Alicia Prezzy, Assistant Principal
Dr. Timothy Carnahan, Principal
Michele Zee, Assistant Principal
The mission of Lexington Elementary School, in partnership with our community, is to develop in an enriched learning environment, life-long learners for the ever-changing world who demonstrate the International Baccalaureate attributes and attitudes of responsible citizens in a global society.
Today, the Governor announced that schools would remain closed throughout April of this year due to the COVID-19 coronavirus.
Parents, we know that this time is beyond challenging for you as you try to work from home and make sure that your children are cared for and doing their daily assignments. Thank you for believing in the importance of education and taking this leap of faith with us.
We know that teachers are holding class meetings through video conferencing with their own small children playing at their feet. Thank you for the innovation and creativity you are using to engage students and make them feel connected.
We know that our cafeteria workers, bus drivers, and Central Services volunteers are making sure that children have breakfast and lunch each day — when they might not eat otherwise. Thank you for your selflessness and commitment to our community.
We know that our continued success depends on how we work together and how we work to help each other through these difficult times.
Our instructional team is already working on a plan that will move us through the end of April. We plan to honor our Spring Break and leave it untouched. We sense that you may need a break beginning April 6.
I am sure that you will have lots of questions about what the future holds. I ask for your patience as we tackle this challenge together. We will be in touch with updates as information becomes available.
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The LES Counselors would like to let you know we are here for you and our students. We are available by email to consult, collaborate and conference on any issue. This includes making referrals for mental health or referrals to a district social worker if families are in need of resources such as food or clothing. We have set up virtual office hours. Please feel free to email us between 7:30am – 3:00pm. Our caseloads & emails are:
MEDIA CONTACT Mary Beth Hill, Chief Communications Officer Telephone (803) 821-1152; Mobile (803) 609-1955
NEWS RELEASE — FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, March 17, 2020 Lexington District One offers food program for children
LEXINGTON, S.C. — Starting tomorrow, Wednesday, March 18, 2020, Lexington County School District One will offer a free food program for children 18 years old and younger.
The program, federally funded by the United States Department of Agriculture and administered through the South Carolina Department of Education and Lexington County School District One, provides and serves meals to children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.
The program runs Monday through Friday throughout the district’s closure due to COVID-19.
Since all food is “grab and go,” the plan to feed students allows parents to drive into the student drop-off area of any one of the school food sites from 11 a.m. through 1 p.m. No food will be consumed on-site.
At that time, children age 18 and younger will receive a bag containing lunch and the next day’s breakfast. Those children, however, must be present in the vehicle at the time of pick up.
The district appreciates the outpouring of support and offers of volunteers to help with the meals. We believe it best, however, to follow CDC guidelines and eliminate groups of people gathering for any reason.
As we were all concerned about the children who depend on school meals each day, our Food Service and Nutrition staff is excited to be able to offer this program.
The following locations will serve as food program “grab and go” sites:
1. Carolina Springs Middle School, 6180 Platt Springs Road, Lexington, SC 29073; 2. Forts Pond Elementary School, 7350 Fish Hatchery Road, Pelion, SC 29123; 3. Gilbert Primary School, 520 Main Street, Gilbert, SC 29054; 4. Oak Grove Elementary School, 479 Oak Drive, Lexington, SC 29073 (pending approval); 5. Red Bank Elementary School, 246 Community Drive, Lexington, SC 29073; 6. Rosenwald Community Learning Center, 420 Hendrix Street, Lexington, SC 29072; and 7. White Knoll Elementary School, 132 White Knoll Way, West Columbia, SC 29170.
NOTE — The district is also developing a plan to get food out to certain areas. Once that plan is complete, we will notify you of those locations. Mary Beth Hill Chief Communications Officer Lexington County School District One 100 Tarrar Springs Road Lexington, SC 29072 803-821-1152 Office 803-609-1955 Mobile
School Cancelled – Distance Learning in Progress
School Library Month
1 – Career Dress Up Day
1 – Parent Pickup cookie dough, 2-6 in the cafe
2 – LES Vehicle Day (K-2)
2 – Spring Concert, 6pm, Cafe
3 – Field Day
3- JDRF Walk
6-10 – Spring Break
13- Weather Make Up Day
20-24 – Spring Book Fair (Bedford Falls)
22 – Administrative Professionals Day
24-Book Character Parade
28 – COOL CAT Recognition (K-2)
30 – COOL CAT Recognition (3-5)
4-8 – Teacher Appreciation Week
7-27 – SC READY & SC PASS test window
22 – International Awareness Day
25- No School
26 – COOL CAT Recognition (K-2)
28 – COOL CAT Recognition (3-5)
June 2020 2- Yearbooks distributed
3- Dismiss at 11:40 am
3- Grade 5 Promotion, 8:30am, Cafe 4- Last Day of School for Students, dismiss at 11:40am
4 – Grade 5 Parade and Celebration
5 – Last day for Teachers
8-11 – Camp Invention
13 – Class Assignment Day, 9am – 1pm, 3pm – 6pm
18- First Day of School
7- Labor Day, No Schol
8 – Parent/Teacher Conferences, 3-6:30pm
9 – No School for Students
9 – Parent/Teacher Conferences, 8am – 12pm
23 – Booster Fun Run
3 – Election Day
25-27 – Thanksgiving Break
18- First Weather Make-Up Day
21-Jan 1 – Winter Break
Lexington County School District One’s Nondiscrimination Statement
Lexington County School District One does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability or age in admission to, access to, treatment in or employment in its programs and activities.
The following people have been designated to handle inquiries or complaints. The Chief Human Resources Officer handles inquiries/complaints regarding Title IX. Inquiries/complaints regarding Section 504 for elementary students go to the Coordinator of ESOL/RTI and for secondary students to the Director of SchoolCounseling and Advisement.
The Mathematics Coordinator handles inquiries/complaints regarding Title II. Contact these people if you have questions regarding these issues at 100 Tarrar Springs Road, Lexington, SC 29072 and telephone number 803-821-1000.