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Welcome to South County MS!


Summer Office Hours

Monday - Friday from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Back to School Information

You may pick up your students Back to School Packet which includes a pre-printed emergency care card at SCMS with the mandatory required forms at the below times or you can access these forms here on our Online Opening Information page.

  • Friday, August 26th - Wednesday, August 31st from 7:30 am to 9:30 am
  • Mustang Round Up on Wednesday, August 31st

Mustang Round Up & Locker Night

On Wednesday evening, August 31st, SCMS students can pick up their class schedules and transportation information and beginning of the year information packets with FCPS required forms will be available. Once all required forms are turned in, ALL students (7th & 8th graders) will receive their locker combinations.

  • 7th grade from 5:00 pm to 6:30
  • 8th grade from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

New Student Orientation

On Friday, September 2nd starting at 8:30 am to 10:30 am all 7th graders and students new to SCMS can attend the New Student Orientation. Students will follow their assigned class schedule and meet their teachers, counselors, and administrators.

Middle School 101 for Parents

On Friday, September 2nd starting at 8:45 am to 10:15 am all parents of 7th graders and students new to SCMS are invited to attend an overview of how SCMS functions and how they may contribute to their student's sucess in middle school.

Medicine & Medical Form Drop Off

The SCMS Clinic will have staff on site to accept student medicine and mecial forms during the times listed in the chart below. Please remember that your student is not allowed to transport medicine to school.

Dates & Times Medical Forms
Monday, August 29th
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Medication Form (PDF)
Epi-Pen Form (PDF)
Inhaler Form (PDF)
Tuesday, August 30th
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wednesday, August 30th
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
1st Week of School

Labor Day

There is no school for students or staff on Monday, September 5th in observance of Labor Day.

1st Day of School

2016-2017 School Year begins on Tuesday, September 6th

Back to School Night

Thursday, September 15th starting at 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

SCMS Student Supply List

Click here (PDF) to access the South County Middle School Student Supply List.

SCMS Closed Class List for 2016-2017

Click here (PDF) to access the Closed Class List for the 2016-2017 school year. These classes are at capacity and therefore closed at this time.

Learn More About Summer Reading

Click here for information on the SCMS Summer4Reading Challenge, the FCPS Book Your Summer Reading Program, and the Rising 7th and 8th Grade Summer Reading Assignments.

SCMS Summer Remediation Program

Students who failed 1-3 core subjects for the year must complete all requirements (details provided below for each subject) for each class failed in order to be considered for promotion to the next grade level.

English 7th & 8th Grade Letter (PDF)
Math 7th Grade Letter (PDF)
8th Grade Letter (PDF)
Science 7th Grade Letter (PDF)
8th Grade Letter (PDF)
Social Studies 7th & 8th Grade Letter (PDF)
History Remediation Packet (PDF)
Civics Remediation Packet (PDF)

Crisis Hotline

Students and families may use the FCPS Crisis Phone Line (703-527-4077) or Crisis Text Line (Text NEEDHELP to 85511) for after-hours assistance with mental health issues. The lines are safe, confidential and manned 24/7.