Shout Out to Our LES Families During this Difficult Time!
Please read your school DOJO regarding 2 pieces of information concerning yearbooks - a list of who has purchased one already and the steps to ordering online if you have not ordered one yet.
Cut off date to order is April 30 or until we sell out. Thanks for your support of our yearbook!
The picture below is our cover for this year!
From Dr. Lloyd as of 3/24/20:
The Governor of South Carolina has mandated that all schools in South Carolina will now remain closed through April 30th. We will not return to a normal schedule (as it stands) until May 1, 2020. Our work/waive schedule will be as follows during this duration;
➢ March 23 - 27 Waive Week (no new instruction)
➢ March 30 -April 3 eLearning Instructional Week
➢ April 6 - 10 Spring Break
➢ April 13 - 17 Waive Week (no new instruction)
➢ April 20 - 24 eLearning Instructional Week
➢ April 27 - 30 Waive Week (no new instruction)
➢ May 1, 2020 Normal Schedule Resumes
The Governor's order does state that if things improve, an executive order could be issued to bring us back to school earlier.
On Friday, April 3, 2020, the district will deliver ALL meals for Spring Break and will utilize our current delivery locations. This is the only Friday food will be delivered. Ten breakfasts and ten lunches for each child will be delivered on this date. This delivery allows our food service and transportation employees time for some much needed rest for themselves during Spring Break. The state considers meal delivery an essential health issue and will continue to provide these meals while we are in a state of closure.
From my family to yours, I encourage each of you to continue implementing social distancing and practicing every precaution to keep your family members safe. Take care!
2020 - 2021 Immunization UpdatesPlease find below DHEC immunization updates for next school year. Your student(s) must be up to date prior to starting school in August 2020.Immunization information for 5k-12:Immunization information for childcare which includes our 4k program:Specific information on Hepatitis A:https://www.scdhec.gov/sites/
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Heritage Tea County Winners
Double congratulations to Miri Lynch and Anna Crane for being named the first place winners for fourth grade in the Heritage Tea Contest for the entire county! They were recognized Sunday afternoon at the Fine Arts Center in Camden. We are so proud and thrilled! Way to go, ladies!
Heritage Tea School Winners
We are very proud to announce the Heritage Tea School Winners. Congratulations to the following students for winning the school-level competition for their Black History Month projects. These students’ projects will represent LES at the Fine Arts Center’s Heritage Tea on Sunday, February 23rd at 3:00 PM. Countywide winners will be selected and announced at the Tea.
1st Place: London Knoerr
2nd Place: Eden Mobley
3rd Place: Ava Johnson
1st Place: Alana Taylor, Van Outen, Jacob Hodges, Sofia Faz, Alex Martin, & Melani Solorzana
2nd Place: Miri Lynch & Anna Crane
3rd Place: Bryce Blanck
1st Place: Savannah Williams, Ellen Shuler, Alyssa Tutt, Addison Komarnicki & Autumn Goodwin
2nd Place: Kamryn Hampton, Azariah Hinton, & Hannah Kate Jackson
3rd Place: Mya Jones & Kenya Johnson
Also, congrats to our school level honorable mentions - Cameron Akshar and Alexis Thomas!
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
April 6, 2020
April 7, 2020