Announcements

Swamp Rabbits Celebrates Report Card Day – Sunday, January 30th @ 3:00 pm

The Greenville Swamp Rabbits would like to congratulate students for their hard work this school year! Students in grades 2-12 can bring their report card with one or more “A" in any subject to the Bon Secours Wellness Arena Box Office between now and game day to receive a FREE ticket to the 3 PM game on Sunday, January 30! Kindergarten and first grade students who receive a “P” or higher on their report card will receive a free ticket. Students may also show their Report Card on a phone or digital device to receive the complimentary ticket. The theme for this game is “Pirate and Princess Day.” Students are encouraged to dress up as their favorite pirate or princess and there will be famous pirates and princesses roaming the concourse during pregame. For questions, please contact Scott Hull at 864-250-4953.
 
 
 

 


Sexual Health & Responsibility Education

A goal of Greenville County Schools is to provide parents/guardians with information to help make decisions regarding the sexual health & responsibility education of your child.  These classes will be held during Semester 2: February 24th - March 8th.  Complete details of the district's age appropriate, abstinenence-based sexual health & responsibility education curriculum can be found in the front office.  If you do not want your child to participate in the sexual health & responsibility education class or a specific portion of the class, you must bring the signed exemption form to the school in person.  By School Board Policy and SC Comprehensive Health Education Law, students who exempt sexual health & responsibility education will be required to complete other health-related self-study lessons.


Updated DHEC Requirements for Quarantines - Updated 1/10/2022

DHEC has issued new requirements that impact whether or not individuals must quarantine after an exposure to someone who tested positive for COVID-19. Greenville County Schools is required by law to follow all DHEC requirements and has incorporated these new requirements in our COVID-19 processes and protocols.

To avoid quarantine after being exposed to someone who is positive for COVID-19: 

Individuals 5-17 years old must be fully vaccinated*, but are not required to have a booster, even if more than five months have passed since their second vaccine dose
Individuals 18 years and older must be maximally vaccinated**, meaning they have completed the initial series and have had a booster shot IF ELIGIBLE***
-OR-
Individuals must have documentation of a positive test for COVID-19 within the last 90 days
Individuals who are not in one of the three categories above must quarantine after a close contact exposure in accordance with DHEC requirements.

These updates do not change DHEC requirements regarding isolation for anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19. 


Key Definitions:

*Fully Vaccinated continues to mean two weeks since completion of a primary vaccination series (two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or a single dose of Johnson & Johnson vaccine).

**Maximally Vaccinated is a person who has completed their primary vaccine series (two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or a single dose of Johnson & Johnson vaccine) more than 14 days ago, AND has had a booster shot if eligible*.

***Booster Eligibility:

Individuals ages 12 and up are eligible for a booster if:
5 months have elapsed since receiving the second dose of Pfizer (reduced from 6 months to 5 months as of 1/8/22)
6 months have elapsed since receiving the second dose of Moderna
2 months have elapsed after receiving the single dose of Johnson & Johnson

Individuals ages 5-11:
Are not eligible for a booster at this time 
To review all of the recent updates per DHEC requirements and Greenville County Schools’ processes, please visit the COVID-19 Information page.


2022-2023 Curriculum Night

The 2022 - 2023 Early College Program curriculum Night is for rising 9th to 12th graders. Curriculum Night is currently scheduled to take place at the University Center, however this may change depending upon the infection rate during this time. Communication will be sent out closer to the time of the event. Since virtual is an option, please note that we may provide a Zoom link to registered guests. Greenville County School devices for students are unable to access Zoom.

Utilice este formulario para registrarse en la Noche de currículo del Programa de Universidad Temprana 2022 - 2023. Esta reunión es para los estudiantes que ingresan a los grados 9 a 12. Actualmente, la Noche de Currículo está programada para llevarse a cabo en el Centro Universitario, sin embargo, esto puede cambiar dependiendo de la tasa de infección durante este tiempo. La comunicación se enviará más cerca de la hora del evento. Dado que lo virtual es una opción, tenga en cuenta que podemos proporcionar un enlace de Zoom a los invitados registrados. Los dispositivos escolares del condado de Greenville para estudiantes no pueden acceder a Zoom.

Registration Form
 

 

 


GCS Releases 2022-23 Calendar

Greenville County Schools has released the 2022-23 student calendar. Students will start the new school year on Monday, August 15, 2022. The last day of school will be Friday, June 2, 2023. In accordance with state law, the calendar includes 180 scheduled instructional days and ten professional development/teacher workdays. Under existing state law, students may not start school prior to the third Monday in August.

Because Greenville County Schools is an approved eLearning district, GCS will automatically operate on Attendance Plan 0 (eLearning) if school buildings are closed on a regular attendance day.

The last day of school before Winter Break will be Friday, December 16 and the first day back will be Tuesday, January 3. Spring Break is slated for March 20-24, 2023. The day before Winter Break (December 16) and the last two days of school (June 1-2) will be half-days for students.

Other holidays include Labor Day (September 5), Election Day (November 8), Thanksgiving Break (November 23-25), Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (January 16), Presidents’ Day (February 20), Memorial Day (May 29). In addition, students are out of school on April 7 and 10 and four professional development/teacher workdays: (October 17, November 7, January 13, and March 17).

High school graduations are scheduled for May 30 through June 2, 2023.

The Superintendent determines the school calendar after receiving recommendations from the Calendar Committee, which receives input from parent groups and school faculties. The recommendations are also based on State requirements and factors such as required testing dates set by the State Department of Education. The Calendar Committee is comprised of parents, teachers, principals, and staff.

2022-2023 Calendar


Coaches 4 Character Accepting ACE Awards Nominations

The ACE Awards (Advocates for Character and Education) was created by Greg Blatt, Founder and Executive Director of Coaches 4 Character. It is an annual award given to 74 male and female students from each of the 37 Greenville County middle and high schools. This award is designed to honor true “unsung heroes” who all too often are not recognized for their accomplishments. The selection process, established by Greenville County school counselors, focuses on identifying and selecting students who often go unnoticed for one reason or another, but have accomplished great things in their community, church or school.

If you would like to nominate a Greenville County 8th or 12th grader, please submit a nomination at the Coaches 4 Character website. All nominations must be submitted by January 31, 2022. An ACE Awards Advisory Committee at each school will choose finalists from among those nominated. One male and one female will be chosen from each middle and high school in Greenville County. All ACE award recipients will be recognized at an ACE Awards ceremony in the spring.