It’s not every day a principal walks out of her school to a crowd of chanting and cheering staff, even during a normal, non-pandemic school year. When J.R. Ingram, Jr. Elementary School’s principal, Lisa Duffey, stepped outside of the building on October 19 after school had ended for the day, she certainly didn’t expect to be thrust into the spotlight.
We wanted to let our families know that any households with students, virtually or attending in person, can come to one of our Wednesday distribution pickup locations at 8-9 a.m. or 11 a.m.-1 p.m. to pick up a five-day meal box. Click "Read More" below to view pickup dates and locations.
With more grades returning to in-person classes over the last several days, we had another successful and notable week. Pre-kindergarten through eighth grade have now returned to school buildings as part of our phased plan to help students make a safe and effective transition. Thank you to teachers, staff, students and parents who have worked extremely hard to make remote and in-person learning so successful. Click "Read More" below to view the full message.
At the regularly scheduled Lee County Board of Education meeting on October 13, 2020, the Board voted unanimously for high schools to remain in Plan C – all remote learning – through the end of first semester. The Board will continue to discuss a Plan B option for high schools for the second semester and will consider a return to in-person learning at a later date.
Lee County Schools is now using Peachjar to send out flyers and important information via email, which means, no more papers getting lost on the way home! We launched Lee County Schools Peachjar on October 5, and parents and community partners can now sign up to receive flyers directly in their inboxes. Click "Read More" below to sign up!
With students beginning to return to school, Lee County Schools has launched a COVID-19 Dashboard. The goal of the dashboard is to give the community information about the impact of COVID-19 on the school district by providing data on the positive cases and quarantines for students and staff. Click "Read More" below to access the dashboard.
Many of Lee County Schools kindergarten and first graders will be back in elementary school buildings on October 5, and taking the school bus to get there. Please help the district in keeping students safe when riding to and from school, and be especially careful and patient when buses are on the roads. Click "Read More" to view the full message.
COVID-19 may have forced Lee County Schools to shut down, but that didn’t mean teachers’ creativity did. The Southern Lee High arts department teachers really thought outside the box…ed-shaped computer screen to “create as much of a ‘normal’ setting for our students." Click "Read More" below to view the full story.