We have had a GREAT first week of school! It was so wonderful to have children in the building!! YEAH!! Personally, I think the staff was just as excited as the students! If you are a car rider, I hope morning drop off and afternoon pick up have been all right. Please see the documents below, if you are still unsure where your children are to be dropped off and picked up. This is ALL new this year, and we appreciate your patience with us. We are trying to minimize movement in the building, and we are using all exits to aid in social distancing and traffic flow.
As of today, we still have about 100 students that have not completed the online registration. If you are having trouble with registration or snap codes, please contact the front office at 821-3100, and we will do our personal best to assist you.
Even though we have off today off, we will still follow the same Cohort schedule we did this week. Meaning on Tuesday, September 8th Cohort A will come to school. On Wednesday, September 9th and Thursday, September 10th Cohort B will come to school. Then on Friday, September 11th, all student will receive virtual instruction.
I wanted to make sure all families knew of the opportunity presented by Lexington County School District One Office of Food Service and Nutrition. Food Service can provide meals to students during their days at school, as well as offer meals to students on their virtual days (this means both the Hybrid Model-Cohort A and B as well as the students 100% virtual can receive meals). If you are interested in learning more or signing up for these services, please go to this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScMcgDtNThkBY_IcbwSNbOcHcM9pExIpz6tdU0E0L7ShjM8qA/viewform?usp=sf_link.
If you have any difficulty with accessing your students work at home, please call the Help Desk at (803) 821-1201. They are the experts when it comes to device support. Educators know how to use a device, but not how to troubleshoot or navigate when a device is not working. In other words, we know enough to be dangerous!! (Hee, Hee!)
Please be mindful in the hybrid model (Cohort A and B) while your child is at home receiving instruction virtually, the teachers are teaching the students face to face. Therefore, they will not be able to respond to emails immediately during the school day. They are doing double the work right now to provide instruction both virtually and face to face. If you don't admire teachers, this should show you how amazing they are! As a principal, it is very important to me that they have time to support their own personal families when they leave here and to take care of themselves. Please make sure to give them grace and love. (I know I am acting like a mom, but the staff are my children. I want them to be their personal best so they can give your child their personal best.)
We are "Rowing and Growing" Together and there is no other team I would want in my boat!