SCCPSS Virtual Instruction Model to Continue

Staff Report

Friday, August 28th, 2020

SCCPSS continues to weigh all factors associated with the COVID-19 Pandemic and our return to in-person instruction.  With over 37,000 students and 5,600 staff members across the District, this is no easy task.

On July 16, the Board approved delay of the academic calendar start date afforded us time to prepare, train, and ready our virtual mode of instruction.  At that time, we were hopeful that transmission rates would be reduced to a safe level for a possible return to face to face operation by Labor Day.  Based on the most recent data, it does not appear that the pandemic is slowing at a rate fast enough to return to in-person teaching and learning by September 8, 2020. 

At this time, SCCPSS will continue to administer a Virtual Mode of Instruction until further notice. 

Any further updates regarding the instructional model will be shared through our parent notification system and information will be posted online at this website.

The data on the number of cases in our community will dictate when children may return to face-to-face instruction.  When this happens, we will ensure safety protocols are fully implemented.  The District is working on a reentry plan that will include a phased-in approach for students.  A Board Workshop on this matter is planned during the September 9, 2020, Board meeting.   

While we recognize that virtual learning is not ideal for all, it is currently the safest approach for children and for the adults who serve them. 

Thank you for your continued support of the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System.

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