We know things are going to look a little bit different this year, so we’re looking for your tips + knowledge on networking with teachers (and other parents), whether you’ll be opting for fully-remote learning (and any hacks you have), plus advice on tools and techniques that support learning, keeping kids happy while physically distancing + more.
Here’s a little background info –
Who said what? 🗣️ Gov. Henry McMaster spoke about reopening schools at the State House on July 15. McMaster called for all schools to reopen in the fall and for school districts to allow parents to decide between five days a week in the classroom or virtual learning. The governor also recommended that schools wait to reopen until Sept. 8 in order to allow more time to finalize reopening plans.
🗣️ SC Education Superintendent Molly Spearman agreed with McMaster about the importance of reopening schools. However, she said the decision of when to open should happen at the local level and should take into account community infection rates. More information on guidelines about back to school have been recommended byAccelerate ED. The full report can be found here.
🗣️SC for EDsupports districts following DHEC guidelines based on what’s happening in local communities. The organization supports providing virtual options until the number of positive cases of COVID-19 reduces.
○ On Tuesday, DHEC announced1,573 new cases of coronavirus and 52 additional deaths in SC. That brings the total number of cases in SC of COVID-19 to 83,720, and the total deaths to 1,505.
○ Charleston County School Board finalized the district’s plan for fall reopening, and it’s likely Charleston County students will start the year online, depending on COVID-19 virus rates in the area. The plan allows parents the option to choose between in-person or online learning for their children. (Post and Courier)
○Experimental COVID-19 vaccine testing, created by the U.S. government, started on Monday. About 30,000 Americans received shots, whose results are expected to come in months from now. (Post and Courier)
Hey, there. Looking for today’s #MustDo events? In accordance with the
CDC’s recommendations regarding public gatherings, we have decided to postpone public event coverage for the time being. We look forward to bringing you Charleston’s #MustDo events soon (until then, feel free to submit your virtual events
Civic ○ Pay to park might become a thing of the past, at least on the peninsula. Councilman Harry Griffin is proposing to eliminate paid parking in downtown Charleston. The councilman believes that free parking could attract more people to the downtown area to promote business. Charleston City Council was presented with the proposal Tuesday night. 🚗 (WCBD)
Development ○ There are plans for first responders to be honored with a monument at the Mount Pleasant Waterfront Park. The large bell structure will show appreciation for police, firefighters + public service employees. Cost estimates are being calculated by the Planning Department+ details will go for further review/approval by the committee and town council. 🔔 (Moultrie News)
Ranked ○ #1. MUSC Health was named the #1 hospital in South Carolina by the U.S. News & World Report for the sixth year in a row. Ear, nose and throat, gynecology + cancer were three of the Charleston division specialty areas ranking among the best in the country.
TryThis ○ Shop virtually at the Holy City Vintage Market. This event featuring 20+ vendors will serve as a fundraiser to benefit Fresh Future Farm(2008 Success St., North Charleston), a Black-led urban farm + grocery store. This vintage virtual experience takes place Sun., Aug. 2, 12-3 p.m. on Instagram. Shoppers have until midnight of market day to donate $5 to enter a raffle to win one big prize bundle from local vendors. 🛍️
TheBuy ○ What if we told you that jeans could be as comfy as the leggings you’ve been living in? Three former Under Armour execs founded Revtown Jeans using a proprietary fabric of Italian-milled denim infused with the same stuff used in yoga pants + football uniforms.Shop here. Ⓟ
Image provided by BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
Hey, SC – let’s sacrifice convenience for the safety of all citizens.
SC’s health leaders – South Carolina Medical Association, South Carolina Hospital Association and BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina – strongly encourage you to do your part to help slow the spread of COVID-19 by wearing a face mask in public. 😷
(Yep; it’s really that simple. Not convinced? Here’s what’s Rumor vs. Real.)
Why do you wear a mask? Share on social with #SlowtheSpreadSC. Ⓟ