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“Our goal is to approach this purposefully, strategically and intentionally,” said Dr. Greg Little, superintendent. 

Stronger Together represents our collective efforts as educators, parents and community to create an education plan that supports learning and mental health.”


As Lexington County School District One plans for the 2020–2021 school year, keeping our more than 27,300 students and 4,000 staff safe while providing a high-quality education remains the district’s top priority.

As this process continues, we will update this webpage with more information. We hope that you will check back often to learn what we are doing as we navigate that process. We encourage you to share your questions for us by emailing communications@lexington1.net.



August 31–September 25 Reentry Plan

Students in Lexington County School District One return to school on Monday, August 31, 2020.

During the first four weeks of school, Monday, August 31, through Friday, September 25, the district will use the AA/BB instructional model. Our goal at the end of the four weeks is to shift to five days of instruction, if possible.

Here are the schedules for elementary, middle and high schools.

This allows us to monitor the spread of COVID-19 and practice safety protocols that we believe will minimize student and staff exposure. Think of it as easing our way back in to school.

The four-week-long reentry plan was presented to the Lexington District One Board of Trustees during their July 21, 2020 Board Meeting.

                     




ATHLETICS

07-12-2020 Lexington District One reopens face-to-face athletic workouts

06-30-2020 Lexington District One suspends face-to-face athletic workouts, academic camps

06-2020 Athletics cautiously return


SPECIAL SERVICES

07-23-2020 Dr. Balough letter to parents/guardians of students who receive services

07-23-2020 Dr. Balough letter to parents/guardians of students who receive services (Spanish)







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student using ipad Online Learning Academy

Many of you want to know what a virtual learning day looks like. To answer you, we created an explanation called Lexington District One’s Online Learning Academy.


questions and answers

These answers are based on the information we have currently, and they could change. You will also see some unanswered questions. We will continue to answer those.






Together Talks with Dr. Little



08-11-2020 — Together Talk: Social-emotional learning mini chat
08-11-2020 — Together Talk: Social-emotional learning mini chat

What is social-emotional learning?

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08-10-2020 — Preview of Together Talk: Mini Chats
08-10-2020 — Preview of Together Talk: Mini Chats

This week, Lexington County School District One will release several short mini-chats as part of our Together Talks series to include information about LEAP days, social-emotional learning and the online registration process.

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07-28-2020 — E-learning and the Online Learning Academy
07-28-2020 — E-learning and the Online Learning Academy

In our latest Together Talk, Superintendent Greg Little discusses the online learning opportunities the district will offer this year.

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07-21-2020 — Together Talk: Mask Chat
07-21-2020 — Together Talk: Mask Chat

Superintendent Greg Little speaks with pediatric infectious disease professionals, Dr. Anna-Kathryn Burch and Dr. Robert Daniels, about the importance of masking.

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07-16-2020 — Together Talk with Parents
07-16-2020 — Together Talk with Parents

Lexington District One hosted a Together Talk informational session for parents with Dr. Greg Little on Thursday, July 16, 2020, at 7:00 p.m.

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07-15-2020 — Together Talk with Employees
07-15-2020 — Together Talk with Employees

Lexington County School District One hosted a Together Talk informational session for all employees with Dr. Greg Little on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, at 3:00 p.m.

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NEWS



06-30-2020 — Lexington District One suspends face to face athletic workouts, academic camps
06-30-2020 — Lexington District One suspends face to face athletic workouts, academic camps

Today, out of an abundance of caution, Lexington County School
District One suspended all current face to face athletic practices, workouts, and activities as
well as the face to face 5-year-old kindergarten and first grade Academic Recovery Camps
scheduled for July 6–30.

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06-18-2020 — Athletics Begin to Return
06-18-2020 — Athletics Begin to Return

Lexington District One athletes are returning to school-sponsored team sports.

The South Carolina High School League (SCHSL) taskforce has proposed a three-phase approach. Lexington District One is currently in Phase One. The SCHSL has not released Phases Two and Three and movement through these phases is contingent upon successfully meeting the challenges of each prior phase. Read more...

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OUR PROCESS

Lexington District One gathered information from parent and student surveys regarding their experiences with the online/e-learning and other methods used from March 16 through the end of the 2019–2020 academic year.

District administrators formed a 15-member Reentry Task Force charged with researching and learning everything they could about the ways other states and districts were approaching the next school year while carefully protecting student and staff health and wellbeing.

Subcommittees or working groups made up of school administrators at each grade band — elementary, middle and high — and members of individual divisions and departments created detailed proposals describing their recommendations for what learning might look like in the fall.

Their work then went to focus groups of parents, doctors, students, teachers, nurses, support staff, etc., for feedback. 

In addition, the district initiated a new tool called Thoughtexchange to gather the thoughts and suggestions of parents and employees that we need to consider as we plan to reopen our schools this fall after the COVID-19 school closures this March. 

The feedback gathered from the focus groups and the Thoughtexchange went to another team, the Drafting Team. That team will improve the original detailed proposals using the work of those groups.