FAQs

How do I register my child?

 Contact Claudia Silva at (843)706-8500)

 

What are the attendance zones for Bluffton Elementary and Bluffton Early Childhood Center?

The following communities are in our attendance zone, Edgefield, Hampton Hall, Shell Hall, Pine Ridge, Pinecrest and the Farm.

 

What if my child needs to ride a different bus home?

Bus changes must be made in writing. For your child's safety, we do not accept changes over the phone.

Can someone else pick my student up from school?

Any person picking up a child must be the parent or listed on the emergency pickup list. When picking up a child,  a picture ID must be presented.

 

What time does school begin?

 Students at both buildings may be dropped off at 7:15, students are considered tardy after 7:45.

 

I need to pick up my student early. What should I do?

We ask that your student be in school for the entire learning day. Individual early dismissal ends at 2:45pm unless there is a bonafide emergency.  If there is a circumstance where you will need to pick your child up early, please send a note with your child that morning.  The note allows the teacher to prep the child's homework and end of the day papers early.

 

My student will miss school. What do I need to do?

Please call on the day of absence if possible. Beaufort County School Board Policy requires that students have a written excuse whenever they are absent. The note is to include date of and reason for absence. State law considers absences excused only in the case of a child’s personal illness, death in the immediate family, or religious holiday.

 

My child needs s to take medication at school. What is the procedure?

Medications need to be delivered to our school nurse by an adult and should be in the original

container with a signed medication form. Child may not have any medication in their possession. Follow the link below for medication form and more information from our school nurse.  Nurse's Page