The following schedule lists the grade, date and session for each testing portion of the SCReady and SCPASS.
It is imperative that your child is present and arrives at school on time during the testing periods. A good night’s sleep and breakfast will help your child do their very best as well! Also, please if possible, do not schedule any medical appointments and/or other out-of-school functions on these particular days.
SC Ready and SCPASS Testing Schedule
May 3: PASS Science (4th grade only)
May 8: SCReady Reading (3rd & 4th grade)
May 9: SCReady Writing (3rd & 4th grade)
May 10: SCReady Math (3rd & 4th grade)
May 6: ALL Lower Elementary Montessori 3rd grade (Coote) and 4th Grade classes
May 17: Primary Montessori (4K/5K & Bryant)
PRIMARY MONTESSORI BRIDGING CEREMONIES
May 14 May 15
8:30: Collins 8:30: Liner
9:30: Hyatt 9:30: Nolan
May 16 May 17
8:30 Daniels 8:30 Miles
9:30 Parham 9:30 Martin
LOWER ELEMENTARY MONTESORI
May 22 May 23
8:30: Floria/Sapp 8:30: Kirk/Jones
9:45: Pullie/Short 9:45: Moody/McLaurin
OTHER IMPORTANT DATES
May 7-11: Teacher Appreciation Week
May 25: Lower Elementary Montessori Parade of Nations at 9:30 at LHS football field
May 28: Memorial Day Holiday
May 30: Coote and 4th grade Awards day at 8:30
½ day of school for students – 11:30 Dismissal
May 31: ½ day for students 11:30 Dismissal
LAST DAY OF SCHOOL Reports cards issued
Reports cards that are not given to students at the end of the school day will need to be picked up in the office. They will not be mailed.
CAT IN THE HAT PARADE
Collins: Oliva Hayes
Hyatt: Conner Miles
Daniels: Parker Godbolt
Liner: Kynslee Richardson
Martin: Andrew Goodwin
McCormick Liam Mayers
Miles: Dorian Mathis
Nolan: Lena Byrd
Parham: Taylor Grace Emanuel
Williams: Samuel Adams
1st: Cade Graham
(Mrs. Williams Class)
2nd: Abby Hayes
(Mrs. Hyatt’s Class)
3rd: Cheyenne Turner
(Mrs. Daniels’ class)
THANK YOU to all the parents that helped our students make hats for this year’s parade! They were so creative and it made the parade so fun! We appreciate your participation and look forward to next year’s event!
CLASS PICTURES &
We have class pictures and yearbooks available if you did not preorder either one. These are available on a first come, first serve basis. Class pictures are $12 each (cash or checks made payable to LIFETOUCH) and softback yearbooks are $20 (cash or checks made payable to LES).
BOX TOPS & CAN TABS
Our last collection of Box Tops and Can Tabs is due by May 11. Classes who collect the most of each from each grade level (Primary, 2 classes in Lower Elementary, and 4th Grade & Mrs. Coote’s class) will be awarded a party and extra recess one day during the last two weeks of school as it suits the teacher.
Here is an inventory of what’s available. Take the opportunity to get a shirt at a reduced price!
Montessori Blue Long Sleeve ($10)…Sm, Med, Lg, XLg Short Sleeve ($6)…Lg, XLg Short Sleeve Beige ($6)…XLg
Long Sleeve ($10)…Sm, Med, Lg, XLg Short Sleeve ($6)…Med, Lg, XLg
Long Sleeve ($10)…Med, Lg, XLg
Long Sleeve ($10)….Sm, Med, Lg, XLg, XXLg Short Sleeve Beige ($6)…Sm
Long Sleeve ($10)…Sm, Lg, XLg, XXLg Short Sleeve ($6)…Sm, Lg, XXLg
Long Sleeve ($10)…XLg, XXLg Sweatshirt ($12)…Medium (1) Short Sleeve ($6)…XLarge (1)
Registration is still open for 4 year old kindergarten for the 2018-2019 school year. Children who turn 4 on or before September 1, 2018 are eligible to attend 4 year old kindergarten. Registration will be held daily from 8:30 until 3:30 in the main office. The following documentation will need to be presented for each student at the time of registration:
Official Birth certificate
(blue card or green form)
Social Security card
Current Immunization Record
2 proof’s of residency that you reside within the Latta School District (electric, water or land line phone bill, Driver’s license, property tax notice)
Your child will not be officially registered until ALL required documents have been received.
LOST & FOUND
We have a LARGE box of unclaimed coats, hoodies and sweaters. These items will be washed and donated to Goodwill if not claimed by April 20.
In an effort to keep lunch balances due to a minimum, students with a balance due of $10 or more will not be allowed through the serving line. They will need to bring a lunchbox until their account is cleared. If your job status has changed, you may complete another lunch form and possibly qualify for free or reduced meals. The forms are available in the office or may be sent home with your child.
The Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend a yearly flu vaccine as the first and most important step in protecting against flu viruses. If students are sick with flu-like illness, CDC recommends that you stay home for at least 24 hours after the fever is gone (fever should be gone without the use of a fever-reducing medication). Symptoms consist of fever, headache, fatigue, cough, sore throat, runny/stuffy nose & muscle aches. Flu viruses spread from person to person through coughing and sneezing. Always remember and encourage kids to: cover their mouth and nose when coughing/sneezing, wash hands with soap & water or an alcohol based hand sanitizer, and remind them not to touch their eyes, nose or mouth, for this causes the spread of germs. Please join us in preventing the spread of the flu virus in our schools. Please contact the school nurse with any questions or concerns (843) 752-5295.
HEALTHY CHILDREN LEARN BETTER
If you are signing your student out early from school, it must be done by 1:45 unless you have been called by the school nurse.
When picking up your child please make sure your car tag is visible until the children are in your vehicle. If you do not have a car tag, plan to pick your child up in the office at 2:45
PLEASE BE AWARE!!!
Believe it or not, we are NOT the only Latta Elementary School in the United States. There is also one in Ada, Oklahoma. Some of our parents are getting THAT Latta Elementary School online calendar confused as ours. PLEASE be sure when accessing school and district information on the internet that you are including South Carolina in your google search. Otherwise you will end up looking at the wrong information!! Mostly people are searching for spring break dates, ours is April 2-6.
Dillon School District Three has a policy to serve all children with disabilities in the most appropriate way possible. We would appreciate your assistance in locating any child whom you suspect as being disabled. The disabling conditions eligible for services in our district are developmental delay, intellectual disability, specific learning disability, emotional disability, speech or language impairment, deafness and hearing impairment, visual impairment, orthopedic impairment, other health impairment, traumatic brain injury, autism, and multiple disabilities.
If you are aware of any child with disabilities not attending public school or any pre-school child who might be disabled, you may contact Sandy Jones, Director of Exceptional Children or Stephanie Graves, School Psychologist, at Dillon School District Three (843-752-7101). All referral sources will remain confidential.
The district is preparing to carry out an active “SEARCH AND CHILD FIND” effort to locate any child with disabilities not currently served. It is most important that we have the cooperation and help of every citizen in the school district.
The annual screening will be held Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at Latta Elementary School from 1:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. To schedule an appointment for this annual screening, please contact Sandy Jones or Stephanie Graves at 843-752-7101.