By Al Dozier Lexington-Richland District 5 is expected to receive about $940,000 from the federal CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act, according to an announcement at Monday’s District 5 School Board meeting. District officials are now examining how the funds should be used to lessen the impact theContinue Reading

Governor Henry McMaster and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced today that South Carolina will advance to Phase 1b of the state’s COVID-19 vaccination plan beginning Monday, March 8. Phase 1b includes educators, school support staff, student teachers and district substitutes. Lexington-Richland School District Five is partneringContinue Reading

Lexington-Richland School District Five is now accepting applications for its 2021-2022 4-year-old kindergarten programs. The district is also currently registering students for five-year-old kindergarten. School District Five 4K ApplicationPotential students must be 4 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2021. Parents of children meeting this age eligibility can applyContinue Reading

Chapin Middle School has adopted a new member to their Eagle family, a calf named Moon Pie. Chapin Middle School’s Digital Integration Specialist Lori Powers discovered the opportunity after scrolling through Facebook, and knew it would provide students the opportunity to learn and connect with one another. “I thought itContinue Reading

The Lexington-Richland School District Five Board of Trustees unanimously approved the calendar for the 2021-2022 school year during its meeting on Monday, Feb. 8. The calendar has school beginning for students on Aug. 18, 2021 and ending on June 3, 2022. The district will have a Fall Break again duringContinue Reading

School District Five is in need of additional substitute teachers for the 2020–2021 school year. The COVID-19 pandemic has opened the door to first-time substitute teachers who can support students while starting a new career path. These roles are optimal for parents, unemployed professionals and college students, or anyone whoContinue Reading

By Al Dozier Lexington-Richland District 5 is moving forward with its plan to return to face-to-face learning five days a week on Feb. 1 despite protest demonstrations that took place just before the Jan. 25 board meeting at Irmo High School. The district has been observing face-to-face learning four daysContinue Reading

Lexington-Richland School District Five is now accepting applications for its Choice & Magnet programs. The window for submitting a Choice & Magnet application opened January 11 at 9 am and closes January 24, at 5 pm. The preferred process is using the online application, which is now available onContinue Reading