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High Five Honors Board

Jayden D.

Me'Lia T.

Hailey C.

Madeline S.

Sha'Waynesha G.

Savannah H.

Kei'Na F.

Jayden A.

Dama'Jae D.

Paisley J.

Dorian C.

Chandler A.

Landon B.

Sydney C.

Dawson C.

Katelyn J.

Madalyn S.

Adrian M.



Congratulations to these students! Thank you for following expectations and for making Latta Middle School an awesome place to learn.  Each week, all names will be placed in a drawing to receive a prize from the Reward room.  This week's winner is Madalyn S..






The District is using a new communication tool to send information to parents. You can receive phone calls as well as texts from the District, school and your child’s teacher. This tool is just for sending information. You will not be able to respond to anything that you receive. If you have blocked the school or district number, you will not receive any messages at all from any sender. Please make sure that you have a working phone number on file with the school and if it changes, please let us know as soon as possible. Texts that you receive will come from 606-80.



Yearbook News


The 2020-2021 Latta Middle School yearbook will be available to purchase beginning November 2nd.  A basic yearbook is 40.00 with several options to personalize at an additional cost.  Yearbooks can be purchased online at jostensyearbooks.com or students can return the yearbook purchase form with payment to their homeroom teacher. Checks should be made payable to Latta Middle School for the correct amount. Proceeds buy calculators for our LMS students so reserve a memory book  for your child!

NOTE to PARENTS: Yearbooks purchased in school do not require the 8% tax that is listed on the form.  You may mark through that line.



Library News

We still have a lot of library books that have not been turned in from the last school year. Please check last year's book bag and around the house to see if you can find these books for students to return and clear their account.



As people in South Carolina and the United States begin to plan for holiday celebrations, DHEC joins the
CDC in offering tips to help you protect yourself, your family and others from COVID-19.
Who Should Not Attend In-Person Holiday Celebrations:
• People with or exposed to COVID-19
• People at increased risk for severe illness, or who live or work with someone at increased risk
Before and During the Celebration
Hosting or attending a
holiday gathering
• Wear masks, practice social distancing, wash
hands, limit contact with shared items, and take
other safety steps:
◦ Outdoor activities are safer
◦ If you host or attend an indoor event, avoid
crowded, stuffy, fully enclosed indoor spaces
◦ Host or attend small gatherings with only people
from your local area
◦ If celebrating with people outside of your
household, consider avoiding people outside of
your household for 14 days before the gathering,
and ask all guests to do the same
◦ Provide or bring safety items such as masks,
hand sanitizer and tissues
Holiday travel
Traveling increases the chance of getting and spreading
COVID-19. Staying home is the safest choice.
If you travel:
• Wear a mask in public
• Stay at least 6 feet away from anyone not from your
• Wash your hands often with soap and water or use
hand sanitizer
• Avoid contact with anyone who is sick
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
Get your flu vaccine
Getting the flu vaccine is more important than ever this
year to protect yourself, your family and your community
from flu.
After the Celebration
If you participated in higher risk activities in public or involving large crowds or think you were exposed at all, take extra
precautions (along with those listed above) for 14 days after the event to protect others:
• Stay home as much as possible
• Avoid being around people at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19
• Get tested for COVID-19
Visit scdhec.gov/findatest for more information.
CR-012849 11/20




PSAT Information

Seventh and eighth grade students have an opportunity to take the Preliminary SAT or PSAT at Latta Middle School on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 during school hours. The PSAT is a vital step toward reaching each student’s college goals because it allows students and their teachers to determine how ready they are for college as well as provides tools to help students improve.
What are the benefits in taking PSAT?
 Receive feedback on your child’s strengths and weaknesses on skills necessary for college and provides information on improving those skills as well.
 Establishes a baseline measurement of your child’s college and career readiness as they enter high school.
 A great opportunity for students to practice test-taking skills and prepare for the SAT exam.
 Students receive great feedback from the PSAT that will help prepare them for the SAT.
 Selected 8thgrade students taking the PSAT may qualify as South Carolina Junior Scholars (based on their final scores). (visit https://ed.sc.gov/newsroom/scholarships/sc-junior-scholars-program/ for more information.)
The cost for your child to take the PSAT at LMS on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 is $17.00 (non-refundable). This fee covers our costs through the College Board. At this time, fee grants are not available for the PSAT. If you would like your child to participate, print the attached permission slip or pick up one from the main office and return it with the nonrefundable fee no later than Thursday, November 19, 2020. A signed permission slip is required for students to take PSAT at LMS during school hours.
Note: We are unable to provide change for cash payments. Therefore, all cash payments must be for the exact amount ($17.00).Checks should be made payable to Latta Middle School.
PSAT results are expected to arrive in mid-March. For additional information on the PSAT and/or SAT, please visit www.collegeboard.com or https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register/dates-deadlines.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me 843-752-7117 or jenny.melton@lattavikings.com.

Virginia F. Melton
LMS School Counselor



Hour of Code- December 7th - 11th







Dates to Remember

 December 1-4- State Mandated Test Online (Math/ELA)

December 7-11-Hour of Code

December 15/16-Progress Reports

December 21-January 1 - Winter Break

January 4- Students return

January 18- Martin Luther King, Jr Holiday ( no school)

January 25-28 -Semester Exams

February 1- 90th Day

February 2/3-Report Cards

March 2- Progress Reports

April 5-9- Spring Break

April 12 -135th Day

April 13- Report Cards

May 11- Progress Reports

May 31- Memorial Day

June 8-11- Exams

June 11- 1/2 Day for students/Report Cards issued 4k-8th/Graduation 7PM

June 14- Make Up Exams/Half Day for Students

June 15- MakeUp Exam/Half Day for Students/180th Day

June 16- Report Cards Mailed 9th-12th

June 16-22-Teacher Inservice/WorkDays



















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