Announcements

Letter to Community From Clint Baker, Director of Schools

August 23, 2021

Dear Meigs County Schools Community,

We are excited about the 2021-2020 school year and the opportunity to serve the children and families of Meigs County. You can sense the excitement of the students when they come into the school buildings .As you well know, the circumstances of the past 18 months has created a learning loss in students all across the state and country. We are working hard to address the learning gaps in all students through new and different programs that will be introduced as the school year moves forward.

Also as you know Covid-19 is still an issue for all of society. As cases continue to rise in the community and state, schools all across the volunteer state are reflecting this increase as well. Our staff is working diligently to sanitize all classrooms, buses, hallways, and cafeterias, etc. every day and in some cases multiple times per day. In order to help you stay informed about the virus within your child's school, we have created a dashboard that you can access through our Meigs County Schools website. This instrument will list each school's confirmed active case rate. This dashboard is updated several times per week.

Last year, we were permitted to take several different steps to help mitigate the spread of Covid at school. Some of those steps included: operating on a staggered A/B schedule, and using Wednesdays as a virtual day which allowed for teachers to devote time to remote students as well as deep clean the buildings. We were also able to offer remote/virtual learning on a wide scale. However, due to schools not being included in recent state legislative changes, those options are not available to us at this time.(virtual learning is still available for folks who are positive for Covid or are quarantined for the short term). As it stands now on the date of this release, if schools close for Covid or other illness, school systems must utilize stockpile or inclement weather days.

We will continue to be flexible and change as circumstances with the virus change to help slow down the spread of the Delta variant. We are practicing increased social distancing in the school cafeterias, classrooms and gymnasiums. We are disinfecting all areas of the schools daily and continue to conduct temperature checks in the morning before school. Also, we continue to strongly encourage all students and staff to wear a mask while at school and near others.

Please remember that if your child has symptoms, you should keep them home out of caution and communicate with the school. We want to thank you for your continued efforts to help us have a safe and effective school year. We also thank you for your flexibility and patience as we work together for the children of Meigs County.

Sincerely,

Clint Baker

Director of Schools



COVID SAFETY MEASURES IN THE MEIGS COUNTY SCHOOLS

As the pandemic of COVID 19 continues to impact all aspects of society, the Meigs County School system is focused on how to best address these concerns and continue to educate students and keep them safe. We have limited ability, as a school system, to address these health issues compared to the previous school year. Meigs County presently has over 20 percent of our student population out of school due to direct or indirect involvement with Covid-19. We are highly encouraging students to wear masks. We now are implementing a mask mandate for all teachers and staff as we did last year (effective immediately). That mandate is in effect when a teacher or staff is within six feet of another person. It is known that masks reduce the transmission of this virus. If students are wearing masks appropriately during close contact with a positive case, where all parties are masked, the non-positive student will not need to quarantine (unless they have symptoms). Mask wearing means we stay in school.


The mission of United Way is to unite our community’s resources to give everyone the opportunity for a good quality of life, through EDUCATION, STABILITY IN THE FAMILY & GOOD HEALTH. They partner and work closely with over twenty nonprofit organization’s in our community to ensure that we are doing everything we can locally to find long-term solutions to our communities most complex and pressing needs.

This is a short video of Rachel Moore talking about how United Way helped the bus crash victims.


You can donate by clicking this link or by texting UWMM to 313131.

Agenda Board Meeting September 9, 2021

Congratulations!

The Meigs County Schools Foundational Literacy Skills Plan has been approved by TDOE. We would like to thank the Early Literacy committee for their hard work developing this plan for the students of Meigs County. We look forward to supporting our teachers as they implement the components of this plan.

We are so proud to see one of our very own teachers receive the 2021 Golden Apple Teacher of the Year Award!

Reading 360 Free Family Resources: Decodables Available for All Tennessee Families of K-2 Students

The free At-Home Decodable Book Series is now available to Tennessee families of kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd-grade children to help our youngest learners become stronger readers. This launch is part of the family component of the state’s Reading 360 initiative to help boost strong reading skills amongst Tennessee students.

Tennessee families can order one booklet pack for each of their kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd-grade students. Booklets will be delivered to the mailing address provided.

In addition to the order form, a step-by-step ordering guide, FAQs and additional information can be found online by clicking here.

September 2021 Menu
August 2021 Menu
Agenda Board Workshop August 31, 2021

As required by T.C.A. 49-6-6007, the state and districts must post on the respective website a calendar of all state and district-mandated assessments for each school year.

This is the official website of the Meigs County School System. The site is intended to serve as a useful source of information for parents, students and the general public as well as a quick reference tool for the school system's teachers and staff.The Meigs County School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:Title: Federal Programs Director345 N. Main Street | P.O. Box 1039 | Decatur, TN 37322 | (423)334-5973Title: Coordinated School Health/504 Director345 N. Main Street | P.O. Box 1039 | Decatur, TN 37322 | (423)334-5973