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Fresh Start 2018
Class of ‘22

When:  Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Parent Schedule
Auditorium 8:45 am - 10:00 am
Marion Kelly, Assistant Administrator
Jeff Temoney, Principal
Building Logistics
Joe Paschal, Assistant Principal
Paul Dobyns, Assistant Principal
School Counseling
Bernice Spain, Director of School Counseling
Stacey Baker, Assistant Principal
Student Services
Sean Glover, Assistant Principal
Family Support
Venesia Johnson, Social Worker
Tim Hunter, Athletic Director
Health Services
Jennifer Hutter, School Nurse
Q&A with parents

Student Schedule  
Starts/Ends in Main Gym 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

8:00 – 9:10 Gym open for student arrival

9:10 – 9:20 Dismiss to class

9:20 – 9:30 Homeroom
9:35 – 9:45 1st Period
9:50 – 10:00 2nd Period
10:05 – 10:15 3rd Period
10:20 – 10:30 4th Period
10:35 – 10:45 5th Period
10:50– 11:00 6th Period
11:05 – 11:15 7th Period
11:15 – 11:40 Lunch (free of charge to all students)

11:45 – 12:07 Group A in Cafeteria
Group B in Gym
12:12 – 12:35 Group A in Gym
Group B in Cafeteria
12:40 – 1:00   “Stay Groovy” Block Party and Mixer in Gym
1:00 Dismiss from Gym to buses and car pick up

Students with green schedules are Group A students.
Students with gold schedules are Group B students.

The breakout session in the cafeteria will cover academic and disciplinary issues.
   Welcome: Mr. Temoney, Principal
Academic Issues:   Mrs. Bernice Spain, School Counselor Director
    Student Services:   Mrs. Venesia Johnson, School Social Worker
    Discipline Issues:   Mr. Sean Glover, Assistant Principal for Discipline

The breakout session in the gym will cover extracurricular activities and athletics.
    Health Room:   Mrs. Jennifer Hutter, School Nurse
     Extracurricular Activities: Mrs. Olisa Ashford, Student Activities Director
     Athletics:   Mr. Tim Hunter, Athletic Director

We Missed Orientation! What Do We Do?

For students and parents who missed orientation this week, below is information to make sure you are ready for the first day of school on August 22nd!

Make sure you have completed your Annual Registration and Free and Reduced Meal Application before the first day of school.

Girl looking up, green chalkboard background with white question marksFEES

Fees can be paid online through Parent Portal.


Student schedules on Parent Portal are current. All students will receive a copy of their schedule on the first day of school. 

Freshmen students will receive a copy of their schedule at Fresh Start on Tuesday, August 22nd.

If students have a schedule conflict or want to make a schedule change request please go to  and submit your request.

Reminder: 2018-2019 SVHS Sophomore and Freshmen Orientation is Tomorrow, August 16th

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2018 -2019 SVHS Sophomore and Freshmen Orientation
Thursday, August 16, 2018

Student orientation/registration for Sophomores and Freshmen will be held on Thursday, August 16. Students will register by grade level and last name. Please make sure that you arrive during your designated time.

Please make sure you have completed the Annual Registration before coming to orientation.

**We are only able to collect cash or check for student fees during orientation. If you wish to pay with a credit/debit card, you will need to pay your fees through Parent Portal. 


Sophomore Schedule:
Last name begins with    A - I     August 16   9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Last name begins with   J  - Q    August 16   10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Last Name begins with   R – Z    August 16   11:00 – 12:00 p.m.

Freshmen Schedule:
Last name begins with    A –E     August 16    2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Last name begins with.   F - K     August 16    3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Last name begins with    L - P     August 16    4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Last name begins with   Q - Z     August 16     5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Destination #1

(Location: Commons)

Please get into the correct line based on the student’s last name.
Last name begins with:

          Line #1                       Line #2                               Line #3                    Line#4
           A‐B                             C-D                                     E-F                          G-I
            J-L                              T-V                                     N-P                          Q-R
            S                                   M                                      W                             X-Z

Your School Counselor will determine if a change can be made to your schedule.  If you wish to speak with a counselor today, please go to the Counseling Department. You will need to sign in with the receptionist to see a counselor.

Destination #2
(Location: Commons)

When you get your schedule, you will also receive a fee sheet. If you wish to pay those today, you may go to the Fees station. Pay attention to the signs so you do not get into the wrong line! There are (4) lines.  You may choose any line.
(Look for the shortest line)

***Fees may be paid online prior to orientation/registration. PLEASE have a copy of your receipt with you if you paid prior to orientation.

Destination #3
(Location: Commons)

Lockers are $5, and may be paid when you pay your school fees.  You will be able to get your locker and locker combination today.

***If you pay for a locker with your school fees, simply take your receipt to the locker table as proof of payment.
***You may also pay for a locker with cash or check.

Destination #4
Yearbook Pictures:
(Location: Commons)

If you are a freshman, sophomore or junior, please proceed to the picture area to have your yearbook picture taken.  Make checks payable to Lifetouch.

Destination #5
Student IDs:
(Location: Media Center)

Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors
will pick-up their ID’s during orientation. Upperclassmen
WILL NOT be allowed to have another picture taken during this time.


You will have your picture taken during orientation and receive it at that time.

Destination #6
(Location: C148)

A current SV parking tag must be purchased if a student will be parking on campus.  Parking tags can be purchased for $25. Please read the parking agreement and complete the attached registration form.

Note: All student drivers must take Alive @25 before they can receive a parking decal.

Parking Agreement

Additional Destinations

Student Council
School Club Information
Bus Transportation Forms

School Counseling Department

New Enrollment
Form Pick-up ( Course Waivers, Early Dismissal, & Virtual SC)
Proof of Residency

Counselors will only be Seeing Pre - Scheduled New Enrollment Appointments. If students have a schedule conflict or want to make a schedule change request please go to  and submit your request.

***Frequently asked questions***

Will my student receive their textbook during orientation?
No. Textbooks will be distributed during the 1st week of school.

Will my student be able to receive their chromebook?
Students will receive information during the first week of school regarding chromebooks.

If I have more than one student to register, may I register them at one time?
Yes.  If you have more than one student, you may register them at the same time.

What fees can be paid online?
You can pay your student general fees, course fees, athletic participation fees, parking fees and locker fees.

If I don’t have a Parent Portal account, where do I go to set it up?
Go to and click on “Create Account.”
You will need an email address and the date of birth and Student ID number (listed on your child’s schedule) for each of your children. For additional questions, please refer to this Parent Portal presentation.

Can I pay my students fees online prior to coming to orientation?
Yes.  If you would like to avoid the lines, simply print a copy of your online receipt and bring it with you to orientation.  You will need to show your receipt if your student will be getting a locker or parking decal.

2018-2019 SVHS Senior and Junior Orientation is Tomorrow, August 15th

Orientation in green lettering with a yellow arrow

2018 -2019 SVHS Senior and Junior Orientation
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Student orientation/registration for Seniors and Juniors will be held on Wednesday, August 15. Students will register by grade level and last name. Please make sure that you arrive during your designated time.

Please make sure you have completed the Annual Registration before coming to orientation.

Senior Schedule:
Last name begins with   A - I August 15 9:00 – 10:00   a.m.
Last name begins with  J - Q August 15 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Last Name begins with  R – Z August 15 11:00 – 12:00 p.m.

Junior Schedule:
Last name begins with.  A - I August 15 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Last name begins with.  J - Q August 15 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Last Name begins with   R – Z August 15 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Schedule Changes
To make a schedule change please refer to the following instructions from the School Counseling office:

*No requests can be guaranteed, courses are based on availability
*Schedules with missing periods are considered incomplete and will have priority
*A study hall on your schedule may indicate that the elective course you requested is no longer available or is full.
*Requests to be placed with specific teachers will not be processed.
*Counselors will be updating schedules daily. Please check your parent or student portal for new updates.
*Final schedules will be available in your Homeroom classes on the first day of school.

If students have a schedule conflict or want to make a schedule change request please go to and submit your request.

SVHS Student All-Sports Passes Available for Purchase at Orientation or Online at GoFan

Do you have a student who loves attending sporting events?  If you do, start their year off right with the purchase of an SVHS Student All-Sports Pass!  SVHS Student All-Sports passes will be available for purchase at Orientation on August 15th and 16th.  Cost is $50 per student pass. 

All-Sports passes and individual game tickets are also available online at GoFan. Below is a list of prices for the current available tickets. 

Currently Available Tickets at GoFan:
  • SVHS Student All-Sports Passes - $50.00
  • All-Sports Passes - $95.00
  • Varsity Football Season Tickets - $36.00
  • B/JV Football Season Tickets - $20.00
  • Varsity Football Single Game Tickets - $7.00
  • B/JV Football Single Game Tickets - $5.00
  • Volleyball Season Tickets - $30
  • Volleyball Single Game Tickets - $5

Reminder: "To Do List" for Spring Valley Parents

Black Clipboard with "To Do List" written in Red letters

Before student orientation on August 15 and 16, please complete two important "To Do List" items. Annual Registration is required to be completed before a student can go through orientation. 

1. Annual Registration

For the 2018–2019 school year, Richland School District Two will again be using an online process for providing annual proof of residence, verifying student information, and reviewing and completing Parent/Legal Guardian agreements.
Annual Registration FAQs
2. Free and Reduced Meal Application

All students are eligible to apply for the Meal Value Plan (MVP), which may help your child/children receive school meals for free or at a reduced price. Family applications are distributed to all students during the first day of school.

Students who attended schools in Richland Two last year and were on the Meal Value Plan MUST complete a new application for eligibility of extended benefits each school year. If you do not reapply, all meal prices will automatically change to full price. New students applying for the Meal Value Plan are responsible for paying regular breakfast/lunch prices until benefits are issued.
Online Applications

We look forward to seeing everyone at Student Orientation on August 15-16!

SAVE THE DATE: Saying Grace Community Hunger Project

Yellow Sticky Note with "Save the Date" written in black letters
September 22nd 2018 • 9:00AM-11:30AM
Location: Spring Valley High School

Spring Valley Baptist Church and Feeding Children Everywhere are partnering together to package 100,000 healthy meals for hungry children in the greater Columbia area. This event will be taking place at Spring Valley High School. Currently, 18% of people living in South Carolina face hunger every day. Through this Hunger Project, YOU are helping feed those hungry bellies. There will be great music, good fun and a volunteer experience like no other!