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Amy Sharp

New press release available from JCS Director of Schools.

An update was shared via the auto call system this evening. The following topics are detailed in the call and are available in the press release:

  • Schools will remain closed through April 3, 2020.
  • Online academic resources for non-graded student practice will be provided on JCS webpage and social media outlets no later than Monday, March 23, 2020. The list will be available in hard copy with meals during the food distribution on Tuesday, March 24, 2020.
  • JCS will provide free meals to children 18 years and under during the extended school closure beginning March 24, 2020.
    • Meal Distribution Sites:
      • Dandridge Elementary 780 South Highway 92, Dandridge, TN 37725 
      • Jefferson Middle361 W. Broadway Blvd., Jefferson City, TN 37760 
      • Patriot Academy419 West Dumplin Valley, Jefferson City, TN 37760 
      • Rush Strong School3081 W. Old AJ Hwy., Strawberry Plains, TN 37871 
      • Talbott Elementary848 Talbott-Kansas Road, Talbott, TN 37877 
      • White Pine School3060 Roy Messer Hwy., White Pine, TN 37890 
    • Announcements:
      • Students must be present in car. 
      • Breakfast & Lunch Served Tuesday and Friday from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 
      • 3 meals will be given Tuesday and 2 meals will be given on Friday. 
      • Drive thru, meal pick up at each location.  No one gets out of the car. 
      • Meals contain all 5 components - handed out in pre-packed container.  
      • NOTE: Jefferson County School Food Services Department hopes to add 1-2 ‘community’ sites beginning the week of March 30th.  More information will be shared via the district’s social media sites and through partners in the local media once details are finalized. 

Read the March 18, 2020 Press Release


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