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 4K/5K REGISTRATION

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)           

                                99062029

 

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. 

 

FREE TUTORING

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!

 

DISMISSAL NOTICES

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.

SOCIAL MEDIA

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.  

  ATTENDANCE POLICY

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.  

SCHOOL ARRIVAL

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

HEALTHY CHILDEN LEARN BETTER

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.  

The CDC has also issued guidance about the COVID-19 virus. If you have had close contact with someone who has this virus, you may become infected with it. If you have the virus or have come in contact with someone who has the virus, please contact the school. We will inform you of the proper quarantine protocol. 

These 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 these viruses in our schools.   Please contact the school nurse with any questions or concerns (843) 752-5295.

SCHOOL DELAYS & CANCELATIONS

Please remember that if school is delayed or closed, you will receive a call and/or text notification from the school district.  The local television stations are also notified. To receive the most current information, please make sure you have a working phone number on file with the school. As a point of information, we do NOT serve breakfast to students when we are on a two-hour delay. Please make sure your child eats breakfast at home whenever this occurs.

SCREEN TIME

Screen time can provide great learning opportunities for students, but too much of it can have a negative effect on their wellbeing. Large amounts of screen time can cause sleep deprivation, delayed learning, strain on the eyes, and behavior problems. Because screen time is such an independent activity, it also weakens children’s emotional judgement and impairs their socializing skills. It is very important to limit your child’s screen time on a daily basis. One hour per day is the ideal amount of screen time children should have. Instead, provide your child with opportunities to have fun in other ways. These things would make great Christmas gifts and help limit screen time: Lego sets, books, crafts, board games, playdough, outdoor toys, etc. Reducing screen time also frees up more time to connect with family, explore and learn about the world, and boost your child’s mood. Ultimately, less screen time means a better mind and body for kids!

BLACKBOARD

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.

CHROMEBOOKS

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

Chromebook: $200

WIFI: $50

 

Mouse: $5

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