B.O.L.D. Airways

September 2021

Congaree Families,

We are excited to be entering into September. Our students are getting into learning new standards for their grade levels and using AVID strategies or what is known as high impact learning strategies. Our AVID strategies for the month of September are focused on writing. Students will be using focused note-taking, quick writes, and graphic organizers. They will use these strategies in all of their subjects throughout the month, so please ask them about how they are using them in class. Last month, the students began setting goals, tracking their attendance, and tracking their data on Star, DRA, and other tests.

This month we honor our heroic fallen citizens and first responders that lost their lives on September 11, 2001 and recognize this tragic event that changed the world.

We continue to encourage all families to join the PTO. Your $5.00 will help support many of the programs for families and students at Congaree and we thank all that have expressed an interest in serving on the School Improvement Council.

Finally, we thank all of you for working to keep our students safe each day. We appreciate your flexibility as we work through challenging times. We ask that you make sure to get students to school on time each day and for them to remain at school the entire day. Please encourage your students to read for 20 minutes each night and talk with them about what they are learning in school.

Please follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Dojo, and website. Call me if you have any questions and concerns and thank you for choosing BOLD Airways: Where Learning Takes Flight!

Temporary Mask Requirement

Lexington Two’s Board of Trustees approved an immediate temporary emergency mask requirement Thursday for the district’s students, employees and visitors. The temporary policy will be in effect September 3, 2021, through October 31, 2021. Students, staff and visitors will be required to wear a mask, barring an approved medical exemption, while on district property, on district transportation or while attending a district-related activity or event, regardless of vaccination status. Anyone without a mask will be provided one.

You can read the full story here: https://www.lex2.org/apps/news/article/1488967

Sept.17th from 7:00-7:30am

Come enjoy coffee and good conversation before heading off to work with:

Ms. Ross, School Counselor

Mrs. Sewell, Social Worker

Ms. Myers, Parent Liaison

SC School Attendance Policy

Under the guidance of the federal Office of Civil Rights, the South Carolina Department of Education requires all districts to report students who are “chronically absent.” Chronically absent students are defined as having missed 10% of the total days within a school year. Research shows that students with a history of chronic absenteeism face a serious risk of falling behind in school, thus making it more difficult for them to succeed in the classroom.

As part of these requirements, South Carolina students will now be considered “absent” if they miss 50% of their instructional day for ANY reason, regardless of the classification of the absence as excused or unexcused. This means Lexington Two students must be present for at least half of the instructional day to be considered “present” for that school day.

For our school, these attendance requirements look like this:

School Start Time - 7:30am

School End Time - 2:10pm

Time Required in School to be Counted Present Per Day - 3hours, 20 minutes

*The attendance requirements for receiving credit or promotion are:

School Maximum Absences Allowed

Elementary - 10 absences (per year-long class)

Please note that chronic absenteeism is NOT the same as truancy. According to state law, a child is considered truant if they have 3 consecutive unlawful absences or a total of 5 unlawful absences. Once a student becomes truant, the district is required to develop a written intervention plan with the parent/guardian.

Find additional information in the attachments below.

Also worth noting: For 2021-22, the district has enacted changes for allowable time to submit excuses for medical-related absences. That information is contained in the 2020 attachments below.

Medication at School

Any medication, both prescription and over the counter, that may be needed during the school day; requires a doctor’s order and a Permission for Medication Form needs to be completed. All medication is to be stored in the original container with the pharmacy label or drug fact label clearly seen. Medication should be brought to school by an adult.

Health Room News

Per the current Lex 2 guidelines; your child will need to be excluded from school for fever, reports of a loss of taste or smell, a new or worsening cough, or having difficulty breathing. Other Covid-like symptoms (GI symptoms, nasal congestion, sore throat, fatigue, body aches, or headache) may require and exclusion from school. If your child is excluded from school; they will need either a negative Covid test (not a home test), a medical note for return to school, or 10 days have passed since the start of symptoms being 24 hours fever-free and an overall improvement in symptoms. Please use this link after school hours & weekends to report if your child is positive for Covid, has had a close contact to Covid or has Covid-like symptoms. https://forms.gle/8dGzPbZHejjsvZBy5

Lex2Next Optional Device Protection Plan

The use of technology in Lexington Two is essential to the success of each student. Therefore, it will be necessary for students to have their devices with them at home as well.

Lexington District Two is offering the student and their parent/guardian an optional, non-refundable device protection policy in case of expensive accidental breakage and needed repairs. Students and parents/guardians must make the decision to enter into or opt out of this agreement. Should you opt out of the Optional Device Protection Plan, you and your student will be responsible for the full cost of repairing any damage to the device.

Annual Fee: $25 (Non-Refundable…must be renewed each year)

• Deductible: 1st Incident: $25, 2nd Incident: $50, 3rd Incident: $75.

These are deductible amounts for incidents occurring within the covered school year.

If you did not purchase coverage, and the device is damaged, you may purchase coverage on the replacement device that will be issued. However, you will still be liable for the full repair charges for the initial damaged device that was not covered. You must make the decision to opt for or not opt for this protection plan prior to your student taking possession of the device. For those that opted in; payments must be made by the end of the 1st Nine Weeks (Oct.19) or the protection plan will be removed from your student's account.

Price comparison chart below.

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Parent Liaison, Alexis Myers

Hello! My name is Alexis Myers and I am the Parent Liaison here at Congaree Elementary. My main purpose is to bridge the communication between school and home by assisting parents with the information, support, and help needed to ensure our students’ academic and social success in school. Use the QR code to contact me with any questions/concerns.

School Bus Transportation

If you need to complete a bus form for your child, please click on the link below. This information will be routed to the transportation office. Once a bus has been assigned for your child, you will receive an email completed with all the bus information, including the pick-up/drop-off times and location.

Click for Bus Form


All students ages 18 and under will be served free meals for the 2021-2022 school year in Lexington Two schools. The free meals are related to USDA’s extension of flexibilities that have helped feed students amid COVID-19.

Lexington Two also will continue to serve meals during holiday breaks and during periods of school closure during temporary remote learning amid COVID-19.

While students will eat free, we still encourage families to fill out a Free and Reduced Lunch Application. Families who qualify may be eligible for additional benefits such as:

  • P-EBT Eligibility
  • Discounts on Internet Services
  • Reduced or Waived Registration Fees, Exam Fees & College Application Fees


Lexington Two students will be able to get free breakfast and lunch meal bundles during times when classes are not meeting on the school campus, as well as during school breaks.

Times, locations and other details of meal distribution are typically announced in advance of school closures or school breaks. Information will be shared with Lexington Two families through websites, social media, BrightArrow notifications and other communications channels.

If you plan to pick up meals at a school site, preordering of free meals is recommended to ensure availability. Instructions for curbside pickup are outlined below.

Questions? Call the food services office at (803) 739-8381.


Details about school locations for pickup are released when free meals are being offered.

Step 1: Register for a PayPams Account

Families will need to first register at www.paypams.com before they can reserve their meals.

  1. Visit www.paypams.com
  2. Click SIGN UP NOW
  3. Select State: SC
  4. Click Submit
  5. Double Click: Lexington School District Two
  6. Click Continue
  7. Complete the requested information
  8. Click Create Account
  9. Review Summary
  10. Click Submit, if information is correct. If not, click Edit.
  11. Enter your student’s First Name, Last Name and Date of Birth
  12. Click Add
  13. Click Add more to add additional Students
  14. Repeat this process for each student

Step 2: Place Your Order

  1. Log on to PayPams.com
  2. Click on Meal Ordering
  3. Choose your Location for Meal Pickup by selecting the Pickup Location
  4. Click Submit Order (look for confirmation #)
  5. Repeat process for other students
  6. Remember to pick up meals on the correct distribution day/time

The free meals are a result of the USDA’s extension of its summer meals program, amid COVID-19.

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