3 SCCPSS schools go virtual due to COVID spike

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SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — Three schools in the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System will hold classes online due to a spike in COVID-19 infections.

Beach High School will remain virtual for the rest of the week. Groves High School and Shuman Elementary School will shift to remote learning through Jan. 21.

Last week, Beach, Islands and Johnson high schools went virtual due to the virus. While Beach’s hiatus will continue, students at Islands and Johnson are expected to return to the classroom Tuesday.

“SCCPSS is committed to offering in-person learning this semester as we were able to do throughout the fall semester, but due to the rapid spread of COVID at this time, we ask our families to understand and prepare for health and safety conditions that may create rolling shifts to virtual learning,” SCCPSS said in a press release on Jan. 10.

The shutdown impacts all all activities for the schools, but for athletics, Beach and Groves student-athletes should contact their coaches for scheduling information.

Lunches will still be available for students during the virtual shift. Shuman Elementary meals will be available on the school’s bus ramp each day from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For Beach, lunches will be available in the school cafeteria between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Groves students will be able to pick up a lunch meal on the school’s bus ramp each day from 11am to 12:30pm.

All three schools are expected to resume in-person classes on Monday, Jan. 24.

“If there are situations that require adjustments that may impact family routines, we will notify you as soon as possible through all available communication channels,” the district stated last week. “We encourage you to develop emergency plans for such situations. To ensure we are able to reach you immediately, please make sure school officials have accurate contact information for your family.”

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