Return to Learn 2021 - 2022

UPDATED AUGUST 17: Return to Learn 2021-2022
Posted on 08/03/2021

Return to Learn!

Colleton County School District will return to learn fully face-to-face on August 16! In order to make our transition to fully -in-person learning as smooth as possible, we have included the latest back to school information below:

COVID-19 Mitigation Measures

Protecting our staff and students while we make this transition to fully in-person instruction remains CCSD’s top priority. In order to keep our school facilities as safe as possible as the district returns to school, CCSD continue to utilize the following practices:

  • The Colleton County School Board voted to suspend Temporary Policy ADD and instructed staff to implement a face covering/mask requirement effective immediately for staff, students, and visitors in and at all school district facilities and on district transportation through October 19 during a regular board meeting August 17. This decision was made in consideration of the spread of the extremely contagious COVID-19 delta variant and following recommendations released by the South Carolina Department of Education, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, and the Centers for Disease Control. We appreciate the efforts that our students, teachers, staff and community are making to make sure our schools can remain open and that our children continue to have the opportunity to safely learn in-person.
  • We will encourage district employees and students to receive COVID-19 vaccinations. We will work with regional healthcare providers to schedule vaccine clinics that can be hosted in our facilities.
  • Desk shields/barriers will be available for use in all of our school facilities.
  • Schools and buses will be cleaned daily, and comprehensively disinfected once per week.
  • Air purifiers will be placed in all CCSD classrooms.
  • Students and visitors will undergo temperature checks upon entering district properties.
  • Social distancing will be enforced on district properties when possible.
  • Students and staff members will be encouraged to regularly wash their hands and practice other sanitation techniques.
  • Water fountains will not be in operation on district properties, but the water bottle filler stations placed at schools will still be in use. We ask that all students and staff bring water bottles with them to school so they can use the bottle filler stations. Students will be eating in their school cafeterias where possible.

The above practices may be revised as we receive new guidance from state and federal authorities.

Student Registration

All those interested in registering their children to attend CCSD schools during the 2021 -2022 school year should visit their zoned school to complete the registration process. To find your attendance zone, please visit the websites linked below:

School Instructional Days

 The instructional days for CCSD schools are:

  • Black Street Early Childhood Center, 7:30 a.m. to 1:55 p.m.
  • Elementary Schools, 7:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.
  • Middle School, 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
  • High School, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

School Supply Lists

School Supply Information has been linked below:

Hard copies of these school supply lists will be placed in Colleton County-based businesses.

Dress Code Policy

Our student dress code policy will be in effect during the 2021-2022 school year. For more information on our dress code, please review the following board policy:

Student Laptops/Electronic Devices

CCSD students will be issued new district electronic devices upon their return to school. In order to receive a new district device, the student must return all district electronics that they were previously issued.

Back to School Nights

Our “Back to School Nights” will be held on the following days:

  • Colleton County High School: Tuesday, August 10 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Black Street Early Childhood Center: Thursday, August 12 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Elementary Schools: Thursday, August 12 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Colleton County Middle School: Thursday, August 12 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

A staggered schedule for attendee entry will be utilized at each school. These schedules will be released closer to the date of these event by each school site.

Bus Routes

Information on bus routes can be found on our Office of Student Transportation page.

Please note that routes will be created based on the number of students registered in our district on August 6. Routes will be updated on August 23, and new students will be added to their bus routes within 72 hours of this update. Parents should contact their zoned schools to ensure that their student is registered as a bus rider.

Student Nutrition Update

Our August School Breakfast/Lunch menus can be accessed by clicking the link below:

We want to thank all of our stakeholders for participating in the creation of this plan by giving us needed feedback. Please note that the information here may change or be updated as we approach August 16.

If you have any questions about our Return to Learn plan, please call (843) 782-4510.