Parent Information and Supports

Special Education Parent Advisory Council

To support students with special needs and their families to successfully navigate the support services offered by Knox County Schools and the surrounding community.

Click here for the Web Page

A Word from our Superintendent (KCS@Home)

KCS@home - Superintendent's Message

Want More Information For Your Student?

Click on the link below for information about IEP and 504 students. Additionally there are resources such as suggestions for monthly activities, grade appropriate information and social emotional supports.
CLICK HERE (Student Services) Resources

Department of Student Supports

Helping Students Deal with Social Isolation

Dealing with the new situations involving Social Distancing can be challenging for any age group. However during a time when typical socialization is a challenge, it's important for both parents and students to remain positive. Here are some things that might help:

  • Reframe the situation - Although the situation is challenging, look for the positive. Do things that normally, you would not have time to do. Have a movie night, learn a new hobby , or show appreciation to loved ones.
  • Actively help out - Perhaps older children can help the younger ones with school work or do an activity. Chores such as helping to cook would be a good way to combine learning and quality time. Put together a care package for a elderly neighbor, learn to make face coverings to be donated, or send thank you cards to hospitals, fire and police stations, and nursing homes.
  • Educate yourself - There are a number of rumors that can be very frightening to students. Learn more about protections (hand washing and other related information.)
  • Use social media - Check in on friends and loved ones through social media.

Finally, Remind students, and perhaps yourself, that this situation will eventually come to an end. There has been many amazing examples of what communities can do in a crisis when they have a common goal. We will emerge from this as a stronger community.

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Community Information and Supports

Dolly Parton and Imagination Library

Dolly Parton and the Imagination Library are presenting "Goodnight with Dolly". Each week Dolly will read a book from the Imagination Library to encourage a love of reading. There will also be activities that can be downloaded based on the story of the week. Click below for more imformation.
CLICK HERE for Good Night with Dolly Parton

Imagination Library Bedtime Stories

Knox County Public Library Resources

Join the Learn at Home Challenge:

Take this time to explore the world around you through our learn-at-home challenge

(link is external). Complete and submit at least 5 tasks by April 10, and you'll be featured in our "learn-at-home hall of fame" on Knoxlib.org.

Other resources available include:

Other Virtual Options Out There

From online tours of Science and History Museums to Live Cams at Aquariums and Zoos, this site lists a wide variety of opportunities for exploration without having to leave the comfort of the couch. Click on the link below for more information.

Additional Resources from the State

TN Department of Ed. Parent Tool Kit

Additional Resources from the TN Department of Education