Savannah-Chatham County Public School System

SCCPSS Announces One Week Closure of West Chatham Middle School Due to Positive Staff COVID Case and Quarantine Protocols

Published on: 10/23/2020

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 a one week closure of West Chatham Middle School due to a confirmed positive COVID case that has been identified among school personnel and the need for additional staff members to enter quarantine protocols.

We have 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.

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 Thursday, October 29th.  Should there be a need to continue virtual instruction for all students beyond next week an update will be provided.  Once again, due to a confirmed positive COVID case and the need to implement quarantine protocols among school personnel, West Chatham Middle School will be closed to in-person learning October 26-30, 2020.  All students should remain on their regular learning schedule, but must remain home and log on through itsLearning.



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