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A Message From Dr. Griffin, September 23

Beginning next week (September 28 – October 1) all GCS traditional (not Virtual Program) first grade students will begin a stepped phase-in to return to five day a week in-person instruction.  First grade students will attend next Monday OR Tuesday based on their assigned color group, then all first graders will attend school on Wednesday and Thursday. Friday will be an eLearning day.  The week of October 5, all first graders will attend Monday through Thursday, and Friday will an eLearning day.  Finally, the week of October 12 and until further notice, all first graders in the GCS in-person program will attend school full time, Monday through Friday.  First graders were not required to wear a mask during the hybrid Attendance Plans 1 and 2, but with all students attending together, students who are able to do so should wear a mask during transition times and whenever social distancing is not possible.  Student desks will be arranged in a socially distanced manner.  Please continue to train and teach the wearing of masks with these students.

Attendance for the phase-in return will be as follows:

September 28-October 1:

October 5 -8:

October 12-16:

These students were selected because they generally have smaller class size numbers that allow for social distancing and as a result, we’ve been able to adjust our classrooms and spacing.  Additionally, the coursework is particularly difficult to effectively teach in a virtual setting.

None of these changes impact Virtual Program students at all.  Any changes to the attendance plans are only for students in our traditional (brick and mortar) programs.

 


JOB FAIR - September 29

The Human Resource Operations Department will host a Job Fair on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at Wade Hampton High School, 100 Pine Knoll Drive, Greenville, SC from 5-7 pm.  This job fair will  focus on hiring bus drivers, bus aides, custodians and food service operators for the 2020-21 school year.  Hiring managers will be on hand to speak with and answer questions from interested applicants. Contact: Vickie Sims – Classified Recruiter, 355-7794


A Message From Dr. Griffin, September 21

The transition from Attendance Plan 1 to Attendance Plan 2 has gone very smoothly.  We believe there is much to celebrate surrounding the opening of school in this very unusual year.

 * Celebrations:

* As a district, we are moving forward with the expectation that our students will participate in required state achievement testing next Spring (SC Ready & SC PASS; CogAT & Iowa). Therefore, we are writing student achievement goals in both ELA and Math based upon our most recent SC Ready scores, from spring 2019.

* Fall parent/teacher conferences will either be telephone or virtual conferences this year. 

* IF your child or anyone in your home has tested positive for COVID or been exposed to someone who is COVID positive, please contact the principal immediately.  There is a structured reporting and tracking process that must be completed in order for the district to track COVID data, and to make more informed decisions for attendance plans moving forward.  Please contact the principal immediately if your child or anyone in your home has tested positive for COVID or been exposed to someone who is COVID positive.   


Mental Health & Social-Emotional Learning Support

PTA Cares about you and your child’s Mental Health!

Blythe PTA has received a grant from the National PTA funded by TikTok in the amount of $5000 to support our PTA and mental health and social-emotional learning. 

What is social-emotional learning? The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) defines it as "the process through which children and adults understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.”

We will be sharing on e-blasts and social media the tools, books, and curriculum to support you, your child, and your teacher’s mental health purchased with these funds.

And Save the Date! On Wednesday, September 30th at 7pm - tune into Blythe PTA’s FB Live for the first of a series with Dr. JaQuinda Jackson, psychologist and family/child counselor, to discuss how you can better navigate these challenging times with your children.


A Message from Dr. Griffin, September 10

Parents, please remember that school begins at 7:45 am and ends at 2:15 pm.  This is a change from last year.  Please adjust your schedules accordingly.

A few car-line reminders:

Please also remember that Blythe Drive becomes a one-way street during our dismissal time each afternoon.  If you pick your child up in the front car line, you must turn right as you leave the Blythe driveway.   Please note the one-way sign posted on Blythe Drive. 

Thank you for helping to make this a great start to the new school year!


Boosterthon Dance Fit

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It's that time of year again!!! Check out the Boosterthon Dance Fit below! 

Boosterthon Dance Fit Video


A Message from Dr. Griffin, September 9

Playgrounds and use of playground equipment opened for Greenville County Schools as of September 8.   As you know, the Blythe playground is jointly owned by GCS and the City of Greenville.  The City is replacing our main playground structure this fall.   Delivery began on Tuesday.  Removal of the old playground structure will begin later this week and installation will begin early next week.    As soon as the installation is complete, we will revise our recess schedule to give all classes access to the playground and new play structure.  We are very excited to be able to offer this new opportunity to our students this fall!!!

Parents, please remember to contact me immediately if your child or anyone in your family has tested positive for or has been exposed to COVID 19.  This information is needed to ensure the safety of our students and staff members.

We have had a great beginning to the school year and our first day on Attendance Plan 2 went very well.  Thanks for your continued attention to our safety and procedural protocols. 


A Message from Dr. Griffin, September 4

SC State Recommended Hearing and Vision screenings will begin on September 8th, 2020 and continue throughout the school year. 

Recommended grades for vision screening are as follows: 4K, 5K and Grades 1, 3, 5, & 7. 

Recommended grades for Hearing Screening are as follows:  3K, 4K, 5K and Grades 1, 2, & 3. 

All COVID-19 safety precautions will be followed during screening, including disinfecting ear phones after each hearing screening.   

Priority will be given to K3 through 1st grade, On Track screening and parent or teacher request (On track screening and parent/teacher requests require a written parent request). 

If you do not want your student to participate in state recommended hearing and vision screening, you should submit a signed letter opting out of the screening program.  These letters should be sent to your child’s teacher as soon as possible.

Should a student fail a vision or hearing screening, they will be retested.  If the student does not pass a screening after subsequent attempts, the parent will be contacted. 

 


A Message from Dr. Griffin,September 2

There is no school on Monday, September 7, 2020 due to the Labor Day Holiday. 

We will move to the 2 day attendance model on Tuesday, September 8.  Monday and Wednesday students (blue & green) will attend on Wednesday that week.  Tuesday and Thursday students (red & purple) will attend on Tuesday and Thursday of that week.  Friday will be an eLearning day for all. 

Beginning with the week of September 14, blue and green groups will attend school on Monday and Wednesday, and red and purple groups will attend on Tuesday and Thursday.  Friday will be eLearning for all groups.  This will continue as long as we observe Attendance Plan 2. 

Please be reminded that school hours this year are 7:45-2:15.  Please be here no later than 2:15 to pick your child up each afternoon that he/she attends school. 

Please mark the following important dates on your calendars:


Parents: Notice Before Withdrawing

Notice before withdrawing to attend non-public school: 
Before withdrawing a student to attend a private/homeschool co-op it is HIGHLY recommended to check the accreditation on the possible enrolling institute. If your student returns to Greenville County schools from non-accredited (e.g., non-AdvancED) institution (home-school, private school, international school, out-of-state school, etc.), he/she must demonstrate proficiency in the credit bearing courses they are transferring in for HS credit. If a school is unsure whether the institution is accredited, they can use the accreditation agency list and Lookup to determine whether they are accredited.


A Message from Dr. Griffin, August 28

It was a great first week of school!  Our students came in happy and confident each day.  They worked on reviewing and mastering technology skills related to use of their Chromebooks and Google Classroom.  They met their attendance group friends, reviewed and learned school procedures and safety protocols, and (due to the smaller numbers each day) were able to begin making meaningful relationships with their teachers.  We are excited to welcome them back next week!

We will move to the 2 day attendance model on Tuesday, September 8.  Monday and Wednesday students (blue & green) will attend on Wednesday that week.  Tuesday and Thursday students (red & purple) will attend on Tuesday and Thursday of that week.  Friday will be an eLearning day for all.

The graphic below illustrates DHEC Regulations with regard to returning to school after exhibiting COVID 19 symptoms, being exposed to someone who has tested positive or negative for COVID 19, or testing positive for COVID 19.  Please note that the first step in each case is to notify the school.  Please call the school at 355-4401 and ask to speak to the principal to make a COVID report.  This information is critical to help the district track COVID cases and exposures, and to make more informed decisions regarding school attendance models that ensure the safety of our students and staff as we move forward. 

A graphic explaining the steps to returning back to school after exhibiting COVID 19 symptoms


A Message from Dr. Griffin, August 24

Please remember to contact the school immediately if your child or anyone in your family is diagnosed with or exposed to COVID 19.  Please do not send your child to school if anyone in your family is COVID positive or if your child has been exposed until you have spoken with the principal.  This is critical to ensure the safety of students and staff.

Academic Expectations – Attendance Plans 1 & 2


*IMPORTANT AND HELPFUL LINKS*

Below are important and helpful links for the Blythe 2020-2021 school year:

New Parent Orientation PowerPoint (in PDF form)

The ABC's of Blythe for Parents

Virtual Building Tour - Check out this video to take a virtual tour of Blythe! 

Blythe French Immersion Blog - Link can also be found in Parent section of this website.

Blythe Spanish Immersion Blog - Link can also be found in Parent section of this website.

Here are links that have been posted previously but are now compiled together for easier access.

New Parent Orientation Google Meet - Will be held today, August 3, 5:00PM-6:00PM. ***THIS IS FOR NEW PARENTS ONLY***

LEAP Registration Form (Please complete by August 10. Complete the form if you intend for your child to attend and if you do not intend for your child to attend.

Backpack for Parents 

Blythe Student Handbook

Chromebook Student Handbook

Immersion Program Pathways for 2020-2021 Parent Letter

Return to School Summary

Return to School Plan (entire document)

2020-2021 Virtual Supply Lists