Viking Update Post

August 23rd Viking Update

School Improvement Council (SIC) Self-Nomination Form 2021-2022

School Improvement Council (SIC) Self-Nomination Form 2021-2022The SVHS School Improvement Council (SIC) is made up of an elected and appointed membership that includes students, parents, teachers, administrators and community representatives. This is mandated by state law and written in our bylaws which are available upon request. Each year, two parent/guardian representatives from each grade level serve on SIC.

For the 2021-2022 school year Parents/Guardians of Freshman and Sophomore students are invited to submit their name(s) for election. In effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, we are requesting that

NOMINATIONS be submitted ONLINE or by completing the Self-Nomination Form IN PERSON and dropping it in the SIC BALLOT BOX in the atrium area.

The safety of our families/students/faculty & staff is our top priority. Completed self-nomination forms are due by September 7, 2021.

ELECTIONS will take place on September 9, 2021. Parents will have the option to vote by submitting an ONLINE Election Form or by completing the Election Form IN PERSON and dropping it in the SIC BALLOT BOX in the atrium area on September 9, 2021, between the hours of 8:00am – 4:00pm. The parents receiving the highest number of votes will become our newly elected SIC representatives. Announcement of the final membership of the 2021-2022 will be published in the Viking Update and on the school website. All regular SIC meetings are held in the school media center and are open to all parents/guardians, students and community members.  Meeting dates and times are published at the start of the school year. For more information contact the front office at 803-699-3500.

SIC Self-Nomination Form

Important Bell Schedule Changes (next week!)

Starting Monday, August 23rd, we will begin our regular bell schedule for the 2021-2022 school year.  New this year, we are implementing an Individual Learning Time (ILT) for each class period.  The ILT period will be used by teachers to provide additional support and supplemental instruction for their classes.  

To accommodate the ILT period for each class, we will be utilizing a two-week rotating schedule.  Below are the two schedules, Green Week and Gold Week.  Next week will be a Green Week, students will follow the daily bell schedule as outlined below.  Wednesdays will still be Late Start, with classes starting at 9:30 am and no ILT period.  We will make sure students are aware of the daily schedule and the appropriate bell times for that day.

MAP Testing for all 9th Graders Next Week

We will be conducting MAP Testing for all 9th grade students during the week of August 23-27th.  Students will be taking the MAP Growth Reading and Math assessments.  Dr. Dobyns will be sending out additional communication to 9th grade students and parents about testing dates and times.

Schedule Change

Schedule Change

Textbook Distribution

For the 2021-2022 school year, we will be issuing textbooks as we have done in the past through each of your students’ classes. Student textbooks will be distributed during the week of August 23-27. Students will be escorted to the bookroom by each of their teachers at a scheduled time.

Viking Sports Update


Key Club Interest Meeting!

Interested in joining or want to know more about Key Club? Complete the Google Form on the flyer to receive a link to attend the virtual interest meeting. The interest meeting will be this Friday, August 27th, during lunch via Google Meet!

SVHS Education Foundation Annual Golf Tournament

SV Players Meeting!

Come out to the first meeting of SV Players- Spring Valley’s Theatre Club! If you are unable to attend this meeting but still want to be a part of us fill out the form using the link on the flyer!


Join SVHS Mu Alpha Theta National Mathematics Honor Society

If you would like to join the Spring Valley High School Chapter of the Mu Alpha Theta National Mathematics Honor Society, applications are being accepted now. Please read through the entire application for important information concerning qualifications, deadlines, responsibilities, etc. Questions or concerns should be directed to Mrs. Thomas ( or Mrs. Stiffler (

Mu Alpha Theta Application

Focus on Your Future Friday

Focus on Your Future Friday: Finish Strong by the Board of Directors

September 24, 2021, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. 

Virtual event for students featuring “The Board of Directors” who will help students kick off the school year ready to set goals and dream big!  The Board of Directors will highlight life skills such as perseverance, responsibility, goal setting and other good habits students need to succeed in and out of the classroom, providing them with a framework and guidance to finish the school year strong when they cross the finish line in June. 

Please register in advance for this webinar: Register in Advance for Focus on Your Future Friday

After registering, you will receive an email with virtual ZOOM link and additional details to join the webinar.


Help Wanted: Tutors @ Polo Road Elementary