Upcoming Events

8/26/2019 to 9/1/2019B Week
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9/23/2019 to 9/29/2019B Week
9/30/2019 to 10/6/2019A Week
10/7/2019 to 10/13/2019B Week
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10/27/2019 to 11/3/2019A Week
11/4/2019 to 11/10/2019B Week
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11/25/2019 to 12/1/2019A Week
12/2/2019 to 12/8/2019B Week
12/9/2019 to 12/15/2019A Week
12/16/2019 to 12/22/2019B Week
12/23/2019 to 12/29/2019A Week
12/30/2019 to 1/5/2020B Week
1/6/2020 to 1/12/2020A Week
1/13/2020 to 1/19/2020B Week
1/20/2020 to 1/26/2020A Week
1/27/2020 to 2/2/2020B Week
2/3/2020 to 2/9/2020A Week
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2/24/2020 to 3/1/2020B Week
3/2/2020 to 3/8/2020A Week
3/9/2020 to 3/15/2020B Week
3/16/2020 to 3/22/2020A Week
3/23/2020 to 3/29/2020B Week
3/30/2020 to 4/5/2020A Week
4/6/2020 to 4/12/2020B Week
4/20/2020 to 4/26/2020A Week
4/27/2020 to 5/3/2020B Week
5/4/2020 to 5/10/2020A Week
5/11/2020 to 5/17/2020B Week
5/18/2020 to 5/24/2020A Week
5/25/2020 to 5/31/2020B Week
6/1/2020 to 6/7/2020A Week

Announcements

Parent & Student Resources from our Counselors

Our school counselors, Mrs. Atkinson and Mrs. Barnett, have resources for parents and students on coping with changes and stress associated with coronavirus. These resources include tips for talking to kids about coronavirus, mindfulness activities, social emotional learning and more.  In addition, our counselors are available to talk with parents and students.  Please click on the links below for more information.

Blythe School Counseling Website


Student Check-in Form


Counselor eLearning Site

 


From Blythe with Love

Here is a message to all our Blythe families and friends. We are thinking of you and YOU ARE MISSED.


Downloading Material to Student Chromebook

Parents and students, the following documents provide instructions for downloading material to student Chromebooks:

Accessing Google Classroom (English)             Accediendo a Google Classroom (Spanish)

Both of these documents (as flyers) will be available for pick up at mobile Wi-Fi and meals sites by Tuesday, March 31.


eLearning Tips for Parents & Free WiFi Access

eLearning Tips for Parents - PARENTS, this link offers valuable tips and information regarding different aspects of eLearning, such as tutorials for Backpack and Google Classroom, eLearning with and without Chromebooks, and Internet availability.

Wi-fi access is available in the parking lot or bus loop of any school.  Parents may go to closest school to access if needed.

GCSD Interactive Map for WiFi and/or Meal Sites

Red pins provide food and Wi-Fi. Blue pins provide Wi-Fi at GCS schools. Yellow pins provide Wi-Fi only.


All GCSD Schools Closed Through April

Governor Henry McMaster and South Carolina Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman today released the following joint statement announcing that South Carolina’s schools will remain closed for the duration of the month of April:

“At this time, students, parents, and families should plan for South Carolina’s schools to remain closed through the month of April. Our dedicated teachers and school administrators have done a tremendous job in making it possible for our students to learn at home. We understand that the prospect of schools remaining closed for an extended period of time places stress and strain on parents and children. Rest assured, if there is any way to safely open our schools earlier, we will do that, but schools must remain closed to protect the health and safety of South Carolinians.”

On March 15, Governor McMaster issued Executive Order 2020-09, which closed public schools for students and non-essential employees through March 31st. The governor will issue an additional executive order to extend the K-12 school closures through the month of April in the coming days.

As his previous executive order did, the governor’s executive order will apply to the state’s public colleges, universities, and technical colleges, and encourage those institutions to maintain existing plans to provide instruction through virtual learning.

We are committed to the safety and well-being of our students, staff, and school community. Please see this district link for up-to-date information regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19).


INFORMATION REGARDING FREE MEALS

To ensure the students of Greenville County schools continue to receive healthy and nutritious meals during the time schools are closed in response to COVID-19, Greenville County Schools will be providing breakfasts and lunches free of charge to anyone 18 and younger at 15 District locations Monday through Friday. This program will begin Monday, March 16.
Meals will be prepared in our school facilities by trained Food and Nutrition Services Staff. All existing DHEC and FDA approved procedures for meal prep, storage, service, and sanitation will be observed.

GCSD Interactive Map of Meal Sites and/or WiFi

NEW SITES CONTINUE TO BE ADDED. Please click on the following link to see ALL sites: GCS Meal Sites

The following sites will be providing meals during the school closures:

TR High School
Berea ES
AJ Whittenberg ES
Welcome, ES
Grove ES
Sue Cleveland ES
Sterling School
Blue Ridge MS
Wade Hampton HS
JL Mann HS
Mauldin HS
Hillcrest HS
Eastside HS
Greer HS
Fountain Inn ES
While schools are closed, nutritionally balanced meals will be provided to all children aged 18 or younger regardless of race, color, sex, disability, age or national origin. Children are not required to be enrolled in Greenville County Schools to be eligible for this service.

Breakfast will be served beginning at 8 a.m. each morning and lunch will be served beginning at 11:00 a.m. each morning at each location. All meals will be served in the school’s car drop off line.

FANS is changing its protocols based on new direction from the SDE. We are now allowed to provide two meals at one time (lunch and tomorrow’s breakfast). We are also allowed to use buses to deliver meals to various locations in addition to the 14 school sites we are currently utilizing. As a result, beginning THURSDAY, we will start handing out meals from 10 a.m. – noon, and will give everyone 18 years of age and younger (and special needs adults up to age 21) a free lunch plus breakfast for the next day. This will eliminate morning meal pick up and require only one trip per day to the feeding site. Per USDA regulations, children must be present to receive the meals. Shown below are the additional sites that will utilize buses for delivery (42 sites, some duplicates in list). We will continue to notify you if additional adjustments are made. This information will be updated on our website.

These sites were built off bus routes to the 21 GCS schools that are 100% certified for free and reduced meals through the Federal Community Eligibility Provision. The specific locations were picked as safe locations along to route to get the bus off the main road. Lunch for the day and breakfast for the next day will be provided at one time.

Berea/Alexander/Grove/Hollis/Tanglewood White Horse Road Area

6300 White Horse Road
2700 Blue Ridge Dr. (Westside Park)
301 Woodside Ave. (Woodside Baptist Church)
529 Farrs Bridge Road (Berea First Baptist Church)
200 Saluda Dam Road (Truth Missionary Baptist)
Intersection of Berea Forest Circle/Melody Lane
925 N. Franklin Road (Northwest Crescent CDC)
200 Alice Ave. (Freetown Community Center)
W. Faris Road (Kmart Plaza)
1500 Piedmont Highway (Lakeside Park)
2718 Old Anderson Road (MaxWay)
710 S. Fairfield Rd. (Mt. Pleasant Community Center)
7616 Augusta Rd. (Ingles)
113 Minus Str. (Sterling Community Center)
400 Rainbow Dr. (Agnew Baptist)
Intersection of Peace St./Sirrine St.
Intersection of Sumter St./Palmetto Ave.
1223 Grove Road (Grove Road Baptist)
105 Crestfield Rd. (Disciples Fellowship Baptist Church)
200 N. Washington Ave. (Washington Ave. Baptist Church)
5 New Dunham Bridge Rd. (Tanglewood Baptist Church)
200 N. Washington Ave. (Washington Ave. Baptist Church)
200 Ashe Dr. (Greenville Arms)
Intersection of Lenhardt Dr./Green Fern (near Saluda Lake Rd.)
100 Shemwood Lane (Shemwood Crossing)

Slater-Marietta Area

4025 Geer Hwy. (Sunoco @ Echo Valley)
626 Talley Bridge Rd. (Walnut Grove)
2914 Geer Hwy. (Old Hometown)

Cherrydale/Duncan Chapel/Lakeview Area

100 Crestwood Forest Dr. (Crestwood Forest Apts.)
Intersection of Marion St./Highlawn Ave.
13 2nd Ave (Poe Baptist Church)
300 Furman Hall Rd. (Boulder Creek Apts.)
Intersection of Montis Dr./Verner Dr.
157 Montague Rd. (Woodwind Apts.)
1201 Cedar Lane Rd. (Hawks Landing)

East North Street Area

112 Rebecca Ave. (Nicholtown Community Center)
47 Lamp Post Dr. Apartments (mailbox area)
Intersection of Arcadia Hills, Alde St./Adrianna St

Greer/Chandler Creek

1 Wilson Ave. (Victor United Methodist)
410 S. Main St. Greer (Southside Baptist Church)
601 W. Arlington Ave. (Greer City Stadium)

Woodmont/Sue Cleveland Area

8323 Augusta Rd. (Valley Brook Outreach)
710 S. Fairfield Rd. (Mt. Pleasant Community Center)
10 S. Piedmont Highway (Old Sue Cleveland Elementary)


Current Newsletter Comments from Dr. Griffin

Check out the current and archived newsletter comments from Blythe's wondrous leader, Dr. Griffin!

2019-2020 Newsletter Comments


Storybook Character Day Fun

Enjoy this Storybook Character Day creation made by our AWESOME media specialist, Mrs. Ferguson!


Volunteering

Want to volunteer here at Blythe Academy? Click here for more information regarding guidelines!


South Carolina School Report Cards

Below is the link to our School Report Card, released October 1, 2019 by the State Department of Education.  Based on a number of factors, each school in the state has been rated as excellent, good, average, below average, or unsatisfactory.
These report cards factor in multiple data points, test scores and surveys. The report attempts to measure a school’s academic achievement, student progress, college and career readiness and school climate. The reports will also include data on English Learners’ Progress, Student Safety, and Financial information. High School reports will factor in graduation rates.
If you have any questions or concerns related to our school’s ratings, feel free to contact our principal via email or phone.

School Report Card 2018-2019


Chromebook Use Video for Parents & Students

GCS has published a new video for students and parents regarding Chromebook use.  To learn more information regarding Chromebook use, please view the video below: