COVID-19

Meal Information
Maps for Meal Pick Up at Boiling Springs Middle and Chesnee High

April 26, Update

Great News D2 Families! Begining April 27, our awesome transportation department will roll out Wi-Fi-equipped school buses into the community for our Families that need internet access during this school closure. Click the link below for locations, times, and easy to follow instructions.

http://www.spart2.org/departments/transportation/wifi

April 22, Update

Good morning D2 Families,

This morning, Governor Henry McMaster announced that all South Carolina Schools will be closed through the remainder of the 2019-20 school year.

We will continue to serve our D2 Students through Distance-Remote Learning for the remainder of the school year and provide the best instruction possible under these circumstances.

In the coming days, we will have more information to share about Graduation, Prom and other events.

We understand that these are uncertain and unprecedented times for our Families. However, you can be certain that we love our students, we miss our students, and we are here for our students throughout all of this!

We thank you for your support and patience!


April 1, Update




March 24, Update #2

Governor Henry McMaster and South Carolina Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman today released the following joint statement announcing that South Carolina’s schools will remain closed for the duration of the month of April:

“At this time, students, parents, and families should plan for South Carolina’s schools to remain closed through the month of April. Our dedicated teachers and school administrators have done a tremendous job in making it possible for our students to learn at home. We understand that the prospect of schools remaining closed for an extended period of time places stress and strain on parents and children. Rest assured, if there is any way to safely open our schools earlier, we will do that, but schools must remain closed to protect the health and safety of South Carolinians.”

On March 15, Governor McMaster issued Executive Order 2020-09, which closed public schools for students and non-essential employees through March 31st. The governor will issue an additional executive order to extend the K-12 school closures through the month of April in the coming days.

As his previous executive order did, the governor’s executive order will apply to the state’s public colleges, universities, and technical colleges, and encourage those institutions to maintain existing plans to provide instruction through virtual learning.


March 24, Update

As the COVID-19 epidemic continues to evolve, so do the measures we are taking to protect our students, staff and D2 Community. Therefore the following changes will take place:

• Beginning Wednesday, March 25, all of our facilities will be closed to walk-up visitors. Anyone who needs help, is asked to please call their student’s school or the district office for assistance.

• Effective immediately, in-building office hours for our schools and administrative offices will be Monday-Thursday 8AM-3PM.
-All D2 employees will work remotely on Fridays during the current closure.
-Food services (pickup and delivery) will run Monday-Friday as usual at Boiling Springs Middle School and Chesnee High School, including during Spring Break.
-During the current closure, Distance-Remote Learning will take place Monday-Friday (except during Spring Break). Teachers will be available via email and phone from 9-11AM and 1-3PM.

We appreciate our Community’s patience as we work through this crisis together!


March 23, Update

For spring 2020, South Carolina will not administer any of the following assessment programs:

•SC READY (English language arts and mathematics in grades 3–8);
•SCPASS (science in grades 4 and 6);
•End-of-Course Examination Program (English, Algebra, Biology, United States History and the Constitution) the requirement that these examinations count 20 percent has been waived;
•Prekindergarten assessments; and
•Alternate Assessments

The SCDE is working closely with the vendors of college entrance, college credit, and workforce readiness assessments to explore innovative approaches, such as testing online. To the extent possible, districts may administer these assessments to students who may need them for post-secondary or employment aspirations. These assessments include Advanced Placement, SAT, ACT, and WIN Ready to Work. Should these assessments be able to be administered, they will continue to be paid for by the state .

Click here to read the full press release from the SC Dept. of Ed. 


March 21, Update

Our meal pick up locations at Boiling Springs Middle School and Chesnee High School will be open during Spring Break, March 30-April 3. During Spring Break, both locations will operate as they have been, from 11AM-1PM, Monday-Friday.

During Spring Break, we will also continue to deliver meals to those Families that can't pick up. Please let your school know if you need this service. No new stops can be added during Spring Break.


Nuestras ubicaciones de recogida de comidas en Boiling Springs Middle School y Chesnee High School estarán abiertas durante las vacaciones de primavera, del 30 de marzo al 3 de abril. Durante las vacaciones de primavera, ambas ubicaciones operarán como lo han sido, de 11AM-1PM, de lunes a viernes.

Durante las vacaciones de primavera, también continuaremos entregando comidas a las Familias que no pueden recoger. Por favor, informe a su escuela si necesita este servicio. No se pueden añadir nuevas paradas durante las vacaciones de primavera.



March 15, Update, 3:15PM

In anticipation of an announcement from Governor Henry McMaster later this afternoon, Spartanburg School District 2 will be closed for students beginning Monday, March 16 through the end of spring break, with a tentative date to resume of April 6, 2020.

Faculty and staff members (except those who are sick, already on approved leaves, or who are considered at high-risk for COVID-19 by their healthcare provider) are to report to work on Monday, March 16 for a teacher workday.

Any student or parents needing to pick up their books, backpacks, personal items, and medications may do so between the hours of 8AM – 3PM on Monday, March 16.

We will provide more information and guidance to employees and families later today and will continue to provide updates throughout the closure period. 



March 14, Update

On Friday, March 13, Governor Henry McMaster held a news conference to discuss COVID-19 in our state. Click here to watch the full press conference. During his address, the governor announced that he had issued and executive order (click here for full order), it reads in part:

Section 3. I hereby order the closure of all public schools, to include state-supported colleges, universities, and technical colleges, in the following counties: Kershaw and Lancaster, beginning Monday, March 16, 2020, which shall remain closed for a period of fourteen (14) days, unless otherwise modified, amended, or rescinded. This Order applies to all employees of public schools located in the aforementioned counties, with the exception of those emergency or other critical personnel designated as essential, or whose presence is otherwise deemed necessary, by the appropriate school district official. DHEC shall consult with the Superintendent of Education to provide guidance to local school district leadership regarding the timing and necessity of any additional school closures. This Order does not apply to state government offices under the authority of the undersigned, which shall remain open for operation during their normal business hours unless and until otherwise directed.

We will continue to rely on guidance from the health experts in our state as we navigate through this ever-changing situation. We thank you for your patience and support.


March 13, Update

Many of the out-of-state destinations that our students were headed to for upcoming field trips have decided to postpone or limit access due to COVID-19. Because of that, and out of an abundance of caution for our students and staff, we are postponing all out-of-state field trips.

Our schools are working with the various vendors/sites to reschedule or secure refunds. Schools will be in contact with the Families impacted by the postponed field trips.

We appreciate your patience during this very fluid situation.


Joint Press Release from Spartanburg County Superintendents Consortium

March 9, 2020

Spartanburg County School Districts Release Joint Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
SPARTANBURG, SC
-- Yesterday afternoon, the Department of Health and Environmental
Services released news of a presumptive positive case of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Spartanburg County. All seven Spartanburg County school districts have been closely monitoring and
planning for the potential arrival of the coronavirus in our community, and we wish to share
important information about our response as well as ask for your partnership in helping
prevent the spread of this and other illnesses.

While this is an evolving situation, let me assure you that our districts have been preparing. We are following guidance from the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), local response planners and agencies, and the South Carolina Department of Education (SCDOE). In addition to maintaining close communication with these organizations, all seven districts are working in tandem and communicating on an ongoing basis to insure the safety of our students and community.

An outline of the steps we are taking now, our response if the local outbreak increases, and
important steps we are asking our employees and families to take now are listed below.

How are our Schools Preparing

Specific Steps Being Taken
Potential Responses
Travel
Those Experiencing Illness


Each district will provide timely updates, recommendations and next steps if a case of
coronavirus should be confirmed by DHEC among its students, staff or families.

At present, upcoming field trips and activities are continuing with the exception of offsite
learning activities scheduled to take place in medical facilities and nursing homes, which have been temporarily discontinued as a precautionary measure.

We are following this guidance provided by the South Carolina Department of Health and
Environmental Control, which was released yesterday in conjunction with news of the possible cases of coronavirus in South Carolina including Spartanburg:

“In line with CDC guidance, [DHEC] does not recommend closing schools or canceling public
events at this time. DHEC will monitor absentee rates in schools and businesses as well as
reports of illness in the community to determine if or when closures may be recommended.
DHEC also is providing updated recommendations to schools and day care facilities, colleges and
universities, and organizers of large events. That updated information is publicly available
at scdhec.gov/COVID-19. DHEC continues to be in communication with state agencies and
community partners.”


All students and staff who are experiencing illness – particularly fever, cough or shortness of
breath – are asked to remain at home until their symptoms have cleared. This is not the time to power through; it is the time to act calmly with caution and flexibility for the good of our community. DHEC has advised that MUSC Health is providing free telehealth screening to all  South Carolinians. Anyone experiencing symptoms can visit MUSC.care and use the promo code COVID19 and be screened without having to leave your home. The CDC has also providedseveral fact sheets on COVID-19 in English, Spanish and Chinese.

Families within each district should follow their home district’s website and communications for updates and information as there are more developments to share. Our school districts
appreciate the partnership of our families at this important time as we work together to keep our community healthy and safe.

How are Spartanburg County School Districts preparing for COVID-19?

All seven district are closely monitoring and following guidance from the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), local response planners and agencies, and the South Carolina Department of Education (SCDOE). In addition to maintaining close communication with these organizations, we are working in tandem and close communication with one another. Our primary focus is to keep our students and our community safe while providing continuity of service to students.

All districts will provide updates to our communities as new information becomes available or as there are developments to the coronavirus’ impact within our schools.

Specific steps being taken include:
 •Reviewing our emergency response plans with key personnel across schools and
departments
 •Monitoring field trip destinations to ensure students are not traveling to or through cities
experiencing an outbreak (as defined by the CDC)
 •Monitoring the enrollment of new students and responding accordingly
 •Reminding students and staff to limit physical contact, follow appropriate respiratory
etiquette, and to regularly and thoroughly wash hands
 •Reminding parents and employees that students or staff who have symptoms of a
respiratory illness should not come to school or work
 •Requesting that students who have a household member who has been recommended for
home isolation not return to school until the isolation period has ended in their household
 •Monitoring absenteeism and notifying local health officials about large increases in
student or staff absences
 •Strengthening procedures to isolate and send home students and staff who are sick at
school as soon as symptoms present
 •Enhancing existing cleaning and disinfecting processes and frequency

How will Spartanburg County School Districts respond in the event of a local outbreak?

We will follow all available guidance provided by DHEC, the CDC and the SCDOE in addition todetermining specific responses that may be appropriate and in the best interest of our students and staff.

Such responses could include:

 •Increased communication with families
 •Coordinated student handwashing and enhanced screening of people with respiratory
symptoms or potential exposure within our schools
 •Further increasing the frequency and methods of cleaning hard surfaces such as
doorknobs and desks
 •Postponement or cancellation of extra-curricular events and after-school activities
 •Closure of one or more schools with implementation of remote learning procedures
and/or other methods of academic instruction at home

Should a case of coronavirus be confirmed by DHEC among a district’s students, staff or
families, that district will immediately notify all employees and parents and provide
recommendations and next steps. If the closure of one or more schools should become
necessary, our districts are prepared to implement approaches that allow learning to continue in an academically appropriate manner. Maintaining our students’ educational experience will be a priority, particularly as this positive focus would provide important stress-relieving benefits during a time when students may feel anxious.

Travel

If a member of a students’ household has traveled in an area of outbreak, has come into contact with someone who has been diagnosed with coronavirus, or is diagnosed themselves with Coronavirus, families are urged to report this information to their child’s school immediately.


Experiencing Illness

All students and staff who are experiencing illness – particularly fever, cough or shortness of breath – are asked to remain at home until their symptoms have cleared.

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