McDonald Green Elementary





Academic Excellence Without Excuses

MGE 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony

Congratulations, 5th graders! We wish you the best of luck!


Watch Here or click the picture below!

Welcome Ms. Hollis!

Bio.docx

If a parent/guardian of a Lancaster County School District student wishes to have their student opt-out of the face-covering requirement, the form must be completed for each child and returned to the school. Again, if you want to have your child opt-out of the face-covering requirement, complete the form found at the link on our website and return it to your child’s school. The form can be found on our website at www.lancastercsd.com.

Please let us know if you have questions or concerns.

Thanks!



Updated May 12, 2021

Hello, this is Lydia Quinn with the Lancaster County School District following up on the information we sent out on Tuesday concerning the Governor’s Executive Order concerning face-coverings in schools. This morning, we have received additional information from Ryan Brown, Chief Communications Officer, with the South Carolina State Department of Education.

District Superintendents,

After a thorough legal review of Executive Order 2021-23, the South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) finds no legal grounds by which the Governor can set aside a policy and regulatory directive issued by another constitutional officer or constitutional board whose power is not derived from the state of emergency nor the Executive Branch but by the South Carolina Constitution and Code of Laws. This power is reserved solely for the South Carolina General Assembly. The Governor thoroughly understands the rule of law and surely recognizes this but has been successful in his mission of circumventing public health guidance by inciting hysteria and sowing division in the waning days of the school year.

Rather than wage a debate over constitutionality that would pit elected officials, students, and families against one another, Superintendent Spearman has, effective immediately, rescinded the state face covering policy with the exception of the school bus requirement that is now required by the federal government. The SCDE recommends school boards and administrators confer with their legal counsel as to what liability protections, if any, are provided by DHEC’s opt out form. Superintendent Spearman and the SCDE continue to urge schools and districts to follow DHEC’s public health guidance as they have throughout the pandemic.

DHEC’s form is posted here - https://scdhec.gov/sites/default/files/Library/D-4286.pdf

Ryan Brown

Chief Communications Officer

South Carolina Department of Education

Office: 803-734-5080

If a parent/guardian of a Lancaster County School District student wishes to have their student opt-out of the face-covering requirement, the form must be completed for each child and returned to the school. Again, if you want to have your child opt-out of the face-covering requirement, complete the form found at the link above and return it to your child’s school.


Posted May 11, 2021

This afternoon, the following was issued to superintendents from Ryan Brown, the Chief Communications Officer with the South Carolina State Department of Education:

District Superintendents,

This evening Governor McMaster issued Executive Order 2021-23, attached, that has language pertaining to the use of face coverings in South Carolina public schools. Due to the lateness of the Order, the legal ambiguities, and the absence of a DHEC opt out form, the state face covering guidelines will remain in effect until such time as the agency has the opportunity to confer with legal counsel and provide further guidance.

As noted in the Order, face covering requirements as they relate to students and staff on school buses have not changed as a result of President’s Executive Order No. 13998 (Executive Order on Promoting COVID-19 Safety in Domestic and International Travel) (Jan. 21, 2021); CDC Order Under Section 361 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. § 264) and 42 C.F.R. §§ 70.2, 71.31(b), 71.32(b) (Requirement for Persons to Wear Masks While on Conveyances and at Transportation Hubs) (Jan. 29, 2021).

Ryan Brown

Chief Communications Officer

South Carolina Department of Education

Based on these directions from the Department of Education, we will continue to require face coverings for students and staff while we await further guidance on implementing this executive order. Again, the Lancaster County School District will require face coverings for students and staff while we await further guidance on implementing this executive order.


Copy of SIC Report to the People
scan_tonya.hunter_2021-05-03-11-58-42.pdf


Parent Survey link HERE

Please take a moment and complete the survey.


24944_Letter to Families for Survey_English.pdf
24944_Letter to Families for Survey_Spanish (2).pdf

Watch our 3rd and 4th graders perform,


Pandemic EBT Benefits for Qualifying Students https://benefitsportal.dss.sc.gov/#/pebt/addressverification

P-EBT Request Letter.pdf
P-EBT Request Letter_Attachment 2.pdf
Power School.pdf
Parent Portal -sp ver.pdf

Promise Neighborhood Academy Free Saturday Tutoring Service information here.

Image of Spanish Tutoring Services

Revised hours to connect to real-time Spanish-speaking tutors



Connect to a real-time Spanish-speaking tutor for core subjects of math, science, and social studies from 8:00 am - 10:00 pm, Eastern, Sunday through Saturday. These hours are now consistent with the existing English-speaking tutor hours.

TutorDotCom access is provided as a service of the South Carolina State Library through Discus - South Carolina's Virtual Library. Click HERE

Watch our Veterans Day Video here.

Virtual students, order meals online. Get all the information and links here. Virtual student meal pick-up only - Online Application and sign up

ENGAGE-SC-English-Flyer.pdf
ENGAGE-SC-Flyer-Spanish.pdf

Lancaster County School District Attendance Guidelines for All Learners Link

HELP DESK: Please use this link to request help for technology issues.

Please view this website and scroll down to find the Troubleshooting Tips that you should try first, before filling out the help desk form. Do not fill out the Help Desk form on the website attached to this link. Come back to the MGE website to fill out the Help Desk form so that it comes directly to MGE and we can get to you quicker.

MGE 2020-2021 Student Handbook


K-12 Voluntary Accident Insurance Information Page

Bollingerschools.com voluntary k-12 insurance.pdf
scan_sharon.cato_2020-08-25-13-50-03.pdf

Angela Vaughan

Title IX coordinator

Angela.Vaughan@lcsd.12.sc.us

Lancaster County School District

(803) 286-6972

Click on the following links for updated Title IX information:


What Are Leap Days? Click the underlined link. Read the explanation and find your days at the bottom of the page.

See our new LCSD Title IX Information Resource Page on this website.

Please update your student's information using the "Returning Student Registration" link below:


If your student has special medical diet needs, please fill out the following form for the school nurse:


School Supply Lists:

Google form to request a Hotspot for qualified families. See requirements on the form: https://forms.gle/S1vRaWZPUYupUB5i9


Parents, please complete this lunch application even if you think you may not qualify: https://www.lunchapplication.com/


Updated Covid Reopening Bus registration:

If you submitted the bus form before June 22, it will need to be submitted due to COVID changes.

Chrome books will be sent home with all 3rd -5th grade students this year.


5th Grade Tribute...Click here to watch the video

Congratulations to the McDonald Green Elementary 5th grade class! We are all proud of your accomplishments during your elementary school years. We will miss you and wish you the very best!"

4 Year Old PreK and Kindergarten Registration is open

click the link below for details:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1csQCiHErKT8hLmwoAUuRtXR3kzitTYkW/view?usp=sharing

*Check out MGE Media Center resources to aid your student's home learning.

School Transfer Applications Are Available Now. https://lancasterscc.scriborder.com/

Medicine and Refunds

WE WILL ONLY RELEASE MEDICATION TO THE CHILD’S PARENT OR GUARDIAN (so please bring ID).

You may make contact through the teacher’s email address. Remember that the teacher’s new email address includes the following: firstname.lastname@lcsd.k12.sc.us. Again, you must make this request for each student at MGE.

We are working to request refunds from the tour companies and field trip venues at this time for field trips. If and when we receive refunds, we will begin the reimbursement process. Remember, this includes work on the school and district level. We ask that you please be patient.

Please stay updated through Connect Ed calls, our school and school district’s Facebook pages, and our school and district’s websites.

Thank you in advance for your patience, support, and understanding during these new and unpredictable circumstances for us all. Please be cautious and stay safe!

The mission of McDonald Green Elementary School is the development of responsible, independent learners who value diversity and the arts.

Kennedy Center Art Integration Definition

Kennedy Center Definition

of Art Integration

2020-2021 New Student Registration (Kindergarten)

ENGLISH

https://secure.infosnap.com/family/gosnap.aspx?action=23271&culture=en

SPANISH

https://secure.infosnap.com/family/gosnap.aspx?action=23271&culture=es

*Students ALREADY enrolled in a LCSD PreK -4 year old program will NOT need to

complete a new student registration form.

New Vaccination Rule for 2020-2021 School Year!

Childcare: All children born January 1, 2019 or after will need to have two (2) hepatitis A shots.

School: All children starting 5K in 2020 will need to have two (2) hepatitis A shots.

Find out more here.

Bus Passenger Registration for school year 2020-21

The Safety and Transportation Office is now accepting online bus passenger registration for all students for school year 2020-21. Before bus service can be established for next school year parents must complete a bus passenger registration form for each child. We need to register as many as possible online. The process is quick and easy. You can use a tablet, smart phone, laptop or a desktop to complete the form.

Click on the link below:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeT-ITGuz_NBb5R8XekZ113i0zJDhk-cGB2sSLcveMxSM3x1w/viewform

Click the image below to access flyers sent out by Lancaster County School District.

FFCRA_Poster_WH1422_Non-Federal.pdf