Ready for Inclement Weather as eLearning Initiative Continues for 2020
Last winter, schools throughout Spartanburg County closed for two consecutive days in early December due to an epic snow storm. District 7 had launched its foray into the field of eLearning as one of only five districts state-wide participating in a pilot program that allows students to work virtually from home when schools are closed. Teachers and students were well prepared for the effort with lessons downloaded on student computers and activity folders sent home for younger learners. The eLearning days enabled students to plug-in to complete school assignments while also balancing plenty of playtime in the snow.
Thanks to last year’s success, the pilot program has now expanded to 15 school districts. “eLearning Days cannot replace the face-to-face time students have with their teachers, but they can provide better continuity when school is interrupted,” said Dr. Eric Levitt, Chief Technology and Innovation Officer. “eLearning Days also negate the need for makeup school days in June, helping families more effectively plan summer activities.”
We have compiled a list of eLearning resources on our website at https://www.spartanburg7.org/elearning so parents and students are prepared if the need arises.
School Choice Application Window is Open
Though our students are assigned to schools based on their residential address, they may apply to a school with a certain focus, a school with a unique program, or another school within the district.
Expanded choice offers parents and students residing in D7 the opportunity to request permission to attend a school other than their residentially assigned school. The different programs offer students unique opportunities to delve deeply into an area that interests them, where students and teachers with common talents and strengths work together. Each one of our schools emphasizes a specialized theme and innovative approach to learning.
To plan properly, the District has established specific procedures and deadlines for School Choice requests. If you wish to request to enroll your child in a school other than the one he/she attends, you must complete and apply for School Choice. Spartanburg School District 7 has opened its window for submitting an application for school choice for the 2020-21 school year. Additional school choice information and applications can be accessed on our website. The application window runs until February 29.
March 27 and Spring Break Holiday
Reminders: Friday, March 27 is a holiday for students and and exchange day for all educators in all District 7. Spring Break is March 30- April 3.
Enrolling a Student in District 7
If you're new to the District and need to register your child for school, you'll need a snapcode. Please visit the school in your attendance zone during school business hours, Monday thru Thursday to obtain that information.
To enroll a new student, parents need to present the following:
• State-issued birth certificate
• Properly completed Immunization Certificate or Religious Exemption Certificate (Religious Exemption Certificate provided by Health Department)
• Proof of residence in two forms (current mortgage/lease statement and current electric or utility bill)
If you have any questions in regard to student enrollment, please call the District Office at 864.594.4400.
Welcome to Spartanburg District Seven
This is an exciting time in the life of Spartanburg District 7. With a new state-of-the-art high school that recently opened and a redesign of an old high school to a new middle school scheduled for completion in 2020 – there’s tangible momentum across the District. In fact, a closer look at the District reveals a long tradition of excellence and innovation througout the decades. Honored as an Apple Distinguished Program following our progress with 1:1 technology, and selected as a member of the nation’s League of Innovative Schools – District 7 continues to earn regional and national visibility for its commitment to equity in education and its emphasis on the critical role of blended learning in today’s instruction. If you and your family are new to town, come take a look at our schools, meet our teachers and explore the wide range of opportunities available to our children throughout the District. To learn more about placing your child in one of our schools, please contact Erika Shoolbred ar email@example.com.