Principal's Message

Dear Corinth Families,

Welcome to the Corinth Elementary School Family!   The staff and I are looking forward to working with you and your children this year. The beginning of each school year brings a measure of excitement and anticipation. We begin the year with fresh ideas, focused plans and great expectations. We want to renew our commitment to excellence and to giving every child an opportunity to receive the highest quality of learning. We can only achieve this if you continue to be our partner. We look forward to another exceptionally successful learning year.

Our faculty and students are again embracing the theme, “Lighting the Way to Success”. Classrooms, hallways, and bulletin boards reflect our excitement about LEARNING! You will notice lighthouses in the hall to remind us of our theme. Learning takes place every moment in our classes. Through fun, student-centered activities, we are able to reach our goals and “light” our way through a successful school year.

Let me take this opportunity to introduce the only new teacher to our school. Well actually she is not totally new to our school because she taught here previously. Marsha Bishop Adler will return to Corinth this year. She is still the same bundle of energy and is very excited about coming back home to teach second grade.

The faculty and staff want to ensure our children have a successful and positive experience. The school rules show student responsibilities for the success of their education: being respectful, responsible, and ready to learn. Take time to read the Student/Parent Handbook which contains all of the school's policies and procedures.  Consider it your "Parent Homework" to review the handbook. You will also want to bookmark the Corinth website and check it frequently for up to date information. Every teacher at the school has an e-mail account, and in lieu of calling them, you can e-mail them directly with questions or concerns.  The e-mail addresses are accessible from the school’s website.

How many times have you found that important piece of information in your child’s backpack the day after the event happened?  Unfortunately, you are not alone.  This year ALL Corinth students will be receiving a Corinth Communication Folder that will come home every Tuesday with important papers from school.  Review the contents of this folder and return it the next day with the signed papers. 

We are very fortunate to have a parent community that willingly joins hands with us and “helps us to focus the light” to offer a myriad of academic opportunities and support for our students. Please remember to become a member of our PTO.  These volunteers work very hard to ensure that your children, our staff, and our school get additional support that wouldn't otherwise be possible. 

I am again honored to be a part of the Corinth Elementary School community. The success of this school is attributed to the teamwork of the staff, students, and parents. My door is always open and I am as close as the phone or the computer (email) 24/7. With your help, I am looking forward to another successful year at Corinth Elementary School.


Here is to a wonderful school year together! 


Brenda Sharts, Principal

Events Calendar

Library News

The library will be open Tuesday-Thursday mornings at 7:30 AM. Students can take AR tests or exchange library books. Students can get a pass in the gym from the teacher that is on duty that morning.

Book Fair

Our Fall Book Fair will be held September 10 th–14 th from 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM each day. Family Night will be on Thursday, September 13 th from 4:00 until 6:00 PM. We will have a special activity honoring Grandparents Week. Complete the activity and bring it by the library for a free bookmark.

Note from the Nurse

School Exclusion List

Keep your child’s school a healthy place to learn by keeping your child out of school when he/she has an illness that can spread to others. The School Exclusion List was developed by DHEC to help parents decide when children are too ill to attend school. It describes contagious and communicable diseases for which students must be kept out of (excluded from) school. Please refer to the Exclusion List that was sent home with students.

We hope that your child never has to miss school because of illness or disease. The best protection from disease is prevention. You can prevent illnesses by making sure your child’s immunizations are kept up-to-date and teaching your child the importance of frequent hand washing. If you have questions about the Exclusion List, please call your child’s school or the health department.


During the school year, as required by S.C. State Law, children in the following grades will be screened. If you object to your child’s par-ticipation, you must sign a waiver excluding your child from the screening. Please contact the school nurse if you have questions or concerns.





K, 1, 3, 5


K, 1, 2, 3


K, 1, 3, 5




Please remember to return the Student Health Form to the office as soon as possible.


Please be sure to return all forms that were sent home with your child last week. This includes the free/reduced lunch form, the nurse’s form (which must stay on file in the office), and the bus form. Thank you.


Cartridges for Kids

We will again be recycling empty inkjet, printer, and copier cartridges, as well as used cell phones this year. We cannot, however, recycle used toner drums. All items may be brought to the front office.


Soup Labels & Box Tops

We will be collecting Campbell’s Soup Labels and General Mills “Box Tops for Education” again this year. This program helps us earn valuable equipment for our school. Please place labels and box tops in separate bags and turn in to your child’s teacher.


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