It’s not too late to register your child for the 2022-2023 school year. Children who turn 4 on or before September 1, 2022 are eligible to attend 4-year old kindergarten. Registration will be held in the main office:
All of the following documentation will need to be presented for each student at the time of registration:
• Official Birth Certificate (long form)
• Social Security Card
• Current Immunization Record
• Medicaid Card
• 2 proofs of residency that you reside within the Latta School District (current electric, water or land line phone bills, Driver’s license, property tax notice)
Your child will not be officially registered until ALL required documents have been received.
iReady Any Device Login Instructions
1. Type clever in the search bar
2. From the drop down box click on clever login
3. In the white box, click on the blue words that read, Not Your District?
4. Type in the box that reads, type, Type school name here…, type Latta Elementary School District3
5. The name of the school and the district should pop up below the box – click on it
6. Click in the box which reads, Log in with Active Directory
7. Type in your child’s user name and password
8. Click - SIGN IN Example - Dillon3\your child’s first name, middle initial, last name
(No Commas and No spaces)
ALL USER NAMES MUST HAVE Dillon3\ before you type the rest of the user name
DON’T MISS OUT
Our 2021-2022 yearbook will be arriving soon and you don’t want to miss all the pictures of our exciting year! Each full color book is only $25 and can be ordered by sending cash or check to school with a note indicating that the money is for a yearbook.
As we move into the last few months of the school year, your child may need a little extra help to prepare for the next grade. The state of South Carolina is offering free online tutoring services, provided by Tutor.com, to any student in South Carolina. In addition to tutoring in content areas, students may also drop off papers for review, seek help in test preparation, or ask specific questions about their work. The around-the-clock service is available seven days per week. The link provided here, https://www.scdiscus.org/node/519 shows you how to access the online tutoring service through Discus which is South Carolina’s electronic library. Please use this FREE service to help your child be successful next year!
If you are signing a student out early, do so by 2:00 pm unless you have been called by the school nurse. If you know ahead of time that your child will be checked out early, please send a note. This will help the teacher be prepared to send your child home early. You will also need to sign your child out in the office. Please do not take your child from the school without alerting the office staff and signing them out on the clipboard at the front desk.
Using social media is among the most common activity for children today. While using social media can provide your child with the opportunity to stay connected with friends and family, it is very important for parents to monitor the use of social media for potential problems. Studies show that children younger than 11 years old who use different social media platforms are more likely to have problematic digital behavior. Young children can be exposed to inappropriate or upsetting content, cyberbullying, and data breaches while using social media. Other negative effects of using social media at an early age are stress, depression, loss of reality, low self-esteem, and anxiety. If you are going to allow your child to use social media, talking is the best way to protect them from the risks and ensure their internet safety. Find alternative ways for your child to connect with family and friends, such as visiting the park together or inviting a friend to your house. These are much better ways for young children to develop their social skills.
Consistent school attendance is important to your child’s academic, social and emotional development. Please see that only illness prevents your child from attending school. Any student who misses school must present a written note signed by a parent or physician. After 3 consecutive unlawful absences or a total of 5 unlawful absences, intervention plans will be developed with the parent to improve student attendance.
Car riders can be dropped off at school each day beginning at 7:20. To help speed up the car rider line, we are asking parents for their help. Please pull all the way up to the car in front of you and have your children ready to exit the car quickly. Staff members are stationed out front to help open car doors for kindergarten students. It would be very helpful if all other students opened their own doors and walked down the sidewalk to the front entrance. Your help with this is greatly appreciated!
SUCCESS IN SCHOOL
Your child can succeed in school with your help. Studies show students with involved parents are more likely to have higher achievement in the classroom, improved social skills, increased motivation, and better behavior. Help us help your child succeed by following these suggestions:
1. Read with your child every day.
2. Ask your child about their school day and encourage them to talk about it.
3. Make sure your child gets plenty of rest each night.
4. Talk positively about your child’s teacher and school.
5. Teach your child to be responsible for their actions and their school work.
6. Contact your child’s teacher with any questions or concern
The District is using a new communication tool to send information to parents. You can receive phone calls as well as texts from the District, school and your child’s teacher. This tool is just for sending information. You will not be able to respond to anything that you receive. If you have blocked the school or district number, you will not receive any messages at all from any sender. Please make sure that you have a working phone number on file with the school and if it changes, please let us know as soon as possible. Texts that you receive will come from 606-80.
Please make sure your child takes care of their Chromebook at all times. Find a safe place at home, away from small children and pets, to store the Chromebook when not in use. The plastic cases were purchased to transport, store and protect the Chromebook. A child should not be allowed to eat or drink while using the Chromebook. If a liquid is spilled in the Chromebook, it will not work. ONLY the student should be using the Chromebook to complete his/her school assignments. Other children or adults should not be using the device. Fees will be charged to parents for repair of Chromebooks and equipment. Parents, thank you for making sure your child brings the case back to school on the appropriate days.
Tub Replacement: $10
Chromebook Screen: $100
Chromebook Charger: $30