Summer Hours

School buildings have reopened as of Monday, June 8, 2020. Please know that during the summer, we are open from 7:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.

New Student Enrollment

Students that will be new to PHES (5K – grade 5) may enroll online for the upcoming 2020-21 school year. Please click the button “Enrollment Forms for 2020-2021” below to download enrollment paperwork. Return the forms by email, postal mail, or drop-off at the front doors of our school.

Enrollment Forms for 2020-21

New Student Enrollment

If your family has questions about the enrollment process or would like paper enrollment forms mailed to you, please contact Margaret Mitchum, PHES Principal, by email at or by phone at (803) 821-2801.

School buildings are closed through the end of the 2019-20 school year.

Distance Learning – Days 26-40

Our PHES drive-thru in front of our school will be open tomorrow, Monday, May 4, 2020, from 7:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. for parents to pick up students’ belongings and learning experiences for the rest of this school year.

Please find the distance learning experiences online for days 26-40 here:
Distance Learning Experiences Days 26-40

Parents may also return library books if you are ready to return them, return completed work from previous learning experiences, pay on meal accounts, and pick up medications — all from your car! Thank you for displaying the names of your children on your windshield or window. We look forward to seeing you (from a distance) tomorrow!

Margaret B. Mitchum, Principal

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Lexington District One alters food program for children

Lexington District One alters food program for children
Apr 2, 2020

On Friday, April 3, 2020, parents/guardians taking advantage of Lexington County School District One’s free food program for children will pick up that day’s lunch as well as breakfast and lunch intended for Monday, April 6, and Tuesday, April 7.

Since the district will close for spring break, there will be no meal program for the rest of the week. The program will resume on Tuesday, April 14, with that day’s lunch and the next day’s breakfast.

Beginning Wednesday, April 15, the district’s feeding program will become a two day a week program (Mondays and Wednesdays).

· On Wednesdays, the district provides Wednesday’s lunch and breakfast and lunch for the following Thursday and Friday.

· On Mondays, the district provides Monday’s lunch, breakfast and lunch for Tuesday, and breakfast for Wednesday.

As a reminder, the program offers free food for children 18 years old and younger, as well as students with disabilities up to age 21.

Parents can pick up the meals, at any one of the seven schools designated as “grab and go” areas (Carolina Springs Middle, Forts Pond Elementary, Gilbert Primary, Oak Grove Elementary, Red Bank Elementary, Rosenwald Community Learning Center, White Knoll Elementary) or the areas designated as bus drop-offs.

The seven school sites serve from 11 a.m. through 1 p.m. Check the list of bus drop-off points for times and locations here.

The parent/guardian can have the children in the car or, if they do not have the children, they will need to present some form of valid identification for each child.

The child’s school identification card, passport, government-issued identification card, or even a homework assignment with the child’s name and school on it will suffice. The parent/guardian will also need to bring a form of identification that proves their relationship to the child, such as an adoption decree, birth certificate, daycare record, religious record, or even a doctor, clinic or hospital record.

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Closure Notice

Please note that beginning Wednesday, March 18, 2020 our building will close to the public due to the COVID-19 coronavirus.

If you need help with a question during our building closure, please call (803) 821-2801. (Please note this number is a little different from our main number.)

This telephone number will be checked from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

If, when you call, you receive a recording during those hours, we are currently on the line with someone else or unavailable.

Again, beginning Wednesday, March 18th, our building will close to the public due to the COVID-19 coronavirus. However, you may call (803) 821-2801 for help.

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PHES Distance Learning

On Wednesday, March 18th, our learning experiences will be ready online at 4:30 p.m. These instructional activities are being provided for 12 days of instruction.

Please click the link below to access the PHES Distance Learning folders on our Google Drive:
PHES Distance Learning Folders

Please view our PHES Distance Learning page from the “Distance Learning” tab on our website or by following this link:
Pleasant Hill Elementary Distance Learning Page

If parents need to pick up paper copies of these materials, we will offer a drive-through option on Thursday, March 19th in front of our school between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Thank you for letting your child’s teacher know how you need these materials presented to you.

Please know that we miss you and your children, and we are thinking about you during this difficult time. We look forward to the time that we are all back together at PHES! Thank you for your continued support.

Margaret B. Mitchum, Principal

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A Word From Our School Counselors

In light of the unexpected school closure, we wanted to let you know that the counselors will be available to consult, collaborate, and conference with you and your student(s) if you are in need of our services. This includes making referrals for mental wellness and/or referrals if you need resources, such as pantry access to food or clothing.

We have provided resources for our families online. You may access these at
**PHES School Counselor Resources**

We can be reached at the following email addresses:

K-2nd: D’Etta Broam:
3rd-4th: Frizzette Miller:
5th: Carolyn M-C:

Best regards,

D’Etta Broam
Frizzette Miller
Carolyn M.-C.

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Lexington District One offers Food Program for Children

Starting tomorrow, Wednesday, March 18, 2020, Lexington County School District One will offer a free food program for children 18 years old and younger.

The program, federally funded by the United States Department of Agriculture and administered through the South Carolina Department of Education and Lexington County School District One, provides and serves meals to children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.

The program runs Monday through Friday throughout the district’s closure due to COVID-19.

Since all food is “grab and go,” the plan to feed students allows parents to drive into the student drop-off area of any one of the school food sites from 11 a.m. through 1 p.m. No food will be consumed on-site.

At that time, children age 18 and younger will receive a bag containing lunch and the next day’s breakfast. Those children, however, must be present in the vehicle at the time of pick up.

The district appreciates the outpouring of support and offers of volunteers to help with the meals. We believe it best, however, to follow CDC guidelines and eliminate groups of people gathering for any reason.

As we were all concerned about the children who depend on school meals each day, our Food Service and Nutrition staff is excited to be able to offer this program.

The following locations will serve as food program “grab and go” sites:

1. Carolina Springs Middle School, 6180 Platt Springs Road, Lexington, SC 29073;
2. Forts Pond Elementary School, 7350 Fish Hatchery Road, Pelion, SC 29123;
3. Gilbert Primary School, 520 Main Street, Gilbert, SC 29054;
4. Oak Grove Elementary School, 479 Oak Drive, Lexington, SC 29073;
5. Red Bank Elementary School, 246 Community Drive, Lexington, SC 29073;
6. Rosenwald Community Learning Center, 420 Hendrix Street, Lexington, SC 29072; and
7. White Knoll Elementary School, 132 White Knoll Way, West Columbia, SC 29170.

IMPORTANT NOTE — The district is also developing a plan to get food out to certain areas. Once that plan is complete, we will notify you of those locations.

UPDATE – Click here for a complete list of food stops.

Mary Beth Hill
Chief Communications Officer

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Square 1 Art PTA Fundraiser

Due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus closing we are changing our Square 1 Art fundraiser this season. You can order online or by phone and have your child’s keepsakes shipped to your home address!

Simply click on the Square 1 Art shop site at, and click on “Find Your Child’s Art”, and enter state, school name, and your child’s name. Your child’s art code will then appear. Once you enter your child’s art code provided, you may then view your child’s art, and order products! (Mobile users: If you are already logged in to your Square 1 Art shop account and do not see “Find Your Child’s Art”, just scroll down to the bottom of the page, and click on “view full site”, and then your page will refresh and you will see, “Find Your Child’s Art”.)

If you have questions, or need anything at all, please contact customer care at or 888.332.3294×1 or contact Customer
Care Online.

Stay Safe & Healthy,
Square 1 Art school coordinator
Customer Care 888.332.3294×1