DISTRICT UPDATE 5/19/2021

MARYVILLE CITY SCHOOLS

STUDENT VERIFICATION

Close to half of all returning students are now fully verified for next school year. Thanks so much. This really helps!


If you haven't received an email from your school OR have experienced issues with the verification process, please contact your school ASAP. You can use the links below to connect with technical support at any of our seven schools.


  • MHS.AnnualVerification@maryville-schools.org
  • MJHS.AnnualVerification@maryville-schools.org
  • CGIS.AnnualVerification@maryville-schools.org
  • MRIS.AnnualVerification@maryville-schools.org
  • FHE.AnnualVerification@maryville-schools.org
  • JSE.AnnualVerification@maryville-schools.org
  • SHE.AnnualVerification@maryville-schools.org

  • VERIFICATION ADVICE FOR PARENTS/GUARDIANS:

    1. It will be so much easier for you and so much better for us if you complete this process now, rather than later.
    2. Returning students CANNOT use their iPad or laptop next year until after the verification process is complete.
    3. Help is available ... use the email links above.

    mask mandate

    MCS staff and students participating in summer programming or summer enrichment activities will not be required to wear a mask.

    Orchestra camp

    Contact your orchestra teacher for more details or connect with Natalie Bayles at MJHS (natalie.bayles@maryville-school.org).


    Link for to the CAMP REGISTRATION SITE: https://www.myschoolbucks.com/ver2/prdembd?ref=ZZHWQHMAXU05JM8_ZZJU079AFD0XZDE

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    peachjar

    Peachjar is an innovative flyer management system that sends school-approved digital flyers directly to parents' inboxes! Think of the Peachjar system as an electronic backpack for parents! This “green” initiative saves paper and reduces cost. Parents and other adult caregivers can easily find, view flyers, and take action immediately to sign up for activities and events. Should events arise over the summer break, we will post them to PeachJar!


    To use PeachJar for flyers related to school and community events, please start here: https://www.maryville-schools.org/parentsstudents/peachjar

    MOVING

    If you are moving this summer, or know someone moving to Maryville, we have a special request. PLEASE let both your old school and your new school know about the move - AS SOON AS YOU KNOW. Our goal is always to offer the best possible experience to both returning and new students, but we need everyone's cooperation for this to work smoothly.


    NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION:

    @Maryville City Schools

    https://www.maryville-schools.org/parentsstudents/registrationverifcation/new


    @Blount County Schools

    Call (865) 984-1212


    @Alcoa City Schools

    Call (865) 984-0531

    TN offers free booklets to boost reading skills in grades K-2

    The free At-Home Decodable Book Series is now available to Tennessee families of kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade children to help our youngest learners become stronger readers. This launch is part of the family component of the state’s Reading 360 initiative to help boost strong reading skills amongst Tennessee students.

    Designed for Tennessee children in grades K-2, in partnership with Tennessee teachers and state-adopted instructional materials from the State Board of Education approved list, each free pack has 7 decodable booklets which contain 20+ exciting stories full of sounds and words to help practice phonics and develop strong reading skills.

    Tennessee families can order one booklet pack for each of their kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd-grade students. Here is information on how to order decodables:

    • For family ordering: Families seeking to order booklet packs for their kindergarten, 1st, or 2nd-grade students can do so at this link. Booklets will be delivered to the mailing address provided. In addition to the order form, a step-by-step ordering guide, FAQs and additional information can be found online at www.tn.gov/education/decodables.

    FCC OFFERS INTERNET FUNDING ASSISTANCE

    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will soon be taking applications to apply for $50 monthly reimbursements for internet plans you are already paying for. Students on free or reduced lunch qualify, as well as some families who experienced a drop in income during covid. The FCC will begin accepting applications for the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program on May 12, 2021. The program will end when the fund runs out of money, or six months after the Department of Health and Human Services declares an end to the COVID-19 health emergency, whichever is sooner. We wanted to share this information and hope you will also share it with your friends or family who might qualify.


    https://getemergencybroadband.org/


    FOR HELP, call (833) 511-0311 or send an email to EBBHelp@usac.org.

    CALENDAR reminder


    MAY 20, 2021

    Please keep in mind that our LAST DAY of school for STUDENTS is Thursday, May 20. Students will be released on a half-day schedule:


    • 10:40 A.M. dismissal @ FHE, CGIS, and MRIS
    • 10:50 A.M. dismissal @ JSE and SHE
    • 11:25 A.M. dismissal @ MJHS and MHS


    Buses will run and breakfast will be served (no lunch service on the 20th). Keep in mind that this school day, despite the short schedule, is considered an official day for attendance purposes.


    2021-2022 CALENDAR UPDATE

    The school board gave final approval last month to the following calendar changes for NEXT year. Please note these changes on your personal calendar too:


    • In addition to Friday, April 15, 2022, students will also be off on Monday, April 18, 2022
    • The last day of school is now calculated for May 20, 2022
    • On May 23, teachers are scheduled for an administrative day

    Central office summer schedule

    The MCS District Office is open throughout the summer break. We would be happy to assist with any questions or concerns that may arise. Generally (except for holidays), summer hours are 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, with a one-hour lunch break between noon and 1 p.m.


    Feel free to connect with us via:


    • Phone (865) 982-7121
    • Email @ MCS@maryville-schools.org
    • In-Person @ 833 Lawrence Avenue (at the corner of South Cedar and Lawrence)