Lake Murray Elementary School

2019 National Blue Ribbon School

Contact Information

Administrative Team

Jennifer Stanley, Principal

Jason Black, Assistant Principal

Leisa Clamp, Assistant Principal

Office Hours

Monday-Friday: 7:00am-4:00pm

Fax:

803-821-3103

School Letter

Dear Families,


This is our final week with our hybrid model of instruction for PreK-5th Grade. Monday and Tuesday, Cohort A will report to campus, and on Wednesday and Thursday, Cohort B will report to campus. On Friday, everyone will be virtual with a "live zoom meeting" with your teacher at 8:00am.


As we prepare for our Pre-K-2nd graders returning to school for face to face instruction Monday (10/5)-Thursday with Friday being virtual, there are some items we are going to need to work on this week in terms of traffic flow. Those families who are car riders in the morning, please practice with your child having their mask on and their backpack near by, prior to getting out of the car. When traffic increases we are going to have some concerns, if students are waiting to do this once the car stops.


If you are in Pre-K through 1st, and you need more time to get your child ready to get out of the car, please know you can park in the parking lot in front of the school. You would just need to walk your child from the car to the crosswalk for safety reasons.


We do realize this year is different, and we have been giving some leniency, due to the smaller numbers. However, all students must get out on the passenger's side of the car. Thanks in advance for your support.


Just to let you know, your child's teacher will be reaching out to you in regards to setting up a parent teacher conference on Friday, October 9th. It is the goal of LMES to meet with every single family. This year, it is even more important given the amount of time our students have been away from daily instruction.


Here is a one page summary of Phase 2, in case you need it. Phase 2 begins on Monday, October 5th. https://www.lexdistrict1.com/COVID-19/stronger_together/Phase_2_Easy_Explanation.pdf


Thanks for your continued support of the Lake Murray family! I am looking forward to seeing all of our Mariners tomorrow!


Sincerely,


Jennifer

Safety and Health Reminder

For the safety of yourselves and others, please make sure not to send your child to campus if they are not feeling well for any reason. Should your child wake up not feeling well, do not give them a pain reliever and then send them to school. We need to make sure all of our students are well for their safety as well as the safety of those around them. The success of our students not only returning to school, but remaining in school is going to depend on us all being vigilant. If you someone in your home tests positive for COVID-19, we kindly request that you contact our school nurse, Mrs. Kneece at ckneece@lexington1.net or by phone at 803-821-3124


Please monitor closely your child for the following symptoms related to COVID-19:

○ cough

○ shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

○ fever

○ chills

○ muscle pain

○ sore throat

○ loss of taste or smell

○ congestion or runny nose

○ nausea or vomiting

○ diarrhea

LOOLA Families: Please see the new day and time for Pick Up/Drop Off

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Masks or Gaiters--Please see changes coming for our Pre-K and 1st graders beginning October 5th


  • All students Pre-school through 5th grade are required to wear a mask when entering and exiting the building as well as in the hallways and on buses.
  • Pre-School through 1st grade, beginning on October 5th, will be required to wear masks in the classroom, just like our 2nd-5th graders.
  • 2nd-5th graders are required to wear masks in the classroom.
  • All staff are required to wear a mask throughout the school day.
  • Students will have the opportunity to have frequent masks breaks in the classroom to support them in learning how to wear a mask and to combat mask fatigue.

Important Information Regarding School Lunches--now free for all students--Face to Face and 100% Virtual

Lexington County School District One students can receive free breakfast and lunch. This began on September 9th. The United States Department of Agriculture approved Lexington District One’s free food program for all students until December 31. All students need to do is let their teacher know they want breakfast and select their lunch choice. If you already have money on your child's lunch account, it will remain will not be used until this opportunity ends. So if you have $50.00 on your child's account, you will not be charged until for meals until January.


AA and BB students who also want to take home meals for their e-learning days must complete a form provided by each school.


Lexington One Online Learning Academy (LOOLA):

  • Parents of students in the Online Learning Academy must complete their form by 6 p.m. each Tuesday when it closes. The link reopens each Friday at 1 p.m for the following week’s meals. You can find that form here. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd12KelNaIae9brhxAZsD-3CC2lk6Z2iPgQU9dJN8k6z7TmxQ/closedform
  • The district’s Online Learning Academy families can pick up meals each Friday between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at any one of the district’s five designated drive-through locations (Carolina Springs Middle, Forts Pond Elementary, Gilbert Elementary, Oak Grove Elementary, White Knoll Elementary).
  • Online Learning Academy parents must show their student’s school identification card to pick up meals.


Questions?? Email Ashley Summers at asummers@lexington1.net

Common Sense Media Link for Parents

Families,


Here is a link, you may find beneficial https://www.commonsensemedia.org/website-lists - At this link, you can get the list of the best websites as well as other "bests" such as movies, streaming services, games, etc. This is a great resource for families!

Ways to support LMES while you shop!!

Lowe’s Foods: Fresh Rewards Card, you can link it to up to three schools, and we will receive a monetary donation from them based on eligible items purchased. More information can be found at this link https://www.lowesfoods.com/Community/Cart-To-Class


Publix: Simply sign up for a https://www.publix.com/myaccount/register, click Publix Partners, and select a school. Then enter your phone number every time you check out. We'll give back to the school of your choice.