Anderson School District One planning staggered start August 25

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Anderson School District 1 is moving back the start of the 2020-2021 school year for students one week. The first day of school for students will be Tuesday, August 25, 2020. District One officials said this gives the District an additional week to ensure all safety measures established in their “Back to School Protocol” document are in place.
The School Board approved the revised calendar in their July 28 meeting.

Under the new calendar, graduation for all three high schools remains scheduled for May 28, 2021. The last day of school for students will be June 8, 2021.

(Pictured – Palmetto Middle School students get a preview of the new school and meet with teachers with the new back to school item – face masks.)

Anderson One is planning a staggered school start.
According to the school start plan posted on the District One website, the District has been working to establish safety protocols that will provide the safest possible environment for students and staff. Training staff and students on these safety protocols will be important during the first days of school. Each year District staff inform and
train students on various aspects of school practices, rules and protocols. This year there will be A LOT of new things for everyone to learn!

District 1 explored several options to stagger the start of school for certain students. The plan allows for teachers to work with smaller groups of students as they review and teach very important safety protocols. It also allows for maximum social distancing while students are learning the new procedures and minimizes the risk of virus spread during this “practice” time.

Elementary and Primary Schools
The following grade levels will report to school on the following days:
Tuesday, August 25: Only 2nd and 5th grade will report to school
Wednesday, August 26: Only 1st and 4th grade will report to school
Thursday, August 27: Only K5 and 3rd, grade will report to school
Friday, August 28: All students will report to school for the remainder of the year if safe to do
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**K3 and K4 Classes
(Schools will contact parents with specific dates and times.)
K3 and K4 will report as follows:
Tuesday, August 25: 1/2 of students and parents will report to school
Wednesday, August 26: 1/2 of students and parents will report to school
Thursday, August 27: 1/2 students will report to school
Friday, August 28: 1/2 of students will report to school
Monday, August 31: All K3 and K4 students will report to school
** Bus transportation for K3 and K4 students will begin Monday, August 31.

Middle and High Schools
Students in grades 6 through 12 will report to school on the following hybrid/staggered
schedule:
Middle and High School Schedule for the week of August 25-28
Students with last names beginning with A-K will report to school on Tuesday, August 25 (A
Day) and Wednesday, August 26 (B Day). These students will not attend Thursday, August 27 or Friday, August 28.
Students with last names beginning with L-Z will report to school on Thursday, August 27 (A Day) and Friday, August 28 (B Day). These students will not attend Tuesday, August 25 or Wednesday, August 26.

Middle and High School Schedule for the week of August 31-September 4
Middle and High School Student Last name begins with A-K:
Tuesday, August 25: Report to School (A Day)
Wednesday, August 26: Report to school (B Day)
Thursday, August 27: Remain at home
Friday, August 28: Remain at home
Monday, August 31: Report to school (A Day)
Tuesday, September 1: Report to school (B Day)
Wednesday, September 2: Distance learning (A Day)
Thursday, September 3: Distance learning (B Day)
Friday, September 4: All Students report to school (A Day)

Middle and High School Student Last name begins with L-Z:
Tuesday, August 25: Remain at home
Wednesday, August 26: Remain at home
Thursday, August 27: Report to school (A Day)
Friday, August 28: Report to school (B Day)
Monday, August 31: Distance learning (A Day)
Tuesday, September 1: Distance learning (B Day)
Wednesday, September 2: Report to school (A Day)
Thursday, September 3: Report to school (B Day)
Friday, September 4: All Students report to school (A Day)

Middle and High School Students Last Name A-K Last Name L-Z
Aug. 25 Report to School (A Day Classes) Remain at home
Aug. 26 Report to School (B Day Classes) Remain at home
Aug. 27 Remain at home Report to School (A Day Classes)
Aug. 28 Remain at home Report to School (B Day Classes)
Aug. 31 Report to School (A Day Classes) Distance Learning (A Day Classes)
Sept. 1 Report to School (B Day Classes) Distance Learning (B Day Classes)
Sept. 2 Distance Learning (A Day Classes) Report to School (A Day Classes)
Sept. 3 Distance Learning (B Day Classes) Report to School (B Day Classes)
Sept. 4 All Students Report to School (A Day) All Students Report to School (A Day)