Welcome to Lemira Elementary School

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The Lion’s Den Week at a Glance:

Principal Updates

Each week, activities and events for the week are posted through our weekly newsletters.  Please click on the link to access the latest information.

Week of April 22nd – April 26th, 2024 – https://www.smore.com/n/eh02c

ACCESS for ELLs (Assessing Comprehension and Communication in English State-to-State for English Language Learners) is a secure large-scale English language proficiency assessment mandated by law to be administered to Kindergarten through 12th grade students identified as English language learners (ELLs). It is given annually in WIDA Consortium member states to monitor students’ progress in acquiring academic English.     The testing administration window for Lemira Elementary is from February 23rd to March 8th, 2024.

 

23-24 FERPA Letter: FERPA: Please read as it pertains to releasing of photos, award recognitions, etc. on social media sites.

23-24 State Guidelines: Statefedguidelines (2)

23-24 School Report Card Info: https://screportcards.com/overview/?q=eT0yMDIyJnQ9RSZzaWQ9NDMwMTAzMQ

23-24 Read to Succeed 3rd Grade Guidelines: R2S Initial Notification 2023 (1)

 

Volunteer Application (In order to attend field trips or volunteer at school, all are asked to complete the volunteer app online).

Procedures:

Direct Link: https://app.sterlingvolunteers.com/en/Candidates/Account/Register

Or,  Sumter School District website (www.sumterschools.net).

                a. Click on “ABOUT US” (located at top of webpage).
                b. Click on VOLUNTEER APPLICATION” (last option).
                c. Register for an account and complete the
                    application through Sterling Volunteers.
Upcoming events

Important Calendar Dates

April 23 / Title One Multi-Cultural Showcase – 6pm

April 24th / Interim Reports go home &  SIC Meeting 4pm (Parent Invite)

April 24th – May 10th / Interim Parent Conference Window / (Scheduled for Possible Retention Candidates)

April 29th – May 10th / SCREADY Testing Window

 

EOY Award Ceremonies

Awards Day (PreK – 1) / Monday, May 20

Awards Day (2nd – 4th) / Tuesday, May 21

5th Grade Graduation (SHS Auditorium) / Wednesday, May 22⋅6:00 – 7:00pm

 End of Year Fines

  • As we approach the end of the year, it is important that all fines for the 23-24 school year are paid.
  • Unpaid fines for lost/chromebook damages or lost/damaged library books could lead to non participation in the End of the Year Field Day event and 5th grade promotion ceremony.
  • Fee sheets will go home for students who have fines. Please ensure all fines are paid so that your scholar can participate in the end of the year events.

 

 

Please read our weekly WAG. Plus, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and our School Website for the latest updates. 

 

 

 

 

PreK Registration is still open. Apply today. You may call (803) 775-0658 for details

Documents Needed for registration:

1. Social Security card
2. Birth Certificate
3. Immunization Card
4. Proof of Address
5. Medicaid, if applicable
6. Guardianship
7. Appointment Card – if no immunization file is available

 

 

 

23-24 Updates Covid Letter:

 

 

School Improvement Council Parent Report 2022-2023

School Improvement Council Parent Report 2022 – 2023

23-24 Parents’ Right to Know:

English Copy:  Parents_ Guardians Right to Know 2023-2024

Spanish Copy: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1yrJbSgWqK6VLEKga-MyRd8v1kqdI4q2bMSpd3LQ6TuU/edit?usp=sharing

Parent and Family Engagement Policy 23-24

Family Compact 23-24

Sprigeo – Reporting of Bullying

Uniform Announcement:

Greetings Lemira Family:
For the 2023-2024 school year, school uniforms will become optional. After surveying local businesses, we have found that uniforms may not be widely available. Therefore, to prevent placing a burden on parents, we are suspending the uniform requirement for the upcoming school year. Although students are not required to wear uniforms, they must follow the district’s student dress code. The link provided will give you access to the district dress code policy (Link: https://ops.sumterschools.net/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2021/08/Sumter-Dress-Code.pdf).
Key Factors:
1. Please refrain from buying jeans that have holes above the knees
2. No Slides – Crocs must be worn in sports mode
3. No leggings/jeggings, unless worn with a skirt or shorts
4. Shorts and skirts must be knee length.
Thanks for being a valuable part of our school community. Please stay tuned for additional updates.
Mrs. Stephanie Gregg, Ed.S
Proud Principal of Lemira Elementary School
23-24 Beginning of the Year School Letter:
 

23-24 FERPA Letter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

23-24 State Guidelines

Important information regarding Read to Succeed Act

R2S Initial Parent Notification Letter

Lemira Elementary

It is indeed a pleasure to collaborate with our students, staff, parents, and community stakeholders as we strive to do what’s in the best interest of students.  Our mission to motivateinspire, and educate all students to be college and career ready. Please feel free to contact the school for any questions or concerns.


Principal
 Mrs. Stephanie Gregg, ED.S

Assistant Principal: Ms. Leslie Dowling

Guidance Counselor: Mrs. Nakia Carter

Address:  952 Fulton Street, Sumter, SC 29150

Phone: 803 775-0658    Fax: 803 778-2730
School Day:  7:30 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.
http://lme.sumterschools.net

Lemira Facebook Page

Lemira Twitter Page

Each week, activities and events for the week are posted through our weekly newsletters.  Please click on the link to access the latest information.

Week of April 15th – April 19th, 2024 – https://www.smore.com/n/27ngq

Week of April 8th – April 12th, 2024 – https://www.smore.com/n/jpzsgf

Week of March 25th – March 28th, 2024 – https://www.smore.com/n/hyc65

Week of March 18th – March 22nd, 2024 – https://www.smore.com/n/48dgfw

Week of March 11th – March 15th, 2024 – https://www.smore.com/n/ky0qv

Week of March 4 – March 8th, 2024 – https://www.smore.com/n/axk0v

Week of Feb. 26th – March 1st, 2024https://www.smore.com/2qews

Week of Feb. 20th – Feb. 23rd, 2024https://www.smore.com/pv3wf

Week of Feb. 12th – Feb. 16th, 2024 – https://www.smore.com/jrmvs

Week of Feb. 5th – Feb. 9th, 2024 – https://www.smore.com/renct

Week of Jan. 29th – Feb. 2nd, 2024 – https://www.smore.com/13ymn

Week of Jan. 22th – Jan. 26th, 2024 – https://www.smore.com/pmw5qb

Week of Jan. 16th – Jan. 19th, 2024 – https://www.smore.com/w28xd

Week of Jan. 8th – Jan. 12th, 2024 – https://www.smore.com/523xgv

Week of Dec. 18th -Dec. 21th –https://www.smore.com/w6b5j

Week of Dec. 11th- Dec. 15th – https://www.smore.com/vf5s2

Week of Dec. 4th -Dec. 8th – https://www.smore.com/xdgwz

Week of Nov. 27th  – Dec. 1st – https://www.smore.com/0345z9

Week of Nov. 6th  – Nov. 10th – https://www.smore.com/k5hrm

Week of Oct. 30th, 2023 – Nov. 3rd  – https://www.smore.com/uqn4x

Week of Oct. 23th, 2023 – Oct. 27th – https://www.smore.com/jwz7y

Week of Oct. 15th, 2023 – Oct. 19th –https://www.smore.com/hdn07

Week of Oct. 11th – Oct. 13th, 2023 – https://www.smore.com/50f84

Week of Oct. 2nd- Oct. 5th, 2023 –https://www.smore.com/c3agv

Week of Sept. 25th – Sept. 29th, 2023 – https://www.smore.com/3e1gp

Week of Sept. 18th – Sept. 22nd, 2023 – https://www.smore.com/9ary7

Week of Sept. 11th – Sept. 15th, 2023 – https://www.smore.com/j98kt

Week of August 28th – Sept. 1st, 2023 – https://www.smore.com/a78ctr

Week of August 21st – 25th, 2023 – https://www.smore.com/jskvt

Week of August 14th-18th, 2023 – https://www.smore.com/be78j

Week of August 6 – 10, 2023 – https://www.smore.com/6bhre

Week of May 22nd – May 26th – https://www.smore.com/e6g8b

Week of May 15th – May 19th – https://www.smore.com/7p0b6

Week of  May 8th – May 12th – https://www.smore.com/e25ug

Week of  May 1st – May 5th – https://www.smore.com/adhgv

Week of  April 24th – 28th, 2023 – https://www.smore.com/28r65

Week of  April 17th – April 21st, 2023 – https://www.smore.com/0ae4g

Week of  April 3rd – April 6th, 2023 – https://www.smore.com/he1tp

Week of  March 27th – March 31st – https://www.smore.com/2crhq

Week of  March 20th – March 24th – https://www.smore.com/y4v20

Week of  March 13th – March 17th – https://www.smore.com/83vty

Week of  March 6th – March 10th –  https://www.smore.com/p7wta

Week of  February 27th – March 3rd: https://www.smore.com/fykvu

February 20th – February 24th, 2023 –https://www.smore.com/zkhs8

Week of February 13th – February 17th, 2023 – https://www.smore.com/0m6pf

Week of February 6th – February 10th, 2023 – https://www.smore.com/908qk

Week of January 30th – February 3rd, 2023 – https://www.smore.com/4dxqa1

Week of January 23th – 27th – https://www.smore.com/n5tw9

Week of January 17th –  20th: https://www.smore.com/vub9h

Week of January 9th – 13th: https://www.smore.com/e6pbr

Week of Jan. 2 – 6th: https://www.smore.com/dm4h1

Week of Dec.12 – 16th: https://www.smore.com/2t6hy

Week of Dec.5th – 9th: https://www.smore.com/gw2am3

November 14th, 2022 – November 18th, 2022 – https://www.smore.com/3du69

October 31st – November 4th, 2022 – https://www.smore.com/xr9yv

October 24th-28th, 2022 – https://www.smore.com/rn4kc

October 17th – 21th, 2022 – https://www.smore.com/spdb9

October 10th-14th, 2022:  https://www.smore.com/dpvk3

October 3rd – 7th, 2022:  https://www.smore.com/vmg56

September 26th – 30st, 2022:  https://www.smore.com/4khg7

September 19th – 23rd, 2022:  https://www.smore.com/ur3qv

August 8th – 12th: https://www.smore.com/8vgtn

August 15th – 19th: https://www.smore.com/67×25

August 22nd – 26th: https://www.smore.com/8dyph

August 29th – September 2nd: https://www.smore.com/x3fuv

September 5th – 9th, 2022   https://www.smore.com/ht3mf

September 12 – 16th https://www.smore.com/e2s4q

2023-2024 Lemira Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to our 23-24 Teacher of the Year, Ms. Marlene Levine! Ms. Levine was a dedicated third grade teacher at Lemira.  She is known for her innovative practices and classroom culture she provides for her students and our school community.  She has been recently promoted to serve as the school’s instructional coach for the 23-24 school year. We salute you, Ms. Marlene Levine.

 

Please access the following link for information on the School Improvement Council.

https://sic.sc.gov/sic-information/faqs-about-sics

SIC handbook

22-23 Annual Report 

Annual Report to the Parent: Annual Report 2022-2023revised (2) (1)

     

Members

Teresa Mullins, Chair, Staff

Stephanie Gregg, Principal

Leslie Dowling, Assistant Principal

Nakia Boler, Parent

Shannon Cummings, Parent

Tonya Spann, Parent

Emilia Jackson, Staff

Marlene Levine, Staff

Timothy Boyd, Community Member (Giant Resource Recover – GRR)

Syleste Simmons, Community Member (Eastside Baptist Church)

Faith Keels, Community Member (Eaton Corporation)

 

The School Improvement Council will meet the 2nd Thursday of Each Month. Our Next Meeting Date is Oct. 12. 2023 @ 4:30pm.

Orientations:  

Lemira Elementary School is excited to open its doors to students for the 2023-2024 school year. To kick off the school year, grade level orientations and the Back to School Bash will be held Tuesday, August 1st for all returning and newly enrolled students. Both will occur from 6:00pm to 7:30pm.  Class rosters will be available and posted. In addition, the school supply wish list for the 2023-2024 school year has been posted on the school’s website and will be available at the orientation. We look forward to an exciting year of learning and growing!

Attention Parents and Students of New Enrollees for the 23-24 School Year

We will host a jump start camp for all new students to Lemira Elementary on Tuesday, August 1st (4:00pm – 5:30pm). While at camp, parents and students will learn about the logistics (i.e. procedures and protocols of Lemira), along with other interactive engaging activities to prepare for the 23-24 school year!

 

Instructional Day:

  The first day of school is  Thursday, August 3rd for grades 1st through 5th. Thursday, August 10th  is the first day for Prekindergarten and Kindergarten. Kindergarten testing will take place during the week of August 3rd. Teachers will reach out to parents to schedule testing times.

Instruction begins daily at 7:30 a.m. for all grade levels. Students should arrive on campus no earlier than 6:50 a.m. and no later than 7:30 a.m. to avoid being tardy. Chromebooks will be used for the 2023-2024 school year. Students are encouraged to bring charged laptops to school on a daily basis. If you are in need of technical assistance, please call the school for technical support.

Schoology:

Schoology is the learning management system that all classrooms use to house classroom assignments, projects, and homework.  Please check Schoology on a daily basis to stay abreast of your learner’s daily class requirements and classroom announcements.

Parent Portal:

 Parent Poral is the student information system that allows parents to have real time access to their students’ grades and attendance.  Please check daily to track your student’s academic and attendance progress. Link: https://powerschool.sumterschools.net/public/home.html

If you are need of the sign in credentials (i.e username/password), please call (803)775-0658. Please ask for Ms. Nakia Carter (Counselor) or Ms. Terease Ingram (Attendance/Data Clerk).

Uniforms:

School uniforms are optional for the 23-24 school year due to the uniform shortage. Students are expected to follow the Sumter School District Dress Code Policy.   https://ops.sumterschools.net/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2021/08/Sumter-Dress-Code.pdf

Sprigeo:

At Lemira, we have a zero tolerance for bullying. If your student is expressing concerns of bullying, please complete the Sprigeo report. Linkhttps://app.sprigeo.com/

Additional Parent Resources:

 https://sumterschools.net/about-us/for-parents-and-students/

Office Hours: 

If you are in need of assistance, office hours are from 6:50 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Drop-off/Pick-Up Procedures:

All students may be dropped off in the morning at the traffic circle in front of the school’s entrance on Fulton Street and exit on the Boulevard Road. Parents are reminded to not drop students off before 6:50 a.m. For student’s safety, parents are reminded not to drop their child off in the grassy area across the street from the school on Fulton Street. During pick-up, all car riders will be dismissed through the gate under the breezeway using their car number. Each student will be provided with numbered car tags and book bag tags. Parents arriving without a car tag number will be asked to go into the office to have their credentials verified. Parents will not be allowed to walk up to the car pick up gate to retrieve students, and students will not be permitted to cross Fulton street to walk to their rides, for safety is our number one priority.  Please ensure your student is picked up no later than 2:45pm.

How can my child get a district-issued Chromebook?
• Sumter School District’s One-to-Global initiative provides a technology device for each student in grades kindergarten through twelfth grade.
• Students and parents without a district-issued Chromebook may check one out during scheduled dates at their child’s home school.
• Students who are having issues with technology will be provided with avenues to contact the school media specialist or Chromebook manager for technical support. This will include issues with internet, applications, software, and technology tools.

Emilia Jackson – Emilia.Jackson@sumterschools.net

Samantha Smith – Samantha.Smith@sumterschools.net

• If you are in need of additional technology support, click here to complete an IT Support Request. A systems technician will reach out immediately from 8 AM to 4 PM Monday through Friday.

Chromebook Replacement Cost – see attached list with prices for Chromebook damages and replacement

Chromebook Replacement Costs

For the 2023-2024 school year, school uniforms will become optional. After surveying local businesses, we have found that uniforms may not be widely available. Therefore, to prevent placing a burden on parents, we are suspending the uniform requirement for the upcoming school year. Although students are not required to wear uniforms, they must follow the district’s student dress code. Below, you will find a copy of the district’s dress code policy.
Key Factors:
1. Please refrain from buying jeans that have holes above the knees
2. No Slides – Crocs must be worn in sports mode
3. No leggings/jeggings, unless worn with a skirt or shorts
4. Shorts and skirts must be knee length.