eLearning @ HCS

What is eLearning?

Horry County Schools has developed a plan for eLearning to provide students with assignments for lost instructional time due to school closure. This plan allows students to complete standards-based assignments from home while school is not in session. While we cannot replace the value of the teacher student interaction in the classroom we are working to provide resources and assignments that will help students remain engaged in learning while schools are closed.

Updated student assignment information will continue to be available at the following link:

  • Students are expected to complete and submit assignments via virtual classrooms. All students in grades 3-12 will have the option to take a device home.

  • Teachers will be available via email during regular work day hours to respond to questions, provide feedback, and clarification regarding assignments.

  • HCS recommends that students and/or parents use any electronic method available to submit completed student assignments to teachers. These completed assignments may be submitted to teachers as email attachments, photos, or uploads to Google Classroom.

  • For elementary students in grades PK-5, if parents do not have an electronic means to submit assignments, parents may submit paper assignments at their child’s elementary school. On designated Friday's, beginning on March 27th, parents of elementary students may drop off completed assignments (paper packets) at their child’s elementary school from 11:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. and 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Assignments for future weeks will be mailed to students who do not have access to a device. This process will continue for the entirety of the extended school closure. Friday drop-off dates include:
    March 27th
    April 3rd
    April 24th

  • For middle and high school students in grades 6-12, students can turn in or pick up hard copy assignments or gt support regarding their digital devices. The school will provide this opportunity on Fridays by appointment only beginning on Friday, March 27th. Parents should call the school (Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.) to schedule a time for pick-up and drop-off of hard copy work assignments or to request technology support. To prevent multiple trips to school and additional exposure, administrators will make every effort to ensure that students/parents can drop off finished work and pick up new assignments during the same visit to the school. This process will continue for the entirety of the extended school closure.
    Friday pick-up and drop-off dates, and appointments include:

March 27th
April 3rd
April 24th

  • Individual supports and accommodations for students with an Individual Education Program (IEP) or a Section 504 Plan, as well as English Language Learners, will be followed as a part of eLearning. Because specialized instruction or related services may not be delivered during the school closure for students with IEPs, the District will ensure that each student’s IEP team convenes within a reasonable time after the school closure ends to discuss services as needed.

Parents and students should continue to monitor the district’s COVID19 information page for regular updates.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is an eLearning day?

On eLearning days, students do not report to school. Students will be given assignments designed to be completed independently.

How and when will students and parents know if an eLearning day has been initiated?

School cancellations and the announcement of eLearning days will be shared through district/school websites, social media, ParentLink and local media outlets.

How much school work will students be required to accomplish?

The goal is not to overload students with work but to provide practice and learning activities related to their grade level/course standards.

How will students contact teachers with questions?

Teachers will be available via email during regular work day hours on eLearning days to respond to questions, provide feedback, and clarification regarding eLearning assignments.

How does attendance work for the eLearning day?

Students will be marked present.

How will student be informed about assignments?

  • Updated student assignment information will continue to be available at the following link:

Student Assignments and Resources

How does grading work for the eLearning day?

Students will be given credit as communicated by their teacher(s).

Do students with identified special learning needs have an alternative means to access their education on eLearning days?

Individual supports and accommodations for students with an Individual Education Program (IEP) or a Section 504 Plan, as well as English Language Learners, will be followed as a part of eLearning. Because specialized instruction or related services may not be delivered during the school closure for students with IEPs, the District will ensure that each student’s IEP team convenes within a reasonable time after the school closure ends to discuss services as needed.

What if my child does not have access to the internet or a device?

Students who may not have access to the internet will be provided paper copy options upon request.

When will assignments be due?

Students are expected to complete assignments during eLearning days.