Sent on behalf of Interim President / Senior Vice President for Residential, Mr. Danny Dorsel:

Dear GSSM Community,
Please find below some updates for this week.
COVID-19 testing, cases and contract tracing

  • All test results received as of this correspondence have been negative for the testing completed on Wednesday. As a reminder, we are using the PCR test which can take up to 48 hours to receive the test results.
  • Next week we will test one-third of the student body on Wednesday, April 28

Reminders of safety precautions

  • Please continue to wash your hands.
  • Please complete the REACH survey daily, wear your mask and contact tracing tags, and social distance

Interim update

  • A reminder that AP Exams will be administered on campus May 3-17 and virtually at home May 18-June 11.
  • Mr. Sintich and Mrs. Coker are sending out specialized information, reminders, and instructions to students based on their exam administration periods.
  • Please remember to check your AP Exam messages from Mr. Sintich and Mrs. Coker and please follow all instructions provided.

Graduation update

  • Graduation tickets will be mailed to families of seniors next week. Please let Dr. Martin ( know if you do not receive them by April 30.

Intent to Continue Forms

  • Junior families whose students plan to return to GSSM for their senior year need to turn in their Intent to Continue GSSM School Year 2021-22 if they have not already done so. The forms were due April 19. The final deadline to reserve your student's place at GSSM is Monday, May 17. The form can be found on the student GSSM portal. Please contact Mrs. Carabo ( if you have questions.

Academic Award Ceremony

  • To make sure students taking AP exams aren't rushed, the Academic Awards Ceremony will begin at 4:00 pm, instead of 3:30 pm, on Monday, May 17.
  • The event will be held in the gym for students in residence, and faculty and staff and can be viewed via LiveStream for those not on campus.

I hope everyone has an enjoyable weekend.

Mr. Danny Dorsel
Interim President / Senior Vice President for Residential
SC Governor's School for Science + Mathematics