Pursuant to Executive Order No. 2021-23, issued by Governor Henry McMaster on May 11,2021, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) has developed this standardized form to provide consent for or on behalf of a student in any public school in the State of South Carolina to opt out a student from a face covering requirement imposed by any public school official or public school district pertaining to school operations
After a thorough review of Executive Order 2021-23 by our General Counsel, we are prepared to move forward with our best good-faith effort to reconcile these conflicting directives. The opt out will take effect Thursday, May 13 if the signed/completed form is returned to school by students, dropped off in the front office by parents, or submitted to the principal electronically.
The South Carolina College and Career Ready Assessment (SCREADY) program is a statewide assessment in English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics for students in grades 3-8. The South Carolina Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (SCPASS) is a statewide assessment in science that must be administered to students in grades 4 and 6.
All students grades 3-5 are required to participate in SCREADY and SCPASS at the applicable grades with exception of students who qualify to participate in Alternate Assessments.
Virtual Program students in grades 3-5 will attend school IN PERSON to take the applicable assessments. Please see the testing calendar below for all testing dates.
Virtual Program grades 3-5 Students Only -
ELA Day 1 - Thursday, April 29th
ELA Day 2 - Friday, April 30th
Science (4th Grade Only) - Thursday, May 6th
Math - Friday, May 7th
Make-up testing ELA Day 1 - Thursday, May 13th
Make-up testing ELA Day 2 - Friday, May 14th
Make-up testing Math - Thursday, May 20th
Make-up testing Science (4th Grade Only) - Friday, May 21st
Brick and Mortar (In Person) grades 3-5 Students Only -
ELA Day 1 - Tuesday, May 4th
ELA Day 2 - Wednesday, May 5th
Science (4th Grade Only) - Monday, May 10th
Math - Tuesday, May 11th
While Virtual Program students are in school facilities for SCREADY testing, third through eighth grade students currently attending brick-and-mortar school will participate in eLearning on April 29, April 30, and May 7. It is important that parents prepare now for childcare on these eLearning days.