"Elements In Motion"

An original mobile created in the style of Alexander Calder by the Blythe Academy Art Department.


Blythe won 2 Palmetto
 Gold Awards!!!


School Spotlight Video

Today is ... Friday, February 27, 2015
Two-Hour Delay ... Fri., Feb. 27th
Greenville County Schools and Offices will operate on a two-hour delay on Friday, February 27th.
Third Grade Trip to Columbia Postponed ...
Third Grade Students and Parents,

Tomorrow's weather forecast for Greenville has changed within the past two hours. Snow is a possibility by tomorrow morning. We have talked again with Emerald Tours re. The Columbia trip scheduled for tomorrow. It is their recommendation that we re-schedule our trip to another date based upon the revised weather forecast and their ability to cancel the buses without financial penalty for the school.

The third grade teachers will work closely with Emerald Tours to re-schedule this trip and communicate the new date to you as soon as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause your family, but the safety of our children must always be our first concern. Thank you for your support and understanding.
Attention Fifth Grade Parents ...
Just Released!!!
New dates for 2015 Statewide spring assessment!!!  Please mark the new dates on your calendars.  It is critical for your children to be in school on all testing dates. 

The ACT Aspire will be administered to students in grades 3-5 per the schedule below.  The assessments are timed, which is a change from past test administrations. 

            Tuesday, April 28                Writing & English/Language Arts
            Wednesday, April 29           Reading
            Thursday, April 30               Mathematics

The ACT Aspire tests range in length from 30-60 minutes, and consist of a writing prompt, and multiple choice and/or constructed response test items.

SC PASS will be given to students in Grades 4 & 5 in both Science and Social Studies per the schedule below.  These tests are untimed, and consist only of multiple choice items. 

           Thursday, May 7                   Science
            Friday, May 8                        Social Studies

Blythe Academy is thrilled!!!
Federal ESEA (Elementary and Secondary  Education Act) Accountability ratings were released on October 21, 2014.  Greenville County Schools earned a letter grade of B (89.1) on the 2014 ESEA federal accountability rating system. Seventy-seven of 84 district schools (92 percent) earned a grade of A, B or C. 

Blythe Academy is thrilled to have received a rating of 92.8% for a grade of A. 

Magnet Application Window
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(12:00 noon)
(Via e-mail, phone)
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2 Dec. 4
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 May 29
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5 May 30
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July 23,
Magnet Application
(Available Now)
Assessment Dates Frequently Asked Questions

Priscilla Hoffman, Magnet Coordinator

Important Message from the District ...
In an effort to decrease the spread of contagious illness at school, the school district would like to remind you of the following:

Return to School
English Version

Return to School
Spanish Verision
Mentors Matter!!!
Have you heard about the "Mentors Matter" Program" at Blythe? This program identifies students who need extra encouragement and support. Volunteers are matched with a student with whom they work with during the school year.                   More Details  
Extended Day Program ...
The Extended Day Program Parent Signature Page, located on the last page of the Parent Handbook, must be signed and returned to EDP at Blythe to the attention of Jo Kay, Director, or Holly Runnion, Assistant Director, by Tuesday, August 19th.  Please click on the link below to review the handbook and print the signature page.
   Parent Handbook
Additional Information and Forms Need:
Fees & Insurance Registration   Medical Sign-out
Keeping our kids safe ...
Help keep our children safe!!!  We are working in connection with SafeKidsUpstate.org   Please check out our monthly safety tips on ways to prevent childhood injury.
Monthly safety tips:  
January February March
SAVE Act Information for Parents
The Safe Access to Vital Epinephrine (SAVE) Act, recently approved by the South Carolina Legislature, allows school districts to store supplies of epinephrine auto-injectors for identified school staff to use in emergencies for students with allergic reactions. Click here for a protocol for schools document from Student Health Services.  Parents and guardians of students with known allergies should continue to provide Epi-pens for their children.
The Anaphylaxis Medication Authorization form must be completed by legal guardian and physician before medication can be brought to school. Click here to download the Anaphylaxis Medication Authorization Form.
Blythe Academy Earns International Award!!!

Blythe Academy has been named International Spanish Academy Elementary School of the Year!

The award was formally presented on May 23, 2013 at the Spanish Embassy in Washington, D.C.  From left to right, Ambassador Ramon Gil-Casares, Dr. Griffin, and Xavier Gisbert da Cruz.

IMPORTANT:  Sign In Procedure Update
Effective immediately.....

It is now District policy that all visitors/volunteers/guests to our buildings must be signed in by an office person and must have either a visitor or volunteer badge displayed on their body in plain sight at all times.

As a reminder, visitors and guests must present photo ID.  Please be patient as there may be some delays in getting everyone checked in during peak times, especially first thing in the morning so you may want to consider arriving a few minutes early.

Thank you for your support as our school implements this new policy for the continued safety of our children, their teachers, the staff and volunteers at Blythe Academy.
Health Room Policy Changes
Beginning in August 2010 - Due to changes in South Carolina policies governing the administration of prescription medication, we will no longer have a 10 day grace period before written physician authorization is required for all prescription medications.
  • Parents are required to bring prescription medication to school and provide Form MED-1 before any prescription medication may be left at the school.
  • If your child must self-administer medication at school Form MED-2 is required before medication is brought to school.
  • A  parent may provide written authorization for over-the-counter medication to be kept and administered in the health room using Form MED-3.

All Health Services procedures and guidelines and these forms are available at http://www.greenville.k12.sc.us/gcsd/depts/stuserv/health.asp

 "International Spanish
Academy  (ISA) Program
Blythe is thrilled to be a part of this wonderful program.  For more details, click on this link:  http://www.emfla.net/EOS/ISA.pdf

The ABC's of Blythe
for Parents
Cafeteria Details

The following price schedule should be used for the 2014 – 2015 School Year:
Paid Lunch - Student $2.20
Adult Lunch $3.50
Reduced Lunch $0.40
Paid Breakfast - Student $1.00
Adult Breakfast $2.00
Reduced Breakfast $0.30
Extra Milk $0.65
After School Snack  
Full Paid $0.60
Reduced $0.15
Charging of Meals & Alternate Meals
          English                  Spanish
Enrollment Information
If you are planning to enroll your child as a new student here at Blythe for the 2014-2015 school year, these two forms will provide you with detailed information about how to go about enrolling as well as what forms you will need to bring in order to complete the process.
  New Student Enrollment Form
English Version
Spanish Version
  Parent Enrollment Checklist
English Version
Spanish Version

Asbestos Free Design
See attached Statement of Asbestos Free Design for Blythe Elementary School.

Keep Our Schools Safe ...
Parents and others in the community play an important role in helping keep Greenville County Schools the safest place for our students, and your support is greatly appreciated.
                     More details ...

Common Core Standards
Factual answers to Common Core Standards Questions:

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Parent Seminar
To view the power point presentations from the Parent Seminar held in October, click on the following documents. This SIC sponsored parent seminar was intended to provide strategies and tips ways to support a student’s learning in a foreign language immersion program. For questions, please contact Rachel Balck at rachel@balckfamily.org
Strategies for Helping
 Our Children

How to Achieve Success
 in Immersion

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Greenville, SC  29605
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