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REOPENING PHASE - District Learning Phase for September 28-October 2, 2020 as of DHEC Data on 09/21/20

4 days ago

Laurens County Data - 9/21/20

Incidence Rate = Medium = 93.3

Trend in Incidence Rate = Low

Percent Positive = High = 12.1%

Dear L55 Family,

According to the latest community spread levels reported this week by DHEC, Laurens County’s community spread risk is currently ranked as Medium.  This means that LCSD 55 will have school on September 28th in the Hybrid Phase (Yellow).  

Please be assured that the goal of the school board and district administration is to have students in school face-to-face five days a week as soon as possible while keeping safety as the main priority.  We will use the data provided by DHEC each week to determine the phase of learning that will be in place beginning the following Monday.  Our goal is to provide you with the information on Monday evening; however, if there is a delay in receiving our data from DHEC, we may not be able to send the information until Tuesday morning.  If our county spread risk level were to increase dramatically and push us into having to immediately change our learning phase, it is possible that we may only have a one-day notice. While this situation may never occur, we want to make sure you are aware of this possibility.  

 We will provide the weekly information through a variety of sources including call alerts, emails, school signs, and district social media.  We will also send it to Go Laurens, the Laurens County Advertiser, and WLBG radio station.   You may also call your school or the district administrative office and request the status. Information about each learning phase can be found in the LCSD 55 Returns Reopening Plan located here or you may request a paper copy of the plan from your school or the school district administrative office.    

We appreciate your cooperation and patience as we work through this situation together.  We are very excited about the new school year and are expecting great success. 

Sincerely, 
Ameca C. Thomas, Ph.D.
Superintendent 

DHEC Data and Learning Phases

CDC recommends that all decisions about implementing school-based strategies should be made locally, in collaboration with local health officials who can help determine the level of transmission in the community.  DHEC is providing this county-level data about disease transmission to support decision-making at the local level.  
 

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