In the event that schools remain closed through the rest of the year, Greenville County Schools is planning to continue to support its student’s access to their schoolwork and to the internet, the district said in a statement on Tuesday, March 24.
In order to ensure students are able to complete assignments and that downloading those assignments is not an issue, the school district has set up several ways that students can not only access the internet but also download the materials necessary to complete the school year.
Greenville County Schools has set up Wi-Fi at bus delivery feeding sites between 10 a.m.-noon Monday-Friday, where those under age 18 can also pick up breakfast and lunch at no charge. Students can access the internet at any of the district’s buildings from the parking lot close to the school from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. — it does not have to be the school they normally attend.
Use the interactive map to locate meal distribution sites and free Wi-Fi access. Red pins indicate meals and Wi-Fi access available. Blue pins indicate Wi-Fi access only. https://t.co/EjWYNJUT3Y pic.twitter.com/THRBUxg2Gf
— Greenville County Schools (@gcschools) March 25, 2020
Students who have Chromebooks only have to access Wi-Fi for several minutes every two weeks, the district said, to download their assignments or upload completed ones. Lessons in Google Classroom can be completed offline once they are downloaded.
In the event that students can not access the internet at least once in the next two weeks, parents should contact their schools for help.
To help prevent the spread of germs and coronavirus, parents of children in pre-K to second grade should download and print their materials from their homes. If that is not possible, parents can pick up the materials from their child’s school.
If teachers are not online, students can call them for help. Teachers’ phone numbers can be found by speaking with a Greenville County Schools representative by calling 864-355-3100 and saying “service center.” Parents can also find the nearest site for free meals and Wi-Fi by calling the center.