The health and safety of our Porter-Gaud community is of utmost importance. We are staying apprised of recommendations from international, federal and local agencies regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19), and we will keep this webpage updated with information as it pertains to Porter-Gaud. Email or text alerts will be sent to notify you of changes.
CLOSURE ANNOUNCEMENT: MARCH 20 UPDATE
At this time, we anticipate remaining closed through April 10th. This means that following Spring Break, we will begin virtual learning on March 30. We will continue to provide high-level instruction and maintain our strong connection as a community while not physically on campus. Division schedules and updates were shared with students and parents on Wednesday, March 25.
The South Carolina Independent School Association announced that all interscholastic competitions will be SUSPENDED from March 15th through April 3rd, at which point they will reevaluate. Practices are also cancelled until further notice.
SPRING BREAK TRAVEL
Out of an abundance of care and caution, we strongly urge all community members planning to travel over break (either domestically or internationally) to follow the recommended U.S. State Department and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance on COVID-19. Per CDC advisories, you may be required to self-quarantine for 14 days following travel to an affected country before you may return to campus. As a precaution, we encourage families who will be traveling to complete our Spring Break travel form. This is a critical step in assisting our local health agencies.
VIRTUAL LEARNING PLAN: UPDATED 3/17
We will ensure the continuity of learning by moving to virtual school. Great teachers make great online teachers. The strengths of our exceptional teachers are, in part, built on their ability to relate to students and create a true classroom community. That also carries over into the online classroom. Below is our Virtual Learning Plan - A Guide for Families.
We will keep you updated via the website, email and our emergency messaging platform. To ensure you receive all Porter-Gaud emergency text messages and emails, please opt-in for our emergency text messages by sending the message YES to 87569. It is an FCC requirement to opt-in to receive emergency messages.
SC residents can enter the promo code COVD-19 to have the fee waived.