News & Notes
GCS Requests Community's Help
As COVID-19 cases in Greenville County and the State of South Carolina continue to rise, Greenville County Schools is asking students, parents, and the greater community to help ensure the return to in-person school in the district is not derailed by rising numbers. GCS is asking all citizens to follow DHEC guidelines to help reverse the current increase: wear a mask when in public, avoid large gatherings, frequently wash or sanitize hands and high-touch surfaces, stay home and away from others when sick, and seek medical advice when running a fever, developing a new or worsening cough, experiencing shortness of breath, or losing the sense of taste or smell.
Earlier this week, principals were instructed to have teachers prepare eLearning lessons in case a spike in cases over the upcoming holidays required GCS to revert temporarily to 100% eLearning. “We are not planning to go backwards on our Roadmap, nor do we wish to do so,” said Superintendent Burke Royster, “but it would be irresponsible of us not to prepare for that possibility, given the current trend.”
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SC ACT-142 Te21 Post-assessments for VIRTUAL STUDENTS
On Friday, December 11 2020, from 8:30-10:30 am, GCS Virtual Program students in Grades 3-8 are invited to take the SC ACT-142 Te21 Post-assessments at their home-based schools. Virtual students who participated in the SC ACT-142 Pre-assessment during LEAP Week (August 17-21) are encouraged to contact their home-based schools and RSVP to take the post-assessments on December 11. Virtual students who participate in the post-assessments at their home-based schools on December 11 will not be counted absent from their virtual classes that day. On December 11, virtual students must bring their Chromebooks and provide their own transportation to and from the home-based school location.
Please RSVP by December 7, 2020
Greenville County Schools will be close for Thanksgiving Break, November 25th-27th.
We hope you enjoy time with your families. We will re-open on November 30th.
K5 and 1st Grade Registration
The initial registration for students going into K5 and 1st grade for the 2021-2022 school year is set for December 1-4.
Parents are encouraged to use the new enrollment process through GCS Backpack. Paper enrollment forms are also available at the school.
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