Valentine’s Day Grams - .50 each
Send a Valentine gram to a special kid in your life…
Please click on the link below, print the form out by pressing Ctrl + P, fill it out, and send in .50 for each form you fill out. Please put the form and money in an envelope, and send it to your child’s teacher by Wednesday, February 12th. Can't print out forms? No problem. Addtional forms can be picked up in the main office.
For ONLY .50, the Valentine Gram comes with your special note and a Valentine treat, delivered to your child’s classroom on Valentine’s Day!
What is the 5210 Challenge? A month-long opportunity for KCSD staff and students of all schools to learn about, try and adopt four science-based daily habits that help make children and adults healthy and less likely to become overweight or get cancer, heart disease or diabetes. All of us can benefit from making 5210 our daily habits to eat better, be more active, manage our weight and simply feel better!
The LiveWell Kershaw Coalition is supporting KCSD in this challenge in February 2020. For specifics on this event and to log your daily information, click on the link below. In advance, thanks for partnering with us to make this a success! It's a Win, Win for everyone!
Parents and Guardians,
A child becomes a truancy risk when he/she accumulates 3 unlawful absences. At that time, a 3 day letter is sent to the parent/guardian. If the student accumulates 5 unlawful absences, a 5 day letter is sent to the parent/guardian with a scheduled date and time for a Truancy Intervention Plan (TIP) conference. Once a total of 7 unlawful absences are accumulated, the parent/guardian will receive a 7 day truancy letter. If these unexcused absences remain unresolved, they will be forwarded to the Student Information Coordinator. A truancy petition is filed in Family Court and proceedings may occur.
If your child is absent, please return a written excuse within five (5) days.
Winter triggers for students with ASTHMA
Winter months can be especially hard on children with asthma. Due to cold temperature changes in the weather outside, and increases in upper respiratory infections, colds and influenza, children with asthma may have more flare-ups in the winter, making this time especially difficult for some. If your child has asthma, they are a higher risk for flu and complications of the flu, so make sure they get a flu shot! Also, the importance of good handwashing for everyone is so important to prevent the spread of common illnesses.
In addition, if your student has a signed doctor’s order on file and a rescue inhaler in the health room, please remind them the inhaler is available to them if needed. All teachers have been educated on signs of asthma flare-ups, have asthma action plans for these students, and know when to send a student to the health room for an evaluation of asthma symptoms by the school nurse. By working together, we can control asthma this winter!
Please contact me with any student health concerns. Be well! Annah J. Deal, BSN, RN, LES School Nurse
Great resources for parents of students with asthma:
American Lung Association www.lungusa.org
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America www.aafa.org
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention www.cdc.gov/HealthyYouth/asthma
National Association of School Nurses www.nasn.org
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
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!
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
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM Daddy/Daughter Dance
February 24, 2020
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM All Pro Dad Breakfast
February 26, 2020
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