The link below provides a helpful list of precautions and practices that could help ensure your holiday is a safe one regarding COVID-19. We hope you can enjoy your
holidays safely and come back to a hopefully improved 2021!
Parents, please make sure all Face-to-Face and Virtual students in grades 5K-12 check Google Classroom each
Friday for the 'Future Focus Friday' career activity posted in their Homeroom Future Focus Google Classroom.
Assignments will be posted by noon each Friday and any items to be turned in will be due the following
Friday. These activities are designed to expose our students to the world of work and help them determine the path toward their intended career! For questions, contact:
Free breakfast and lunch for all students will be provided until December 31, 2020, per the USDA.
Free Breakfast and Lunch for Virtual Students
We will begin feeding our virtual students Monday through Thursday for the next few weeks. Lunch and breakfast may be picked up at the following sites and times
in the parking area at:
Latta Arms at 11:00
South Side Apartments at 11:30
Henry St. Park at 12:00
Sellers New Mount Zion Church at 12:00
School Operations Update
Return to Normal School Operations Transition Plan
This plan and dates to implement phases are subject to change due to health conditions and SC DHEC guidelines. Parents will be notified 5 days prior to any start of a new phase.
Phase One (Ongoing):
Hybrid model with students attending Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday with schools phasing in normal routines as possible
Virtual model continues for grades 4K-12
Phase Two (TBA):
Hybrid model continues on Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday schedule for grades 5-12
Hybrid model continues on Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday schedule for grades 4K-4 with limited virtual students returning to school and eventually phasing into 5 days per week
Virtual model continues for grades 4k-12
Phase Three (TBA):
Normal 5 days per week for grades 4K-4
Hybrid model continues on Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday schedule for grades 5-12 with limited virtual students returning to school and eventually phasing into 5 days per week
Virtual model continues for grades 4K-12
Phase Four (TBA):
All students attending Monday-Friday (5 days per week) with normal routines as possible
Virtual model limited to parent request
Instructional Models for 2020-21
Our schools are posting information about the 'models' of education they will provide so that parents can more clearly understand
what will be expected of students, whether in face-to-face or at-home virtual classes.
In addition to those protocols and procedures, please find below a list of additional safety measures we have provided for the
schools. And while we can not 100% guarantee that we can keep any student from getting sick, we have done everything possible to
make the school environment as safe as we can.
Daily and nightly cleaning will occur in all classes using products that deter COVID-19.
Installation of all HVAC units with fresh air controls and static cleaning of air intakes has been completed.
Social distancing at all times in the buildings and buses will be enforced.
Provision of student masks, disinfectant wipes, student face shields, teacher face shields, sanitizer dispensers, student gloves,
digital no-touch thermometers, social distance signage, "mask when you move" rules and student desk shields or face shields in all classes
as well as similar measures on our buses has been delivered.
Please contact your school if you have any concerns or suggestions.
S.C. DHEC Guidance for School Reponse to COVID-19
Interim COVID-19 guidance for schools: Management of suspect and confirmed COVID-19 cases.
This guidance is intended for schools to plan their response to known or possible cases of COVID-19 as well as known contacts.
This is based on what is currently known about COVID-19 and will be updated as more information and guidance become available.
The entire document is available at the link below:
Please be advised that all official announcements regarding school matters are posted at school
websites and are sent to you through our ALERT system. Any school matters posted through social
media are not official or authorized by the school system and may be incorrect.