2022-2023 Board Approved School Calendar                        2021-2022 Board Approved School Calendar         










          2021-2022 Student/Parent Handbook (revised 11/1/21)                        2021-2022 Technology Handbook                  LABCS Grading Policy                             









             SC School Report Card 2020-2021                           LABCS Attendance and Truancy Policy                         Student Supply List2  

School Report Card Clarification                                         School Drop-Off and Pick-Up                              COVID Plan - 2021-2022 

The information in our school report card reads

as if the majority of our faculty are either not

certified or do not teach in their subject area.

Charter schools are public schools and are not

permitted to have more than 25% of their faculty

uncertified, unlike private schools that do not

have to have any certified teachers on staff or

traditional public schools that are not allowed

to have more than 10% uncertified. Parents will

receive a letter if their child's teacher is not                                     

certified. Support teachers are not required to                               LABCS COVID Policy for Going Virtual              LABCS COVID Testing Consent Form

have a SC teaching certificate. 

LABCS Curriculum Night - Grades 1-5               LABCS Curriculum Night - Grades 6-8

Health Education Materials Used (per the Health and Fitness Act)

Lakes and Bridges Charter School uses the following health education materials:

  • Decisions for Health by Holt

  • BrainPop

  • National Standards and Grade-Level Outcomes for K-12 Physical Education, First Edition, by the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE)

  • South Carolina Academic Standards for Physical Education - SCDE

  • Assessment-Driven Instruction in Physical Education: A Standards-Based Approach to Promoting and Documenting Learning, First Edition - Jacalyn Lea Lund and Mary Lou Veal

  • PE Metrics: Assessing Student Performance Using the National Standards and Grade-Level Outcomes for K-12 Physical Education (SHAPE America set the Standard), Third Edition

  • https://openphysed.org/

  • Cooper Institute of Healthy Fitness Zone Standards

  • Dynamic Physical Education Guide Lesson Plans for Implementation - Dr. Robert Pangrazzi

  • The Fourth R led by the Pickens County Advocacy Center (https://www.pcadvocacy.org/school-based-education)

  • Kids First Inc. based in NC, which is a child abuse treatment center (https://www.kidsfirstinc.org/5-body-safety-rules/)

  • RadKids program, led by PCAC (https://www.radkids.org/_

  • Teaching the Eight Interconnective Components of Total Health: Project School Wellness Curriculum (projectschoolwellness.com)

  • Supplemented with TED.ED (ed.ted.com)

Policy EHB Data/Records Retention


District and school records are open to the public in compliance with the South Carolina Freedom of Information Act.

Persons who wish to review records must forward their requests to the Principal. The Principal or his/her designee will maintain a system for maintenance, retention and periodic destruction of appropriate records. Such system will be in compliance with applicable laws and regulations, specifically including the General Records Retention Schedules for School District Records promulgated by the SC Department of Archives and History. To access these documents, click here for Administrative Records; click here for Personnel Records; click here for Financial Records; and click here for Data Processing and Electronic Records.


Adopted 6/29/2021


Legal references:


S.C. Code, 1976, as amended:  Section 30-4-10 et seq South Carolina Freedom of Information Act.


Department of Archives and History Regulations:  12-900 et seq. General retention schedules for school districts.




Under S.C. Code Ann. Regs. 43-241, students who cannot attend public school because of illness, accident, or pregnancy, even with the aid of transportation, are eligible for medical homebound or hospitalized instruction. A physician must certify the student is unable to attend school but may profit from the instruction given in the home or hospital. Should an approved student not be provided the medical homebound instruction that he or she is entitled to receive, the student is eligible to have the medical homebound instruction made up by the district. This make-up may occur during the student’s remaining eligibility for medical homebound instruction or may occur after the student returns to school provided the make-up periods are not during the regular school day.


Under S.C. Code Ann. § 59-40-50(B)(1), a charter school must adhere to the same health, safety, civil rights, and disability rights requirements as are applied to public schools operating in the same school district or, in the case of the South Carolina Public Charter School District or a public or independent institution of higher learning sponsor, the local school district in which the charter school is located.

For questions about this, you can reach out to Mrs. Alfreda Miller (amiller@labcharterschool.org) who is our Coordinator of Exceptional Students. 

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)


The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.

FERPA gives parents certain rights with respect to their children's education records. These rights transfer to the student when he or she reaches the age of 18 or attends a school beyond the high school level. Students to whom the rights have transferred are "eligible students."


  • Parents or eligible students have the right to inspect and review the student's education records maintained by the school. Schools are not required to provide copies of records unless, for reasons such as great distance, it is impossible for parents or eligible students to review the records. Schools may charge a fee for copies.

  • Parents or eligible students have the right to request that a school correct records which they believe to be inaccurate or misleading. If the school decides not to amend the record, the parent or eligible student then has the right to a formal hearing. After the hearing, if the school still decides not to amend the record, the parent or eligible student has the right to place a statement with the record setting forth his or her view about the contested information.

  • Generally, schools must have written permission from the parent or eligible student in order to release any information from a student's education record. However, FERPA allows schools to disclose those records, without consent, to the following parties or under the following conditions (34 CFR § 99.31):

    • School officials with legitimate educational interest;

    • Other schools to which a student is transferring;

    • Specified officials for audit or evaluation purposes;

    • Appropriate parties in connection with financial aid to a student;

    • Organizations conducting certain studies for or on behalf of the school;

    • Accrediting organizations;

    • To comply with a judicial order or lawfully issued subpoena; 

    • Appropriate officials in cases of health and safety emergencies; and

    • State and local authorities, within a juvenile justice system, pursuant to specific State law.


Schools may disclose, without consent, "directory" information such as a student's name, address, telephone number, date and place of birth, honors and awards, and dates of attendance. However, schools must tell parents and eligible students about directory information and allow parents and eligible students a reasonable amount of time to request that the school not disclose directory information about them. Schools must notify parents and eligible students annually of their rights under FERPA. The actual means of notification (special letter, inclusion in a PTA bulletin, student handbook, or newspaper article) is left to the discretion of each school.


For additional information, you may call 1-800-USA-LEARN (1-800-872-5327) (voice). Individuals who use TDD may use the Federal Relay Service. Or you may contact us at the following address:

Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20202-8520

Title IX

Lakes and Bridges Charter School (LABCS) does not discriminate based on sex in education programs, school activities, admissions, and employment and is committed to promoting gender equity, preventing hostile environments based on sex, prohibiting sexual harassment/violence, ensuring protection from retaliation, and remedying other gender-based forms of discrimination in academic settings.


LABCS is committed to providing a safe student and work environment free of discrimination and harassment from any student, staff, contractor, other third parties as defined by conduct based on sex that satisfies one or more of the following:


  • An employee of the school conditioning the provision of an aid, benefit, or service of the school on an individual’s participation in unwelcome sexual conduct.

  • Unwelcome conduct determined by a reasonable person to be so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it effectively denies a person equal access to the school’s education program or activity.

  • Sexual assault to include rape, fondling, incest, statutory rape, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking as defined in the Charter Institute at Erskine’s Model Policy Guidelines


Heidi Bishop, Principal, serves as LABCS’s Title IX Coordinator. Should you have any Title IX concerns or questions, the Title IX Coordinator’s contact information is below:

                                   864-442-5580 (phone)
                                   1600 E. Main Street
                                   Easley, SC 29640