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We are back in the front office. Guidance offices will be opening the week of August 10

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Getting Ready For School Year 2020-2021

Reopening 2020-2021


General Information and Workflow Chart

Riding the bus for 2020-21 school year? Click here to register.

Lancaster area schools

Elementary schools will operate from 7:50 a.m. to 2:20 p.m.

Middle schools will operate from 8:40 a.m. to 3:40 p.m.

High school will operate from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

School Calendar (Updated 7/28/2020)

Back-to-School Bash

The Lancaster County Back to School Bash will be held on Saturday, August 8, at the Springdale Recreation Center, beginning at 8:30 a.m. This year’s event will be a drive-through event. No shoes will be available, but students will receive a backpack filled with school supplies. Supplies are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, visit

Dress code for 2020-2021 school year at the middle school level. Uniforms will not be implemented this year. The following dress code is for both distance learning and A/B students. No tight loose revealing clothing or leggings. No tank tops. No pants with holes above the knee. no inappropriate images or phrases on clothing. Shorts dresses and skirts must be appropriate length. No head coverings including but not limited to hats caps toboggans hoods scarves bandanas dew rags. shoes should not have lights or wheels. No flip flops, slides bedroom shoes or shoes with open toes or no strap on the back. Crocs are allowed but must be worn with the strap around the ankle not as a slide. In the school building masks are required. bandanas are not masks. the mask cannot be a bandana and must not contain inappropriate phrases or images.  students not following the dress code will be subject to disciplinary actions

7th Grade students are required to have a Tdap vaccination.

For more information, click here.

6th Graders - Ask about our T-shirt discount!

On Sale Starting August 10



Youth large, Youth XL-Adult XL $10

Adult 2X & 3X $12

Long sleeve

Youth large, Youth XL-Adult XL $15

Adult 2X & 3X $17


Youth large, Youth XL-Adult XL $25

Adult 2X & 3X $27

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Collections are available in Destiny Discover to explore, support, and expand learning while the schools are closed.

While in Destiny, why not check out one of the many eBook selections using your school Google account?

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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 TreeRing logo below to get started!

Treering Green Yearbook Logo. Click here to open Treering yearbook order page in a new window.

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Student Announcements

Be Informed. Get text messages and emergency information. Click here to find out how.

Absences - Please remember - All students must bring a parent or medical excuse to the SMS office when returning to school.

Students are allowed ten (10) excused absences. Recovery days will be available or may be required for some absences.

Late Students - Parents MUST come into the school office and sign their child in.

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Our Deepest Thanks

During this time of ongoing crisis, South Middle School would like to recognize local businesses and individuals who have continued to show concern and support for public education and the students and staff of South Middle School.

Builder Supply

Purple Rooster

Cheerful Moments


Kathy Boykin

Home Depot

Trendsetters Salon

Tonya Powers


521 BBQ

South Middle School

1551 Billings DriveLancaster SC 29720 Tel - 803-283-8416 Fax - 803-283-8417
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300 South Catawba St.Lancaster SC 29720803-286-6972800-277-LCSD Fax - 803-286-4865

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