The Impact Aid survey is very important because it allows our school district to obtain financial assistance based on the number of students who are federally connected in one of the following areas: 1. The student resides on federal property, Indian land, or in low-rent housing. 2. The student’s parent or guardian works for the federal government or works on federal property. 3. The student’s parent or guardian is serving in the military. If you can answer yes to any of the statements above, please complete a quick 2-question survey at the link below or contact Ms. Washington on ClassDojo or call 803.353.2231to have the survey sent to you.
We value your input in decision making in our school.
Welcome to Gadsden Elementary!
We are a small community school with students in preschool - fifth grade. Our school mascot is the mighty blue jay, and our colors are blue and white or khaki. Doors open at 7:00 AM for bus riders and at 7:10 AM for car riders. Students must be in their class by 7:30 to avoid being marked tardy. Dismissal begins at 2:20 PM. We have a great team of administrators, teachers and staff who focus on maintaining a safe and engaging learning environment for our students.
Sept. 22 - Early Release Day; Students will be dismissed at 11:00 AM (Teacher Prof. Dev.)
Oct. 18 - End of First Nine Weeks
Oct. 19 - Teacher Work Day / No School for Students
Oct. 20 - Fall Break (Student/Staff Holiday)
Oct. 27 - Early Release Day and Parent/Teacher Conferences; Students dismissed at 11:00 AM
Richland Library ConnectED Partnership
Richland Library is working with our school district to provide library cards to all students. Visit RichlandLibrary.com/librarycard to register for a card. For more information, visit Richland Library ConnectED Partnership.
Building Healthier Futures
Gadsden Elementary participates in the Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s Healthy Schools Program, and we have been named one of America’s Healthiest Schools for 2019! We received the Bronze Award for taking steps to create a healthier school environment to support children’s health. We are one of only 355 schools to earn this honor.
Developing Character, Enriching with AVID!
We are implementing AVID Elementary (AE) in grades 3-5. AE is a foundational component of the AVID College Readiness System and supports AVID's mission to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.
Gadsden School Improvement Council (SIC)
In South Carolina, a School Improvement Council is an advisory council to the principal and school on issues related to school improvement. By law, every K-12 public school in South Carolina must have an SIC that is made up of parent, teacher, student (grades 9-12), and community member representatives. There are currently two open seats on Gadsden’s School Improvement Council. Any parent interested in serving on the School Improvement Council this year, please click the link below and fill out the School Improvement Council Parent Interest Form. School Improvement Council Parent Interest Form
Welcome to Gadsden Elementary School!
It is truly an honor to serve as the principal for the 2023-2024 school year. I am beyond excited to be a part of a special group of teachers, students, staff, families and community members. This will begin a new, collective journey in which we are able to build upon past successes while creating an even stronger foundation for new learning and achievement opportunities for our students.
At Gadsden Elementary, we will be committed to growing scholars academically by providing a high-quality education in an environment where students feel valued, respected, challenged and supported. “Soar to Excellence” is what we strive to do, and we will live it every day!
Lastly, we believe in open communication and collaboration between school, home and community. Please feel free to reach out to our dedicated staff with questions, suggestions or concerns. We value your input and partnership as we work together to create a positive and impactful educational experience for every child.
A great year is in store for us … Go Blue Jays!
Dr. Shevawn Rivers-Grant, Principal
Notice of Non-Discrimination
Richland County School District One does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age or other protected characteristics in its programs and activities.