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Roane County School District

COVID-19 Information

Closure Details
At Governor Lee’s recommendation for Tennessee schools, Roane County Schools (TN) will be closed the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year due to COVID-19. Please wait for additional information to become available; we will share details and specifics as soon as possible.  Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Feeding Plan for Extended Closure

Please read and share the information from our School Nutrition Director and team regarding our RCS Feeding Plan. We are beyond blessed for the direction of Megan Adams, her staff, and all the volunteers making sure our students are receiving the nutrition they need during our extended closure.

In response to Governor Lee's “Safer at Home” order, we are transitioning our feeding program to better protect the health of those working to serve meals and those receiving meals. Beginning next week (starting April 13, 2020), we will only be serving meals on Tuesday and Thursday to limit potential exposure to COVID-19. All routes and sites will remain the same; please visit the linked document for the most up-to-date list of sites and bus routes.
 
On Tuesday of each week, each child will receive 2 breakfasts and 2 lunches. On Thursday of each week, each child will receive 3 breakfasts and 3 lunches. Essentially, all children will continue to receive the 5 meals weekly as they are now. Papers explaining these changes will be sent home with the kids in the meal bags this week.
 
 
Breakfasts and lunches will be offered at no cost to all children 18 years old and under.
 
Child must be present to receive meals. (Regulations placed on our district by those allowing this to take place.)
 
A child does not have to attend the school to receive a meal; as long as they are present and 18 years old or younger, they can receive meals.
 
If you are unable to pickup your child's meals, please use the linked form to provide information for possible delivery or contact Megan Adams at 865-376-8500.
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
Reading Adventures
Epic! is a digital library of books, ebooks, and videos.  Students can read fiction and non-fiction books of their choosing.  Some teachers have created class codes for their students; if they have not, parents can set up accounts for their own children.
 
This website has non-fiction articles in all subject areas and quizzes to go along with them.  They have articles for all grade levels, and the Lexile level for individual articles can also be adjusted, allowing readers who may struggle a little more than their classmates the ability to read the same articles and get the same information but closer to their skill level. (They are offering access to their entire suite of materials for free because of COVID)
 
Accelerated Reader is a program some of our schools use to assess student comprehension.  Your child will know if they utilize AR at his/her school or in his/her classroom;  students in our elementary schools and Cherokee Middle School should all have accounts for AR.
 
Search for books that have quizzes available on Accelerated Reader.
 
Math Expedition
Khan Academy - Khan Academy provides free online courses, lessons, and practice for math, science, arts and humanities, and test prep, as well as beta version lessons of English-Language Arts for grades 2nd - 8th grade.  Click "Courses" to see all offerings from Khan Academy.
 
Science Exploration
This website has simulations for many science areas, including physics, biology, chemistry, etc.  It also has simulators for some math-related topics. Hosted by the University of Colorado
 
This website has videos and quizzes on several common science and math topics.  Hosted by Scholastic.
 
This website has non-fiction articles in all subject areas and quizzes to go along with them.  They have articles for all grade levels, and the Lexile level for individual articles can also be adjusted, allowing readers who may struggle a little more than their classmates the ability to read the same articles and get the same information but closer to their skill level. (They are offering access to their entire suite of materials for free because of COVID)
 
Khan Academy provides free online courses, lessons, and practice for math, science, arts and humanities, and test prep, as well as beta version lessons of English-Language Arts for grades 2nd - 8th grade.  Click "Courses" to see all offerings from Khan Academy.
Social Studies Discoveries
TN History for Kids - a website full of everything that makes Tennessee such a great place to live, work, and explore
 
Khan Academy - Khan Academy provides free online courses, lessons, and practice for math, science, arts and humanities, and test prep, as well as beta version lessons of English-Language Arts for grades 2nd - 8th grade.  Click "Courses" to see all offerings from Khan Academy.
STEM Projects
Learning Blade - If you are looking for STEM resources, Learning Blade is a great resource for online lessons, projects, and activities.  You will find interactive lessons, group projects, 3D printing resources, design thinking challenges, parent engagement handouts and other materials, each coordinated to an interactive mission within Learning Blade.
Active Lessons - PE, Health, Recipes, Tips for Parents
 
Interactive Lessons and Activities
GoNoodle - videos for dancing, stretching, moving, and thinking
Kids Heart Challenge Elementary School Routine - a dance routine for elementary school students
Jumping Rope Skills - a set of jumping rope skills videos from the American Heart Association
NFL Play 60 - download the app to count steps, workout, and earn rewards
 
Articles from the American Heart Association
 
Printables
Wacky Word Games - a printable Mad Lib from the American Heart Association
Heart Heroes Moves - a printable game for encouraging movement
Homework with Heart - a guide to the Kids Heart Challenge and utilizing the app for physical education
Heart Hero Coloring Sheets - cute coloring sheets from American Heart Association
 
Recipes and Food Ideas
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
So many websites and EdTech resources are offering help during our extended closure, and it's hard to keep track of what's available.  Feel free to use these resources while students are learning from home.
 
Wide Open School - a resource from Common Sense Media, divided by topic area, to help parents and families continue learning opportunities at home