GCS has announced new grading procedures during the closure of schools due to COVID-19. Go to the GCS eLearning website for details.
We want to make you aware of a tool that your student and you can use during this time. All students have Google Classroom accounts. Students can access their google classrooms on any device at classroom.google.com. These digital classrooms are for their homeroom teacher as well as all related arts teachers. Teachers post announcements, assignments, and general information such as Live Meet times. Your student may use his or her district assigned username and password to access this tool. Parents will be invited to receive updates from teachers. These updates are emailed out to you with all assignments and announcements that have been posted in your student's classes. For some teachers, this may be a primary tool of communication for parents. Thank you for partnering with us for your child's education.
Although we are not hosting a Job Fair this month, we are still hiring great people for positions as bus drivers, bus aides, custodians, and food service personnel! Full and part-time positions are available. We offer great benefits, including health and dental, retirement, sick leave, and free life insurance for employees who work 30 or more hours per week. Visit the GCS website for details.
We have developed an interactive map showing where WiFi and meals are available through the GCS FANS feeding program. Red pins indicate meals and WiFi, blue pins are for WiFi access only.
GCS is providing a parent website for eLearning during this time. Please refer to this website for new details as they become available through the district. Additionally, here is a Guide to Google Classroom for Parents and a Guide to Accessing Google Classroom Files and Websites while Offline. (Accediendo a Google Classroom Archivos y sitios web sin conexión)
UPDATE: eLearning days are extended through April 30, 2020. March 16-31, 2020 have been designated as eLearning days. Please check the GCS website for full details regarding eLearning days.
Medications: If families need medication or other critical items that were left at school, they can be picked up between 7:30 am - 5:30 pm on Monday or Tuesday.
3rd-5th Grades: Parents of 3rd-5th grade students will be able to pick up student Chromebooks Wednesday and Thursday, March 18-19. Your child’s school will provide families with a schedule to maintain social distancing. If you are unable to follow this schedule, you may pick up materials any time between 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
PreK-2nd: Students in PreK-2nd grade do not have District-issued Chromebooks. As a result, these students will have downloadable materials available on their teacher’s website. If the family does not have internet access or a printer, they should pick up materials from school during regular school hours on Wednesday and Thursday, March 18-19.
Update: The closure order currently extends through April 30. 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. Starting tomorrow, GCS will be providing breakfasts and lunches free of charge to anyone 18 and younger at 15 District locations: TR High School, Berea ES, AJ Whittenberg ES, Welcome, ES, Grove ES, Sue Cleveland ES, Sterling School, Blue Ridge MS, Wade Hampton HS, JL Mann HS, Mauldin HS, Hillcrest HS, Eastside HS, Greer HS, and Fountain Inn ES. Breakfast will be served beginning at 8 a.m. each morning and lunch will be served beginning at 11:00 a.m. each morning at each location. All meals will be served in the school’s car drop off line. Please follow the GCS Facebook page and the GCS website for the latest updates. The Tigerville website and Facebook page will be updated as information becomes available.
Parents, we need your help. The Tigerville PTA is accepting nominations for the 2020-21 PTA board. If you are interested in serving on the PTA board, please call the Tigerville front office at 355-4600 to leave your name and the position for which to wish to run/serve for the PTA.
To comply with screening requirements for campus visitors put in place by Greenville County Schools, only visitors who are on campus for legitimate business will be allowed inside the building. Examples of such business would be a parent conference, IEP or 504 meeting. Those being considered for building entry will be subject to screening questions regarding recent travel and quarantines. All non-essential visitors and volunteers will be restricted from entry past the front office. This is only a precaution to protect our students that are required by law to attend school. The following changes will be made immediately:
We apologize for any inconvenience. We will always put our students' health and safety first. Please be sure to check the district website and listen to all phone messages for important updates. Additionally, please talk to your child and put them at ease that this is not a time to feel anxious or to panic. We will continue to be vigilant with hand washing and keeping our children safe.
Check out what's going on at school. Read the March edition of the Tigerville Times.