Legacy Early College is committed to providing school environments that promote and protect children’s health, well-being, and ability to learn by supporting healthy eating and physical activity.
Legacy will engage scholars, parents, teachers, food service professionals, health professionals, and other interested community members in developing, implementing, monitoring, and reviewing the nutrition and physical activity policies.
All scholars will have opportunities, support, and encouragement to be physically active on a regular basis.
Qualified child nutrition professionals (Chartwells Corporation) will provide scholars with access to a variety of affordable, nutritious, and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of scholars; religious, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the student body in meal planning, will accommodate allergy awareness and will provide clean, safe, and pleasant settings and adequate time for scholars to eat.
Legacy is a nut free facility. That means that Legacy does not provide foods in any meal or snack that contains peanuts or tree nuts. We also do not use items that "may contain nuts" or "processed in a facility with peanuts or tree nuts.
Nutrition education along with physical education and helps establish the link between health education and school meal programs.
Our school will participate in available federal school meal programs (including the School Breakfast Program, National School Lunch Program [including after-school snacks], Summer Food Service Program, Fruit and Vegetable Snack Program, and Child and Adult Care Food Program [including suppers]).
Legacy Early College will provide nutrition education as well as physical education to foster lifelong habits of healthy eating and physical activity, and will establish linkages between health education and school meal programs, and with related community services.
Legacy is a peanut and tree nut free school. Our cafe does not serve items with or items that may contain nuts. Nor do we allow these items to be brought into the school.
Physical Activity Opportunities
Every scholar receives physical education class every day. LEC will foster lifelong habits, such as physical activity, for faculty and staff as well as scholars and will provide the mechanisms to accomplish these goals.
Scholars are taught that being healthy means also being mindful of what we take in. Our bodies need nutrients to grow just as our minds need knowledge.
All staff are required to maintain a healthy and positive example to our scholars. Therefore, our staff will exercise a minimum of three times a week and have access to our workout facility.
CEP FREE Breakfast & Lunch
All scholars enrolled at Legacy may participate in the breakfast and lunch program at no charge to them. Families will not have to fill out meal applications.
Working together as a whole unit, staff and scholars, we can make anything happen! Health and fitness goals are just as important and vital to our success as academic goals.
Healthy Students Are Strong Learners
Recognizing that healthy and active children learn better, Legacy Early College has a School Nurse for each campus. The purpose of school nursing is to enhance the educational process by the modification or removal of health related barriers to learning and by promotion of an optimal level of wellness. The School nurse accomplishes these activities in partnership with scholars, parents, and school staff.
The school nurses are Registered Nurses certified by the American Heart Association in First Aide, CPR and AED.
Legacy takes the next step in your child physical well-being as well as their ability to learn. Legacy's fitness is unique because our scholars have been subject to Fitness/Cognitive Studies conducted by Dr. Julian Reed, Ed.D., MPH, professor of Health Sciences at Furman University. These studies demonstrate our scholars' physical activity directly correlates with their cognitive and learning abilities in class.
Each year, these published studies are presented to the public during Legacy's Fitness/Cognitive Press Conference in February.
Click here to view Dr. Reid's Fitness/Cognitive Study for year 8.
Parents of scholars with special needs such as diabetes, severe allergies, asthma, etc., are responsible for making an appointment with the school nurse within the first 5 days of school. Parents are also responsible for keeping the nurse informed of changes during the course of the year, and for providing all necessary supplies for the scholar. “Necessary supplies” may include: snacks, glucose tablets, ketone strips, Epi-pens, etc. These will be determined when you meet with the nurse.
All medications are to be brought to the nurse's office with the proper forms by the parent or guardian. Medications will NOT be given until all proper forms have been signed and received.
All medications are kept in a secure area in the nurse’s office. Only the school nurse or principal’s designees will be assisting scholars with medication.
The school will not send home any medication with a scholar. Medications will be released to the scholar’s parent or, to an individual at least eighteen (18) years old who has been designated. Nurse will dispose of any medication not picked up by the end of the school year.
A written Physician Authorization order form which includes: (Download form)
Name of Medication
Time(s) to administer medicine
Reason for medication
Side effects that would require notification of the health care practitioner
Parent/Guardian signed consent
A current pharmacy-labeled container. Pharmacies can provide 2 labeled containers, one for school and one for home.
If the medication is prescribed to be taken once or twice a day, give these medicines at home. When the medication is prescribed by the physician to be taken three times a day, (such as antibiotics), it should be given at home in the morning, after school, and in the evening. This is an acceptable method of medication administration unless otherwise specifically ordered by the physician. If the medication is prescribed to be taken four times a day, the nurse will be glad to accommodate you, but the above guidelines must be followed. If your child goes on a field trip that is longer than the normal school day (24 hours or longer) the parent is responsible for providing appropriate forms and medication in a labeled bottle with instructions for the person assisting with the medications.
Non-Prescription (OTC) Medications can be dispensed by the school nurse or principal’s designee if written permission Non-Prescription Authorization (Download form) is granted by the parents or legal guardian. The medication must be sent in the original container labeled with the child’s name. No medication will be given to the scholar unless it is brought from home with permission. Manufacturer’s recommended dosages will be given unless a health care practitioner approves another dose in writing.
Scholars who require the immediate availability of medication may be allowed to keep it with them rather than in the health room only in accordance with the guidelines of self-medicating. This must be accompanied with a written Self-Medicating Authorization form (Download form) as well as the Health Services Self-Monitoring Authorization form (Download form). signed by you and your child’s medical physician. All Scholars at risk for anaphylaxis must also have completed the Anaphylaxis Medication Authorization form (Download form). All parents/guardians of scholars carrying such medications assume responsibility for assuring that the carried medication is in a pharmacy labeled container, and is neither out-of-date nor empty.
Injectable Medications (such as insulin or Epi-Pens) may be self-administered, or may be administered by the school nurse. If the scholar has an emergency medication (such as glucagon) to be administered by injection and cannot personally inject it, EMS will be called to the scene if the nurse is not present. School personnel will not be expected to administer injections not supplied in auto-pen form if the nurse is not available. Download Legacy's Authorization for Medical Procedures at School form to be completed by both the legal guardian and the physician (Download form).
Each medication to be given must have a Field Trip Parental Permission paper completed. Students may not have medications in their possession. The form (Download form) and the medication must be given to the school nurse or directly to the person administering medication on the trip at least three (3) days before the trip. All medications must be in the original container, clearly labeled with the scholar’s name. Only the amount of medication needed on the trip should be sent. All scholars at risk for anaphylxis reactions must also have completed an Anaphylaxis Medical Authorization Form (Download form).
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 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.
Legacy Early College is participating in the Community Eligibility Provision CEP for the 2019-2020 school year. Section 104(a) of the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010 amended section 11(a)(1) of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1759a(a)(1))(the law) to provide an alternative to household applications for free and reduced-price meals in local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools with increased levels of low-income students. This alternative is referred to as the Community Eligibility Provision.
You may contact your School Food Service Director, Vanessa Floyd @ (864)214-1613. Parents or guardians that do not want their child/children to participate in CEP may wish to discuss this matter with Mary Mack, Director of Student Services on an informal basis.
In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, and reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, and American Sign Language) should contact the responsible State or local Agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, which can be obtained online, at https://www. ocio.usda.gov/document/ad-3027, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410