Making Everyday COUNT
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PARENTS: MEDICATION PICK UP
Thank you for providing medication to meet the health care needs of your child while at school. It’s time to start planning for medication pick up! This includes any extra daily medication, over the counter medication, and all emergency medication. All medication must be picked up from the health room by a parent/guardian by the end of the school year, 05/26/2023, by 12:00 PM.
May 22-26, while attending end of the year celebrations, awards ceremonies, and early dismissal days 5/25, 5/26, are ideal times to accomplish this important end of the year step.
For safety reasons, I do not send medication home with students. Any medication left at school will be disposed of promptly, as medication may not be stored over the summer.
***** Please contact me if you need to make other arrangements. 803-438-8000 *****
Have a safe and wonderful summer! Nurse Deal
Please mark your calendars!
Playground GuidelinesA Message from Dr. Lloyd:As you know, our school's playgrounds and newly established walking trail are open for community use, but there are guidelines. Please find attached a copy of the board policy so that we can keep our grounds safe, clean, and accessible for all of its users. The main thing we are having issues with right now are users bringing their pets onto the playgrounds. Please note that this is not allowed. We hope that you enjoy having access to these areas!
The Alliance for a Healthier Generation is pleased to announce that LES has been named to their 2022 list of America's Healtiest Schools! Congrats, Counts!
Important Transportation Videos
The following videos show you our car rider and walker procedures. Please take time to review both of these before school starts, in order to familiarize yourselves with our expectations and to keep everyone safe.
Is your child getting the recommended hours of sleep?
How many hours of sleep are enough?
According to sleep expert Dr. Timothy Morgenthaler, M.D. of Mayo Sleep Clinic, children 3-5 years should have 10-13 hours of quality sleep per 24 hours, and children 6-12 years, 9-12 hours per 24 hours. Depending on your child’s morning wake up schedule, a practical bedtime for most elementary age school children is about 8 p.m.
“For kids, getting the recommended amount of sleep on a regular basis is linked with better health, including improved attention, behavior, learning, memory, the ability to control emotions, quality of life, and mental and physical health.”
Eric J. Olson, M.D. Mayo Clinic
As always, a nutritious and healthy diet, plenty of water and low-sugar beverages for hydration, frequent hand washing to help prevent illness, and the recommended hours of sleep will help your child be their very best for a great school day at LES, where everyday COUNTS!
Annah J. Deal, BSN, RN, LES School Nurse
School Influenza Fact Sheet English - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1tttTygT4atF6iepGAypjNDSWbF7EYKXlGkhU6MvY7YM/edit?usp=sharing
School Influenza Fact Sheet Spanish - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1wUXQWbM6hgech_8Rbdg9BbD0Mh8etCRhXUocg8Czmfc/edit?usp=sharing
STRATEGIES FOR EVERYDAY OPERATIONS
*To report a positive COVID-19 case, please visit: https://www.kcsdschools.net/
covidreport. The information contained in these forms is confidential and will be directed to your school nurse.
SC DHEC Resources:
Please refer to the following links regarding any childhood illnesses.
COVID-19 Isolation (Positive Test) Guidance for School Use (scdhec.gov)
Staying Home from School or Childcare When Your Child is Sick (scdhec.gov)
As the CDC and DHEC updates their Covid-19 protocols, the Kershaw County School District will also update ours. You can find the latest information on our website at www.kcsdschools.net/covidinfo.
Happy New School Year! The key to a successful school year is COMMUNICATION between home and school! The following link will take you to all the ways we communicate with our families throughout the year. You will get a hard copy of this list as well, so we ask that you put it somewhere to gain easy access.
2022-2023 PTO News
Our PTO has so many great things planned for this new school year but we can't be successful without our LES families! Please think about joining this amazing group that supports our students, teachers, admin, and families and makes a difference. Come be a part! If you are not a member of the PTO Facebook page (separate from LES Facebook page), take a minute to "like" and "follow" our page. This will help you stay in the "know" of what is going on. The link can be found below. In addition, if you have questions, concerns, ideas, or simply want to learn more about the LES PTO, please email our PTO president, Allison Hemingway, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our district recently adopted the policy of having a tobacco-free environment, 24/7, for all campuses. Please click on the link to read more. Thank you, in advance, for adhering to this policy.