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Roane County School District

COVID-19 Information

Our district has developed a handbook for remote learners.  Please note that the document is subject to change as we continue to improve our remote learning practices.
 
The Tennessee Department of Education has created a portal for school districts to report any positive COVID-19 cases in our schools.  Each Monday afternoon, our Coordinated School Health department will report positive cases from the prior week (Sunday of the previous week to the Monday in which reporting will take place).  If there are positive cases to be reported, they will be entered into the portal and shown on the state website.  You may check the portal at any time by going to the following link: https://districtinformation.tnedu.gov/covid-information/search/5/730.  Reported numbers show up towards the bottom of the page.  Please keep in mind that the numbers only reflect positive student and staff cases within our school district reported within the previous week.  This does not include students or staff that have been quarantined as close contacts.  Our district is doing our part to keep students and staff safe; please ensure that you are doing the same.
How does the CDC define a COVID-19 "close contact" as referred to in the health matrix?
- any individual within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes; understanding this definition along with guidelines in place will help our district trace any student or staff member who may or may not be exposed to COVID-19
 
If one school experiences a COVID-19 case, will the other schools close?
Every effort should be made to make school-level decisions that allow schools that are not impacted by active cases to  conduct in-person instruction at some level.
 
If my student is learning remotely at home, will he/she be able to attend band class during the day?
Unless otherwise stated by your school or child's band teacher, students who will be learning remotely from home will not be allowed to attend band class during the day but may attend after school practices.  Allowing students to enter at various times throughout the day will make it more difficult to monitor symptoms and temperatures.
 
How will high school semester test exemptions be handled?
The principals have discussed alternative measures for semester test exemptions, but the school board would need to review the policy and vote on any changes.
 
How will my child receive their device for remote learning?
Each school will be responsible for distributing remote learning materials; please wait for additional details from your child's school.
 
How will my child receive instruction at home through remote learning?
Roane County Schools teachers will provide instruction for students who will be learning remotely at home through a variety of methods, both synchronous (live) and asynchronous (recorded).  Not all teachers will be serving students learning remotely; some schools may choose to have one teacher for all remote learning students.  Individual schools and teachers will be sharing that information with parents as soon as the choice form results are reviewed.  Students will not be required to sit in front of a computer screen for 4.5 or 7 hours a day; doing so would not be an acceptable form of instruction or learning.
 
Will my child who is learning remotely continue to receive special education services?
Yes!  Any child receiving special education services through our school district will continue to do so while learning remotely.  Special education teachers and service providers will contact families to discuss how their child will receive services and have access to resources.
 
If my child is learning remotely, will he or she be able to co-op like students who are attending in-person?
Waiting for an answer to be provided by administrators
Family Resource Referral Line

Roane County Schools understands that this can be a difficult time for students and families. In an effort to address the needs across our district, our RCS Student Support department encourages the use of the Family Resource Referral Line.  This resource for families and students in need will be open Monday - Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM beginning Monday, March 23, 2020. All calls or text messages for assistance should be made to 865-323-6228. Please leave a message with your request, and the Student Support staff will get back with you. Any email requests can go to nchrisman@roaneachools.com.
Clever Login Support
Students may access their learning resources through our district Single Sign On tool Clever.  https://clever.com/in/roaneschools
Google Classroom Assistance
Some of our teachers are utilizing Google Classroom to share instructional opportunities with students who have technology devices at home. If you are not familiar with Google Classroom, please watch the 6 minute video taking you through the login process through Clever, what Google Classroom looks like for students, and how to complete and turn in assignments.

Speech and Hearing Resources

If you have any questions about your child’s speech goals or how to help your child at home, please contact your child’s speech-language pathologist, and she will be happy to help you in any way.


DSES, OSMS, OSHS

Aimee Mason-  amason@roaneschools.com


MES, MMS, MHS

Amanda Mershon- ammershon@roaneschools.com


KES, CMS

Emily Robinson- eprobinson@roaneschools.com


MTES, MEC, RCHS

Elizabeth Robinson- erobinson@roaneschools.com


RVES, RMS, RHS

Janet Stanely- jstanley@roaneschools.com


BES, HMS, HHS

Sarah Kulik- skulik@roaneschools.com

 

For children who use Augmentative and Assistive Communication (AAC)
www.tennesseetalks.org
 
 
Please contact Dr. Brittany Taylor, Educational Audiologist, if you have questions regarding Audiology. btaylor@roaneschools.com
GAP students need to be working on their credits, and if you have questions please contact Mr. Jeff Davis.
ACT is offering digital learning and workforce resources to assist students, teachers, schools, and workers impacted by COVID-19.  https://pages2.act.org/index.php/email/emailWebview