Students in grades 6 through 12 were offered district-issued Chromebooks at the start of the school year, and teachers will send review materials for students through email and/or Google Classroom beginning tonight (Monday, March 16). Students in grades pre-K through 5 have the option of either receiving paper-based instructional materials or having parents retrieve materials online.
Delivery is available for families without transportation. Information on Wi-Fi resources for families is available online: www.lexrich5.org/distancelearning.
State Approved Feeding Sites
Free food offerings sites will begin Tuesday, March 17 at five schools in Lexington-Richland School District Five:
- H. E. Corley Elementary School (1500 Chadford Road, Irmo, SC)
- Harbison West Elementary School (257 Crossbow Drive, Irmo, SC)
- Seven Oaks Elementary School (2800 Ashland Road, Columbia, SC)
- Irmo High School (6671 St. Andrews Road, Columbia, SC)
- Dutch Fork High School (1400 Old Tamah Road, Irmo, SC)
- Food offerings will also be provided at two apartment sites in the district: Irmo Village Apartments and River Oaks Apartments
Meal service will be 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, March 17 through the reopening of schools. Items will be individually packaged, to-go food offerings with dietary information on the packaging. The service is only available for children ages 4-18, and children must be present to receive meals. Current feeding sites have been approved by state officials, and additional feeding sites may be added. Additionally, weekend Snack Packs will be delivered to students already receiving these food supply offerings.
School Pick-Up Availabilities
Parents and/or students can pick up paper-based instructional materials, medication and other personal items Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, between the hours of 7 a.m. and 6 p.m.
School District Five will be closed for at least two weeks, under an executive order of the governor of South Carolina. All district events including athletic events, Adult Education classes and other after school activities are canceled until further notice.
State and school officials will continue to reassess the closure, and details regarding a date to return to school. Any future announcements will be made using the school district’s automated telephone system, the district website, social media and local media outlets.