News & Notes
ROYSTER NAMED AN EDUCATION WEEK LEADER TO LEARN FROM
WASHINGTON – Greenville County Schools Superintendent W. Burke Royster is one of 14 district leaders from across the nation to be named a 2017 Education Week Leader To Learn From in a report released online (leaders.edweek.org) and in print earlier today. The fifth annual Leaders To Learn From report continues Education Week’s practice of focusing on leaders who are working to enact – and inspire – change in our nation’s public schools.
On learning of the honor, Dr. Royster said, “I am most humbled and honored, though I realize this recognition is less about me that it is an acknowledgment of the accomplishments of our district in providing students with necessary supports and opportunities to ensure not only that they graduate, but that they are college and career ready when they do.”
Currently in his fifth year at the helm of the nation’s 44th largest school district, Dr. Royster’s Education Week profile, entitled “Knocking Down the Barriers to Learning,” primarily focuses on two initiatives, OnTrack Greenville and Graduation Plus. The article also lauds his efforts to ensure more individualized instruction and higher levels of engagement for the district’s almost 77,000 students.
Preregistration for 4K will be from January 25 to March 10
At-Risk 4K Pre-Registration for 2017-18 is January 25-March 10, 2017—Parents may pre-register at ANY district elementary school or child development center. Children do not have to live in the school attendance area to pre-register at that location. Pre-registration does not guarantee enrollment in a GCS At-Risk 4K program. Children selected for 4K programs must demonstrate academic/developmental needs and/or risk factors such as low family income and low parent education level. Screened children will be ranked district-wide and those most at-risk for school success will receive initial assignments. Parents must present their child’s birth certificate, immunization certificate or religious exemption certificate, and two proofs of residence (same as 5K). 4K pre-registration ends March 10, 2017; forms will not be accepted after this date.
The School and Visitor Guidelines has been updated on the district site. Please click here for the new forms: https://www.greenville.k12.sc.us/Parents/main.asp?titleid=volunteers
Supply Lists for 2016-2017
Supply Lists Links for 2016-2017 can be found under the parent tab or at the bottom of this page. Please understand that classroom teachers may have additional items requested and you will get that from the specific teacher at the beginning of the school year.