Important Information to share:Report cards and grading — As you know, we were scheduled to send out report cards on Friday, March 20, and many of you have asked about when you will receive report cards/grades for your children.Yesterday, we received guidance from the South Carolina Department of Education that states that the SCDE will use the flexibility granted by the U.S. Education Department to make changes in grading for the rest of this year. The grade earned during the third nine weeks will become noted as an “interim” grade. At the end of the year, this grade will become the fourth nine weeks grade. As a district, we believe that being consistent across grades is the best thing to do for students.As a result, we will send report cards out at the end of the fourth quarter/fourth nine weeks/second semester on or after Thursday, June 4, when school ends. Those reports will have one grade that combines grades for work completed in the third and fourth nine weeks for an overall semester grade.Parents, remember that you can see your student’s current grades at any time by using the PowerSchool app and your sign-in information. This page for parents on our website has information about PowerSchool.
Spring Break — Yes. Our Spring Break will begin on Monday, April 6, and end on Monday, April 13. We will resume distance/e-Learning teaching and learning on Tuesday, April 14.
Spring assessments — Many of the tests students usually take in the spring, will not be given this year such as SC READY (English language arts (ELA) and mathematics in grades 3–8), SCPASS (science in grades 4 and 6) and prekindergarten assessments such as the 4-year-old kindergarten Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening (PALS Pre-K), Individual Growth and Development Indicators (myIGDIs), and Teaching Strategies GOLD.
We will have distance learning packets available for pickup on Tuesday, April 14th from 7 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. All content from the packet will also be available on our NPE Distance Learning website for families who prefer to get the information in that format. Visit https://sites.google.com/lexington1.net/npedl2020/home. New content will be posted online on April 14th.