Governor McMaster has extended the COVID-19 school closing until April 30, 2020. The faculty and I had a phone conference and are preparing to move forward with extending our elearning program. I am very proud of both the instructors and our students. Our Instructors miss you very much, but they are eager to enhance the learning experience. The instructors also indicated that their students have been engaged in learning and completing the academic tasks. Great job Lancer Nation!
We will continue to deliver content through elearning from now until April 3, 2020.
We will go on Spring Break the week of April 6th to April 10th
We will return to elearning April 13th through April 30th, 2020 until further notice.
Instructors and students should communicate with each other
Instructors are continuously working to enhance the learning experience.
Many of you are finishing up your Edumentum work as well. It is imperative that these courses are complete to receive academic credits.
IGP-course planning for the next school year will be conducted by phone or by email with Coach Page. I will send a Swiftk12 alert with the procedures for selected grade level students by Friday March 27th.
Remember updates will be on our web page or be sent to you by Swiftk12 alerts. Stay safe.
Sincerely Your Principal,
TK Kennedy Ed. D.
U.S. Department of Education Approves South Carolina Assessment Suspension Waiver COLUMBIA, S.C. – State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman and the S.C. Department of Education (SCDE) have received notice that the U.S. Department of Education has approved the agency's assessment and accountability suspension waiver that was submitted as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. "The suspension of South Carolina's student assessments will allow educators to focus on meeting the needs of students and relieve undue anxiety faced by parents and students," said State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman. "Our efforts must be concentrated on addressing this unprecedented public health pandemic. I appreciate Secretary DeVos and the U.S. Department of Education recognizing this and swiftly approving our waiver request." On March 17, 2020, Superintendent Spearman sent a letter to U.S. Department of Education Deputy Secretary of Education, Mick Zais, indicating South Carolina’s intent to suspend federally required assessments and giving notice of submitting additional accountability measure waivers. On March 20, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education released a form for states to request such waivers. The SCDE completed and submitted the waiver form on the same day, and the U.S. Department of Education reviewed and gave South Carolina approval to suspend assessments and waived certain accountability measures.
For spring 2020, South Carolina will not administer any of the following assessment programs:
SC READY (English language arts and mathematics in grades 3–8); SCPASS (science in grades 4 and 6)
End-of-Course Examination Program (English, Algebra, Biology, United States History and the Constitution) the requirement that these examinations count 20 percent has been waived Prekindergarten assessment
The SCDE is working closely with the vendors of college entrance, college credit, and workforce readiness assessments to explore innovative approaches, such as testing online. To the extent possible, districts may administer these assessments to students who may need them for post-secondary or employment aspirations. These assessments include Advanced Placement, SAT, ACT, and WIN Ready to Work. Should these assessments be able to be administered, they will continue to be paid for by the state.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you once again for your patience and understanding as we work through this constantly evolving situation.
As planned, eLearning has already begun for students.
This is a rapidly changing situation, so please check our website at https://www.legioncollegiateacademy.org/covid-information for updates.
COMPORIUM to provide Free Internet
For our neighbors without internet service who have students at home or who are students, we want to help keep you connected to the world during these trying times by providing free Standard HSI service for 60 days.
Learn more at: https://hubs.ly/H0nCR8k0
The Governor has declared a of state emergency due to COVID-19. As a result, Superintendent Spearman has decided to close all SC schools until March 31st. All sports activities, testing and meetings are suspended and/or postponed, as well.
To ensure that our educational pursuits continue, we are authorized to implement our e-learning program. Instructors will post daily academic assignments in Google Classroom or on their selected platforms. Students should reach out to their individual instructors via email and check your “legion lancers email accounts” for updates. Please communicate with your instructors. I have provided our faculty with specific instructions to make this situation smooth as possible. Attendance will be generated by the completion and submission of your daily assignments for each course.
LCA will provide updates to our Lancer families using Swiftk12 and our webpage.
E-learning with your students and attendance daily protocol.
***You will begin to see posted assignments no later than 10 am March 16th. 2020
1. Instructors will reach out to students with specific instructions using their Legion Gmail account. Students can also reach out to their instructors for daily assignments. Instructors will be available via email between the hours of 8 am- 4pm to answer questions.
2. Instructors will communicate their daily assignments to students via selected platforms (Gmail, Google Docs, Google classroom, or Edmentum)
3. All students' daily assignments should be returned/submitted to instructors by 11:59 pm each day for the student to be counted present each day.
4. It is imperative that students submit daily assignments for attendance purposes.
**Update March 12**
The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control announced it was investigating six presumptive positive cases of coronavirus in Charleston, Kershaw, and Spartanburg Counties. We continue to monitor developments, and guidance on prevention from DHEC and the CDC has not changed.
We are also continuing to emphasize to our students and staff the importance of preventative measures, including washing your hands frequently, covering your cough and staying at home if you’re sick. If you have any questions or concerns, contact your health care provider or call the DHEC Care Line at 1-855-472-3432.
Possibility of Closures
At this time, we consider closure of schools for an extended time due to health concerns to be unlikely, but possible. The decision to close schools due to coronavirus would only be made under direct guidance from the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) and the South Carolina Department of Education. In addition, the South Carolina Department of Education, in partnership with SC DHEC and other state leaders, are exploring flexibility in the unlikely event of extended school closures.
At this time the High School League has not made any decision to postpone or cancel spring sports.