Congratulations to the Lexington students who participated in the Regional Orchestra Concert on Sunday, November 21st at Ashland High School. Lexington had the largest number of students from any high school and represented Lexington very well.

The boys' and girls' cross-country teams continued their dominance as both teams were Regional Champions at the Regional Cross-Country Meet on Saturday, October 30th.

Congratulations to the Lexington Band of Gold for their performance at OMEA State Marching Band Finals on Saturday at Hilliard Bradley. The band received a Superior rating, which is the highest rating you can get, and is Lexington’s 30th Superior since 1987.

Our boys' soccer team earned their 4th consecutive Division II District Championship with a 6-3 win over Ontario!

Congratulations to our Boys' and Girls' Cross Country teams as they both brought home 2021 Division II District Championships. A great picture, capturing a great day!

Congratulations to the 2021 Junior High Girls' Cross Country Team - OCC Champions!

Congratulations to the 2021 Junior High Girls' Cross Country Team - OCC Champions!

Congratulations to the 8th Grade Football Team - OCC Champions!

Congratulations to the 8th Grade Volleyball Team - 2-Time OCC Champions!

Congratulations to the Girls' Golf Team - OCC Champions!

Congratulations to the 2021 Homecoming Court! From L to R: Natalie D., Maya H., Lydia G., Ava P., and Allison R. The queen will be announced at an assembly on Friday, October 8th.

We are very pleased to announce that senior Marlena S. is a Semifinalist in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program and has the opportunity to continue in the National Merit Scholarship competition. The names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists were released this ...

Lexington Local Schools Board of Education President, Mr. Bob Whitney​, was recognized by the Ohio School Boards Association (OSBA) at the Central Ohio Fall Conference. Mr. Whitney was presented the "Champion of Public Education" award as the longest running board ...

The following students were voted on by their senior class to represent the 2021 Homecoming Top 10. From here, the entire student body will vote to select a Homecoming Court of 5 girls, including the queen.Congratulations ladies and good luck! Front row (left to ...

The high school recently held a breakfast to welcome new students to the building and hear from current student representatives from various clubs and sports.

The 2021-2022 school year begins... GO LEX!

The 2021-2022 school year begins... GO LEX!

The 2021-2022 school year begins... GO LEX!

The 2021-2022 school year begins... GO LEX!

The 2021-2022 school year begins... GO LEX!

The 2021-2022 school year begins... GO LEX!

The 2021-2022 school year begins... GO LEX!

The 2021-2022 school year begins... GO LEX!

The 2021-2022 school year begins... GO LEX!

The 2021-2022 school year begins... GO LEX!

The 2021-2022 school year begins... GO LEX!

The 2021-2022 school year begins... GO LEX!

Regional Orchestra Concert
Regional Orchestra Concert
Boys and Girls CC Regional Champions
Boys and Girls CC Regional Champions
Band of Gold OMEA State Finals
Band of Gold OMEA State Finals
2021 Boys Soccer Team District Champions
2021 Boys Soccer Team District Champions
Boys & Girls CC Teams District Champions
Boys & Girls CC Teams District Champions
JH Girls Cross Country OCC Champions
JH Girls Cross Country OCC Champions
JH Boys Cross Country OCC Champions
JH Boys Cross Country OCC Champions
2021 8th Grade Football - OCC Champions
2021 8th Grade Football - OCC Champions
2021 8th Grade Volleyball - OCC Champions
2021 8th Grade Volleyball - OCC Champions
2021 Girls' Golf OCC Champions
2021 Girls' Golf OCC Champions
2021 LHS Homecoming Court
2021 LHS Homecoming Court
Marlena S. National Merit Scholarship Program
Marlena S. National Merit Scholarship Program
Mr. Whitney Recognized by OSBA
Mr. Whitney Recognized by OSBA
Homecoming Court 2021
Homecoming Court 2021
HS New Student Breakfast
HS New Student Breakfast
1st Week of School 2021-2022
1st Week of School 2021-2022
1st Week of School 2021-2022
1st Week of School 2021-2022
1st Week of School 2021-2022
1st Week of School 2021-2022
1st Week of School 2021-2022
1st Week of School 2021-2022
1st Week of School 2021-2022
1st Week of School 2021-2022
1st Week of School 2021-2022
1st Week of School 2021-2022
1st Week of School 2021-2022
1st Week of School 2021-2022
1st Week of School 2021-2022
1st Week of School 2021-2022
1st Week of School 2021-2022
1st Week of School 2021-2022
1st Week of School 2021-2022
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Bus route #3 will not be running Tuesday, November 30th afternoon route. 

Bus route #25 currently does not have a driver for the week of Nov. 29th through Dec. 3rd. please contact the Transportation department in advance.

If your student needs a ride to or from school, please call the bus garage at

419-884-2349.

Thank you,

Brenda Welsh
Transportation Director

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Lexington School Family,

The snow this morning was pretty, but it also signaled it was time to remind our school community what our procedures are for winter calamity days. If we have inclement weather overnight or early in the morning, our Transportation Director, Brenda Welsh, Assistant Superintendent, Kevin Young, Athletics/Activites Director, Jeff Eichorn, and I will drive various roads within our district to assess road conditions. Frequently, the roads that are most problematic are back or side roads, and areas that are not plowed or treated early in the morning.

Our first decision regarding cancellation or delay needs to be made by 6:00 am. The team and I will be in communication regarding the road conditions from 5:15 am until the decision is made. We want to make the decision to delay or cancel as early as is possible (between 5:30-5:45 is our goal because our first buses head out by 6:15 am). If we decide on a two-hour delay, we will need to determine if we will continue with the delay or to cancel by 8:00 am. The team and I will be driving our areas of the district again, prior to discussing the conditions at 7:15 am, until we decide what we need to do (between 7:30-7:45 is our goal at this point).

While school decisions are often made based on the road conditions in our district, severe wind chill temperatures will also be a factor in deciding to delay or cancel school. Wind chill temperatures hovering in the -20 range are cause for safety concerns. The safety of everyone coming to our buildings is the priority. This includes students riding our buses, students and staff driving to school, parents bringing children to school, and students who walk to school.

Please remember that the quickest way for parents and staff to receive information regarding a delay or cancellation is to register for our Alert system, which can be found on the District website under the Parents & Students tab, or to register for the WMFD Alert system by following links on the WMFD website. We will also use our alert system to communicate information information and reminders throughout the school year.

Thank you for your continued support of Lexington Local Schools.

Jeremy Secrist
Superintendent

Lexington School Community,

Thank you for your continued support of Lexington Local Schools, and for the efforts undertaken to prioritize in-person learning. Over the past seven weeks we have seen a reduction in positive COVID cases from an average of 46 in the first three weeks, to an average of just 7. We have been able to keep our staff healthier, and the average illness related absence rate for students district wide is 4.5% over the six-week period from September 20th through October 29th. More students have been in classrooms with staff members who care about their education and well-being, and growth and learning are occurring.

During this same time, we have seen a decrease in new COVID cases in Richland County. From September 10th through October 22nd there has been a 39% decrease in new cases. Additionally, booster shots are available for any educators who wish to receive them, and vaccines are now available for students aged 5-11 whose parents elect that option. The release of long-awaited changes to quarantine protocols last week, combined with an improvement in the school and community data, allows us to return to optional masking with the adoption of the new quarantine guidelines, “Mask to Stay, Test to Play.”

Thursday (11/4) evening, the board voted to approve a return to optional masking, and to adopt the new quarantine guidelines. These changes take effect immediately. The new guidelines will allow students to stay involved in school and extracurriculars following a school related COVID exposure and will utilize masking and testing to do so. Please see the hyperlink above for information on the new quarantine guidelines.

As we approach traditional cold and flu season during our current pandemic, we encourage parents and families to monitor the health of their students, and to make decisions to ensure your students and families stay healthy; this may be vaccination, boosters, masking, and/or increased focus on hygiene. As a school, we will continue to monitor student and staff health, request symptomatic students stay home, and to encourage distancing where possible combined with good student hygiene.

Thank you for your support of the students and staff of Lexington Local Schools.

Sincerely,

Jeremy Secrist
Superintendent

Kevin Young
Assistant Superintendent

Dear Guardians:

As many of you know, Lexington Local Schools is currently on a bus driver shortage for the 2021-22 school year. The transportation department would like to share the current plan, if your child’s bus driver is unavailable and no other substitutes are available to drive their route, on a specific morning or afternoon.

You will receive a text alert from the school informing parents that their child will be late getting to school and/or coming home. If you have not signed-up for the district text alerts, please find it on our website under the “parents and students” tab.

The first available bus driver that completes their route will go back out to finish the route for the driver that was unavailable that day. Unfortunately, this will take some time and your child will be either late coming to school or late being dropped off after school. We will work as quickly and safely as possible to transport your child to and from school.

If you would rather pick up your child or drop them off to school that day, that is certainly an option to ensure they are not late. However, we ask that you contact your building’s main office to communicate that decision.

Please contact the bus garage if you would be interested in becoming a substitute bus driver at 419-884-2349. Free training would be available for those who qualify.

Thank you for entrusting us to transport your child every day.

Sincerely,

Brenda Welsh
Transportation Director

Lexington School Family,

Below is this month’s installment of the construction update for our 7-12 building project. Thank you for your continued support of our schools.

Jeremy Secrist
Superintendent

Early Site Package:
• Baseball and softball press boxes installed
• Baseball and softball bleachers installed
• Sod placed at softball field
• Baseball and softball fence pads installed
• Baseball and softball dugout benches and storage cubbies installed
• ADA ramp and steps continues
• Site concrete continues

Building Package:
Concrete
• Auxiliary gymnasium concrete slab-on-grade is complete
• Junior High area slab-on-deck concrete pour is complete
• Mechanical courtyard concrete construction is complete

Masonry
• Auxiliary gymnasium CMU is complete
• West Locker Rooms interior CMU walls are complete
• Music Rooms/BOH CMU and veneer installations is complete
• High School courtyard CMU veneer is complete
• Junior High CMU walls at first floor is complete
• High School north wall CMU veneer is ongoing
• PAC (Performing Arts Center) seating area interior CMU walls is ongoing

Structural Steel
• Music Rooms structural steel installations is complete
• Roof Decking at all gymnasiums is complete

Roofing
• Main gymnasium roofing system is complete
• PAC seating area roofing system is complete
• High School roofing system installation is ongoing
• Junior High roofing system installation is ongoing
• Music Rooms roofing system installation is ongoing
• Main Mechanical and Electrical rooms roofing systems are complete

Plumbing & Electric
• High School above ceiling MEP rough-ins is complete
• Junior High above ceiling MEP rough ins at first and second floors is ongoing

Carpentry
• Junior High interior wall framing at first and second floors is ongoing
• High School exterior and interior wall framing is complete
• Junior High exterior wall framing is complete

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COVID19Reporting

Lexington Schools is transitioning to FinalForms for online forms (emergency,medical,etc.) instead of the paper packet that is typically sent home at the start of the school year.

To register a new student, please click on the following link: Lexington FinalForms

If your student is already attending Lexington and you have not received an email confirmation from FinalForms, please call your student's building so the secretaries can update your email address in the FinalForms system. Once your email address has been entered, you will receive a confirmation email from FinalForms to create an account.

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Attached are the most recent renderings from TDA of the 7-12 building project. PDF version is also available by clicking on the following link: 7-12 Building Project Renderings7 12BuildingRendering

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Long-Term Substitute - Intervention Specialist (Moderate/Intensive)

Eastern Elementary is looking for a long-term substitute teacher for an Intervention Specialist Position (Moderate/Intensive) from January 3, 2022 through February 28, 2022. Please send a resume and licensure to Eastern Elementary Principal Mike Grist at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if interested.

Western 1-to-1 Aide

Western Elementary 1-to-1 Aide is needed for the 2021-22 school year. This is a Renhill position for an elementary student and the position would start immediately. Interested applicants should contact Assistant Superintendent, Kevin Young at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 419-884-2132

Eastern 1-to-1 Aide

Eastern Elementary 1-to-1 Aide is needed for the 2021-22 school year. This is a Renhill position for an elementary student and the position would start immediately. Interested applicants should contact Assistant Superintendent, Kevin Young at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 419-884-2132.

4-Hr Bus Driver

Lexington Local Schools has a 4-hr bus driver opening available immediately. Please call 419-884-2349.
Lexington is also in need of substitute bus drivers. We will do all the training at the bus garage. Call for an application and more information.

Substitutes

Lexington Local Schools is looking for substitute teachers, nurses, aides, custodians, food service, and bus drivers. Please contact the board office if you are interested (419-884-2132).
 
**Please click on the following link for qualification information for those interested in substitute teaching: Substitute Teaching Information**

Please see the links below to view Lexington's Extended Learning Plan and Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan.

Extended Learning Plan

Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan

Lexington School Family,

Below you will see the board adopted school calendars for the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 school years. To allow ample time to finish the demolition of our existing high school, and to get fully moved into our new 7-12 building, the district will be starting and ending earlier than we typically do next school year, and starting and ending later in the 2022-2023 school year. This will provide the necessary time in the summer of 2022 to accomplish all that will be required for our students to begin learning in the new facility that our community has supported, and has been anxiously awaiting.

Thank you for your continued support of Lexington Schools, and for being an integral part of the district’s future. Our students for generations to come will benefit from your support, and our new facility.

Sincerely,

Jeremy Secrist
Superintendent
 
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Recently the USDA extended Free Breakfast and Free Lunch for every student from now until the end of the 2021-2022 school year. What does this mean to your student?

1. One Breakfast and one Lunch free daily

2. Free meals only available on school days

3. In effect until the end of the 2021-2022 school year
 
4. May choose any of the offered meals

If you have questions please contact Tricia Volz at 419-884-2192 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Best advice is if you approach, from either direction, a school bus stopped on or along the road, for any reason, with or without its lights flashing STOP.

We must all do our part of keep our precious children safe on their way to and from school each day. No one should be in such a hurry to jeopardize children's safety.

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