WEST COLUMBIA, SC -- Lexington Two has been approved to use eLearning days for school make-up days, one of 10 districts approved to participate in the 2019-20 school year, the Education Oversight Committee has announced.
A total of 15 districts will now be part of the program. That includes the newest districts -- Lexington Two, plus Anderson 1, Anderson 2, Anderson 3, Berkeley, Florence 1, Georgetown, Lexington 3, York 2 and York 3 -- as well as Anderson 5, Kershaw, Pickens, Spartanburg 1 and Spartanburg 7, the five original districts to pilot the program when it launched in 2018-19.
eLearning allows districts to continue lessons at home when classes on regularly scheduled school days are cancelled, as in the case of inclement weather. Students will communicate with teachers and have classwork to complete and turn in during eLearning days.
Lexington Two will schedule its first eLearning makeup day this fall, for the missed school day on Sept. 5 for inclement weather. Details will soon be released.
“We’re excited to be part of the eLearning program,” said Lexington Two Superintendent Dr. William B. James Jr. “This program will provide continuous learning for our students, on days when school might be cancelled unexpectedly for weather. We also hope it will be less disruptive for families, since we won’t have to change the district calendar to make up missed days.”
For the 2019-20 school year, first-year districts will provide support and assistance to the 10 newest districts as they set up and launch their programs, the Education Oversight Committee said. Lexington Two’s partner district will be Anderson 5. The oversight committee also will work with SC ETV, State Library, and the S.C. Department of Education to provide resources and support.
Lexington Two will use district and school websites, social media, and phone calls and texts to alert parents when eLearning days will be used. Details about how the program will work in Lexington Two will be announced when the program is ready for launch.