Latest tally of COVID-19 cases in Lexington Two schools

 

NOTE: Find current guidelines for COVID-19 student exposures, attached with this story

 

WEST COLUMBIA, SC -- DHEC is providing a report that includes the confirmed positive COVID-19 cases among students, teachers and faculty members for every school. This information is updated on Tuesday and Friday afternoons.

 

Here is the DHEC school cases link: https://scdhec.gov/covid19/resources-community-covid-19/covid-19-cases-associated-staff-students

 

In the interest of keeping families, employees and the public informed, Lexington Two posts each weekday the confirmed active positive COVID-19 cases and quarantines among students, listed by school. Weekly staff totals of positive cases and quarantines also are provided each Friday afternoon. This list is from the district's nurses, working in concert with DHEC. It is worth noting that the district's numbers often differ from DHEC's, primarily due to the frequency of case updates (daily vs. twice a week for students, weekly for staff), as well as timing of notifications.

 

Positive cases in schools among staff and students most often originate away from the school campus. Staff and students come and go from our schools and are active in our community, meaning they often come into contact with the virus outside of a school setting.

 

NOTE: Families can keep up with the district's latest COVID updates, resources and communications at Lex2.0, on the district website. Find it here.

 

Student reporting as of Friday afternoon, December 3:

 

AIRPORT HIGH SCHOOL

Active positive students: 3

Active quarantine students: 4

 

BROOKLAND-CAYCE HIGH SCHOOL

Active positive students: 2

Active quarantine students: 15

 

BUSBEE CREATIVE ARTS ACADEMY

Active positive students: 0

Active quarantine students: 0

 

CAYCE ELEMENTARY

Active positive students: 0

Active quarantine students: 0

 

CONGAREE ELEMENTARY

Active positive students: 0

Active quarantine students: 5

 

FULMER MIDDLE SCHOOL

Active positive students: 0

Active quarantine students: 6

 

LEXINGTON TWO INNOVATION CENTER

Active positive students: 0

Active quarantine students: 0

 

NEW BRIDGE ACADEMY

Active positive students: 0

Active quarantine students: 0

 

NORTHSIDE MIDDLE SCHOOL

Active positive students: 1

Active quarantine students: 0

 

PINE RIDGE MIDDLE SCHOOL

Active positive students: 0

Active quarantine students: 0

 

RIVERBANK ELEMENTARY

Active positive students: 0

Active quarantine students: 0

 

SALUDA RIVER ACADEMY FOR THE ARTS

Active positive students: 0

Active quarantine students:

 

SPRINGDALE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Active positive students: 0

Active quarantine students: 0

 

WOOD ELEMENTARY

Active positive students: 1

Active quarantine students: 5

 

WEEKDAY STUDENT TOTALS REPORTED AS OF FRIDAY AFTERNOON, DECEMBER 3

Active positive students: 7

Active quarantine students: 35

 

WEEKDAY STUDENT TOTALS REPORTED AS OF THURSDAY AFTERNOON, DECEMBER 2

Active positive students: 6

Active quarantine students: 27

 

WEEKLY STAFF TOTALS IN SCHOOLS, NOVEMBER 28-DECEMBER 3

Positive cases: 1

Quarantine: 2

 

AFTER HOURS, WEEKENDS, HOLIDAYS/SCHOOL BREAKS:

HOW TO REPORT COVID POSITIVE RESULTS OR CLOSE CONTACTS

 

Parents/legal guardians are asked to report COVID positive test results or close contact information after hours, on weekends and during holiday/school breaks by filling out their school-appropriate form(s) below. These links also can be found on school websites.

 

AHS

 

BCHS 

 

Busbee 

 

Cayce 

 

Congaree 

 

DEC 

 

Fulmer 

 

Innovation Center 

 

NBA 

 

Northside 

 

Pine Ridge 

 

Riverbank

 

Saluda River 

 

Springdale 

 

Wood 

 

 

COVID CASES AND REMOTE LEARNING

  

Q: At what point would the district close a classroom or school due to COVID-19 cases?

A: We would close an individual classroom and move those students to remote instruction when the number of confirmed positive student cases reaches 5 percent. Closing a classroom or school for staff cases is dependent on the ability to get qualified substitute teachers. As long as the school can operate effectively from an instructional standpoint, we will remain open. A school as a whole can be moved to virtual instruction prior to reaching the 5% threshold, if for example the school sees a significant increase in positive cases within a short time. 

 

Q: What happens if the district decides to temporarily shift a classroom, grade level or school from face-to-face instruction to remote instruction only, due to positive COVID cases?

A: If the district makes a decision to shift a classroom, grade level or school from face-to-face instruction to remote instruction, parents/ guardians and staff will receive notification by email, phone call or other method as soon as possible. This is why keeping your contact information up to date with your child's school is so important.  We will contact you using email or phone numbers kept in PowerSchool and used in our BrightArrow messaging system. If you are unsure whether the contact information on file with the school is correct, please contact the school at your earliest convenience to check on it. It should be noted that when a school has been moved to remote instruction, the school will be closed.  There will be no extracurricular activities, events, athletics, practices, games, and so on, until in-person learning resumes.

 

WHAT INFORMATION DO YOU HAVE ABOUT THE VACCINE?

 

DHEC offers a page, updated as new information is available, on COVID-19 vaccines. Here is the link: https://scdhec.gov/covid19/covid-19-vaccine/covid-19-vaccine-faqs