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    MARCH 25TH UPDATE: 

    Yesterday, SC Governor Henry McMaster announced that all schools in Greenwood School District 50 will be closed from April 1st through April 30th. The closure  includes ALL school-related activities, athletics, and field studies according to the Governor. District 50’s  Spring Break will be observed as scheduled on April 6th - April 13th. 

    Elementary distance learning packets will be available at the elementary schools for K3-5th grade on Thursday, April 16th from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Packets will also be available online on the district website. Middle school students (6th - 8th) who do not have connectivity at home for their Chromebooks will be able to pick up workbook packets at their middle school on Thursday, April 16th from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 

    Middle and high school teachers will continue to communicate with students on eLearning activities that can be accessed from Google Classroom on their Chromebooks. Students, staff, and parents may call 941-5705 or email eLearningHelp@gwd50.org  to request support with connectivity (home network support will be limited), hardware, software, and account information.

    District 50 will continue providing free breakfasts and lunches to K-12 students at four District locations on Mondays and Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m beginning next week. The following sites will be providing meals: 

    • Brewer Middle School
    • Northside Middle School
    • Westview Middle School
    • Lakeview Elementary School 

    3 breakfasts and 3 lunches will be provided per child on Mondays and 2 breakfasts and 2 lunches on Thursdays at our emergency feeding sites. If an individual is unable to get to one of our sites, please contact us at D50EmergencyMeals@gwd50.org for more information.

    “This global public health crisis has brought a variety of unknowns and a high level of stress and anxiety for so many people,” Superintendent Steve Glenn stated. “However, I truly believe this situation will make Greenwood stronger as a school district and community. We appreciate everyone’s continued patience, support and willingness to make necessary adjustments during this time. I would encourage everyone to continue staying healthy and remaining calm during this situation.”

    Official updates will continue to be posted on the district's website and social media pages.

    EL GOBERNADOR DE SC CIERRA EL DISTRITO 50 DEL 1 DE ABRIL AL 30 DE ABRIL

    Actualización sobre los planes del Distrito 50 

    Miércoles 25 de marzo

    Ayer, el gobernador de Carolina del Sur, Henry McMaster, anunció que todas las escuelas del Distrito Escolar 50 de Greenwood permanecerán cerradas del 1 al 30 de abril. El cierre incluye TODAS las actividades relacionadas con la escuela, atletismo y estudios de campo según el Gobernador. Las vacaciones de primavera del Distrito 50 se observarán según lo programado del 6 al 13 de abril. 

    Los paquetes de educación primaria a distancia estarán disponibles en las escuelas primarias para los grados K3-5to el Jueves 16 de Abril de 9 am a 1 pm. Los paquetes también estarán disponibles en línea en el sitio web del distrito. Los estudiantes de secundaria (6to a 8vo) que no tienen conectividad en casa para sus Chromebooks podrán recoger paquetes de libros de trabajo en su escuela intermedia el jueves 16 de abril de 11 am a 12:30 pm Los. 

    Maestros de secundaria y preparatoria continuarán comunicándose con los estudiantes sobre actividades de eLearning a las que se puede acceder desde Google Classroom en sus Chromebooks. Estudiantes, personal escolar, y padres pueden llamar al 941-5705 o enviar un correo eLearningHelp@gwd50.org  para solicitar soporte con conectividad (el soporte de la red doméstica será limitado), hardware, software e información de la cuenta.

    El Distrito 50 continuará brindando desayunos y almuerzos gratis a los estudiantes de K-12 en cuatro ubicaciones del Distrito los lunes y jueves de 11:00 am a 12:30 pm a partir de la próxima semana. Los siguientes sitios proporcionarán comidas: 

    • Brewer Middle School
    • Northside Middle School
    • Westview Middle School
    • Lakeview Elementary School 

    Los Lunes se darán 3 desayunos y 3 almuerzos por niño y los Jueves se darán 2 desayunos y 2 almuerzos en nuestros sitios de alimentación de emergencia. Si una persona no puede acceder a uno de nuestros sitios, contáctenos en D50EmergencyMeals@gwd50.org para obtener más información.

    "Esta crisis mundial de salud pública ha traído una variedad de incógnitas y un alto nivel de estrés y ansiedad para muchas personas", dijo el superintendente Steve Glenn. “Sin embargo, realmente creo que esta situación fortalecerá a Greenwood como distrito escolar y comunidad. Apreciamos la paciencia, el apoyo y la disposición continua de todos para hacer los ajustes necesarios durante este tiempo. Animo a todos a seguir manteniéndose saludables y a mantener la calma durante esta situación ". 

    Actualizaciones oficiales se seguirán publicando en el sitio web del distrito y en las páginas de redes sociales.

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    MARCH 17 UPDATE: INFORMATIONAL LINKS

    MARCH 16TH UPDATE

    SC Governor Henry McMaster has announced that all schools in Greenwood School District 50 will be closed from March 16th through March 31st. The closure also includes ALL school-related activities, athletics, and field studies according to the Governor. 

    School, district level administrators (assistant principals), and any essential personnel who are contacted should report to work at their regular time on Tuesday, March 17th and Wednesday, March 18th.

    Instructional packets (hard copies) will be available at the elementary schools for K3-5th grade on Wednesday, March 18th from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Packets will also be available online on the district website (gwd50.org).

    Middle and high school teachers will communicate with students on eLearning activities that can be accessed from Google Classroom on their Chromebooks beginning on Wednesday, March 18th. If needed, students can go to their home school to retrieve their Chromebook by Wednesday, March 18th during normal school hours.  

    A hotline number will be provided for technical support beginning Tuesday, March 17th. 

    After Wednesday, March 18th, all schools and offices will be closed not including essential personnel. 

    School administration and teachers will be expected to hold virtual office hours to answer students’ questions via email (elementary/high) or Google Classroom (elementary/high). Virtual Office hours will be: 

      • Elementary:  9:00 am - 10:30 am AND 1:00-3:00 pm 
      • Middle:        10:30 am - 12:30 pm AND 3:00-4:30 pm
      • High:            10:30 am - 12:30 pm AND 3:00-4:30 pm

    District 50 will be providing free breakfasts and lunches to K-12 students at six District locations this week Tuesday through Friday. The following sites will be providing meals during the school closures: 

    • Brewer Middle School
    • Northside Middle School
    • Westview Middle School
    • Early Childhood Center
    • Lakeview Elementary School (Pickup at the front car rider line) 
    • Pinecrest Elementary School

    This week, meals will be served via pick up lines on Tuesday - Friday from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Beginning next week, meals will be served at the same locations on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 

    Official updates will continue to be posted on the district's website and social media pages.

     

    MARCH 15 UPDATE

    ALL SCHOOLS CLOSED AS ORDER BY S.C. GOVENOR HENRY MCMASTER

    Today, SC Governor Henry McMaster announced that all schools in Greenwood School District 50 will be closed from March 16th through March 31st. The closure also includes ALL school-related activities, athletics, and field studies according to the Governor.  

    All 240 day employees, school and district level administrators (assistant principals), and any essential personnel who are contacted should report to work at their regular time on Monday, March 16th. Schools will be open tomorrow for teachers to retrieve essential items and materials.

    Instructional packets (hard copies) will be available at the elementary schools for K3-5th grade on Wednesday, March 18th. Middle and high school teachers will communicate with students on eLearning activities that can be accessed from Google Classroom on their Chromebooks beginning on Wednesday, March 18th. If needed, students can go to their home school to retrieve their Chromebook by Wednesday, March 18th during normal school hours. 

    A hotline number will be provided for technical support beginning Tuesday, March 17th. 

    While school is closed, free bag breakfasts and lunches for K-12 students will be made available through pick-up lines from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Beginning tomorrow, the meals will be distributed through pick-up lines outside of school buildings at the following locations: Brewer Middle School, Northside Middle School, and Westview Middle School. 

    Official updates will be posted on the district's website and social media pages.

    "We are committed to fully supporting both our staff and students during this unprecedented time,” said Superintendent Steve Glenn. “I know that our schools and community will work together to overcome these unforeseen challenges and obstacles. We will continue to communicate with our students, staff, and parents in the days ahead.”

    MARCH 13, 2020

    LETTER FROM SUPERINTENDENT GLENN

    Dear District 50 Family: 

    As a district, we continue to monitor and adjust to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) disease in our state and local area. We are continually working with the CDC and DHEC health officials to make sure we are doing everything we can to ensure our students and staff stay healthy. 

    We have decided, however, to put in place some extra precautions and enhance some of our common, everyday practices. We have met with district and school administrators and re-emphasized some best practices. These practices include: 

    • Keeping our soap dispensers full
    • Providing tissue and hand sanitizers at all of our schools
    • Deep cleaning of high touch areas with appropriate spray disinfectant
    • Washing and sanitizing hands

    We will continue to work on emergency plans should the virus spread and force us to close school for any reason. On Thursday afternoon, your child received an email and survey from us about your access to the internet. This information will help us plan for distance and e-Learning opportunities.

    We have been in contact with the South Carolina High School League and anticipate some upcoming changes to our schedules and events for athletics.

    Please remember to refer to our website and social media pages for informational links from DHEC and the CDC. The links provide information that you might find helpful, including some preventive information to stop the spread of germs.

    Remember to use everyday actions to protect yourself and your families from any type of respiratory virus such as remembering to:

    •       wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
    •       avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.
    •       stay home when sick.
    •       cough or sneeze into your elbow or use a tissue and put it in the trash immediately.
    •       clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
    •       avoid contact with sick people.
    •       get a flu shot.

    If you have any other questions or concerns, please consult your primary care physician  regarding your child’s or your situation. Thank you for your continued support of our school district and your assistance with keeping our District 50 Family healthy and safe.

    Dr. Steve Glenn

    Superintendent

Last Modified on March 30, 2020