From LCSD Release.
Important Information Regarding Fire Recovery Plan For AJ Middle
6th grade at Heath Springs Elem; 7th at Kershaw Elem; 8th at AJ High
March 2, 2018
Andrew Jackson Middle students will attend other schools in the area — beginning Tuesday morning — for at least a week as crews work to clean soot from the building and repair damaged light fixtures, smoke alarms and the other minor damage caused by the fire at the school Thursday night, superintendent Jonathan Phipps said.
“The fire was small and contained pretty much to a janitor’s closet, thanks to our alarm systems and to the quick, professional response of our county fire fighters,” Phipps said. “But there was a lot of damage caused by smoke. We want to be sure all the soot is cleaned from every area of the building and that the building is completely safe for students and staff before we resume classes there.”
Andrew Jackson Middle students won’t have school Monday, but classes will begin Tuesday for sixth graders at Heath Springs Elementary, seventh graders at Kershaw Elementary and eighth graders at Andrew Jackson High.
“We’ll be working all weekend and Monday to get classrooms set up at the hosting schools so we can begin Tuesday,” Phipps said. “We have a lot of work to do, but I’m so proud of how professional and helpful our educators across the district are being to help us get school back in session for Andrew Jackson Middle students.”
Andrew Jackson Middle has three administrators, and one of those administrators will be with each grade at the hosting schools.
Buses will still pick Andrew Jackson Middle students up and return them home at the same times, although there may be minor delays.
Car drop-off will begin at 8 a.m. at the schools, and afternoon pick-up will begin at 3 p.m.
Lunches for the Andrew Jackson Middle students will be offered at the hosting schools.
School supplies will be in place at the hosting schools on Tuesday. Any personal items that Andrew Jackson Middle students may have left at school will be inventoried by the district and held until the school reopens, since no one will be allowed in the school until repairs and cleaning are complete.
Persons who would like to donate school supplies should bring them to the school district office – 300 South Catawba Street, Lancaster SC.
If parents have questions, please call the district office at 286-6972.”