A Monthly Update from Barnwell Elementary School
September was an awesome month at Barnwell Elementary, and we are looking forward to cooler weather and fall fun! Both staff and students are working hard! We are proud of all of the positive things happening at BES!
There are many other exciting things coming up in October, so be sure to check out the dates listed below. Our Facebook page is also regularly updated with event pictures.
Thank you for supporting our efforts in teaching and learning, and thank you for partnering with our faculty and staff to provide the best education for our students!
Kay Gooding, Principal
Every time your child is absent, the attendance office needs to be notified in writing with a medical excuse or a parent note. Please use this form to send in an electronic excuse. While emailing a teacher about your child's absence is greatly appreciated, it is not considered an excuse.
Please be aware that a student is only allowed 5 parent notes per school year. Any other absences will require a medical excuse. If you have any questions regarding attendance, please contact Ms. Patty in the office at 803-541-1286.
October is National Bullying Prevention Month
October is National Bullying Prevention Month, and at BES, we are committed to fostering an environment of respect, kindness, and unity among our staff and students. As part of this dedication, we are proud to participate in the National Day of Unity, an initiative that encourages schools across the nation to come together to prevent bullying.
Bullying is a serious issue that can have long-lasting effects on the well-being of our students. It can affect their self-esteem, mental health, and academic performance. It is essential to recognize that bullying can take many forms, including verbal, physical, and cyberbullying, and it can happen in various settings, both in-person and online. To combat this issue, we must all work together to raise awareness and create a safe and inclusive school environment.
Mrs. Burbage, our school counselor and teachers are available to discuss bullying-related issues with students, ensuring they have a trusted adult to turn to if they experience or witness bullying.
We have a confidential reporting system in place for parents and students to report incidents of bullying. Our staff is trained to respond promptly and appropriately to reports of bullying, ensuring that all students feel safe and supported.
As we celebrate the National Day of Unity on Wednesday, October 18, 2023, let us all commit to taking a stand against bullying, not just today but every day. By working together as a community, we can create an environment where every student feels valued, respected, and free from the fear of bullying.