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Principal's Message

Principal Whitfield

Greetings Wildcat Families!

The 2020-2021 school year will be starting soon! This year, our theme is "Let's Have Fun, Cover Your Bases" and the academic focus will be improving our students’ skills in all content areas while enhancing our STEAM initiative here at Fairfield Magnet School for Math and Science. We pride ourselves on teaching the core curriculum and differentiate instruction, so we can meet the needs of all students. We are preparing our students to be successful by increasing the higher level of questioning and teachers are encouraged to increase engagement, innovative practices, and rigor in their classroom.

Education is truly a partnership in which teachers and parents share a common vision and common goals for children. An important aspect of that relationship is communication. Teachers will make every effort to provide meaningful, ongoing information to parents and we want to encourage parents to keep in contact with their children’s teachers. Whether parents have a question, a suggestion, or perhaps a concern, it is important to let the teacher know. The relations will be especially important this year because students will predominantly receive instruction virtually. Additionally, students will be identified to potentially receive face to face instruction based on specific grade level and/or specific needs.

I am proud of our students' accomplishments from the past school year. I am equally proud of what the faculty and staff were able to accomplish with the sudden transfer to virtual learning in March.

I look forward to a year of working with you to assure success for your student in 2020-2021. We will continue to be an excellent school, full of outstanding students, teachers, and staff, which are supported by a great community. Please help us provide the best academic and arts experience for your students this year.


"There is a brilliant child lock inside every student" ~ Marva Collins

Dr. Whitfield

Palmetto’s Finest Principal