Important School Opening Details
For the time bening, parents will not be able to enter the building due to COVID 19. This is a district-wide procedure that has been implemented for the safety of our students. We are also not allowing anyone to get out of their car. Please stay in the car rider line. We have a Fevver system that will be in place to check our student's temperatures as they enter the building so you will put others at risk if you walk up while our line at the front door is in place. This is for all of our students to get through safely and properly. All students should have a mask on when they get out of the car.
School begins promptly at 7:30 with the car rider line starting at 7:00. Students must be in their seat and ready to learn at 7:30.
Dismissal will normally begin at 2:35 but during the first week of school, we will begin dismissal at 2:15 as we get our students accustomed to the beginning of the school year. We will begin 2:35 dismissal during the second week of school.
Dismissal will end promptly at 3:00.
From the Nurse:
When sending your student to school, please be mindful of the SC DHEC school exclusion list through this link: School and Childcare Exclusion Brochure for Parents. Our School nurses and staff will be following these guidelines closely throughout the school year.
It is imperative that students are well prior to coming to school. It is also important to practice mask wear and social distancing in our community, as well as, at school. This is to ensure the health of our students and faculty.
If your student requires medication at school, the forms needed can be found at Kershaw County School District’s website: Kershaw County School District Nurses. This webpage will inform you of important medication policies. The first day of school I will be in the lobby to accept medications with a doctor's order, thereafter you will need to make an appointment with me to drop off.
If your student or a family member in the same household has a positive COVID-19 test, please contact Robin Mathis,RN at firstname.lastname@example.org or 803-438-3241 with the name of your student, the date of diagnosis, and your testing facility.
BES 2020-21 Yearbook Presale
We are currently taking preorders for our 2020-2021 yearbook. This year's yearbook will cost $20 and you may preorder at this link or mail your payments to:
Blaney Elementary School
Attn: Melissa Emmons
1621 Smyrna Rd. Elgin, SC. 29045
(please include your child's name on the check)
Delayed start is every Wednesday. Breakfast will be served at the regular time, and school buses will run on a normal schedule. Schools will operate the car rider line at both the regular and delayed start times. Students who arrive at school at the normal time will have constructive activities supervised by KCSD staff. Students who come at the delayed start time will have limited breakfast options.
New state requirements for the 2019-2020 school year - Any student checked out before 11:00 am on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, or before 11:40 am on Wednesday will be considered absent due to the fact the student missed more than 1/2 of their instructional day.
Attendance Excuse Policy - Students are required by state regulations to attend 180 days of school. All half days, weather make-up days, field trips not attended, the days before a holiday and end of school all count toward the 180 days. Students should bring a medical excuse or parent note within 2 days of returning to school. If your student will be out for more than two consecutive days, please notify your student's homeroom teacher. Per our district policy a student is allowed a maximum of 10 parent written excuses for absences per year. After three consecutive unexcused absences, the student is considered truant. Truancy Intervention Plans will be implemented after the third consecutive unexcused absence. For further questions about attendance feel free to contact our Attendance Registrar at email@example.com or by calling the school at (803) 438-3241.
A Message from the PrincipalDear Blaney Families,
It is an honor and privilege for me to serve as your principal. Blaney is truly the heart of Elgin and we have the best kids in all of Kershaw County. We also have the very best parents around! This community is so kind and positive. Your love for Blaney is very evident. Student safety is my number one priority with instruction following very close behind! Thank you for trusting me with your precious children each and every day.
If you ever need me, please stop by the school or give me a call. Relationships are critical in all that we do in education. At Blaney, our goal is to love, empower and grow each child as they develop socially and academically.