OFFICE OF THE SUPERINTENDENT
Post Office Box 848/10942 N. Jacob Smart Boulevard Ridgeland, S.C. 29936
Office (843) 489-8892 ext. 1001
Fax (843) 717-1199
Dr. Rechel M. Anderson, Superintendent
For immediate release:
June 1, 2020
As South Carolina, the state and nation begin to reopen, it is extremely important to understand how the pandemic situation changes over the next few weeks because this will aide in the decisions Jasper County School District makes in opening schools in the fall.
In determining how to reopen, it is advantageous to gain insight from parents, guardians, students, employees, and community members.
This is why the district is developing a survey.
Parents, guardians, students, employees and community members are invited to complete the survey and provide feedback on the multiple possibilities the district is considering for next school year.
The survey will be available June 3-7. It will be available in English and Spanish.
It is paramount to note that while the district has a planned opening for Aug. 10, 2020 for K-8 grade students (includes five (5) additional days as suggested by the S.C. State Department) and August 17, 2020 for 9-12 grade students; it is premature to say how school will be conducted when students and teachers return in the fall.
Under no circumstances will the district prematurely make a decision that is not in the best interest of students and staff. As a result, the district will continue to receive guidance from the S.C. State Department, health authorities, thoughts from all stakeholder groups, and more information regarding how the pandemic responds to reopening of the community. From the feedback, the administration will be prepared to make and support the option that is both best for teaching and learning as well as best for the health of students, employees, and the community.
OFICINA DEL SUPERINTENDENTE
Buzón de correos 848/10942 N. Jacob Smart Boulevard
Ridgeland, S.C. 29936
Oficina (843) 489-8892 ext. 1001
Fax (843) 717-1199
Dr. Rechel M. Anderson, Superintendente
La encuesta estará disponible del 3 al 7 de junio. Estará disponible en inglés y español.