School News


Welcome to Winter in Fort Mill!  Fort Mill School District guidelines prohibit students from going outside when the wind chill is below 33 degrees Fahrenheit.  Our school nurse will make the determination of temperature related recess cancellations.  All other weather cancellations are made in the best interest of our student's safety.

Please make sure your child is appropriately dressed for current weather conditions. If the wind chill is 34 or above, students may go outside, unless there is a doctor's note stating otherwise.  Appropriate winter clothing may include long pants, long sleeve shirts, sweaters, jackets, shoes/boots, hats and gloves.  

 Please LABEL your child's clothes.  We currently have a lost and found section FULL of unlabeled coats, jackets and sweaters. These will be donated to a charity if not claimed before Winter Break.

The goal of our school-wide reading incentive program, BEE a Reader, is to encourage children to continue to grow as a reader even outside of school.  Each month, students will record the number of minutes they spend reading at home; either with someone, to someone or on their own.  Reading logs will be totaled at home and turned in at the beginning of each month.  Top students from each grade level will be recognized by having their picture displayed on our BEE a Reader bulletin board in front of the library and will receive a $5.00 gift certificate to buy a book.  The top class in each grade level will earn a reward for their class.  You can also be rewarded for SIMPLY READING!  One lucky reader from each grade level will be drawn and have their picture displayed too!  Remember, EVERY MINUTE COUNTS!!

FMES Reading Partners Wanted!!

Looking for a way to volunteer after morning drop-off or while you wait for your child for dismissal? Are you interested in helping our students improve their reading skills? FMES is looking for Reading Volunteers who can devote an hour each week to listen to and read with students to improve their skills.  Please respond by email to Donna Jackley or call Donna at 803-412-6675. You can also fill out the form at FMES Reading Partners Wanted!  We can place you with students based upon your availability, so if you have less than an hour, that's alright!  We appreciate any help you can offer on a consistent basis.


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Fort Mill Elementary School Hours are 7:45 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
The front doors of the school will open at 7:15 a.m. 
Instruction does begin promptly at 7:45, so it is important to have your students at school on time.
Breakfast is available in the cafeteria from 7:15 - 7:40 daily.


FMES School Store

7:15 - 7:40 a.m.

The store will be open one Friday morning each month, on FMES Spirit Day. Watch the calendar for the date!


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Fort Mill Elementary School - Mission and Vision

Fort Mill Elementary School Mission
The mission of Fort Mill Elementary School and its community is to provide a quality education for our students.  This process includes establishing a foundation for life-long learners who are responsible individuals and confident problem solvers in an ever-changing world.

Fort Mill Elementary School Vision
Fort Mill Elementary will be a safe and inviting environment that promotes high expectations for academic success and social responsibility.  We will be a school that creates leaders who utilize their knowledge, talents, and problem-solving skills as respectful members of society.


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The Principal's Corner

Dear Fort Mill Family,

Happy Holidays!  Thank you for your participation in our Mitten Tree and Toy Drive during this season of giving. Another great way to participate is to give the "gift of time" as a volunteer in our school.  There are so many opportunities to use your "gifts!"

Together in education,

Mrs. Jeanette Black

Upcoming Events

Thu, Dec 18 - Fri, Jan 2
Winter Break Holiday
No classes for students and staff.
Thursday, December 25
Merry Christmas!

Monday, January 5
Teacher Work Day - No Classes for Students
Tuesday, January 6
Board of Trustees Regular Meeting
Location:  District Office
Time:  6:00pm
Students Return From Winter Break