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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




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COVID-19 Information




*To report a positive COVID-19 case, please visit: 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 (


Staying Home from School or Childcare When Your Child is Sick (

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