Back-to-School Information: 2021-22

IMPORTANT NUMBERS

Triol Hall: (912)925-8800
Upper School Office: (912)961-8681
Middle School Office: (912)961-8695
Lower School Office: (912)961-8731
The Little School: (912)961-8830/8831
Athletic Office: (912)961-8767
Fine & Performing Arts: (912)961-8779
Nurses’ Office: (912)961-8763
Student Billing: (912)961-8702
Advancement Office: (912)961-8822
College Counseling Office: (912)961-8679
Facilities & Security: (912)961-8808
Hornet Shop: (912)961-8810
Auxiliary Programs: (912)961-8717

MASK POLICY & COVID RESOURCES

SCDS will return to in person learning with all students and faculty (JK-12) masked indoors for, at a minimum, the first two weeks of school. This will allow for a safe start to the school year as we continue to monitor the spread and assess both the Chatham County metrics, which can be found here, and our internal metrics.

COVID resources are located under RESOURCES. Click HERE (you will be prompted to sign-in) to review daily numbers. A weekly COVID update will be emailed every Friday afternoon.

REVISED CARPOOL & TRAFFIC FLOW

Due to the construction of the new Upper School STEM Building, campus traffic flow and carpool will change this year. Thank you in advance for your patience during campus construction. 

Cedar Grove Road Gate: Jr. K - 1st Grade (and older siblings) 
Willow Road Gate: Lower & Middle School 
Saunders Stadium Gate: Student parking for juniors and sophomores
Stillwood Drive Front Gate: Little School and seniors. Non-driving Upper School students may be dropped off in front of Lewis Leadership.

 

NEW FACULTY & STAFF

Please click HERE to meet our new faculty and staff.

SCHOOL HOURS 

 Jr. Kindergarten - Fifth Grade: 8:30AM*–3:00PM  
* Classrooms open at 8:15AM, with opening bell at 8:30AM. Morning Wait is offered at no charge, beginning at 7:30AM. 
Sixth - Twelfth Grade: 8:30AM–3:25PM 

HORNET SHOP

The Hornet Shop is open Monday-Friday with the following hours: July 26 - August 6: 9:00 AM-3:00 PM. Beginning August 9: 8:00 AM-3:00 PM. Cash, checks, and credit cards are accepted forms of payment (items may no longer be charged to students' school accounts). 

CAMPUS PARKING DECALS
Parking decals were mailed in late July. If you need an additional one, please call or email Lisa Team at 912.961.8802 or team@savcds.org.

SCDS BUS TRANSPORTATION
Country Day offers multiple bus routes: Isle of Hope/Dutch Island, Pooler/Southbridge/Savannah Quarters, Richmond Hill, and a new bus route to Bluffton. For route information, contact Michaela Shank at 912.961.8808. For rates and sign-up information, contact Catherine Amman at 912.961.8702. 

EXTENDED CARE & AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
After Care (JK-5th grade and 6th-8th grade) is available for a fee. Information about Extended Care and our 2021-22 After School Program offerings will be emailed to parents in the near future.

SCHOOL UNIFORMS
Students are required to wear a school uniform from Land’s End. You may order by phone or online (1.800.469.2222 or www.landsend.com). Lower & Middle School code: 900138850; Upper School code: 900132580. More detailed information about our dress code appears in the student handbook. The Parents’ Association oversees an on-campus Uniform Closet, offering gently used uniforms and spirit wear for families. The Uniform Closet is located in Pressly Hall (Lower School).

MEDICAL RECORDS & SCHOOL FORMS

All forms must be completed and returned to the School Nurse prior to the start of school. Simply sign-in to the School website and look for the yellow box "You have 1 Checklist to Review". Please upload all completed forms to the website. Directions can be found HERE. If you have questions regarding the medical forms, please contact our School Nurses (Kate Bailey, Lauren Walsh, and Ashley Gold) at nurse@savcds.org or our Athletic Trainers (Janel Carlile and Julie Landrigan) at jcarlile@savcds.org & jlandrigan@savcds.org.

SCHOOL LUNCH

School lunch (JK-12) is included in Country Day tuition. Our lunchroom vendor, SAGE, offers a wide variety of nutritious offerings each day. The daily menu, as well as listings for allergens and dietary restrictions, is available on our website under “Quick Links” at the top. In addition, the Touch of SAGE App is available in the App Store for mobile devices.

ATHLETICS

If your child is interested in a fall sport, please click HERE to review and email the respective coach.

UPDATE YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION

Please remember to update the School if any changes occur throughout the year. All changes should be emailed to contactinfoupdate@savcds.org.

SCHOOL COMMUNICATIONS

In an effort to reduce our paper usage, the majority of correspondence from school is distributed electronically. Please keep your preferred email address updated within your online profile and ensure that Country Day’s email domain (@savcds.org) and our pushpage address (savannah@pushpage.org, myschoolnotifications.com, myschoolemails.com, myschoolapp.com, blackbaudemail.netcommunity1.com) are added to your SPAM filter’s whitelist and/or contacts.

EMERGENCY SCHOOL CLOSINGS

Parents will be notified of school closings or delays via our phone, email and text message systems. In addition, we will post emergency announcements on our website homepage as well as on social media. Closings and delays will also be announced on local television and radio stations. In order to receive alerts from the School, please keep your contact information updated throughout the year.

STAY IN TOUCH WITH SOCIAL MEDIA

Our social media accounts are a great way to stay updated on the daily activities on campus and upcoming events.
Instagram: instagram.com/savannahcountryday  and instagram.com/scds_athletics
Facebook: facebook.com/savannahcountryday 
Twitter: twitter.com/savcds and twitter.com/scds_athletics