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Information regarding spring break, graduation events and more details

School District Five is committed to communicating the latest updates and information regarding school closures, distance learning, feeding sites and more. Please read the information below on spring break, graduation ceremonies, feeding sites and other details.

 

SPRING BREAK REMINDER

School District Five will still observe spring break. April 10 is a Student/Teacher Holiday. All schools and offices will be closed April 13-17. 

No distance learning assignments will be provided on these dates, and there will be no virtual staff office hours. Technical support also will not be available during spring break.

School District Five will still provide meals for the week of spring break. Five days-worth of meals will be available on Monday, April 13. Visit our website to see our school year calendar: www.lexrich5.org/calendar 

Click the video for a Spring Break Message from Dr. Melton: https://youtu.be/MkypKYsqZKc  

 

GRADUATION EVENTS

Today (April 9), we received word from Colonial Life Arena, a site we annually utilize for our graduation ceremonies, that all events at the Arena will be postponed until August 1.

We want to reiterate that the district has made no decisions about graduation ceremonies, and School District Five is still exploring options, including alternative dates and sites. Currently, the district is under the governor’s executive order of closure. Until this closure is lifted, the district is not prepared to make decisions. We will continue to support and celebrate the Class of 2020, while remaining hopeful that events like these can still occur. 

 

D5 FEEDING SITES REMINDER

Free meals for children age 18 or younger are offered on Mondays only at six schools in Lexington-Richland School District Five. Students receive 5 days-worth of breakfast and lunch items, during the Monday meal offering. 

School District Five will still provide meals for the week of Spring Break. Five days-worth of meals will be available on Monday, April 13. 

To ensure we serve as many children as possible each week, families should visit only one of our sites each week and accept 1 (one) 5-day supply (per child age 18 and under) each week. Though students are not required to be present at feeding sites, parents will be required to show their students' ID cards, if they have them. If they do not have them, they will be required to sign their name and list their children’s names in order to receive the meals.  

Click here for more information and for feeding site locations: https://bit.ly/3aZdNAb

Any food reheating instructions or menu information that is available can be found online at the following link: https://bit.ly/2V47oNg

 

SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP)

During this time of change and economic hardships for some families, School District Five’s Student Nutrition department would like to remind families of opportunities to apply for the Department of Social Services' Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). SNAP benefits, formerly known as Food Stamp benefits, provide low-income households with nutrition assistance by increasing the households food purchasing power. Application is available to families in need at any time, not only/especially due to COVID-19 hardships.

·         To apply online visit SCMAPP.sc.gov.

·         To apply by mail or fax, please submit your completed application to your county office.

·         Application in English and Spanish

 

GOOD NEWS//School District Five Teacher Named State Teacher of the Year Finalist

State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman surprised Spring Hill High School teacher Sarah Gams this week with news that she has been selected as one of five finalists for the prestigious South Carolina Teacher of the Year award. LEARN MORE>>>

Visit our social media pages for the latest news and highlights from all our schools!

 

STAY CONNECTED

School District Five is committed to communicating the latest updates and information regarding school closures, distance learning and feeding sites.  

1.       Need assistance? Our staff is working virtually and here to assist you. During the closure, email is the quickest and most efficient way to get answers to your questions. Visit www.lexrich5.org/D5staffdirectory for contact information.

2.       Parents/Guardians: If you are not currently receiving texts or emails from the district and would like to, please contact your student(s) school registrar

3.       Visit the district website, www.lexrich5.org

4.       Connect with us on social media. 

 

School District Five will be closed for the duration of April, under executive order of the governor of South Carolina. All district events including athletic events, Adult Education classes and other after school activities are cancelled until further notice. 

State and school officials will continue to reassess the closure, and details regarding a date to return to school. Any future announcements will be made using the school district’s automated telephone system, the district website, social media and local media outlets. Click here to read this week’s executive order by the governor regarding closures.