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On Wednesday, we will have our 8th grade promotion ceremony. This is a ticketed event. Students were given their tickets last week. Each guest must present their physical tickets in order to enter. No ticket, no entry. We do not have additional tickets and can not replace lost tickets. Guests will not be allowed into the building until 8:30am. Students, including 8th graders participating in the ceremony, must be seated in home base by 8:30am. Drop off for all students will be on a regular system and schedule. Guest must use the front entrance to enter the school, starting at 8:30am.

***For the safety of students, staff and guest, there will be NO early sign outs allowed on Wednesday, May 25th for all grade levels. This is a half day of school, but no students will be allowed to sign out before dismissal. Parents joining us for the promotion ceremony will take their 8th grade child with them directly after the ceremony. They will not return to classes.

8th grade students will NOT come to school Thursday. Wednesday and Thursday we will dismiss students at 11:15. Please make arrangements to pick up your child no later than 11:30am on Wednesday and Thursday if they do not ride a bus. Thursday is the last day of school for the 2021-2022 school year.

Please reach out if you have questions or need clarification.

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The Returning Student Registration 2022-2023 is open. Parents can login to their parent portal account at and select the icon located at the bottom left and update information for each child currently enrolled.

Registration must be updated using a computer instead of a mobile device.

Please update your child's information by Friday, May 20th so bus routes can be scheduled over the summer. Returning student registration updates contacts, medical information including medicare, transportation, and chromebook protection plan.

Are you interested in Cheerleading?

All rising 6th and 7th graders interested in cheering next year please fill out this survey.

  • You must have a physical form on file dated after April 2022 before tryouts.

  • You must be available to cheer for both fall (football) and spring (basketball) seasons.

  • Tryout dates are scheduled for Monday, May 23 and Tuesday, May 24, 2022. Link to survey.

2021-2022 School Year Dress Code

Hello Mustangs,

● The official school day starts at 8:30 a.m. and dismisses at 3:30 p.m. Students who arrive after 8:30 a.m. must be brought into the office by a parent or guardian and signed in. They will be considered tardy.

Dress Code for 2021-22

● Per the Lancaster County School Board approval, all middle schools within the district no longer require school uniforms. We do still have a dress code that must be followed. Please keep this information in mind while shopping for school clothes.

○ No offensive or inappropriate images, advertisements, or sayings should appear on clothing.

○ All Shirts must have sleeves.

○ Shorts should be mid-thigh or lower.

○ Belly shirts or shirts where the midriff is exposed should not be worn at school. (If a student raises their arms above their heads, their midriff should not show)

○ No holes in their jeans or pants that are above the knee where skin is visible.

○ If your child has Physical Education Class, they are expected to bring the appropriate shoes for physical participation in the form of tennis shoes or sneakers.

○ Slides and Flip-Flops are not appropriate for school.

○ Hoods, hats, and other head coverings are not to be on a student's head inside of the school building. This is for security purposes so that we are able to identify

○ Leggings are not to be worn unless they are under a skirt.

○ Pants must be worn at the waist

○ Bandanas should not be worn or shown

Effective immediately (2/25/2022), the South Carolina Department of Education and the Lancaster County School District will no longer require the use of masks by students and staff on state owned and operated school buses. As is the case with school facilities, the Lancaster County School District strongly encourages, but does not require masks on school buses.

Below are the links to the COVID-19 Response Forms that must be filled out if you have been exposed to COVID-19 or have symptoms and then the form to request to return to school.

Note: You MUST fill out both forms– the first when you need to be out, and the second when you are ready to get permission to return.

Lancaster Area School Hours of Operation

Elementary schools - 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Middle Schools - 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

LHS, AJHS. BHS - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Indian Land Intermediate - 8:20 a.m. to 3:20 p.m.

ILHS - 9:10 a.m to 4:10 p.m.

2021-2022 Yearbooks Are Available

Yearbooks for the current school year are available for purchase for $20 from TreeRing.

Yearbooks can be purchased online and delivered to your home address.

Click the yearbook logo below to get started!

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Box Tops

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Student Announcements

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Our Deepest Thanks

South Middle School would like to recognize local businesses and individuals who show concern and support for public education and the students and staff of South Middle School.

Builder Supply

Purple Rooster

Homeplace Bed & Breakfast

Mary Beth Rowell

Balloon Express

Cheerful Moments


Kathy Boykin

Paparazzi Princess

Home Depot

Trendsetters Salon

Tonya Powers

Rich Hill Farms


521 BBQ

Cheerful Moments Photography


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