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Back-to-School - COVID Updates



March 26 Update Click here for Phase 3 Handbook

March 4 Update Phase 3 Starts March 22



Feb. 26 Update Preparing for Phase 3


Feb. 12 Update (NEW) COVID-19 Dashboard




Dec. 14 Update

  • Beginning Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020, through January 3, 2021, all after-school activities are canceled. After school childcare programs will remain open Tuesday (Dec. 15) – Thursday (Dec. 17) at the middle school level and Tuesday (Dec. 15) – Friday (Dec. 18) at the elementary school level.
  • The district will temporarily shift to eLearning for all students from Jan. 4–15, 2021. Employees have the option to work remotely Jan. 4–15. Front offices will be open in order to provide assistance to our parents and students. Therefore, some employees will need to report to work to complete essential tasks that can't be handled remotely. Please note supervisors will notify employees if they are needed to report to their work locations. All employees will return to working on-site on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021.
Richland Two employees continue to work hard to maintain safe and effective school operations. While we believe we can continue in-person instruction this week, we are nearing a critical point in terms of having enough employees available to safely operate our schools, especially in terms of the workload placed on our school nurses (due to contact tracing) as well as bus driver availability.

To help get us through this week, district administrators are canceling all after-school activities beginning Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020. After school childcare programs will remain open Tuesday (Dec. 15) – Thursday (Dec. 17) at the middle school level and Tuesday (Dec. 15) – Friday (Dec. 18) at the elementary school level.

Based on the surge in the number of employees placed in quarantine after Thanksgiving Break, district administrators are concerned that the weeks following winter break could place an even greater strain on district operations. The medical professionals who assisted the district with developing the eLearning triggers confirmed that district operations could be impacted by the number of employees in isolation or quarantine.

In an effort to prevent an unexpected shutdown after Winter Break, Richland Two will temporarily shift to eLearning for all students from Jan. 4–15, 2021. In-person instruction will resume on January 19, 2021. Students in eLearning prior to the shift to all eLearning remain in eLearning after the return to in-person instruction for those students who are signed up for in-person in Phase 2. Employees have the option to work remotely Jan. 4–15. Front Offices will be open in order to provide assistance to our parents and students. Therefore, some employees will need to report to work to complete essential tasks that can't be handled remotely. Please note supervisors will notify employees if they are needed to report to their work locations. All employees will return to working on-site on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021.

Any decision that impacts the Richland Two family always involves great care, deliberation and thought.

 


eLearning Support for Parents

Parent eLearning Support Website

Back to School Blast video on eLearning


Community eLearning Child Care Options

We realize that some families will need child care during virtual learning days and afterschool. Please remember that Richland Two is not endorsing these centers or any particular child care provider. Parents should research and make the best decision based on their needs. Our goal is to inform parents about some of the child care offerings in our community.  

Families can find a list of community eLearning child care providers and their full-day and afterschool services here.  


School Supply Lists

For several years now, Richland Two has utilized a universal school supply list. Effective with the 2020-2021 school year, each elementary and middle school have developed a school-level universal supply list that contains the list of supplies needed at each grade level. 

PLEASE NOTE: due to the variety of classes offered, there are no universal supply lists for high school students. 
2020-2021 School Year Supply Lists

 


Richland Two's three-phase reopening plan

Based on extensive research and the guidelines provided by DHEC, AccelerateED, and our multiple surveys (click on the thumbnails below to review this data), the Richland District Two Reopening Schools task force has created a plan that uses a three phase approach for reopening our schools.