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Updates from Independence Elementary School
Welcome to IDES
If you have questions, feel free to contact us at the school at 981-1135.
Yours in service,
Kimberly C. Odom, Ed.S.
Open House Details- August 10- 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Leader in Me
Check out Leadership at Independence Elementary School
PARENTS MUST UPLOAD ONLINE ENROLLMENT AND BRING PROOF OF RESIDENCY (UTILITY BILL, MORTGAGE/LEASE AGREEMENT, ETC.)
2- Kindergarten Screening 3 pm to 6 pm/ Kinder Camp
3- Kinder Camp
4- Kindergarten Screening 3 pm to 6 pm/ Kinder Camp
6- Heart 2 Heart Foundation will host the annual Back 2 School Block Party 10:00 am-2:00 pm at the Rock Hill Galleria Mall.
15- First Day of School
24- Boy Scout Recruitment Night 6pm-7:45pm
4- Labor Day
14-Early Release Day (Dismissal at 11:00 am)
17- Teacher PD Day (Students will not report to school)
In order to maximize the instructional day, it is important that students arrive on time daily. Here are a few reminders for parents:
- Car riders and bus riders will enter the building starting at 7:00 am.
- Unfortunately, parents will not be allowed to enter the building to walk their student to class. Staff members will be available to assist students if a need arises.
You will register your child for bus transportation using the same registration for for enrollment on the district's website.
If you have questions regarding bus transportation, please use the email address below:
The Ride 360 App will allow parents and students to see exactly where the bus is on morning and afternoon routes. This helps to reduce wait times at bus stops and ensures parents know where children are in the afternoon when conditions beyond our control cause transportation delays
Opportunities to get involved
Our PTA is looking for parents who would like to get involved in supporting our school. If you are interested, please call the school at 803-981-1135. We look forward to hearing from you.
Social Media at IDES
Please consider subscribing to our YouTube Channel, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages. You will find important updates, performances and recordings of events that have taken place at IDES.