Lexington Three Schools closed Thursday as hurricane approaches


Lexington County District Three Schools will be closed Thursday as the effects of Hurricane Dorian approach the Midlands overnight into Thursday.

“Lexington County School District Three’s highest priority every single day is the safety of our students and staff. Therefore, out of an abundance of caution due to the forecasted likelihood of wind gusts over 30 miles per hour from Hurricane Dorian, Lexington Three is cancelling school on Thursday, Sept. 5,” stated a release from the school district.

The closing applies to all schools, students and staff in Lexington Three. Also, all extracurricular programs, athletic practices, games, scheduled activities and events for Thursday are canceled .

District officials also made the decision not to deploy the eLearning plan for Thursday, according to the release, “to give students and staff additional time to prepare for the use of technology devices at home.” An “eLearning Day” will be announced later by the district on one of Lexington Three’s scheduled make-up days.

Parents and guardians can get updates and information about Lexington Three’s operations by visiting the district’s social media pages and by visiting ​www.lex3.org​. The Twin-City News is on top of updates throughout the night too.

From Staff Reports / Posted September 4, 2019