News & Announcements

SCDE School Climate Survey for Parents

Each year, the SC State Dept. of Education asks for feedback on the climate of each school in the state. It is that time of year and we need feedback from all of our parents! Only one survey per family should be completed per student.

COVID at Home Testing

You can receive free COVID-19 at home tests by visiting  Each household is eligible to order four free tests.   As a result of this, per DHEC guidelines, we will now be accepting results of at-home COVID-19 testing.  You can notify us of your test results by completing a test-results form, which is located below and on our district website under the COVID-19 section.  We will also make the forms available in the front office of each school.   The form will need to be completed and returned to Nurse Batchelor at McCormick Elementary School.

Rent the Rock

Show your Chieftain Spirit while recognizing a student's birthday or displaying a positive/congratulatory message.

Staff Appreciation Week

We are so excited to honor all of our amazing staff members this week that make up our Chief family as we celebrate Staff Appreciation Week this week, May 2nd through May 6th!

You make our district the absolute best place to be, and we are so grateful for each one of you!


Due to the threat of severe weather in our area this afternoon, McCormick County School District will dismiss at 12:30 today, Friday, May 6th.
All afterschool activities have been canceled.

Noon Dismissal Today, April 5

Due to the threat of severe weather that is forecasted by the National Weather Service, we will need to dismiss school at 12 pm today, April 5th 2022.  The National Weather Service is predicting wind gusts of more than 70 mph and the possibility of tornadoes.  The bulk of the weather is forecasted to take place this afternoon.

In addition to McCormick County School District releasing early today, all afterschool and athletic events for this afternoon and evening are also canceled. Stay tuned to our district website and social media outlets for any additional updates that may occur.

Have a great day and stay safe!
Dr. Hembree

McCormick Food Pantry

If you receive benefits like food stamps, supplemental security income or TANF, you already qualify for food. Come to our pantry to see if we can help meet your needs during these difficult times. We will be open one Saturday monthly if demand is there.  This will begin Saturday, Feb. 5 at 10:00 am.

March Intersession

As a reminder, and part of our modified calendar, we will enter into our two week break beginning Monday, March 14th and running through Friday, March 25th.
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