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2021-2022 Yearbook
The yearbook is on sale now! Get it now while it is the lowest price of the year!

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Back to School Night at the Nest.
Since this year's Back to School Night is virtual the other members of our staff still wanted a chance to say hello and introduce themselves to you all.

2021-22 Reopening Plan (
The DHEC COVID-19 Interim Guidance for K-12 School Operations ( outlines the procedure we use for determining quarantines and is referenced in the plan. We have followed DHEC guidance since the beginning of the pandemic. The BCSD 2021-22 Reopening Plan Frequently Asked Questions ( has additional information on contact tracing and quarantines.

Dear Car Rider Parents,
Car rider loading takes a long time the first couple of weeks of school. Here is what you can do to make the line go faster:
1. Stay in your car and off your cell phone.
2. Put children's names in window (display car rider tag)
3. Pull all the way down as far as you are directed. Your child will be brought to you.
4. Put any car seats on the passenger side of the vehicle (right side where we load). It is not safe for your child or us to be walking around the vehicle.
5. Let your child be loaded into your vehicle and then pull all the way to the end of the line to pull over if you need to buckle children into car seats or seatbelts.
6. Do not PASS unless directed by a staff member to do so.
7. Please be patient and kind. Staff will get you moving as quickly as possible. The above steps will help us all, and more importantly keep the children safe. See you this afternoon!

Greetings from the Nest!

We are so excited to have our Owls back in the Nest tomorrow! As a reminder, parents may NOT walk their students to class this year. Staff members will be placed throughout the building to help make sure all our students get to where they are supposed to be. Thank you for helping to keep our students and staff safe.

Just like last year, breakfasts and lunches will be free to all BCSD students. We do still need parents to fill out the attached Free/Reduced Lunch Applications for reporting purposes. Please do so as soon as possible. Lunch menus for the month are also attached. 

August 2021 Cafe Menu.pdf
English Meal Application.pdf
Spanish Meal Application.pdf

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NOW is a great time to pre-register and sign up for PreK and K. Pre-Kindergarten students must be 4 years old on or before September 1, 2021. Kindergarten students must be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2021. For more information call the Office of Early Childhood, Parenting and Family Literacy at 843-521-2399 or email Ashley Hutchison at:
Las preinscripciones comienzan ahora! Los estudiantes de Pre-Kínder deben tener 4 años en o antes del 1ero de septiembre 2021. Los estudiantes de Kindergarten deben tener 5 años en o antes del 1ero de septiembre 2021. Para más información por favor llame a la Oficina de Educación Temprana, Crianza y Alfabetización Familiar al 843-521-2399 o enviar un mensaje a Ashley Hutchison:

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Okatie Elementary is now accepting registrations for Kindergarten for the 2021-2022 school year. If you or a neighbor has a child who will be 5 by September 1st (and is NOT already enrolled at OES for Pre-K), please contact Data Specialist Christel Valentino ( to get them pre-registered for Kindergarten. 

OES Book Fair Giveaway

Did you purchase a book from the Book Fair at the End of the Year Picnic?  Did you tear your ticket in half and drop half in a giveaway box?  Check the video above to see if you are a winner!  Winners please email Ms. McCann at

It is time to order your school supplies for next year! This is such a convenient way to make sure your kids have all of their supplies. Just order online, EPI puts the packages together and delivers it to the school. At the beginning of next school year, you will just pick up your package at the school during open house! This saves so much time an effort and keeps you from having to run around from store to store making sure you get everything on your grade level list. Please see the following instructions on how to order online! Okatie Elementary will also benefit from these sales! Thank you!!!


This is a great opportunity. BMH is offering $20 sports physicals at their Express Care & Occupational Health locations in Bluffton, Okatie and Port Royal. Let's get these kids outside and on the field.


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