This Week at MHS

Here's what is happening the week of January 19th-22nd!

Dear MHS Parents and Students,

This week we return to a regular schedule, where all traditional students are expected to be in school daily. Please see the daily bell schedule below. Schools are closed on Monday, January 18th.


Students who registered to take the ASVAB will meet at 8:30am in the auxiliary gym on Tuesday, January 19th.


It is time to start thinking about classes for next year! On January 28th, our current sophomores and juniors will be receiving information about registration for next year's courses during a homeroom class. Counselors will be working with students to develop their course selections during the month of February.


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


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.

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Monday, January 18th - MLK Day

  • NO SCHOOL TODAY

Tuesday, January 12th - 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


ASVAB testing

Basketball at Bearden

Wednesday, January 20th - 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

Thursday, January 21st - 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


Wrestling at Heritage HS

Friday, January 22nd - 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 William Blount HS

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 remains in effect through January 19, 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;
2. First Responders;
3. Coaching and team personnel;
4. School, game, and facility administrators;
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.


MHS hosted FAFSA Frenzy Days on January 13 and 14. Close to 60 seniors completed the student portion of the FAFSA to maintain eligibility for the TN Promise Scholarship. We want to thank Erika Adams from TSAC and Connie Miller from Pellissippi State for their help on our FAFSA Frenzy Days. 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.


Registration information for the 2021-22 school year will be presented to current sophomores and juniors on 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.


Upcoming scholarships of interest with January and early February due dates include: NAACP Freedom Fund Scholarship Essay Contest for minority students in Blount Co (1/30/21), and the Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship (2/1/21). Almost all scholarships associated with the East TN Foundation are due on February 15, 2021. Check Canvas for more details and opportunities.