Policies
To view our 2019-2020 Handbook please click the link below


Southside Handbook 2019-2020 8-14-19.pdf


All volunteers and chaperones must be approved by Darlington County School District.  In order to volunteer in the classroom, at special events or to be considered as a chaperone on a field trip, parents and guardians must complete the Volunteer Application and Background Check.  A copy of your drivers license and social security card are required.  There is a $12 fee for the SLED check, payable in cash or check to SECC.  Paper applications must be received by the school no later than September 30, 2019 to be considered for a volunteer or chaperone for the 2019-2020 school year.  Please allow a minimum of 2-3 weeks for the approval process before checking on your status.  If you would like to be considered for a volunteer after the paper application deadline or to pay via a credit or debit card, please click here to complete the online volunteer forms.

Chaperones for field trips are sometimes needed at the discretion of the teacher.  There is limited availability and space to accommodate chaperones on our buses. Pre-approved volunteers will be permitted to request to chaperone.  Only chaperones selected by the teacher will be permitted to attend the event and are required to ride the bus to and from the event.  No additional family members, including children, will be permitted to accompany the class on the bus or at the event.  No parent/guardian may attend unless approved and no students will be permitted to be picked up or dropped off at the field trip by personal vehicles.
Please contact your child's teacher if you wish to chaperone or volunteer.