2020-21 Registration

As we prepare for the opening of the 2020-2021 school year with circumstances surrounding COVID-19, a task force of parents, students, teachers, principals and administrators have been working to shape the upcoming year. For the 2020-21 school year, parents and students will be able to choose one of two options: In-person instruction with enhanced eLearning or the Darlington County Virtual Academy.

DCSD will offer in-person instruction with enhanced eLearning. Students will interact with teachers and other students in a traditional learning environment. The in-person model will also featured an enhanced eLearning component so learning can continue on inclement weather days or if pandemic numbers so require. DCSD will take all precautions and put into place the health and safety protocols recommended by the CDC and DHEC. This will include masks for all students in grades 3-12, proper distancing, adequate spacing between desks, regular cleaning and disinfecting of spaces, limited interactions with outside personnel, and other safety measures.

In response to the needs of our community, DCSD has added a new full-time virtual option, DCSD Virtual Academy (DCVA), for students in grades 5K-12. The deadline to register for the DCVA was July 29, 2020. We are no longer accepting registration for the DCVA.

The Darlington County School District is still accepting registration for in-person instruction with enhanced eLearning. All students must register before the first day of school to attend school on Sept. 8. Students who are not registered by the first day of school may not attend school until their parents schedule an appointment to register their children.



Documentation Required for Registration

Returning Students
- Proof of residency
      -- A tax notice, a landline telephone bill, a bill for cable service that is connected to       
         the residence or a utility bill such as water, gas and electric will be accepted.
      -- A cellphone bill and/or a driver’s license cannot be used as proof of residency.

- Immunization Record (Rising 7th Grader TDAP Update)


New Students
- Proof of residency
      -- A tax notice, a landline telephone bill, a bill for cable service that is connected to       
         the residence or a utility bill such as water, gas and electric will be accepted.
      -- A cellphone bill and/or a driver’s license cannot be used as proof of residency.

- Immunization Record

- Birth Certificate

- (For 4K Only) Proof of income/S.C. Healthy Connection Medicaid Card
      -- A registration slot for 4K will not be reserved for a child without documented proof of residence and proof of income. Available slots are limited and preference is given to those students whose family meets state income requirements.



Registration Hotline

If you have any questions about the registration process, please call our registration hotline at 843-398-2236. Due to the high volume of calls, you may get a voicemail or busy signal. Please call back or leave a message. Someone will call you back by the end of the next business day if you leave your phone number. 

The hotline will be available from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the following days:

- July 15-17
- July 20-24
- July 27-29



- To Register a Returning Student with a Snapcode

- To Register a Returning Student through Parent Portal
     
- To Register a New Student

- To Pay Fees