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Teachers to incorporate winter storm in curriculum

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Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools will be open Friday, but teachers were already back in the classroom on Thursday.

Teachers at Hodge Elementary School were utilizing their teacher work day to plan ahead for their students. Many plan to incorporate the winter storm into their curriculum.

"There were areas in our state that did receive large amounts of snow, and we are going to use that time to turn everything into a learning moment," said first grade teacher Bynikini Frazier.

While students were not in school Thursday, teachers took advantage of their first day back to school since the winter storm paralyzed Chatham County.

Many teachers were grading papers and getting caught up. It's been almost two and half days since the students have been in the classroom and now teachers will have to regain their students' focus.

"I know in my class, our service learning is definitely going to shoot up," said Frazier. "This will be an opportunity to collect blankets and to send notes of caring and thanks."

As students get back into the groove of school the big question remains, will students have to make-up these inclement weather days?

"We do have until the end of the school year to make a determination on what those make-up days are," said SCCPSS Spokesperson Kurt Hetager. "That has to go through a recommendation from the board, but we are yet to be determined as we stand today."

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