LPS News

Liberty Primary School, Liberty, SC

We cannot wait to see our PACK!

We are just 9 days away from the first day of school and we cannot wait to see our Wolfpack! While it has been a short summer, we have missed you all and are excited to welcome everyone back. For those of you new to LPS...welcome to the best school in the country...LPS truly is a special place and we are so glad you are a part of it. We are here to partner with our families in ensuring all of our students meet their fullest potential. If there is ever anything you need, if you have concerns or questions, please do not hesitate to reach out. Enjoy your last days of summer and we will see you at Meet the Teacher on Thursday!


Wishing you well,

Jessica Patterson, Principal

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Get started before Meet the Teacher!

There are a few items you can take care of before Meet the Teacher. Below is a list of items that you can take car of before Meet the Teacher on Thursday (July 29). All links to complete these things can be found in this newsletter.


  • Free/Reduced Lunch
  • ASC Registration
  • District Bus Transportation Form
  • Pay Annual Student Technology Free - My School Bucks
  • Pre-order LPS 21-22 Yearbook - My School Bucks

Click the Virtual Office below to explore more about LPS and this school year!

Update Student Information

All students must complete a required online student information update on the Back-to-School Gateway site during the annual update window which will begin now and will be open through late August.


This must be completed before students can receive a schedule or homeroom assignment. Current information, such as address, phone numbers, and emergency contacts are required and must be updated as needed for emergency purposes. You will also be providing health/medical information as part of the update process which is vitally important for your student's health and safety at school.


As a reminder, parents can have a link send to their cell phone to submit pictures for an updated proof of residence for address changes.


In order to login and complete the Back-to-School Gateway update, you will be required to enter 1) your child's student number (listed at the top of the email that was sent on July 9) and 2) a password (your student's date of birth).

  • Username - Child's student number (listed at the top of this email)
  • Password - Your student's date of birth in the following format: mm/dd/yyyy (example: 07/10/2005)


Please click here to access the Back-to-School Gateway. (or cut/paste this URL: https://update.pickens.k12.sc.us/login )


You can also access the Back-to-School Gateway from the SDPC website by clicking on the "Enroll" button at the top and going to the “Online Registration” link. Then select the Back-to-School Gateway page.


If you have any questions or problems, please contact your child's school for assistance.

LPS Start and End Times

LPS School day will be from 7:50 AM - 2:15 PM
  • Students will be able to enter the building at 7:20 AM. Doors will open promptly at 7:20 AM.

Walking Students into School?

We understand that if your child is new to LPS or just because it is the first day of school you may wish to walk your child to class on the first day. Below is the guidance for walking your child to class.


  • PreK (3K and 4K) parents may walk students to class from August 3-6 and August 9 &10.
  • Parents of PreK (3K and 4K) students will be able park, use the crosswalk and walk their students to the front door all school year. Adults will be available for you to pass your child "off" and will make sure they make it to class safely.
  • Kindergarten-2nd grade parents may walk students to class from August 3-6.


If you plan to walk your child to class, you will need to park in the front parking lot and use the cross walk at the front of the school. Our staff will then guide or assist you where to go. Thank you for understanding the importance of following these guidelines as safety is our first priority.

Breakfast and Lunch will be free for all students this school year!

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Bus Transportation

  • My child needs to ride a bus. How do I sign him/her up?

    • Complete a bus form at the link below for EACH child that needs to ride the bus

  • Are masks still required on the bus?

    • Masks are NOT required on the bus at this time. If DHEC changes this regulation, parents will be notified.

  • What time or where will my child be picked up in the AM? Returned in PM?

    • Call Liberty Area Bus Office at 397-1177 or 397-1178

  • *NOTE: For 3K, 4K, and 5K students, guardians will be given a bus tag to bring to the bus stop every afternoon. The guardian must have this tag with them for the child to be released to them.

After School Care

Click here for more information regarding ASC and to sign up!

Free and Reduced Lunch Application

We encourage all families to complete this Free and Reduced Lunch Application Form.

My School Bucks

My School Bucks allows you to pay for your Tech It Home fees, yearbooks, ASC, t-shirts, and more!

Tech It Home Fees

Tech It Home Fees will be collected from all students in grades K-2. All K-2 students will receive a device to go home this school year. Devices are not to go home until the fee is paid and we have cleared students to begin taking them home. Parents may pay by cash, check or on My School Bucks.

SDPC New App

We are thrilled to announce SDPC has its own app! It's everything SDPC, in your pocket. Watch the video below to learn more and visit this site for more information: https://www.pickens.k12.sc.us/page/mobile-app
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Schoology

Schoology is a powerful learning platform in the classroom and at home. Download the Schoology App today for quick access to your student's grades, assignments, and announcements. Look for your Student Access Code when you visit LPS for Meet the Teacher!
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Pick Up Patrol for Transportation Changes at LPS!

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Backpack Give-Away at the Library!

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Support LHS Sports!

Come out August 5th as we meet the Red Devils! We will meet the coaches and players of all fall sports along with performances from the Cheer Team and PRIDE of Liberty Marching Band! The event will begin at Red Devil Stadium after the football scrimmage which begins at 6:00. We hope to start by 7:45 but no later than 8:15.

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