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Lexington County School District One • Issue 131 • February 24, 2021

Face-to-face high school students shift to Four-Plus-One model

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Lexington District One’s high school reentry plan focuses on taking deliberate, purposeful steps. We are committed to minimizing student and staff exposure in order to keep them safe and, as a result, keep you and your families safe. Because of the steps we have taken, we now believe that we can bring back high school students.


We do not do this lightly. We are successfully serving all kindergarten through eighth grade students with face-to-face instruction, and we believe our safety protocols will allow us to serve our high school students safely as well.


On Monday, March 1, Cohort A and B high school students will return to school together for face-to-face instruction four days a week (Monday–Thursday). Fridays will remain e-learning days.


We believe this shift allows us to engage our students more academically and better serve their social-emotional needs.


This plan does not impact students in the Online Learning Academy.


Please help us by reinforcing with your student(s) the importance of:

  • wearing a mask while on a school bus and campus.
  • practicing good hygiene (wash/sanitize hands often, cover coughs/sneezes with inside of elbow or tissue, etc.).
  • practicing physical-distancing measures in classrooms and common areas.
  • following school officials’ directions regarding health and safety.
  • letting their teacher or another staff member know immediately if they don’t feel well or think they may have any of the following symptoms: cough; shortness of breath or difficulty breathing; fever; chills; muscle pain; sore throat; loss of taste or smell; congestion or runny nose; nausea; vomiting; or diarrhea.

Lexington District One promotes Gaskins to Chief Academic Officer

During the February 16, 2021 Meeting of the Lexington County School District One Board of Trustees, the board approved the promotion of Mary A. Gaskins to chief academic officer, effective July 1. She replaces Dr. Gloria J. Talley who retires at the end of the academic year, following 46 years of dedicated service to public education.

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Highlighting …

As part of our Black History Month celebration, Lexington District One continues to recognize some of our employees who attended historically black colleges and universities.


Throughout the month, we are sharing videos that employees recorded themselves as they talked about how their college experience shaped their lives both professionally and personally.


This week, we highlight the following professionals:

  • Susan Bennett, River Bluff High career specialist
  • Christina Davis, Red Bank Elementary kindergarten teacher
  • Kizzi S. Gibson ED.D., Carolina Springs Elementary visual arts instructor
  • Karen Wigfall, Special Services job coach
Susan Bennett’s video
Christina Davis’ video
Dr. Kizzi Gibson’s video
Karen Wigfall’s video

Upcoming events

March 15, 2021

Holiday — No School for Students and Staff 

March 31, 2021

End of Third Quarter

April 5–9, 2021

Spring Break

April 14, 2021

Report Cards Issued

May 31, 2021

Holiday — No School for Students and Staff 

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100 Tarrar Springs Road

Lexington, SC 29072

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Please note that due to the public health emergency brought by COVID-19 and the continuing uncertainty regarding the virus’s impact upon district and school operations for the 2020–2021 school year, it may be necessary for the district to alter, amend or otherwise modify the information contained in this document throughout the year. 

The district reserves the right to make any necessary changes to the contents of this document, consistent with amendments or revisions to policy or administrative rules, which may be required or occur as a result of changes brought about because of COVID-19. The district will also make reasonable efforts to inform you in a timely manner of any material changes made to any calendar, plan, policy or protocol listed in this document.

Lexington County School District One is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all students, parents/legal guardians, staff, visitors, personnel and community members who participate or seek to participate in its programs or activities. Click here for more information.

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