Information about the Start of School

Information about the Start of School

Last week, a special called board meeting was held to discuss the reopening of school.  Three different calendars were presented, and our school board of trustees voted to approve Calendar A.  This means that all teachers and staff will report back to work on Monday, August 10th, and the first official day of school will be Monday, August 17th for students.  While we are monitoring DHEC numbers closely, our current plan is to open school with a hybrid model.  This means that students will attend school on Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays for face-to-face instruction, and will receive virtual instruction on the off days.  Fridays will be utilized for remediation, enrichment and deep cleaning of our buildings to ensure the health and safety of our students, teachers and staff.  If you are unsure of which days your child has been assigned to attend school in our hybrid model, please contact your child’s principal.  Please note that we are also offering a virtual academy for any families that do not feel comfortable in sending their children back to school for face-to-face instruction.  If you need more information regarding our virtual academy, please contact your child’s school.  Lastly, please note that our plan for reopening school remains fluid. Our top priority is to ensure the safety and well-being of our students and staff. We will look forward to seeing all of our Chiefs back soon!