Fort Mill School District
2233 Deerfield Drive, Fort Mill, SC 29715
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ESSER III Return to School Plan
ESSER III Return to School Plan
Posted on 06/14/2021

As part of the ESSER III funding, school districts are required to post Return to School Plans on their website by June 24 using a government template. Based on information we have received from DHEC and the CDC we will not have an update on the safety protocols recommended for next year until after the June 24 deadline.

To review the current Return to School Plan please click on the pdf link below. The plan is based on current guidance and we fully believe this will change again before the start of school in August. We ask that everyone be patient as we fulfill the requirements under the federal program while also awaiting more information from DHEC and the CDC.

Highlights of the plan include:

- Students will continue to attend school in the five day face-to-face model.

  • - Per the Governor’s order, along with Proviso 1.108 adopted by the General Assembly, and recent information from the South Carolina Department of Education, mask use will be optional for students and staff in school buildings and facilities without the need for an Opt-Out form.
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- Per the South Carolina Department of Educations masks are still required on school buses effective August 30, 2021.
  • - At this time we anticipate the removal of desk shields at all grade levels.

- Contact tracing will still be required for any positive cases, along with quarantine and isolation protocols.

- Social distancing practices will remain in place when possible.

- The district will review the plan every six months at a minimum.

Again, we want everyone to understand this plan will be adjusted once new guidance is received.

Click here to view the Return to School Plan.