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Spencer Elementary gets creative to prep for cold weather

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Some schools in the district are preparing for the frigid cold temperatures in some creative ways.

Spencer Elementary School has started something they've called a community center, where they keep donated coats, jackets, sweatshirts and even extra uniforms for any student who might not be warm enough during the day.

Spencer Elementary said their teachers open the doors at least an hour before school starts so the students can stay and study in the warm building.

If temperatures remain cold during the day, the kids will have recess in doors, but will have plenty of activity thanks to the physical education specialist.

 They even send out phone calls the night before to alert parents of cold weather.

"It is so important because we want our children to come to school every day," said Spencer Elementary School principal Andrea Williams.  "We have a wonderful nurse who checks, and we have a great media specialist who does a telephone service to let parents know the day before we checked the weather report that says ‘it's going to be cold, please makes sure you have your sweaters and jackets', and we will let them in the building as soon as they get here."

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