The Lion's Roar Parent's Edition

Week of October 12th- 0ctober 16th 2020

Dear Carver-Lyon Family,

Richland One is preparing to transition to an opt-in face-to-face hybrid model for students in the Phase-In Model, beginning the week of October 19 with students in pre-kindergarten through grade 2 (one day of face-to-face instruction) and the week of October 26 for students in pre-kindergarten through grade 12 (two days of face-to-face instruction per week).

In a brief video, Richland One Superintendent Dr. Craig Witherspoon provides an update on the district's Reopening of Schools Plan and explains the opt-in process.

Click on the following link to view the video:

Parents who are ready for their children to return to school under the immediate face-to-face hybrid option are asked to complete a form by 5:00 on Wednesday, October 14.

Parents who want to request that their children be withdrawn from the R1 Virtual School Program and return to school for immediate face-to-face instruction also are asked to complete a form by the same date.

To access the forms:

NOTE: Parents who would like their children to continue with eLearning do not need to complete a form or take any other action.

District updates will be posted at

All families in need of transportation will need to complete the transportation request form as soon as possible. Families will need to complete the request form even if they used transportation in the past.

Additional information will be provided to parents of the days that individual students will report to school.

Explanation of Phase 2: Hybrid

The hybrid phase of instruction will be used when Richland County is deemed to be at medium risk for COVID-19, as determined by DHEC risk assessment ratings. During the hybrid phase of the Phase-in Model, most students will report to school two days per week.

Students will be provided meaningful learning experiences through distance learning on the other days they are not in school. This phase supports social distancing as it mitigates some of the issues related to limited building and bus capacity. It also allows for deep cleaning of buildings and buses on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

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Asynchronous Learning Days - October 15th & October 16th

Teachers will NOT instruct students virtually at on these days. Teachers will either provide assignments for students to complete and/or prerecord lessons for students.

Classroom teachers will provide additional information.

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