Meal Pickup Information: Tomorrow, April 6, a week’s worth of food will be provided (for Spring Break) from 12:00-1:30. Please enter the school car rider line, stop at the gate, give Mrs. Ricketts your name and number of children (they should be with you), then proceed to the designated area for curbside delivery of your child(ren)’s meals.
Parents/Guardians, please see the Alternative Learning Parent Letter below for information on the newest instructional packets for students, which includes dates for picking up and dropping off materials. Contact your individual schools with any questions you may have. Alternative Learning Parent Letter (Phase 2) - https://5il.co/ei0b
Meals are available at the following locations 12:30 - 1:30: Abbeville High, Cherokee Trail Elementary, Diamond Hill Elementary, Dixie High, John C. Calhoun Elementary, Long Cane Primary, Westwood Elementary, Wright Middle. Meal service dates: Wednesday, April 1st students will receive meals for the remainder of the week. Monday, April 6th students will receive meals for the entire week. Beginning April 13th meals will be available each Monday and Wednesday through April 30th.
Need some resources for schooling at home? Check out this informative presentation called Let's Go Exploring! Let's Go Exploring - https://5il.co/eh6r
Good afternoon LCP families! We miss you like crazy, but want everyone to stay home, stay healthy and help to #flattenthecurvesc! Here are some important updates: 1. ACSD and Long Cane Primary use a ROBO call system to keep our families updated. Please notify a school staff member if your phone number on file has changed. Your child’s teacher is the best contact! 2. Wednesday/Tomorrow April 1- Meal pick-up and PTO chocolate/candle sales pick-up will be from 11:30-1:30. For MEALS, enter the school car rider line. Stop at the gate, give Mrs. Ricketts your name and number of children (should be with you), then proceed to designated area for curbside delivery to receive child’s meals. For PTO CHOCOLATE/CANDLE sales, pull into faculty parking lot, drive around to back loading dock (will be designated), give Mrs. Abby your child’s name and your orders will be delivered curbside. STAY IN YOUR CAR FOR ALL SERVICES! 4. On Monday, April 6, Meal Pick-up will be the same as above, however a week’s worth of food will be provided for Spring Break. 12:00-1:30 pick-up times. 5. Monday, April 13- 8:00AM -5:30PM The first set of Student alternative Learning packets may be dropped off and NEW packets for additional weeks picked up. Students may also RETURN any school LIBRARY books at this time. We will include in the new packet your child’s report card reflecting progress AS OF March 13th. More details with specific procedures will be sent closer to the date. There will be MEAL pick up on this date, too from 12:00-1:30. 6. Please continue to enjoy time with family, give our babies big HUGS, and continue to practice social distancing.
An announcement was made this afternoon by Governor McMaster and State Superintendent, Molly Spearman, that SC schools will be closed through April 30. Should this timeline need to be adjusted by ending sooner or by being extended, an announcement will be made at that time. ACSD was braced for the announcement of a school closing extension as a result of the daily SCDE and State Superintendent briefings provided to district superintendents. With other decisions being made in our state and those in states like NC, it seemed to be a matter of time. I do think it gives our students, especially our seniors, a window of hope that the school closure through April 30 will have helped to flatten the curve and the month of May will usher in the possibilities of returning to school, holding prom and graduation, etc. although there are still no guarantees. ACSD is busy preparing for the second wave of providing instructional packets and eLearning plans for students. We stand ready to provide the best services possible to our students at this time. We are currently awaiting guidance from the SCDE on decisions governing some instructional components and will share and implement these once received. Our focus is on what students have already been taught and what they need between now and the end of the year in order to be prepared for the next grade level or course content in a sequence or for graduation. - Dr. Julie Fowler, ACSD Superintendent
The SCDE's request for the assessment and accountability waiver has been approved by the U.S. Department of Education and is supported by the State Board of Education. For more specific information on the tests that are affected, please click on the following link - https://5il.co/e2ec Spring 2020 Assessment and Accountability Updates - https://5il.co/e2ec
Please make sure students are working on alternative learning packets regularly so skills stay sharp and students won't be overwhelmed when we are able to resume classes.
FEMA has developed a Rumor Control page for COVID-19 on FEMA.gov. Please click on the link below for more information: FEMA Coronavirus Rumor Control - https://www.fema.gov/Coronavirus-Rumor-Control
Next week is Virtual Spirit Week! Staff and students, let's stay connected by posting daily pictures on our Facebook page. A new thread will be started each morning where you can post your picture. We can't wait to "see" all of you!
Due to information received from the state, Abbeville County School District will be adjusting procedures for meal service. Beginning Monday, March 23rd, Abbeville County School District will provide 5 breakfast and 5 lunch meals for each child 18 and under at the following sites: Wright Middle, Cherokee Trail Elementary, Diamond Hill Elementary, and John C Calhoun Elementary School. You will be picking up breakfast and lunch for the entire week. Pick up will begin at 12:30 - 1:30 on Monday only. Students must accompany the parent or adult for pickup. Parents can bring all children 18 and under and special needs students 21 and under to receive weekly meals.
Teachers and Parents, click here for high-quality, age-appropriate lessons and materials during the current school closure. http://bit.ly/SCDEresources
Please see the attached letter for more information about Alternative Learning Days.
Attention Long Cane Primary School Families: Today South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster announced the temporary closure of all South Carolina Schools due to the coronavirus effective Monday, March 16th. Along with all of the Abbeville County School District, Long Cane Primary School will suspend all regularly scheduled events including all classes and school-related activities. Each student has a work packet ready to be picked up Monday, March 16th from 12 noon-5:30 pm and Tuesday, March 17th from 8:00 am-3:00pm. Wright Middle School will be the designated breakfast and lunch site for Long Cane students and will be served in a drive thru fashion. Lunch will begin tomorrow (served from 12:30-1:30pm) and breakfast will begin Tuesday (served from 8:30-9:30am). Please check our school website or Facebook page daily as more information and any updates will be shared there. Thank you!
Don't forget - World's Finest Chocolate sales money is due tomorrow!
Tomorrow begins National School Breakfast Week! Our cafeteria staff have been hard at work preparing for this special week of celebrations. Make sure your children are at school in time to enjoy a tasty meal. Breakfast is free for all students and served from 7:15 - 7:50 daily in our cafeteria.
Celebrate Read Across America Week with us March 2 - 6!
Due to power outages in the district, there will be no school today. Stay safe and have a great weekend!
January is School Board Appreciation Month and this month we honor the year-round commitment that school board members make to our district and the community. Long Cane Primary School would like to thank each of our board members for their "commit-mint" to our district!
Don't forget, TONIGHT is Spirit Night at Chick-fil-A of Greenwood (mall location) from 5:00 - 8:00. Mention LCPS when you order and a portion of the proceeds will help us support United Way of Greenwood and Abbeville Counties.