New student enrollment and returning student verification is currently open. Your child is a New Student if: Your child has never attended a school in Rock Hill School district, OR Your child was not active in the Rock Hill School District on the last day of school for the 2021-2022 school year, OR Your student left Rock Hill Schools during the current school year, went somewhere outside the district and now needs to re-enroll for this school year. Your child is considered a returning student if he/she was an active student in a school within the Rock Hill Schools District including Central Child Development 4K, on the last day of school, May 25, 2023, for school year 22-23.
Welcome to Old Pointe! Every rising Kindergarten student will be invited in for a brief screening over the summer months. During this time a Kindergarten teacher will talk with your child for about 15 minutes while you wait. This is not a test for your child, but simply a time for us to get to know your child so instruction can begin in August where he/she is currently working. No stress! You will also have a chance to ask questions about the upcoming school year and receive information about important dates in August! We can't wait to meet you and your child(ren)!
As summer approaches, we are getting you ready for our summer hours. During June and July, we will have updated hours and closures you should be aware of. Starting Monday, June 5, our schools and offices will be open to the public from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Our schools and offices are closed on the following days during June and July: June: 9, 16, 23, and 30. July: 14, 21, and 28.
October 4, 2022
In our continuing efforts to support the well-being of all our students, teachers will be completing a universal assessment of behavioral health for all students. The assessment consists of a brief rating scale that will be completed by each child’s teachers. The universal assessment will help our teachers to understand the needs of all our students and to make effective plans at the grade level, class level, and individual level.
It is important that your child feels that academic learning is their focus at school and that the adults they work with each day are doing all they can to create a safe and supportive environment.
If you would like more information about the universal assessment, please call Bianca Chivers-White, Principal at 803-980-2040 or Dr. Nancy Turner, Director of Mental Health at 803-981-1397.
This assessment is optional, but we hope you will allow your child’s teacher to complete it to help us gain additional insight into their needs. If you do not want an assessment completed on your child, please access the Opt Out Form on our school website. If you have difficulty accessing the form, please contact (803)980-2040.
Bianca Chivers-White, Principal
Erin’s Law and Comprehensive Health Education: Section 59-32-20 (B) of the South Carolina Code of Laws York 3 – Rock Hill School District Overview and Implementation
The South Carolina Legislature passed legislation in 2014 known as Erin’s Law. This law requires that South Carolina school districts extend their current mandated educational programs regarding personal safety, abuse education and prevention curriculum to students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grades. The goal of the law is to teach children to avoid situations that may lead to abuse and to report any instances of abuse they may have endured.
The intent of the law is to give students skills in knowing how to stay safe from sexual assault and how to report any incidents of sexual assault. Parents and guardians are encouraged to discuss all health safety topics with their children. Specific to Erin’s Law, The Committee for Children and Darkness to Light (D2L) provides excellent resources for parents and families. Links to these resources are included here:
http://www.cfchildren.org/families/sexual-abuse-prevention http://www.d2l.org/site/c.4dlCljOkGcISE/b.6035035/k.8258/Prevent_Child_Sexual_Abuse.htm#.Vrj3SE_ wtaQ
Providing abuse education in schools is not a new initiative. Mandates under the Health Education Act and Internet Safety Education Curriculum require instruction beginning in sixth grade. Erin’s Law simply extends this education into grades pre-kindergarten through twelve. Some sample topics in elementary school include: Self-Esteem and Personal Power, Fitting In and Acceptance, Grooming and Boundaries, Staying Safe in the Virtual World; S.A.F.E.: It’s Ok to Tell.
Our district guidance counselors, health teachers, and physical education teachers, under the leadership of our Lead Clinical Nurse and Associate Superintendent for Planning and Programs, worked together to select developmentally appropriate curriculum that will give our students the knowledge and skills they need to protect themselves. Your child’s school guidance counselor will present age appropriate lessons Pre-K – 5. Parents are welcome to view the instructional materials at Safer, Smarter Kids. https://safersmarterkids.org/.
Luanne Kokolis, Associate Superintendent for Planning and Programs