Click below for a video message from our Sara Collins faculty and staff!
As we prepare for the closeout of the year, which includes accounting for all GCS property and safely returning to you student items that have been left in our possession during this closure, it is necessary for every teacher to spend a day in their physical classrooms itemizing materials and grouping and labeling student possessions. To protect the safety of our employees, a multi-day staggered schedule is being developed to ensure social distancing while teachers are in the building. As a result, beginning in May your child’s teacher will not be available one regular school day. As a result, any questions you ask may not be answered until the next day. Your child’s teacher(s) will notify you of the date they will not be available. We apologize for the added inconvenience of this during eLearning, but we believe the safe and efficient exchange of items is important enough to necessitate teacher participation.
Greenville County Schools has created an eLearning webpage for parents, teachers, and students to access critical information during the closure. There is also a Parents' Guide to Google Classroom Video and Parents' Guide to Google Classroom Slideshow.
Students in 3rd-5th grades are encouraged to change their Chromebook/Google password if they still have it as the default six-digit birthdate. Please see these directions on how to change it. Students, write it down, put it in a safe location, and keep it a secret.
Directions for downloading materials onto Chromebooks:
Your child’s teacher has office hours during this time of closure. These office hours will take place during normal school hours and days, with the exception of Friday, March 20th (a previously scheduled teacher work day) and Monday, March 23rd (a previously scheduled “unused” Make Up Day). Please see teachers’ websites for their contact information.
Free meals and wifi Information:
Greenville County Schools has developed an interactive map showing where WiFi and meals are available through the GCS FANS feeding program. Red pins indicate meals and WiFi, blue pins are for WiFi access only.
Counseling services during closure:
Our school counselors, Mrs. Payne and Mrs. Orozco, are still available to assist students if needed. Click on this Counselor Request Form and they will be in contact with you soon.
The Amazing Shake Top Ten Finalists were featured on WSPA Channel 7!
Looking for summer camps? Greenville High is offering morning sports camps, including soccer, lacrosse, cheer, baseball, football, volleyball, and basketball. They are also offering a morning Ceramics Camp. Check out the details!
Greenville County Schools encourages parents to register for kindergarten and first grade for the 2020-2021 school year beginning December 3-6, 2019. We are preparing for your child to enter school in August 2020 and are so excited to have your child with us. By completing registration early, you will save time! It is important to register your child before school starts in August so we can ensure enough teachers and spaces are available at each school for incoming kindergarten and first grade students. Children who will be five years old on or before September 1, 2020 must enroll in kindergarten. A child who will be six years old on or before September 1, 2020 must enroll in first grade. Students who are currently enrolled in a GCS 4K or 5K program do not need to register.
Please bring the following items to register:
Photo ID from any state or country, State-issued Birth Certificate, Properly Completed Immunization Certificate or Religious Exemption Certificate,
Two Forms of Proof of Residence (two documents required such as a current utility bill and copy of lease agreement)
For your child’s school assignment and other information, visit the Kindergarten/First Grade Registration website or call INFOLine at 355-3100.
Below is the link to our School Report Card, released October 1, 2019 by the State Department of Education. Based on a number of factors, each school in the state has been rated as excellent, good, average, below average, or unsatisfactory. These report cards factor in multiple data points, test scores and surveys. The report attempts to measure a school’s academic achievement, student progress, college and career readiness and school climate. The reports will also include data on English Learners’ Progress, Student Safety, and Financial information. High School reports will factor in graduation rates. If you have any questions or concerns related to our school’s ratings, feel free to contact our principal via email or phone.
We are proud to be named for Mrs. Sara Collins, an exemplary volunteer and PTA mom! Enjoy this interview with her son, Mr. Eddie Collins.
The School District of Greenville County is offering parents the opportunity to sign up for text alerts through School Messenger. Parents may provide a text-enabled phone number as the primary contact phone in PowerSchool. Please note that this text system is only to be used in emergency situations (including school closings) and not as a platform for regular school messages.
If you would like to have access to this program, please contact your child’s ESOL teacher. The ESOL teacher will be able to provide you with a code to access the program and share general log-in instructions. Click for more information.