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  • School Meal Payments are Changing

    Rock Hill Schools launched a new meal payment service on January 1. Any remaining balance in our old system known as MyPaymentsPlus was automatically transferred to the new system, K12 Payment Center after school on Friday, December 20. No additional action is required for balances, if any, to be transferred to the new system.

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  • Publix Partners is Changing

    Publix Partners is changing! Sign up for Publix Partners, select Old Pointe Elementary, then enter your phone number at checkout to help earn money of Old Pointe! Go to publix.com/partners for more information.

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  • PTO Meetings

    We invite all parents to attend our PTO Meetings. Our meetings are held on the first Monday of each month at 6 pm in the Media Center.

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  • 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

    Dear Parent/Guardian:

    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

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