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4th Lexington District Two school moves to remote learning due to COVID-19

Wood Elementary will make the shift for two weeks starting Thursday, September 2.

LEXINGTON COUNTY, S.C. — A fourth Lexington School District Two school has temporarily moved to remote learning as the district continues to deal with a rise in both COVID cases and quarantining. 

The district said Wednesday afternoon that Wood Elementary will make the shift for two weeks starting Thursday, September 2 and ending on Wednesday, September 15. 

The district said the decision involved both the impact of the virus on staff, students, and safe school operations, as well as trying to find substitutes. 

"We already had a number of Wood classes in quarantine," Superintendent Dr. Nicolas Wade said. "As of Wednesday afternoon, nearly one-third of Wood students were positive or in quarantine, along with a number of staff out for illness and quarantine."

In addition to no in-person class, there will be no athletics, clubs, activities, or other events. 

Last week, the district announced three other schools--Cayce Elementary, Northside Middle, and Pine Ridge Middle--were temporarily going to remote. 

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And they're not the only district dealing with the problem. Three Lexington One schools have moved to e-learning, and Clarendon School District Two is moving all schools to remove starting next week.

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Lexington Two released the following information about food pickup in the district: 

Free breakfast/lunch meals are available for any district student on remote learning for drive-thru pickup at Riverbank Elementary and Wood Elementary from 11am-12pm on Thursday, September 2; Tuesday, September 7; and Thursday, September 9; Wood will add Monday, September 13. Several days of breakfast/lunch meals for the weekdays will be distributed over each of those pickup days. Pre-ordering is recommended to ensure that there are enough meals for everyone; find directions at https://www.lex2.org/apps/news/article/1449376. For additional questions about meals, contact food services at (803) 739-8381.