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.
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
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:
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.
Mary Beth Hill
Chief Communications Officer