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Liberty Primary School | Liberty, SC

The Countdown is ON!

We are in the last few weeks of summer and we are hard at work in planning for our 2022-2023 school year! We cannot wait to welcome back our students on August 2 for the first day of school. This newsletter contains some initial information as you begin to look forward to the start of the school year. We will be in touch in the coming weeks with additional information. Enjoy your last days of summer and we will see you soon!


Wishing you well,

Jessica Patterson, Principal

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Meet the Teacher Information

We will hold our "Meet the Teacher" time in 2 hour windows for our PACK. Teachers will call parents by the end of the day on July 26 to introduce themselves and set up appointment times. Parents will stay with students for the first 20-30 minutes and then leave for the child to have time to get to know the teacher and the classroom. Parents will return to pick up students at the end of the time window.


Please note: Time windows will be scheduled with the teacher...do not just show up.


Time Windows:

  • 8:30-10:30
  • 11:30-1:30
  • 2:30-4:30

Get Started Before Meet the Teacher

Below is a list of items that you can take care of before Meet the Teacher on Thursday (July 28). 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 Fee - My School Bucks
  • Pre-order LPS 22-23 Yearbook - My School Bucks
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Registration Information

Returning and Pre-Registered Students - All students in the School District of Pickens County must complete a required online student information update on the Back-to-School Gateway site during the annual update window which opened July 6 and will be open through late August. An email with login information was sent to parents on July 6, 2022. Reminder emails will be shared weekly until school begins. More information below.

Update Student Information

All students in the School District of Pickens County 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 sent to their cell phone to submit pictures for an updated proof of residence for address changes.


In order to log in 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 email that was sent on July 13) 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.

K3, K4, and K5 Registration!

New Students - PreK, Kindergarten, and other new student registration is open for August 2022! Parents can begin the registration process online by entering their information into the New Student Gateway. Before registering, we encourage parents to check what school they are zoned for by using our School Locator. If you have questions about registration, please call your future school directly. Phone numbers for all of our schools are listed in the School Directory.

NOTE: If your child is currently enrolled at LPS as a pre-K student, you do not have to complete this process. This is for new students only.

After School Care Registration is OPEN!

Interested in after school care options for your child this year? Click below for more information and to sign up!

Breakfast and Lunch Changes

Over the past two years, SDPC has been able to provide free meals to our students due to the USDA waivers associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. This federally funded free school meal program is no longer available beginning the 2022-2023 school year.


If your student qualifies for free or reduced meals, they can still receive them next year, but you MUST TAKE ACTION to make it happen.


To learn more about eligibility and the free and reduced program, visit: www.sdpcnutrition.com


To apply now, visit: bit.ly/3afH7Yd


If you have any questions, please contact our Student Nutrition department : (864)397-1167 or theresaboggs@pickens.k12.sc.us


At Liberty Primary, ALL of our students will receive FREE breakfast, but lunch will be paid.


Lunch Prices:

  • Meal: $2.10
  • Reduced Price $0.40

Apply for Free/Reduced Meals NOW! See link below!


More information about nutritional services and how to prepay for meals can be found here: http://sdpcnutrition.com/Information#Prepay

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Bus Transportation Information

If your student plans to use the bus this year, please fill out the 2022-2023 Student Transportation Form at the link below. This will help transportation plan for routes prior to the beginning of school.

Please send individual questions regarding bus transportation to aaronboyles@pickens.k12.sc.us or monicacox@pickens.k12.sc.us.

Arrival and Dismissal Times

Please note that Liberty Primary starts school at 7:50 with doors opening to welcome students at 7:20. Students are considered tardy after 7:50. We will dismiss at 2:20 each day. Please note this dismissal time is 5 minutes later than last year.
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Tech It Home Fees

Tech It Home Fees will be collected from all students in grades K-2. Due to the increasing cost of our insurance on student devices, Tech It Home Fees will be $25 for the 2022-2023 school year. 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. This fee may be paid by cash, check or on My School Bucks.

Important Links

My School Bucks

Click here to pay fees online for lunch, after school care, tech it home, field trips, etc.

Other Information

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