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We would like to welcome everyone back from the winter break and hope that all were able to enjoy the time to relax and participate in some memorable activities with family and friends. As we move into the second half of the 2017-2018 school year, we want to welcome any families who are new to Rafting Creek and trust that you will find yourselves to be part of an outstanding and supportive learning community.

In looking ahead, students will return to school on Wednesday, January 3 and we want to ask our families to be mindful of re-establishing the necessary routines to ensure that your students are in attendance and on time each morning to get each school day off to a great start. In addition to morning routines, we also ask our families to continue to be mindful of early dismissal habits as well. Although there are times when an occasional early dismissal is necessary for an appointment or urgent family need, early dismissals should be minimal as this loss of instructional time can certainly affect a student’s performance. As always, we appreciate your support as our teachers and students strive to maximize their instructional time shared each day.

In closing, we want to thank all of our families for all that you do in supporting our students and teachers as we look forward to an outstanding second semester here at The Creek!

As always, please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions. You can reach me at the school office or you can email me at jennifer.howard@sumterschools.net

Remember: Students + Parents + Teachers = SUCCESS!

Wishing you and your family a Happy New Year!

Mrs. Jennifer M. Howard



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Ms. Burley is a Fifth Grade teacher at Rafting Creek Elementary and has been teaching for the past five years. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education Degree from the University of South […]