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JMCSS "New Normal" Initiative Road Map

October 19, 2020 - Traditional schedule for in-person

Our school district returned to traditional scheduling for our in-person students on Monday, October 19. Approximately 5,400 students are currently taking advantage of the in-person learning option and they now have the option to attend 5 days per week. That number will climb to 7,500 students on Monday, Oct 26th as virtual students were allowed to switch to the in-person learning option at the end of the first 9-week grading period. There will be approximately 3,000 students in the Virtual Classroom. There will be approximately 2,000 students in Cyber School.

September 17, 2020 - Updates to in-person schedules

Updates were made today to our back to school schedule for traditional students. At the conclusion of our three-week hybrid schedule, students who selected “in-person” instruction in July will be able to attend class 5-days per week beginning October 19th. This is for all grade levels.

Three-week hybrid schedule details:

High School - Week of Sept 21
  • Monday - 9th & 10th grade only
  • Tuesday - 12th grade only (ACT testing)
  • Wednesday - 9th & 10th grade only
  • Thursday - 11th & 12th grade only
  • Friday - 11th & 12th grade only
High School - Week of Sept 28
  • Monday - 9th & 10th grade only
  • Tuesday - 11th & 12 grade only
  • Wednesday - 9th & 10th grade only
  • Thursday - 11th & 12th grade only
  • Friday - Distance Learning Day
Fall Break October 5 - 9
High School - Week of Oct 12
  • Monday - 9th & 10th grade only
  • Tuesday - 11th & 12 grade only
  • Wednesday - 9th & 10th grade only
  • Thursday - 11th & 12th grade only
  • Friday - Distance Learning Day

Beginning October 19th., all students who opted for in-person instruction in August will be able to attend school for the rest of the semester - in-person and 5-days per week.

Middle Schools - Week of Sept 21
  • Monday - 6th grade only
  • Tuesday - 7th & 8th grade only
  • Wednesday - 6th grade only
  • Thursday - 7th & 8th grade only
  • Friday - Distance Learning Day
Middle Schools - Week of Sept 28
  • Monday - 6th grade only
  • Tuesday - 7th & 8th grade only
  • Wednesday - 6th grade only
  • Thursday - 7th & 8th grade only
  • Friday - Distance Learning Day
Fall Break October 5 - 9
Middle Schools - Week of Oct 12
  • Monday - 6th grade only
  • Tuesday - 7th & 8th grade only
  • Wednesday - 6th grade only
  • Thursday - 7th & 8th grade only
  • Friday - Distance Learning Day

Beginning October 19th., all students who opted for in-person instruction in August will be able to attend school for the rest of the semester - in-person and 5-days per week.

Elementary & K-8 Schools - Week of Sept 21 through Oct 16
  • Monday - Thursday - All traditional students will return 2-days per week.
  • Teachers have contracted parents to schedule assigned days for students.
  • Friday - Distance Learning Day
Fall Break October 5 - 9

Beginning October 19th., all students who opted for in-person instruction in August will be able to attend school for the rest of the semester - in-person and 5-days per week.

Nova Pre-K - Week of Sept 21
  • Monday - Friday - Small groups only.
  • Teachers have contracted parents to schedule assigned days for students.
Nova Pre-K - Week of Sept 28 - Oct 16th
  • Monday - Thursday - Small groups only.
  • Teachers have contracted parents to schedule assigned days for students.
  • Friday - Distance Learning Day

Beginning October 19th., all students who opted for in-person instruction in August will be able to attend school for the rest of the semester - in-person and 5-days per week.

September 14, 2020 - News Release: Transitional Return to In-Person Learning Begins Sept. 21

JACKSON, Tenn. - The Jackson-Madison County School System is pleased to announce the return of in-person learning options for district families. After thoughtful collaboration among district principals, Dr. Marlon King’s executive team, and local health officials, JMCSS will begin a transitional approach to traditional instruction beginning Monday, September 21st.

“Given the fact that we’ve had students coming to campus on a hybrid model for several weeks, we feel very comfortable with some of the protocols we’ve already established. So we look forward to bringing more students to give us an opportunity to see what this looks like before we offer this option fulltime to our students,” said JMCSS Superintendent Dr. Marlon King.

At the conclusion of a three-week hybrid schedule, all students who opted for in-person instruction in August will be able to attend school for the rest of the semester - in-person; Monday through Thursday for middle and elementary schools and Monday through Friday for high schools. Those parents who signed their students up for the virtual classroom option in July, will be required to continue those learning tracks until Monday, October 26th. After that time, you will have the option to switch to in-person learning should you choose.

“With the health officials’ blessings and context around what we’re doing and letting us know we're moving in the right direction, I think returning to in-person instruction is very important,” Dr. King said. “When you experience trauma, you need to have a recovery period. This hybrid period and transitional return for our in-person students is a recovery for us.”

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