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Dear GSSM Families,
Covid 19 has caused major disruptions throughout the world. GSSM chose to provide classes virtually through the spring 2020 semester to protect our community. While this approach was not ideal for anyone, everyone worked together to make it the best it could be. We are proud of the way GSSM adapted quickly and professionally to the disruption to meet our students’ needs.
As Covid 19 continues to present disruptions, we need to make decisions about the coming school year. We assembled a task force with multiple subcommittees to consider our options from multiple angles. We carefully considered state and federal health guidance, currently available scientific information, the institution’s priorities and capabilities, and stakeholder opinions and interests in coming to a consensus on a recommendation for the GSSM residential program for the academic year 2020-2021.
While we realize any implemented plan will have its pros and cons and will cause a wide spectrum of emotions, we feel that the chosen path forward best meets GSSM’s priorities:
The plan for the academic year 2020-2021 is:
As we continue to plan for fully virtual education in the fall, careful consideration will be given to the necessary changes in the following:
We will also work to provide all necessary technical and equipment support for students and faculty.
We will communicate all relevant information as it becomes available.
I will host two open meetings listed below via Livestream for students and families to ask questions. The link is https://livestream.com/scgssm. Ideally, please send questions ahead of time to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The sessions will be recorded and distributed to the GSSM community if you are not able to attend.
Similar to the decisions we made last spring semester, these decisions are hard ones. We miss being physically surrounded by the vital, energetic, inquisitive and committed minds that make GSSM the best school in South Carolina. We are committed to continuing to bring our students the top education that is the signature of GSSM, and also work hard to foster the sense of community that endears our school to so many.
We appreciate the trust you give us to care for your students. As we continue to plan for and implement our fall semester, we thank you in advance for that trust and your commitment to our school, especially from the newest members of the GSSM family, the Class of 2022.
Daniel S Dorsel
Senior VP for Residential
SC Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics