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Picture Day - Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Fall Picture day is Wednesday, September 22, 2021. Individual student pictures and team pictures will be taken this day. Cheer, football, and volleyball are reminded to bring uniforms for team pictures.

No money will be taken prior to picture day or at the camera. Picture purchases will be available online at a later date. When pictures are ready, they will be available at TSS Photography.

Picture makeup days for individuals will be Thursday, October 14, 2021.

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 2021-21

● 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

○ Leggins 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

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you all soon!

David Sweem, Principal

South Middle School

7th Grade Students Must Have Tdap

March 2021

Dear Parent/Guardian:

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control wants to assure that all children and teens receive recommended vaccines to prevent disease. South Carolina law requires that all students entering 7th grade receive one dose of Tdap vaccine. The Tdap vaccine protects preteens and teens against three serious diseases: tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (whooping cough).

We are reminding you now, so that you have time to plan for your child to be vaccinated early, before the start of 7th grade. Talk with your child's healthcare provider now about vaccines he or she needs. Please make sure to get an updated SC Certificate of Immunization to give to your school nurse. This certificate is required by state law for school attendance.

The Lancaster County Health Department also provides teen vaccines. Call (803)745-5058 to schedule an appointment. For more information about vaccinations in South Carolina, go to /Health/Vaccinations

Please contact your child's school nurse with questions or concerns.


Leigh Anne Lever, RN

LCSD Lead Nurse

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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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


South Middle School

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