Message from the Principal

Dear St. Paul Elementary Family:

 I hope all of you have had a great summer vacation. Summer vacations provides time for rest and relaxation. I hope you are rejuvenated and ready for the start of a new year at St. Paul Elementary School. I want to extend a welcome to our new students of St. Paul Elementary School we WELCOME YOU! To all returning students: WELCOME BACK! I look forward to the 2019-2020 school year and envision a year filled with excitement and many reasons to celebrate.

Our job at St. Paul Elementary School is to educate all students. That task requires a real team effort. As we embark on a new school year we will remain focused on our core belief, "Every Child, Every Chance, Every Day." Our classrooms will reflect a data driven instructional focus as we prepare our scholars with the necessary 21st century skills. We will also, incorporate schoolwide AVID instructional strategies to ensure that all students are supported to improved academic performance. 


Our theme for the 2019-2020 school year is "Engaged, Energized, and Empowered: Ensuring a Culture of Excellence." We are one team that is engaged, energized, and empowered, with one vision of excellence for all students, staff and parents. As the challenging cycles of moving towards excellence surface, let us remain purpose-driven to our pursuit of excellence.


Again, I'm commented to helping all students become prepared and eliminating any barriers to ensure that they are the best student that they can be. I have high expectations for all students and faculty it is the expectation that you do the same. I look forward to meeting each of you soon.


Educationally yours,

Joaquin Brown


What's Happening


Dear CSD1 Students and Families,

On Sunday, March 15, 2020, Governor Henry McMaster has announced that all South Carolina schools will be closing due to the coronavirus. This order is effective Monday, March 16 until Tuesday, March 31. All classes, activities and events are canceled. This includes community use of facilities and evening events and classes. Regular classes are scheduled to resume on after March 31.

The Board of Trustees and I understand how the challenges associated with this unexpected situation. Please understand that we are doing our very best to ensure the safety and address the instructional and physical needs of our students and staff.

Here is what you need to know:

· Closure: Clarendon School District One schools will be closed from March 16 through March 31.

· Online Learning Plans: CSD1 teachers have prepared home instructional packets for alternative learning experiences for our students. Packages will be may be picked up at each school on Wednesday, March 18 between the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Packets will also be delivered. Please call the district’s transportation director, Mrs. Alfreda Richardson, at (803) 225-2683 for delivery date and time.

· Technology: Accessibility to Wi-Fi is not necessary to complete the home learning packets that will be provided. However, families who need free or low-cost household internet service can contact Comcast (call 855-846-8376) and CenturyLink (call 888-833-9522). CSD1 does not endorse either of these services

· Meals to Go: Meals will be available to any student in the district. Pick-up meals will be available, beginning Tuesday, March 17 at Summerton Early Childhood Center and Scott's Branch High School from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. daily.

· Building Rentals and Use: Clarendon School building rentals are suspended until further notice. For questions, please contact Brittani White: or (803) 485-2325.

I encourage you to regularly check the district's and schools' websites for information about home learning activities, meals for students, pick-up and submission of learning packets, and other information necessary to assist you and your child(ren) during this crisis.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate this uncharted territory associated with COVID-19. Do not hesitate or call if you have any questions or concerns, or desire information.


Barbara R. Champagne


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