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7th Grade Tdap requirement

Tdap Vaccination Required to Enter 7th Grade

Students in the 7th grade will not be given their schedule and allowed at school if they do not have their Tdap. 

State law requires that all students have a Tdap vaccination to begin school their seventh grade year.  Students who have not been vaccinated cannot attend school and will not receive a schedule. Parents should contact their health care provider or the county Health Department (864-282-4100) to make arrangements as soon as convenient and provide a copy of the South Carolina Certificate of Immunization to the school. Copies can be mailed, faxed, or dropped off in person. Remember, this vaccination is required for all seventh grade students in order to begin school for the 2021-2022 school year.

Extended Day Program 2021-22 Enrollment Information K5-5th grade

Existing Students already enrolled in Extended Day may register for the upcoming school year during these dates – 4/26/2021-5/7/2021

New Students to Extended Day may register for the upcoming school year during these dates – 5/10/2021-5/14/2021

All new students to EDP that register on 5/10/2021 will be accepted.  Please note that registrations received between 5/11/2021-5/14/2021 may result in students being placed on a “waiting list” if all slots are filled for the grade level on 5/10/2021.

A Google Registration Form must be completed (online) and the $40.00/per family non-refundable registration fee must be paid before your child will be enrolled in the Extended Day Program.  Payments for the registration fee may be placed in a black drop box located in the front office or paid online through “My School Bucks”.  If you pay by check, it is very important that you write your child’s name in the “For” section on your check.

If you have any questions, please contact Gwynna Buckner at 864-452-0202 or email: gvbuckner@greenville.k12.sc.us

Registration Form                                                         Handbook

SCREADY, SCPASS Testing Dates Scheduled

Official District Testing Website

Virtual students will attend in-person school for State testing; brick-and-mortar students will eLearn on identified days

NOTE: All testing will be conducted at the schools’ physical locations. Remote testing is not available. Students will be required to follow all established safety measures, including mask-wearing and social distancing.

VIRTUAL Students Testing in the building while brick and mortar students are elearning

  • April 29     Virtual ELA Session 1 grades 3-8       
  • April 30     Virtual ELA Session 2 grades 3-8
  • May 4        ELA Session 1 grades 3-5
  • May 5        ELA Session 2 grades 3-5
  • May 6        Virtual Science grades 4&6
  • May 7        Virtual Math grades 3-8
  • May 13      Math grades 3-4
    • Virtual ELA1 makeup
  • May 14      Science 4th grade
    • Virtual ELA2 makeup
  • May 18      ELA Session 1 grades 6-8
  • May 19      ELA Session 2 grades 6-8
  • Math 20    Math grades 5-8
    • Virtual Math Makeup
  • May 21      Virtual Science Makeup
  • May 25      Science 6 grade
  • May 26      Algebra I EOC
  • May 27      Algebra I Makeup

The South Carolina College- and Career-Ready Assessment (SCREADY) program is a statewide assessment in English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics for students in grades 3-8. The South Carolina Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (SCPASS) is a statewide assessment in science that must be administered to students in grades 4 and 6.

All students are required to participate in SC READY and SCPASS at the applicable grades with exception of students who qualify to participate in Alternate Assessments.  

Virtual Program students in grades 3-8 will attend school IN PERSON to take the SCREADY test for English Language Arts on Thursday, April 29 and Friday, April 30, and SCREADY math test on Friday, May 7.

While Virtual Program students are in school facilities for SC READY testing, third through eighth grade students currently attending brick-and-mortar school will participate in eLearning on April 29, April 30, and May 7.  It is important that parents prepare now for childcare on these eLearning days. 

Virtual Program students in grades 4 and 6 will attend IN PERSON on Thursday, May 6 to take the SCPASS science test. Additionally, identified middle school students participating in the End-of-Course Examination Program (EOCEP) Algebra 1 course will attend IN PERSON on Wednesday, May 26 to take the exam. The Algebra 1 exam grade counts as 10% of the student’s final grade. Brick-and-mortar students in grades 3-8 will continue the in-person attendance plan (e.g., no eLearning) at school on May 6 and May 26.

GCS will offer bus transportation to 3rd-8th grade Virtual Program students on State testing days. Parents must complete the bus transportation survey in your Parent Backpack if students have no other transportation options available. If your child needs bus transportation, you must complete the bus survey in Parent Backpack by March 29, 2021. If you indicate bussing needs, the district transportation department will contact you with routing information prior to the first day of testing.

Once logging into Backpack, you will see the transportation survey on the Home Dashboard. The parent requesting transportation must have Backpack access and educational decision-making rights to request transportation.  Contact your child’s home school for help if needed.

The tests will be administered online (a limited number of elementary schools will administer ELA on paper). Additionally, some students may test on paper if their IEPs, 504 Accommodations Plans, or Individualized Language Acquisition Plans indicate this accommodation.

Additional information regarding testing for Virtual Program students will be provided by your child’s school the week of April 12, 2021. For students enrolled in the brick-and-mortar attendance plan, your school administrator will notify you of your student’s testing schedule. Testing may occur anytime between April 16 and June 4.

To learn more about the SC READY and SCPASS assessments, please visit the SC Department of Education’s website:

2021-2022 Principal of Rudolph Gordon School


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Attendance Information

Welcome to the Rudolph Gordon School Attendance Information Page. You can find answers to questions you may have regarding your child's attendance here. Please feel free to call our school office for any questions at 864-452-1203

A parent/guardian must fill out this form for ALL absences or it will remain unexcused. Submit This Form For Your Child's Absence.

Doctor's Excuse: Fill out the form AND email a Scanned Doctor's Excuse to asaunders@greenville.k12.sc.us

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