The Beaufort County School District will start the school year virtually. The first day of school has been delayed from Aug. 17 to Tuesday, Sept. 8, a date endorsed by Gov. Henry McMaster.
The district had been planning for both face-to-face and virtual instructional options for several months but felt that virtual-only was the safest option as COVID-19 conditions have not improved in the community.
“Based on data and science, we will decide when to resume face-to-face instruction,” said Superintendent Frank Rodriguez. “Once again—and I can’t stress this enough—resuming face-to-face instruction is our goal.”
More information on both virtual educational platforms will soon be provided. Additional information will also be provided to families regarding Pre-K, the service of Special Education and ESOL students, and a host of other topics leading up to the start of classes.
Regarding access to technology, every K-12 student in the district will receive a digital learning device.
This year, the district is moving to BrightArrow Technologies, a new messaging platform
Look for a text from BrightArrow inviting you to opt-in. Text YES or text 87569 to opt-in right now.
Free-and-reduced-meal applications are available online now. Visit here to apply.