PEACHTREE CITY - The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Americas Region in direct and close coordination with Fort Stewart leadership has made the decision to continue with digital teaching and learning and keep school buildings closed to students for the remainder of the 2019/2020 school year, according to a press release issue by Army Public Affairs Officer Kevin Larson.
While the schools will remain physically closed to students, teachers and administrators will continue to work diligently to maintain digital learning programs in order to ensure continuity of education for the students the release said.
"We know that this decision is disappointing to our staff, students and families alike. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect every community across the Americas footprint. While some states are making decisions to slowly open up aspects of their economies, given the relatively short amount of time remaining in the current school year, DoDEA and military leadership agree that this was the prudent decision for our schools," the release stated. "The health and safety of our students, staff and communities is our highest priority."
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The Fort Stewart American Red Cross holds a blood drive to assist with the COVID-19 pandemic according to a press release issue by Army Public Affairs Officer Kevin Larson. The blood drive is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday, May 4, at Fort Stewart's Main Post Chapel, building 500.
According to the release anyone who has access to the installation-specifically, anyone with a Department of Defense issued identification card-to come donate
Donors can make appointments online at RedCrossBlood.org using sponsor keyword FortStewart. Donors can also streamline their donations and save 15 minutes by visiting RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass to complete pre-donation reading and health history questions on the day of the appointment.