Attendance


Attendance is mandated by the state of South Carolina and attending school is required by law.

All parents/guardians are required to review the attendance policy on page 19 in the Lancaster County School District Learning Newsletter. Click Here


As a reminder, the Lancaster County School district attendance policy:

  • Allows for 10 absences per school year that can be a mix of excuses (medical note, parent note).


  • Once a student has had 10 absences, a medical note is required for any future absence to be excused.


  • Once a student passes 10 absences or 5 tardies/early dismissals, recovery time is required and it is usually held at the end of each semester.


  • Truancy does come into effect with any 3 unexcused absences in a row, 5 overall and unexcused absences after 10. Always excuse your student if they are absent.


If your child is absent, please follow the steps below:

  • Complete the Attendance Form Click Here. You can attach any medical notes from a doctor’s office or clinic.

or

  • Email your parent or medical note to hes.attendance@lcsd.k12.sc.us or fax to 803-396-3761. More details are in our Family Handbook.