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Face Masks

Hello, this is Lydia Quinn with the Lancaster County School District following up on the information we sent out on Tuesday concerning the Governor’s Executive Order about face-coverings in schools. This morning, we have received additional information from the South Carolina State Department of Education and the South Carolina DHEC.

If a parent/guardian of a Lancaster County School District student wishes to have their student opt-out of the face-covering requirement, the form must be completed for each child and returned to the school. Again, if you want to have your child opt-out of the face-covering requirement, complete the form found at the link on our website and return it to your child’s school. The form can be found on our website at

Please let us know if you have questions or concerns.


Virtual Students End of Year Testing

Virtual Parents, this is a link for our Virtual Students Parents to fill out concerning South Carolina State Testing. Please complete the form below to ensure that your child is coming to school for State Testing, so that we can better plan to accommodate them. More information regarding our virtual students and state testing will be coming forth shortly.


Rising 7th and 8th Graders Interested in Participating in Sports

Please Fill Out the Interest Survey Below

If you are going to be a rising 7th, 8th, or 9th grader next year you are eligible to join the Wrestling program at Lancaster High School. Male and Female students are eligible. If you are interested in joining the wrestling program for the 2021-2022 school year, please provide your name, grade, and parent contact information for Summer workouts. The coaching staff will be in contact with you for the next steps. If you have any questions, please have your patents contact one of the coaches listed below. We look forward to seeing you!

LHS head Wrestling Coach

Russell Brown

LHS Assistant Wrestling Coach

Ryan Faile

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

Free Tdap vaccinations available on the following dates:

Thursday April 22, 2021

Thursday April 29, 2021

Tuesday May 11, 2021

Tuesday May 25, 2021

Please call (803)745-5058 to set up an appointment.

Lancaster area schools

Elementary schools will operate from 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 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.

Tech Office Hours: 8:00-8:45 am & 2:45-3:30 pm

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2020-21 Yearbooks Are Available for Pre-Order

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 cover below to get started!

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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

On Sale T-shirts

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

Student Announcements

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Before school each day, screen your child for symptoms of COVID-19. If your child OR someone in your household is experiencing the following symptoms, do not send them to school. Contact your child’s healthcare provider and notify the school nurse.

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

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

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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