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Why Community Days?

The Community Day is the required one-day attendance at the school for the students.  Kindergarten comes for half of a day, while grades 1-8 come for the full day.  

Teachers at SCFS use the Community Day to emphasize skills and activities that are important for learning concepts.  The Community Day, also, allows the students an opportunity to engage with other students at or near their age group.  

Since this is a required part of our school, attendance is required, as mandated by state law.

When school reopens in our county, the community days will return with small cohorts on Tuesday - Thursday.

Community Days Schedule


     Kindergarten  9:00 - 12:00

     Grades 3-5 9:00 - 2:30 


       Grades 1-2  9:00 - 2:30

       Grades 3-5  9:00 - 2:30   

       Grades 6-8  9:00 - 2:30

Note:  There are two sections of grades 3-5.  Students will be attending either Tuesday or Thursday, but not both.



Grades K-8 engage in physical activity during both recess and physical education, when scheduled.  It is important that children engage in physical activity for various reasons, including physical conditioning.  However, studies also show that physical activity does improve one's ability to think and process.



South Columbia Family School wants to provide enrichment activities for our students.  These are extra-curricular and not required.  But, they are highly recommended.  They may involve a family night with entertainment, a field trip to a play or museum, or a day of community service.

Such activities promote the student in terms of providing opportunities that many may not have in a traditional school setting.  See "News and Events" for some of our activities.

We love to do enrichment with our students, and will return to this when everything is normalized in the state.