Welcome Back to School

Let's Get Rolling, 2022-2023!

Woods Road Child Development Center

Hello Foxes!

We hope you all enjoyed your summer as much as we have and are excited to begin school on Monday, August 1st. We cannot wait to see our Wee Foxes! We have been working hard these past few weeks preparing for the “ride of our lives!”

This newsletter outlines a few things for you as you prepare for the start of a new school year. If you have any additional questions, please reach out to me, Mrs. Merritt, your new Center Manager. I look forward to working with each and every one of you this year!

Again, we are excited you are a Fox at Woods Road ! You’re a part of Fantastic Family where we are Cultivating a Community of Lifelong Learners!
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Safety Protocols

Florence 1 Schools has worked diligently to ensure our students are safe at school! A few of our procedures for enhanced safety include:

  • limiting the number of exterior doors used.

  • checking all exterior doors regularly to ensure they are locked.

  • limiting visitors.

  • all classroom doors remain closed and locked at all times.

  • students and staff members will not open the door for anyone.

  • “Ignore the Door” signs posted.

  • walkies when classes are outside.

  • security cameras.

  • monthly emergency drills.

  • monthly school emergency/safety team meetings.

  • silent alarms.

  • emergency notification system connected to local law enforcement.

Parents/visitors will not be allowed to visit classrooms or have lunch with students. Don’t be dismayed; we will host events in which parents will be invited to attend. During these events, we will have staff members posted at various locations in our building for safety and security.

We ask that lunch only be delivered on special occasions and appointments are made if you wish to meet with a member of our faculty or staff.

Should you wish to volunteer in our school, please sign up using the following link: https://forms.gle/Q78MvWxc6fkHLKaE6. Please know you must complete a required background check to volunteer on campus (located on the school district’s website), and these times must be scheduled and approved by the Center Manager, in advance. You will be asked to present your current volunteer card when arriving to volunteer.

Should you have any questions, please email or call Mrs. Merritt at tifani.merritt@fsd1.org or 843-799-6006.


First Day of School Procedures

We prefer that returning students arrive by bus or get dropped in our car line. If it is absolutely necessary to walk your child inside the school, this may be done on the first day only. Please arrive early. We open daily at 7AM and teachers will be in classes, on the first day, by 7:15 AM to greet students. If you and your child arrive before the teacher, you will be directed to the gym until the teacher comes to retrieve her students.

It is imperative that we know how your child is going home on the first day of school. If this has changed since you entered that information in the registration portal; please email your child's teacher, Mrs. Merritt (tifani.merritt@fsd1.org) AND Mrs. Brown (diana.brown@fsd1.org).


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Important Events

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Thursday, July 28th, 5pm

1400 State Road S-21-394

Florence, SC

Please be sure to join us for Open House on Thursday, July 28, 2022, beginning at 5:00 pm. This will be a great time for you and your child to meet the teacher and introduce him/her to their new classroom. This is a drop-in event so feel free to stop in anytime between 5:00 - 6:30pm.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.


2022-23 School Meal Prices


Full- $1.35

Reduced- $0.30

Adult- $2.45


Full- $2.10

Reduced- $0.40

Adult- $4.10

Resources for Parents

F1S After School Programs

Use the link above to find information for our after school program.


Still Have Questions?

Please give us a call 843.799.6006.