Greenville County Schools announced Thursday, June 25 that due to the spike in positive COVID-19 cases in the Greenville area the school district is suspending summer practices by athletic teams as well as postponing academic recovery camps until at least July 20 or until pandemic numbers have improved.
Academic recovery camps had been scheduled at 48 elementary locations across the county and were to begin July 6. The camps were to help regain academic content lost after the pandemic caused the closure of GCS facilities. The district will be in touch with the families whose students were affected.
GCS will continue to provide some services to students with disabilities. Students that met requirements for the extended school year and who need in-person instruction will still start on July 6 since those services are provided one-on-one or in a family setting — all situations where appropriate safety precautions can be observed.
“I want to be clear that we are not suspending athletics due to an outbreak among our practicing teams, “ said the district’s athletics director Darry Nance in a release. “This is simply in response to the increase in cases across Greenville County. In fact, I am extremely proud of our athletes and coaches and the discipline they showed in wearing masks and maintaining distance during the past week and a half since we began workouts.”