JSE Weekly Newsletter

May 17 - May 20

3rd Grade Awards Program - Monday, May 17th at 6:00 pm

3rd grade will be having an award program and performance at East Maryville Baptist Church this Monday, May 17 at 6:00 pm. The church's Covid-19 policy limits the number of attendees to 2 per student. The event will also be available through a Live Stream link for those who are not able to be present. You may access the livestream using the following link:


3rd Grade Clap Out 2021

The 3rd Grade Clap Out is a fairly recent tradition at John Sevier Elementary. The goal of this tradition was to allow the K, 1st, and 2nd grade students and staff to applaud and recognize all of the 3rd grade students as they exited the building at the end of the school year. Family members chose to line up outside the building to clap for their students as well. It has been a challenging and unusual school year, but we are happy that we are able to continue this tradition and celebrate a successful school year!

At 10:30 am on May 20th, parents and family members may line up outside the auditorium entrance/exit to clap as our 3rd grade students begin to leave the JSE building for the last time.

We will have a clearly marked area for parents and family members to stand and clap for all 3rd grade students outside the Auditorium entrance/exit. No students will be dismissed to leave with their parents or family members until all students have been through the line.

Last Day of School This Thursday!

Please note that our LAST DAY of school for STUDENTS is this Thursday, May 20. John Sevier Elementary students will be released at 10:50 A.M. 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.

Free Reading Resources Available for K-2 Families!

A FREE At-home Decodable Book Series pack is now available to Tennessee families of kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade students to help them become even STRONGER readers. Each pack will include 7-decodable booklets with 20+exciting stories!

Go ahead and take advantage of this by clicking on the link below and ordering a grade level pack for the grade your child will be in NEXT year! Packs will be delivered to the mailing address that you provide!


Families are encouraged to share some fun reading moments on social media! Join in by using the hashtags #TNDecodables, #Reading360 or #ReadTogetherTN.

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Recently we opened the portal for both RETURNING STUDENT VERIFICATION and NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION. As the family of a returning student, you should have been notified by email with all the details. This year, rather than using a SNAPCODE to access the verification site, you will simply use your PowerSchool Parent Account. The same will be true in future years too.

The NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION process will also happen in PowerSchool, so those families will create their Parent Portal first, and then go through the registration process.

If you are a family who received a Verification of Residence letter via e-mail, your documents must be submitted to your student's school no later than May 20, 2021 in order to be placed on a class roster for next school year. Please remember to have your verification form notarized and include ALL documents by the due date.

Review the section below if your child will be in KINDERGARTEN during the 2021-2022 school year.

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Announcement for Parents with Pre-School Aged Children

Maryville City Schools will offer pre-kindergarten classes at each elementary school next year. Each classroom will be an integrated pre-K (IPK) program where children from families who meet income requirements learn alongside children with disabilities and peer models. The IPK will be a program that offers preschoolers with and without disabilities challenging experiences through a curriculum emphasizing social/emotional, physical, cognitive, and language development. The integrated pre-k program follows the Maryville City Schools calendar. Students of families who meet income requirements may attend free of charge. Pre-Kindergarten applications are being accepted now. Details of the program and applications may be found at:


(Applications are under the Application Forms Tab - "Integrated PreK Application"

Applications may also be found at all elementary schools in the front office.

2021 Rebel Summer Youth Camps

Maryville High School will be hosting summer youth camps for baseball, basketball, cheerleading, dance, football, softball, swimming, track and field, and volleyball. Please click on the link below for additional details.


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See below for a copy of next year's district calendar. Note the staggered start for the first two days.

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