Where we are Prepared


    Always Willing to Strive

    by looking our best,

    acting our best,

    and doing our best.





    S. Ray Lowder
    Elementary School's
    The staff of S. Ray Lowder School will form a partnership with our students, their parents, and the community. We will provide a safe and appropriate learning environment where students develop the skills necessary to become responsible citizens.
    In order to fulfill our mission, we have established the following beliefs:
    o The students are our first priority.
    o We will provide excellent teaching practices and equip all students the necessary tools to learn with and become proficient members of society.
    o We believe that high expectations are essential to achieve successful partnerships.
    o We will inspire our students to become life-long learners. 



    Did you know that the Y offers transportation to Before and Afterschool programs from our school?  Here, kids engage in a variety of exciting physical and imaginative activities that encourage them to explore who they are and what they can achieve.


    Learn more>> http://bit.ly/LincolnCountyAfterschool


    Kids Connect Here Afterschool



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  • Supported by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and Lincoln County Schools, S. Ray Lowder implements a Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS). MTSS is a multi-tiered framework which promotes school improvement through engaging, research-based academic and behavioral practices. MTSS employs a systems approach using data-driven problem solving to maximize growth for all. Additionally, S. Ray Lowder uses a Multi-Tiered System of Support to ensure college, career and community readiness for all students.

    To Read more about S. Ray Lowder's MTSS program, please click below


    S. Ray Lowder MTSS


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  • Title 1

    As you know S. Ray Lowder Elementary is a Title I school.  One of the requirements of being a Title I school is an annual Parent Survey.  You may access the link to our survey below or Lincoln County District Website.  If our school has a working email for you, you will receive the links by email.  We hope that you will take a few minutes to complete the survey so that we may better serve our students and parents 


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  • PK


    It's that time of the year! 


    Do you have a child that will be four years old on or before August 31, 2021? Are you interested in submitting an application for these FREE preschool programs?  If so, please follow the steps below:




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  • Kinder


    Is My Child Old Enough for Kindergarten? 

    Children who will turn five years old on or before August 31, 2020, are eligible to attend Kindergarten. 

    Which School Will My Child Attend? 

    Information on which school assignment for a specific address can be obtained by accessing the School Locator at http://lcstimsedulog.lincoln.k12.nc.us/livewq/webquery/ or by contacting a nearby school. 

    When Do I Need to Register My Child? 

    Registration for children entering kindergarten is February 10, 2020 through March 20, 2020. Parents must register their child at the school they will attend. Registration for first graders new to Lincoln County will also occur at that time. 

    Pre-register your child for kindergarten by clicking the link below.

    PowerSchool Enrollment for NEW Student Registration (English)   

    Inscripción en PowerSchool para la NUEVA inscripción de estudiantes (en español)

    Complete all sections of the pre-registration form and finalize the process by clicking SUBMIT at the bottom of the form.  Once pre-registration is complete, you will be able to schedule an appointment for your screening. 

    What Do I Need to Have to Register My Child?

    All Lincoln County Schools students must reside with a parent or court-appointed legal guardian who is a district resident.  To enroll you will need the following items:

    • certified copy of the child’s birth certificate
    • 2 proofs of residency –i.e., Active NC Driver’s License, Photo ID issued by state DMV, utility bill in person’s name (cell phone bills will not be accepted), lease agreement, Real Property Tax Bill
    • Documented evidence of immunizations as per state law.  Please see your health care provider or the Lincoln County Health Department with specific questions regarding this.
    • A completed health assessment – This form will be provided to you upon registering your child at your assigned school or you can download and print the form below.  This should be completed by your health care provider prior to the start of school, but must be completed no later than 30 days after school begins.  Failure to provide this information will result in the child being excluded from school.  Assessment forms are also available in the forms section below.  All sections of the assessment (including developmental, hearing, and vision) must be completed.

    A picture ID will be required of the parent or guardian registering the student.

    Parents of children who need immunizations or a health assessment should take their child to their health care provider or to the Lincoln County Health Department to complete these requirements prior to the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year. 

    What Happens After I Register My Child?

    Upon registering your child for kindergarten at their assigned school, parents can schedule an appointment for the Kindergarten Screening.  Each school uses the Brigance Early Childhood Screening Tool to assess students to facilitate classroom placement.  

    Kindergarten Entry Screening Information:

    During your Online Enrollment Application, you will be prompted to schedule an appointment for Kindergarten Entry Screening at the school your child plans to attend. Please use the links below:






    Please contact the school office for more information on registration dates, 704-735-2741.



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  • Parents and Guardians please click on the link below to access the TSI_AT Letter we sent home on Friday, September 4, 2020. Please contact the office if you have any questions.

    TSI Parent Letter


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