Savannah-Chatham teacher on state task force creating plan to reopen schools

It’s a big question on everyone’s mind. When and how will Georgia schools reopen for the next school year?

Beaufort Co. teachers clean classrooms, reflect on end of school year

  SCCPSS leaders discussing possible coronavirus-related changes needed for next year

  ‘Graduation’ brought to driveways for young students

  Jasper Co. Schools applies to use resources for make up days

  Sea Camp still on this summer at Tybee Island Marine Science Center

UofSC cancels fall break, makes changes to Fall 2020 semester

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  Marching to Walk: Beaufort County students hold graduation protest

Bryan County High School holds drive-through graduation

  SCCPSS plans for phased and scheduled student supply pick-up

  Beaufort County seniors plan to protest virtual graduations

  Effingham Co. School District planning to offer in-person graduation ceremony

  SCCPSS holds first virtual graduation

  SCCPSS holds first set of virtual graduation ceremonies

After COVID-19 shut down schools, districts scrambled to make sure they could still celebrate the Class of 2020.

SCCPSS kicks off 3 days of virtual graduation ceremonies

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System will host virtual graduations this year.

  Richmond Hill students return items during ‘Collection Carnival’

While the road to finishing the 2020 school year wasn’t easy, teachers at Richmond Hill High School reflect on the year as things finally come to an end.

Bryan County principal reflects on unnatrual end to school year

For students in Bryan County, this week marks the last week of E-learning as students and faculty prepare for a much needed break.

  SCCPSS holding Virtual Job Fair

  South University offering new grant for Coastal Empire students

University System of Ga. to implement furloughs, discuss layoffs to meet FY2021 budget reductions

  Pandemic causing changes to SCCPSS budget process

  Bluffton High seniors pick up caps and gowns

  SCCPSS makes adjustments to weekly meal delivery to better serve students

  Pandemic brings new meaning to Teacher Appreciation Day

Teachers have likely never been as appreciated as they are right now. They’ve been forced to rethink how to do their job and engage with students during a pandemic.

  Savannah Tech Logistics training program could set you on path to success

Savannah Technical College is now offering multiple short-term career training courses, many of which you can take without leaving your own home. Logistics is one that continues to grow even as many other businesses struggle due to COVID-19.

Georgia allocates $411M in federal COVID-19 aid to schools

The Georgia State Board of Education is allocating $411 million in federal aid for COVID-19 related issues to the state’s school districts and independent charter schools.

  Hilton Head High School seniors celebrated with parade around campus

Celebrations for the Class of 2020 continued around Georgia and South Carolina Friday night, including one in the Low Country.

AccelerateED tasked with planning for summer and fall, SC school reopenings discuss expanded programs

On Thursday, AccelerateED, a new task force created by South Carolina Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman, met to discuss what summer and fall programs might look like for students, facility, and parents.

  Bulloch Co. seniors visit campus, pick-up graduation items in car line

A procession of cars might be the last thing seniors expected for this rite of passage toward graduation.

  SCCPSS planning to make additional meals for weekly delivery

Savannah Chatham Public Schools began their weekly distribution of meals Tuesday. During their bus delivery some routes ran out of food. One parent says they left empty-handed and has hopes the district will find a solution before next week.

  Liberty Co. valedictorians, salutatorians surprised by school staff

Liberty and Bradwell high schools’ administration staff boarded a school bus Wednesday carrying signs and balloons. A surprise for each school’s valedictorian and salutatorian.

South Carolina to receive $3.3M grant to improve education data system

The Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems Grant Program has awarded the South Carolina Department of Education a $3.3 million federal grant to incorporate early childhood education programs into the state’s existing system.

  SCCPSS honors class of 2020 with drive-thru celebration

It’s been anything but a typical year for the Class of 2020, so to honor them Savannah Chatham County Schools gave their seniors a special ceremony unique to this class.

  Adopt a high school senior program

A local gym owner in Garden City is taking it to the next level for high school seniors.

SCCPSS announces virtual graduation ceremony schedule

he Savannah-Chatham County Public School System has announced a schedule for virtual graduation ceremonies honoring the Class of 2020.

  Toombs County School District yet to make decision about graduation ceremony

Since Toombs County schools closed their doors March 13, the biggest question has been about graduation. But the school says they have not made any final decisions about ceremonies yet.

2020 recipients named for Abbie DeLoach Foundation scholarships

The Abbie DeLoach Foundation has awarded 20 scholarships to people in Savannah, across Georgia, the United States and overseas.

  Hampton Co. school districts working with students impacted by severe weather

Just last week, Hampton County was ravaged by tornadoes leaving many students without the resources they need to do well in school. This week, leaders in the school systems are saying that’s OK.

  Effingham Co. School District’s end-of-year plan for students

Effingham County School District now has now announced their plan for the end of the school year.

  Savannah firm donates Chromebooks to students in need

A Savannah firm answered the call to help Savannah-Chatham Public Schools.

  Teacher builds virtual school during COVID-19 pandemic

With schools out for the rest of the school year due to the health crisis, some parents may find it difficult learning the curriculum and teaching their children.

Georgia Southern student creates Paulson Stadium graduation ceremony in Minecraft

A senior marketing major at Georgia Southern University decided to create her own graduation ceremony after hers was canceled by the COVID-19 pandemic.

  Construction continues on new Jenkins High by screening workers daily

While some businesses are figuring out whether they will reopen or not, others haven’t stopped.

  Richmond Hill High to host drive-thru graduation

It’s been a whirlwind of emotions for seniors at Richmond Hill High School after a canceled prom and the possibility of no graduation. But now, dreams of putting on that cap and gown might come true.

Gov. McMaster: S.C. public schools to remain closed for remainder of school year

Gov. Henry McMaster said South Carolina students will not return to the classroom this school year.

  Internet access a concern for distance learning in S.C.

South Carolina is on its sixth week of online and packet-based learning. That will continue for the rest of the year.

  Donation helps supply SCCPSS students with laptops

No school district expected to end the school year like this—heavily dependent on digital learning.

  Savannah Country Day quiz bowl team finds new way to compete

High schools across Georgia are currently shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic, and that includes the activities that can make the student experience memorable.

Decision on reopening S.C. schools expected later this week

South Carolina’s education superintendent says she believes “a very good decision” on the remainder of the school year will be made later this week.

Majority of SC superintendents believe schools should remain closed for the rest of the year

According to the South Carolina Department of Education, the majority of superintendents in South Carolina do not think students and teachers should return to school this year.

  Schools, stadiums lighting up for high school seniors

Schools all across southeast Georgia used Monday night to honor their Class of 2020.

State superintendent: Decision on SC schools coming this week

Right now, all schools are closed through the end of April.

  Georgia college students petition for grade reform amid online classes

College campuses are empty, but classes continue on for students throughout the state of Georgia.

  SCCPSS hosting “Celebration of the Graduates of 2020”

Next month is the time when seniors thought they'd be making their way across the stage to get their diploma. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has shifted the normalcy of this tradition.

  Islands High School staff surprise Class of 2020

High schools all over have been reaching out to their seniors to show their appreciation.

  Tybee Island Maritime Academy principal makes videos to encourage students, families

Schools all over have been finding ways to reach out to their students in the age of social distancing. The principal of Tybee Island Maritime Academy has been making weekly videos to keep the families uplifted.

  Richmond Hill seniors surprised with signs

Senior students at Richmond Hill High School have been getting quite the surprise from faculty and staff.

College Board announces changes for Spring 2020 AP testing

New changes for high school students wanting to take Advanced Placement testing this year.

Effingham County School System to serve lunch through the end of the school year

The Effingham County School System has announced that they will serve meals now through the end of the school year.

Georgia colleges hold line on tuition, cut some summer fees

Georgia’s public universities and colleges will give those 330,000 students a break on costs for online summer classes and mostly hold the line on costs next year.

University System of Georgia: No tuition hikes next year

Students attending schools in the University System of Georgia will see no tuition increases next school year if the board approves the recommendation.

  SCCPSS school board meets virtually

The Savannah-Chatham County Public School System Board met virtually for the first time Wednesday.

  Savannah Arts Academy teacher delivering joy to students

Disappointment. That’s how several senior students describe the cancellation of their high school year.

Downtown Jesup honoring high school athletes who didn’t get to complete season due to COVID-19 outbreak

Hundreds of Georgia’s high school athletes aren’t able to finish their season this year, after the Governor extended the school closures.

  Teacher leaves small, loving message in classroom window

In times like this, it’s the smallest acts that are leaving some of the biggest impacts. A Savannah-Chatham County Public School teacher didn’t think much of a small gesture, but it’s been inspiring those who drive past the closed school building.

Financial hits pile up for colleges as some fight to survive

Colleges across the nation are scrambling to close deep budget holes and some have been pushed to the brink of collapse after the coronavirus outbreak triggered a series of financial losses.

  Toombs Co. High School staff create video to remind students they care

Since school is out, teachers and faculty still want to stay connected with the students.

  Students, teachers react to postponement of FFA State Convention

Georgia has one of the largest number of Future Farmers of America (FFA) members in the entire country.With the postponement of this years State FFA Convention that means thousands of students may not get the celebration they hoped they’d have.

  Liberty Co. school leaders looking at plans to help seniors

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp has directed public schools to remain closed for the rest of the academic year. Liberty County’s School System is now preparing for the extended closure.

  SCCPSS leaders adjust after governor cancels in-person class for rest of school year

School leaders across the state are reacting to Georgia Governor Brian Kemp’s decision to close in-person classes for the remainder of the school year. That decision has some districts working to figure out what is next.

  Lunchroom staff, volunteers preparing meals for Bulloch Co. students

School nutrition teams say they’re as busy now as when classes are in session. They’re cranking out thousands of meals for children across Bulloch County.

  Hands-on education at ECCA taking new approach due to COIVD-19

Effingham College and Career Academy prides itself in offering a hands-on approach to education.Which, as you can imagine, is especially hard if not impossible right now.

  Bulloch Co. teachers, students enjoy brief visit following social distance guidelines

You might think kids wouldn’t miss school during this time. But parents say they miss their teachers and vice versa.

Vidalia student on mission to keep kids reading

A Vidalia High School student is making sure kids won't be light on reading material with schools and libraries closed.

  Pooler Elementary throws parade for students

With schools closed down right now across the nation, both students and teachers are trying new ways to connect.One of the more popular one options, a parade.

  Evans County students receiving material to help with distance learning

While many schools move into another week of distance learning with E-books, there are other districts that aren’t quite there yet. The Evans County School District says they are currently providing students and families with work packets and other resources for now.

Bryan County School District will observe spring break week

Digital learning and meal deliveries will pause for the holiday week. Help may still be available for families in need.

Jasper County students, teachers adjusting to online learning

Navigating online and packet-based learning has not been easy for everyone.

  Online learning means different challenges for students with special needs

Distance learning is in full swing in school districts across the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry. Learning at home can be challenging especially for students with special needs.

  Savannah teacher planning to open free, online school

Homeschooling and digital learning are new territories for many parents.

  Benedictine cadets adapt to digital learning

Online learning has never been needed as much as it is right now. But what does it look like?