Free Internet for Eligible Families
CARES Act Provides Free Internet for Eligible Families - Application Deadline is August 3 - Under Act 142, the State Legislature has appropriated a portion of the federal CARES Act funding to be used to supply at least 100,000 student households across South Carolina with free internet through December 2020. The service on the devices is only guaranteed to be paid through December 31, 2020. Applications must be submitted by August 3.
Requirements and Application Information
Have Questions about Covid-19?
Here is more information regarding Covid-19:
Color Coding System
Want to know what days your child will attend school. Here is a video on the color coding system:
If you need to make a request to change your child's assigned day (ex: siblings with different last names, carpools, etc), please fill out the Group Color Change Request Form
IMPORTANT: 20/21 Transportation
Parents!! Please make sure you fill out the 2020-2021 online transportation request form by July 15th. We are asking for a completed form for all students so we can efficiently plan for how students will arrive and depart our campuses daily. It is particularly important for students who have moved or changed schools to have a form completed. Car riders, walkers, bicyclists, and daycare bus riders are also required to complete this form. In order to ensure school bus transportation on the first day of school, forms are due by July 15th. Greenville Early College is listed as Early College in the drop down box. School bus requests submitted after July 15th will not be routed until after Labor Day in the order they were received.
Mask Up GCS
This video explains the mask/facecovering guidelines for GCS schools.
Return to School Parent Resource Page
Do you have questions regarding the 2020/2021 school year? Check out the Return to School Parent Resource Page for the most up to date information.
BackPack for Parents
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.
Student Return to School Road Map
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. 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, and as a result, we will not know our attendance plan for the start of school until much closer to August 17. 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.
Return to School Road Map
Hoja de Ruta de Regreso a la Escuela
eLearning vs Virtual School
2020/2021 School Calendar
Greenville County Schools has released the 2020-2021 academic calendar. The first day of school for students is Monday, August 17, 2020, which is the first day South Carolina schools are allowed to begin the 2020-2021 year per state law. The last day of school is Friday, June 4, 2021.