Let’s talk about FEVER and INFLUENZA… It’s coming!!
Typically, we see an uptick in Jan./Feb. of flu. Parents, we ask that you keep your child at home when they are sick to prevent the spread of illnesses at school. All Kershaw County schools follow the DHEC exclusion and return to school guidelines as follows:
- FEVER ONLY- Keep your child home for a fever of 101 degrees or higher. Your child may return to school with a parent note when the fever is gone.
- Flu, Influenza, or influenza-like illness (ILI) is defined as an oral temperature of greater than 100 degrees, with a cough and/or sore throat for which there is no other known cause.
- A child will be excluded for a fever of 100 degrees with a cough and/or sore throat.
- Your child can return to school with a parent note when the fever is gone for at least 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medications.
If you have any questions regarding DHEC guidelines for school, please don’t hesitate to call me. As always, frequent hand washing and cough etiquette will help control the spread of infection. Annual influenza vaccination is the best prevention for flu.
803-438-8000, ext. 5219, Annah J. Deal, BSN, RN LES School Nurse
Girls on the Run Information
Lugoff Elementary will be hosting a Girls on the Run team for the Spring. All girls in grades 3 - 5 are eligible to participate but the team is limited to the first 15 applicants. LES students are eligible for the Early Bird Registration which is open from 12/15/19 - 1/7/2020. Early Bird registrants receive a $10 discount. Regular registration is open from 1/8/2020 - 2/12/2020.
Practice will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30-4:00. The season will run from Tuesday 2/4/20 through Thursday 4/23/20. The final race will be on Saturday, April 25th.
LES/Kershaw County Reading Teacher of the Year
Join us in congratulating 4th grade teacher, Mrs. Brantley Smith, not only as LES's 2019-20 Reading Teacher of the Year but also as the Kershaw County School District Reading Teacher of the Year! Mrs. Smith is a wonderful teacher and colleague. She loves what she does and it shows. LES is fortunate to have her as part of our family. We know she will represent our school and distrcit well. Proud of you, Mrs. Smith!
"HEALTHY SLEEP FOR THE HOLIDAYZZZ" (The Alliance for a Healthier Generation)"The holidays can be a busy and exciting time, filled with schedule changes, travel, and special events. Make the most of the season by staying well-rested." These practical tips for better rest and sleep habits will help you and your family have a healthier holiday season. Click on the link and enjoy the season by putting these tips into practice!Annah J. Deal, BSN, RN, LES School Nurse
PLEASE NOTE TIMES ARE NEW!School Day - 7:30 AM- 2:30 PMTardy - 7:30 AM (Students must be in their classrooms!)Car Rider (7:00 - 7:30 AM)Breakfast (7:00 - 7:30 AM)Students dismissed to classrooms - 7:20 AMInstruction begins at 7:30 AM