Savannah-Chatham County Public School System

SCCPSS Announces Closure of Port Wentworth Early Learning Center Due to Positive COVID-19 Cases Among Staff

Published on: 11/3/2020

SCCPSS considers the health and well-being of our students, teachers, and staff to be of the utmost importance. It is with this in mind that we are notifying you of the closure of Port Wentworth Early Learning Center due to confirmed positive COVID cases among the limited number of in-person staff at the school.  Port Wentworth ELC will be closed for in-person learning and students must return to virtual learning through November 20, 2020.  In-person learning is planned to resume for students enrolled in the hybrid learning option on November 30th, following the Thanksgiving break.

The district has been working closely with local public health officials to ensure the proper recommendations are followed to isolate staff diagnosed with COVID-19 and identify close contacts.  If a child has been identified as a close contact, school personnel will contact the family directly.

Port Wentworth is a school serving PreK-2 students and currently has six classes serving 8 students each.  All areas of the school will be deep cleaned and disinfected while the building is closed. If a child develops COVID-19 symptoms, parents are asked to please keep him or her out of school and group activities, such as sports or play groups, and contact the child's healthcare provider as soon as possible with the information that a COVID-19 case was identified in your child's school.  The Department of Public Health recommends that laboratory testing be obtained on all suspect COVID-19 cases.


  • Students should follow their normal instructional schedule and log on to itsLearning for classes during the closure.
  • Should families have any questions about assignments or instruction during the closure, please contact the child's teacher.

Parents will be notified of school reopening no later than close of business on Tuesday, November 24th.  Should there be a need to continue virtual instruction for all students beyond the Thanksgiving break an update will be provided. 

​Once again, due to confirmed positive COVID cases and the need to implement quarantine protocols among school personnel, Port Wentworth Early Learning Center will be closed to in-person learning November 4-20, 2020.  All students should remain on their regular learning schedule, but must remain home and log on through itsLearning. 

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