County schools to feed kids during hurricane closures
In anticipation of traffic issues related to evacuations due to Hurricane Florence, Governor Henry McMaster ordered schools closed across Lexington County until further notice.
These closings apply to all schools, students and staff, and remain in effect until the governor rescends his original order.
Thursday, Sept. 13, and Friday, Sept. 14, Lexington County School District One will offer free lunch to children 18-years-old and younger at Forts Pond Elementary, Gilbert Middle and White Knoll High schools from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
All meals meet federal nutrition standards, must be eaten on site and are provided on a first come, first served basis.
The program, federally funded by the United States Department of Agriculture and administered through the S.C. Department of Education and Lexington County School District One, provides and serves meals to children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.
Forts Pond Elementary is located at 7350 Fish Hatchery Road, Pelion, SC 29123. Gilbert Middle is located at 120 Rikard Circle, Gilbert, SC 29054. White Knoll High School is located at 5643 Platt Springs Road, Lexington, SC 29073.
District officials will continue to send parents, staff and students information through SchoolMessenger, the district’s telephone calling system.
Parents can also get updates and information about school openings and closings in Lexington District One by following the district on Facebook or Twitter, checking the district’s website at www.lexington1.net, calling the district’s 24-hour recorded telephone message center at 803-821-1299, watching local television stations, listening to local radio stations or going to media websites.
Lexington Two will also provide free lunch this week to students in need of this service.
Lunch from Sodexo, the district’s food service provider, will be available from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Thursday, September 13, and Friday, September 14, for youth ages 18 and younger at 2305 Frink Street, Cayce, the temporary home of Fulmer Middle (formerly Davis).