HCS Re-Opening Information
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 Updates
Released August 31, 2020
Today, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control released the highly anticipated COVID-19 statistics for Horry County. This weekly disease activity report currently rates Horry County at a medium spread level. This means that Horry County Schools will begin the first day of school on September 8, 2020, with the Instructional Model. Student schedules will be available in PowerSchool on Wednesday, September 2nd, no later than 5 P.M. Students enrolled in brick-and-mortar schools will also learn their scheduled groups as well.
- Students in Groups A and G will begin in-person instruction on Tuesday, September 8th.
- Students in Group B will begin in-person instruction on Wednesday, September 9th.
While students enrolled in the K-12 HCS Virtual School will not be attending the brick-and-mortar schools in person, their schedules will indicate they are in Group E.
We are excited to welcome our students back both to our school buildings and to our virtual classrooms. Enjoy the last few days of your summer break and know that we look forward to beginning the new school year with you on September 8th.
*Students in Group G are special populations that have been identified as needing additional instructional support.
A Pathway for Back2School: Special Segment
View the special, hour-long segment as district leaders discuss our Pathway for Back2School.