Viking Update Post

January 20th Viking Update

As you have heard by now, Richland Two is switching to an eLearning/remote work day for Friday, January 21, 2022.  To view the full announcement from Richland Two, please visit the following parent announcement link.  In this email, we will provide additional information on eLearning procedures and expectations for SVHS students.  If you have additional questions that were not answered in this email, please reach out to the Spring Valley staff for assistance.

eLearning Procedures and Expectations

On Friday, January 21, 2022, students will participate in a day of eLearning per Richland Two’s announcement. Instruction will be asynchronous for this day, this means students will complete required assignments at home at their own pace. Teachers will post assignments in Google Classroom.  All assignments must be completed and turned in by Wednesday, January 26, 2022.  It is important for ALL students to check Google Classroom for each of their classes and to complete the assigned activities from their teachers.

In addition to the posted assignments in Google Classroom, all Spring Valley teachers will also hold virtual office hours on Friday.  Virtual office hours will be from 10:30 am – 11:30 am and again from 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm.  Teachers will post Google Meeting Links for the virtual office hours in their respective Google Classrooms.  These virtual office hours are for students to ask questions or seek help on assigned instructional activities. 

Thank you to our teachers’ for their preparation for this eLearning day and we appreciate the flexibility of our families with this change.  We hope that everyone stays safe and warm this weekend.  Enjoy the snow!!

We look forward to seeing everyone back on campus, Monday, January 24, 2022!  

Congratulations to our 2021-2022 Teacher of the Year

Mrs. Melissa Dissinger has been named our 2021-2022 Teacher of the Year. Congratulations, we know you will make us proud and represent Spring Valley well.

Congratulations to Ariana Wilkes!

Spring Valley High School senior Ariana Wilkes is one of 16 athletes who has been nominated for the 2022 Richland County High School Girl’s Player of the Year.

This prestigious award is presented annually to the top varsity high school player in Richland County who demonstrates great character, sharp intellect, community involvement, as well as academic and athletic excellence. The selected winner of the award will receive a scholarship for their hard work and dedication. Congratulations Ariana!


Junior Privilege ID Pick-Up


Our Sideline Store is FINALLY here! Please use the link below to purchase all of your Viking Gear! This store is 24/7, 365 for all Viking Gear! Be sure to really explore the site as you can customize some of the merchandise based on teams. We are a Nike school, but the store offers different brands for different price points for all budgets! There is a 25% off discount for the first 30 days! 
Spring Valley Sideline Fan Store

SAT/ACT Workshop

The SAT/ ACT preparation course through Attest Test Prep is being offered this school year. It takes place on February 4th, 2021 in person. The session is from 8:45 a.m.- 1:26 p.m. The concepts covered are Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Pre Calculus Grammatical Writing, Evidence Based Reading & Writing. Students will have breaks throughout and a half hour lunch break. Students can bring a lunch or bagged lunch will provided. Students attending the session will receive an excused absence for their participation.


Financial Aid 101 Tools to Pay for Your College Education

Financial Aid 101

Tools to Pay for Your College Education

( Spanish Presentation-Virtual)

Wednesday, February 2, 2022


Presenter: Ms. Alba Cobos, Office of Admissions | Georgia Southern University 

Sponsor: Richland Northeast High School (RNE) College Center

Open to all Richland School District 2 high school students, parents and guardians

Questions: Email Mrs. Cynthia James, RNE College Specialist,


Presentation will cover:

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)-What is FAFSA and Why Completed FAFSA?




Student Employment

Schedule Change Request



Richland Two sent out an update for employees and parents with information on the district’s updated isolation and quarantine procedures for schools released by S.C. DHEC on December 31, 2021.  We encourage you to thoroughly review this information by looking at the Covid-19 Update Newsletter. One important point to note in this update is related to students having to quarantine if they are identified as a close contact.  The below statement from this update outlines that if you are 16 years of age or older, you must have the initial vaccination series and the booster to avoid having to quarantine if considered a close contact.  Please review the Covid-19 Update Newsletter for complete details about this and other changes.

  • To avoid quarantine when identified as a close contact you must have received the vaccine doses you’re eligible for (completed initial vaccination series and booster for ages 16 and up, or completed initial vaccination series for ages 5-15).

Questions about your child being Covid-19 positive or is a close contact of someone who is Covid-19 positive, please contact our school nurse Elisabeth Walter at or by calling the Health Room at ext. 69092

Spring Musical Auditions Postponed

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the auditions for the spring musical- Into the Woods Jr have been postponed one week. Those who signed up for this Tuesday and Wednesday (January 18th and 19th) will automatically be moved to next Tuesday and Wednesday (January 25th and 26th ) please email Mrs. Curtis ( if you have questions. Auditions are open to any student at Spring Valley High School and you do not have to attend both days. Please pick up an Audition form outside of Mrs. Curtis’ Room- Room A119 and sign up for an Audition time outside her room as well.

Key Club’s Just Socks January!

Throughout January, Spring Valley Key Club will be hosting a sock drive to provide the homeless in our community with a warm pair of socks throughout the cold winter months. Other Spring Valley students, employees, and staff are welcome to join by donating or participating in our Sock Spirit Week, which will be from January 24th-28th (more information to come)! Drop off donations inside the box in the atrium or with Mrs. Reeves in room E303! All forms of participation are greatly appreciated!

South Carolina Federal Credit Union Scholarship

South Carolina Federal Credit Union is awarding a total of $45,000 to nine deserving students. We are looking for hardworking and dedicated students in South Carolina planning to pursue a post-secondary degree in fall 2022. More details, including the application and eligibility requirements, can be found here: South Carolina Federal Credit Union Scholarship.


We will once again be partnering with Tutors Across America to provide a discounted SAT Boot Camp over the dates of February 11th – 13th.   This camp will help students to prepare for the Spring SAT exams.

Schedule for the 3-Day (20-hour) SAT Weekend Boot Camp

Friday, February 11th              4:00pm-8:30pm 

Saturday, February 12th          9:00am-6:00pm (lunch break from 1:00-2:00)

Sunday, February 13th            9:00am-6:00pm (lunch break from 1:00-2:00)

The boot camps are averaging 150-200 point improvements, which represents a 20-40 percentile point increase in just one weekend.  This is a game-changer for your college admissions, as well as scholarships!

Regular Cost of Camp: $299

Discounted Cost: $149 for Spring Valley students.

Use coupon code  GOVIKINGS at checkout.

The camp includes two practice exams.  (actual past exams)

Tutors Across America’s Founder, Ryan Fitzgibbons

Achieved a perfect score on the SAT

Scored in the 99th percentile on the ACT (the highest you can get)

Member of Mensa High IQ Society

Completed Bachelors Degree in just 2 years

One of Kaplan’s highest rated teachers in the nation for student score improvement

His students earned over $25 Million in scholarships last year

How To Enroll in the SAT Boot Camp

1. Go to  

2. Scroll down through SAT COURSES to find your camp listing.

3. Enroll as directed.

4. Use coupon code GOVIKINGS at checkout. (you may use your code for any camp that works for you, including ACT and online camps)

100% free scholarships are available.  See your counselor for details.

After School Tutoring

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We will offer both on-campus and virtual tutoring options this year.  Offering both platforms allows us to provide more options for students to get academic assistance after school.  Please visit the SVHS Tutoring website for a complete schedule of the tutoring opportunities. 

A special thank you goes out to the Spring Valley Education Foundation for funding this important initiative.