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School District Five of Lexington & Richland Counties ι COVID-19 Information 20-21
PHASES OF REENTRYSchool District Five has begun the transition of in-person students from a hybrid schedule to a 4-day in-person instructional schedule. This transition will occur in three (3) phases, the district is currently in Phase IV. Wednesday will continue to be a distance learning day for students attending school in-person.*NOTE: Schools may utilize a 100% distance learning model during any phase if needed in response to COVID-19. Phases and dates can be modified, contingent upon reentry considerations. The district's Flexible Innovative Virtual Education (FIVE) virtual program will continue during all in-person learning models.PHASE I Model
School District Five began the school year with a hybrid model for in-person instruction.
PHASE II (4K -2 Grades)
Phase II began on October 5. In-person students in grades 4K through 2 currently attend school 4 days per week. Grades 3-12 remain hybrid.
PHASE III (3-6 Grades)
Phase III began on October 19.
In-person students in grades 4K through 6 will attend school 4 days per week. Grades 7-12 will remain hybrid.
PHASE IV (7-12 Grades)
Beginning November 9, in-person students in grades 4K through 12 will attend school 4 days per week.
During Phase II-IV, in-person days (for the corresponding groups listed above) will be Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
School District Five of Lexington & Richland Counties has been providing information, videos and updates to help our staff and families prepare for the school year. We aim to share factual information in a timely manner, as it becomes available. Click the links below to view our reentry videos:
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.