Irmo Elementary Family Updates

#HeartoftheHive January 17-21

A Note From Your Principal

Dear IES Families,

I hope this weekly email finds you safe and healthy. We have experienced trying times to say the least between illness and most recently the weather. As a reminder, tomorrow is a student and staff holiday. All schools and offices will be closed for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Tuesday, January 18th is a virtual learning day for all students in D5. Students will return to the building in person on Wednesday, 1/19. Please take a look at the details below for our upcoming Virtual Irmo Strong Community 5K. Your support for our school, cluster and Irmo community means so much! Thank you!

Shannon Fincannon



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Important Dates

This Week:

1/17 MLK Jr. Holiday-All Schools and Offices Closed

1/18 Virtual Learning Day in D5

1/19 Students Return F2F

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Irmo Strong Virtual 5k and Family Fun Walk Registration

Irmo Strong Virtual 5k and Family Fun Walk Registration opens February 1, 2022.

The event will be April 1-17, 2022.
This is a great way to encourage and support your school communities! Did you know that parent teacher organizations systematically provide extra fun and uplifting activities throughout the school year? This event exists to support Irmo schools’ parent groups (PTO, PTSO, PTA) in their desire to positively impact school environments, and to promote #IrmoStrong within our community. A portion of each registration goes to your school of choice!

Until Presidents Day Sale: $21 per registration until the end of the day on 2/21. Regular priced registrations are $35 per person.

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Dr. Akil E. Ross, Sr. will serve as our permanent superintendent for D5 effective 2/1/22. Congratulations, Dr. Ross!

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Notes from the Nurse

IES appreciates your continued support with keeping students home who are ill or showing signs of illness.

Below are two very important forms.

1. IES Vaccination form--If your student has been fully vaccinated with the pediatric Covid 19 vaccine series, please clink the link below and fill out the form and upload a copy of their vaccination card for their permanent record.

IES Covid Vaccination form

2. IES Quarantine and Isolation Return early form--

Isolation--If your student has been diagnosed with covid 19 and you would like for them to return to school on or after day 6(they must be without fever for 24 hours and with a resolution of symptoms) of their Isolation, please fill out the form in the link below the day before you plan for them to return and Nurse Nobles will contact you regarding clearance to return to school.

Quarantine--If your student has been quarantined due to a close contact at school or outside of school and you would like for them to return to school on or after day 6 of their quarantine, please clink the link below and fill out the form, upload a copy of their negative covid results from day 4 or after of quarantine and Nurse Nobles will reach out to you regarding clearance for your student to return to school.

IES Quarantine/Isolation Return Early form

Thank you again for your continued support and patience during these unprecedented times.


Nurse Nobles

Author Visit: Gordon Korman

This past week our 5th grade IES writers had the amazing opportunity to receive tips and tricks on becoming great authors from New York Times Best Selling author, Gordon Korman. Korman has written over 80 children's and young adult fiction books and he has sold over 28 million copies. We are thankful that our IES bees are able to learn from the best!
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USC Highlights Our Very Own Mrs. Chapman, Ms. Rohrbaugh, and USC intern, Ms. Guess:

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