Jacob H. submitted this piece, as an 8th grader in 2020, and was just declared a semifinalist in the Endangered Species Coalition 2020 art contest in the grade 6-8 category. This mixed media collage is of the Puerto Rican Sharp-Shinned Hawk. Puerto Rican Sharp-shinned ...

Miles P., Danica S., Gianni R., and Ethan C. represented Eastern Elementary in the Richland County Spelling Bee. Congratulations to Danica S. who took First (1st) Place, and to Miles P., who took Third (3rd) Place! Both students are now ...

Congratulations to the Lexington Junior High Swim Team - 2020 League Champs!

Congratulations to the Lexington Girlsโ€™ Cross Country team for winning their 4th consecutive state title and their 5th out of the last 6 years! Their win today puts them 4th all time in state history for total championships. Individually, Halle H. finished 3rd and Lily W. ...

Before he was the Eastern Elementary Principal, Mike Grist was a Lexington high school basketball star and student section favorite! Addison W. modeled a student section t-shirt from 2006 that one of Mr. Grist's friends made and passed on so Addison could show support for ...

Lexington High School inducted 59 members into National Honor Society last night. NHS is a national affiliation that is founded on the four pillars of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. LHS is proud of the current members and the 2020 new ...

Senior Ellie N. was recently elected as Vice President of the National Technical Honor Society at Pioneer Career and Technology Center. NTHS honors the achievements of top Career and Technical Education students, provides scholarships to encourage the pursuit of higher ...

Lexington High School is pleased to announce the 2020 Homecoming Court as voted on by the student body. Seniors Olivia N., Halle H., Sophie D., Ciara B. and Alyssa T. The Queen will be revealed at halftime of next week's football game vs. Madison on Friday, October 2nd. ...

Click on the link below to see the featured article on Lexington Senior and Soccer All-American, Ryan P!

Ryan P - BVM Sports Article

We are very pleased to announce that senior Joanna H. 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 High School 2020 Homecoming "Top Ten" senior girls as voted on by the Senior class are from left to right: Lilian W., Marissa M., Olivia N., Alyssa T., Ellie N., Adriana G., Megan R., Ciara B., Sophie D., and Halle H. The student body will vote ...

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Jacob H. Finalist in Art Contest
Jacob H. Finalist in Art Contest
Eastern Richland County Spelling Bee
Eastern Richland County Spelling Bee
Boys Swimming 2021 OCC Champs
Boys Swimming 2021 OCC Champs
Junior High Swim Team - League Champs!
Junior High Swim Team - League Champs!
Girls Cross Country Team State Champs!
Girls Cross Country Team State Champs!
Mr. Grist's Fan Club
Mr. Grist's Fan Club
NHS Inductions
NHS Inductions
Ellie N Elected VP of NTHS
Ellie N Elected VP of NTHS
Lexington High School Homecoming Court
Lexington High School Homecoming Court
Lexington Soccer All American Ryan P
Lexington Soccer All American Ryan P
National Merit Scholarship
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Lexington School Family,
 
Now that we have happily returned to in-person learning and have done so during a typical Ohio winter, I felt it best to remind our school community about our school cancellation and delay procedures. If we have inclement weather overnight or early in the morning, Brenda Welsh, our Transportation Supervisor, 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. Brenda 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 busses 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. Brenda 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).

School decisions are 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.

๐๐ฅ๐ž๐š๐ฌ๐ž ๐ซ๐ž๐ฆ๐ž๐ฆ๐›๐ž๐ซ ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ช๐ฎ๐ข๐œ๐ค๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ ๐ฐ๐š๐ฒ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ฉ๐š๐ซ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ฌ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐Ÿ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ซ๐ž๐œ๐ž๐ข๐ฏ๐ž ๐ข๐ง๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ๐ฆ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ซ๐ž๐ ๐š๐ซ๐๐ข๐ง๐  ๐š ๐๐ž๐ฅ๐š๐ฒ ๐จ๐ซ ๐œ๐š๐ง๐œ๐ž๐ฅ๐ฅ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ซ๐ž๐ ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐€๐ฅ๐ž๐ซ๐ญ ๐ฌ๐ฒ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐ฆ, ๐ฐ๐ก๐ข๐œ๐ก ๐œ๐š๐ง ๐›๐ž ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐ ๐จ๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฆ๐š๐ข๐ง ๐ฐ๐ž๐›๐ฉ๐š๐ ๐ž, ๐จ๐ซ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ซ๐ž๐ ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐–๐Œ๐…๐ƒ ๐€๐ฅ๐ž๐ซ๐ญ ๐ฌ๐ฒ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐ฆ ๐›๐ฒ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ฅ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฐ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฅ๐ข๐ง๐ค๐ฌ ๐จ๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐–๐Œ๐…๐ƒ ๐ฐ๐ž๐›๐ฌ๐ข๐ญ๐ž. ๐–๐ž ๐ฐ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐š๐ฅ๐ฌ๐จ ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ž ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐š๐ฅ๐ž๐ซ๐ญ ๐ฌ๐ฒ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐ฆ ๐ญ๐จ ๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ฆ๐ฎ๐ง๐ข๐œ๐š๐ญ๐ž ๐จ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ ๐ข๐ฆ๐ฉ๐จ๐ซ๐ญ๐š๐ง๐ญ ๐ข๐ง๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ๐ฆ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ซ๐ž๐ฆ๐ข๐ง๐๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐ซ๐จ๐ฎ๐ ๐ก๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฌ๐œ๐ก๐จ๐จ๐ฅ ๐ฒ๐ž๐š๐ซ.

Thank you for your continued support of Lexington Local Schools.

Jeremy Secrist
Superintendent

K12Alerts

Lexington Schools has updated to a new text and email alert service. The K12Alerts Portal link to sign up/make changes can be found under "Parents & Students" and clicking on "Text and Email Alerts" or by clicking here. If you were previously signed up for district-wide messages, you will still receive those alerts as usual. If you only wish to receive district-wide alerts, you do not need to do anything. If you wish to receive individual school specific alerts as well, those will need to be signed up for again. For existing users, enter your phone number or email address as the username and a password of changeme by default. After signing in, you can change your contact information as well as change the password to one of your choice. Click the "Click here to continue" button at the bottom of the contact information page and select the schools you wish to receive alerts from on the following page. Click "Add" and then "Click to continue" to confirm your selections.

Text and Email Messaging can be used for a variety of reasons such as:
Snow day notifications, school closings or delays
Emergency alerts (school lockdowns)
Alerting parents for delayed school buses
Alerting parents for local dangers

Lexington School Family,

I hope the holiday season was a safe and happy one for all of our students and families. We are anxiously awaiting the students returning on Tuesday, January 19th to in-person learning. Thank you for supporting your students and our staff during this period of remote learning. Most of our procedures and protocols will remain the same when students return, but there has been one change so I wanted to update you on that change.

First, please remember to monitor your student for symptoms, and do not send your student to school if they are exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19 or have a fever. Richland County remains in Level 3, RED, so the procedures for students who are sent to the office will remain the same as prior to our remote learning period. In accordance with the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Ohio Department of Health (ODH) guidelines, any student sent to the nurseโ€™s clinic will be assessed on a Level Two scale due to living in a county with high community transmission. If the school nurse determines to send a student home due to symptoms such as sore throat, cough, body aches, fatigue, runny/stuffy nose, diarrhea, and/or cough, the student must stay home for ten (10) days. This also applies to a student who calls off with any of these symptoms. A student may return after an alternative diagnosis (i.e. sinus infection, flu, strep throat) or a negative COVID-19 test and being symptom free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medicine.

Second, on Wednesday evening the board adopted the new K-12 School Quarantine Guidelines that address COVID-19 exposures in K-12 learning environments. The guidance is supported by recent studies, and aims to keep students in the classroom, even during a normal quarantine period (if the conditions of mask wearing, social distancing, hand-washing, identification and management of students exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, and cleaning protocols were all followed). This applies to the instructional classroom and instructional bus transportation (to and from school) only, and does not apply to extracurriculars, lunch, recess, PE, and/or music classes. During the quarantine period, students may come to school, but may not participate in extracurricular activities outside the classroom. Please refer to the ๐Š-๐Ÿ๐Ÿ ๐’๐œ๐ก๐จ๐จ๐ฅ ๐๐ฎ๐š๐ซ๐š๐ง๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐ž ๐†๐ฎ๐ข๐๐ž๐ฅ๐ข๐ง๐ž๐ฌ information sheet for detailed explanation and guidance.

It is our sincere hope to keep our students in classrooms for the remainder of the school year. Please continue to support that effort by monitoring symptoms in the home. Lexington Schoolsโ€™ health and safety protocols will remain and we are committed to keeping our students, staff, and families safe.

Please refer to the ๐‚๐จ๐ง๐ญ๐š๐œ๐ญ ๐“๐ซ๐š๐œ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐”๐ฉ๐๐š๐ญ๐ž guidance sheet to assist with understanding the two types of tracing that will now occur in case of an exposure to COVID-19, and if you have any questions please feel free to contact
your studentโ€™s principal or building nurse. Thank you for trusting your student to Lexington Local Schools and for supporting our efforts this school year.

Sincerely,

Jeremy Secrist
Superintendent

Lexington School Family,

Happy New Year! If ever we needed to turn a page on a year, it was definitely 2020! Thank you for your continued support of our schools, staff, and students. I am looking forward to a brighter, healthier, and happier 2021. While we were preparing for, and celebrating, the holidays, work was continuing here on our new 7-12 building behind our existing high school. Below is a bulleted list of the most recent work completed. Please also see the pictures that correspond with some of what is described. This year will see major progress towards our new facility and will add to the excitement of a long-awaited 2021. I hope you all stay well and I thank you for your continued support.

Jeremy Secrist
Superintendent

Masonry
โ€ข Masonry on 3 of the 4 dugouts is 100% complete.
โ€ข Work on the concessions building masonry has started.

Steel
โ€ข Installation of the steel columns and roof support beams for the dugouts has started.

Site Work
โ€ข The storm piping around the new school building pad is 100% complete.
โ€ข The water line and fire hydrant loop are 100% complete.
โ€ข Fire department connection is 100% complete.
โ€ข The 8โ€ fire & 4โ€ domestic water line to the school building perimeter is 100% complete.

Electrical
โ€ข Below grade conduit & duct-bank from Clever Lane, through the recently installed transformer vault, to the new Electrical Building is complete.
โ€ข Electrical Building: Installation of electrical transformers, troughs, tubs, panels and controllers is 100% complete and in service
โ€ข The football complex temporary electrical cut over was successfully completed. This cut over allowed us to demolish the existing electrical building.
โ€ข The electricians have been working with the masons placing electrical conduits and boxes in/through the new masonry walls.

Demolition
โ€ข Eslich Wrecking was back on site to finish the demolition scope of the project. The work performed was demolition of the original electrical building. The demolition scope is now 100% Complete.

*๐๐ซ๐จ๐ ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ฉ๐ข๐œ๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฎ๐ฉ๐๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ฌ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ข๐ซ๐ž ๐œ๐จ๐ง๐ฌ๐ญ๐ซ๐ฎ๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐œ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ ๐œ๐š๐ง ๐›๐ž ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐ ๐จ๐ง ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ๐ซ๐ข๐œ๐ญ ๐ฐ๐ž๐›๐ฌ๐ข๐ญ๐ž, ๐ฅ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐ฎ๐ง๐๐ž๐ซ ๐‚๐จ๐ง๐ฌ๐ญ๐ซ๐ฎ๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐”๐ฉ๐๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ฌ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ƒ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ๐ซ๐ข๐œ๐ญ ๐ญ๐š๐›.

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Dear Lexington Community,

We are so excited to see our students return to school. We have been working hard to ensure that everyone stays safe and healthy! The information provided is to help parents understand what guidelines we will be using if your student comes to the clinic. These are based on current CDC guidelines. Please use these guidelines at home as you do your morning health checks before school and as return to school guidance.

Feel free to contact your building nurse if you have further questions.

๐’๐š๐Ÿ๐ž ๐’๐œ๐ก๐จ๐จ๐ฅ ๐†๐ฎ๐ข๐๐ž๐ฅ๐ข๐ง๐ž๐ฌ

๐๐ฅ๐ž๐š๐ฌ๐ž ๐ค๐ž๐ž๐ฉ ๐œ๐ก๐ข๐ฅ๐ ๐ก๐จ๐ฆ๐ž ๐ข๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ฒ ๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐š๐ง๐ฒ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ฌ๐ž ๐ฌ๐ฒ๐ฆ๐ฉ๐ญ๐จ๐ฆ๐ฌ:
1.  Temperature over 100.0 F
2.  Sore Throat
3.  Uncontrolled cough that causes difficulty breathing
4.  Diarrhea, vomiting and/or abdominal pain
5.  Severe headache or pain

๐‘๐ž๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ง๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐จ ๐’๐œ๐ก๐จ๐จ๐ฅ
1.  Temperature below 100.0 F for a minimum of 24 hours without use of fever reducing medications
2.  Must be symptom free for minimal of 24 hours and no new symptoms
3.  Free of vomiting and diarrhea for minimal of 24 hours and able to tolerate eating and drinking
4.  If doctor prescribes antibiotic should be taking antibiotic for minimal of 24 hours prior to return to school
5.  After positive Covid-19 test: All signs and symptoms must be gone. At least 10 days passed since first symptom, and/or negative Covid-19 test, if applicable. Follow current CDC and local Health Department guidelines as needed.

Recently the USDA extended Free Breakfast and Free Lunch for every student from now until the end of the 2020-2021 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 2020-2021 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.

Substitute Bus Drivers

Lexington Local Schools has a need for Substitute Bus Drivers. Applicants should have a Class B, CDL License with Passenger and School Bus Endorsement, or be willing to complete this work on site. Please complete a classified application form found on the website: www.lexington.k12.oh.us

Send applications to Brenda Welsh, Transportation Supervisor, at 103 Clever Lane Lexington, OH 44904 or e-mail completed application to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Bus Garage Mechanic

Lexington Local Schools is looking for a Bus Garage Mechanic. The applicant must demonstrate aptitude and competence for assigned responsibilities, be self-motivated, and have previous field experience as a diesel mechanic. Having a Class B, CDL License with Passenger and School Bus Endorsement is preferred. Please complete a classified application form found on the website: www.lexington.k12.oh.us

Send applications to Brenda Welsh, Transportation Supervisor, at 103 Clever Lane Lexington, OH 44904 or e-mail completed applications to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Substitute Nurses

Substitute nurses needed for 2020-2021 school year. RN or LPN with pediatric experience helpful. Send a resume or contact Paula Smith RN, District Nurse at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Substitute Custodians

Lexington Local Schools has a need for Substitute Custodians. Custodian hours - Varied shifts, 8 hours per day. Must demonstrate aptitude and competence for assigned responsibilities. Complete classified application form found on website: www.lexington.k12.oh.us

Send application to Jeremy Secrist, Superintendent 103 Clever Lane Lexington, OH 44904 or e-mail completed application to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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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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"The Lexington Local Schools, through a partnership with our children's families and our community, will provide the BEST possible curricular and co-curricular opportunities to challenge all students to reach their highest potential, to enjoy learning and to make positive contributions within their homes and communities."

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