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Georgetown County School District has implemented a new mandatory online registration process for the 2019-2020 school year.  ALL MCDONALD ELEMENTARY STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO PRE-REGISTER ONLINE FOR THE UPCOMING SCHOOL YEAR.  This includes current/returning students as well as new students.

Parents were sent a letter of instruction for each student containing the student's personal Snapcode which is needed to complete the registration process. These letters were included with the student awards and/or report cards.  If you do not have your letter, we have a copy at the school.

Parents may complete this process at home on your personal devices; however, parents who do not have online access with personal devices such as smart phones, tablets, or computers may come to the school to complete this process.  Parents may click on the following link to complete your child's registration.



To register a NEW student, you must also bring the following items:
*  Your child's birth certificate
*  Your child's immunization
*  Your Proof of Residency
     1. A recent power bill with current home address (this item in not optional)
     2. Two additional documents with current
         address from the following list:
         *Driver's license
         *Water/Sewer bill
         *Telephone bill
         * Cable Bill
         * Financial source document
         * Deed, escrow, or mortgage
         *Current personal property tax bill
         *Auto insurance policy or auto registration
         *Lease agreement (notarized)
         *Health or dental correspondence

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Let's welcome our new Seagull employees!

Kristi S. Kibler - Assistant Principal
Janet Branham - Reading Coach
Judy Morris - Media Specialist
Karlyn McCray - Kindergarten
Jesika Glisson - Second Grade
Caitlin Klatka - Fifth Grade
Cynthia Simon - Clerical Assistant


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Principal's Message

Dear Parents, Grandparents, Guardians, and Community Supporters:

I am honored to be appointed as the principal of McDonald Elementary School. I welcome the opportunity to serve the McDonald Elementary learning and teaching community. I look forward to working with a dynamic staff, dedicated parents and involved community members. Most of all, I look forward to working with our students and continuing the outstanding work at McDonald Elementary School.

On behalf of the staff at McDonald Elementary School, I welcome you to the 2019-2020 school year! We are excited about the start of the school year. We look forward to you and your family joining us as we "SOAR toward Excellence". We also anticipate a productive partnership with you to ensure our children will achieve their highest potential. We recognize that in order to be successful in school, our children need support from the home, school, and community. Having a strong partnership with you will make a great difference in your child’s education. As partners, we share the responsibility for our children’s success and want you to know that we will do our very best to carry out our responsibilities. We ask that you guide and support your child’s learning by ensuring that he/she:

1) Attends school daily and arrives on time, ready for the day’s learning experience
2) Completes all homework assignments given by teachers
3) Reads daily to develop a love for reading and to improve literacy skills
4) Shares school experiences with you so that you know what’s happening at school
5) Informs you if he/she needs additional support in any area or subject
6) Knows that you expect him/her to succeed in school

Please consider joining our school's PTO, volunteer program, and attend parenting workshops. Additionally, you will receive a copy of the Georgetown County School District Student handbook. Please review this with your child. If you have any questions about the rules and expectations, please feel free to contact me or discuss them with your child’s teacher. It is very important that you and your child are fully informed regarding standards related to appropriate behavior for a safe school year.

Please stop in to visit, introduce yourself, share suggestions, ideas, and concerns. My door is always open, as it will take all of us working together to assist our children in being successful.

The wonderful McDonald Elementary staff and I, feel privileged to be a part of this school family. We thank you for your support and look forward to an Outstanding and Productive school year.

Educationally yours,
Mack J. Burgess

Soaring to Excellence!

      8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

     Wednesday, August 21, 2019
First Bell - 7:00
Second Bell - 7:25
 Tardy Bell - 7:35


McDonald Elementary School will provide every student with a
multi-faceted curriculum challenging students to reach their maximum
potential and be productive in a global society.    

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