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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.

Student Schedules

Seventh & eighth graders & their parents are invited to a meeting in the gym beginning promptly at 6 p.m. Aug. 11. Schedules may be picked up beginning at 5:00, prior to the meeting. In addition, all eighth-grade students enrolled in honor classes need to attend a mandatory parent/student meeting in the cafeteria at the conclusion of the orientation meeting.

Sixth graders & their parents are invited to a meeting in the gym beginning promptly at 6 pm Aug. 9. Schedules may be picked up beginning at 5:00, prior to the orientation meeting.

Sixth-grade orientation for students will be held from 8:15 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 12.

Open House will be held on Aug 23 at 530pm.

2022-2023 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.

● 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 all persons.

○ Leggings, yoga pants, or shorts of similar make 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

○ Pajamas and bedroom shoes and similar types of clothing are not appropriate for school

Lancaster Area School Hours of Operation

*** Please consult with your individual school as to when they will receive students in the morning as it may vary school to school. The bell schedule reflects the official beginning and ending of school for the academic day.

Andrew Jackson, Buford, and Lancaster Area Schools

Elementary – 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Middle – 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

High – 8:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Indian Land area schools

Elementary – 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Intermediate – 8:20 a.m. to 3:20 p.m.

Middle – 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

High – 9:10 a.m. to 4:10 p.m.

K-12 Student Breakfast $1.50

K-8 Student Lunch $2.20

Reduced priced Breakfast: $0.30

Reduced priced Lunch: $0.40

Extra Milk : $0.75

USDA issues Adult meal prices not LCSD

Adult Breakfast: $3.30

Adult Lunch: $5.00

Back to school vaccine walk in clinic. 1228 Colonial Commons Suite 100 Lancaster, SC 29720 August 9th and 10th, Clinic opens at 12:00 Noon Doors close at 6:00 PM. Please bring your child's shot records. For more information, call the Lancaster Health Department at 803-286-9948
Volleyball Tryouts

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Safety is a top priority at the Lancaster County School District! New for the 2022-2023 school year... Lancaster County Schools will institute a clear bag policy for home athletic and designated events. Spectators will be permitted to carry one large clear bag. What kind of bag is appropriate? See the flyer below for all the details.

2022-2023 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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Student Announcements

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South Middle School

1551 Billings DriveLancaster SC 29720 Tel - 803-283-8416 Fax - 803-283-8417
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