Posted: Thursday, June 25, 2020
GCS postpones Academic Recovery Camps and Suspends Athletics
GCS postpones Academic Recovery Camps and suspends athletics due to increased COVID in community
In light of the significant and sustained increase to COVID-19 cases in Greenville County and our community’s identification as a hotspot, Greenville County Schools is suspending summer practices by athletic teams until pandemic numbers improve, and postponing Academic Recovery Camps until at least July 20.
Academic Recovery Camps were originally scheduled at 48 elementary locations across the county to begin July 6 for identified students in grades 3-5. The goal of the camps was to recover academic content lost during the spring COVID-19 closure of buildings. Impacted families will be notified of this change. While we are canceling all group activities at our schools, we will continue with our plan to offer select services for students with disabilities. Students who have met the eligibility requirements for extended school year (ESY) and require in-person instruction will begin services July 6 at the student’s designated school. These are provided individually or within familial groupings, which enables adherence to appropriate safety precautions.
“I want to be clear that we are not suspending athletics due to an outbreak among our practicing teams, “ said GCS Athletics Director Darry Nance. “This is simply in response to the increase in cases across Greenville County. In fact, I am extremely proud of our athletes and coaches and the discipline they showed in wearing masks and maintaining distance during the past week and a half since we began workouts.”