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 March 5, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Updated: July 15, 2020

Edited: July 16, 2020

Edited: July 21, 2020

In response to the evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) health situation, and as we continue to prioritize student and staff health, safety and well-being: Anderson Five intends to resume In-Person Instruction/operations, AND a Fully Virtual Instruction option (Anderson Five Virtual Academy) for the 2020-2021 academic year. This means Anderson Five intends to move forward with its intentions to resume in-person instruction with safeguards in place, while additionally offering an at-home K-12 virtual instruction program (Anderson Five Virtual Academy (A5VA). 

PLEASE NOTE: In an effort to ensure that our learning environment is as safe as possible, the NEW start date for the upcoming school year is now September 8, 2020. BOTH the in-person instructitonal model and the fully virtual instructional model (A5VA) will begin on September 8, 2020. Students who wish to participate in the A5VA must apply to enroll by the deadline of July 28, 2020 by 7:00 p.m.

Please redirect your attention to the following links and navigate accordingly for a complete in-depth look at the Anderson Five Restart Plans and Calendar for the 2020-2021 academic year:

• Anderson Five Restart Website: https://sites.google.com/anderson5.net/a5-re-start/home

• Anderson Five Virtual Academy Application: https://tinyurl.com/Apply-A5-Virtual-Academy

• Anderson Five Restart Announcement: https://www.anderson5.net/site/default.aspx…

• Anderson Five REVISED 2020-2021 School Calendar:

https://www.anderson5.net/cms/lib/SC01001931/Centricity/Domain/4/2020-21%20Full%20Calendar%20Delayed%20Start%20Final.pdf 

 

While we regret the current health situation our Nation is facing, it is important to recognize and understand that despite reopening of school campuses, school will look and operate differently in an effort to ensure the safety and health of our students and staff. Anderson Five remains confident in preparedness to implement both the In-Person and Fully Virtual instructional models, and is fully committed to ensuring each and every child is safely provided with a quality education and services here in Anderson School District Five. However, we do understand how quickly conditions can change and will continue to monitor and evaluate conditions as we approach the start of school.

Thank you to the thousands of parents/guardians for your overwhelming participation in our surveys which played a critical role in our decision making process. The majority of inquiries are addressed in the above links. 

 


 Updated: April 27, 2020

In response to the Governor’s extended closure of all South Carolina school buildings through the remainder of the 2019-2020 academic year, Anderson School District Five will continue to observe eLearning through May 13, 2020 (for Seniors) and May 27, 2020 (for PreK-11). Anderson Five will observe the remainder of the 2019-2020 academic year on an adjusted calendar schedule. Any and all school-specific and/or school-level inquiries need to be redirected to your child's school principal. 

  • Information regarding our schedule moving forward may be found here.
  • Information regarding our Culinary Services Operations moving forward may be found here.
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Please visit our FAQ Landing Page for additional insight and general updates. Please continue to stay connected with us via our multiple district communication methods.

The safety and well-being of students and staff remains top priority for Anderson School District Five.

 


Updated: March 24, 2020

Anderson School District Five students, families, staff and community:

Per the order by the Governor to extend closures for all South Carolina schools, Anderson School District Five will continue eLearning through April 30, 2020. Please continue to redirect school-specific and/or school-level inquiries to the school principal(s).

Anderson School District Five continues to monitor the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and remains vigilant in keeping students, staff, and communities healthy and keeping our constituents well-informed by communicating important information as we execute our contingency plans district-wide. Please be encouraged to continue to practice proper health protocol and hygiene at all times including vigorous hand washing, covering of the mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing and/or sneezing, and staying home when ill.

Please visit our FAQ Landing Page for additional insight and general updates. Please continue to stay connected with us via our multiple district communication methods.

The safety and well-being of students and staff remains top priority for Anderson School District Five.

 


Updated: March 15, 2020

Anderson School District Five students, families, staff and community:

Please be informed that the Governor is instructing closure of all schools in South Carolina, effective immediately. Anderson Five will observe eLearning days beginning March 16, 2020. Students needing to pickup medication/equipment, Chromebook devices and/or eLearning packets (K3 and K4) will have the opportunity to do so at the school on March 16. Culinary Services Operations will continue during school closures through mixed methods of delivery and pick-up locations. A list of meal site locations will be forthcoming. Additional information will also be forthcoming as we begin executing our contingency plans district-wide. Please be advised to redirect school-specific and/or school-level inquiries (I.e.. Chromebooks, assignments, etc.) to the school principal(s). Please check back periodically for details and stay connected with us via our multiple district communication platforms. The safety and well-being of students and staff remains top priority. 

 


 

Updated: March 13, 2020

Anderson Five Students and Families:

Anderson School District Five continues to monitor the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and remains vigilant in keeping students, staff, and communities healthy. At this time, there are reported cases in the State of South Carolina. It is our duty to keep our community well-informed by sharing important information, communicating preventative measures, and having a response plan in place. 

The safety and well-being of our students and staff is top priority. Anderson Five continues to view and address seriously the potentials of this situation and is being proactive in taking preventative and precautionary measures through planning and preparedness. All school district campuses, facilities, cafeterias, buses, etc. continue to be thoroughly and regularly sanitized, especially in high-traffic areas and surfaces. Additionally out of an abundance of caution, all school sponsored out-of-district field trips have been canceled.  In the event that Anderson School District Five is instructed to close, the school district is equipped and prepared to implement remote learning via the eLearning Plan. Also in part of the Anderson Five response plan, arrangements are in place to safely and hygienically continue Culinary Services Operations in the event of an issued district-closure.

Anderson School District Five continues to maintain regular contact with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) receiving updates in an effort to keep abreast of any developments of confirmed cases in the United States. Additionally, we continue to implement guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Any announcement of local cases should come from state DHEC officials.

As always, we encourage everyone to practice proper health protocol and hygiene at all times including vigorous hand washing, covering of the mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing and/or sneezing, and staying home when ill. Students and staff are reminded to stay home from school/work for at least 24 hours after being fever-free without medication. 

Please see the below for linked resources beneficial and informative to our school parents and community members:

 

Additional guidelines for schools and communities may be found on the CDC website, here