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  • SC/Fort Stewart School District

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  • Mailing Address
  • Pierce Terrace School
  • 5715 Adams Court
  • Columbia, SC 29206
  • Principal: Dr. Andrea McClain
  • Phone: (803) 782-1772
  • Fax: (803) 738-8895

Pierce Terrace Elementary School

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Our School's Thanksgiving Luncheon!

You are invited to join us for our School's Annual Thanksgiving Luncheon with your child on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 in our school's cafeteria. If you plan to attend, please complete the Thanksgiving Luncheon form your child brings home from their classroom teacher this week. For more information about this event, please click onto the following link. More>>


*College and Career Ready Standards for Parents*

DoDEA's top priority for students is College and Career Readiness. Please click on to the following link which provides more information and resources about this important program focused on student success. More>>


Internet Safety and Security

Internet safety and security is a topic of ongoing concern for our DoDEA schools and indeed school systems across the nation. While the internet has revolutionized the way we communicate and access information, the benefits of an open and global online experience comes with risks for our children. Please click on to the following link to read more information about how we expect our students to use the internet safely.  More>>


CONUS Education Options Assessment (CEOA)

The Department has initiated a study, CONUS Education Options Assessment (CEOA) by the National Defense Research Institute (RAND). The objective of the study is to recommend options that most effectively balance cost, quality and implementation considerations. For additional information please click here>>

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*Fort Jackson Schools Wellness Policy*

Fort Jackson Schools has establish a Wellness Policy that promotes and protects Fort Jackson students’ health, well-being, and their ability to learn by supporting healthy eating and physical activity. If you would like to learn more about our Wellness Policy, please click onto this link>>DoDEA Health and Wellness Program: School Meal Program.


*Volunteers Needed*

Please click here to view information about becoming a volunteer for our school. We'd be happy to have you!



Our School's Vision

Pierce Terrace and Community UNITED Building Lifelong Learners for the 21st Century.

DoDEA's Mission Statement

Educate, Engage, and Empower Each student to succeed in a dynamic world.

DoDEA's Vision Statement

To be among the world’s leaders in education, enriching the lives of military-connected students and the communities in which they live.



Mark Your Calendars!

11-Nov No School-Veteran's Day/Federal Holiday
13-Nov No School for PreK & PSCD -Teacher Trimester Reporting Day
18-Nov Our School's Thanksgiving Luncheon
19-Nov Fort Jackson Schools' Parent Workshop @ 8:30 at CCP
21-Nov Military Family Appreciation FUN FAIR (10AM-2PM) to be held at the Solomon Center
25-27 Nov No School-Thanksgiving Break
Nov. 30 & Dec 1 STOMP (Specialized Training of Military Parents)
3-Dec Q2 Interim Progress Reports Grade K-1
18-Dec 1/2 Day Dismissal at 11:30 - No School for PreK / No PSCD
21 Dec-1 Jan No School - Winter Break

2015-2016 School's Calendar

College and Career Ready Standards for Parents

M-T-W-F Schedule

School Starts for Grades K-2 @ 8:00
First Bell: 7:55
Tardy Bell: 8:00
School Dismissal for Grades K-2 @  2:45

School Start & Dismissal for PreK- AM: 8:00-10:35
School Start & Dismissal for PreK- PM: 12:10-2:45

**Thursday Schedule-EARLY RELEASE DAY**
School Start & Dismissal for Grades K-2 at 8:00AM-1:30PM

School Start & Dismissal for PreK AM: 8:00-10:10
School Start & Dismissal for PreK PM: 11:20-1:30

DODEA-Wide Attendance Policy

New Student Online Pre-Registration

DoDEA Immunization Requirements

Pandemic Influenza Planning and Information


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