Yesterday, Greenville Count Schools answered questions parents had submitted about their plans for the return to school. For more in depth information, please review their new Return to School Parent Resource Page.
School changes include:
- New Elementary Schools Hours: 7:45 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.
- Flexible in-person attendance based on the spread of the virus in Greenville County
- GCS has added a new full-time virtual option for students in grades 5K-12.
- Greenville County Schools is asking ALL families who will have a student or students enrolled for the 2020-21 school year to complete a new Transportation Request Form by July 15th.
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Return to School Roadmap 2020
Greenville County Schools know that parents want to have in person classes in the Fall. To that end, the school district has devised a flexible plan to accommodate the spread of the virus and offer as safe a learning environment as possible.
Here’s the latest information regarding in-person school attendance for this fall from greenville.k12.sc.us/
In-Person Attendance Dependent on Virus Spread in the Community
The goal of the GCS administration is to return to in-person school five days a week, as soon as it is safe to do so. Under guidelines produced by the AccelerateED task force, schools should correlate attendance plans to Community Spread levels. In general, as community spread increases, the number of students present in school each day should decrease, down to and including zero. DHEC issues a new community spread rating each Monday, and as a result, we will not know our attendance plan for the start of school until much closer to August 17. Our Attendance Plan Roadmap provides four possible attendance scenarios for students: 0 days of in-person attendance (also known as eLearning), 1 day of in-person attendance (1/4 of students attend each day, Mon-Thurs), 2 days of in-person attendance (1/2 of students attend each day, Mon-Thurs), and our regular five-day schedule. We are only able to maintain social distance in schools under Attendance Plans 1 and 2.