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Back to School Information: Reentry Hardship Requests

As we approach the start of school for students, School District Five of Lexington & Richland Counties will provide information, videos and updates to help our staff and families prepare. We aim to share factual information in a timely manner, as it becomes available. Visit our reentry website at www.lexrich5.org/20-21reentry, and email us at reentry@lexrich5.org for answers to your questions.

 

Details Regarding Reentry Hardship Requests 

For families requesting to change their instructional option before the district's pre-established dates,* School District Five has established new procedures and criteria for reentry hardship requests.  

  • *Option Change Preestablished Dates: School District Five asks that families of elementary school students commit to at least a quarter and that families of secondary students commit to at least a semester before requesting a change in their instructional option (i.e. hybrid or virtual).
  • The administration realizes that there may be special circumstances. Therefore, families meeting the reentry hardship criteria (below) may request reassignment by following our district’s reentry “hardship” procedure: 
    • Criteria: Families must meet one or more of the following reentry hardship criteria: 
      • Documented Medical Exemption
      • Legal Accommodation
      • Religious Exemption
      • Special Needs Accommodation
      • Language Barrier Accommodation
    • Emailreentryhardshiprequest@lexrich5.org
  • Like previous hardship requests for students, approval will be contingent upon spacing/capacity.
  • Hardship requests will not be needed when the district provides all families the opportunity to change their instructional options at the end of the quarter (elementary) or semester (secondary).

 

Reminder: Important Dates

*LEAP Days will be August 31 - September 4.

  *The first day for students in School District Five will be September 8.  

View the district’s 2020-2021 school year calendar: www.lexrich5.org/calendar