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School District Five of Lexington & Richland Counties ι SCHOOL REENTRY 2020-2021
School District Five will start 2020-2021 school year with a hybrid schedule,
Sept. 8 start date for students
A hybrid model is a blend of face-to-face instruction and distance learning with students attending school in-person two days a week and learning virtually for three days. District officials said students will be assigned to one of two cohorts, and parents and guardians with multiple students will have the ability to request that all of their children be placed in the same cohort.
The July 23 announcement of a hybrid model is a change from the district’s earlier plan to offer a five-day in-person option and virtual option for parents. Parents will still have the option of choosing an all virtual model, in addition to the hybrid schedule, for their students.
READ OUR PRESS RELEASE:
VIEW THE JULY 23 PRESENTATION TO THE SCHOOL BOARD:
Revisions to the 2020-21 School Year Calendar
During the July 23 meeting, Board of Trustees members approved revisions to the school year calendar. The first day for students will now be Sept. 8, while the first day for teachers will be August 20.
VIEW THE REVISED SCHOOL YEAR CALENDAR:
Your questions and feedback are important to us!
If you have a question regarding school reentry in School District Five:
VIEW OUR FAQ: www.lexrich5.org/20-21reentry
Safety is our top priority. School District Five's School Reentry Plan will be focused on safety and meeting the following Superintendent's Priorities:
- Focus our work decisions on/around our strategic plan
- Identify areas of achievement to improve
- Provide “Chick-Fil-A” & “Moe's”–like customer service for the internal and external community
- Strengthen the structure and quality of communication both internally and externally
- Promote a work and learning environment where students and staff feel safe physically, emotionally and socially
The input of our staff, families and community partners is important to us as we create a plan that is student-focused and puts safety at the forefront. School District Five will have a series of surveys on school reentry distributed to staff, parents/guardians and key stakeholders.
School District Five has created subcommittees tasked with exploring issues related to the safe reentry of students and staff members into our schools. Modeled after the South Carolina's AccelerateED Task Force, the district's subcommittees are comprised of a diverse group of school and district administrators, parents and community members examining how schools in the district could best combat and overcome obstacles to serve students and families. Our groups include:
- Building and Student Services Subcommittee
- Instructional Subcommittee
- Operations Subcommittee
This web page is designed to provide information about the district's reentry plans, as details become available. Information will be updated and shared with families online and through our automated communications system
School District Five approved for year three of eLearning pilot program
Lexington-Richland School District Five has been approved by the Education Oversight Committee (EOC) to use eLearning days for school make-up days during the next school year, bringing the total of districts to 42. The pilot project, which is entering into year 3, examines the use of eLearning when schools are forced to close (or separate students from the physical space) for short periods of time, in cases of inclement weather, and utility emergencies.