Cancelled: SPARK! and ENGAGE

March 16, 2020

Dear Families,

The South Carolina Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics (GSSM) shares our community’s concerns about the novel coronavirus. Due to these concerns, GSSM has made the decision to no longer proceed with our ENGAGE and SPARK! after school programs. We believe this decision is necessary to protect our students, staff members, and community until the threat of COVID-19 declines. 

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “Schools, working together with local health departments, have an important role in slowing the spread of diseases and protecting vulnerable students and staff, to help ensure students have safe and healthy learning environments.

This decision to no longer continue with our after-school programs was not made lightly. We thank you for trusting us with your child on the campus of GSSM. Please know that all of us here at GSSM take the health and safety of your children very seriously. It is of our highest priority, and we will continue to take every measure to ensure all constituents remain safe and healthy.

 We encourage you to visit the links below for the most recent recommendations and updates on COVID-19. 

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me directly at


Mr. Randy LaCross

Vice President for Outreach & Global Initiatives

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