Bus Safety Information

Greenville County School's transportation department mission is to provide the safest and most economical transportation to GCSD students.  All students are likely to ride the bus, whether for transport to school or on a field trip.  Safety rules are reviewed with students throughout the school year.  For more detailed information, visit the GCSD Transportation page.  

Visitor and Volunteer Guidelines

Please note that Greenville County Schools has implemented additional security checks for school volunteers.  ALL volunteers must submit an online application to the district and receive clearance from the district before volunteering at any school or chaperoning any school field trip.  You may find more information, as well as the application, on the GCSD's website here.  Please allow up to 2 weeks for the approval process. 

Sign up for Parent Backpack!

Parents can sign up for Backpack, an online tool that allows parents and guardians to make important changes to their student's demographic information, receive important alerts and notifications from the school and district, and more. This replaces the PowerSchool Parent Portal.  Because Parent Backpack gives you access to important student information, your students' school must verify your identify and proof of custody as a parent or guardian IN PERSON.  Items that may be needed for verification include: official birth certificate, government issued photo ID, or divorce/separation documents (if applicable).  It is only necessary to do this once for the entirety of your child's enrollment in GCS.  More information can be found in the latest ConnectED newsletter.  

To access Parent Backpack, go to  and create an account.   You may follow the directions found here- English Directions or Direcciones en Español.   To view the video on how to create your Parent Backpack, click on the Backpack icon.  backpack icon

Summer Reading Challenge

booksOakview's Wild About Reading!  We invite all students to participate in our summer book challenge.   Bingo game sheets were sent home this week, but you may also locate them with the following links.  (Pre-K to 2nd Grade and 3rd to 5th)  If you get 'Bingo', you earn a certificate and a free book!  If you complete the entire sheet, you earn a certificate, book, and prize.  Completed game cards are due by Friday, August 23, 2019.  Have fun reading this summer!