Midlands schools temporarily switch to virtual learning


MIDLANDS, SC (WIS) – Here is a full list of schools in the Midlands that will switch to online learning due to the recent rise in COVID-19 cases in the region.

Calhoun County School District:

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

Newberry County School District:

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

Lexington One School District:

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

In a joint statement, Little and Smith said students should return to school and resume face-to-face instruction on Tuesday, January 18.

Lexington School District 3

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

“Our top priority in School District 3 in Lexington County is to provide a safe and healthy learning environment for all students and staff,” the statement said.

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

Lexington-Richland School District 5:

All students will switch to virtual learning on Friday, January 14 and Tuesday, January 18 due to the high number of absences due to the coronavirus, officials say. Students must resume in-person learning on Wednesday, January 19.

Richland School District 2:

Lake Carolina Elementary School – On Tuesday, January 11, the first year at Lake Carolina Elementary School will go virtual due to the number of students out with COVID.

The school anticipates that the class will be able to resume 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 online learning or have already transitioned to online learning from from Monday and will return to school on Tuesday 18th January.

Orangeburg School District

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

Following the Martin Luther King, Jr. vacation on Monday, the district will return to in-person learning on Tuesday, Jan. 18, Foster said.

Clarendon County School District

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

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

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