From small to large school districts, counselors and social workers around the Lowcountry say they are increasing mental health care for students to get ahead of potential stresses caused by the pandemic this year.
The CDC reported what it calls a “troubling” drop in routine vaccinations for kids during the COVID-19 pandemic.The agency said while families followed public health warnings about staying home during the pandemic, “an unfortunate result was many missed routine vaccinations.”
About 12,000 students returned for in-person classes Tuesday as Charleston County schools reopened for their first day.For many, it was their first time returning to their buildings since the state closed schools in March.
The Dee Norton Child Advocacy Center in the Lowcountry is sharing tips for parents and caregivers when discussing changes children will face when returning to the school whether that be in-person or virtually.
Lowcountry districts have been challenged to find a way for kids to return to cafeterias safely amid the coronavirus pandemic, and they are starting to reveal some of their plans for how the new lunch lines will work.
The Charleston County School District says they will be holding a live video chat Wednesday afternoon on their Youtube Channel for families to ask the Superintendent questions about the upcoming school year.
Teachers in Berkeley County plan to protest outside the district school board meeting Tuesday evening for a second time in two weeks. They are demanding the school year begin virtually, to keep students and staff safe amid the coronavirus pandemic.