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Plans for the 2020-2021 School Year

 
 
 
Lexington Three is pleased to offer several learning models for our Panther students during the 2020-2021 school year. Please click on the document below titled Reopening Plans for a comprehensive overview of each of our options.
 
In the Reopening Plans document, you can also find detailed information regarding new safety protocols and procedures that will be implemented. Lexington Three remains dedicated to the health of our students and staff during this worldwide pandemic.
 
Information Specifically For Students Who Choose the VIP (Virtual) Model
 
In addition to our face-to-face and hybrid models, Lexington District Three is excited to offer the Virtual Instruction Program (VIP) for students in K5 - 12th grade. If you are interested in learning more about the virtual option, please carefully review the informational flyer and handbook provided below. 
 
Bus Safety Information
 
BUS STOPS (Bus Stops will be governed by parents/guardians)
-There should be 6 feet separation of individuals from different homes while waiting at the bus stop.
-Masks are highly recommended while at the bus stop awaiting a bus to arrive.*
-If a student or adult has COVID symptoms (fever, sickness, etc.), they should not come to the bus stop.
-Students should wait until another student is on the top step before approaching the door of the bus.
 
BOARDING THE BUS
-Masks are required to board the bus. Masks should be worn by staff (including drivers) and students.*
 
RIDING ON THE BUS
-ALL students will have assigned seating and must stay in assigned seats.
-No students are allowed to sit on the two front seats per DHEC mandate.
-Masks are required for students, staff and drivers while the bus is in operation.*
-Buses will be at 66% capacity.
 
WHILE STUDENTS ARE ON THE BUS, DRIVERS WILL:
-Instruct students when to enter the aisle to unload (such as arrival at a school).
-Assign seats by order students get on in the morning and off in the afternoon.
 
EXITING THE BUS
-Masks are required by students, staff and drivers.*
 
*Students who should NOT be required to wear face coverings include:
-Those younger than two years old;
-Those who have trouble breathing;
-Those unable to remove the covering without assistance; and/or
-Those with special healthcare or educational needs as determined by an Individualized Education Program (IEP), 504 Accommodations Plan, or an individual student healthcare plan, or by a medical doctor.
 
*Staff members, including bus drivers, who have trouble breathing and/or those with special healthcare needs as noted by a medical doctor should NOT be required to wear face coverings.
 
Additional Information
-Buses will be disinfected after every route per DHEC and SDE guidelines.
-Air-conditioning and vented airflow (per DHEC and SDE, both top vents and two windows) will be opened slightly during the operation of air-conditioning for quality air flow.

Bus Routes for the 2020-2021 school year can be viewed below:

 
The Lexington Three Board of Trustees voted at its July 14th meeting to amend the 2020-2021 district calendar. The updated calendar, as well as more detailed information about the start of school, can be viewed below.
 
Below you will find school supply lists for each of our campuses. Parents of children who will be part of our virtual program should use these lists as guidelines and determine which supplies will be essential to aiding in the success of their student.
 
Please see below for specific arrival and dismissal procedures at each of our schools. We appreciate your patience as we work through the logistics of these procedures during the first few weeks of school.  All students will have their temperature taken by a staff member upon arrival at school each morning.
 
B-L Primary School
 
B-L Primary School's doors will open each morning at 7:15 a.m. for all car riders. Please be reminded that students will be counted tardy if they arrive after 7:50 a.m. Parents of students who are tardy will need to call 803-532-4452 in order to be let inside of the building.
 
Because of social distancing regulations, dismissal will begin at 12:50 p.m. for bus riders and 1:15 p.m. for car riders each day. 
 
**Car riders should be dropped-off/picked-up using the front entrance of the school. 
 

B-L Elementary School

 

B-L Elementary School's doors will open at 7:25 a.m. for all car riders. Students will be counted tardy if they arrive after 8 a.m.  Parents of students who are tardy will need to call 803-532-1155 in order to be let inside of the building. 
 
The dismissal window for B-L Elementary School students begins at 1 p.m. and continues through 3 p.m. All students must be picked up by no later than 3 p.m.
 
*Car riders should be dropped-off/picked-up using the front entrance of the school.
 
 
B-L Middle School
 
B-L Middle School's doors will open each morning at 7:35 a.m. for all car riders.  Upon arrival, students will go to their homeroom class.  Students will be counted tardy if they arrive after 9:30 a.m.  Parents of students who are tardy will need to call 803-532-3831 in order to be let inside of the building.
 
Dismissal of students will begin at 2:30 p.m. Students will stay in their last class of the day and will be called individually to come to the appropriate car/bus pick-up areas.
 
*Car riders should be dropped-off/picked-up using the front entrance of the school.
 
 
B-L High School
 
B-L High School's doors will open each morning at 7:45 a.m. for all car riders. Upon arrival, students will go directly to their first period class. Students will be counted tardy if they arrive after 9:40 a.m. Students who are tardy will need to call 803-532-9251 in order to be let inside of the building.  
 
Dismissal of students will begin at 2:40 p.m. 
 
*Car riders should be dropped-off/picked-up in the student parking lot beside the Fine Arts Center.
Federal legislation that was signed into law on Thursday, October 1st by President Donald Trump allows the USDA to further extend all Summer Food Service Program and Seamless Summer Option meal waivers through the end of the 2020-2021 school year. Previously, these waivers were set to expire at the end of December.
This unprecedented move will help ensure that children have access to nutritious food as the country recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
For students in the PRIDE model (face-to-face learning five days a week) at B-L Primary and B-L Elementary Schools, this news means that all children have the option of eating breakfast and lunch at their school for free each school day.
 
Students in the HYBRID model (mixed in-person and virtual learning) at B-L Middle and B-L High Schools will also have the option of eating breakfast and lunch at their school for free on the days that they are there for face-to-face instruction.
 
In addition, parents/guardians can pick up five days worth of free breakfasts and lunches each Wednesday at the designated stops listed below.  All children under the age of five are also eligible to receive five breakfasts and five lunches on the pick-up days.
 
Scheduled Stops Each Wednesday:

8:45 am - 9:10 am - Friendship Church (302 Brodie Road in Batesburg-Leesville)
9:20 am - 9:45 am - St. James CME Church (133 Summerland Avenue in Batesburg-Leesville)
9:55 am - 10:15 am - Old Hardee's on the corner of Hwy. 178 and Hwy. 1 in Batesburg-Leesville
10:25 am - 10:45 am - Parking lot behind McDonald's (210 West Columbia Avenue in Batesburg-Leesville)
11:00 am - 11:20 am - Fire Department and Exxon gas station on Hwy. 178 (Sandhills Area)
11:30 am - 11:45 am - Dickert’s Mobile Home Park (located off Hwy. 23 towards Ridge Spring)
 
 
 
Under Act 142, the SC Department of Education has provided a limited number of hotspot devices to each school district that will be made available to families with no Internet access.  The law limits the households eligible for free internet to those that meet all of the following:
 
-Households with a student; and 
-Households with an income at or below 250 percent of federal poverty; and 
-Internet that was not already part of the district’s budget on March 27, 2020; and
-Internet service that is not duplicative (the household has no internet service); and
-Internet that is needed because of the pandemic and for educational purposes. 

Lexington County School District Three has been in contact with families who meet these requirements. 
 
However, if you have a child in Lexington Three schools and do NOT qualify to receive one of the devices from the SC Department of Education, please fill out the form via the link below.  
 
 
In addition, please note that the parking lots of Lexington Three's schools, District Office, and Lifelong Learning Center have WiFi available for students who may need to simply download assignments or complete short tasks online.  No passwords are required to access the district's internet at this time.