Change in Learning Option Procedure:
Below is a timeline that we will utilize for changing your learning option if you choose to do so.
Sept. 21-Oct. 2
Request for change in learning option
School planning and scheduling
Parent/guardian notification of new teacher assignment
New Learning Option Begins
You will need to request the change in learning option from the email address on file in your child’s PowerSchool account. If you have more than one child at Blaney, please include your child’s name in your request. You will need to request the change through the Google Form posted on here or the Blaney Elementary School Facebook page during the weeks of September 21st - October 2nd. We will not be able to take any requests dated after October 2, 2020. Please be aware that your child will have a different teacher when changing from the Virtual to Face to Face or from Face to Face to Virtual option of learning. During the week of October 5th-9th, we will be planning and scheduling new learning options for students. You will be contacted by October 9th with your child’s new teacher assignment. We will welcome your child into their new learning option on Monday, October 12, 2020.
IMPORTANT: We will not be able to make any additional changes from synchronous and asynchronous to face-to-face until the end of the first grading period - November 9th. Therefore, your child(ren) will be locked into the chosen learning option until November 9th.
Thank you for entrusting us with the education of your children. If you have any questions, please call the school at 803-438-3241.
Important School Opening Details
For the time bening, parents will not be able to enter the building due to COVID 19. This is a district-wide procedure that has been implemented for the safety of our students. We are also not allowing anyone to get out of their car. Please stay in the car rider line. We have a Fevver system that will be in place to check our student's temperatures as they enter the building so you will put others at risk if you walk up while our line at the front door is in place. This is for all of our students to get through safely and properly. All students should have a mask on when they get out of the car.
School begins promptly at 7:30 with the car rider line starting at 7:00. Students must be in their seat and ready to learn at 7:30.
Dismissal will normally begin at 2:35 but during the first week of school, we will begin dismissal at 2:15 as we get our students accustomed to the beginning of the school year. We will begin 2:35 dismissal during the second week of school.
Dismissal will end promptly at 3:00.
From the Nurse:
When sending your student to school, please be mindful of the SC DHEC school exclusion list through this link: School and Childcare Exclusion Brochure for Parents. Our School nurses and staff will be following these guidelines closely throughout the school year.
It is imperative that students are well prior to coming to school. It is also important to practice mask wear and social distancing in our community, as well as, at school. This is to ensure the health of our students and faculty.
If your student requires medication at school, the forms needed can be found at Kershaw County School District’s website: Kershaw County School District Nurses. This webpage will inform you of important medication policies. The first day of school I will be in the lobby to accept medications with a doctor's order, thereafter you will need to make an appointment with me to drop off.
If your student or a family member in the same household has a positive COVID-19 test, please contact Robin Mathis,RN at firstname.lastname@example.org or 803-438-3241 with the name of your student, the date of diagnosis, and your testing facility.
BES 2020-21 Yearbook Presale
We are currently taking preorders for our 2020-2021 yearbook. This year's yearbook will cost $20 and you may preorder at this link or mail your payments to:
Blaney Elementary School
Attn: Melissa Emmons
1621 Smyrna Rd. Elgin, SC. 29045
(please include your child's name on the check)
Delayed start is every Wednesday. Breakfast will be served at the regular time, and school buses will run on a normal schedule. Schools will operate the car rider line at both the regular and delayed start times. Students who arrive at school at the normal time will have constructive activities supervised by KCSD staff. Students who come at the delayed start time will have limited breakfast options.
A Message from the PrincipalDear Blaney Families,
It is an honor and privilege for me to serve as your principal. Blaney is truly the heart of Elgin and we have the best kids in all of Kershaw County. We also have the very best parents around! This community is so kind and positive. Your love for Blaney is very evident. Student safety is my number one priority with instruction following very close behind! Thank you for trusting me with your precious children each and every day.
If you ever need me, please stop by the school or give me a call. Relationships are critical in all that we do in education. At Blaney, our goal is to love, empower and grow each child as they develop socially and academically.