Be The Light (Help Spread the Word)
On Wednesday, May 20,we planned to celebrate the Class of 2020 with a #bethelight campaign. Due to inclement weather this event has been postponed to Wednesday, May 27th. High Schools are scheduling drive-through events at their schools and all high school football stadium lights will burn for a period of time that evening. Fluor Field will also participate and will livestream their Jumbotron slideshow honoring all the valedictorians and salutatorians from GCS and surrounding districts. Additionally, we are asking the community to participate in a variety of ways.
Suggestions for Community Involvement
Turn on porch light from 6- 10 p.m. on Wednesday, May 27, so seniors can see them while on their way to/from their drive-through celebrations
Put signs/balloons/streamers in front yard supporting the Class of 2020
Decorate mailbox with high school’s colors and logos
Wear favorite high school colors
Send in pics of families under the lamplight or with yard signs/decorations to BetheLight@greenville.k12.sc.us
Refund checks for field trips will be issued Monday, June 1 through Thursday, June 4. More details to follow.
Great News! We will be selling yearbooks for $15. This is a pre-order sale, so you will need to CLICK ON THE LINK, to place your order. This link will close on May 28th. Yearbooks will go home in student bags the week of June 1 - 4. You will not be able to access the link through the Greenville County Server - it is easy to use the link on a cell phone or personal device :-)
Teachers will have end of year awards between May 28 and June 4. Teachers will post a link to their Google Meet for the ceremony in their Google Classroom. Teachers will also let you know the day and time of the live presentation, and ceremonies will be recorded and shared so parents can share it with family members if they wish. Please contact your classroom teacher if you have any questions.
All student chromebooks must be turned into the school June 1-4. Also during this time, students may pick-up an personal belongings that were left at school. Teachers will collect those items, bag and label them for easy pick-up.
Second through 5th Grade report cards will be accessible through Parent/Student Backpack. There will be no paper copies. If you do not have a Backpack account, please go to the Greenville County School District Homepage GCSD click here, click on the Parents and Students tab, then click on the Parent Backpack button on the left hand side. There, you can create an account.
Kindergarten and 1st grade students will receive their report cards electronically through their teachers.
There is also an information sheet for Google Meets - this is for parents and students.
Student Chromebooks that require repair can be swapped out for another device at one of our four Career Centers during the hours 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday - Thursday. We will be stocking each Career Center with 500 spare devices. This will be a drive-through repair center where parents and students do not need to get out of their cars. If the parent cannot get to a Career Center, they should contact the District Help Desk at 355-4357.
Donaldson Career Center
100 Vocational Drive
Greenville, SC 29605
Enoree Career Center
108 Scalybark Road
Greenville, SC 29617
Golden Strip Career Center
1120 East Butler Road
Greenville, SC 29607
Harley Bonds Career Center
505 North Main Street
Greer, SC 29650
(Use Main street entrance)
The Greenville County School District has created an eLearning webpage for parents, teachers and students to access critical information during the closure. This is a great resource for all. Parent eLearning Info. Page
School Year to Begin on Monday, August 17
Greenville County Schools has released the 2020-21 student calendar. Students will start the new school year on Monday, August 17, 2020. Their final day of class will be Friday, June 4, 2021. In accordance with state law, the calendar includes 180 scheduled instructional days plus three makeup days. Ten professional development/teacher workdays are included in keeping with state requirements. Under existing state law, students may not start school prior to the third Monday in August.
The last day of school before Winter Break will be Friday, December 18 and the first day back will be Monday, January 4. Spring Break is slated for April 5-9, 2021. The day before Winter Break (December 18) and the last two days of school (June 3-4) will be half-days for students.
Other student holidays include Labor Day (Sept. 7), Fall Break (November 2-3), Thanksgiving Break (November 25-27), Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (January 18), Presidents’ Day (February 15), Memorial Day (May 31), and three professional development/teacher workdays (October 19, January 15, and March 19).
The state-required school makeup days, used in case of inclement weather or other unexpected closures, are Thursday, March 18 (Makeup Day #1), Friday, April 23 (Makeup Day #2) and Friday, April 2 (Makeup Day #3). These days, sometimes called “snow days,” will remain as student and teacher holidays unless the District must close unexpectedly. Makeup days are scheduled in the spring after the most likely chance of winter weather has passed. They are distributed in 2020-21 to provide maximum time off (i.e. attached to a break or weekend), should they not be needed.
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.
Employee Calendar 2020-21 - https://indd.adobe.com/view/22cb02aa-9125-4403-bbca-15038b777554
Student Calendar 2020-21 - https://indd.adobe.com/view/b210748f-123a-4e89-9c2a-eee4d11b762f
4K Student Calendar 2020-21 - https://indd.adobe.com/view/e9856c26-2f49-44ae-b975-ed98dbf5451f
The district has posted a news bulletin regarding GCS response to the Coronavirus. Here is the news release which contains a link to a PDF version. https://www.greenville.k12.sc.us/News/main.asp?titleid=2003covid19
A backpack for parents account provides parents, guardians, or contacts with a central place to sign in to do the following: