Dr. Burke Royster, Greenville County Schools Superintendent, held a press conference to discuss bringing students back to 4 and 5 day in-person teaching in schools.
The phased-in attendance plan will begin next week with the following week (October 5th) moving to 4 day in person teaching for selected student groups.
Dr. Royster said this step forward would not have been possible without the cooperation of students, parents, employees and the community.
Tim Waller, Director of Media Relations, said the phase-in will happen over the next 2 to 3 weeks with the following schedule:
Greenville County Schools is pleased to announce the return to 4 or 5-day-a-week in-person classes for some students. Ever since our Roadmap for a Return to In-person School was introduced over the summer, our goal has been for students to return to the classroom full time as soon as it is safe to do so. Under this plan, certain student groups will begin the process of transitioning to additional in-person classes next week.
It is important to note that we are currently exploring options to return K4 and K5 students to full-time, in-person instruction in a manner that allows classrooms to be set up for social distancing. All students, including 1st graders and special ed students, will be required to wear masks when transitioning (hallways, entering school). Classes at the Fine Arts Center are not included because student numbers do not allows for social distancing in all programs.