The Crocodilian

November 13, 2020 / Volume 4, Edition 6

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Mrs. Floyd-Francis' Art Students are adding their handprints to our new Leadership Tree!

Questions about Redistricting?

Online Interactive Maps have been created for each scenario to allow the community to find their address, explore the scenarios, and understand potential attendance zone changes (if any) to their family and neighborhood.

Any questions or comments regarding the redistricting scenarios can be sent to

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*Bus Drivers Needed call 803-476-4986 To Apply*

Carolina vs. Clemson -- Manna House Community Service

Hello HEC Families! Fourth Grade is excited to announce that our community service project for the year will be collecting non-perishable, non-expired goods for Manna House. This organization serves the community by providing non-perishable goods to those in need.

This year we will have a friendly competition between the University of South Carolina and Clemson University fans. Students will pledge their donation to Carolina or Clemson. The university with the most donations will win our friendly competition, and will see our administrators wear the winning team’s gear. The Manna House and the community they serve will be our true winner.

Our drive will begin Monday, November 2nd and we will accept donations until Monday, November 23rd. Please see the list below for examples of possible non-perishable, non-expired goods accepted. Please contribute however you feel called.

HEC in-person students- please bring your donations to the collection bins on the blue hall on days you are in school.

FIVE students- please bring your donations to H. E. Corley Elementary School (address: 1500 Chadford Rd, Irmo, SC 29063) to the front office. Office hours are 7AM-4PM, Monday-Friday. There will be a bin inside for your donations.

Thank you in advance for your support of our grade-level Community service project!


Food Items:

  • Small bag of rice or dry beans

  • Box Macaroni and Cheese

  • Spaghetti noodles

  • Tuna Helper

  • Peanut Butter

  • Jelly

  • Grits

  • Oatmeal

  • Box mashed potatoes

  • Ramen noodles

  • Saltine crackers

  • Spaghetti Sauce

Canned Goods:

  • Corn

  • Green beans

  • Tomatoes

  • Fruit

  • Pasta (ex: Spaghetti O’s, Ravioli)

  • Pork and Beans

  • Small can of tuna fish

  • Soup

  • Etc.


  • Toilet paper

  • Bars of soap

  • Dish detergent

  • Deodorant

  • Toothbrush

  • Toothpaste

  • Laundry Detergent

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Habit 1: Be Proactive

Students in Mrs. Bennett's class are demonstrating Habit 1: Be Proactive. They are showing responsiblity by getting their work completed.
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Mystery Location Google Meets

Mrs. Easley's class asked another class yes/no questions to determine the partner class' location. It was a great tool for practicing important skills such as critical thinking, communication, and collaboration. Mrs. Easley's class solved the mystery many questions before her partner class in Lakeland, Fl.
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DHEC Recycling Virtual Visit

Janice Allen, from DHEC, did a virtual recycling presentation for our fifth graders. We now know how to reduce, reuse, and recycle and hopefully will make a difference in helping keep our planet clean.

REMINDER: Self-Screening Checklist, COVID Communications Guide and COVID-19 Exposure Flowchart

Safety is a top priority. School District Five of Lexington & Richland Counties has worked in collaboration with health officials to establish health protocols for the 2020-21 school year, in response to COVID-19. Students and staff will be asked to complete daily self-screenings before reporting to school/district campuses. District schools will follow DHEC guidance regarding the management of suspected and confirmed COVID-19 cases.

  • Click the following link to see the district’s self-screening checklist:

Self-Screening Checklist

  • Click the following link to see the district’s COVID-19 Exposure Flowchart:

COVID-19 Exposure Flowchart

  • For DHEC guidelines regarding the management of suspected and confirmed COVID-19 cases, click the following link:

School Exclusion

  • View our COVID-19 Communications Guide:

Communications Guide

  • View DHEC's School COVID-19 Report:

For more information on health and safety protocols, click the "20-21 COVID-19 Information" tab on our district website or visit

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Accessing Grades (Students in 3rd-5th)

If you do not have your student's Powerschool log in information, please email a request and a copy of your driver's license to Sherrel Mars, Registrar.
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Mask Reminders -- Please make sure you child's mask fits properly and wash it every day!

Please make sure to bring your charged device to school everyday!

Upcoming Calendar Dates

  • November 12th -- Second Nine Weeks - Approved returning FIVE students begin face-to-face; D5 Virtual Magnet Fair @ 5:30pm
  • November 13th -- World Kindness Day
  • November 16th-20th -- American Education Week
  • November 16th -- School Board Meeting @ Dutch Fork High School 7pm
  • November 20th -- Report Cards go home
  • Novmeber 25th-27th -- Thanksgiving Break (No School)
  • December 2nd-18th -- Winter MAP Testing Window
Car Tags

If your child will be a car rider during dismissal at any time this school year, please send the following information: 1) Each child's First Name AND Last Name 2) Each child's grade level Send email to: Suzanne Wilson at

Parent Portal

Powerschool Login for Parents

HEC Student Chromebook Repair Form

This form is for students with a district-issued Chromebook that needs to be repaired. Please complete this form and someone will contact you within 1-2 business days to set up an appointment if the issue cannot be resolved remotely.

HEC Website Offerings...

You can access many online resourses, find teacher websites and contact information, and keep up with the latest news from H. E. Corley and Lexington Richland 5 by visiting the website. We update the website frequently.

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