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School District Five of Lexington & Richland Counties ι SCHOOL REENTRY 2020-2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has presented many challenges and disruptions to every aspect of daily lives, including education. As we move into the 2020-2021 school year, School District Five of Lexington & Richland Counties remains committed to the safety and well-being of its students, staff and community members.
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.
The district's School Reentry Plan for the 2020-2021 school year will be shared with families and the community during the week of July 13.
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
School District Five resumes school sports on-campus workouts
Lexington-Richland School District Five set a return date of June 22 for on-campus school sports workouts. The South Carolina High School League (SCHSL) announced in May that public schools can begin Phase 1 for summer workouts, which mostly includes conditioning and weightlifting on campuses and in smaller groups. Phase 1 includes: fall sports, winter sports, spring sports and 7th and 8th grade football. LEARN MORE>>>
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. LEARN MORE >>>