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Where can I get a copy of the school calendar?

The school calendar for the 2018-2019 school year is available at the front office or by clicking on the following link as well as on the district’s website here.

When do I pay for my child's meals?

You may pay for your child's meals by sending the money to your teacher in an envelope or online at . Be sure to put your child’s name, teacher, and amount enclosed on the envelope. Your child may turn this in to his/her teacher or the front office. You may pay daily, weekly, monthly, or yearly. The lunchroom will send a statement of your child's account home when their account is approaching a zero balance or if the account is over due. If there is a (-) before the total amount, then that is how much you have in the account. If there is a - before the amount, then that is how much you owe. All questions regarding payments are referred to Abbey Daniels in the cafeteria. She may be contacted through the front office at

Why do I have to complete a free lunch application every year?

The federal government requires that a new application be completed within the first 30 days of every school year. It is best that you do this at registration. Once the 30 days have passed and there is no application on file in the cafeteria, you will be charged full price for lunch meals. Breakfast is free for all students.

What time does school start?

The tardy bell rings at 7:45 and instruction begins. Anyone that is not in the school at that time is considered tardy and must report to the front office for a tardy pass to enter class. School ends at 2:30 PM.

What do I do when my child is absent?

When your child is absent from school you are not required to call the school. When the student returns, you must send either a note from the doctor or a note written by the parent stating:

Child’s first and last name
Reason of absence
Date of absence
Parent signature

A child’s absence will be considered excused or unexcused by guidelines stated in the District One Attendance Policy. Excessive absences from school require a doctor’s statement.

We do not interrupt classes to get make-up work. Students are allowed 5 days to make up work because of absences.

What if my child is a car rider?


  • Students may enter the building no earlier than 7:00 a.m.
  • All students should be in their classrooms no later than 7:45 a.m.
  • To insure safety and security, all entrances are locked.  Please enter through the IES Main Office only.
  • Prior to 7:45 a.m. students may enter at the Multipurpose room.
  • If parents need to walk a child in, please enter through the main office to sign in.  Parking is extremely limited. Additional parking is available in the grassy area beside the armory.
  • Head Start students enter at the end of the carline at the Head Start office.  Parents who may have both Head Start and IES students will need to exit Head Start and reenter through the IES Main Office to sign in an IES child.
  • Please do not drop students off in the front parking lot.  This causes a safety hazard with cars pulling in and out of the parking lot.
  • Only single lane drop off. Once your child is out of the car you may move to the double lane to turn left onto Oakland Avenue.
  • Students who walk to school may cross the street only at the crosswalk.  A crossing guard will be in this area each morning.  
  • Students should go to the following areas when they arrive each morning:
            7:00 - 7:15 All students report to the Multipurpose Room.
            7:15 - 7:45  All 2nd and 3rd grade students enter through the Multipurpose Room and walk to class.
                 7:15 - 7:45 All K4, K5, and 1st grade students will enter through the Multipurpose room and wait for    
                                teacher pickup.   
              7:50- Parents must walk students into the front office.  A tardy note will be issued.
FREE BREAKFAST for ALL students is served in the classrooms each morning. 


  • School will dismiss at 2:30. Students must be picked up no later than 2:50.
  • Each student’s name and grade level should be written boldly on a green sign to be placed on the right side of the car dash. Please let your child’s teacher know if you need a sign.
  • Students remain on the sidewalk with teacher supervision until their ride arrives.
  • There will be no student pick up on Oakland Ave.  Please help us keep our children safe and secure by not walking to the car rider line to pick up your child. 
  • Students who are not picked up on time will be taken to the front office. An adult must come in to the front office to sign the student out.
  • The dismissal bell rings at 2:30.
  • Avoid traffic back up by arriving no earlier than 2:30.

Thank you for your co-operation in ensuring our children’s safety and security! As with any school, the after school line will move slower the first few weeks of school. We appreciate your patience and cooperation as the teachers begin to match students with vehicles picking them up each day. Everything possible is being done to move traffic quickly. The wait is worth the safety of our children.

When does my child eat lunch?

Head Start 10:30-10:55

K4 12:50-1:10
K5 11:00-11:25
1st 12:00-12:25
2nd 12:25-12:45 (Green, Long, A. Smith)   12:45-1:05 (Davis, Moore, S. Smith)
3rd 11:30-11:55 (Foster, Hollon, Terry)        11:55-12:15 (Garcia, Scruggs, Zipperer)

What afterschool programs are available for my child?

Parks and Recreation offers the A.C.E. program which includes a supervised homework time and activities until 6:00 PM on Monday through Friday. Also, this program operates during the summer and holidays when school is not in session and on some teacher workdays. Contact Inman Rec. Center at 864-398-6709 for more information and cost.

What are the school phone numbers?

Main Office– 472-8403
Fax – 472-7839

Head Start Office- 472-1523
Parks and Rec. – 472-5162

I want my child to ride the bus, what should I do?

Come by the school and complete a bus transportation form. The assistant principal can explain this process and answer your questions. If you live within 1 ½ miles of the school or outside of the Inman Elementary School attendance zone, we cannot offer bus transportation according to state law. Students are not allowed to ride home with friends on the bus unless they already are assigned a seat on that same bus. 

What measures are taken to keep my child safe during the school day?

We have a School Crisis Plan in place that is updated yearly. We have an Inman Police Department Officer, Jimmy Bobo, who serves as our full-time School Resource Officer.  All main doors are locked during the school day. All visitors must enter through the main office, sign in, and get a visitor’s ID badge prior to entering the building. Students are supervised by adults all during the day. Special safety precautions are taken at drop-off and pick-up times. Adults may be asked to show a picture ID and/or proof of identity when picking up students. Security cameras are located throughout the building. 

How do I contact my child’s teacher?

You may call the school (472-8403) and arrange for a conference. You may email your child’s teacher through email addresses listed on this website. You may send a note by your child to set up a meeting time. If you would like to call to speak to your child’s teacher, you may do so at the following times during the school day:

K4 10:30-11:30

K5 11:30-12:10 (Praytor, Whiteside)  12:15-12:55 (Burress, McIntosh, Patterson)

1st Grade  1:00-1:40 (Carr, Condrey, Wall)   1:45-2:25 (Beaver, Hardin, Trout)
2nd Grade  9:30-10:10 (Green, Long, A. Smith)   10:15-10:55 (Davis, Moore, S. Smith)

3rd Grade  8:00-8:40 (Foster, Hollon, Terry)    8:45-9:25 (Garcia, Scruggs, Zipperer)

You may also contact your child’s teacher prior to 7:30 AM or after 3:00 PM. The school office does not give out teacher’s home phone numbers.


What will my child be learning this year?

Our teachers provide instruction that is aligned with the curriculum set by the SC Department of Education. Each grade level has specific standards. Please visit the SC Department of Education website for a complete list of grade level standards.

Physical Address: 25 Oakland Avenue | Inman, SC 29349
Phone: (864) 472-8403 | Fax: (864) 472-7839
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