During this 2020–2021 academic year, Lexington County School District One continues to work to keep our students and staff safe while providing a high-quality education.
We believe that we should keep our internal and external public informed about the impact of COVID-19 on our schools and have created a dashboard which does that. The dashboard, which contains that important information, is updated no later than 12 p.m. each weekday. The student and staff active positive numbers are the number of students and staff with COVID-19. The number of students and staff excluded includes all individuals who exhibited COVID-19-like symptoms or who are on quarantine as close contacts, etc.
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 email@example.com.
01-06-2021 Helpful reminders about the next two weeks
09-08-2020 Email to Parents/Guardians regarding SC DHEC’s new website and our new Parent/Guardian Communications Guide
SC DHEC’s Schools and Child Care Centers (COVID-19) website
Beginning Friday, Sep. 4, DHEC will provide a school report that includes for every school both cumulative and rolling 30-day counts of confirmed cases among students, teachers and faculty members, and will be updated on Tuesday and Friday afternoons.
11-10-2020 E-Learning Days video from Dr. Little
Implementing Phase Two — the “Four Plus One” model (one page summary)
For all of your Online Learning Academy needs, click here.
We realize that some families will need child care during virtual learning days and after school. You can find a list of Lexington County child care providers and their full-day and afterschool services here.
Since August, our goal in Lexington District One has been to provide the most face-to-face instruction possible, while ensuring a safe environment for students and staff. Therefore, shifting instruction from face-to-face to virtual — even for a short period — is a decision we take seriously and would come to only after weighing many factors.
In November, we asked parents and guardians to complete a survey to let us know which instructional model (face-to-face learning or Online Learning Academy) you want for your child in second semester.
The survey results showed many families want to transition from the Online Learning Academy to face-to-face instruction.
At the same time that our hearts are heavy, we are also anxious about what the future holds for the pandemic. We are concerned about our safety, the safety of our families and the safety of our students. Add to that worry the strain of the holiday season and it is little wonder that we are stressed and looking forward to a much needed break.
What is social-emotional learning?
In our latest Together Talk, Superintendent Greg Little discusses the online learning opportunities the district will offer this year.
Superintendent Greg Little speaks with pediatric infectious disease professionals, Dr. Anna-Kathryn Burch and Dr. Robert Daniels, about the importance of masking.
To view all of our Together Talk videos, please go to our YouTube channel.
Tonight at a meeting of the Board of Trustees, Dr. Thomas Rivers, secondary schools director, presented a plan to bring high school students back to school in the four plus one model (face-to-face instruction four days a week, Monday–Thursday, with Friday e-learning days) on Tuesday, January 19, 2021. January 19 is the first day of the second
Lexington County School District One announces plans for middle school students to begin the Four Plus One instruction model.
Today, White Knoll High School canceled its last two varsity football games after a COVID-19 positive exposure resulted in the team being unable to play. This decision did not impact White Knoll High’s junior varsity or B teams.
All Lexington County School District One students can receive breakfast and lunch at no cost for the remainder of the 2020–2021 school year. The United States Department of Agriculture recently extended the funding for the food program for students.
Pelion High School postponed two varsity football games after a COVID-19 positive exposure resulted in the team being unable to play or practice. This decision did not impact Pelion High’s junior varsity or B teams.
Lexington High School canceled two and rescheduled one varsity football game after a COVID-19 positive exposure resulted in the team being unable to play. This decision did not impact Lexington High’s junior varsity or B teams.
River Bluff High School postpones the beginning of its varsity football season after three individuals associated with the team tested positive for COVID-19.
Beginning Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, all Lexington County School District One students can receive free breakfast and lunch. The United States Department of Agriculture approved Lexington District One’s free food program for all students until December 31.
Lexington County School District One athletic directors and coaches are currently informing their athletes that face to face athletic practices, workouts, and conditioning will resume on Wednesday, July 15.
This reopening comes after a two-week long review of health and safety procedures, including social distancing, hand washing, and the wearing of masks.
Lexington District One athletes are returning to school-sponsored team sports. Each team’s head coach will contact team players and their parents about their return date. Teams will return gradually and no earlier than June 15.
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.
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...
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.