Lexington County School District Three is preparing to transition face-to-face students in grades 6th through 8th at Batesburg-Leesville Middle School from the current hybrid schedule to a four days per week in-person model beginning on November 2nd. Since school started in August, students who chose the hybrid model have attended in-person classes two days a week and then worked virtually three days a week.
The new four days per week model will allow students to attend in-person classes at Batesburg-Leesville Middle School on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, leaving Wednesdays as virtual learning days. The four days per week model will run through November 13th and then, provided that COVID conditions are favorable, face-to-face students will begin a five days per week model on November 16th. The VIP model (all virtual program) will continue unchanged. Daily start and dismissal times will remain the same for now, but they are under review and are subject to change.
Social distancing of students and staff members will continue to be observed as much as possible and plexiglass panels will be used for every student in every class at Batesburg-Leesville Middle School. Face coverings will also continue to be required for students and staff members while they are inside of the school. In addition, students will still be screened each day for COVID symptoms via temperature checks prior to entering the building.
A NOTE FOR BLMS PANTHER FAMILIES
Parents/guardians of any face-to-face students who will now require bus transportation as a result of these transitions should contact the Transportation Department by no later than October 29th to complete a Transportation Request Form. The Transportation Department can be reached by phone at 803-532-8007. Transportation Request Forms can be found by visiting www.lex3.org and looking under the Transportation Department section under the Departments tab at the top of the homepage.
Parents/guardians should note that November 3rd is a holiday for all students in Lexington County School District Three as the district will be closed in observance of Election Day. November 4th will remain a virtual learning day for face-to-face students at BLMS and BLHS.
A NOTE FOR BLHS PANTHER FAMILIES
Administrators in Lexington County School District Three are working through the scheduling logistics of transitioning face-to-face students at Batesburg-Leesville High School to more frequent in-person classes. Determination of a potential transition for high school students will be made by no later than November 11th. In the meantime, any students who need additional face-to-face instruction can receive extra support on Wednesdays by reaching out to their teacher(s) or the BLHS administration.