Our 2021-22 Lee County School Calendar has been updated as of Friday, February 4, 2022. The last day for students is now Thursday, May 26, 2022.
With the high chance of ice this evening and then snow coming much of the day tomorrow, there will be no school in Lee County Friday, February 4. This will be a traditional snow day.
We participated in a conference call with Jackson Weather service this afternoon and have reviewed data concerning the potential for ice coming in tomorrow. In Lee County, the ice is not supposed to be coming until around 1:00 a.m. on Friday morning according to Jackson's hourly forecast. Counties more north and west of us are supposed to get the ice earlier, but still with enough time for everyone to make it home safely that works for our district. We will be monitoring this situation and looking at the data and the actual weather early tomorrow morning. If the outlook changes or the actual weather is showing it will be here earlier, we will adjust our plan. Attached is a picture of the hourly forecast for Lee County. We will keep the safety of students and staff at the forefront of any decision we make.
School IS in Session Tuesday Feb. 1- Some roads no bus
We will have school tomorrow but there are some roads we will not be able to run buses. Two roads we can’t run tomorrow are not usually on our snow plan routes. The following roads will not be run by bus Tuesday, February 1.
Mays Subdivision and Long Branch Road- Students should be taken to the elementary school. Middle high school students can ride a bus from there if needed.
Proctor Bottom Road- Students may catch a bus on Proctor Road
Students on the remaining roads should meet at usual bus pick up spots:
Abner Flat Rd
Todd’s Road or Cressmont
Walk Log Rd
Dunigan/Coal Branch Rd
Coomer Fork Rd
Derrick Ridge Rd.
Shoemaker – No left or right fork – meet at the forks
We are sharing a few pictures of some of the roads that are still too icy to travel by bus.
NTI Day Monday, January 31, 2022
Several roads in the county are still snow and ice covered. With temperatures dropping this evening, we know they will still be bad in the morning. We will have another NTI day tomorrow to give the roads more time to clear and to see where our county incidence rate is after the weekend. Staff should report at 9:00 a.m.
Our 2021-22 School Calendar has been updated and is available on our schools and district webpages. As of January 28, 2022 our last day for students is May 25, 2022.
NTI Learning Thursday and Friday, January 27 and 28.
We still have a staff shortage and will not be able to have in person school the rest of this week. Students should continue the next two days of their NTI work. Staff will report at regular time tomorrow. Students who need help with work should feel free to call the school and reach out to teachers who are available to assist them. We appreciate our parents for your help and understanding as COVID has hit a high level in our community.
NTI Day Wednesday, January 26
Tomorrow, Wednesday January 26, will be an NTI day in Lee County because we don’t have enough bus drivers to run all the routes. Our transportation department has worked hard to cover routes with little disruption, but even with all substitute drivers who are able to drive, we will not be able to drive all routes. At this time we believe that we should be able to run routes Thursday. If we cannot, we will send another message tomorrow evening. Students should complete their next day packet or online work for NTI tomorrow and staff should report at regular time.
Masks Required at Middle High Starting Tomorrow
The COVID incidence rate has climbed significantly in Lee County and COVID is affecting many of our students and some staff. In order to try to maintain in person school as long as we can, students and staff at the middle high school will be required to wear masks beginning tomorrow unless they have a valid exemption. When universal masking takes place in a school, students do not have to quarantine if exposed to a positive case of COVID in the schools unless they have symptoms. We also offer the test to stay program at both schools. We would appreciate your help in ensuring all students have a mask tomorrow at school. We will have some available for students who do not have one or who forget.
Wild Health will be here tomorrow, and if you want your child screened but have not completed the permission you can print a form from the Superintendent Message page of our district webpage and send it to school tomorrow with your child.
The 2021-22 Lee County District Calendar has been updated as of January 24, 2022. The last day for students (as of 1-24-22) is Wednesday, May 25, 2022.
There will be school in Lee County Monday, January 24. However, we will have to use our Snow Plan for buses. This means that some roads will not be traveled and there are designated meeting points. The Snow Plan has been published to our webpage and our Facebook page. Please check this list carefully. Because it is not supposed to warm up a lot tomorrow, we will be using this snow plan for the morning and afternoon bus runs Monday.
The roads are still too hazardous so there will be no school in Lee County tomorrow, Friday, January 21. This is a traditional snow day and NOT an NTI day.
After listening to the 5:00 p.m. conference call with Jackson Weather Service, we have made the decision to cancel school tomorrow, Thursday, January 20. As seen in the picture posted here, Lee County is in an area for potentially 1-3 inches of snow tonight that is predicted to begin around midnight and last until after 7:00 a.m. The temperatures will only be around 20 degrees, so all the rain we got today will likely freeze on the roads making travel difficult in the morning. This will be a traditional no school day and not an NTI day.
There will be no in person learning in Lee County tomorrow, Wednesday, January 18, but we will have an NTI day as the number of homes without power has improved. If you still have no power and are unable to do your work packets or online learning please let you teacher know when we return to school and you can make it up another day.
There will be no school in Lee County tomorrow, Tuesday, January 18. This will be a traditional snow day and not an NTI day due to several power outages still in our community as well as snow and ice covered side roads.
Our 2021-22 Lee County District Calendar has been updated on our websites (lee.kyschools.us and school websites as well) for your convenience now and in the future. This calendar has been updated as of January 10, 2022.
These adjustments have been made after missing 3 days:
1. Monday, February 21st will now be a school day.
2. Last day of school for students is now May 20, 2022.
3. End of nine weeks grading periods have also been adjusted.
There is a lot of water standing on the roads and with temperatures expected to fall significantly, the concern of black ice in the early morning when buses have to head out is too risky. In order to keep students and staff safe, we are going to cancel school tomorrow, Monday, January 10.
Over the weekend we have also had reports of additional COVID cases in our staff and student population. Wild Health will be here Tuesday for their weekly screening, and we would encourage parents who want their children tested and don’t already have permission slips on file to get one from the Superintendent Message section of our district webpage or stop by Central Office tomorrow to fill one out.
We have been monitoring the expected weather situation throughout the day and just finished a conference call with the Jackson Weather Service. There is a 95-96% chance of receiving up to 2 inches of snow tomorrow afternoon and evening in Lee County and a 70-75% chance of up to 4 inches of snow. The timing of the snow is supposed to start anywhere from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. with a travel impact as early as an hour after the snow starts falling due to the cold temperature. The likelihood that the snow is going to come and will impact us at a time that would make it difficult for students and staff to get home safely, even with an early dismissal, is simply too high to take the chance. There will be no school in Lee County tomorrow, Thursday January 6. This will not be an NTI day but will be made up at a later date.
Please join us in attending our COVID vaccine clinic for students ages 5 and up held at Lee County Elementary. The Lee County Health Department will be giving first and second dose shots to any student age 5-18. See flier for details.
We are going to host a Vaccination Clinic by the Lee County Health Department on Wednesday, November 17 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. for all children ages 5-18. If you would like your child to receive the COVID-19 vaccination please complete this form. Parents/guardians will have to be present for the vaccination, so if this date doesn't work for you at this time but you want your child vaccinated, please still complete this form.