Archive for July, 2020

Proposed delayed school start for Savannah-Chatham Public Schools

Saturday, July 11th, 2020

Savannah Chatham public schools calendar 2020-21 new modified

Savannah-Chatham Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Ann Levett will make a recommendation to the Board of Education at their Thurs. July 16, 2020 meeting that the Academic Calendar for the 2020-21 school year be modified due to impacts created by COVID-19.

While the approved calendar for the upcoming school year originally called for a start date of Aug. 5, 2020, after reviewing public health data and hearing feedback from staff, parents and task force members, the Superintendent is advocating for a delayed start to the 2020-21 school year and other changes to the calendar.

Above is the recommended modified calendar that will be discussed at the July 16 Board of Education meeting.

With more than 37,000 students, the Savannah-Chatham County public school system is one of Georgia’s largest outside metro Atlanta.

Some Georgia school districts, such as Gwinnett and Richmond counties, are letting parents choose between in-person and online classes. Others are biding for more time. Bibb County schools have delayed the start of classes until after the Labor Day holiday Sept. 7 while officials weigh options, The Associated Press reported.

The American Academy of Pediatrics has recommended resuming in-person classes for K-12 students as long as it can be done safely. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is rolling out guidance. Draft CDC documents obtained by The Associated Press say: “Decisions about how to open and run schools safely should be made based on local needs and conditions.”

Learn more here. 

YMCA of Coastal Fall 2020 Sports Registration Now Open

Thursday, July 9th, 2020

fall sports 2020 Savannah Chatham County Pooler

YMCA Fall Sports Registration Now Open!

YMCA of Coastal Georgia missed their athletes this spring, but they’re ready for a fun AND safe fall season! Registration is now open for fall youth sports at all YMCA locations – join on the field for a season full of skill development and character building.

Visit www.ymcaofcoastalga.org/youthsports to learn more.

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Registration open now – Savannah United 2020 Fall Recreational Soccer

Thursday, July 9th, 2020

Savannah soccer Savannah United youth kids Chatham County

Registration for the Savannah United upcoming 2020 Fall Recreational soccer program is OPEN!

The registration is listed online as “2020 Fall Recreational Soccer” for ALL divisions (Micro and Rec) and TEAM registration. Register online here.

2020 Fall Recreational Season Schedule:
Practices may Begin: Monday, August 24th
Game 1: Saturday, September 12th
Game 2: Saturday, September 19th
Game 3: Saturday, September 26th
Game 4: Saturday, October 3rd
Game 5: Saturday, October 10th
Game 6: Saturday, October 17th
Game 7: Saturday, October 24th
Game 8: Saturday, October 31st
Makeup Day: Saturday, November 7th

If you have any further questions or concerns please feel free to contact Savannah United Program Director, Paul Smith, p.smith@savannahunited.com or Recreational Administrator, Vanessa Asterman, v.asterman@savannahunited.com.

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Savannah Families FREE Weekend @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center

Thursday, July 9th, 2020

telfair museums jepson center savannah

Savannah Families Free Weekend @ Telfair Museums Jepson Center
July 17–19 2020
Free and open to residents of Chatham County

Explore Juneteenth connections at the Jepson Center  in Savannah with an extended period of free admission for City of Savannah residents during regular hours during this three-day period. Art Activity Packets with family activities for the museum visit and at home art making are available for pickup in the Jepson Center lobby during this period.

Jepson Center
207 W. York St.
Savannah, GA 31401

Georgia State Railroad Museum in Savannah reopens

Thursday, July 9th, 2020

Old Fort Jackson Georgia State Railroad Museum Savannah reopening

Georgia State Railroad Museum in Savannah will now be open Wednesday through Sunday from 9 am to 5 pm, beginning Thurs. July 9 2020. Guided tours, blacksmithing and limited turntable demo/switching demos will resume.

For the safety of all staff and guests, the museum will be observing:
*Social distancing protocols
*Implementing enhanced sanitizing procedures.
*Changes to the exhibit flow and daily programming for guest safety.
*All persons entering the museum must wear a face covering or mask, per the emergency order issued June 30, 2020 by the Mayor of the City of Savannah. Any person who is unable to safely wear a face covering due to age, an underlying health condition or is unable to remove the face covering without assistance of others is exempt from this order. For more information about Savannah’s Face Covering order, please visit www.savannahga.gov.

Capacity will be limited to 30 guests at a time every half an hour, first come, first served, so please call ahead to check availability. Visitors can purchase tickets in advance online here or on-site at Georgia State Railroad Museum.

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Free bike helmets for kids in Savannah

Tuesday, July 7th, 2020

Free bike helmet giveaway in Savannah 2020

AAA is teaming up with Safe Kids to give free bike helmets to children in Savannah this Sat. July 11 2020, 10AM-Noon.

The public can pick up a free helmet for children 14-years-old or younger at AAA Savannah Branch 712 Mall Blvd. this Sat. July 11, 10AM-noon.

Participants must register in advance HERE.

When arriving at the drive-thru pickup, people must stay in their cars and children must be present.

Savannah Educational Consultants for summer tutoring to prevent COVID-19 slide

Monday, July 6th, 2020

COVID Slide tutoring Savannah Educational Consultants

Is your child ready for school? Don’t know where to start? Let Savannah Educational Consultants help you!

Savannah Educational Consultants can provide academic achievement tests and determine current levels of performance in reading (decoding and comprehension), written language (spelling, grammar, and writing mechanics) and math (calculation and applied problems).

Contact Savannah Educational Consultants to discuss your concerns and set up an individualized plan to ensure that your child is ready to go!

Savannah Educational Consultants
130 Tibet Ave.
Suite 103
Savannah, GA 31406

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Swim lessons in Savannah: Swim with Theresa

Sunday, July 5th, 2020

Swim with Theresa provides private swimming lessons for kids in Savannah.

Call (912) 665-0216 or email treely28@gmail.com

Learn more here. 

Private Music Lessons for Children with Kindermusik Savannah (piano, guitar, ukulele, mandolin, violin)

Sunday, July 5th, 2020

Kindermusik Savannah private music lessons for children

Kindermusik Savannah with 88 Keys Piano offers private lessons on multiple instruments for beginners ages 6+.

First 15 minute trial with your teacher is free! Choose Skype or in-person at the Kindermusik studio.

Text “Lessons”to 912-432-5885 for more info. kindermusikwith88keys.com

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SouthCoast Health: What Can We Expect After COVID-19

Sunday, July 5th, 2020
SouthCoast Health pediatricians nurse pracitioners

SouthCoast Health Nurse Practitioner Dawn Mace

SouthCoast Health experts offer advice here on what we can expect after COVID-19.

“That’s so much up in the air still when it comes to the coronavirus,” SouthCoast Health Nurse Practitioner Dawn Mace stated. “Everyone wants to know when things will go back to normal, if they ever will. The best answer, unfortunately, is we don’t know. But we’re all working hard to uncover how our world will look in the years to come.”

Changes you can expect to stick around include hygienic changes; remote jobs and chores; virtual medical visits/telemedicine.

Learn more here. 

Questions about the coronavirus pandemic? The experts at SouthCoast Health are here to help. Click here to schedule an appointment or call 912-691-3600.

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Free ice cream for reciting the Pledge of Allegiance on Monday afternoons during July, Savannah

Saturday, July 4th, 2020

Leopold's allegiance ice cream free July 2020

I Pledge July tradition  is still happening for 2020 @ Leopold’s Ice Cream in downtown Savannah.

During The I Pledge for Ice Cream Project 2020 @ Leopold’s Ice Cream, any child (age 12 and under, accompanied by an adult) who can recite the Pledge of Allegiance gets a free child’s scoop in a cake cone, cup or sugar cone.

Come to Leopold’s @ 212 East Broughton St. on Mondays in July 2020 from 4-7PM for the I Pledge for Ice Cream. The 2020 dates are: July 6, 13, 20 & 27.

Find other participating stores nationwide by clicking here. Don’t see your favorite ice-cream store on this list? Nominate them by clicking here.

Leopold’s Ice Cream, 212 East Broughton St., www.leopoldsicecream.com, 912-234-4442

Coastal Heritage Society to host July Fourth Fun at Old Fort Jackson

Thursday, July 2nd, 2020

Old Fort Jackson Savannah Fourth of July 2020

On Fourth of July 2020, Old Fort Jackson in Savannah will host many Revolutionary War themed activities for a “A Family Fourth” event.

There will be a range of family-friendly activities throughout the entire weekend, July 3 through July 5.

Old Fort Jackson’s 4th of July programming will focus on Savannah’s Revolutionary War history, featuring cannon firing programs, musket firing demonstrations, and readings of historic documents. Come and celebrate America’s birthday at Georgia’s oldest brick fort.

All “A Family Fourth” activities are included in the price of Old Fort Jackson museum admission and are free for Coastal Heritage Society members.

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