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MAP Testing: 2nd & 5th Grade Students

To the parents of 2nd and 5th grade students only: These students will be involved in the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) testing program on Wednesday, December 4th (reading) and Tuesday, December 10th (math). The test results will be included in your child's records so please be sure your child is well rested, eats a nourishing breakfast, and gets to school on time on these dates. Thanks for your support! 


Parent Backpack - NEW!

Parent Backpack is an online application that replaces the PowerSchool Parent Portal. With Parent Backpack, you are able to view your child's grades, school attendance, and any discipline incidents when you are logged into the system. Best of all, Parent Backpack works on any device and is mobile friendly. 

To access Parent Backpack, go to https://parents.gcsbackpack.com and create an account. Please access directions by clicking on the following  link for Creating a Parent Backpack Account: English Directions or Direcciones en Espanol 

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School Visitor & Volunteer Guidelines

At East North Street Academy, we are excited to have volunteers working with our students and staff! There are a few things to remember if you would like to come and volunteer. Each adult who wants to visit the school (beyond the office) must have a valid ID that will be scanned on each visit to the school. This could be a valid Drivers License or State Issued ID. This strictly enforced district policy is to ensure the safety of everyone in our building and we appreciate your willingness to comply. 

Interested in chaperoning field trips or volunteering in your child's classroom? In an effort to ensure the safety of all of our students and staff, Greenville County Schools has implemented additional security checks for school volunteers. All volunteers must submit an online application to the district and receive clearance before volunteering at any school/center or chaperoning any school field trip. Access School Visitor and Volunteer Guidelines if you  would like more information. It is important to remember that the approval process may take up to 2 weeks, so please plan ahead. This process must be repeated each school year. 


ENSA's Little Free Library

Looking for a book to read? Check out our small wooden book box that is located on the right side of the road by the ENSA school sign. Anyone may take a book or donate a book to share. The more the merrier! You don't need to return the exact book you borrowed, however, in order to keep the library full of good choices, please add a book or two to share. Happy Reading! 


Donors Choose Projects

Our teachers often have Donor Choose Grants that have been written to get supplies, instructional materials, equipment, etc. for their classrooms. If you or someone you know wants to donate to any of our current projects that need funding, please visit the East North Street Academy Donors Choose page.


Children's Online Privacy Protection Act - COPPA

Greenville County Schools believes that technology is an important resource for enhancing the education of students with the most effective web-based tools and applications for learning. To provide students with access to web-based resources and to comply with federal regulations, including the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Children's Online Privacy Proctection Act (COPPA), pertaining to the confidentiality of student information, Greenville County Schools has considered the educational value of and entered into agreements with several third-party computer software applications and web-based services. These third-party providers include Edmodo, Google Apps for Education, Office 365 for Education, and other similar educational programs. A list of the programs  with terms of use and privacy policy for each can be found at the Greenville County School's COPPA Page.


GCS Text Alerts

Greenville County Schools is now able to send emergency text messages to parents through the school messenger system. If you haven't already received text messages about our recent snow days and you would like to receive emergency texts, please fill out the form on the link below and return it to ENSA. 

GCS Offers Emergency Text Alerts Through School Messenger