Camden Elementary School

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School Announcements

  • Field Day - Postponed

    Due to weather conditions and concerns about student safety on a wet field, we have decided to postpone our field day for a later date in April.  We will notify you of the new field day date once we return from Spring Break. 

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  • Spirit Week - Month of the Military Child

    April is the Month of the Military Child.  We will honor our military families with a spirit week sponsored by our CES Military Kids Club. All students and faculty members are invited to participate.  

      

    Monday, April 12 - Red, White and Blue Day

    Tuesday, April 13 - Pajama Day

    Wednesday, April 14 - Super Hero Day

    Thursday, April 15 - Camouflage Day

    Friday, April 16 - Purple Up Day

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  • Dress Code

    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. 

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  • Tardies

    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.

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  • 1st GRADE.... GO FISH!! 

    Save the Date for an amazing show performed by our 1st grade students on Thursday, May 6th at 6:30pm in the Camden Elementary Gym! 1st Grade Teachers have sent home a letter and form to be returned to school to assist in our number count. It is VERY important you return the form by Friday, March 26th so we can begin ordering costumes and teaching students their special parts. All students are welcome to participate! 

     We are so excited to share our program but need to keep our students and families safe. Due to Covid-19 safety precautions, each student will only be allowed two guests to attend the show. Seats in the gym will be spaced out according to CDC guidelines. We will stream LIVE on Facebook on our CES Facebook page at the same time of the performance for those who may not be able to attend.  Thank you for your continued support and understanding!

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  • The Art Show is Coming!

    Camden Elementary will have it’s very first virtual art show on May 10 - 17.  This is the beloved framed art show that our school does each year.  Parents and family will be able to view and purchase original works and replicas of their favorite little artist artwork, online.  The price will be $25.00 for each framed artwork.  More information to follow!  

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  • Boy in Mask

    Mask Reminder

    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.

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  • A Note from Mrs. Goodwin

    Spring is a time for renewal and new beginnings and I am excited about this beautiful weather we are having.  During the month of April, we will celebrate our military families with a fun spirit week and a special sign dedication ceremony.  Military families sacrifice so much during the school year and we want to show our appreciation to all of them.  

     

    This is also the end of the 3rd quarter.  We only have 1 more quarter left in the school year.  Our goal this year is to earn trophies in reading and math using the Exact Path program.  Please allow your children to continue earning trophies during their free time at home.  Exact Path is a program that targets individual student needs. All students have individualized trophy goals to earn before the end of the school year.  It’s not too late to earn a reading and/or a math medal.  Let’s work on our Exact Path.   

     

    We also have a plan to install our shade structure this month.  Please look for details about our playground dedication ceremony that will take place after the installation.  As always, thank you for supporting Camden Elementary School where we are Galloping to Greatness!

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  • 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 rhonda.shireyware@kcsdschools.net

     

    General guidance can be obtained through the DHEC Care Line 1-855-4-SCDHEC (1-855-472-3432).

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  • Trophy Clip Art

    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. 

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  • Apple in Mask

    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 betty.elmore@kcsdschools.net.

     

    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 rhonda.shireyware@kcsdschools.net.

     

    We appreciate your support while we make every effort to ensure student safety during the school day!

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  • 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
    esupport@kcsdschools.net

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  • Colt in CarArrival & 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. 

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  • Be Great Academy Flyer

    Be Great Academy

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    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.

    $55/week

    One time $25 registration fee

    Sliding Scale based on household income

     

    INCLUDING:

    • Homework help
    • Nationally recognized programs
    • Sports & recreation
    • The arts and S.T.E.M.
    • Education & career development
    • Snack & much more

     

    Register now Online at

    kershaw.begreatacademy.com

     

    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.

     

    Find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @BGCKershaw.

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Menus (now using MealViewer)

  • KCSD Menus (now using MealViewer)

    Our school cafeteria is now using MealViewer for our breakfast & lunch menus.  You can view our menus in MealViewer now or view this video to find out more!

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