Immediate Changes to the Lexington District One 2016–2017 Calendar
Lexington, SC - As you know, Lexington One students missed three days of instruction (Wednesday, October 5, through Friday, October 7) due to Hurricane Matthew and by order of Governor Haley.
As district administrators take the academic calendar and adjust it to make up the three days of missed instruction in the first semester, it, of course, creates a ripple effect causing Nine Weeks Testing, etc. to all move.
We wanted to send you this now because it changes some school days immediately.
Our first semester in this calendar was already shorter than the second semester regardless of weather issues (86 days first semester and 94 days second semester). Losing three days in this first semester makes the difference between semesters even greater. Simply adding three days to the second semester would not solve our need for more instructional time during the first semester.
Lexington One continues to discuss what to do about the remaining two days (Oct. 6–7) that students and staff missed, while we wait to hear what the Governor decides about the missed days.
Here’s a summary of the 2016–2017 calendar changes we’ve made thus far.
Students missed school three days (October 5–7).
First Nine Weeks Testing was supposed to take place Oct. 11–13.
First Nine Weeks Testing moves to Oct. 12–14.
First Nine Weeks was supposed to end Thursday, Oct. 13.
First Nine Weeks ends Friday, Oct. 14.
Second Nine Weeks was supposed to begin Friday, Oct. 14.
Second Nine Weeks begins Monday, Oct. 17.
Report cards will still go home Thursday, Oct. 20.
Friday, Oct. 21, was supposed to be Parent/Teacher Conferences day and no school for students.
Friday, Oct. 21, becomes a full school day for staff and students.
Friday, Oct. 21, becomes a severe weather makeup day (for Oct. 5).
Wednesday, December 7, was supposed to be a Collaborative Planning Day and a half day for students.
Wednesday, December 7, becomes a full school day for staff and students. This does not recoup a missed day but does recoup some instructional time.
Lexington One continues to discuss what to do about the remaining two days (Oct. 6–7) that students and staff missed, while we wait to hear what the Governor decides about missed days.
By law (Section 59-1-425 of the South Carolina Code of Laws), districts are required to include at least three severe weather makeup days in each year’s academic school calendar. In the 2016–2017 academic school calendar, Lexington One designated February 20, March 17 and April 17 as severe weather makeup days.