COVID 19

COVID-19 Updates

  •  *** Updates to Reopening Plan - Friday, July 24, 2020 ***

    On Tuesday, July 21, 2020, the Clover School District board of trustees approved remaining with the district's previously approved reopening plan.  

    The full reopening plan has been updated to reflect changes.

    Full Reopening Plan

     

     *** Changes to Academic Calendar - Tuesday, July 21, 2020 ***

    Following a review of the reopening plan, the district remains committed to the plan previously announced.  Details regarding the return to school, the learning management tool procured for Clover Virtual Academy, building sanitation plan, and the district calendar were discussed at the school board meeting held on Tuesday, July 21.  The meeting can be viewed on the district’s YouTube page.

    As part of the review, the administration recommended an adjustment to the 2020–2021 school calendar to allow more planning and preparation time for the return to school. The school board approved the change of the district start date to Monday, August 24, 2020.  You can find a copy of the amended calendar on the district website.

    The reopening plan will have some minor changes as we factor in current information with COVID-19.  The plan is being refined for clarity and safety and will be re-released shortly.

    Another message from the district regarding the details of the hybrid/family model will come out this week.

    2020-21 Calendar

     

     

     *** Clover Virtual Academy Meeting - July 9, 2020 ***

    Additional Clover Virtual Academy Information Sessions:

    Monday, July 13, 2020, at 9:30 a.m. – Elementary Programs: LINK

    Monday, July 13, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. – Middle and High Programs: LINK

    Thursday, July 16, 2020, at 4:00 p.m. – ALL: LINK

    If you were unable to attend a previous meeting, or are unable to participate in these additional meeting, you can view the presentation here:

    VIDEO: VIRTUAL INFORMATION SESSION: TUESDAY, JULY 7, 2020

    The deadline to register for CVA is Friday, July 24, 2020.

    REGISTRATION LINK

     

     *** District Reopening Plan - July 9, 2020 ***

    Here is a look at the models:

    FULL REOPENING PLAN

    DIGEST VERSION OF REOPENING PLAN

     

     *** Parent Feedback: School Planning Survey - June 12, 2020 ***

    Greetings Clover School District Families,

    Please see the following message from Dr. Quinn.  The Video is a brief summary of the email.  Please be sure to read through the email as well.

    Click here for the video:  LINK

    LINK to additional details

     

     *** Pre-K Screening Update ***

    As part of our placement process, children will participate in a developmental screener assessment. We originally had these screening appointments set for April 1-3, 2020, but due to the closure of schools for COVID-19, we had to postpone these appointments. We have now been given the flexibility to offer these screenings in the coming weeks. If you are still interested in the pre-kindergarten program, please carefully read the information below. Each of these items will be essential in ensuring that your child has the opportunity to participate in our placement process. If you have questions please contact your zoned elementary school, or Amy Bowles (803-810-8009, amy.bowles@clover.k12.sc.us).

    LINK to additional information

     

     

     *** Update, March 16, 2020 ***

    Dr. Quinn addressed the district last night in a video message, if you have not yet seen the message, here is a link:  Dr. Quinn Message 3/15/20

    In that address, Dr. Quinn spoke about technology for students, eLearning, and meals for students.  Below are additional details on each piece.

    eLearning Program

    The district will begin our eLearning program on Wednesday, March 18. More information about accessing eLearning resources can be found on our district website.  Paper packets will be available for pre-kindergarten students, kindergarten students, and anyone without access to digital tools. If your child will need paper packets, they will be available for pickup on Wednesday, March 18 from 8:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at your child’s school.

    A call center will be operational beginning Wednesday, March 18, in order to answer questions that arise.  The call center will have options for parents including up to date information on the district schedule, eLearning support, technical support, and food support.

    • The number is: 803-810-8003 and will be open from 9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.

    In an effort to support eLearning the district has been notified that Comporium will be offering 60 days of free internet service to new customers under the guidelines below:

    • The primary home of a student in kindergarten through high school, in technical school, in college, or in graduate school
    • Currently without Comporium internet service and that hasn’t had internet service with Comporium for the past 90 days
    • Located where Comporium would normally provide internet service.

    To find out more, please contact Comporium at 1-888-403-2667 or chat with a member of their customer service team at www.comporium.com

    If Comporium does not extend to your area, contact your local provider to see if they’re offering a similar service.

    Emergency Meal Program

    Our student nutrition staff, along with our transportation staff, have outlined a plan to deliver meals to 18 specific bus stops throughout the community beginning Wednesday, March 18. A list of stops and estimated times for meal pickup is being developed and will be shared tomorrow.  Buses will make stops between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. each day starting on March 18.  Students/parents may come to the bus stop to pick up food.

    Office Hours During School Closings

    All schools and district offices will operate on a modified schedule during the closure with essential staff only.  See your student’s Canvas course for specific office hour times. Students will not be allowed in the buildings during these times.   

    Families who have been receiving home visits from Bright Beginnings will be contacted over the next few days regarding the option for Virtual Home Visits with their parent educator. Bright Beginnings will continue to provide support services to families during the school closure.

    Please continue to check our website for updates on school closures and related information.

     

     

     *** Update March 13, 2020 ***

    This is an important update from the Clover School District on the safety protocols associated with the Coronavirus.  As of March 13, 2020, DHEC has announced no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in York County. However, due to rising concerns around travel, the district is stepping up safety measures for our students. 

    First, all out-of-state field trips and non-essential staff travel will be suspended beginning Monday, March 16, 2020, until further notice. While DHEC and the CDC have not placed restrictions on domestic travel, we believe this action is in the best interest of our students and staff. The district will work with sponsors and organizers to determine the availability of refunds per company policies and any information on this matter will be communicated at a later date.

    Second, at this time, all in-district and in-county activities, athletics, field trips, and performances will continue as planned unless extenuating circumstances make it necessary to cancel the event.  Co-curricular events and competitions will continue unless canceled by the organizer.  The district will keep our community informed of any changes as soon as they are determined.

    Third, Clover School District will continue to take attendance each day at school.  We encourage families to send students to school each day as long as the student is well.  If your student is unwell, please keep the student at home and let the school know of the illness through a parent or doctor note. 

    In families where there is a high-risk child or adult, we recognize that parents may exercise the right to keep their child at home during the peak time of the virus.  In such a case, please notify the school in writing of this situation.  We will code the student’s absence appropriately.  As with all absences, students will be responsible for missed work and the school make up policy will apply.

    As always, we encourage everyone to practice proper hygiene and handwashing.  Please stay home if you are feeling ill. We will continue to update our district website with information as it is made available, along with useful links to resources about the virus and preventative measures. Thank you for helping us keep our community safe and healthy.

     

     *** Update March 10, 2020 ***

    COVID-19, more commonly known as the Coronavirus, has continued to spread and, as of March 9, there are now 423 confirmed and presumptive positive cases in the United States. As the virus spreads in the United States, government agencies are working to prevent or contain any cases identified in the U.S. Our district continues to monitor the situation, and we are working closely with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SC DHEC) and the South Carolina Department of Education to stay informed of any developments of confirmed cases in the state. We will implement recommendations and follow guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), SC DHEC, and the South Carolina Department of Education as they are determined.

    Over the weekend, SC DHEC announced it was investigating five presumptive positive cases and two positive cases of COVID-19 in Charleston, Kershaw, and Spartanburg Counties. As we continue to monitor developments, preventative measures from DHEC and the CDC have not changed our plans at this time.

    We continue to emphasize to our students and staff the importance of preventative measures, including washing your hands frequently, covering your cough and staying at home if you’re sick.

    If you have any questions or concerns, contact your health care provider or call the DHEC Care Line at 1-855-472-3432.

    The following information addresses questions you may have regarding school closures and planned field trips.

    Possibility of Closures

    At this time, we consider the closure of schools for an extended time due to health concerns to be unlikely, but possible. The decision to close schools due to coronavirus would only be made under direct guidance from SC DHEC and the SC Department of Education. In addition, the SC Department of Education, in partnership with SC DHEC and other state leaders, are exploring flexibility in the unlikely event of extended school closures. 

    Field Trips

    Clover School District is monitoring all of our field trips and school-sponsored travel and may cancel trips as necessary based on travel advisories from the CDC. At this time, there are no travel restrictions within the U.S. As always, parents reserve the right to limit their children's participation in field trips due to safety concerns. CSD cannot guarantee refunds on prepaid travel expenses.


    Thank you for helping us keep our community safe and healthy!

     

    *** February 26, 2020 ***

    The district, and specifically our head nurse, will work closely with our contacts at the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SC DHEC) to stay informed of any developments of confirmed cases in the U.S. and implement any recommendations or guidelines from the CDC or SC DHEC as they are determined.

    Clover School District has protocols in place for health outbreaks in our schools.  We are prepared to address any health issues with our school nurses and the assistance of state and local agencies.

    As always we encourage everyone to practice proper handwashing, cover mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing, and children or staff should stay home if they are ill.

    Online Resources

    SC DHEC Guidance for Schools and Out-of-Home Child Care Centers

    SC DHEC COVID-19 Information

    CDC COVID-19 Information

    World Health Organization COVID-19 Q&A

    Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) and You (pdf)

    COVID-19 Quick Facts

     

Hotline (803)810-8003

Call Center Information

  • A call center will be operational beginning Wednesday, March 18, in order to answer questions that arise.  The call center will have options for parents including up to date information on the district schedule, eLearning support, technical support, and food support.

    • The call center remains available - The number is: 803-810-8003 and will be open from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
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