If any of your contact information has changed (phone number, address, email address, emergency contacts) since the start of the school year please contact database specialist Madolyn Thorpe at firstname.lastname@example.org. We need the most accurate information in Powerschool to ensure you receive school communication.
On December 14, 2020, we shared with you our intent of starting this calendar year in the Phase 1 (eLearning) mode due to the increases in COVID-19 incidence rates, positivity rates and trends, along with our concerns about the availability of staff. Prior to the winter break, there were staffing concerns at several schools across the district.
Now that we are in the second week of January, we continue to monitor the health data and the other indicators that assist us in making informed decisions regarding how we continue to navigate the impact that COVID-19 has on the district as it relates to instructional delivery. Presently, we know that the incidence rates continue to climb, and we continue to assess staffing levels.
Given where we are at this point, Richland One will remain in Phase 1 (eLearning) at least for additional two weeks, through Friday, January 29.
The rationale for this continuation is as follows:
We do not want to create a situation in which a series of schools may open only to have to close due to staffing concerns due to COVID-19 positivity rates, isolation and quarantine protocols.
We want to maintain as much consistency as possible in a particular learning modality.
Extending the return to eLearning also allows the district an opportunity to assess vaccination protocols for teachers and other staff.
Again, I appreciate all of our staff, students and parents for your understanding of the many complexities and challenges that we face due to the pandemic. We will continue to keep you informed as we move forward.
Craig Witherspoon, Ed.D.Superintendent
· Monday, January 4 from 9 a.m. - noon – Families can pick up three days’ worth of free meals for children at four district distribution sites: St. Andrews Middle, Eau Claire High, Lower Richland High and Carver-Lyon Elementary schools. District buses will not make any meal deliveries on January 4.
· Wednesday, January 6 and Wednesday, January 13 from 9 a.m. - noon – Families can pick up seven days’ worth of free meals for children at seven district distribution sites: St. Andrews Middle, Eau Claire High, Lower Richland High, Carver-Lyon Elementary, Southeast Middle, South Kilbourne Elementary and Caughman Road Elementary schools. In addition to these pick-up sites, meals will be distributed via district buses to a limited number of pre-determined bus stops. Those locations are posted on the district’s website (www.richlandone.org).
*Parents do not have to sign up or apply to receive these free meals for their children. However, if a parent/guardian is picking up meals without their children present, they must be pre-verified by the district or provide the child’s school ID, government-issued ID or passport, or a copy of their child(ren)’s PowerSchool information.
You should have received a letter from Dr. Witherspoon explaing the Read to Succeed act in your student's folder prior to Thanksgiving break. Please make sure you review this letter and let your teacher or the school know if you have any questions or concerns. You may click the link below for an electronic copy of the letter.
AC Moore teachers and staff are busy getting ready to welcome students back to the building as we enter phase 2, hybrid learning. PreK through 2nd grade students will return 2 days a week beginning the week of October 26. Third grade through 5th grade students will return the week of November 2, after the election day break. Please click on the link below to view the informational parent letter on returning, as well as information on cohorts. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the school at 803-343-2910.
You can get remote assistance by calling the IT Help Desk Monday - Friday from 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM at 803-231-7436. If the technician determines you need to trade out a laptop, please call the school to arrange a time to come by so a new device will be available and ready for you!
Click here for the 2020 -2021 school supply lists.
A.C. Moore Receives Palmetto Silver Award for 2018-2019
The SC Department of Education has announced its Palmetto Gold and Silver Awards for school years ending in 2018 and 2019. A.C. Moore was awarded the Palmetto Silver for the 2018-2019 school year.
The Palmetto Gold and Silver awards program was established by the Education Accountability Act of 1998 “to recognize and reward schools for academic achievement and for closing the achievement gap,” according to a SC Department of Education news release. Award winners are selected based on their 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 school report card ratings.