eLearning Information Update 3.23.20

Backpack for Parents

eLearning Calendar

eLearning Begins Wednesday, March 18

Students without access to the internet may call the teacher work phone during the teacher’s regular class schedule.

Teachers have their regular class schedule and contact information, including email address and classroom phone number, posted on the front page of their website.

Students will need to complete all assignments. If the student does not have internet access, all work will be due within five days of returning to school.

Google Classroom/Echo

Parents' Guide to Google Classroom

Accessing Google Classroom Files and Websites while Offline

Accediendo a Google Classroom sin conexión

Google Classroom is a streamlined, easy-to-use tool that helps teachers manage coursework. With Classroom, educators can create classes, distribute assignments, grade and send feedback, and see everything in one place.

For students in grades 3-8, lesson materials will be posted to Google Classrooms for students to complete. 

Students in grades 9-12 will use Google Classroom or Echo. If high school students are unable to access the internet they should contact their school to make arrangements for materials.

Teachers will respond to questions through their Google Classroom or directly to a student through the student email during their regular class schedule.  

eLearning With Chromebooks

If students have School District Chromebooks at home with connectivity, they should access their assignments. Please see Google Classroom and the teacher webpages. Students access Google Classroom via Student Backpack. If students need help accessing Google Classroom, please see the following directions.

Directions for Accessing Google Classroom

Teachers are creating most assignments so students can access them on Chromebooks while offline.

Tutorial for Activating Google Docs Offline Mode

ePackets can be downloaded for grades 3-8 for students without access to the internet.

ETV At-Home Learning

Beginning Tuesday, March 24, SCETV will modify regularly scheduled programming for three days each week to offer specific pre-K – 12 resources between the hours of 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.

ETV At-Home Learning

eLearning without Chromebooks

Students in PreK-2nd grade do not have District-issued Chromebooks. As a result, these students will have downloadable materials available on their teacher’s website.

Student Chromebook Repairs

Student Chromebooks that require repair can be swapped out for another device at one of our four Career Centers during the hours 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday - Thursday. We will be stocking each Career Center with 500 spare devices. This will be a drive-through repair center where parents and students do not need to get out of their cars.  If the parent cannot get to a Career Center, they should contact the District Help Desk at 355-4357.

Career Center Locations

Donaldson Career Center
100 Vocational Drive
Greenville, SC 29605

Enoree Career Center
108 Scalybark Road
Greenville, SC 29617

Golden Strip Career Center
1120 East Butler Road
Greenville, SC 29607

Harley Bonds Career Center
505 North Main Street
Greer, SC 29650
(Use Main street entrance)

Internet Availability

Our wi-fi has been strengthened such that Internet access is possible in the parking lot or bus drive of any school facility in Greenville County Schools. Parking in these areas is allowable between 7:00 am and 7:00 pm.

Bus Sites (Wi-Fi Only)

  • Cross Plains Baptist Church, 1300 County Road, Travelers Rest, SC 29690
  • 129 Dollar General - 5601 Locust Hill Rd, Travelers Rest, SC 29690
  • Dollar General - 2252 Fairview Rd
  • Dollar General - Hwy 146 N, Woodruff
  • Dollar General - 2614 Poinsett Hwy, Greenville, SC 29609
  • Dollar General - 412 W Butler Rd, Mauldin, SC 29662
  • Golden Strip Mobile Home Supply - 928 N Old Laurens Rd.
  • Hot Spot - 11504 Augusta Rd
  • QuikTrip - 2701 Pelham Rd, Greenville, SC 29615
  • QuikTrip - 6050 White Horse Rd, Greenville, SC 29611
  • QuikTrip - 7599 Augusta Rd, Piedmont, SC 29673
  • QuikTrip - 7840 White Horse Rd, Greenville, SC 29611
  • QuikTrip - 548 N Pleasantburg Dr, Greenville, SC 29607
  • QuikTrip - NWC Hwy 14 & Johns Rd 2414, SC-14, Greer, SC 29650
  • QuikTrip - 1302 W Wade Hampton Blvd
  • QuikTrip - 4701 Augusta Rd, Greenville, SC 29605
  • Sav-Way - 713 Gulliver St, Fountain Inn, SC 29644
  • Shell - 9495 Augusta Rd, Pelzer, SC 29669
  • W E WILLIS #8 2303 N Hwy 101
  • W.E. Willis - Glassy Mtn. Rd & Hwy 414
GCS Feeding and Wi-Fi Sites

Charter Spectrum is providing free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 students and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription at any service level up to 100 Mbps. Call 1-844-488-8395 to enroll; installation fees will be waived for new student households. The program applies only in an existing Charter service area. Households should be clear on the terms of service before entering into an agreement with the provider (Spectrum) to be aware of the point at which charges will be assessed. At this time, Spectrum is stating that regular rates will apply after the initial 60 days. This program is in addition to an existing low-cost Internet program offered by Spectrum. For a list of free Spectrum Wi-Fi hotspots with locations visit https://www.spectrum.com/wifi-hotspots