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Florence School District Three announces that the 2017 summer feeding program is scheduled for June 5 through July 20. Breakfast and lunch will be served to any child 18 years of age or younger at no charge.

Breakfast will be served from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and lunch will be served from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., Monday-Friday.

Meal sites include the following locations: Lake City High School mobile V20 (behind the Career and Technology Education building), Housing Authority at the Wren Village Apartments – Morning Glory (Lake City), and Flo’s Tutoring (Lake City).

Check with individual sites for dates of operation as circumstances may change which could result in some sites not remaining open during the entire period. Registration is not necessary, and program benefits and services are available to all children without regard to race, religion, color, sex disability, age or national origin.

For more information contact FCSD3 School District food service assistant food service supervisor Michelle Gaskins at 374-8652 or by email at

The summer feeding program is operated in accordance with federal laws and USDA policies.


Scranton Elementary School’s STEAM Academy is accepting applications for the 2017-2018 school year from 5K through fifth-grade students zoned for other Florence County School District Three schools.

Applications also will be accepted from students outside of FCSD3. Any out-of-district students accepted will be required to pay tuition.

The STEAM Academy offers instruction in robotics, coding, engineering, foreign language, keyboarding and agriculture.

Applications are due no later than Friday, April 28, and are available at the school or online at For more information, contact the school at 843-389-2531.

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Through the passage of Act 155, the South Carolina General Assembly approved the removal of the exit exam as a requirement for graduation beginning with the graduating class of 2015. The elimination of the exit exam (BSAP/HSAP) requirement is retroactive to the graduating classes from 1990-2014.

A person no longer enrolled in a public school who was denied graduation solely for failing to meet the exit exam requirement may petition the local school board of trustees to determine his or her eligibility to receive a high school diploma.

If you believe this legislation applies to you, contact Florence County School District Three’s Office of Student Services at 843-374-8652, extension 1119.

The office will pull records to verify that all graduation requirements were met with the exception of the exit examination. If this is the case, the district will submit your name to request that you be issued a high school diploma. Make sure the Office of Student Services has accurate contact information for you so that you can be contacted when the diploma is issued.

The deadline for applying is December 31, 2017.


Florence County School District Three’s priority is to maintain a safe and orderly, learning environment to, from, and at school so that we can provide all students a quality education. Students should come daily ready to learn with paper, pencil, assigned books and assigned projects only. Parents, we need your help to keep our schools safe. You can help by:

  1. Talking with your child daily about safety and about making good choices,
  2. Checking your child’s book bag daily for any items that shouldn’t come to school,
  3. Monitoring your child’s use of technology,
  4. Reporting any unsafe activity to school administrators.
  5. Treating everyone with respect. No Bullying!

Thank you for your assistance in this matter.


FCSD3 Launches Mobile App to Keep Community Informed

AUGUST 22, 2014

LAKE CITY, SC -- Florence County School District Three has launched an official mobile app designed to enable parents, staff, students and the broader community to stay informed and up-to-date on important issues, information and activities underway within the school community.

The free app, which displays the district’s logo and content, can be downloaded for Apple iOS and Android by searching for Florence School District 3. Links to both the Apple iOS and Android mobile apps are available on the district’s website at

Developed in partnership with SchoolMessenger, the leading provider of communication solutions for education, the new app will provide families with 24/7/365 access to news, special alerts, calendars, events, sports schedules and more. New information feeds will continue to be made available in the app over the coming school year.

“We are always looking for new and effective ways to communicate with our communities,” said Brian Huckabee, communications coordinator. “Our new, official mobile app empowers everyone in the community to stay connected and up-to-date on the information that they want and need directly from their mobile device. It’s another great example of our commitment to communication, as we know that in order for families to get involved in school activities and functions they must first be informed of them” Huckabee added. “We are excited about how our new app will help us communicate more effectively, and hope it leads to a stronger, more connected school community overall.”

Highly secure and flexible, the school’s new app is built on a communication platform that permits the district to manage and share content easily. Among the features is the ability to send push notifications to those who download the app. Through the settings menu, users can select from which schools they wish to receive news notifications.

With budget limitations a reality for schools throughout the nation, SchoolMessenger was able to partner with the district to deliver this affordable new communication channel. In addition, the company will manage hosting and technical updates and provide 24/7 support.

“We look forward to continuing to work with Florence School District Three to help reach its goals for effective and accessible communications throughout the entire school community,” said Nate Brogan, vice president of Marketing, SchoolMessenger. “Parents today are busier than ever and rely on their mobile devices to connect them to the information that matters most. SchoolMessenger allows schools and community members to stay connected through a robust mobile platform that will continue to evolve based on their needs.”

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