This Week at MHS

Here's what is happening the week of January 25th-29th!

Dear MHS Parents and Students,

This week on Thursday our bell schedule will include an AM Activity period. Please see the adjusted bell schedule below.


During this activity period Sophomores and Juniors will report to homerooms (listed below) to receive information regarding registration for next year. All Sophomores and Juniors will be receiving an email Thursday morning with the digital links to all information so that it can be viewed at home as well. Counselors will be working with students to develop their course selections during the month of February.


During this activity period all Seniors will be reporting to the gym for an assembly regarding senior events for the remainder of the school year. All seniors will receive an email on Thursday morning with a link to the Zoom and presentation should they not be able to attend in person.


February 1st is the deadline to purchase the 2020-21 Yearbook. Don't miss out on this opportunity!


Governor Lee has extended his executive order that limits attendance at sporting events. We miss our student section, but appreciate everyone's compliance with the requirements listed below.


We remind everyone that all students are expected to wear a face covering when social distancing cannot occur. We appreciate your support in caring for the health and well being of our school community.

Is your student interested in a Dual Enrollment Course?

Dual Enrollment or Early College Experience is the opportunity for students to earn not only high school credit but also college credit hours for college classes taken during their junior and senior years of high school. Students must qualify by having a 3.0 unweighted GPA, and they must have minimum subscores of 19 on the ACT. Likewise, the state of Tennessee provides the Dual Enrollment Grant to students to assist in paying for college tuition. The information for Dual Enrollment can be found at maryville-schools.org, Maryville High School, Classrooms, Dual Enrollment.


If your child is interested in taking DE classes, please complete the Application and Release forms that are below. Please see Mrs. Burchfield if you need additional information.

Monday, January 25th - A Day

  • all traditional students in class at MHS
  • all digital students engaged in digital lessons at home
  • hybrid students report for their class or engage digitally


Tuesday, January 26th - B DAY

  • all traditional students in class at MHS
  • all digital students engaged in digital lessons at home
  • hybrid students report for their class or engage digitally


Basketball vs. Knox West

Wednesday, January 27th - A DAY

  • all traditional students in class at MHS
  • all digital students engaged in digital lessons at home
  • hybrid students report for their class or engage digitally

Thursday, January 28th - B DAY -DIFFERENT BELL SCHEDULE - SEE BELOW

SOPHOMORES AND JUNIORS - Registration information during activity period in HOMEROOMS

SENIORS - Assembly in the Gym during activity period

  • all traditional students in class at MHS
  • all digital students engaged in digital lessons at home
  • hybrid students report for their class or engage digitally


BELL SCHEDULE FOR TODAY:


8:25-9:45 First Period

9:45-10:30 AM Activity

10:35-11:50 Second Period

11:55-1:55 Third Period and Lunch

A LUNCH

  • Lunch 11:55-12:25
  • Class 12:30-1:55
B LUNCH
  • Class 11:55-12:25
  • Lunch 12:25-12:55
  • Class 12:55-1:5
C LUNCH
  • Class 11:55-12:55
  • Lunch 12:55-1:25
  • Class 1:25-1:55

D LUNCH

  • Class 11:50-1:25
  • Lunch 1:25-1:55
2:00-3:20 Fourth Period
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Friday, January 29th - A DAY

  • all traditional students in class at MHS
  • all digital students engaged in digital lessons at home
  • hybrid students report for their class or engage digitally


Basketball at Heritage HS

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Senior Parents!

All Senior Parents will receive an invoice for senior fees in January, 2021 that will include the price for caps and gowns, Fire and Ice, and the senior banquet. This fee will be $80.


Important Dates for Seniors this Semester are listed below. Although no one can predict the status of the pandemic for May, we are currently planning to continue the traditions that seniors have experienced in past years.


Friday, May 7

  • Exam day 1

Monday, May 10

  • Exam day 2

Tuesday, May 11

  • Last day for Seniors. Laptops collected today.
  • Senior assembly
  • Fire and Ice

Wednesday, May 12

  • No school for seniors
  • Senior banquet

Thursday, May 13

  • Grad practice/Cap and gown distribution
  • Baccalaureate

Friday, May 14

  • Practice at 8:30am
  • Graduation at 7:30pm

BELL SCHEDULE THIS WEEK:

8:25-9:50 First Period


9:50-10:05 Break


10:05-11:30 Second Period


11:35-1:45 Third Period and Lunch


A LUNCH

Lunch 11:30-12:00

Class 12:05-1:45

B LUNCH

Class 11:35-12:05

Lunch 12:05-12:35

Class 12:35-1:45

C LUNCH

Class 11:35-12:40

Lunch 12:40-1:10

Class 1:10-1:45

D LUNCH

Class 11:35-1:15

Lunch 1:15-1:45



1:50-3:20 Fourth Period

Clarifying Required Quarantine Times

As you know, the CDC and Tennessee Department of Health have recently made changes to quarantine time frames. Our Health Department has clarified the policies and procedures we are expected to follow. Here are the details you need to know for next semester:



  1. Close contact quarantine is now only 10 days, not 14.
  2. The 10 day quarantine requirement can be shortened with the following stipulations:
  • A student must receive a negative result from a PCR test, not a rapid test.
  • The test must be taken on Day 6 of the quarantine time frame or later.
  • The negative test allows a student to return to school on Day 8 of the quarantine time. Basically, a negative test will allow a student back two days sooner, depending on the length of time it takes to receive the test results.
  • Documentation of the negative test results will be required to re-enter school early and should be provided to the school nurse before a student attends classes.



We know that asking a student to quarantine impacts extracurricular obligations, work obligations, and family plans. Thank you for your continued support as we follow the TDOH guidelines this upcoming semester.

Athletic Events Attendance Update

TSSAA has issued new guidelines for attendance at indoor sports based on the Governor's Executive Order #70, which has been extended through February 27, 2021. Because of the significant increase in the incidence of COVID-19 infections in Tennessee, additional restrictions on who may attend interscholastic athletic practices and contests will be in place.


Unfortunately, large scale attendance by spectators and students must be curtailed. Doing so means that bands, pep bands, cheerleaders, and dance teams may not attend athletic contests while these restrictions remain in place.


In accordance with the new Executive Order, the only attendees permitted at practices or games, in addition to the student-athletes on the team, are:

1. Players’ parents or guardians and immediate household members; grandparents
2. First Responders;
3. Coaching and team personnel;
4. School, game, and facility administrators; school faculty and staff
5. Athletics officials; and
6. Media and athletic scouting personnel attending the event in their professional capacity.


Social distancing between persons from different households is required.


While the Executive Order does not mandate the use of masks, the Governor has encouraged masks, and the TSSAA COVID-19 Sports Regulations provision regarding the use of masks remains.

Registration information for the 2021-22 school year will be presented to current sophomores and juniors this Thursday, 1/28/21, in homeroom. Instructional videos will be uploaded to the MHS School Counseling page for digital learners and for parents to review. Counselors will begin holding registration meetings for all students in the month of February.


In December, all PSAT participants were emailed an access code to view their test results from the fall 2020 exam administration. MHS will receive paper copies of the score reports in mid to late February. Once we receive the score reports, counselors will distribute them along with student test booklets.


If you are a parent of a current 12th grader and still require assistance with FAFSA form completion, please contact Erika Adams directly at erika.adams@tn.gov. As a reminder, the state of TN has extended the FAFSA filing deadline for TN Promise eligibility to March 1, 2021.


Upcoming scholarships of interest with February due dates include: Ned McWherter Scholars Program (2/15/21), and several scholarships associated with the East TN Foundation including the Abbie Jane Harper, B and W Y-12, Gordon and Agnes Cobb, and Vanessa Williams. All are due on February 15, 2021. Check Canvas for more details and opportunities.