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  • All second grade students will be assessed with the Cognitive Abilities Test. The assessment will be administered on Friday, November 6, Thursday, November 12, and Friday, November 13 for Hybrid Cohort B.  The assessment will be administered on Tuesday, November 10, Monday, November 16, and Tuesday, November 17 for Hybrid Cohort A.   

    You will be receiving more information in your student's second grade take home folder this week.

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  • Please read the Richland One notificaton to parents of elementary students requesting transfers from the Virtual School Program to the Phase-In (Hybrid) Model or from the Phase-In Model to the Virtual School Program here. Please contact the school if you have any questions!

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  • Click here to view the current guidelines for Covid close contact and/or exposure.

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  • Have questions about Phase 2 (Hybrid Schedule)? Click here to find out more information!

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  • As we prepare to come back to in-person learning, please begin to review these DHEC guidelines we will once again be following, paying close attention to the new COVID-19 section!

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    nurse Welcome back Brennen Bulldogs! While this year looks a little different, we are excited to be in school. Please take a minute to familiarize yourselves with the information provided. The new DHEC guidelines include the Covid-19 exclusion protocol we will be following when we return face-to-face. It will be strictly enforced and updated as needed in an effort to keep everyone safe. If possible, please complete the yearly health questionnaire. You can then email that to me ( or mail directly to school. There will also be a box in the school’s foyer where you can drop the form if this is a better option for you. Also, please remember we must have a medication form completed and signed for any prescription medications before we can accept them at school. These have also been included. Please call me with any questions and I look forward to seeing you all soon!


    Nurse Reed


    Health Questionnaire

    Parent Brochure

    Prescription Medication Permission Form

    Non-prescription Medication Permission Form


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  • A Message from the Principal 

    Mark Shea Welcome to Brennen Elementary School, known affectionately to all who know us simply as Brennen. We are so glad you are visiting our web site, and we hope it will help you get to know our school. Our school serves over 850 students in grades K-5. 

    With a warm and welcoming atmosphere, dedicated teachers, and a rich tapestry of cultures representative of our community, Brennen is a wonderful place to teach and learn. 

    One of the goals I work toward as a principal is to find the best and brightest teachers in the Columbia area. As a community, we work hard to provide a high quality educational experience for all Bulldogs. With continuous family support and outstanding volunteers, our students leave Brennen prepared for the next step in their academic career. 

    At Brennen, we strive to provide each student with an extensive range of educational opportunities in a safe and nurturing environment. Our staff, in partnership with our families, ensures a happy balance of rigorous instruction, extracurricular activities, and social opportunities for our students. 

    We continue to celebrate our successes over the years. Brennen continues to be recognized as a Palmetto Gold School for our academic performance. We have received an “excellent” rating from the State Department of Education for the past 5 years. 

    The support we receive from parents and community members fosters ongoing success for our students and allows us to maintain an environment of academic excellence for all of our students. 

    There are many opportunities for parents to become involved-from volunteering in the classrooms and front office to helping with our wonderful Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). Whatever you do, your active support and cooperation combined with our best professional efforts help our students be the best they can be-as students and community members. 

    See you around campus or in the car rider line. 

    Mark Shea