Irmo Elementary Family Updates

#HeartoftheHive November 29-December 3

A Note From Your Principal

Dear IES Families,

I hope you each have had a wonderful Thanksgiving break with your families. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your "secret" help to provide letters to staff. We know the BIG heart that each of our staff family members show for this work that matters so much daily. We truly love our bees and our families. Please review the updated mitigation level information below as our district has changed from green to yellow. This will take us through December 3rd. I will continue to keep you updated as to what this means for IES as information is shared. This week we will begin celebrating our November Students of the Month. While we enjoyed our time with family so much, we are just as excited to see our BEEs!

Shannon Fincannon



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Mitigation Level Update

On Monday, November 22nd, IES and other D5 schools returned to Yellow Mitigation Level. The reason for the shift to Yellow is that Lexington County is now at a Medium Risk Level according to DHEC's weekly county Risk Levels. Our Mitigation Level Matrix states that when the average Risk Level in the two counties is Medium, Yellow is the minimum Mitigation Level in our schools.

Click HERE to see the D5 Covid-19 Dashboard. Shaded colors on the chart reflect the mitigation levels for the next week (Nov 29 - Dec 3).

What does this mean for IES?

Level Two protocols in place, with the following additions/changes:

  • Utilize a consistent seating arrangement/charts
  • Visitors limited to front office areas (unless prior approval for medical or educational purpose)
  • Field trips suspended
  • Quarantine students at 3 feet or closer proximity (if a cluster occurs, stricter quarantine may be required).

Celebration of our Fall USC Interns...this is not goodbye because "once a bee, you're always a bee at IES"

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Important Car Rider Information

Thank you for your help with the car line! Here are a few reminders to help with the process.

Morning Car Line

  • Thank you for having your student(s) ready to exit the cars and for exiting beginning at the tower! This really speeds up our line in the morning!
  • Merge or zipper the two lines together after passing the teacher parking entrance but before passing the top gate.
  • Please remember no left turns are allowed when exiting the car line.

Afternoon Car Line

  • For safety reasons, you must have your car tag ( not a picture) to pick up your student(s).
  • Please remember no left turns are allowed when exiting the car line.
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Free Virtual Tutoring- Parents, Click here!

S.C. Department of Education and S.C. State Library Announce Partnership to Provide Virtual Tutoring Support to South Carolina Students

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Notes from the Nurse

Dear Families,

Please note the the district school nurses will not be contact tracing over the school break. Continue to monitor daily for any signs or symptoms of illness with your student(s). Report positive Covid results or symptoms to and follow up will occur on Monday, November 29th.

I hope you all have a fun and safe Thanksgiving Break.

Nurse Nobles

Important Dates

11/29 Virtual PTA Board Meeting 6 pm

11/30-12/3 Book Fair for Students

12/3 Student Council Installation Ceremony 8 am

Coming Soon:

12/8 MAP - Reading Grades 1-5

12/9 MAP - Math Grades 1-5

12/13 Virtual SIC Meeting 3:30 pm

12/17 Half Day for Students-Dismissal at 10:40 am

12/20-12/31 Winter Break (students return 1/3)

Staff and Students Celebrated with Team Spirit Wear Before Thanksgiving Break

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