Rafting Creek Elementary  

Principal:  Jennifer Howard

Address:  4100 Highway 261 North, Rembert, SC 29128

Phone:  (803) 432-2994     Fax:  (803) 425-7386

http://rces.sumterschools.net

 

Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year. Rafting Creek Elementary is a school of Heros where we Help Each Other Reach Our Goals. Friday, August 28 is the first day of virtual learning for students in grades kindergarten through fifth grade. Pre-kindergarten will begin Friday, September 4.

The Creek will host a virtual school-wide Back to School and Meet the Teacher event Tuesday, August 25 from 5:30- 7 PM for parents and students in grades pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. During this session, parents will receive back to school information, hear virtual learning expectations, review Parent Portal requirements, and meet staff members. Links to all of the virtual events will be placed on Rafting Creek Elementary School’s website, social media pages, and teachers’ Google classrooms.

Chromebook distribution will take place the week of August 10-14. Kindergarten through second grade Chromebook distribution will take place August 10-11, and August 12-13 for grades 3, 4 and 5. Chromebooks can be picked up between 8:30 AM-4 PM in the media center on these dates. Masks will be worn and social distancing guidelines will be followed at all times.

When students return to the in-person learning environment, parents who transport their children to school must follow the signs to the rear drop-off point.  The student drop-off will be open from 6:50 AM. until 7:15 AM daily.  Please do not drop students off before 6:50 AM as there will be no supervision.  Car riders reporting after 7:20 AM must use the front entry.  Students must report to homeroom by 7:25 AM. Students are tardy after 7:30 AM and must be signed in at the attendance office by an adult.

Parents are encouraged to form a partnership with Rafting Creek and to participate in as many activities as their schedules will allow.  We invite parents to have lunch with their children as often as possible.  Please notify the office one day in advance of your plans to eat lunch.  All guests must report to the office upon arrival.

Please see the school and district’s websites for breakfast and lunch distribution information during virtual learning. When in-person instruction resumes, breakfast is from 6:50 until 7:20 AM. In order to participate, students must arrive before 7:15 AM. Breakfast and lunch meals are free for all students.

Enjoy the remainder of your summer! See you back at school on August 25 for Back to School and Meet the Teacher Evening! Let’s make this another great year at The Creek.

Remember: Students+Parents+Teachers=SUCCESS!!!