Back To School

2022-2023 School Year

Be Kind, Work Hard, Be Brave

Note From Principal Graham

I hope everyone has enjoyed their summer and had time to relax and enjoy the time away from school. We are so excited to have another wonderful school year starting in just a few days! Thank you to all our families who have completed their Parent Portal and Online Registration.


Below you will find some information about the start of the school year.


- PowerSchool Parent Portal

- Transportation Registration in Parent Portal

- Bus Routes

- Online Registration

- Teacher Assignments in Parent Portal

- Car Rider and Walker Tags

- Meet and Greet Teacher Night

- Orientation Dates

- School Supplies

- School Breakfast and Lunch

- PTA Spirit Wear


Please know we are here to help with the start of the school year. If you have any questions, please call us at 803-821-0100 or stop by Monday-Friday 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

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Items You Will Need To Upload

While completing the online registration, you will be asked for the following documentation. Please take a picture and upload when prompted.


  • Proof of Residency - Your June or July power or water bill

  • Driver's License or other state-issued identification cards

  • Immunizations and other Medical Documents, etc.

Teacher Assignment Available August 8th

Starting Monday, August 8, teacher information will be shared once you have completed your child's registration. Registration is considered complete when all documents needed have been uploaded, verified by school staff and all fees have been paid.

ONLINE REGISTRATION TO BE COMPLETED IN FULL AND FEES PAID BEFORE SCHOOL STARTS AUGUST 16.

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Car Rider and Walker Tags

If your child will be a car rider or walker on any given day this year, you will need a car/walker tag for each student. Car/Walker tags are by grade and issued every year. Please get as many as you will need for family members that will be picking them up. Also, please throw away all tags from last school year.


Car tags are available in the front office Monday-Friday 7-4 pm. We will also have them available during Orientation Nights and Meet and Greet Teacher Night on Thursday, August 11th from 5:00-7:30 pm.


If a vehicle does not have a car tag and is in the car line to pick up a student, they will be asked to park and come into the front office with identification to get a car tag. This is for the safety of the student.

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Important Bus Rider Information

If you would like your student(s) to ride the bus this year, you must complete the transportation registration form found in the PowerSchool Parent Portal.


If you have already created a Parent Portal account, skip to Step 2 ( https://lexington1.powerschool.com/public). If you do not already have a Parent Portal account, contact Shelley Lauth at (803) 821-0104 for assistance.


You must complete a form for each child if you have more than one student. All forms need to be completed by Wednesday, August 10th in order to ride the bus on the first day of school. It takes up to 3 days in order to process bus transportation requests.


Parents will be able to see their child's bus number on Monday, August 8th in PowerSchool Parent Portal.


If your transportation needs changing, or if you move, please log into Parent Portal and make this change. Also, please call the school at (803) 821-0100 to make them aware of transportation changes.

PK and Kindergarten Bus Transportation

Parents, please make sure that you completed the Kindergarten Bus Transportation tab in PowerSchool Parent Portal. It is the second tab. It requires you to list the name of the adults that will be meeting your child at the bus stop. They will need to have ID verification. Without this information, the 4K/5K child can not be let off the bus and will return to school. Thank you for your help with this!
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PTA Spirit Wear & Membership

We are so excited to kick off a new school year!


Check out this year's spirit wear logo - it is awesome! You will see the teachers and staff wearing them this year.


You can now join the PTA online and purchase spirit gear at the following link!

https://oge-pta.square.site/


Car magnets and t-shirts can be picked up on kindergarten/1st grade orientation night and/or meet the teacher night next week. We will also have a limited amount of water bottles and wristbands for sale as well.


We have so many amazing things planned for our students this year! We can't wait to see you!

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Lunch Costs

Students will be required to begin paying for meals again when school begins in August, unless they qualify for the Free and Reduced Meals Program.


If you believe that you might qualify for free or reduced meals, you MUST complete this online application. We encourage families to complete the meal benefit application as soon as possible.


For families who do not qualify for free or reduced meals, meal prices for next school year (2022–23) are listed below:


Breakfast is FREE for all students this year. Lunch costs are below.


Lunch
Elementary: $3.30
Employees and Visitors: $4.50
Milk: $0.60


Thank you for your understanding as we adjust our program based on federal guidelines. If you have any questions, please contact Ashley Summers at 803-821-1231.


Want to load money on your student’s lunch account? Here is how!

Lexington District One is moving soon to a new vendor called Titan, which will handle your student’s meal account. But for the next few weeks, you may continue to visit www.k12paymentcenter.com/ to upload money to your student’s meal account. Your meal account balance will transfer to the new system before the first day of school. We appreciate your patience as we work to change vendors

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Click Here To Apply For Meal Benefits

This link is for families needing financial assistance with lunch costs. Once you have received approval letter/email from Lexington One Food Services, please provide that letter to the front office to waive/reduce school fees.

Did You Receive An Email or Letter From Food Services?

If you applied for free/reduced lunch and were approved, you will receive an email or letter from the office of Food Service and Nutrition. Please provide a copy of that to the front office to waive/reduce school fees. Without a copy of the letter, fees will need to be paid.

Morning Drop-Off / Afternoon Pick-up

MORNING DROP OFF:

Doors open at 7:00 am and students will be dropped off in front of the school at the breezeway. Once busses have dropped off, students can also be dropped off in the bus loop starting at 7:15 am.


The tardy bell rings at 7:40 AM. If arrival is after 7:40, parents will need to park and walk their student(s) in to sign them in with the front office.


AFTER SCHOOL PICK-UP:

Pick-up will occur only in the front loop closest to the building. Cars will enter and exit in the same area (closest to the tennis complex) and be double stacked for dismissal. Signs are posted indicating where traffic will merge into one lane. Please see the diagram below for the traffic flow.

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New Student Enrollment

Enrollment for 5-year-old kindergarten is still open. Families may enroll new students online using the following links.


CLICK HERE TO ENROLL FOR 5K

CLICK HERE TO ENROLL IN SPANISH


  • If your child turns 5 years old by Sept. 1, 2022, your child is eligible for 5-year-old kindergarten.
  • If you do not know which school your child is zoned for, go to the “School Locator” and fill out your information.


Parents of students new to Lexington School District One can enroll their students online by clicking on the following links:



Please note that this is the initial enrollment process. You will need to create a Powerschool Parent Portal and complete the registration process as well.


In order to enroll your child, you will need the following documentation:


For proof of residency, you will need a current utility bill/statement (for example, electric or water) showing your name and home address within the OGE attendance zone and your South Carolina driver’s license or other state or federal photograph identification.


Here’s information about what immunizations your child needs.

If you are unable to produce any of the documents listed above, please contact the school or the Office of Student Services at 803-821-1029 to discuss alternative documentation that may be acceptable. Documentation may be uploaded online using the links above or may be brought to the school in person.

Office Hours:

Office Hours

7:00 am - 4:00 pm

Monday - Friday


Office Phone: (803) 821-0100

Fax: (803) 821-0103

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Lexington County School District One’s Nondiscrimination Statement

References to trademarks and brand ownership have been removed for ease of reading but, in all cases, should be taken as read and respected.

NONDISCRIMINATION STATEMENT

Lexington County School District One is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all students, parents/legal guardians, staff, visitors, personnel and community members who participate or seek to participate in its programs or activities. Therefore, the district does not discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or any related medical conditions), color, disability, age, genetic information, national origin or any other applicable status protected by local, state or federal law.

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