JSE Weekly Newsletter

August 9 - August 13, 2021

Swim Week for 1st-3rd Grade August 9 - August 13!

JSE students in 1st through 3rd grade will be swimming during the school day this week. The first portion of swim time is devoted to swim lessons based on each student's ability to swim. The rest of the time will be free swim time. Please remember to pack your child's swimwear &/or change of clothes, shoes to wear to the pool, sunscreen, and a towel every day. Students may have a Coast Guard approved flotation device. No inflatables or other flotation gear is allowed.

Welcome Back Pool Party

The JSE PTO is sponsoring a pool party! It will occur on Saturday, August 14th from 11-2 at John Sevier Pool (across the street from our school). We will celebrate the new school year with swimming, music and food trucks! Admission to the pool is free. Food must be purchased.

School Website

Our school website has an abundance of useful information which is always available for you to access. Examples include school breakfast and lunch menus, classroom lunch times, the school calendar, links to teacher's e-mails, important phone numbers and much more! We hope you will use this tool to help you find out more about our school.


Student, Staff, and School Safety Recap

JSE will be continuing/implementing the following school safety measures beginning in the 21-22 school year:

Visitors: Visitors to our building must check in at the front office with an ID (driver's license, passport, or other official government ID) We use a system called Lobby Guard which will scan your ID and print each visitor a badge to wear in our building.

The JSE Main Office is open from 7:15 - until 3:15 during the school year, for you to receive assistance, ask questions, drop off school supplies, student lunches, lunch money, or any paperwork or documents.

Lunches with Students: Family members and other individuals (identified via registration paperwork) are welcome to join their students for lunch in our cafeteria during their assigned lunchtimes. Lunch times are available on our website. Family members will need to visit the main office, sign in, and will be escorted to the cafeteria to meet their students for lunch.


AM Bus Riders: Bus riders begin arriving to school at approximately 7:00 - 7:15 AM each school day. They are greeted by our staff members and walked to the JSE cafeteria for breakfast. They will remain in the cafeteria, under the supervision of several JSE staff members, until 7:35 when teachers arrive in the classroom. At that time, they will be escorted by JSE staff members to their classrooms.

AM Car Riders: Families may choose to park in the front lot and walk students to the crosswalk or to the front door of our school building. Students may not walk through the parking lot without an adult. You must accompany them to the crosswalk or front door.


Or you may remain in your car and use the drop-off lanes at the front of the school. If dropping off in the lanes, we ask that students in the first 5-6 vehicles in each lane exit per cycle.

Students that walk to school with their families: Families may walk their students up to the crosswalk or front door. No pets of any kind should accompany families during arrival (or dismissal), as it violates Maryville City Code and MCS policy and JSE school policy.

General AM Information:

The front doors open at 7:15 each day. Students may enter at this time. Students arriving between 7:15 and 7:35 will either go to the cafeteria (if they need breakfast) or to the gym. After 7:35, students will go to classrooms.

21-22 JSE Kindergarten Camp Schedule

We are excited to have our news JSE foxes in the building. Below is the schedule for Kindergarten Camp for 21-22:

  • Monday, August 9 - Full Day of Class for K students w/ last names start with A-K.
  • Tuesday, August 10 - Full Day of Class for K students w/ last names start with A-K.
  • Wednesday, August 11 - Full Day of Class for K students w/ last names start with L-Z.
  • Thursday, August 12 - Full Day of Class for K students whose last names start with L-Z.
  • Friday, August 13 - No K classes today.
  • Monday, August 16 - All K students; all day. (7:50 - 2:50)

Kindergarten Information Night

All Kindergarten parents and families are invited to JSE's Kindergarten Information Night. You are welcome to drop by and see our school, meet your child's teacher, and see the classroom! This is a very parent-/guardian-based information night and students are NOT required to attend.

Kindergarten Parent/Guardian Information Night

JSE Kindergarten Classrooms

Thursday, August 12, 2021

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

School Meals All Year Long - Free!

Great news!!! Lunch and Breakfast are free to all students this year!

However, it is still important for those who qualify for free meals under the USDA National School Lunch program to complete an application. You can complete an application by picking up a paper copy in the JSE Front Office, requesting one from your child's teacher, or online using the link below.


We need you to fill out the application for the following reasons:

  1. Increased funding that supports your child's education.
  2. Additional technology funding and increased internet access.
  3. Discounts for fees associated with college application processes.
  4. Scholarship opportunities for SAT, ACT, and AP Tests.
  5. Free and/or reduced meal costs during a normal school year.
  6. Discounts through Maryville Alcoa Parks and Recreation.

Lunches and Breakfasts are free, but additional items like ice cream, additional servings, or chips, etc. are available for an additional cost. Families will be encouraged to use the online system to put money into their student's lunch account. If you are not able to use that online system, then please bring the money to the JSE Front Office or send it to your student's classroom teacher. If you need to talk to the JSE Cafe Manager, please come to the main office at any time between 7:15 - 3:15.

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On August 21, the Miles 4 Maryville will offer a 10K and 5K and 1 Mile Run/Walk- all finish on the 50 yard line of Renfro Field in Shields Stadium at Maryville High School, in Maryville, TN. Miles 4 Maryville is a fundraising event for the Maryville City Schools Foundation, which provides the ongoing enrichment of educational programs for all students in Maryville City Schools.

DATE/TIME/PLACE: Saturday, August 21, 2021 starting at Maryville High School, 825 Lawrence Avenue, Maryville, TN 37803; The 10K race will begin at 6:30am with the 5K starting at 7:30 am and the 1 Mile at 8:30 am. All runners are timed with a bib chip.
For more details, visit: https://runsignup.com/Race/TN/Maryville/Miles4Maryville

COURSE DESCRIPTION: The 10K and 5K courses are USA Track & Field certified! Both the 10K and 5K are single loop courses with some rolling hills and fast flats, travelling on area roads, greenway, and sidewalks. The 10K features five of the seven Maryville City Schools along the way. Both courses start and finish at MHS.

REGISTRATION: Online registration is open at www.runsignup.com. All in person registrations end at noon on Friday, August 20. When registering note early packet and shirt pick-up dates/times at CrossFit Pistol Creek. Everyone must pick-up in advance of race day.

FOUNDATION FRENZY: On Friday before the race (Aug. 20), between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., the Foundation will host a FRIDAY NIGHT FAMILY EVENT on the MHS campus. More details to come in the weeks ahead ... but mark your calendar now for this evening of fun!

District Information About 2021-2022 Covid Protocols

The district recently sent an update regarding this year's Covid Response Plan. You can access this information using the link below.


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