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The Trail's Remote Learning Update


6/01/2020 (MONDAY)


Greetings Parents and Students!


This is our final week of the 2019 - 2020 school year and it surely has gone by quickly. We will be celebrating our 8th grade students this week with our Recognition Ceremony and Student Pick Up/Drop off celebration! Please be sure to read details provided in this newsletter of various events.


If you were unable to pick up and/or drop off items for a Grade 6 or Grade 7 student, please plan to do so on Monday, June 1, during the hours of 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM or 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM. Please see the schedule below for our Grade 8 student drop off/pick up times. Any items not picked up by Wednesday afternoon will be discarded.


Wednesday, June 3, will be the last day that remote learning assignments and paper packets will be accepted. Please ensure your child has submitted all assignments for Quarter 4. The district's summer school session will begin July 6. Students that will be required to attend summer school will be notified by their respective counselor or assistant principal.


Please know that we are so very proud of all of our Wildcat students and their perseverance during this time. We pray that each of you have a safe and enjoyable summer!


Elissa Cox


Saluda Trail STEAM Middle School

Remote Learning Dates and Events


June 1: Grade 6 and Grade 7 Make-Up Student Drop Off/Pick Up

June 1: 8th Grade Recognition Virtual Ceremony; 6:00 PM; STMS Facebook Live and Youtube Link

June 2: Team 8.1 and Team 8.2 Student Drop Off/Pick Up

June 3: Team 8.3 Student Drop Off/Pick Up in the AM

June 3: Grade 8 Make-Up Student Drop Off/Pick Up in the PM

June 3: Last day for assignments to be submitted



All students have been scheduled with an opportunity to come to campus and participate in a curbside process to return textbooks and other school items during the week of May 26 and June 1. Students will not be allowed in the school building. All items will be collected from the curb. A schedule and detailed process are outlined below. In order to protect the health of all of our students, families, and staff, please read and follow the schedule and process as outlined.


As a student and parent/guardian, you can help us protect the health and well-being of all members of our school community by following these guidelines:


If you have a fever or are experiencing symptoms of a respiratory infection (e.g. cough, sore throat, fever, or difficulty breathing) or have been in contact with possible COVID-19 patients, please notify your respective grade-level principal or Ms. Cox to arrange another time to visit the campus to pick up and/or drop off items.


Please plan to come to your scheduled drop off/pick up time so that we can maintain an appropriate number of individuals on campus at a given time.


Please know that our school staff will be wearing masks and gloves during the curbside process.


We thank you in advance for your cooperation in helping us keep all of our students, families, and staff safe and healthy during this time.


Curbside Process for Student Drop Off/Pick Up of Items

All families will enter using the bus access road. Vehicles will be directed to enter the right faculty parking lot and begin the process at the gym doors. Staff members will direct the flow of traffic and cones will mark the route. Families will provide their student's name to the staff member that will be monitoring the start of the route. All items will be picked up and exchanged with the student and/or family member in the vehicle from the curb. Therefore, no student or family member will need to exit their respective vehicle. There will be various stations along the curbside route for the student and family to pick up and drop off items. Our grade-level teachers and staff will be lining the sidewalk to direct the flow of traffic and collect items from students and families. We hope to make this a celebratory time for your student to acknowledge the end of the school year.


Locker Pick Up Station: A staff member will bring student's bagged locker items to the vehicle. Bagged PE locker items will also be distributed to those students enrolled in PE. Please ensure your child notes his/her locker number and is able to provide that information at the start of the route to a staff member.


Textbook Return Station: Staff members will collect textbooks from students. Please be sure to bring any school textbooks for return.


Library Return Station: Staff members will collect any library books from students. Please be sure to bring any library book for return.


Remote Learning Paper Packet Station: Students that received paper packets should bring all packets to turn in. Students will be provided an envelope to write their name and Team number, and insert the paper packets for return. Students will drop the envelope in a drop box on the curb.


Musical Instruments Station: Staff members will collect musical instruments from band and orchestra students.


Miscellaneous Return of Items Station: Staff members will collect any school owned miscellaneous items from students such as athletic uniforms, calculators, fine arts materials, and teacher borrowed items.


Yearbook Distribution Station: Students that pre-purchased yearbooks will pick up yearbooks at this station.


Laptop Return Station: ***Only students that will be withdrawing from Rock Hill Schools should turn in devices and chargers. All students that plan to return to Rock Hill Schools next year will keep their laptop and charger during the summer months.


Other Information:

The nurse will contact specific families regarding the pick up of any medications and items.


Schedule for Student Pick-Up/Drop Off

Students are scheduled to attend a curbside pick-up/drop off time. These times are staggered by teams to maintain a safe number of individuals and staff on campus at any given time. Please refer to the schedule below.

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State guidelines require that every rising 7th grade student receive the Tdap vaccination and submit the immunization record of having received the vaccine within the first 30 days of school. If a student does not receive this vaccination, he/she will not be able to attend school (unexcused) until a record of the vaccine or an appointment card is provided to the school. Please make every effort to complete the required vaccination process for your child prior to the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year.



Our Beta Club Induction Ceremony will be conducted in August for those students that were identified as eligible and submitted the annual beta club dues in early spring. We appreciate your understanding and patience during these unique times.




All grade level teachers: 9 AM – 11 AM

Resource teachers: 9 AM – 11 AM

Related Arts Teachers: 10 AM – 12 PM

Guidance Counselors: 9 AM – 11 AM

Administrators: 9 AM – 12 PM



Please note that for technical issues such as the need of a loaner or charger, logging into Canvas and Launchpad, connecting to wifi, resetting passwords, device troubleshooting, etc., the Rock Hill Schools Technology Department staff will be on-call between the hours of 8 AM to 8 PM and can be reached via email at or via phone at (803) 985-3531. You may also complete the short form found here to request assistance,


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