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Welcome to Stewart Heights Elementary School


1001 West Calhoun Street
Dillon, S.C.
(843)774-1219 Phone
(843)841-3689 Fax
Jan Powers-Penuel, Principal

Dear SHES Parents and Students:

On behalf of Stewart Heights Elementary School, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the 2023 – 2024 school year.  We look forward to having our students and their positive energy and enthusiasm for learning all together on one campus.

Please note the following important informational points and dates:


  • We will have Open House and Registration for students on Thursday, August 3rd, from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Upon arrival, parents will need to complete Technology forms and pay the $11.00 fee (cash only) for each student.  Also, if there are previous balances remaining, parents will pay at this time or set up a payment plan for the same.  Our staff will direct you to your child(ren)’s homeroom(s) so you can meet with the teacher(s), complete any necessary forms, update information, verify transportation, and receive an informational packet as well as a Parent-Student Handbook. *Any students zoned for South Elementary will have access to bus transportation if opted by parents.*
  • Students will return to school on Monday, August 7th. Our school day begins promptly at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 2:30 p.m. Students may be dropped off at school as early as 7:15 a.m. Students are considered tardy at 8:05 a.m.
  • Our 4K and 5K students will be on a staggered schedule during the week of August 7th. Your child’s teacher will advise you of the specific date for your child to be at school during the first week. All 4K and 5K students will begin their regular schedules during the week of August 14th.
  • Parents may walk student(s) to class on the first day ONLY. Any parents choosing to walk student(s) in must find parking that does not interfere with the flow of the car rider line or block entrance and exit gates, as buses will be utilizing the same. Parents are not allowed to park inside the gate or in residential yards. PAW Parking areas are ONLY able to be utilized for authorized vehicles with the parking tag displayed. We will have staff available to ensure students get to their proper homeroom.
  • South Carolina’s tax-free weekend is August 4th – 6th. There are no sales tax on qualifying items in-store or on-line. Attached you will find student supply/wish lists for each SHES grade level.


I am honored to serve as Principal of Stewart Heights Elementary School. It is truly a privilege to be a part of a learning community where parents, students, and staff strive to build positive relationships that support academic and social growth. Please do not hesitate to contact me at any time. Thank you for your support in advance to ensure a successful, safe school year.



Jan Powers-Penuel


At Stewart Heights Elementary, we believe it is our responsibility to offer authentic learning environments that will develop our students' abilities to critically approach their world and learn to connect, collaborate, create, and communicate their ideas, by instilling 21st Century skills and inspiring lifelong learning in every student.

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