Latest Updates on COVID-19 Virtual Learning

July 20, 2020

The SCCPSS Board voted to implement e-learning for the first three weeks of the 2020 - 21 school year. Our SKTCS board met and have determined that since we receive Nutritional Services (lunch) and Transportation (buses) from the district our best course of action will be virtual education. 

We know that this is not the ideal situation for many of our families as almost 65% reported a desire to be back in school face-to-face. However, we must also consider the health and well-being of our faculty and have a responsibility to mitigate any possible transmission of this disease where so much is still unknown.

If there is anything you need assistance with please feel free to call the front office: 912.395.4200

 

SKTCS will welcome our students back, virtually, on Monday August 17th, 2020.  

 

We have adjusted the calendar to account for a late start.

  • As of now the only other e-learning days on our calendar are Election Day.

  • On or before September 4th the SKTCS board will reconvene to assess the current situation. At that time we hope to have further guidance from the district and/or state to decide whether to extend the virtual learning days or return face-to-face. 

 

We fully intend to provide the same quality hands-on, personalized, and place-based education you have come to expect.

Unlike the spring, we are much better prepared for virtual lessons and students will receive live instruction from their teachers in addition to projects, labs, and virtual field trips!

Exciting announcements

  • New Faces and Spaces! We are ecstatic to welcome new members of our teaching faculty. You can find their introductions and            biographies on our website.

  • Additionally, we have had some shifts within the building. We want to congratulate Ms. Q (business@sktcs.org) for her promotion to Business and Operations Manager, Ms. Ervin (frontoffice@sktcs.org)  for her promotion as the Administrative Specialist in the front office, and Mrs. Medina (yanis.medina@sktcs.org) for her appointment to Dean of Lower School. Please feel free to email them your congratulations!

  • All teachers will be fully trained in project-based learning this summer. That means more hands-on learning to encourage activation of multiple areas of the brain, real-life applications, and meaningful engagement with the curriculum. 

 

  • 2020 - 21 brings the start of the SKTCS Middle Grades Academy for Social Justice (Grades 6 & 7). The middle grades program will weave the following four strands throughout all of disciplines: 

    • Access – greater equality of access to goods and services.

    • Equity – overcoming unfairness caused by unequal access to economic resources and power.

    • Rights – equal effective legal, industrial and political rights.

    • Participation – expanded opportunities for real participation in the decisions which govern their lives.

 

  • SKTCS MGA also has a new home! We are proud to announce we have located a temporary new home for our middle school students (lower school students (K-5) will still be at 1709 Bull Street). This space will allow our older students to be fully immersed in the middle school experience. Of course, we desire for our entire school to be on one campus, so we will continue to look for one location that can house us all (please let us know if you have any ideas). But, for this year the MGA will be located at 3400 Florance Street.  We will be housed in a portion of the Ramah Junior Academy building, a historical organization that has educated and served the African American community in Savannah for over the past 100 years. 

    • ​The details for transportation are delayed due to Covid; however, the goal is that K-7 siblings will ride the bus together and be dropped off/picked-up at their respective sites. We will share more information as we get closer to face-to-face instruction. 

 

 

  • Third through Seventh Graders - please don’t forget to do your summer reading! This will be your first grade of the first marking period!

Final notes

  • We will announce the rescheduling of our now virtual Open House and Kindergarten Orientation soon. 

  • We intend to create video tutorials to assist families with accessing learning online.

  • We are awaiting guidance on how to implement IEPs virtually. 

  • There will be no paper-pencil option this time. Online only.

  • Each student will receive their own device that is assigned to them for the duration of the school year.

    • Families will have access to the hotspot buses provided by the district. If it is determined that there is no reliable internet in your area the school will also provide internet.  

  • As of now attendance policies are still in place and students are expected to be online during school hours. We will let you know if things change.

ALL SKTCS Parents:

Please take a few minutes to fill out this lunch application: https://www.myschoolapps.com/Application

**Complete by September 15, 2020**

The information collected from this will help the school in compiling our student and family demographics.

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