Lexington Three COVID-19 Information

 

On Tuesday, March 24th, Governor Henry McMaster and State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman announced that all schools in South Carolina will remain closed throughout the month of April in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19, otherwise known as the Coronavirus. Below is an excerpt from their joint statement:

 

“At this time, students, parents, and families should plan for South Carolina’s schools to remain closed through the month of April. Our dedicated teachers and school administrators have done a tremendous job in making it possible for our students to learn at home. We understand that the prospect of schools remaining closed for an extended period of time places stress and strain on parents and children. Rest assured, if there is any way to safely open our schools earlier, we will do that, but schools must remain closed to protect the health and safety of South Carolinians.”

 

Lexington Three will continue to issue academic learning assignments and provide meals for students throughout the extended shutdown.  More information on these plans can be found below.

 

Please note that Lexington Three will observe Spring Break during the week of April 6th through 13th.  During this week, no new academic assignments will be issued. However, our Student Feeding Program will continue to provide meals to children in the community.

 

Lexington Three administrators appreciate our stakeholders’ patience as we wade through these unchartered waters.  We know that these times are trying for everyone as we balance working and learning from home while carrying out new practices such as social distancing.  We thank you for placing your trust in us and for upholding the importance of continued education even in the midst of uncertain times. Please monitor your district email and all school communication methods (website, social media, etc.) for regular updates.  We cannot overstate the fact that Lexington Three’s top priority is and always will be the health and safety of our students, staff and families.  

 
A wealth of information regarding COVID-19 has been shared by the State Department of Education and DHEC to help keep the public abreast of the illness and how to prevent it from spreading.  Click below to view these additional resources.
 

For general questions about COVID-19, there is a DHEC Care Line. Call 1-855-472-3432. Staff are answering calls from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week. 
 
Anyone with questions regarding Lexington Three's closure plans can call 803-532-8004.  You will be required to leave a message.  When doing so, please include your child's full name, school, and grade along with your specific concern or question.
 
During the mandated shutdown, Lexington Three's dedicated maintenance and custodial staff will be working hard to further disinfect and sanitize all of our buildings including our schools and athletic facilities.  
 

During the extended shutdown, Lexington Three plans to continue utilizing our Academic Learning website for dispersement of all academic lessons. That website can be accessed by clicking the link below.

 

Click here to access your child's assignments.

 

Lessons will be posted by 4 pm each Monday afternoon. 

 

Please note that devices are not required in order to complete assignments. However, families who need to access wi-fi can do so from the parking lot of any district facility. The district’s guest wi-fi access will not require a password through the duration of the school shutdown.  Spectrum is also graciously offering free internet services during the school shutdown. Anyone interested in receiving more information about this can call 1-844-488-8398. Comporium is also offering a similar deal. To learn more about Comporium's specials, call 1-888-403-2667.

 

A Lexington Three tech help line will be available beginning April 14th from 9 am - 11 am and 1 pm - 3 pm on Monday through Thursday until the shutdown ends. The number is 803-532-1780. Our Digital Learning Coaches have created a Parent/Guardian "Crash Course" for Chromebooks. Click here to access it.


In the event that you are unable to access the district webpage to get resources for your child, you may email elearning@lex3.org or call 803-532-8004 to request that paper resources be sent to your child.  You will be required to leave a message and when doing so, please include your child’s name, school, and grade level so that we can provide the appropriate learning resources.

 

**Please note that there will be no new academic assignments during the week of Spring Break, which runs from April 6th through 13th.  New assignments will be posted on April 14th. We hope our Panther students and their families can relax, rest and unwind.

Lexington County School District Three is providing meals to students during the shutdown via our Student Feeding Program.  Please note that there will be only ONE food pick-up day per week. The pick-up day will occur every Monday and at that time, children will receive several breakfasts and lunches. Lexington Three will disperse meals to children through a drive-thru line at Batesburg-Leesville Elementary School.

 

A few things to remember (this has been updated with important information):

  • The feeding program is free to all children under the age of 18.
  • Children do not have to be present. Instead, parents/guardians can bring their child's student ID or birth certificate to pick up food.
 

Drive-Thru Pick-Up at Batesburg-Leesville Elementary School:

 

Families can pick-up food at Batesburg-Leesville Elementary School between 11 am and 2 pm every Monday.  The address for Batesburg-Leesville Elementary School is: 403 South Lee Street Leesville, SC. Staff members will be passing out the bagged meals in a drive-thru format in the bus loop of the school. Families are asked to please not exit their cars out of consideration of everyone’s health and well-being.

 

**Lexington Three will continue to feed students over Spring Break, which runs from April 6th through 13th. The only option for meal pick-up is the drive-thru line at Batesburg-Leesville Elementary School. That information is above.

For families who need to pick-up medication from our schools, please call the main phone line of your child's school.  You will need to leave a message and someone will return your call to make arrangements for pick-up.