SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) – Georgia Governor Brian Kemp’s order to close all public schools goes into effect Wednesday, March 18. Schools in Savannah-Chatham County are already on spring break, but we have an idea of what education will look like starting next week.
From Monday March 23, SCCPSS students will organize “Independent Learning Days”. It basically means doing schoolwork and other activities at home.
The district says that if teachers have already set up a digital classroom, some students may receive homework directly from their teachers.
If students have not received homework from their teachers by 10 a.m. on Monday, March 23, students should plan to complete ONE homework each day of the week from the choice boards that were sent home on March 13. and which have been published on our website. You can access this information by clicking here.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding homework during the closing, please contact your teacher by email.
The SCCPSS says it will follow recommended Center for Disease Control guidelines for large group gatherings. This includes, but is not limited to, the cancellation of concerts, awards ceremonies, proms, athletic competitions and other school / district activities that would invite a large public gathering. Cancellations will be handled on a case-by-case basis and the appropriate notifications will be issued as soon as possible.
SCCPSS Food and Nutrition staff will begin serving meals at no cost to students in Savannah-Chatham starting Monday, March 23 and weekdays through April 1 at noon. Twelve (12) distribution sites have been identified based on federal guidelines.
Meals will be served using a curbside drive-thru service. Parents / guardians must have their children present at the time of pickup. If possible, parents are instructed not to get out of the vehicle while the staff strive to keep the conditions safe and the lines moving efficiently. Pedestrians will also be accepted.
SCCPSS staff will be available at designated sites each day from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The service will not be provided inside the school building. Meals are only available for children 18 years of age or younger. Children must be present to receive the meal and be counted for record keeping required by the state and federal government.
Families are welcome at one of the following distribution sites, regardless of their specific school attendance area, according to the SCCPSS:
FROM MARCH 23, 2020 – MEAL DISTRIBUTION SITES (MON 10AM-12PM)
ELEMENTARY OF GADSDEN
919 May Street, Savannah
1804 Stafford Street, Savannah
5111 Avenue Dillon
HENDERSON E. FORMEY SCHOOL
400 East Broad Street, Savannah
SOUTH-WEST PRIMARY SCHOOL
6020 Ogeechee Road, Savannah
HESSE K-8 SCHOOL
9116 Whitfield Ave., Savannah
PRIMARY JULIETTE BASS
15 Blue Ridge Ave, Savannah
975 Clinch Street, Savannah
MIDDLE SCHOOL OF WEST CHATHAM
800 Pine Barren Rd., Savannah
GROVES SECONDARY SCHOOL
100 Priscilla D. Thomas Way, Savannah
LIBERAL STUDY SCHOOL AT SAVANAH HIGH
400 Pennsylvania Ave., Savannah
JOHNSON SECONDARY SCHOOL
3012 Sunset Blvd., Savannah
- Students must be present to receive meals.
- Students must be 18 or under to receive meals.
- Curbside pickup will be offered.
- Service inside the school building will not be offered.
- Pedestrians will be accepted.
- Twelve sites have been identified for the distribution of meals.
- Families can visit any of the food service sites.
As of Monday March 23, 2020, a food assistance line will be available for additional questions by calling 912-395-5515.
Schools will reopen for the return of all staff on Wednesday April 1. Students will resume classes on Thursday April 2, unless sanitary conditions require otherwise and the governor extends his order.
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