Scheduling Reminder: There is NO SCHOOL this upcoming Friday, October 15th for staff or students as this is a "Bad Weather Make-Up Day" that we are not using.
On Thursday, October 7th, Mrs. Andrea Derrick was named as the 2021-2022 Lexington Three Teacher of the Year during a special banquet held at Southern Occasions in the historic Batesburg district. Mrs. Derrick will go on to represent Lexington Three in the South Carolina Teacher of the Year competition that begins in January. Congratulations! Read much more about the event in the NEWS section of our website.
Due to the ongoing challenges associated with COVID-19 and the high numbers of quarantines for students and staff, the optional eLearning Day that was originally scheduled for Wednesday, October 6, 2021 is being rescheduled to a regular, full day for all students in K4-12th grade. Information about future eLearning Days will be provided each month as we continue to monitor the health and safety of students and staff. We appreciate the support and understanding of our Panther families as we navigate the changing impact of COVID-19 on our daily routines both at school and home.
We are currently experiencing difficulties with our district Facebook pages, so please bear with us as we work through those issues. Our Twitter, Instagram and YouTube pages are still functioning, however, so be sure to visit those for up-to-date Lex 3 news!
Lexington Three's schools and facilities will resume their regular schedules on Thursday, September 9th. (BLHS students will remain on their virtual schedule.) Thank you for your patience and understanding today as we navigated unusual circumstances due to the water supply issue in the Town of Batesburg-Leesville.
Lexington County School District Three's schools and facilities will resume their regular schedules on Thursday, September 9th. Thank you for your patience and understanding today as we navigated unusual circumstances due to the water supply issue in the Town of Batesburg-Leesville.
It appears that the water supply problems in the Town of B-L are not going to resolve themselves as soon as we had hoped, so we will be dismissing students early today (September 8th). We will follow our normal car rider and bus rider procedures with students dismissing at the following times: B-L Primary School students will dismiss at 9:00 am B-L Elementary School students will dismiss at 9:15 am. B-L Middle School students will dismiss at 9:30 am. Please note that the rest of this school day will be an E-Learning Day. Students in K4 will have paper assignment packets sent home with them. Students in grades Kindergarten through 8th grade can access their assignments in Google Classroom via their Chromebook. At B-L High School, there will not be any live virtual classes today. Instead, students in grades 9th through 12th can find their assignments in Google Classroom as well.
Lexington Three is aware of major water supply issues affecting the Town of Batesburg-Leesville. Due to the timing of this advisory, Lexington Three is planning to open schools at their regular times today and we will attempt to hold a normal school day as we're told water could be restored soon. However, if water is not able to be restored, we may have to have an early dismissal day. Parents/Guardians should stay tuned for additional messaging that would be forthcoming should an early dismissal need to occur. Thank you for working with us.
Don't forget that Monday, September 6th is a holiday for all staff and students in Lexington Three as the district observes Labor Day. Enjoy the long weekend!
THANK YOU! We wanted to give a shout out to the entire Batesburg-Leesville community for the support you show us. Today, we had a $1,400 check dropped off by a representative of the Leesville Merchants Association. The money will be used to replenish items in our student supply closets at B-L Middle and B-L High Schools. In addition to this, NUMEROUS churches, organizations and groups have contributed various items to us this school year including school supplies, teacher gifts, yummy treats, etc. and we are truly just so thankful. Batesburg-Leesville IS THE PLACE TO BE!
Beginning on Monday, August 30th, all students who ride a school bus in Lexington Three will be required to wear a face covering while on board the bus. The same rule is applicable to staff and school bus drivers as well. This comes after the SC Department of Education announced on Thursday, August 26th that it would again enforce the CDC's Order that requires the use of face coverings by people on public transportation conveyances and hubs, which includes school buses.
We just published this year's first Panther Press newsletter! Click the link to view it! https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1493203/August_23rd_Panther_Press.pdf
Lexington Three is beginning the dismissal process once again at all of our schools as of 4 pm. Thank you for your extreme understanding and patience this afternoon as we worked through several inclement weather situations. Remember--Buses will be running later than normal due to these dismissal delays and all afterschool activities/evening classes at the Lifelong Learning Center have been cancelled for today.
As we started dismissing students a little bit ago, another tornado warning was issued for our area. So we have once again halted dismissal at our schools. We apologize for the numerous phone calls/texts this afternoon but we are dealing with the weather on a minute-by-minute basis and are doing everything we can to ensure the safety of our students and staff. Thank you for your patience with us. We will update you once the warning has been lifted.
Lexington Three will now begin the dismissal process at our schools as the tornado warning has been lifted for our area. Please note that our buses will be running later than normal today due to the dismissal delays. All evening activities and classes at the Lifelong Learning Center are also cancelled for today.
Due to a tornado warning that has been issued for our area, Lexington Three will be holding students inside of our schools until it is safe to dismiss them. We will update parents/guardians once we begin the dismissal process. Stay safe!
It's been the best day in Lexington Three! All of our students' smiling, happy faces have warmed our purple and gold hearts...making us grateful to be starting a new school year in person with our Panthers! Visit our Facebook page for a TON of back-to-school pics!
THIS UPCOMING MONDAY, AUGUST 16TH IS THE DAY! Our 1st through 12th grade students start school on this day and we couldn't be more excited! (4K and 5K students begin school on August 23rd.) As you post your child's back to school pics on social media, please remember to use the hashtag #lex3firstday so we can see everyone's smiling faces.
Our buildings are humming with excitement as teachers and staff eagerly prepare for students to return on Monday, August 16th (1st through 12th grade) and Monday, August 23rd (4K and 5K students). We cannot wait to see our Panthers! Make sure you're back-to-school ready by visiting our Facebook pages. We just posted a checklist with everything you need to know!
On August 10, 2021, school officials, community leaders, and building project managers will convene at Batesburg-Leesville High School for a special groundbreaking ceremony to commemorate the start of several new construction projects at the school. The ceremony will begin at 5:30 pm and the public is invited to attend. Get more details here: https://www.lex3.org/article/503428