PRES Parents/Guardians,

It is my pleasure to welcome you and your family to Prosperity-Rikard Elementary for the 2021-2022 school year.  The faculty and staff are very eager to meet all of our students and get the school year off to a great start.  As we plan for an exciting and new beginning, our focus will be to ensure that students are engaged in educational experiences that ensure success and life-long learning. 

Again, welcome back for the 2021-2022 school year. We look forward to working with each of you to ensure the academic success of our students, as well as the safety and well-beginning of our students, faculty/staff, families, and community. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call the school at (803) 364-2321.


Important Beginning of School Updates & Reminders:

  • DHEC recognizes mask use cannot be mandated per the SC General Assembly but is providing the following guidance for teachers, staff, and parents: DHEC strongly recommends mask use for all people when indoors in school settings, especially when physical distancing is not possible. This provides extra protection in decreasing transmission, especially with people who may not be aware they have the virus or who may not show current symptoms. If a student decides to wear a mask, please send them with a mask they prefer and feel comfortable wearing. If they forget to bring one to school, a disposable mask may be given to the student as supplies are available. If a student becomes ill or presents with symptoms, a mask will be given upon entrance to the health room.  Individuals riding the school bus, will be required to wear a mask while on the bus, as directed by the DHEC guidelines.

  • We ask that you self-screen your child each day prior to coming to school. If your child has been in close contact with someone who has tested positive within the past 14 days or is experiencing COVID 19 symptoms (fever, shortness of breath, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, muscle aches, chills, new or worsening cough, fatigue, headache, congestion/runny nose, diarrhea, nausea/vomiting), please do not send them to school, and notify the school nurse using the  .If your child is having symptoms, please contact your healthcare provider.

  • Water fountains will be turned off, however water filling stations are available for your child’s water bottle. We encourage you to send your child to school with a clear water bottle filled with water to start the day. 

  • Teachers will be emailing a Welcome Powerpoint or Video to parents on Thursday (8/12) by 5:00PM.  

  • Parents will not be allowed to walk students to their classrooms due to Covid restrictions. 

  • The doors will open at 7:15, the tardy bell will ring at 7:45 and dismissal will be at 2:40.

  • All school supplies will be provided except for a bookbag and water bottle.

  • Car riders are to be dropped off and picked up in the back of the school.

  • The front drive is not to be used between 7:15-7:45 and 2:10-3:00, due to busses.

  • Students must be completely registered (registered online and  all proofs accepted) before 2:00 on Friday, Aug 13, 2021.  If your child is not completely registered, they will not be allowed to start school on August 16.  You will have to come after 3:00 on Monday to complete registration.