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Holly Springs-Motlow
Elementary
Frequently Asked Questions

When do I pay for my child's meals?

You may pay for your child's meals on Mondays or Fridays. You may pay daily, weekly, or monthly. On Thursday of each week, the lunchroom will send a statement of your child's account. If there is a (-) before the total amount, then that is how much you have in the account. If there is a - before the amount, then that is how much you owe. All questions regarding payments are referred to the cafeteria.

Why do I have to complete a free lunch application every year?

The federal government requires that a new application be completed within the first 30 days of every school year. It is best that you do this at registration. Once the 30 days have passed and there is no application on file in the cafeteria, you will be charged full price for lunch meals. Breakfast is free for all students.

What time does school start?

The first bell rings at 7:45. Instruction begins at 7:45 a.m., anyone that is not in homeroom at that time is considered tardy. School ends at 2:20 PM for bus riders and 2:20 PM for car riders.

What do I do when my child is absent?

When your child is absent from school you are not required to call the school. When the student returns, you must send either a note from the doctor or a note written by the parent stating:

Child’s first and last name
Reason of absence
Date of absence
Parent signature

A child absence will be considered excused or unexcused by guidelines stated in the District One Attendance Policy. Excessive absences from school require a doctor’s statement.

We do not interrupt classes to get make-up work. Students are allowed 5 days to make up work because of absences.

What if my child is a car rider?

Students who ride to school in cars are released at 2:20 p.m. Because of the large numbers of cars moving through the traffic circle, we urge you to drive with extreme caution to protect our students and refrain from using a cell phone until you exit the circle. Please note the following traffic guidelines:

Drop off students on the main traffic circle in front of the new wing. Traffic becomes heavy here around 7:35 am. If you arrive earlier than this time, traffic flows smoothly.

All traffic must be at a complete stop before we will load any student into a car. All traffic must remain still while students are being assisted to their cars. Please watch for traffic directions and refrain from distractions such as use of a cell phone.

What afterschool programs are available for my child?

Parks and Recreation offers the AYC program which includes a supervised homework time and activities until 5:30 PM on Monday through Friday. Also, this program operates during the. For further information call our Youth Development Coordinator, Elizabeth Hardee, at 864-472-5162.

What is the school phone numbers?

Main school number – (864) 472-8120 or 895-2453
Fax – (864) 895-0620

I want my child to ride the bus, what should I do?

Come by the school and complete a bus transportation form. The principal can explain this process and answer your questions. If you live within 1 ½ miles of the school, we can not offer bus transportation according to state law.

What measures are taken to keep my child safe during the school day?

We have a School Crisis Plan in place that is updated yearly. All main doors are locked during the school day, with the exception of the door that leads directly into the office. All visitors must enter this door, sign in, and get a visitor’s ID badge prior to entering the building. Students are supervised by adults all during the day. Special safety precautions are taken at drop-off and pick-up times. Adults may be asked to show a picture ID and/or proof of identity when picking up students. Security cameras are located throughout the building. A Spartanburg County Sheriff’s deputy serves as our School Resource Officer and he patrols the school grounds regularly.

How do I contact my child’s teacher?

You may call the school (895-2453 or 472-8120) and arrange for a conference. You may email your child’s teacher through email addresses listed on this website. You may send a note by your child to set up a meeting time.

You may also contact your child’s teacher prior to 7:30 AM or after 2:45 PM. You may also call anytime during the school day and leave a message for the teacher. The teacher will return your call during their planning period. The school office does not give out teacher’s home phone numbers.

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Physical Address: 325 Motlow School Road | Campobello, SC 29322
Phone: 864-472-8120 | Fax: 864-895-0620
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