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Welcome to Fairfield Middle

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Dear Griffins,

Welcome to the 2020 - 2021 school year! I am thrilled to welcome you back to school, because we have truly missed our students. I have had the privilege of leading an outstanding staff to ensure that we have a smooth transition for our students back into school, during this uncertain time.

We have been working hard all summer to plan for a safe opening of school and to implement best practices to mitigate the risks associated with Covid-19. Our classrooms have been modified to increase social distancing, signage has been installed throughout the building to guide students, and our schedule has been modified to allow for more time for safer transitions, intervention and enrichment opportunities, and social-emotional learning.

The faculty and staff of Fairfield Middle School will spend a lot of time with your children, getting to know their personalities, learning styles and interests. We will strive to make connections with our students to help them feel valued, accepted, and safe. Our FMS motto of “Achieving Excellence Together” will continue to guide our mission to prepare students socially, emotionally, and academically for high school. We seek to accomplish this mission by following the high expectations set forth by our academic and behavioral expectations of Griffin PRIDE - Personal responsibility, Respect, Individual readiness, Demonstrated learning, and Effective behaviors. Whether we are learning in person or remotely at home, our goal is to encourage active student engagement to foster a lifetime love for learning.

Our team is committed to providing a safe, supportive learning environment and quality, standards-based instruction, to ensure an excellent educational experience for all students. Together, we will celebrate their successes, both small and large. We will encourage them every day and let them know they are valued and have a special place in our school.

We begin this school year anticipating great results for students socially, emotionally, and academically. We welcome both our new Griffins and those Griffins returning this school year. One very important key to our success is ensuring that we have a solid partnership with our families. This will be crucial this year, because we are facing many obstacles due to the global pandemic. We appreciate your support as you work with students at home to practice safety protocols such as wearing a mask, practicing social distancing, and properly washing hands.

Please browse the website for further information regarding our school and district, and if additional information is needed, feel free to contact the school at (803) 635-4270 or send an email to any staff member directly. Let’s have a GREAT year!

With Griffin PRIDE,
Jamie R. Brunson Proud Principal