Now that the weather is warming up, please remember to make sure shorts and skirts are fingertip length. No cut off, or midriff shirts allowed. Also, no see-through or spaghetti strapped shirts are allowed. If you have any questions, please review the student dress code section located in your child’s blue student agenda.
All students who arrive after 7:35am are considered tardy. After Spring Break, a sign will be posted at the gym doors that will notify you that you will need to drive around to the front parking lot, park, and walk with your child into the foyer to sign in using a valid SC identification card. Students may not be dropped off in the front parking lot as students MUST be signed in by a parent or guardian. Please remember that our doors open at 7:00am daily. Thank you for your cooperation and helping us keep our students safe.
We are giving out multiple masks in the mornings. Please make sure you send your child to school with a mask daily. Cotton masks can be washed and reused daily. Find a spot in your house where masks can be kept, so children can easily remember to get it when you are headed to school in the mornings.
A Note from Mrs. Goodwin
This has definitely been a school year we will never forget. Our students, teachers, faculty, staff and community made history as one of the only school districts to reopen 5 days a week for the entire school year. It has been a remarkable journey and I am so grateful to our CES family for all of your support! Not only did we make history, but we continued to maintain normal routines. This is our final quarter and I know we are going to work hard to finish strong.
We will have end of the year awards day programs and celebrations. Our programs will be face to face in our multi-purpose room. Guests will be limited to two per student, Considerations will be made for any custodial guardians. We will maintain social distancing at our celebrations. Temperatures will be checked upon arrival and masks will need to be worn during the program. We are looking forward to celebrating our CES students this year.
Notes from Nurse Rhonda
Please monitor your child and if they are experiencing any type of illness, please keep them at home. Always practice good hand hygiene, remind them to cover coughs and sneezes, and how to properly wear their masks.
Per DHEC, Quarantine means:
*Your child will be required to stay home and not come into contact with other people during this time. They should not play with other children even if they feel well. Someone being quarantined should not attend school, daycare, or participate in any extracurricular activities. It is possible to spread the virus to others while being asymptomatic.
*Keep your child separate from other family members who may be at high risk, such as the elderly or those with health conditions.
While adapting to our new normal, a quarantine plan for your child may need to be in place. If your child is considered a close contact to a positive COVID-19 case or tests positive for COVID-19, quarantine times can range from 7 days to 24 days.
Please contact me if your child or household member tests positive for COVID-19 or if your child is quarantined by another facility or DHEC. 803-425-8960 or firstname.lastname@example.org
General guidance can be obtained through the DHEC Care Line 1-855-4-SCDHEC (1-855-472-3432).
Exact Path Trophy Challenge
This year reading and math medals will be given based on trophies earned in Exact Path. Students must reach their trophy goal for 6 out of 8 months in both math and reading. Teachers set individual goals for students each month. Encourage your child to participate, so they can receive their math and reading medals at the end of the year.
Face to Face Student Updates
In order to ensure student safety, shareable snacks will not be allowed at school this year. If you would like to purchase snacks or treats for your child’s class to share, you are welcome to utilize our Food Services snack time service. Please contact our cafeteria manager, Mrs. Elmore if you would like to order using this service at least 2 weeks in advance of the date the treats are needed. She can be reached at email@example.com.
You may send a packed lunch to school or your child may eat the school lunch, but we are not allowing parents to drop off food from other locations during the school day.
Parents please make sure you send your child with all supplies and material needed for school daily. If you forget something, you will be able to drop it off in our foyer outside of the office. You will need to label the item with your child’s name and the teacher’s name. We will collect the item from the area and deliver it to the classroom.
Our water fountains can not be used at this time. Please send a labeled refillable water bottle with your child, so they can have access to water during the school day.
Please make sure your child comes to school with a mask on daily. Masks will be required in the building. Students will need to wear a face mask. Face shields are not allowed.
Remember, do not send your child to school if they are sick. We check temperatures at school daily. If your child or anyone in your household is positive with COVID-19, please notify our school nurse, Rhonda Shirey-Ware at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We appreciate your support while we make every effort to ensure student safety during the school day!
Coronavirus and eLearning Information
Please go to kcsdschools.net/coronavirus for the most recent information about the KCSD response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
eLearning Tech Support Helpline
If you need Tech support during this time, please contact the eLearning Tech Support Helpline between 8am and 8pm.
(803) 425-8916 or
Arrival & Dismissal
Arrival: 7:00 am (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday)
Arrival: 8:10 am (Wednesday - Delayed Start)
Dismissal: 2:30 pm - Please make sure students are picked up by 2:45 pm daily.
Parents, please remember to display your child’s car rider tag during afternoon dismissal. If you need additional tags they can be purchased for $1 in the office or just send the $1 and a note with your child to their teacher. ALL cars MUST display a tag.
Be Great Academy
Powered by: Boys and Girls Clubs
Open to K-5th Grade
Mon-Fri 2:30pm - 6:30pm
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM
We will follow all district and DHEC guidelines for a COVID-19 safe program.
One time $25 registration fee
Sliding Scale based on household income
- Homework help
- Nationally recognized programs
- Sports & recreation
- The arts and S.T.E.M.
- Education & career development
- Snack & much more
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We believe every child deserves the highest quality after school care and that every family should be able to afford that care. Our rates are based upon the family's ability to pay. Tuition assistance is offered based upon verified household income. For assistance with registration, please contact us to speak with a member representative at 803-231-3300.
Be Great Academy is presented by Boys & Girls Clubs of Kershaw County, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.
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