MCSD Safe Start Plan

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Safe Start Reopening Announcements

  • How to wear a mask

    South Carolina guide to wearing masks in school

    How to wear your mask

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  • Superintendent Dr. Kandace Bethea was a guest on Mondays With Miko (Facebook Live) to talk about the district's Safe Start Plan. See the show at this link.

    Mondays with Miko

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  • MARION COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) — In this week’s “Making the Grade” town hall, Meghan Miller talks to Marion County School District Superintendent, Dr. Kandace Bethea. Watch the interview by clicking on this link: Making the Grade with Dr. Kandace Bethea

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  • Spot on WJAY with Reggie Gay

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  • Online Learning

    Marion County School District recognizes that some parents may not feel comfortable sending their children back to school for in-person, face to face instruction.   As the district finalizes the re-opening plans for the fall, we are excited to share that we are planning to have a new option this year for our families, a new online Virtual Academy program.  

    The Virtual Academy will serve students in kindergarten through twelfth grade as a comprehensive schooling option. Students enrolled in the Virtual Academy will adhere to South Carolina's academic standards. Additionally, students will have the opportunity for proficiency-based learning opportunities through personalized instructional curricula as well as interactions with a certified teacher via Microsoft Teams and other online platforms. Students enrolled in the program will be provided a device and families will be required to participate in an orientation/workshop regarding the program.

    Please click on this link: MCSD Virtual Academy

    The link will take you to a page that has all the updated information as well as a link to the application form.

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  • Safe Start Reopening Press Release

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  • COVID-19 Update from the Superintendent

    Posted by Deborah Wimberly on 4/29/2020
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  • Letter to families about grading

    Posted by Deborah Wimberly on 4/2/2020
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  • A message from the Army National Guard

    Posted by Deborah Wimberly on 3/31/2020

    A message from Sgt. Darrin Martin: I'm the SC Army National Guard recruiter for Dillon and Marion counties. If you didn’t get to take the ASVAB because your school is out or didn’t take it in school because you didn’t want to miss class message me! Call me 843-621-0844. High school students don't need to miss out on educational and career development opportunities because the COVID-19 virus has shut the school systems down.

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  • Marion County Adult Education

    Posted by Deborah Wimberly on 3/31/2020
    Marion County Adult Education students doing online learning are strongly encouraged to continue working.  
    Students wishing to do work by pencil and paper can pick up a 2nd package Wednesday, April 1 between 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.  At this same time, completed work from the 1st package should be returned in the brown envelope as it was provided. 
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  • Grab & Grow Learning Packets

    Posted by Deborah Wimberly on 3/30/2020

    Our educational team is ready for round two of our Grab and Grow Learning Packets. These new learning packets have enough work to cover 17 school days or work through May 1st, 2020.

    Wednesday, April 1st, 2020
    All students in grade 4K through 8th grade will pick up their new learning packets at their school, and drop off the one they just completed. 7th and 8th graders will also receive information about the upcoming distribution of digital devices.
    High School Seniors will pick up their digital devices at their school and drop off work they completed from the first learning packets. Please be sure you bring a parent/guardian with you to sign the paperwork.
    All pick-ups/drop-offs will be between the hours of 10:00 to 12:00 and from 2:00 to 4:00.

    Thursday, April 2, 2020
    All students in grades 9 - 11 will pick up their learning packets at their school between the hours of 10:00 to 12:00 and from 2:00 to 4:00

    Please check with your school's social media sites for more information.

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  • WJAY's Just So You Know recorded Interview with Dr. Kandace Bethea

    Posted by Deborah Wimberly on 3/24/2020 9:00:00 AM
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  • COVID 19 Update to Parents

    Posted by Amanda Hardy on 3/19/2020 8:00:00 AM
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Meal Delivery During Virtual Learning


    Meals are not being delivered at this time.  Information will be provided when the service begins again.


    Zion Area


    Mt. Zion


    Corner of Zion and Three Bridges Road



    Woodlawn Church


    Friendship Baptist Church

    City of Mullins


    Gapway Recreational Center


    East End/Gause Street Projects


    Meadow Park/ Johnson Street


    North Mullins Primary


    Palmetto Middle School






    Dollar General (501 North)



    Mt. Zion


    Pee Dee



    Hot Spot



    Greater Singletary Church (Wahee)


    Temperance Hill



    Temperance Hill Fire Department




    Easterling Primary School


    Marion High School


    Creek Bridge

    All buses will leave Creek Bridge Stem Academy by 10:20. Buses will be running the elementary, middle, and high school routes together.


    Bus 1 will start on Highway 378

    Bus 2 will start on Highway 41

    Bus 3 will start on Grady Road

    Bus 4 will start on Highway 9

    Bus 5 will start on Bay Road



Resources for Parents

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