Update for April 22, 2020

Update for April 22, 2020

Governor and State Superintendent Announce School Closure:  It was announced today that schools in South Carolina will remain closed through the remainder of the school year. We understand the questions and feelings of uncertainty that this situation creates for many of you.  Please trust that we are busy working to answer those questions and to have plans in place that will allow for a smooth transition into the summer months. We will continue to deliver instruction through our eLearning format. We have had many discussions on ways we can try to improve or enhance what and how we are delivering instruction.  Because of the wide range of backgrounds our students come from, our instructional and administrative team has determined we should maintain our current course of action.  

Events such as end-of-the-year programs, proms, graduations, book and computer turn-ins, and locker cleanouts, etc. at all levels are being discussed so that we can provide our community with concrete dates and times as quickly as possible. We have established safety protocols for our current locations that include hand sanitization, non-contact temperature testing, and face masks. Before we open up any of our buildings, we will have the same procedures in place.

I will end by saying that we truly understand we are in a state of damage control. We are working hard to make some type of incremental progress with our students.  I personally would stack our district up against any in the state of South Carolina in terms of our response.  It has a lot to do with the dedication and effort of our staff at all levels and the support we have received and continue to receive from our community.  We are in this together, and together we will come out of this stronger than before.  It will take more than a tornado or pandemic to hold us down!  #KCStrong

Respectfully,
Dr. Shane Robbins, ATC