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Revised calendar, Learning Model Selection form due 7/31

WHEN WILL SCHOOL START?

The first day of school for students will be August 31, 2020. The Richland Two Board of Trustees voted to approve a revised calendar at a special called board meeting on July 28, 2020. The calendar approved by the board is attached to this email.


Below are key dates for the start of the 2020-2021 school year.

  • August 17-21: LEAP Days are designed to provide additional face-to-face instructional support for students in Pre-K through eighth grade prior to the start of the 2020-2021 school year. LEAP Days are to be used for face-to-face activities, assessments, or instruction to prepare for the opening of school. Parents and teachers will receive additional information about these new dates to the calendar.
  • August 24-28: Teacher Work Days
  • August 31: First day of school for students

IMPORTANT FORM FOR PARENTS TO COMPLETE

Parents we need your help! To create class rosters and schedules for the 2020-2021 school year, school administrators have to know what learning models each of our 28,000+ students will participate in during the three phases outlined in the Reopening Schools Plan. That's going to require a lot of work and parents we need your help. Please complete this very important Learning Model Selection Form by July 31.


Due to the pandemic, Richland Two will follow the district's Reopening Schools Plan for the 2020-2021 school year. Schools will follow the Phase 1 model while the overall disease activity rating for Richland County is high. We will move to Phase 2 when the overall disease activity rating for Richland County is medium and then Phase 3 will come when disease activity is low. The disease activity ratings are calculate by S.C. DHEC.


If you are not familiar with the phases of the reopening plan, please take a moment to review the following information at www.richland2.org/reopeningschools:

  • Video of the presentation of the plan at the July 21 board meeting
  • PowerPoint slides used for the presentation at the board meeting
  • FAQ for Reopening Schools


This selection form must be completed for each Richland Two student by a parent/guardian with the authority to make educational decisions for the student. By completing this form you help to make sure Richland Two can fully prepare for the 2020-2021 school year in the safest way possible and to ensure we provide all students with a high quality education throughout all phases.


Once you are ready to complete the form, click on the following link or on the button below: https://webapps.richland2.org/btss/ .


Thank you for completing the form by July 31.

LEARNING MODEL SELECTION FORM

CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE THE FORM.

NEED HELP SEARCHING FOR YOUR STUDENT ON THE FORM

The first step on the form is to search for your student by either Student ID # and date of birth or by name and DOB. If you need assistance with this step, contact the registrar at your child's school. Click this button to see a list of registrars.

HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT COMPLETING THE FORM

Click here to see if your question is answered on the reopening schools web page. If not email info@richland2.org.

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SUMMER ANNUAL REGISTRATION NIGHTS

Parents, if you have not completed the online annual registration process, please do so as soon as possible. This online process includes providing proof of residence, verifying student information, and reviewing and completing forms. This information is important to our teachers and our schools and, this year more than ever, it is vital to the process of reopening our schools.


If you need help completing online registration, please schedule an appointment for one of the upcoming annual registration nights: August 5. Email Mrs. Cheryl Lausi at: clausi@richland2.org to make an appointment. Time slots are still available for all dates. Visit www.richland2.org/ARN for more information.


If you don’t need assistance but just haven’t had a chance to complete the annual registration, please log in to your parent account in Parent Portal and complete the process as soon as possible. Click here to get started.

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