Due to the improvement of the Greenville County Spread Data metrics reported by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Greenville County Schools will move to Attendance Plan 2 beginning the week of Sept. 7.
School district superintendent Burke Royster made the announcement in a GCS board of trustees meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 25. As long as the number of cases does not increase substantially in the community, “we will start on the Tuesday after Labor Day at [Attendance Plan 2],” Royster said.
Attendance Plan 2 sees students who have opted for in-person instruction go to school two-days a week and participating in eLearning the other three days. Blue and Green student groups will go to traditional school on Monday and Wednesday. Red and Purple groups will go on Tuesday and Thursday. All students will attend eLearning on Fridays.
In this plan, 50% of students will be at the school each day, school district spokesperson Tim Waller said in an email.
Students in the Blue and Green attendance groups will only have one day of in-person instruction the first week due to the Labor Day holiday.
Greenville County Schools only announces attendance plan changes when there are shifts. Attendance Plan 2 will therefore be in place until another attendance plan is announced by the school district.
“The goal of GCS remains a return to full-time, five-day-a-week attendance as soon as it is safe to do so,” Waller said.