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Free Flu & COVID Testing Sites

🗨️ Sitios de prueba de gripe y COVID

Beginning Monday, November 28:

Flu and COVID testing is available for GCS students, employees, and their household contacts at 3 drive-through test locations.

Use the links below to preregister for testing. If you are a household contact of a student, use the student link. If you are a household contact of an employee, use the employee link.

You must pre-register the first time you are tested at each location. You do not have to pre-register to be tested again at the same location. If you pre-registered at any point but your contact information has changed, you must login and update your contact information to ensure you receive test results.

Refer to the flyer for the most up-to-date times and locations for testing. Always check the flyer before going to a testing site.

Download/View Flyer

COVID At-Home Rapid Test Kits

GCS has COVID-19 at-home rapid test kits available for both students and staff. Contact your school or GCS location if you need an at-home rapid test kit.

DHEC Attestation Form for At-Home Rapid Test

Proposed One-Week Shift to the Start and End of GCS Student Calendar

Greenville County Schools is proposing a shift to the student calendar, so students will start and end the year one week earlier. 

The reason for this one-week shift is to allow the academic semester to end prior to winter break. Midterms, finals and state testing will be completed before students leave for winter break, rather than in January when they return to school after an extended break. This adjustment will be academically beneficial to students.  

Because the first day of school for students is before the third Monday in August, South Carolina legislation requires that GCS operate on a “year-round modified school calendar.” However, please note GCS students are not attending school for 12 months of the year, and they will still have a summer. The proposed calendar is structured in the same way as previous calendars, except it starts and ends a week earlier. 

Parents and guardians can view proposed calendars for the next two years here: 

2023-2024 Proposed Student Calendar 2024-2025 Proposed Student Calendar

Parents and guardians can offer feedback through December 1, 2022 by emailing

Additional information and FAQs can be found on the Greenville County Schools website.

Change of Information

The Student Emergency Information Form in the start of school student packet is sent directly to the Health Room.       

No updates are made to our student database from this form.

To change your address, phone numbers or emergency contacts:

Use your Backpack account to update your contact information. You’ll need to scan a copy of a recent utility bill* or Change of Address Form. Please notify the school directly as you must provide two proofs of residency.

If your child will be a bus rider, you’ll also need to indicate that in Backpack or complete the Transportation Form, which is available on the district website.

*All address changes must include a current bill dated within past 30 days from either Duke Energy, Laurens Electric, Piedmont Natural Gas, Spectrum, or Greenville Water System. The bill must show the service address, not just the mailing address. If the bill is not in the parent’s name, please contact Guidance for additional information. Please bring paper copies to the Guidance Office or fax info to 355-6670. We cannot change your address without this documentation.

Questions? Please contact the Guidance Office at 355-6774. Thank you!