As you know, South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster has ordered all schools to close immediately. As a result, Greenville County Schools will be closed tomorrow (Monday, March 16) through March 31. School district leaders have been preparing for this eventuality for the last few weeks. All regular district employees will report to work on Monday. Families who need medication or other critical items may pick them up during regular school hours. On Wednesday and Thursday, parents or students can pick up Chromebooks, textbooks, and other items that have been left at schools. Teachers are preparing instructional material for students to continue their school work from home. Additional information on these plans will be available soon. During the COVID-19 school closures, IEP/504 meetings will be suspended while we seek additional guidance from the U.S. Department of Education.
Elearning activities and assignments will be available to all Southside students via Google Classroom starting Wednesday, March 18, 2020.
All GCS schools closed through the end of the month per Governor's order.
The SHS 2020 End of Year testing calendar is attached below. Remember that students are expected to take their exams on the dates the exam is assigned. Please do not schedule any vacations or medical appointments during this time. Makeup exams are only allowed with prior approval from Mr. Dukes or a doctor's note.
Do you have a desire to go to college? Are you willing to work hard to make it happen? If so, AVID may be a great fit for you. The AVID Program will be available for the 2019-2020 School Year. AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is a college readiness system to prepare students in the academic middle for four-year college eligibility by taking more rigorous courses at Southside (Dual Credit, AP, or IB).
The three main components of the AVID college readiness system are academic instruction, tutorial support, and motivational and college prep activities. The AVID curriculum is based on writing as a tool of learning, inquiry method, collaborative grouping, organization, and academic reading. Contact: Ms. Ransome for more information.
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 Creating a Parent Backpack Account- English Directions or Direcciones en Español.
**PLEASE NOTE: You will still have to come to Southside in person with identification to complete the registration process (listed in the directions above). You will also need your student's ID number as well.