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The Strategic Communications and Engagement Department is responsible for internal and external school district communications, developing and sustaining partnerships with business, industry, and non-profits, recognizing outstanding employees and students, and building relationships with the Greenville County Schools (GCS) community. In short, we have the privilege of letting the world know about all the incredible ways we are Building a Better Graduate! We also provide timely information, in partnership with local media outlets and via our website, Facebook page, and Twitter and Instagram Accounts, regarding weather closings, changes to the school calendar, or crisis situations that may impact our facilities. In the event of a school emergency, parents will receive texts, phone calls or email messages through School Messenger or Backpack. It is important that every GCS parent/guardian signs up for Parent Backpack. Parent Backpack is one of the primary ways we communicate with parents. Make sure your phone number and email address for emergency contact information are up-to-date.

Most of the time, our focus is on working with local media outlets and utilizing the District website, Facebook page, and Twitter and Instagram accounts to offer our community an open window into the innovative, hands-on, project-based encounters that excite our students and engage them in the learning process on a daily basis. Students in GCS learn the basics of reading, writing, and arithmetic, but also have countless opportunities to try new things and explore their interests and gifts through academic, co-curricular, and extracurricular offerings.

The GCS Strategic Communications and Engagement Department is committed to developing trust, building credibility, and fostering transparency with our community in support of Greenville County Schools’ mission of preparing students for participation in a democratic society and the global community. If you haven’t already done so, please like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram. If you are interested in our governance process and the 12-member GCS Board of Trustees, we also encourage you to sign up for our VIP E-Newsletter.