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Bethel-Hanberry Elementary

FAQs

Can I contact my child’s teacher during the school day?  

Our classrooms are open to our families, but as you can imagine, our teachers are quite busy during the instructional day.  They must supervise students at all times.  They cannot give you direct attention without first scheduling an appointment.  Please feel free to call teachers and leave a message.  The phones are placed on cover so they do not disturb teaching and learning.    They will return phone calls and email communications. If you have an emergency, please contact our main office at 691-6880.

 

What do I need to do to change transportation for my child at dismissal?

Dismissal can be the most challenging portion of our day as all students are exiting the campus in a variety of ways.  We ask that you do not constantly change how your child leaves campus as this creates a strain on our staff.  If your child does have a change in transportation, please make the change in writing to your child’s teacher and/or the main office.  We can accept phone messages or a fax, but please do not send an email as these are not always seen in time for dismissal.  Per district policy, students may not be dismissed after 2:15 PM as we must focus on getting all students safely to their holding area.

 

When are the elementary half days?

Our district has set aside half days for all elementary schools to allow our faculty/staff more time for professional development and provide additional time for parent conferences.  All elementary schools will dismiss on the dates below at 11:30 AM.  

Friday, January 22nd
Thursday, June 10th
Friday, June 11th

 

What are general fees?

This district does charge a general school fee as authorized by the S. C. General Assembly. The fee is $15 per student and is required of every child. Adjustments are made for students receiving free or reduced lunch. The money collected through school fees is used to buy instructional materials and supplies.

Families with more than three students enrolled in our schools only pay a maximum of $45.00 (full pay) or $18 (reduced) for fees.

The school district staff will be glad to work with parents in the collection of fees. If your family has several children enrolled in school or is having economic difficulties, please contact your child's principal.