Covid-19 Updates


District Contact for Weekend COVID-19 Reporting

Florence School District 3 now has a nurse that you can call during weekends to report a positive COVID-19 student, household member or close contact. This nurse will be available from 4 p.m. on Fridays until 8 a.m. on Mondays. The nurse can be reached at 803-900-4312. Please note this is not an emergency service.

To report a positive COVID-19 student, household member or close contact during the week, please call your child’s school nurse.


Virtual Town Hall Meetings

To listen to the recording of the September 10, 2021 virtual Town Hall Meeting, go to and enter passcode 9!kE^q?3

To listen to the recording of the September 3, 2021 virtual Town Hall Meeting, go to and enter passcode %?Rx!bM6.

Virtual Town Hall Meetings are scheduled on the following dates:

Aug. 30, 2021 6:30 p.m.

Sep. 3, 2021 6:30 p.m.

Sep. 6, 2021 6:30 p.m.

Sep. 10, 2021 6:30 p.m. 

Sep. 17, 2021 6:30 p.m. 

Sep. 24, 2021 6:30 p.m. 

Oct. 1, 2021 6:30 p.m. 

Oct. 8, 2021 6:30 p.m.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 891 7668 2583


On March 11, 2021, the American Rescue Plans (ARP) Act was signed into law. In it, the U.S. Department of Education is providing an additional $121.9 billion for the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER III Fund). This legislation will award grants to state educational agencies (SEAs) for providing local educational agencies (LEAs) with emergency relief funds to address the impact that COVID-19 has had, and continues to have, on elementary and secondary schools across the nation.

South Carolina will receive $2,112,051,487 in ESSER III funds from the Act, with 90 percent being awarded to school districts with amounts determined in proportion to the amount of Title I, Part A funds they received in summer 2020 from funds under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The remaining funds will be used for state-level activities to address issues caused by COVID-19.

FSD3 has drafted a 
Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan.

The district also is seeking public input and feedback. Please take a few minutes to take our survey. You also can use the QR code below to go to the survey.

QR code for Continuity of Services Plan survey


COVID-19 Cases Associated with Staff & Students

FSD3 COVID-19 Flowchart

Close Contact Mask Scenarios.pdf

View DHEC's Interactive Map

Covid-19 Vaccine Appointments


Below you will find links to important information regarding instruction and the 2020-2021 academic year.

Re-entry Plan

Parent Re-entry Letter

LEAP Plan for K-8

Learning Opportunities


News Articles & Other Important Information

Masks Required on School Buses (added Aug. 27, 2021)

SCDHEC COVID-19 Guidance for K-12 Schools

The Evidence for Mask Use in K-12 Schools

The Science on Mask Use in K-12 Schools

DHEC-Guidance-for-School-Response-to-COVID-19 2/1/2021

DHEC-Guidance-for-School-Response-to-COVID-19 12/8/2020

Options to Shorten Quarantine for COVID-19

Virtual Town Hall PowerPoint Presentation

View the Virtual town Hall Meeting from August 5, 2020 at 12 p.m. (Password: crf%=81x )

View the Virtual Town Hall Meeting from August 18, 2020

View Virtual Town Hall Meeting from September 3, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. (Passcode: @J9Km=tm)

Virtual Program Parent/Student Meeting Presentation

Virtual Program Student Application

Board Approves Revised Re-entry Plan

Online Student Registration

COVID-19 Guidance for Schools

CDC Guidelines for Schools

SC Department of Education Face Covering Guidelines

Management of Suspect and Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

Staying Home from School or Childcare When Your Child is Sick (English)

Staying Home from School or Childcare When Your Child is Sick (Spanish)

COVID-19 in Schools: Frequently Asked Questions

Children, Masks and COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions