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Amy Sharp

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.
  • Jefferson County Schools is providing a list of academic resources for students to use during the next two weeks of extended school closure.
    • The list of academic resources is available in English and Spanish in both Word and PDF Format.
    • The list of academic resources is divided into grade strands and provides opportunities for students to gain additional practice.
  • High School students that are involved in some classes such as AP and Dual Credit/Dual Enrollment, will continue to work with their teachers utilizing technology. 
  • Classroom teachers in all grades will continue to communicate with parents using email and other apps during this time. 

Student Nutrition

  • 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 Middle: 361 W. Broadway Blvd., Jefferson City, TN 37760 
      • Patriot Academy: 419 West Dumplin Valley, Jefferson City, TN 37760 
      • Rush Strong School: 3081 W. Old AJ Hwy., Strawberry Plains, TN 37871 
      • Talbott Elementary: 848 Talbott-Kansas Road, Talbott, TN 37877 
      • White Pine School: 3060 Roy Messer Hwy., White Pine, TN 37890 
    • Announcements:
      • Students must be present in the 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 - and will be handed out in pre-packed containers.   

Read the March 22 Press Release

Access previous JCS Press Releases

The Office of the Director of Schools will continue to stay in contact with state and local officials and provide updates as needed. Your support, patience, and understanding are appreciated.

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