Midlands schools temporarily shifting to virtual learning

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Published: Jan. 11, 2022 at 7:53 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 16, 2022 at 5:47 PM EST
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MIDLANDS, S.C. (WIS) - Here is a full list of schools in the Midlands that will be transitioning to e-learning due to the recent surge of COVID-19 cases in the area.

Calhoun County School District:

Calhoun County School District will be virtual until Friday, January 21, according to school officials.

Newberry County School District:

The School District of Newberry County is currently experiencing a high number of students and staff impacted by Covid-19.  As a result, all schools will shift from in-person instruction to eLearning virtual instruction from Tuesday, January 18 through Friday, January 21. More information can be found here.

Lexington One School District:

Beginning Monday, River Bluff High School will temporarily shift all students from face-to-face instruction to e-learning, according to RBHS Principal Jacob Smith and Lexington One Superintendent Dr. Greg Little.

In a joint statement, Little and Smith said students are scheduled to come back to school and resume face-to-face instruction Tuesday, January 18.

Lexington School District 3

Lexington County School District 3 will be temporarily shifting to virtual learning, according to a statement released Thursday.

“Our highest priority in Lexington County School District Three is to provide a safe and healthy learning environment for all students and staff,” the statement said.

All four of the schools in the district will be virtual during the week of Jan. 18 - 21.

Lexington-Richland School District 5:

All students will shift to virtual learning on Friday, January 14 and Tuesday, January 18 due to high amounts of absences due to coronavirus, according to officials. Students are scheduled to resume in-person learning on Wednesday, January 19.

Richland School District Two:

Lake Carolina Elementary School - On Tuesday, January 11, first grade at Lake Carolina Elementary school will be virtual due to the number of students out with COVID.

The school anticipates that the grade will be able to return to in-person learning on Monday, January 24.

Sumter County School District:

Hillcrest Middle, Bates Middle, Chestnut Oaks Middle (Eighth Grade), Furman Middle, Sumter Academy for Support and Intervention, Shaw Heights Elementary and Pocalla Springs Elementary will transition to e-learning or have already transitioned to e-learning as of Monday and will return to school Tuesday, January 18.

Orangeburg School District

According to Orangeburg School District Superintendent Foster, due to the numbers of staff and students impacted by COVID-19, the district will temporarily shift to virtual learning.

Following Monday’s Martin Luther King, Jr holiday, the district will transition back to in-person learning on Tuesday, Jan. 18, Foster said.

Clarendon County School District

Dr. Rose Wilder Elementary School and Walker Gambrell Elementary will move to remote learning for six days beginning Wednesday, Jan. 12, according to the district superintendent.

“In monitoring COVID-19 development in our schools, the data metrics have led the district to make a temporary instructional shift,” Superintendent Angela Bain said.

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