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Important Notices, Policies, and Regulations

Important Notices:

Video Cameras

Video cameras can serve a useful purpose when placed in classrooms and hallways for instructional and safety purposes.  Accordingly, video cameras may be used in any of the classrooms or hallways in the district at any time.  Any individual who enters a classroom or hallway may be subject to being videotaped.

Release of Directory Information

A federal law, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), allows a school district to release “directory information” about students to individuals who request it.  Directory information includes the student’s name, address, telephone number, date and place of birth, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, dates of attendance, diploma or certificate and awards received, photograph (as related to school/district sponsored events, activities and special recognitions), grade level, the most recent and previous schools attended by the student.  District regulations forbid the release of this information to anyone for commercial purposes.

If for some reason you object to the release of any or all of the above-referenced information, you must notify your student’s principal in writing by the deadline stated in InfoSnap when you registered your child.  If you do not submit a written objection, you understand the district will be free to release or use directory information on your student as appropriate, without prior parental consent.  Any questions concerning students’ directory information should be addressed with the principal of your student’s school.

Notice of Disability

Individuals with disabilities who require assistance or special arrangements to participate in any program sponsored by Lugoff Elementary School are asked to contact the school at least 24 hours before an event so that proper arrangements may be made.  We value our community’s support and attendance at our school.

Equal Opportunity

The School District of Kershaw County offers equal opportunities for admission of students and the employment of personnel.  The programs and activities of the School District are offered equally to all students without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, or sex.  Any inquiries should be directed to Mrs. Denise Sowell, Chief Human Resource Officer. 


Eligibility to Attend LES

Students must live within the Lugoff Elementary attendance area.  Please note that even if you have a Lugoff address, you may not live within our attendance area.  To register, you must have a certified birth certificate, a SC immunization certificate, a mortgage or lease agreement, a check stub, a Driver’s License, and a tax document, all showing the current and accurate address.  

Students outside our area who desire placement at Lugoff Elementary should contact the school district’s Director of Pupil Services, Mr. Rhea Faris,  (803-432-8416).  These students must have district approval before they are allowed to register.  This approval must be obtained every year.  Because of space limitations in our classrooms, approvals are scarce.

If you move during the school year and wish for your child to finish the year at LES, please contact our attendance clerk, Ms. Aquila Harris, and she can provide you with the stipulations and steps you will need to take.  

Transferring to Another School

Please notify the school office at least one week in advance if your child is transferring from Lugoff Elementary to another school.  We will prepare a transfer form that you may pick up on the last day of your child’s attendance at LES.

You must sign a form permitting Lugoff Elementary to forward your child’s records to the new school if that school is outside Kershaw County.  We will forward school records to the receiving school when they are requested, provided that all books, devices, or money owed to LES have been returned or paid.

Permission to Ride the Bus Home

If your child will be riding the bus home with a friend, you must send a note stating such to the principal.  It must include your child’s name, who your child is riding with, date and the bus number (if you know it), along with your signature. 


School Closings/Early Dismissals

Sometimes it is necessary to close school or have early dismissals.  During times of inclement weather or other emergencies, you should listen to our hometown radio station, WPUB FM 102.7, for up-to-date information, or visit our school’s website.  WIS –TV 10 and WLTX – 19 also receive up-to-date information should school close. We also use our Blackboard Connect program to inform you of closings.  This is another reason why it is imperative that we have your current numbers.  

If school has an early dismissal, you should arrange for someone on your approved list to meet the school bus during the announced time, or pick your child up within 30 minutes of dismissal time in the car circle. Please remember, only those people that you listed in your contacts list at registration will be allowed to pick up your child.

Be Great (our afterschool program) will not remain open for emergency closings or dismissals.


FinalSite formerly known as Blackboard

Please visit our school’s webpage at  There you will find out about news and events around our school.  Access to our teachers' webpages, test dates, class information, etc. can  be found in Canvas.  Please make sure you have used the steps we have included in the handbook  to pair with your child's Canvas page.  Canvas is also where you can access your child's grades and view any assignments that are late or missing.