Governor McMaster announced that he will issue a new Executive Order outlining that public schools will remain closed until at least April 30th. He and State Superintendent Molly Spearman released the following statement, “At this time, students, parents, and families should plan for South Carolina’s schools to remain closed through the month of April. Our dedicated teachers and school administrators have done a tremendous job in making it possible for our students to learn at home. We understand that the prospect of schools remaining closed for an extended period of time places stress and strain on parents and children. Rest assured, if there is any way to safely open our schools earlier, we will do that, but schools must remain closed to protect the health and safety of South Carolinians.” I would like to thank all members of the Fairfield Family for your continued support and patience during this stressful time. We will continue to provide instructional support to our students in addition to a healthy breakfast and lunch. We recognize that this support would not be possible without the commitment of everyone in Fairfield County. Dr. J.R. Green, Superintendent Fairfield County Schools
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Click Headline for full article. Fairfield County School District is pleased to provide access to the internet to help families and students during our statewide closure. On tomorrow, March 26, 2020, Fairfield County School District will deploy 6 wifi-enabled buses throughout the county to help students access the internet. Buses will be available Monday through Thursday from 9:00 AM- 11 AM and 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM at specified locations. Students can access the internet while remaining in their parent's parked car within 200-250 feet of the bus. Students and parents will not be able to board the buses.
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While school is closed, free grab and go breakfasts and lunches for students up to age 18 will be made available. The meals will be distributed through pick-up lines outside of school at all locations. Breakfasts will be distributed 8-9 a.m. and lunches 11 a.m.-1 p.m. In the effort to support social-distancing practices, the meals cannot be consumed on-site. Beginning Thursday, food will be delivered along normal bus routes.
Fairfield County School District is excited to announce an expansion to its Digital Learning Initiative, which will enable students to request a Kejeet SmartSpots to use at home. Students are expected to properly utilize the device for educational purposes, in adherence to the Acceptable Use Policy. Parents are urged to contact the school's media specialist to learn more about the Kajeet SmartSpot. Devices are available for students in grades 3-12.
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