CUB REPORTER

Thursday, July 28th, 2022

WELCOME TO OUR NEW STAFF

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We are happy to introduce you to our new staff members for the 2022-23 school year.


Back row:

Mrs. McCollam/ Fifth Grade - Ms. Labrador/ School Psychologist - Ms. Odom/ AAP - Mr. Lambert/ AP

Front row:

Mrs. Castanon/ Third Grade - Ms. Bowles/ First Grade - Coach Cooper/ Physical Education - Mrs. Corey/ Second Grade - Mrs. Derrick/ 4K

DFES RENOVATIONS

DFES Fox Cub Families,


We are happy to announce that Dutch Fork Elementary is undergoing renovations over the summer months. The school is closed to all families and DFES staff.


For your convenience, the office staff will be housed at H.E. Corley Elementary, 1500 Chadford Road, Irmo, SC, 29063. The office hours will be Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


If you need to contact us, you can call 803-476-3900 or email any of the following.

Ann Newman/ School Secretary anewman@lexrich5.org

Sharon Clemens/ Registrar saclemen@lexrich5.org

Shirley Cope/ Receptionist sfcope@lexrich5.org


We hope everyone has a wonderful summer and we will see you in August.

BUS TRANSPORTATION QUESTIONS

On Monday, Aug. 8th, bus transportation will be taking phone calls from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. to answer any questions our DFES families might have about their students riding the bus during the 2022-23 school year.


They can be contacted at (803) 476-4990

KIT KLUB REGISTRATION BEGINS AUG. 1st


If you are interested in enrolling your student in Kit Klub (DFES' afterschool program), please email Cissy Graham (cfgraham@lexrich5.org) to put your child’s name on the Registration List. Please include in the email your child’s name, grade and whether your student will be full-time (attend more than 3 days per week) or part-time (attend 1 or 2 days per week). The registration form and fees can be turned in at the Kit Klub Table during our Meet-The-Teacher night (date to follow). Only cash or checks (payable to Kit Klub) are acceptable. In order for your child to attend Kit Klub the first week of school (Aug. 16 - 19), the registration fee and the weekly fee (to be announced) must be paid before August 16. If you have any questions about the program, email Cissy.

FREE AND REDUCED MEAL INFORMATION FOR 2022-23

We are pleased to announce that Lexington Richland School District Five has seven schools that will be participating in the federal Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) program.


This means all students attending your schools for the 2022- 2023 school year, will be able to get breakfast and lunch this year "at no cost".


The schools listed below qualified to get free meals for all students as part of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP) through a choice for schools called the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP).


The schools listed as CEP this year are:


Irmo High, Irmo Middle,

Dutch Fork Elementary

Leaphart Elementary,

Seven Oaks Elementary

Nursery Road Elementary

Harbison West Elementary


In a CEP school, all students receive a nutritious breakfast and lunch at no cost, regardless of family income.


Please keep in mind that while the aforementioned schools qualify for free meals, if a student transfers to another school in our district during the year, if that school is not CEP, he/she will have to pay for meals.


Families that have siblings at multiple schools within our district, may not all qualify for free meals. Only those students attending a CEP school will qualify under this provision.


With that being said, the Student Nutrition Department highly recommends all parents, regardless of income, fill out the lunch application for their entire family in the event of multiple school locations or changes during the year.


*TO APPLY FOR MEAL BENEFITS CLICK HERE

2022-23 School Supply List

Upcoming Events:

July 29th- Meet the Foxes (Information below)

August 9th - DFES Block Party (Information below)

August 16th - FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL/STUDENTS RETURN

August 22 - 4K students start - half day only

August 29 - All 4K students all-day

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FROM THE REGISTRAR

Sharon Clemens, registrar – saclemen@lexrich5.org


Busy, busy! This is the busiest time of the year for the registrar with Proof of Residence, Registrations and all that goes along with that process. Your patience is greatly appreciated.


Pre-Kindergarten (4K) Registrations

Parents/Guardians should have received postcards notifying them that their child has been accepted into DFES' 4K Program. The postcard asks you to use Registration Gateway to enter information but please use FinalForms as we are moving away from that portal. You will need your child's full (long) birth certificate, current immunization record and Proof of Residence (see the Proof of Residence section, below) gathered prior to the appointment.


FinalForms

District Five has transitioned to FinalForms, an online portal for updating your child’s information or registering a new student. We are no longer using Registration Gateway. Account Confirmation emails were sent on July 6, 2022, to parents/guardians of students who attended last year. Click “confirm your account” and follow the directions to finish setting up your new account. You will be able to complete the Update Forms process for ALL of your children from there – no more logging in multiple times for each child! If you do not see a confirmation email, contact me and I will resend it to you.

Registering a new student is just as easy. Click Register Student, once you are in your account and complete the forms. Any student remaining in Registration Gateway will need to be re-entered into FinalForms.

Keep this FinalForms Parent Playbook document for your reference.

Proof of Residence 2022 - 2023

Three items, total, are required for Proof of Residence (POR) unless you are a family sharing a home with another family and need to provide an Affidavit. A Property Tax Bill, Real Estate Closing documents, or Mortgage Statement, for the permanent residence OR a Rental Lease, with your name as the homeowner or leaseholder, is One of the three required items. Additionally, Two of these are required: Vehicle Tax Registration, Voter Registration Card, Electric Bill, Water Bill, Telephone Bill, and Cable/Satellite Bill. Your POR is not complete without all three items. You may upload the documents here, bring them to H.E. Corley’s main office or fax them directly to the school at 803-476-3920.

Families who are sharing a home with another family need an Affidavit; this must be completed each year. Email saclemen@lexrich5.org for the four-page document and list of support documents required.

DFES-DEVICE EOY LETTER

Dear Parents and Students,


Please read all of the information in this letter carefully to understand School District Five’s end of year procedures for district devices.


  1. Students in grades K-12 returning to any D5 school for 2022-23 will keep their district issued device over the summer. If the device is damaged during the summer, students should complete the Chromebook Repair Form for their current school.

  2. Graduating Seniors and students moving out of District 5 must turn in device, case, and charger* according to the collection schedule on page 2 of this letter or a bill will be sent for the full replacement price. *Chargers must be an appropriate charger for the device.


Per District Mobile Device Agreement, the district will cover one (1) accidental damage incident during the 2021-2022 school year (August 1, 2021 - July 31, 2022). In order to be considered for 2021-2022 coverage, incidents should be reported via the school’s Chromebook Repair Form by July 31, 2022. Any accidental damage reported after this date will be classified as part of the 2022-2023 school term.


If the device currently has any issues or damages, please do not wait until the end of the year or collection time to notify the school’s help desk. During collection, the device will be evaluated for damages and the student will be billed accordingly.

  • Possible charges:

    • Device - up to $300

    • Case - up to $35

    • Charger - up to $40 (missing, damaged or incorrect charger)

    • Damaged devices will be reviewed by the Technology Services Department. Parents will be notified if charges are necessary.

    • Costs are assessed based on replacement price which is dependent on age and model of device and charger.


D5 Technology Services will remotely disable any devices not turned in by the deadline and a bill for the full replacement value will be sent.


TURN IN PROCEDURES AND SCHEDULE


Before turning in the device, charger, and case, students need to do the following:


  1. Clean the device. For chromebooks, please watch the this video: https://www.wevideo.com/view/379364335

    1. Clean the screen with a soft, dry antistatic, or microfiber cloth.

    2. Do not use window cleaner or any type of liquid on the device without adult supervision.

    3. You may use packaged pre-moistened eyeglass lens cleaning tissues to clean the screen.

    4. Make sure all personal stickers are removed.


2. Charge the device to at least 60%.

3. Wrap the charger cable and secure it with a velcro tie or rubber band.


CHROMEBOOK SUMMER CARE REMINDERS

  • Keep Chromebook inside. Chromebooks don’t like heat or moisture.

  • Keep it in the case. The case provides protection and a handle for carrying.

  • Keep up with the charger. It is as valuable as a twenty-dollar bill!

  • Completely shut down the Chromebook at least once a week.

TECHNOLOGY TIPS

DUTCH FORK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

"Proud to be a Title I School"

7900 Broad River Rd.

Irmo, SC 29063