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Johnson County Schools – Health and Safety Update – March 15, 2020

Message from Dr. Mischelle Simcox – Director of Schools

 

Student and staff safety is always our primary concern. We are continuing to receive daily guidance from the TN Department of Health and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) on the Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak.  The CDC has stated that the COVID-19 has not impacted East Tennessee yet.  We are making preparations for a short or long-term closure of our schools, in the event that it is recommended by the Department of Health, the State or Federal government.  As of today, we have NO indication that this will occur and schools will be open on a normal schedule.   We do not take the decision to close school lightly because of the adverse effects it has on everyone.  However, the TN Department of Health and the CDC have both stated that if there are multiple cases confirmed in a county that closure of school for an extended period would have to occur. 

We understand that school staff, parents and the community are concerned about everyone’s health and safety. It is our goal to keep students, employees and the community healthy and safe.  Our custodial staff and bus drivers will continue to disinfect the classrooms, buildings and busses with disinfectants that are shown to protect against the COVID-19.  Principals at every school are putting in additional procedures to help with prevention. The following are recommended precautions from the CDC:

1.       Promote handwashing

2.       Don’t touch face

3.       Sterilize buildings/busses

4.       Sterilize playgrounds/weight rooms/gym equipment

5.       Avoid sharing of any equipment – band instruments, balls, play toys, etc…

6.       Avoid use of water fountains

7.       Encourage Social distancing– no hugging or close contact (6 ft. away)

 

If your student does not feel well and has flu like symptoms please keep them at home. Our Telehealth services are provided at every school if your child needs to be monitored. If a student has traveled oversees recently or has visited any “Hotspot” (California, Washington state, Oregon, and New York) please let school administrators know.

 

Johnson County Schools will be releasing our COVID-19 protocol and response plan over the next few days. Please check our website (www.jocoed.net) or our Facebook page (Johnson County Department of Education) for information that will be updated regularly. For accurate information and resources on the coronavirus COVID-19, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

 

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Virtual Learning Snow Days

This is Dr. Mischelle Simcox and I would to start by saying THANK YOU for supporting our students and staff during this school year. We have worked very hard to ensure that all of our students are receiving the best education possible during this COVID Pandemic.

I can’t believe that we have missed 18 snow days.  After today, we will be utilizing virtual learning snow days when it is too bad for our students to attend school due to weather.  K-2nd grade teachers will have packets ready for students to work on for these days.  For grades 3rd – 12th, packets can be requested by parents but we do  believe the majority of your 3rd – 12th grade  students are prepared to utilize the online virtual platform (if there is internet access at home).  Students will not be penalized if they do not have the internet capability to complete the assignment on the virtual snow days, BUT they will be required to make up any missed work that was assigned.

Coping Skills Resource Guide

In partnership with ETSU Rural Track Medical Students and Jacob McGlamery the school based mental health clinician, we are pleased to present you with a "Coping Skills Resource Guide."  This is a guide for parents, teachers and students and contains several useful resources to help maintain good mental health especially during these trying times. Please share this with students and parents as you see fit. This guide was created by the students for their research project and a survey will be sent out later this year to gauge how effective these resources are for you. If you have any questions or comments please let me know. Thank you and have a great day!

Johnson County Schools COVID-19 Dashboard COVID Dashboard

Johnson County Schools has published the COVID-19 Dashboard web page on our website. You can find it by referencing the following link.

Johnson County Schools COVID-19 Dashboard

Updated Login Link for Clever

We have had a few reports about student difficulties logging into the Johnson County Schools Clever Portal. Please use the updated link that we now have below and on our website "Links" section to access Clever. Begin by using our new links, click on the "Login with Google" button and make certain that you use your student e-mail and password to log in. This should make the process a lot easier for everyone!

Johnson County Schools Clever Portal Login Page

Student Support Services Referral Form FRC Logo

Parents and Caregivers,Johnson County Schools understands this unprecedented time can present many challenges and obstacles for students and families. Johnson County Schools' Student Support Services Team has been working in solidarity with the community to meet the needs of our students and families.These efforts stem from our school nutrition team preparing and serving meals; student support delivering basic necessities to families; and providing continuous resources and support through this challenging time.

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