Open houses, uniforms, supplies at Savannah-Chatham elementary schools

At Wednesday’s regular school board meeting, Ann Levett, district superintendent, said the 2021-22 school year would be a “transitional year.” After being primarily virtual and hybrid since March 2020, students and teachers are expected to be in the classrooms five days a week starting on Aug. 4. Open houses begin Aug. 1.

Answer to the fashion question of the year for Savannah-Chatham County school students: Yes, school uniforms are making a comeback in 2021. Supply lists and and complete district policy regarding uniform requirements for each school are available online at sccpss.com. Face masks will be required for all students riding the school buses, but will be optional once inside the school buildings.

In this file photo from 2019, two pre-kindergarten students model the uniforms for that year at the Early Learning Center at Formey School.

Generally for all schools, uniform tops must be one-color polo-type shirts, collared blouses or turtle necks. No ornamentation other than school insignia, if available, is allowed. Bottoms must be made of standard uniform material (cotton and/or twill). Pants/slacks must be of appropriate size (not too big nor too small or tight), be worn at the natural waist (with a belt if the pants have belt loops), and not drag on the floor. Also, belts must be solid navy, black or brown and without overly-large belt buckles that may be a distraction. Girls may wear similar-color (including plaid) skirts, skorts, or jumpers.