Students in Greenville County Schools will trade a virtual classroom for a brick-and-mortar one — at least some students on some days.
Currently, most students attend in-person classes two days a week and rely on virtual learning for the other three days.
First grade, preschool and “self-contained” special education students will begin to phase into in-house learning over the next three weeks, according to a news release. During the week of Sept. 28, this means attending school on either Monday or Tuesday, based on a school-determined “color group,” and then launching in-person classes for all color groups on Wednesday and Thursday. During the following week, students will attend class at school from Monday through Thursday and will then return to a five-day week on Oct. 12.
“Self-contained” special education students in middle and high school, as well as students in the second tier of career center training, will also transition into four-day in-person school weeks. Starting on Sept. 28, color groups will determine whether students arrive in school on Monday or Tuesday, according to the release. Oct. 5 will mark the beginning of Monday through Thursday classes for those students. Level II career center attendees will follow only this schedule for their career center classes.
The school system is considering options for welcoming K4 and K5 students back full time for social-distanced learning, the release said. All students will be required to wear masks.