On behalf of all of the teachers and staff at Pendleton Elementary School, we welcome you and your child to a new school year. PES is a school with a strong sense of community. As a learning community, we share a common mission in “Preparing Every Student for Academic Achievement.”
As we begin a new year, we want to emphasize that student achievement is the focus of our instructional team. As a parent, you are a key member of that team. Our staff is dedicated to the belief that each child will be provided opportunities to reach their full academic and social potential. In support of that belief, our staff is committed to do the following:
Have high expectations for all of our learners.
Provide motivation for the learning process.
Arrange opportunities for all learners to be successful.
Provide a caring and positive class atmosphere for all students.
Implement a rigorous core curriculum that includes the Grade Level Standards.
Strive to be aware of the individual needs of your child.
Communicate with you regularly regarding your child’s progress.
We rely on your support in all areas of the learning process in order for your child to truly excel. We need the dedication of our parents to do the following:
Have high expectations for your child.
Provide a quiet place for your child to study.
Encourage your child to complete his/her homework.
Make sure your child gets an adequate night's sleep.
See that your child arrives at school on time every day.
Spend time each day reading with your child.
Attend School Nights and Parent Conferences.
Encourage your child to be positive in his or her learning.
Together we can do a great job of preparing our students for future success as productive citizens able to meet the challenges they encounter. We are looking forward to the new year with great enthusiasm, refreshed energy, and high expectations. Let us celebrate previous success and strive to continue as a community of learners so that our children flourish.
The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is working with your school district to provide flu vaccines at your child’s school this fall. This year DHEC is offering both the flu shot and the flu nasal spray. It is important that all children get vaccinated every year. There will be no cost to you or your child for the flu vaccine/nasal spray at school. If applicable, payment from Medicaid will be made to DHEC on your behalf. If you would like your child to get a flu vaccine or flu nasal spray at school:
1.Go to http://www.scdhec.gov/slvcconsent using your smartphone, computer or tablet or scan the QR code in the linked document with your smartphone to access the link.
2.Then, enter  as your validation code.
3.If you are not able to complete the online consent, complete the front of the attached form and return it to school within (5) days of receiving this letter.
If your child is under the age of 9, he or she may need to get a second flu vaccine or flu nasal spray for the best protection. You will be notified if your child will need a second flu vaccine or flu nasal spray. If your child does not receive the flu vaccine or flu nasal spray at school, please contact your child’s healthcare provider or health department to get the flu vaccine or nasal spray. Sincerely,
Jonathan Knoche, MD, MPH, MSt Medical Consultant, Immunization Division
Congratulations to Beverly Greenway, Pendleton's Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Greenway . Mrs. Greenway teaches first grade. Her love for our students and staff is evident. She works hard to support others and to build long lasting relationships. We are so lucky to have her here at PES. Congratulations Mrs. Greenway.