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

  • There were two positives cases this week.  Our quarantine protocol for those students and their close contacts has begun.  We appreciate their cooperation and that of their families.
  • Next week we will begin the rotational, surveillance testing for the student body.

Reminders of safety precautions

  • Please continue to complete the REACH survey Monday through Friday.
  • Great job on wearing masks and contact tracing tags – keep it up!!
  • Curfew time reminder
    • Students may sign out of the building beginning at 7:00 a.m. each morning unless otherwise communicated.  Campus curfew will be 7:00 p.m. every evening.  The only exceptions will be activities sponsored by Campus Life or another approved school entity.  Building curfew will be 8:00 p.m. on the weeknights and 9:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. 
    • To specify, students must be on campus by 7:00 p.m. and inside by 8:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 9:00 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.


  • Upgrades to the wifi in the residence halls have resulted in much better connectivity and performance.
  • We are pleased that students are responding to our request that they not use wifi hotspots or other interfering devices.

Interim update

AP exam update

  • All GSSM students were provided a form on Wednesday, April 7 to let Mr. Sintich know which AP exams they intend to take. 
  • For residential students, forms need to be returned to the box in your hallway by Friday, April 9.
  • For virtual students, forms need to be returned by email to Ms. Susan Coker by Friday, April 9. 
  • Students who have a change in their residency status need to let Mr. Sintich know as it may affect the way they take their AP exams this year.

I hope everyone has a great and refreshing weekend.


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