F. J. DeLaine Elementary
Principal:  Maria Newton-Ta’Bon
Address:  5355 Cane Savannah Road, Wedgefield, SC 29168
Phone:  803-494-2661     Fax:  803-494-2675
School Day:  7:00 a.m.-7: 25 a.m. Breakfast
7:25 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. Instructional time
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Orientation will be held on Thursday, August 17 at 9:00 a.m. for kindergarten through fifth grade. Parents and students are encouraged to attend to meet the teachers and receive pertinent information concerning expectations, assignments, and necessary supplies.  Upon arrival, please report to the multi-purpose room located at the rear of the campus for a brief meeting with the principal.  Following the meeting, parents will be released to rotate to specific classes to learn about Read to Succeed, standards based report cards, daily discipline, grade level expectations, and attendance. Parents and students will also be able to meet teachers. The principal, Mrs. Maria Newton-Ta’Bon, will be available throughout the day for parents who would like to meet with her personally.

The school’s dress code remains in effect. Students should be properly dressed at all times. Please remember that, for safety reasons, students may not wear flip-flops or slides. Any sandals that are worn must have a strap that goes around the heel. Additionally, remember that shorts, skirts and dresses must no shorter that the width of a dollar bill from the top of the kneecap. A school calendar will be provided to each family explaining additional essential information.

Drop-Off/Pick-Up Procedures:  Between 7:00 a.m. and 7:25 a.m., students should be dropped off at the entrance marked “Buses Only.”  Please do not drop off students before 7:00 a.m.  The rear door will be locked at 7:25 a.m., after which time students should be dropped off at the front of the building at the main office. At 7:25 a.m., all students will transition to class to prepare for the day of instruction. There will be no exceptions to this time in order to prevent cars and buses from entering at the same time. For students arriving after 7:30 a.m., a parent must accompany them to the front office to sign them in for the day. For afternoon dismissal, student pick-up is at the main office parking lot in front of the school.