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*ALL* DCSD Schools will be closed

 beginning March 16, 2020 until

April 30, 2020. 
Please check

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 Darlington County School District on

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Hello Southside Families,

Our staff  has been working very hard to prepare the next E-Learning packet.  It includes activities for the next two weeks for 5k and 4 weeks for 4k and Special Needs .  The new packet will include a break of NO school work from April 13th to April 17th (Spring Break!). 

For those of you that have requested a hard copy of the new packet, they can be picked up  Monday (Mar. 30) from 8:00-4:00. A box will be placed outside the front entrance of the school labeled 4K and you will sign beside your child’s name when you get the packet.

5K and Special Needs will have a box with the teacher’s name and a packet with your child’s name on it. Please get your child’s packet out of the box.

For those who chose digital, you will not need to go by school to sign and you will be able to access it via ClassTag on Monday.Completed packets: There will be a box outside the front entrance of school Monday (Mar. 30) for parents to drop off completed packets.  Please be sure your child’s name and teacher’s name is on it. You can put the packet and completed assignments in the envelope you received or in a gallon ziploc bag.  You may also wait and return them when we return to school. Just a reminder this is how students get counted as being present instead of counting all of the days as absences.

The Southside staff is available to help in any way we can.  We miss all of our students and hope everyone is safe and healthy.  Continue to check Classtag daily for important updates! We love seeing pictures posted to SeeSaw and Classtag of your child doing some of the activities from the packet!  Please continue posting!


Below are walk-through videos to explain the e-learning packet that 5K students have received this week:

#1. Name & Word Work

#2 Reading Time

#3 Literacy

#4 Math

#5 Fine Motor Skills & Compression

#6 Following Directions and Apps

#7 How to check volume on Seesaw

#8 Kids A-Z Leveled Texts (this may vary teacher to teacher)

Student Food Services Flyer (Updated March 20)


DCSD establishes hotlines for technology help and coronavirus information

Posted on 03/17/2020
HotlineDARLINGTON, S.C. – The Darlington County School District announced today the opening of two new hotlines to help students, parents and staff get information during school closures related to the coronavirus situation.

The new technology hotline number is 843-398-6200 and is intended for students who need help with technology related to eLearning and for teachers who have technical or instructional issues.

Students and teachers will select the option that applies to them when they dial the number. Live personnel will monitor the technology hotline during working hours.

Additionally, the district has established a coronavirus information hotline for questions and concerns about the coronavirus impact on school operations. The number for the coronavirus information hotline is 843-398-6205. This hotline will contain a daily update about the coronavirus situation in the school district. Callers may also leave messages with questions and comments.

Messages left with the coronavirus information hotline will be checked routinely throughout the workday. Callers can expect an answer as soon as possible.



Darlington County School District Releases eLearning Plan for School Closures

DARLINGTON, S.C. -- The Darlington County School District (DCSD) today released its eLearning and remote learning plan to continue instruction while district schools are closed. Through the DCSD program, students will be able to keep learning, even when face-to-face options are unavailable. The district also announced how parents can pick up devices still at school, as well as introduced teacher office hours and the new technology helpline.

Beginning no later than Wednesday, March 18, all DCSD students will have assigned online or paper classwork every day. The type of work will depend on the grade of the student. Students will be required to complete and submit all assignments as well as communicate with their teachers every day. All teachers – including special education teachers - will be expected to make contact with students, track virtual attendance and be available to students during virtual office hours. Students who do not have internet access will be able to complete the eLesson(s) on their device and then upload their work when they have access to the internet.

Students in grades 3-12 who do not currently have their device at home may pick up their device at their school Tuesday, March 17. Parents of students in grades K-2 should make plans to pick up their assignment packets at their child’s school Tuesday, March 17. Parents should check with their child’s school to find out exact pickup times and procedures. Parents and students will also be able to pick up personal items from the schools at this time. It is imperative that parents pick up the devices and/or packets from the schools on Tuesday so students can continue their learning and not lose valuable instruction or days.

Because the schools will be closed through at least March 31, students are urged to complete their lessons every day and stay up to date with their classwork.  Students who do not complete the eLessons while out of school or within five school days of classes resuming will be marked absent.

eLearning/Remote Learning Schedule

· Pre-school (PK) – 2nd grade students: PK-2 students will work through an activity packet with checklists. Some schools are sending home iPads to facilitate additional learning. Please check with your child’s school for more information.

· Elementary school students, grades 3-5 - Students will have 50-minute lessons from each subject: ELA, Math, Science, and Social Studies.

· Middle school students, grades 6-8: Students will have one-hour lessons from their core teachers (ELA, Math, Science, and Social Studies).

· High school students, grades 6-12: Each teacher will post a one-hour lesson, per day, for each class they teach.

Teachers – including special education teachers – will have virtual office hours every day, beginning Wednesday, March 18, 2020. During these hours, teachers will be accessible through a posted line of communication. Teachers will reach out to students to share that line of communication with them. 

  • Teachers of Elementary School students: 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

  • Middle and High School students: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

The Darlington County School District Office of Technology has created a Technology helpline at 843-398-6200. Students and parents can call the helpline if they have technical issues and teachers may call for instructional assistance. The line will be manned during working hours.

The district’s eLearning plan is available online at www.darlington.k12.sc.us.

The Darlington County School District is committed to continuing instruction for our students throughout the school closure. The well-being of our students is always our highest priority. 


2019-2020 SECC Teacher of the Year

2019-2020 DCSD Teacher of the Year


Ms. Cortney Harless

our 2019-2020 Teacher of the Year!!!  We are also proud to announce she

been selected Darlington County School District's Teacher of the Year for 2019-2020!

This honor has been well-earned by

Ms. Harless and we really appreciate her

hard-work and dedication to our students, staff, and parents!

At Southside Early Childhood Center,
 children thrive in a high support environment as they explore their individuality and creativity. Southside Early Childhood Center faculty and staff members are dedicated to encouraging the emerging young talents of our future. We are committed to promoting the fullest development of our students in mind, body and heart.


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