Destination Return to School Parent Resource Page
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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.
Attendance Plan 2 in Effect
Based on continued improvement to the Greenville County Spread Data metrics as reported by DHEC, and absent a dramatic and negative swing in spread data over the next week, Greenville County Schools will move to Attendance Plan 2 the week of September 7. Under this plan, students attend in-person school two days a week and are on eLearning the other three. Approximately 50% of students are in the building each day.
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. 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.
Parents who need to change their child’s color group due to childcare issues or transportation should complete the form below. Revising student groups is a very complex process, so please use this option only if necessary. Changes are based on space availability on buses and classroom capacity in the school, taking social distancing into consideration. Please allow a few days for changes to be processed.
For Answers to Your Questions
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Return to School Parent Resource Guide
Return to School Resources
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- COVID 19 Camm Wess
- COVID 19 Darius Rucker
- COVID 19 Dawn Staley
- Face Mask PSA
- Anuncio de servicio público de mascarilla facial
- Fight the Spread
- Lucha contra la propagación
- Am I at risk for COVID?
- ¿Estoy en riesgo de contraer COVID?
- Facebook Live: Health and Transportation Questions
- Facebook Live: Academics and Special Education
- Facebook Life: Facilities
- Preguntas y Respuestas: Destino Volver A La Escuela 2020
- Google Classroom for Parents
- Guía para padres sobre Google Classroom
- A Student's Guide to Google Classroom Video
- Una guía para estudiantes sobre los videos de Google Classroom
- A Student's Guide to Google Classroom PDF
- Una guía para estudiantes de Google Classroom PDF
- Return to School Roadmap
Hoja de ruta de regreso a la escuela
- Return to School Summary Flyer
Folleto de resumen de regreso a la escuela
- Comparing Virtual and In-Person with eLearning
Comparación virtual y presencial con eLearning
- Social and Emotional Learning
- CARES Act Provides Free Internet for Eligible Families
- Extended Day Program Information
- Extended Day Program Sites
- School-Age Child Care Directory on KiddingAroundGreenville.com - Greenville County Schools is not endorsing the individual providers listed within this Directory, but rather providing this information as a resource and support to parents, families and employees.
5-Year-Old Kindergarten Waiver
Children who will be five years old on or before September 1 of the current year must enroll in public or private kindergarten unless the parent or legal guardian signs a waiver and turn it in at their home-based (assigned by residence) school.
If a parent chooses to keep their child out of five-year-old kindergarten, the child will begin first grade the following year.
In response to the needs of our community, GCS has added a new full-time virtual option for students in grades 5K-12. You must be enrolled in your assigned school if you plan to register in the GCS Virtual Program. Unlike eLearning, which was implemented under emergency conditions during last spring's school shutdown, students in the Virtual Program will have a normal daily instructional schedule, earn grades, and receive timely teacher feedback in response to class or homework. Teachers experienced in online platforms and virtual instruction will help and support student engagement using live and recorded lessons and tutorials. Because staffing the virtual program requires the removal of teachers from traditional classrooms, we are asking parents to commit to a full year of virtual instruction. However, if a family requests a transfer back to brick and mortar instruction before or at the semester break (January), we will work for a mid-year transition, so long as appropriate space is available.
Parents are strongly encouraged to create a Backpack account for their children. Greenville County Schools uses Backpack to provide parents with the most recent news and information about our schools. The Backpack for Parents account also provides parents, guardians, or contacts with a central place to sign in to:
- View their student's information including demographics, attendance, classes, grades, lunch balances, and test scores
- Apply or register their student to Special Focus schools and programs (Fine Arts Center, Career Centers, etc.)
- Receive alerts and notifications regarding their students
- View their student's school and contact information
- Manage parent and contact information for their students
7:45 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Greenville County Schools has made a 15-minute shift in the elementary school start time beginning in August to ensure on-time drop off for high school students. By shifting elementary bus rider drop off to 7 a.m. and start the school day at 7:45 a.m. instead of 8 a.m., we are able to add 15 minutes to the window of time buses have to complete secondary routes, without extending the workday for elementary teachers.
New Process for Transportation Request Forms
As we begin the new school year, we are transitioning back to paper Transportation Request Forms that should be turned in at your assigned school. Please download this form and either print it or complete it electronically, save it, and email it to your assigned school. Paper forms are also available at each school.
Nuevo proceso para formularios de solicitud de transporte
Al comenzar el nuevo año escolar, estamos volviendo a los Formularios de solicitud de transporte en papel que deben entregarse en la escuela asignada. Si necesita solicitar transporte, descargue este formulario e imprímalo o complételo electrónicamente, guárdelo y envíelo por correo electrónico a la escuela asignada. Los formularios de solicitud de transporte en papel también están disponibles en cada escuela.
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- Community Spread – Greenville County - August 3, 2020
- Community Spread – Greenville County - July 27, 2020
- Community Spread – Greenville County – July 20, 2020
- DHEC - Staying Home from School or Childcare When Your Child is Sick
- DHEC - Excluir a su hijo de la escuela o el centro de cuidado infantil cuando está enfermo
- DHEC - SC Testing Data & Projections (COVID-19)
- DHEC Community Spread Indicators
- Indicadores de difusión comunitaria de DHEC
- DHEC Guidance for Schools
- How to Protect Yourself from COVID-19
- Helping children cope with changes around COVID-19
- When should your child stay home?
- Going Back to School after COVID-19 Social Story
- Mask Up GCS - Video ( Los subtítulos en español se proporcionan haciendo clic en el botón CC en la parte inferior del video.)
- Mask Guidelines for School
- Reglamentos de máscara para la escuela
- Mask Wearing Toolkit
- Use of cloth face coverings (CDC)
- Handwashing Procedures
Each school year. Greenville County Schools are required to notify parents and eligible students (18 years and older) of the rights under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Pupils Protection of Rights Act (PPRA). Please view the following links to learn your rights.