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The 20232-2024 school year has begun


Clarendon County School District opened the 2023-2024 school year today, focusing on “Teaching and Learning.” Students and staff dwindled into the schools with smiles, excited to begin the school year. Dr. Johnson, District Superintendent, spoke on his push for a great school year.

“As we gather for a new school year, I am filled with excitement and optimism for the endless possibilities that lie ahead for our students. We welcome all of our parents and community stakeholders to come to see the learning happening in our schools,” states Dr. Shawn Johnson, Superintendent. “ As the Superintendent, I am committed to ensuring that every student in our district receives the highest quality of education. Our distinct-wide initiatives will empower our educators to personalize learning experiences, catering to each student’s unique needs and interests. We are focused on teaching and learning in every building within our district.”

CCSD is embracing change as an opportunity for growth at the early childhood level. CCSD 4K students will begin school with a “staggered” start for the 2023-2024 school year. For the first week of school, 4K will only attend school to be administered their 4K assessment. Principals and/or teachers are responsible for communicating each student’s assigned testing day, time, and expectations to parents while students are testing. This process is being implemented to maximize the instructional time when students begin attending school for the full day on August 7, 2023.

“The partnership with parents and guardians remains invaluable to us. We nurture an environment where communication and active involvement are encouraged. We want to help support our students’ educational journey, which is instrumental to their success. Incredible achievements await us in the coming days, and we will make strides together as a community and a district.”