Clover School District Updates for the 2020-2021 School Year
On Monday, July 6, 2020, the Clover School District Board approved the following changes to the district’s calendar for the 2020-2021 school year at the special called board meeting.
The approved changes include moving the school start date for all students to Monday, August 10, 2020, the end date for high school students to Friday, May 21, 2021, and the end date for elementary and middle school students to Friday, May 28, 2021.
The changes reflect legislation that was recently passed by the South Carolina General Assembly. The vote adds five “LEAP” instructional days to the beginning of the year for students in Kindergarten through Eighth grade. The LEAP days allow schools to bring in students in small groups for L-learning, E-evaluating gaps, A-analyzing student needs, and P-planning for the upcoming school year. Your school will send you direct communication on how the LEAP days will be scheduled.
The board also reallocated days for the high school to allow 9-12 students to start on the same date as Kindergarten through Eighth grade students.
The district is always reluctant to change a calendar at a late date. However, this new funding will allow students to start safely in smaller groups and allow teachers to pinpoint specific student academic needs and orient students to the new school year.
Reopening Plan Update
Clover School District is working diligently to create a plan for returning to school for the 2020–2021 school year. The district has collected data from parent, teacher, and staff surveys to help guide our decisions, along with reviewing recommendations from the AccelerateED Task Force, S.C. DHEC, the CDC, and medical associations. Once the plan is finalized, the district plans to announce the details for returning to school on Thursday, July 9, 2020.