School-based Health Centers (SBHC)
School-based Health Centers make getting medical care as simple as walking down the hall!
What are the advantages of school-based health centers (SBHC)?
- Your child will be seen by a specially trained pediatric provider.
- You do not have to take time off work to visit your a doctor’s office.
- Your child will spend less time out of the classroom and away from school.
Your SBHC will be staffed on Wednesdays; however Telehealth will be available 5 days a week.
Please fill out the SBHC packet (Spanish version) and return to your child’s teacher, school nurse, or at the front office. These forms will allow your child to be seen in the SBHC anytime throughout the school year.
Tdap Immunization Required for Rising Seventh Graders
Parents of rising seventh grade students have been notified that their child must have the Tdap vaccination or they must submit an objector’s statement to their child’s school for their child to attend school prior to the first day of school, Tuesday, August 20. Students not meeting the Tdap vaccination requirement will not be allowed to attend school on the first day.
Students new to Greenville County from other South Carolina counties or other states are granted a 30-day exemption from the date of the student’s enrollment.
The Tdap vaccine protects against diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (whooping cough). State Law began the requirement for the Tdap vaccination in the 2019-2020 school year. The Tdap vaccination is given by health providers, many pharmacies, and the Greenville County Health Department. For additional information, please contact the Health Department at 864-282-4100.
2019/2020 Dress Code
We will be moving to a professional dress standard for all students. A professional dress standard is slightly different than a uniform. Our goal is not to have all the students dress alike – it is to set the stage for developing a college state of mind and to establish a standard of quality that sets our students apart from other students within the community, the state and the nation.
Our professional dress standard includes the following items:
- Jeans or khaki pants, skirts, or shorts that are free of holes and torn pieces. Skirts and shorts should come past the fingertips when hands are by their side.
- Collared shirts (specific colors are not required).
- Belts should be worn with any attire that has belt loops. Pants, shorts, and skirts should be at or above the student’s waist.
- Any attire that is under the top layer of clothing is considered underwear and should not be visible to the eye
- Dresses should have collars, or “capped” sleeves. Any other type of dress must be accompanied with a sweater, jacket, or blazer
- Shoes should be appropriate for a variety of college and career opportunities and should not resemble house shoes, athletic slides, or prohibit them for engaging in experiences where closed-toed shoes are required.
- Students that have met the expectations for Attendance (not missing more than three days in the quarter); Behavior (students may not have ISS or OSS) and Course performance (must be passing all of their classes) will be allowed to wear GEC Swag on Fridays.
- Athletic apparel like yoga pants, sweats, basketball shorts are examples of appropriate dress for physical fitness; however, are not appropriate for our learning environment
- Students should take time to ensure all hair grooming occurs prior to arrival. Hoods, hats, scarves and hair rags (non-religious head coverings) are not essential to the professional learning expectations of our environment.
A professional dress standard will…
- Help to maintain the standard for high expectations for personal presentation in our professional environment (similar to the way that nurses and doctors dress) based on the requirements of the job they perform daily.
- Influence the way that the community views students and potential opportunities they are willing to provide to students
- Encourages students to express creativity in a variety of ways.
2019/2020 School Calendar
Greenville County Schools has released the 2019-2020 academic calendar. The first day of school for students is Tuesday, August 20, 2019, which is the first day South Carolina schools are allowed to begin the 2019-2020 year per state law. The last day of school is Thursday, June 4, 2020.
Have You Moved?
As we are fast approaching the 2019-2020 school year, it is vital that we have your accurate address information on file. If you have moved, please call the front office at 864-355-7560 or email email@example.com.
Proof of Residency requires at least two documents from the following list:
- Current electric and/or gas bill displaying service address and a billing date within past 30 days (you can bring 2 utility bills)
- Closing statement or current mortgage statement for primary residence showing property address (not mailing address)
- Current signed lease agreement with name and phone of landlord
- Most recent state or federal income tax return
- Current paid tax receipt on real estate owned by parent/legal guardian
- Property tax form requesting homestead exemption
- Current statement from DSS or other governmental agency which proves residency of the parent/legal guardian
- Current paycheck stub with address of residence