Panther Paw News

Updated August 2, 2020

Message from the Principal

Greetings Lascassas Family,

We are so close to finalizing our preparations to start this 2020-2021 School Year. Please read the information below. You will find another link to the District Reopening plan and Lascassas Reopening Plan. You will also see important dates and other pertinent information.

See you all soon!

Kim Marable

Office Procedures

  • Press the buzzer at the front entrance.
  • Hold ID up to camera and state your business.
  • You will be buzzed in. Only one person per family entering the building please.
  • Before entering the building, please have a mask on and be able to answer no to all the questions to the right.
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Registration and Verification for All Students

If you have a Kindergarten student or student that is new to RCS, please go the RCS website to register your child on-line. If you have a child that is not new to RCS, please do not register your child as new. We will a have duplicate file on your child.

Our Online Verification is ready for parents to update all information. You will need to login into your Skyward Parent Portal and complete all steps in the Student Verification Data for all returning students that attended Lascassas last year. All returning students will need a proof of address added to the verification process. You may screen shot, take a photo, or attach a file to the verification. From one parent login you should be able to see all of your children regardless of which RCS school they may attend. Student Verification Data will need to be completed for each student.

Any questions can be emailed to or call 615-893-0758.

Click each images above to see the plans.

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Distance Learning Option Information (Click image below for brief video)Deadline extended to August 5th.

Distance Learning Registration

Distance Learning:

  • Distance learning is a mode of instruction in which students are provided access to high quality instruction, instructional materials, and teacher/student interaction.
  • Distance learning instruction will be provided by a Rutherford County teacher(s) at each student’s registered school.
  • Distance Learning daily instruction will be made available via the Kiddom platform.
    • Zoom/Microsoft Teams will be used for live and recorded sessions in which the teacher provides direct instruction.
    • Kiddom is the platform that will be used to assign, communicate, and collect student work.
  • RCS Attendance Policy and Tennessee attendance requirements are in effect.
    • For students participating in distance they must be interacting and responding to instruction. Teachers will take attendance for each class based on the following.
      • Completion of daily lesson requirements
      • Submission of an assignment for the class
      • Participation in an online discussion for the class
      • Participation in synchronous learning in an online classroom
      • Completion of an assessment for the class
      • Discussions with the teacher/class via phone call, email, or online meeting.


  • Microsoft Form link below. Parents complete Form notifying RCS of intent
  • Parents will complete a registration form for each child to opt-in to distance learning instead of traditional instruction.
  • Completed registration form will be emailed or delivered to the school for registration purposes.
  • Registration form should be completed by August 5th.
  • Students registered for distance learning will stay enrolled/scheduled with same schedule as if they were attending in a traditional setting.

FORM LINK to opt-in for Distance Learning:

After parents complete the above opt-in form, they must complete this registration form and submit it to their school:


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If you have a child with an IEP or 504 plan that will be Distance Learning, someone will be contacting you at some point next week to schedule a virtual meeting for us to work together to create a plan that will meet your child’s specific needs while they are distance learning. All other students will receive information through the homeroom teacher.

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For Kindergarten Parents

At this time, we have been advised not to have parents walk their child to their class. However, I will be creating a procedure for you to walk them to the door of the school during arrival. We will have staff on hand to greet your child and assist them to their class.

Parent Orientation

Each teacher will be conducting a virtual parent orientation on Friday, August 7th at 9:00am. Teachers will record an orientation video and place it on their webpage by 3:00pm on this day for those parents that are unable to attend. Related Arts Teachers will also have video uploaded to their webpages by 3:00pm on this date. Kindergarten Parent Orientation will be on August 14th. You will receive information about times at a later date.

Notes About August 10th

This day will be for traditional students to come to school for a 2 ½ day. Distance Learning students will meet with teachers at a time after dismissal determine by the teacher. No parents will not be permitted to enter the building with their child/children. Buses will run. Meals will not be served on this day. All parents needing to take care school business in the office will need to buzz the school doorbell and wait for an office staff member to gain entry. Parents needing a registration packet will receive a packet to take home and return. There is a secure drop box beside school doorbell for you to leave your packet upon completion.

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Tina Maxwell, Assistant Principal