Mrs. Jennifer Howard, PrincipalDear Parents,

On behalf of the entire faculty and staff, I hope that you had a fun, restful and relaxing summer!   It is my pleasure to welcome everyone back for another great year at The Creek. We are excited to have students back in our classrooms and hallways filling them with energy and enthusiasm for learning. As I begin my third year as the principal of Rafting Creek Elementary School, I am particularly grateful for the blessing of this community of staff, students and families in my life, and am eager to see you on the first day of school, Tuesday, August 20th.  

It is our mission to help every child feel welcomed, connected, and part of The Creek family. We strive to challenge each student to grow his or her academic abilities and to be college and career ready by the end of high school. It is my hope that this school year will be full of successful experiences for all students. Our teachers utilize research-based best practices and analyze academic data to determine current skill levels and to set goals for growth and improvement.

We have been working hard to strengthen and enrich our academic program, fortify our identity, and put systems in place that will facilitate teacher/family communication in every classroom.  We are proud and excited to launch the 2019-2020 school year with our incredibly talented and dedicated teaching staff and your ongoing support and partnership!

We cannot do the work we do without you, and each year we strive to strengthen our home-school partnership and encourage all of you to set a goal to become more engaged in Rafting Creek school community.  We ask that you attend a parent workshop or event, eat lunch with your child, take a day to volunteer in the school, become a room parent, or run for PTA or School Improvement Council office this year! We are so fortunate to have a wonderful parent community and your support makes a huge difference. Thank you all for your commitment in helping make Rafting Creek an amazing place for students to grow and learn!

I am honored to serve as the principal at Rafting Creek Elementary School. It is truly a privilege to be a part of a community where parents, teachers, and students care for each other and strive to build positive relationships that support academic and social growth. Please feel free to contact me at (803) 432-2994 or jennifer.howard@sumterschools.net.

Enjoy the remainder of your Summer! See you back at school on August 15 for Meet the Teacher Evening! Let’s make this another great year at The Creek.

Remember: Students+Parents+Teachers=SUCCESS!!!

Sincerely,

Mrs. Jennifer M. Howard