SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – The Savannah-Chatham County School system is preparing for a different start to the new year.

The district is welcoming about 300 new teachers for the 2020-21 school year and the staff has worked to come up with creative ways to engage.

Virtual orientation sessions were held this week not only to welcome the teachers but to reassure them. The teachers were at home while district staff trained them from a central location.

While their start with SCCPSS may not be normal — they will have access to services to help them succeed.

“They will be referred to as district resource centers,” said SCCPSS Deputy Superintendent Vanessa Miller-Kaigler, “wherever there is a need of site administrators and district staff to utilize district resources to make it convenient and afford them the opportunity.”

The school board will host a special meeting Wednesday to learn more about the district’s plan for virtual learning, staff training and technology.

SCCPSS classes begin online on Wednesday, Aug. 19. To learn more visit