Middle School Parents, Friday, May 7th we are going on a school-wide field trip to USC Salkahatchie to celebrate the launch of broadband internet service in Allendale County. We will depart campus at 11:50 am and return around 2:30 pm. There will be no virtual classes after 10:30 am. Any students attending school on Friday who have not turned in a permission slip, must be picked up by 11:00 am. Expect a delay in bus riders getting home Friday. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the school at (803) 584-3489 Kindest regards, Dr. Robinson Principal
Middle School Parents, This is friendly reminder about on campus state testing, Tuesday, May 4, 2021. State law requires students to test in certain courses and grade levels. All testing must be completed in-person. No virtual testing is available. Breakfast will be served from 8:00 a.m - 8:30 a.m. Testing will start promptly at 9:00 a.m. Other Reminders: 1. Fully charge iPads each night. 2. School uniforms are required. If students do not have a uniform, please dress appropriately otherwise (no ripped jeans, short shorts, no slides, tank tops, white t-shirts, hats, or head wraps). 3. Bring bottled water 4. Students should prepare to stay at school until 3:45 p.m. Testing will be completed by 12:45 pm. Note: If for some reason a student will not participate in testing, parents must complete a refusal to test form. Form HERE Thank you, Dr. Robinson
Middle School Parents, This is a friendly reminder... 6th Grade students will begin state testing Tuesday, April 27, 2021. Breakfast will be served from 8:00 a.m - 8:30 a.m. Testing will start promptly at 9:00 a.m. Other Reminders: 1. Fully charge iPads each night 2. School uniforms are required 3. Students should prepare to stay at school until 3:45 p.m. 4. Visit school webpage to complete the test Refusal Form under News if your student will not participate Check school webpage for the complete testing schedule and to review the frequently asked questions about testing. Thank you, Dr. Robinson Principal
Middle School Parents, We will begin state testing Tuesday, April 27, 2021—6th grade ONLY (Science). See flyer on School Website or visit our Facebook page for the complete testing schedule. State law requires students to test in certain courses and grade levels. All testing must be completed in-person. No virtual testing is available. Note: If for some reason a student will not participate in testing, parents must complete a refusal to test form. The form may be completed on the School Website under News at https://afms.acs.k12.sc.us/o/afms Be sure to identify the test(s) when completing the form. Testing will begin promptly at 9:00 am each day and students must be dressed in their school uniform while on campus. Breakfast will be available 8:00 am - 8:35 am. Thank you, Dr. Robinson Principal
Middle School Parents, 2nd Notification This Summer students may attend Summer School to recover learning loss experienced due to the Global Pandemic that has affected many students in the state and across the world. Our goal is to prepare each student for the next grade level as much as we can. Summer school will also be for students in danger of not being promoted to the next grade. Please sign your student(s) up today. The registration period will close soon. Transportation and meals will be provided June 21 - July 15 Monday-Thursday 8:00 am - 2:00 pm. For more information, please visit the school webpage or our Facebook page for a letter and Flyer from Dr. Margaret Gilmore, Superintendent of Schools. Registration Link: https://forms.office.com/r/71j7A8FKcx
Middle School Parents, On Thursday, April 15, 2021 from 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm we will hold 4th Quarter Parent-Teacher Conferences in-person and virtually by appointment. Information on how to sign-up for a conference will be shared by the end of the day, Tuesday, April 13th. I also want to remind you that Wednesday, April 14th is an e-Learning day district-wide for Allendale County Schools (faculty/staff vaccinations). In-person students will not report to campus. All students are expected to log on to complete assignments and to be marked present for the day (follow teacher instructions). Friday, April 16th is a half-day for virtual and in person students. School will be dismissed at 12:45 pm. Virtual students are expected to log in for classes while in-person students report to campus. The schedules for each Friday until the end of the school year will be shared through Microsoft Teams, posted on our school website, shared on social media, and sent to parents via SMS text message tomorrow. See the attached flyer regarding summer school dates. Click the link below to sign your student up. Contact the school if you have any questions. https://forms.office.com/r/71j7A8FKcx Thank you, Dr. Robinson Principal
Middle School Parents, Good morning. I trust that you all had an enjoyable Spring Break. The internet for all schools and the district offices for Allendale County Schools is currently down. Our team of technicians are working on the problem and we hope to have it resolved soon. We will send another message when all connections are restored. Thanks, Dr. Robinson Principal
Middle School Parents, Thursday, April 1, 2021 we will be on regular schedule. All virtual and in-person students need to be present for each class. Thursday is the 135th day of school and we want to ensure as many students are counted present for funding in the 21-22 School Year. Please make sure your student is present for as many classes as possible daily. Friday, April 2, 2021 is the first Friday students will attend school. School will dismiss at 1:45 pm for in-person students. Virtual students will log on for first period to get instructions on how to complete the Virtual Career Fair and when. For the reminder of the school day, Virtual students will have Work From Home assignments and finish up their iReady for the week. Check their iReady time weekly to ensure they spend at least 60 minutes each on math and reading. Students must also pass 2 lessons per week in both subjects—including Spring Break. Have a happy and safe Spring Break. Thank you, Dr. Robinson Principal
Middle School Parents, I hope this message finds you well. This is a reminder about on-campus benchmark testing Tuesday and Wednesday ( 3/30 -3/31). Testing will begin at 8:30 am. Please make sure students are on time. Reporting to campus for testing is voluntary. Students may dress down for $1.00 daily. Fundraising supports the student activities at AFMS. A form must be completed for each child reporting to campus for testing. If have not submitted your form, please click the link below. This will give us an opportunity to plan for proper social distancing. All students must wear a mask while on campus. Form https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=TZKdltZeKk6tSiR-I-vTIgpqWre33wVPt46SJyqSjxdURUo0UUpYTTk5OFJaRFBLTUUzRUNLREZCTi4u Thank you, Dr. Robinson Principal
Middle School Parents, I have a few updates to share with you as we head into the weekend. Next week starts our first 5-day learning week for in-person students. Students who attend school in person will now report to school on Fridays. On campus benchmark testing will occur on Tuesday and Wednesday of next week (March 30-31). Any virtual students planning to attend testing on campus next week, must complete the survey shared by his/her teacher. Check your Microsoft Teams for the survey. Students will remain at school all-day on testing days. Thursday, April 1st AFMS will host a Virtual Curriculum Night. We invite all students and parents to attend. Check the middle school website or social media page for more information. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the school 9:00a – 3:00p Thank you, Dr. Robinson Principal
AFMS National Jr. Beta Club Induction! Congratulations! https://youtu.be/EQmsEiWyagc
AFMS will transition to 100% Virtual Instruction 2/19/21 - 3/5/21. See the attached virtual school schedule. Please make sure students charge their device each night and are on time for each class daily. Students should spend 30 minutes each day on i-Ready for homework. Contact your students' teacher if you have any questions. Be well, Dr. Robinson
Middle School Parents, It's that time again! i-Ready testing will begin Tuesday February 9th by grade level. See the schedule below. (Tues.) Feb. 9th - 6th Grade ONLY (Wed.) Feb. 10th - 7th Grade ONLY (Thurs.) Feb. 11th - 8th Grade ONLY **Teachers will not be online for live instruction on testing days. Students will have learn from home assignments to complete on their non-testing days** Student may dress down on testing days ($1 for non-uniform shirts plus $1 for non-uniform bottoms). Please make sure students bring their iPads fully charged for testing. Students may be released for early dismissal after 12:45 pm. Thank you, Dr. Robinson Principal
Take a look at our First Semester Virtual Awards Presentation. Congratulations students, AFMS is PROUD of YOU !! #TheMagicIsInTheMiddle https://youtu.be/4XEQz-tLh_U
January Student of the Month 6th Grader Oliver Washington, Jr.
Allendale-Fairfax Middle School Celebrates National School Counseling Week! @acsrising
The Allendale-Fairfax Track Team are looking for students in grades 7-8 interested in running, throwing, and/or jumping. Practice will start February 1, 2021 at 3:50 pm - 6:30 pm. Rides must pick up students promptly at 6:30 pm. On a daily basis, students will need a sweat suit (bottom and top), running shoes, shorts, and water bottle. Must have a physical! Contact Coach Dixon for more info.
Middle School Parents: Benchmark testing ends today, Wednesday, January 27, 2021. All regular in-person students will report back to school Thursday, January 28, 2021. The next round of testing will be February 9-11 for i-Ready. Students will report to campus by grade level beginning with 6th grade. We have enjoyed having our students on campus during this time. If you would like to switch your student from virtual to in-person, please contact the school at (803)584-3489 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. Be safe, Dr. Robinson Principal
Upcoming on-campus testing starting January 19th. See the attached letter.
Good Morning Middle School Parents: If your student will not attend on-campus testing this week, please complete the Refusal to Test Form below as soon as possible: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=TZKdltZeKk6tSiR-I-vTInbMQPvUZUBJqZMabMqPY1JUMkswNjdES0dHVUJQSVlRMTQwUVRFQjdYMS4u 6th Grade ONLY - 12/15 7th Grade ONLY - 12/16 8th Grade ONLY - 12/17 **All school buildings and district offices have been deep cleaned and disinfected** Thank you, Dr. Robinson