JSE Weekly Newsletter

January 11 - January 15


We hope you can join us in supporting our PTO fundraiser THIS Monday, January 11th at Salsarita! See flyer below for details.
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Free Meals Program Extended Through End of the School Year

We are pleased to inform you that the USDA funded program which began in September has been extended through the end of this school year. MARYVILLE CITY SCHOOLS will continue to offer FREE MEALS TO ALL STUDENTS. Below are the details you should know:

  • All students will be served under this USDA program.
  • One regular (reimbursable) lunch meal AND one regular (reimbursable) breakfast meal are included.
  • Funding for this program will run until the end of this school year.
  • Items considered à la carte" (any extra servings or snack items), will still require payment.
  • Payment for à la carte items can be paid with cash or on a student lunch account (with student ID).
  • Digital learners can pick up free meals at their school by following all previously communicated COVID-related protocols. Contact your school with any questions.
  • This program does not allow for food distribution to students who are not enrolled in our district.
  • This program does not require an application for participation.

Picture Day January 27th - Dress Your Best!

JSE will have individual picture day on Wednesday, January 27th.

In person students will be photographed during the school day.

Digital students may come to the school to have their photo made if desired. Once the schedule has been arranged, digital teachers will communicate with their families via See Saw to let families know the time window for each digital class, as well as how & where to enter the school.

We will not be producing a yearbook this year, so these photos are only for personal use.

There will be a make-up photo session (date to be determined) for any students who are absent or quarantined on that date.

Inclement Weather

As winter progresses, we have already begun to see snow and ice. If we have a weather event, please monitor the radio ,television, social media, or MCS district website to look for delays or cancellations. Check for Maryville City Schools (not Blount County or Maryville Christian). The district’s automated messaging system will also send out phone calls and e-mails if there is any change to the schedule. If you have had any changes to your phone number, address, e-mail, or emergency contacts, please let the front office know ASAP. Thank you!

District Calendar

Please review the district calendar for January - June below. There are many important dates you may want to add to your 2021 calendar!
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The Tennessee Department of Health issued new Covid isolation and quarantine guidelines recently, which we adopted as required. These new guidelines follow revised guidance from the CDC affecting our students and staff in the following ways:

  1. Asymptomatic individuals will isolate for 10 days instead of 14 days.
  2. Asymptomatic individuals in isolation can reduce the 10 day isolation period to 7 days with a negative test. (contact your school nurse for details)

To clarify:

  • Day #1 of quarantine is the day after you were last exposed.
  • If you have no symptoms after exposure, you are released from quarantine after day #10.
  • If you have no symptoms after exposure AND your PCR test is negative you are released from quarantine after day #7, allowing you to return to school on day #8 (rather than after day #10). This test must be administered on day 6 or after and must be a PCR test - not a rapid test.

This new guidance is now incorporated into our decision trees, FAQ document, and various notification letters. If you wish to review these revised documents, please use the links below.

Following the winter break, parents should notify the school of any positive cases or close contact quarantines during the break. This information will further inform instructional and scheduling plans. PLEASE contact the school by January 4th if your student(s) or family was impacted by COVID during the winter break.

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