Lexington County School District Three announces that Friday, September 30th will be an eLearning Day for students and staff members across the district due to the potential for severe weather resulting from Hurricane Ian. District administrators have been working closely with emergency preparedness officials throughout the week monitoring the projected path of the storm. Forecasters anticipate wind gusts on Friday that could be in excess of 40 miles per hour as well as heavy rainfall, thus making travel conditions unsafe not only for buses but for anyone who may be out on the roadways. The move to eLearning on Friday means that any scheduled school-related activities such as games, practices, meetings, etc. are canceled. Our highest priority in Lexington County School District Three is the safety of our students and staff and all decisions are made with this in mind. More specific information regarding the eLearning Day on Friday, September 30th can be found below.
All students in grades K4 through 12th grade will have assignments to complete. Assignments will be shared with students via Google Classroom in grades 1st through 12th and students will bring devices home on Thursday, September 29th. K4 students will bring written assignments home on Thursday, September 29th. K5 students will have assignments provided in Google Classroom, but will also have some written assignments for completion. Unless otherwise indicated by the teacher, all assignments should be turned in upon return to school on Monday, October 3rd. Please note that internet access is not a requirement for any of these assignments to be completed. Students who have assignments that need to be completed using a Chromebook will have them loaded on their Chromebook prior to leaving school on Thursday, September 29th. If internet access is not available at home, the completed assignments should be left open on your child’s Chromebook as they will automatically sync and update once the Chromebook is back inside the confines of our district internet system. All students should bring their Chromebook back to school on Monday, October 3rd. Any student who has questions about an assignment can email his/her teacher on Friday, September 30th. However, please note that due to expected power and/or internet outages, teachers may not be able to immediately respond.
All students will be sent home from school on Thursday, September 29th with a bagged breakfast and lunch. In addition, students will have the option of bringing home small cartons of milk with them as well on Thursday, so please be sure to check your child’s book bag when they arrive home in order to prevent food spoilage.
For families who would like more information on how to make a plan for disasters/emergencies, please visit https://www.ready.gov/plan.