A Note from Mrs. Goodwin
I would like to welcome all of our families to the 2020 school year. We are BUBBLING with EXCITEMENT this year and ready to kick off the year with our virtual and face to face students. Our faculty and staff put in a lot of extra effort the last few weeks to ensure a safe and nurturing environment for all of our CES colts. Our traditional school day will look different this year, but we are dedicated to make sure we continue striving for excellence and Galloping to Greatness at Camden Elementary School.
This year's theme is WE ARE...CES! WE ARE going to provide engaging learning experiences for our CES colts and encourage creativity this school year. WE ARE following our Kershaw County School District’s Reopening Plan. WE ARE going to have an amazing school year and continue to work as a TEAM and meet the needs of all of our CES colts. I am looking forward to seeing everyone very soon!!!
-Mrs. Goodwin, Principal of Camden Elementary School
Meet the Teacher Drive Through
We are BUBBLING with EXCITEMENT about our very first drive-through Meet the Teacher Event. Special Education classes and Pre-K - 2nd grade families will participate on Tuesday, September 1 from 5:30 - 6:30 pm. 3rd - 5th grade families will participate on Wednesday, September 2 from 5:30 - 6:30 pm.
Tuesday, September 1 (5:30 - 6:30 pm)
Special Education classes, PreK, and Kindergarten families will use the Bus Circle to Meet their teachers. Families will enter the bus circle using Laurens Street.
1st and 2nd grade families will use the Car Rider entrance to meet their teachers and enter using Lyttelton Street.
Wednesday, September 2 (5:30 - 6:30 pm)
5th grade families will use the Bus Circle to Meet their teachers. Families will enter the bus circle using Laurens Street.
3rd and 4th grade families will use the Car Rider entrance to meet their teachers and enter using Lyttelton Street.
First Day of School Procedures
Tuedsday, September 8
The first day of school will look differently this year. Parents will not be allowed to walk face to face students to class. However, we will have faculty and staff members available to assist students and to make sure everyone arrives in the right location. If you are unable to drop off school supplies at our Meet the Teacher Nights, please make sure when you bring them on the first day of school that they are labeled with your child’s name and the teacher’s name.
Please make sure your child’s teacher knows the method of transportation in the afternoon for your child. We will collect this information during our meet the teacher nights. If you are unable to attend this event, then please email your child’s teacher before the first day of school.
Virtual (eCampus) Students
Many of our virtual students received their Chromebooks during LEAP week. If you were unable to participate in LEAP week, you will receive your Chromebook at your designated meet the teacher night. Please contact the school if you need to make an appointment to pick up your child’s device at another time. All virtual students need to have their devices before the first day of school.
Our eCampus teachers will also have appointment sign-ups for MAP testing and other assessments that must be completed within the first 10 days of schools for all students at our Meet the Teacher nights.
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.
We appreciate your support while we make every effort to ensure student safety during the school day!
Arrival & Dismissal Times
Our car rider area and walker area will open at 7:10 am. The school day will begin at 7:30 am. Students arriving after 7:35 am will be marked tardy. We will begin dismissal promptly at 2:30 pm daily. Please make sure your child’s teacher knows the mode of afternoon transportation.
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.
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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We would like to thank you for all of the wonderful gifts for Teacher Appreciation Week. Mrs. Goodwin and Mrs. White had fun passing out the gifts in the front circle. Mrs. Graham also helped with passing out the gifts. We are so lucky to have CEP and the parents at our school!
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
CES Colts and eLearning
We are proud of our CES Colts and the hard work they have done on eLearning. We cannot wait to see you again!