July 28, 2020
Johnson City Schools Will Open With Full Remote Instruction
Johnson City Schools will start the 2020-2021 school year with full remote instruction for all students on August 10. This model will continue for the first three weeks of the school year with in-person learners planning to report on August 31. The situation will be re-evaluated before August 31 to determine the best path forward. The school district had already prepared full-time remote learning options for families who preferred their children not return to in-person learning on August 10.
“There is no perfect solution for how to provide in-person instruction while also providing a 100% guarantee of safety for all students and staff members given the current community COVID-19 cases,” said Steve Barnett, Superintendent of Schools. “We are choosing to start remotely as a precautionary measure. Our priority remains to open schools for in-person learning when it is safe. All schools are in the process of organizing instructional materials and devices for deployment to students.”
According to Barnett, the district is committed to providing a robust remote learning experience with students being responsible for classwork and assignments. Teachers will, daily, engage with students through live meetings and through various digital educational platforms. Teachers will take attendance and assign grades for student work. The district will use learning management systems and email to communicate with students and families.
More information will be provided on the district’s web site and through School Messenger in the coming days.
Students entering 7th grade
The Tennessee Department of Health requires students entering the 7th grade to show proof of the Tetanus-Diphtheria-Pertussis booster (“Tdap”). Parents must provide documentation of this immunization on an official Tennessee Certificate of Immunization. This documentation can be faxed directly to the Office of Health Services at 423-218-0544 or delivered to the office at Indian Trail Intermediate School by May 22. Please contact your primary care physician or the Johnson City/Washington County Health Department (423-975-2200) to schedule an appointment. Students will not be able to attend the first day of 7th grade without this documentation. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Office of School Nurses at 423-232-5380.
2018-2019 Annual Report
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Two middle schools concept plan
During their August 26 meeting, the Johnson City Board of Education approved the concept plan to pursue the transition to two 6-8 middle schools in Johnson City.