Viking Update Post

January 7th Viking Update Post

Zachary Huang Aces ACT

Spring Valley Junior Zachary Huang, earned the highest possible composite score of 36 on the ACT. Nationally, while the actual number of students earning a composite score of 36 varies from year to year, on average, less than one-tenth of 1 percent of students who take the ACT earn the top score. The ACT consists of tests in English, mathematics, reading and science. Each test is scored on a scale of 1–36, and a student’s composite score is the average of the four test scores. Congratulations Zachary !


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Students currently enrolled in a End-of-Course (EOC) class (Algebra 1- semester block classes only (including Intermediate Algebra), Biology 1, English 2- semester block classes only, and U.S. History and Constitution) will participate in the state mandated EOC exam at the conclusion of the semester.  This year the EOC exams will count 20% of the final semester grade only if the exam score helps to improve the students’ overall grade. If the EOC exam does not improve a student’s grade then it will not be included in the calculation of the final grade.  

Spring Valley will be hosting EOC preparation events, more information about those events will be sent out in January. For more information about EOCs and Semester 1 exams, please visit our Semester 1 Exam Information website. We encourage all of our students Show Us What You Know on your EOC exams!

2020-2021 Semester 1 Exam Schedule

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Complimentary Lunch & Breakfast for All Students

** JANUARY 2021 MEAL INFO UPDATE – MEALS AT ANY LOCATION TO BE PICKED UP IN THE BUS LOOP ** Get information about how the district will provide meals to all students during the upcoming eLearning days.

Spring Valley Virtual Information Night

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The Spring Valley School and Magnet Information Meeting – Discovery and Explorations will be on January 13, 2021.  This is will be a virtual meeting, please click here for more information on our Discovery and Explorations program and to register for virtual information night.

To help families learn more about choice options in Richland Two, included their zoned school, schools and centers are hosting information nights. These meetings are highly recommended for students changing schools, school levels, applying to magnet programs or students new to Richland Two.

Richland Two Pathways to Purpose

Richland School District Two’s Division of Diversity and Multicultural Inclusion is celebrating Black History Month 2021! Continuing our theme “Pathways to Purpose, Inspiring the Future” for 2021, throughout the month we will highlight The Black Family. We will again recognize individuals from the Richland Two community who have demonstrated unique and significant contributions to Black history and culture. The selected nominees will be featured on social media and the district’s website from the categories below.

February 1-7: Art and Music
February 8-14: Education
February 15-21: Public Service (Government, Faith-Based, Military and Social Justice)
February 22-28: Health, Science, Technology, and Engineering

Selected nominees will also be featured at our Annual Black History Month Reception and Program on Monday, February 22, 2021, 6:00 P.M., at Richland Two Institute of Innovation (R2i2) Conference Center or in a virtual event that will premier at that time if there are restrictions on live events due to the COVID pandemic.

Nomination Criteria and Requirements:
1. Individuals should be Richland Two employees, graduates, community members or persons who have significant contact with Richland School District Two and

2. Individuals have made contributions to at least one of the following categories: art and music; education; public service; and health, science, technology or engineering.

3. A Biography of the nominee (no more than 250 words) must be included.

4. A head shot or photo of the nominee is included. No selfies, please. Photos may be emailed directly to

Nominations with the required information must be submitted by January 13, 2021. Late nominations will not be accepted. Nominations do not guarantee selection for this year’s celebration. Honorees will be notified of selection by January 22, 2021.

Thank you for your nomination. For additional information, please contact Dr. Helen Grant at or by calling 803-738-3327 or Mrs. Cheyenne Krause at or by calling 803-738-3339.

Access the form here:


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Attention Sophomores and Juniors who took the PSAT in October, PSAT scores will be available online at  In order to access scores online, students must create a College Board account.  Please click here to create an account and watch a video to learn what’s on your score report.   

SV Girls Track & Field

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Girls Track & Field conditioning will resume on Monday, January 11th.  If you are interested in joining, please contact Coach Williams at for details. All required paperwork must be submitted through PlanetHS in advance of attending. Those participating will meet at Bates Hall for screening and practice begins promptly at 4:30pm.

Boys Soccer Information

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Conditioning for Boys Soccer will be each week until tryouts. Contioning is on TUE-THU 4:15-5:30pm.  

During conditioning we ask all players to follow these guidelines:

1) Have all necessary paperwork completed on Planet HS or you can’t condition.

2) Have a mask on your person at all times.

3) Have tennis shoes and cleats each day and dress appropriately for weather. We may be at the fields.  We may be at the stadium. Parents, please pick up your sons in the tennis parking lot each day at 5:35pm. 

4) I will check your temperature at the beginning of each conditioning session at the gate between the game field and practice field and a roster will be turned in to the athletic trainers for contact tracing purposes.

5) Don’t come to the conditioning sessions if you’re symptomatic.

Unfortunately, we can only accommodate 30 players for conditioning due to COVID protocols at this time.  Each of our two coaches will have their own facility and 15 players.  We have more than 30 players considering returners and prospective players, so the fairest way to do this is by sign ups.  Each day there will be a sign up sheet posted as a google form on the app and it’s first come first serve.  You must sign up each day and you can only sign up for that day.  If you don’t sign up for the app, you won’t have access to the sign up google form and you can’t participate in conditioning.  Information about the app is below.    

*If we have more than 30 sign ups for a particular day those players on that list will be guaranteed a spot for the following day.  Remember, you must fill out a new google form for each day.  

As a reminder, players make sure you join us on TeamApp:

1) Access and/or Download TeamApp (

2) Create a TeamApp account

3) Search for Spring Valley Boys Soccer

4) Join our app and the “Interested Players” group

5) Complete the “Player Profile (Google Form)” found under Web Links (

As always, the Spring Valley Boys Soccer program appreciates your support and patience during these difficult times. Please be considerate of your choices when it comes to wearing masks and social distancing. The upcoming Spring 2021 season will be upon us sooner than we all realize. Our annual Snap Raise! campaign will begin during the 2nd week of February. We ask that everyone start collecting email addresses now in preparation for that month-long campaign.

Thank you for your time!

Coach McKinney & Coach Eichelberger

Wellness Wednesdays: Healthy Habits for the New Year

Healthcare professional from Providence Health will present to educators, students and parents on healthy habits to practice in the New Year.  Having a healthy mind and body leads to better learning, better productivity and a happier lifestyle. Join Virtually:

Focus on Your Future: Careers at Blue Cross Blue Shield of SC

Stephanie Pfeiffer, Director of Talent Acquisition, Human Resources with Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina will present to students, parents and educators about career opportunities in the organization. Ms. Pfeiffer will speak about the hiring process, career pathways, employer expectations, education and skill requirements and how students can begin preparing and planning for these careers in demand. Join Virtually: