Spring is nearly here, and that means we are on a fast track toward the end of the school year. There is much happening in the current year, and as we plan for the upcoming 2021-2022 academic year. Here is a sampling:
- We expect to hold our traditional end-of-year events, including prom and graduations, for the 2020-21 school year. Each school will be communicating with students and parents about their plans and accompanying health/safety procedures amid COVID-19. Read the district’s latest COVID update shared with the board here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/12Tm1czFpoR4j-uRhbJNVCCT90X2bEpJI/view
- We’ve released the academic calendar for the 2021-2022 year. You can find a copy of it by clicking on this link: https://www.lex2.org/apps/news/article/1395449 . The first day of the 2021-2022 school year is Monday, August 16. You’ll also find a copy of the draft calendar approved for the 2022-2023 academic year at that same link.
- In the 2021-2022 school year, we plan to continue operation of the temporary Lexington Two Virtual Academy as an instructional program, not a separate school. The program will act as a choice model (parents select this as part of online registration). Attendance continues to be based on joining live class sessions, participating in class activities, and submitting assignments on time. There is important information about student eligibility for this program; please click here to read it: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1BReD2Q4Tj_Wismx20pL0RLKqERfU7KRx/view
- The district has announced its current vaccination plan for staff. Read about the plan shared with the board by clicking here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PgiqwFrMGrVsMgHkWtz80hDpfIa22cgN/view . Or, watch a video Q&A session with Superintendent Dr. Nicolas Wade and Chief Administrative Officer Jim Hinton discussing the plan on our Lexington Two YouTube channel or click here: https://youtu.be/oXjYrxPdaU0
We invite you to join our monthly Virtual Community Engagement Sessions. The final dates for 2020-21 sessions in the school year are March 3, April 14, May 5 and June 2. You can send me questions in advance to address during the session, as well as hear about current news and events in the district. You'll find information here about upcoming times and dates, submitting questions, and the link to join the event.
Safety of students and employees remains our priority amid the COVID-19 pandemic. We appreciate your support as we navigate these unprecedented times.
Dr. Nicolas Wade
Superintendent of Schools