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 21 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.


  • Email your parent or medical note to or fax to 803-396-3761. More details are in our Family Handbook.