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*Course Verifications Update*

We understand that course verification sheets were originally due on Friday, March 20thThe new deadline is Wednesday, March 25th. We would like to outline the new plan below:

  1. If you have your student’s course verification sheet that was given to them at school, at home with you, please either scan and email it to your child’s counselor, or take a picture of the form and email it to your child’s counselor.

  2. If you do not have a copy of the verification sheet at home, please login to your child’s Power School account on the computer (not your mobile device) http://fortmill.powerschool.com/public and click on Class Registration in the left hand navigation menu, and you should be able to see the courses they requested originally. If you do not have access to Powerschool, please email your child’s counselor and ask for a copy of the requests you made.

    The best method would be for you to print the 2020-2021 course requests for your child, strike-through the courses you would like to change and write in the courses you would like instead, then sign and date the bottom of the page. Finally, scan the courses or take a picture and attach it to an email and send to your child’s counselor. If you do not have an access, we will accept an email with the changes that you would like for next school year’s courses.

  3. Teacher signatures are no longer required. Students were able to visit their 1st semester teachers and get signatures prior to the school closure, but they will not have the opportunity to get 2nd semester signatures. If you have a particular concern or are having difficulty making a decision, you can email your child’s current teacher to ask their recommendation for the next course.

    We are taking this day by day and will continue to provide updates as we have them. You should choose the courses for next semester as if they are final decisions. At this time we cannot guarantee that their will be another opportunity for course changes, please be mindful and methodical in the choices you make.


During this school closure, school counselors will be available online throughout the day to assist you as needed. If you are in need of immediate assistance or want a question answered within the hour, please email the counselor hosting office hours at that time (chart below). If your question can wait up to 24 hours for a response, please email your individual counselor. If you email your specific counselor outside their particular online office hour(s), but before noon you will receive a response by 3PM. If you email after noon, it may be the next day before you receive a response. We will checking email regularly Monday through Friday.

Counselors Online Office Hours

8:00-9:00- Kirkley Russell (russellk@fortmillschools.org)
9:00-10:00-Marla McKenzie (mckenziem@fortmillschools.org)
10:00-11:00-Megan Keller (kellerm@fortmillschools.org)
11:00-12:00- Alex Market (marketa@fortmillschools.org)
12:00-1:00- Taylor Schaible (schaiblet@fortmillschools.org)
1:00-3:00- Staci Dreher (drehers@fortmillschools.org)

Counselor Caseloads

9th Grade, Last Names A-K: Megan Keller
9th Grade, Last Names M-Z: Marla McKenzie

10-12th, Last Names A-D: Alex Market
10-12th, Last Names E-L: Kirkley Russell
10-12th, Last Names M-R: Taylor Schaible (long term sub for Abby Duncan)
10-12th, Last Names S-Z: Staci Dreher

  • If your student is suffering from a mental health emergency, is experiencing or acting on self-harm or suicidal ideations, please contact your family physician or call 911 immediately. Counselors will be available through email for general questions and to assist students with mild difficulties, but we cannot assess for risk accurately without being in person. If you have general questions please reach out to your school counselor or the counselor hosting office hours listed above.

    Resources for Parents/Students

    * Guides for how to talk to children about COVID 19

    1. Child Mind Institution
    2. National Association of School Psychologist

    Self-Care for Students 

    We will continue to update this page with any new information as it arises. 

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