HCS Re-Opening Task Force Updates
In making preparations for the new school year, Horry County Schools (HCS) has established the HCS Re-opening Task Force in order to formulate a comprehensive plan which will utilize the work of the AccelerateEd Task Force, while at the same time taking into consideration the individual needs of our school district. The HCS Re-opening Task Force is made up of several sub-committees which will identify and develop plans to address pandemic concerns, as well as challenges unique to Horry County such as its geographic size. In addition to district staff members and principals, we have included on our task force teachers, parents, and students to address challenges facing us in the following areas: Public Health & Safety, School Operations & Logistics, Teaching & Learning, Equity & Family Needs, and Social-emotional Health.
Horry County Schools Re-Opening Task Force Updates
Released July 13, 2020
The Board of Education met on July 13, 2020, and approved a REVISED student calendar for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year. The new start date of Tuesday, September 8, 2020, will allow the school district additional time to make the necessary adjustments and preparations needed for a safe return for all stakeholders.
The Board also reviewed the PROPOSED Re-Opening Plan and a summarized Presentation, which will now be submitted to the South Carolina Department of Education for its review and final approval. Once all approvals are received, parents will be provided additional information regarding the learning models that were presented.