Greenville County Schools announced on Friday, July 17 that the 2020-2021 school year will now start on August 24. Originally, the first day of school had been scheduled for August 17. The school district said the main reason behind the change in start date was to allow the district to have more time to reconstruct class rosters and allocate teachers for the new virtual school option.
To date, about 10,000 students have been enrolled in virtual school. The final day to register for the virtual program is July 27.
The last day of school, June 4, 2021, will remain the same, according to the district.
The days will be made up by changing some previous student holidays into school days. Since Greenville County Schools are approved for eLearning, snow days are not required. Those days that were previously counted as snow days will become school days. The day after the election, the first Monday in November, will now be a school day — Election day must still be observed as a student and teacher holiday by law. The January 15 teacher workday will also now become a school day. Those changes will make up the five days lost with the rescheduling.
District teachers will still be required to report for teacher work days on August 10 to prepare for the upcoming school year. However, teachers will then have the week of August 17 off.
Parents, be sure to join us for our next Facebook Live event on Tuesday, July 21 at 2 p.m. That’s the day Greenville County Schools plans to announce its FINAL back-to-school plan for 2020-21. We will have special guests in our studio all week to answer your most pressing questions. So get your questions and comments ready. We look forward to seeing you!
Posted by Greenville County Schools on Tuesday, July 14, 2020