Greenville County Schools has provided daily updates regarding eLearning. If you haven’t received those messages, please contact the main office so that we can make certain we have your updated contact information. You may contact us by phone at (864) 355-5600 or by email at email@example.com
Students should access lessons through Google Classroom using their student firstname.lastname@example.org account. Teachers, counselors, and administrators will be monitoring student engagement and will make contact with any student who has not been online, in touch, or completed assignments.
The following links can be accessed to support parents and students through eLearning:
GMA Teacher Websites will include information related to eLearning assignments and lesson. All assignments and lessons should be accessed through each teacher's Google Classroom.
Free Meals for Students - Greenville County Schools is providing two meals at one time (lunch and next day’s breakfast) at various school locations and other designated locations in the community. GCS is also using buses to deliver meals to various locations. Meals will be handed out 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. Per USDA regulations, children must be present to receive the meals. GCS Meals Distribution Info / GCS Feeding Sites & WiFi Locations
Free Internet - Charter Spectrum is providing free 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 existing Charter service areas. 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.
Chromebook Repairs - Students should deliver broken Chromebooks to the nearest Career Center between 7:30-5:30 Monday -Thursday, where devices will be swapped out by ETS staff. Parents who need assistance locating their nearest Career Center should call the HELPDESK (355-4357) for technical assistance.
Download Assignments & Work Offline (without Internet) - All district schools have Wi-Fi access in the parking lot near the building all day between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. There is no need to go to a specific school – just go to the GCS building that is most convenient to you. Students needing Internet can also connect between 10 a.m. – noon at any of the meal delivery sites listed on our website at www.greenville.k12.sc.us. Though Internet access is needed to download or turn in electronic assignments, once those are downloaded, students can work on the material offline. All students grade 3 through 12 should participate in eLearning IF AT ALL POSSIBLE.
Directions for Getting Materials While Connected to WiFi (Remember, While away from WiFi, DO NOT CLOSE ANY TABS UNTIL YOU ARE FINISHED AND RECONNECTED TO THE INTERNET and progress has been saved. You could lose all of your work otherwise)
1. Connect to the internet (GCS).
2. Go to each teacher’s Google classroom
3. Open each individual teacher’s virtual eLearning document.
4. Make sure all documents are completely loaded and open.
5. You must have each assignment open in an individual tab before you leave the WiFi range.
6. Once you leave, you will be able to view, type, & edit documents that you previously opened. You will not be able to open any links once you leave WiFi range.
Additional Links for Information:
Based on direction from the State Department of Education, students in grades 6-12 will not receive a standalone grade for 4th quarter. Instead, South Carolina students will only receive a second semester grade that combines 3rd quarter grades completed at school with participation and engagement grades completed during the closure. When you pull up Parent Backpack to view student grades, you will not see a Q4 grade, rather you will see S2 grade.
Students will receive participation grades that correspond to a numeric grade based on the following four categories:
As a school family, we have decided to provide all students the benefit of the doubt for the first week of eLearning, as we recognize many families were in a period of transition and adjustment. Therefore, all students will receive a 100 for the first week of eLearning in both core and related arts classes. For all other weeks, teachers will utilize the numeric grades listed above to assess participation and engagement. More information regarding grades can be found on the district’s How Will Students Be Graded? page.
We realize that it is difficult for students to learn some concepts without direct, in-person access to teachers. We also recognize that students and families have varying levels of support. We are asking parents to do the best they can to help students complete the assigned work.