Lexington Four Hybrid 4K–6th Grade & Freshman Academy Students to have more on-campus days
Swansea, SC (Paul Kirby) - Lexington Four Hybrid Instructional Program students attending the Early Childhood Center, Sandhills Primary & Elementary School, Frances Mack Intermediate School, and Swansea High Freshman Academy will have more days in the classroom starting Monday, November 16. These students will receive on-campus instruction Monday through Thursday with virtual instruction continuing on Fridays.
This transition applies only to students currently enrolled in the Hybrid Instructional Program. Grades K4 through 6 will continue to utilize the "family model" concept, keeping students within their homeroom "family", while they follow social distancing protocols that include plexiglass tri-fold shields for classroom instruction. For Swansea High Freshman Academy students who attend more classes throughout the day, transitions will be limited and social distancing will remain in effect to reduce potential exposure.
The State Department of Education is providing multi-sided plexiglass barriers that will be installed across the district. The district hopes these barriers provide more comfort for students, staff, parents and families as they transition to additional days of on-campus instruction. The barriers will not take the place of masks. All students and staff are still required to wear face coverings at school and on district transportation. Masks will be mandatory during arrival and dismissal, and during hallway transitions. They will also be required inside the classroom along with the use of plexiglass to provide social distancing at less than 6 feet. Students will have times during the day that will allow for "mask breaks" when 6 feet or more of social distancing can be guaranteed. Students will continue to eat lunch inside the classroom to prevent large gatherings in our cafeterias. All classrooms and buses will be disinfected daily following DHEC guidelines.
Due to larger class sizes and frequent transitions between classes, Sandhills Middle and Swansea High students will remain on the current A-B hybrid schedule while plans are being developed for additional days of on-campus instruction.
Students enrolled in the Lexington Four Virtual Instructional Program will continue on their current virtual schedule.
Please visit www.lex4.org for more information.