Savannah-Chatham County Public School System

West Chatham Elementary School Closure Due To Positive Staff Covid Case

Published on: 10/16/2020

​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 Elementary School due to positive COVID cases that have been identified among administrative/front office personnel.

At this time, there is no indication that the personnel who have tested positive for the Coronavirus have been in close contact with any students at the school, but we ask parents to monitor their child closely for symptoms.  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.

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 you have any questions about assignments or instruction during the closure, please contact your child's teacher.


Parents will be notified of the school reopening no later than close of business on Thursday, October 22nd.  Should there be a need to continue virtual instruction for all students beyond next week an update will be provided.  Once again, due to positive COVID cases among staff, West Chatham Elementary School will be closed to in-person learning October 19-23, 2020.  All students should remain on their regular learning schedule, but must remain home and log on through itsLearning. 

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