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Upcoming Events
Today
- Pumpkin Carving
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
10/23/2014
10/27/2014
10/31/2014
11/3/2014
 
District Announcements
Local Options Sales Tax (1 Penny) for Education
On November 4, 2014, voters will have the opportunity to vote for or against a sales tax referendum. The purpose of the referendum is to reduce property tax and debt service and provide school improvement funds. Learn more about this sales tax referendum and how it impacts Anderson School District 4.
S.C. Department of Education Invites Public to Review Instructional Materials
The public is invited to review textbooks and instructional materials that have been proposed for use in South Carolina’s public schools. The materials will be recommended to the State Board of Education for adoption on December 10, 2014, by the Instructional Materials Review Panels appointed by the Board.

The materials are in the following subject areas: Social Studies, Secondary - Advanced Placement Human Geography and Elementary - Cursive Writing, Grades 3-5.

This year, the South Carolina Department of Education will conduct a virtual public review of the student materials for each recommended program from October 10 through November 10, 2014. Access to the web links for each proposed program and the Public Review Comment Form is available on the web at www.mysctextbooks.com under “What’s New.” State Board of Education members will review citizens’ comments before a final decision is made on adopting the materials.
School Announcements
Duke TIP Scholars

 

Congratulations to the following students who were invited to be a part of the Duke Talent Identification Program (TIP).   These students qualified due to their scores on a nationally normed test at the 95th percentile or higher.

4th Grade

5th Grade

6th Grade

Hunter Bryant

Caleb Young

Mattie Chambers

Samantha Roberts

Peyton Martin

Jade Williams

Drake Stewart

Nate Bowen

Audrey Nunn

Penelope Martin

Avery Arflin

Benjamin Holcombe

Zoie Justice

Karly Callaway

Wyatt McAdams

Zachary Smith

Sarah Davis

Kaden Caudell

Andrew Brown

Destiny Reid

Darrell Bolt

Jacob Hardy

Madison Bellville

Colton Gravely

Avery Brooks

Amelia Kizer

Jessica McAbee

Olivia Holbrooks

Tosha Borger

 

Red Ribbon Week

October 27-30, 2014

10/27    Wacky Tacky Mismatch Day! – wear tacky/mismatch clothes
10/28   Friends Don’t let Friends Bully or Do Drugs – dress like a friend day.
10/29    Hats off for being Drug Free! -  wear crazy hat
10/30    Hair to be drug-free -  Crazy hair day!   OR/AND   Wear favorite
                              Team jersey. 
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Be a buddy, not a bully!
Our School's Anti-Bullying Rules
  1. We will not bully others.
  2. We will try to help students who are bullied.
  3. We will try to include students who are left out.
  4. If we know that somebody is being bullied, we will tell an adult at school and an adult at home.
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The 7 Habits
Townville Turkey Trot is Coming Soon!
Make sure you put this family event on your calendar for November 8, 2014.  It will be a great day for everyone!  Click HERE for more information.
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TES Announces Employees of the Year!
Recently, our new Teacher of the Year and Support Person of the Year were announced.  The new Teacher of the Year is Meghan Hollingsworth, and the new Support Person of the Year is Annie Lee.  Mrs. Hollingsworth has been teaching first grade for seven years here.  Her students are always happy and learning and she comes to school with a smile on her face daily.  Mrs. Lee has been the computer lab manager here for four years now.  She helps in any way she can, and does it with a smile and a sweet, loving attitude every time.  The students and staff at Townville Elementary are blessed to have Mrs. Hollingsworth and Mrs. Lee as teachers, friends, and co-workers.  Congratulations to both ladies!  What an acomplishment! 
Safe Access to Vital Epinephrine (SAVE) Act
The Safe Access to Vital Epinephrine (SAVE) Act, recently approved by the South Carolina Legislature, allows school districts to store supplies of epinephrine auto-injectors for identified school staff to use in emergencies for individuals with unknown life-threatening allergic reactions, or anaphylaxis.
Parents and guardians of students with known allergies should continue to provide epinephrine auto-injectors for their children at school. These students will continue to have Emergency Care Plans (ECPs) and Individual Healthcare Plans (IHPs) developed by the school nurse.
Every school in ASD4 has a full time registered nurse and at least 5 first responders who are trained in recognizing signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis, epinephrine auto-injector administration and follow up procedures in the case of allergic reactions.
See attached for more details. 


Assisting Students With Medications
 
The South Carolina Board of Medical Examiners, Nursing and Pharmacy issued a joint advisory opinion, collectively agreeing that school nurses in South Carolina may administer over-the-counter medications in a school setting with parental consent and without a medical order from a licensed healthcare provider. However, if the over-the-counter medication is prescribed by a licensed healthcare provider, or a parent/guardian requests the over-the-counter medication be given differently than standard package instructions indicate, then the over-the-counter medication must be treated like a prescription medication as set forth in S.C. Code Ann. S 40-43-86, requiring both parental AND healthcare provider’s permission to be given at school.
ASD4 has updated our policy to reflect this joint advisory opinion.
All medications, over-the-counter and prescription, MUST be brought to school by a parent or guardian in the original packaging. Per policy, students are not allowed to carry any type of medication during school hours unless the appropriate permission forms have been completed, are on file and have been approved by the school administrator.
See links below for forms.

Permission for School Administration of Medication (OTC) form
Permission for School Administration of Medication (Prescription) form
Self Administration form 1
Self Administration form 2
Self Administartion form 3



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