There is also an information sheet for Google Meets - this is for parents and students.
GCSD has developed an interactive map showing where WiFi and meals are available through the GCS FANS feeding program. Red pins indicate meals and WiFi, blue pins are for WiFi at GCS access onlym YELLOW pins are for WiFi access at non-GCS sites. INTERACTIVE MAP.
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.
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)
School Year to Begin on Monday, August 17
Greenville County Schools has released the 2020-21 student calendar. Students will start the new school year on Monday, August 17, 2020. Their final day of class will be Friday, June 4, 2021. In accordance with state law, the calendar includes 180 scheduled instructional days plus three makeup days. Ten professional development/teacher workdays are included in keeping with state requirements. Under existing state law, students may not start school prior to the third Monday in August.
The last day of school before Winter Break will be Friday, December 18 and the first day back will be Monday, January 4. Spring Break is slated for April 5-9, 2021. The day before Winter Break (December 18) and the last two days of school (June 3-4) will be half-days for students.
Other student holidays include Labor Day (Sept. 7), Fall Break (November 2-3), Thanksgiving Break (November 25-27), Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (January 18), Presidents’ Day (February 15), Memorial Day (May 31), and three professional development/teacher workdays (October 19, January 15, and March 19).
The state-required school makeup days, used in case of inclement weather or other unexpected closures, are Thursday, March 18 (Makeup Day #1), Friday, April 23 (Makeup Day #2) and Friday, April 2 (Makeup Day #3). These days, sometimes called “snow days,” will remain as student and teacher holidays unless the District must close unexpectedly. Makeup days are scheduled in the spring after the most likely chance of winter weather has passed. They are distributed in 2020-21 to provide maximum time off (i.e. attached to a break or weekend), should they not be needed.
The Superintendent determines the school calendar after receiving recommendations from the Calendar Committee, which receives input from parent groups and school faculties. The recommendations are also based on State requirements and factors such as required testing dates set by the State Department of Education. The Calendar Committee is comprised of parents, teachers, principals, and staff.
Employee Calendar 2020-21 - https://indd.adobe.com/view/22cb02aa-9125-4403-bbca-15038b777554
Student Calendar 2020-21 - https://indd.adobe.com/view/b210748f-123a-4e89-9c2a-eee4d11b762f
4K Student Calendar 2020-21 - https://indd.adobe.com/view/e9856c26-2f49-44ae-b975-ed98dbf5451f
The district has posted a news bulletin regarding GCS response to the Coronavirus. Here is the news release which contains a link to a PDF version. https://www.greenville.k12.sc.us/News/main.asp?titleid=2003covid19
The 2020 Census is just around the corner. The census counts every person living in the US. Every 10 years, the results of the census are used to reapportion the House of Representatives determining how many seats each state gets. Census data determine how more that $675 billion are spent, supporting our state, county and community's vital programs.
An estimated 5% of children under the age of 5 weren't counted in the 2010 census. That is about 1 million young children (the highest of any age group). We need to ensure that ALL children are counted. Counting Children in the Census
Households will receive their census invitation by mail. Everyone will have the option of responding to the invitation online, by mail or, by phone. Invitations will be distributed between March 12 and 20. Responses are confidential - they cannot be used against you in any way. NO PERSONAL INFORMATION CAN BE SHARED WITH ANY OTHER AGENCY.
For more information, please visit the Census 2020 Website.
Peer Tutoring opportunity!
Are you in 4th or 5th Grade?
Do you like to help others?
Are you responsible?
Can you encourage friends who might have difficulty with reading or math?
Firefly Friends is a new peer tutoring group that will meet each morning and work with students to help them be more successful in the classroom. If you are interested in becoming a Firefly Friend, please collect an application, parent permission form, and teacher reference from Mrs. Smith's room. Let your light shine by helping others!
SC Ready and SC PASS testing has be waived for this year.
A backpack for parents account provides parents, guardians, or contacts with a central place to sign in to do the following: