BCSD schools to remain closed through end of school year; Virtual learning will continue
Published April 22, 2020
As a result of Governor Henry McMaster’s school closure order issued during the press conference Wednesday morning, all Berkeley County School District (BCSD) schools will be closed to students through the remainder of the school year. BCSD will continue to deliver virtual instruction to students learning at home until the conclusion of the academic year in June.
“Although we are saddened that we will not be able to welcome our students back in their schools this academic year, we are confident that the District has proven itself over the past five weeks to be able to provide virtual instruction for students using our blended learning platform,” BCSD Superintendent Eddie Ingram said. “We are committed to continuing on this learning path to ensure our students receive high quality instruction and complete this school year strong.”
Additionally, BCSD staff are planning for robust summer programs with choices for all students. More information concerning summer learning options will be provided in May.
2020 graduation ceremony plans
BCSD district and school leaders are considering multiple options to deliver meaningful graduation ceremonies for seniors. At this time, high school principals are working with district leaders to explore multiple venue options and schedule adjustments to include high school football stadiums and indoor facilities, and are also reviewing the option for later scheduled dates at the North Charleston Coliseum. The safety and security of students and staff remain our priority, and we will follow any social distancing and health guidelines in place. We will be surveying seniors and their parents to receive additional input regarding graduation ceremonies.
We will provide more information regarding plans as they are finalized. Information concerning senior supplies and the senior experience will also be forthcoming and shared with students and parents by school leaders.
Student feeding program
BCSD will continue to provide lunch and snack AT NO COST to children 18 years of age and younger during the school closure as a drive-through PICK UP service. We recognize that the support our children and families need remains the same and may even increase during this time. The district will provide hot lunch and a snack for PICK UP, Mondays through Thursdays. In addition, cold meals for Fridays will be provided on Thursdays. (Cold meals should be kept refrigerated until eaten.)
BCSD schools hosting drive-through PICK UP of lunch and snack (11 a.m. to 1 p.m.) are:
- Berkeley High School located at 406 W Main St, Moncks Corner, SC 29461
- Boulder Bluff Elementary School located at 400 Judy Dr, Goose Creek, SC 29445
- Cainhoy Elementary School located at 2434 Cainhoy Rd, Huger, SC 29450
- Cane Bay High School located at 1624 State Rd, Summerville, SC 29483
- Cross Elementary School located at 1325 Ranger Dr, Cross, SC 29436
- College Park Middle School located at 713 College Park Road, Ladson, SC 29456
- Devon Forest Elementary School located at 1127 Dorothy St, Goose Creek, SC 29445
- Hanahan Elementary School located at 4000 Mabeline Rd, Hanahan, SC 29410
- H.E. Bonner Elementary School located at 171 Macedonia Foxes Cir, Moncks Corner, SC 29461
- J.K. Gourdin Elementary School located at 1649 Highway 45. Pineville, SC 29468
- Sangaree Elementary School located at 1460 Royle Rd, Summerville, SC 29483
- Sedgefield Middle School located at 131 State Rd S-8-490, Goose Creek, SC 29445
- St. Stephen Elementary School located at 1053 Russellville Rd, St Stephen, SC 29479
- Timberland High School located at 1418 Gravel Hill Rd, St Stephen, SC 29479
Through a partnership with local churches and other community organizations, Berkeley County School District has expanded its feeding location options to sites throughout the community. For more information about the feeding program and locations, please visit the BCSD website.
It is our priority to ensure that our students continue to receive the proper nutrition during this school closure. This service is available to ALL Berkeley County children 18 years of age and younger. No student will be permitted to enter the building or eat on-site.