Greenville County Schools announced on Monday, August 10 that students will begin the upcoming school year by attending in-person under Attendance Plan 1.
The first day of the 2020-21 school year is August 24.
The decision comes after the latest guidance from the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control and local medical professionals regarding the spread of COVID-19, said Greenville County Schools media relations director Tim Waller in an email.
Students will attend in-person school one day out of the five day school week with the other four days spent in eLearning.
Students have been previously divided into four color-groups that indicates which day the student will go to school in-person. The last names that begin with A-D are blue, E-K is red, L-Q is green and R-Z is purple. Blue students will attend in-person school on Monday, red students on Tuesday, green on Wednesday and purple on Thursday.
“Though it is not expected to do so, this decision could change should there be a dramatic, negative shift in the community spread numbers over the next two weeks,” said Waller.
The announcement does not affect students enrolled in the school district’s full-time virtual program.