evaluation process will continue until there is a change to our current instructional models.

While it is the district’s goal to return to full face-to-face learning once it is safe to do so, we will continue to monitor the situation daily and could announce a change to a fully virtual model if the situation in our area deteriorates or if conditions in school become unsafe for face-to-face learning.