The Jasper County School District will return to class on Monday, Aug. 17, online only.
Back-to-school packets will be distributed via drive-thrus on Hardeeville and Ridgeland campuses on Wednesday, Aug. 5, and Thursday, Aug. 6, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The district plans to offer a hybrid model at a later date. School officials will continue to monitor COVID-19 data and re-evaluate prior to Sept. 14.
The district ultimately aims to offer face-to-face instruction at least one day a week.
Support will be available for working parents through JCAP and AGAPE Family Life Center at $40 per week, per child until face-to-face instruction begins.
LEAP (Learn, Evaluate, Analyze, and Prepare) Days:
The week of Aug. 10 to 14, pre-K through 8th-grade students will begin LEAP Days, used for face-to-face assessment activities and/or instruction.
Students and employees will undergo COVID-19 screening.
Appointments must be made for pre-K students and 3rd through 8th grade will log attend LEAP Days virtually. Other grades will start holding LEAP Days the following weeks the following week.
Mandatory LEAP Days have been approved by the General Assembly.
Pre-K through 9th-grade students will receive their devices during the week they report to school for LEAP Days. Students 10th through 12th grade will be distributed in a drive-thru at Ridgeland-Hardeeville High School as follows:
- Last name beginning with letters A-M: Wednesday, Aug. 12 from 3 to 6 p.m.
- Last name beginning with letters N-Z: Thursday, Aug. 13 from 3 to 6 p.m.
- Any student who didn’t receive their device: Saturday, Aug. 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Hot spots will be provided to eligible families and will be distributed at the time of technology distribution.