Spring Athletics Attendance and Ticketing ProceduresACT Testing - February 23, 2021Virtual Learning OptionDistrict Mask PolicyBecome a Volunteer

HOW CAN I PURCHASE TICKETS FOR ATHLETIC EVENTS?

ALL TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE ONLINE. TICKETS WILL NOT BE SOLD AT THE GATES. PARENTS OF STUDENT-ATHLETES WHO ARE IN SEASON WILL HAVE THE FIRST OPPORTUNITY FOR PURCHASE. TICKETS ARE $5.00 EACH. CHILDREN AGED 5 AND UNDER WILL BE ADMITTED FOR FREE WITH A PAYING ADULT. INDIVIDUALS WHO WISH TO USE A SCHSL PASS FOR ADMITTANCE MUST CONTACT DWAYNE EDWARDS, ATHLETIC DIRECTOR, IN ADVANCE. DISTRICT ID CARDS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED FOR ADMITTANCE.


WHAT IF I WANT TO ATTEND MORE THAN ONE ATHLETIC EVENT ON THE SAME DAY?

IF OTHER SPRING ATHLETIC EVENTS ARE HOSTED AT THE SAME TIME, THE PURCHASE OF ADDITIONAL TICKETS IS NOT NECESSARY.


WHAT SAFETY AND COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS ARE IN PLACE?

THE SUMTER SCHOOL DISTRICT CLEAR BAG POLICY WILL BE ENFORCED. ADDITIONALLY, IN ACCORDANCE WITH GUIDANCE FROM THE CDC AND DHEC, AS WELL AS THE SUMTER SCHOOL DISTRICT POLICY ADD, ADOPTED SEPTEMBER 14, 2020: ALL INDIVIDUALS ON CAMPUS MUST ADHERE TO STRICT GUIDELINES OF WEARING FACE COVERINGS AT ALL TIMES AND MAINTAINING AT LEAST 6FT. OF PHYSICAL DISTANCING WITH OTHER INDIVIDUALS IN ATTENDANCE WHO ARE NOT FROM THE SAME HOUSEHOLD. AS A RESULT, GATHERING OR CONGREGATING ON THE FIELDS, PARKING LOTS, OR OTHER AREAS ON CAMPUS PRIOR TO, DURING, OR AFTER THE ATHLETIC EVENTS IS NOT PERMITTED. 


WILL CONCESSIONS BE SOLD DURING THE EVENTS?

CONCESSIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE WITH LIMITED, PRE-PACKAGED MENU ITEMS.

*As a reminder, Crestwood High School is a tobacco-free campus.

Students in the 11th grade, or in their third year of high-school, who signed up will take part in ACT testing on February 23, 2021. Please review the testing FAQ prior to arriving on the day of the test.

WHEN AND WHERE SHOULD I REPORT FOR MY TEST?

TESTS ARE NORMALLY CONDUCTED ON THE 4000 HALL BUT PORTIONS OF THE 2000 HALL ARE USED AT TIMES AS WELL AS A THE FINE ARTS LOBBY. STUDENTS WILL BE NOTIFIED THROUGH THE AUTOMATED CALL SYSTEM, STUDENT EMAIL PORTAL, GRADE-LEVEL GOOGLE CLASSROOMS, SOCIAL MEDIA, AND GOOGLE CALENDAR EVENT REQUESTS THAT WILL INCLUDE DETAILS SUCH AS TEST DATES, ROOM ASSIGNMENTS, FACILITATORS, AND MORE.

CAN I UTILIZE BUS TRANSPORTATION?

SUMTER SCHOOL DISTRICT BUS DRIVERS WILL RUN THEIR REGULAR ROUTES ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2021. IF YOU ARE TAKING THE ACT AND WISH TO RIDE THE BUS, PLEASE BE AT THE BUS STOP EARLY AS ROUTES MAY TAKE LESS TIME DUE TO THE LOW NUMBER OF STUDENTS AT THE BUS STOPS. HIGH SCHOOL BUS ROUTES USUALLY BEGIN AT 7:00 AM. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT THE TRANSPORTATION OFFICE (803)499-3422 IF YOU NEED TO CONFIRM YOUR BUS NUMBER OR IF YOU HAVE AN ADDRESS CHANGE AND NEED TO FIND OUT YOUR BUS NUMBER.


WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
STUDENTS ARE ONLY PERMITTED TO BRING THEIR SCHOOL ID CARDS TO THE TEST LOCATIONS. BACKPACKS, CALCULATORS, ELECTRONIC DEVICES, PURSES, AND OTHER ITEMS ARE NOT PERMITTED. STUDENTS WHO BRING THESE ITEMS ARE PROVIDED A SECURE LOCATION TO LABEL AND STORE THEM. FAILURE TO ADHERE TO THIS TEST POLICY WILL RESULT IN CANCELLATION OF SCORES AND WILL RESULT IN DISCIPLINARY ACTION.

HOW CAN I PREPARE FOR THE TEST?
STUDENTS SHOULD GET A FULL NIGHT OF REST BEFORE TEST DAY AND SHOULD WAKE UP EARLY ENOUGH TO HAVE A HEALTHY, WELL-BALANCED MEAL PRIOR TO ARRIVING AT SCHOOL. BREAKFAST WILL BE SERVED AT SCHOOL AS WELL BUT STUDENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ARRIVE EARLY ENOUGH TO EAT IN ORDER TO REPORT TO THE TESTING LOCATION ON TIME. DOCTOR AND OTHER APPOINTMENTS SHOULD NOT BE SCHEDULED FOR TEST DAY AS STUDENTS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO LEAVE THE TESTING LOCATION UNTIL ALL TESTS ARE COMPLETE. NUMEROUS ACT TEST PREP RESOURCES HAVE BEEN PROVIDED IN ADVANCE.

WHAT COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS ARE IN PLACE?
ALL INDIVIDUALS ON CAMPUS ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR AN APPROVED MASK AT ALL TIMES (UNLESS, IN SOME CASES, A VALID MEDICAL EXCUSE IS ON FILE). PHYSICAL DISTANCING IS ENFORCED IN THE HALLWAYS AND TESTING LOCATIONS (CLASSROOMS) ARE SET UP WITH DESKS 6 FT. APART.

Parents who wish for their child(ren) to remain virtual once the second semester begins are asked to complete the Virtual Learning Request form and return it to Crestwood via email at cwh.virtuallearning@sumterschools.net, mail to 2000 Oswego Road, Sumter, SC 29153, or fax to 803-469-7678. Additionally, parents/guardians can drop off the completed form in the main office Monday-Friday 8:00-3:30PM.

Policy ADD Face Covering Issued 9/20

To reduce the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that a face covering be worn in public settings when other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain. The district will consider the circumstances in the community and consult local health officials for the implementation of this policy.

Definitions

A face covering is a piece of fabric, cloth, or other material that covers the wearer’s nose, mouth, and chin simultaneously and is secured to the wearer’s face by elastic, ties, or other means. Acceptable face coverings may be homemade, and they may be reusable or disposable but must adhere to the dress code. A face shield made of flexible plastic that wraps around the wearer’s face and extends below his/her chin may also be used as a face covering.

Staff Members

Staff members will wear a face covering while on district property or conducting business on behalf of the district (e.g. driving a bus, conducting a home visit, supervising athletic events, etc.). Staff members include, but are not limited to, salaried and hourly employees, school volunteers, student teachers, and interns. The district may provide masks to staff members and expects that reusable masks will be washed regularly to ensure maximum protection.

Students

All students from Kindergarten through 12th grade will wear face coverings while on district property, on district transportation, or while attending a school-related activity (e.g. athletic events, field trips, etc.). Certain classes or activities may be granted a limited exception to this requirement at the discretion of the superintendent or his/her designee. The district may provide masks to students and expects that reusable masks will be washed regularly to ensure maximum protection. Exceptions for wearing a face covering may include, but are not limited to, the following activities: mealtimes outdoor recess where students can maintain a physical distance of at least six feet administration of medication

Visitors

Non-essential visitors to district buildings will be limited in accordance with administrative rule KI-R, Visitors. Visitors include, but are not limited to, parents/legal guardians, contract service providers, and delivery persons. Visitors will wear a face covering while on district property. Visitors will be asked to leave district property if they refuse to wear a face covering.

Accommodations

Requests for exceptions under this policy for health or developmental conditions or religious exemption will be considered by the superintendent or his/her designee, who may request documentation justifying the exception. Students (or parents/legal guardians) who request to be exempted from wearing a face covering for reasons other than a health or developmental condition or religious exemption will be offered virtual learning for the period that face coverings are required on district property.

Harassment and Bullying

The district will not tolerate harassment of anyone wearing face coverings or those with recognized exemptions to the face covering requirement and will appropriately discipline students, staff members, or visitors who engage in behavior that interferes with any student or staff member’s ability to comply with this policy.

Discipline

Failure or refusal to wear a face covering by a staff member or student may result in disciplinary action in accordance with district policy and codes of conduct, as applicable. This policy is intended to be effective until further notice and to align with district policies including, but not limited to, student and staff dress codes. To the extent this policy does not align, it will supersede others in accordance with applicable laws and regulations in effect at the time. For clarification on potential conflicts between policies, the interpretation of the superintendent or his/her designee is final. The board authorizes the superintendent or his/her designee to amend these requirements as necessary to meet health and safety guidelines.

Adopted 9/14/20 Sumter School District

What is a volunteer?

Resource persons and volunteers are persons who work at school sites or at school-sponsored activities without compensation or employee benefits of any kind.
They support district instructional programs and activities by assisting employees in providing individualization and enrichment of instruction and by strengthening school/community relations. The board expects the administration to appropriately screen resource persons and volunteers to assure the safety of the students. Approval of resource persons and volunteers will be done by the principal. Resource persons and volunteers will be under the immediate supervision and direction of a certificated person when assisting in an instructional setting. They will be under the supervision of appropriate approved personnel when assisting in a non-instructional setting. Use of resource persons and volunteers within the district is not to conflict with or replace any regularly authorized personnel position. Resource persons and volunteers are expected to comply with all rules and regulations set forth by the district.

What do volunteers do?

Resource persons and volunteers may be used in many capacities including, but not limited to, the following:

  • for non-teaching duties not requiring instructional judgment or evaluation of students
  • for supervising study halls, long distance teaching reception areas used incident to instructional programs transmitted by electronic media (such as computers, video and audio), detention and discipline areas, and school-sponsored extracurricular activities
  • to assist with academic programs under a certificated teacher’s immediate supervision
  • as a guest lecturer or resource person under a certificated teacher’s direction and with the administration’s approval
  • as supervisors, chaperones or sponsors for non-academic school activities

How to become a volunteer?

All resource persons and volunteers must submit an application which includes the requirement of a background check by the district. Once you have completed the volunteer application, contact Ms. Luckey and Mr. Curry to verify receipt of your application, and complete the next steps in the process. *Completion of the application does not guarantee approval. Ms. Luckey and Mr. Curry must verify and provide final approval prior to the volunteer working with CHS students.

  • Schools will thoroughly orient resource persons and volunteers to the duties they are to perform, including providing the individual a copy of this administrative rule and other pertinent information. District consultants and supervisors may help with this whenever applicable. The staff member to whom the individual is assigned is responsible for explaining specifically what is expected of the individual.
  • The school will give all resource persons and volunteers some acquaintance with the overall operation of the school, including what the school expects of all persons who work with it.
  • All resource persons and volunteers are under the direct supervision of and accountable to the principal or his/her designee.
  • Each resource person or volunteer must register in the school’s main office at the beginning of each visit and wear a name tag while in the building or at school-sponsored activities.
  • No one will give resource persons or volunteers the authority to have access to student records. Resource persons or volunteers may only see those records that pertain to their own children in compliance with policy JRA and administrative rule JRA-R.
  • The school principal will make periodic assessments to ensure that the resource persons and volunteers are working productively with students.
  • Resource persons and volunteers are helpers only. The direction of students, particularly in strictly teaching areas, is the responsibility of the certificated teacher and cannot be turned over to a resource person or volunteer.
  • Health room resource persons or volunteers are to work under the supervision of the school principal or his/her designee. These individuals will follow district policy concerning first aid and emergency care.
  • Principals should commend, thank and publicly recognize resource persons and volunteers whenever justified and possible.

Sumter School District

AR IJOB/IJOC-R Resource Persons/School Volunteers
Issued 9/11