Director of Schools Eric Lomax is joining WOPC to discuss the school district's reopening plans. He will be on the radio on July 10th at 10:00. Parents, families & students are encouraged to listen in to find out the details of the school district's plans for reopening schools in August!
April 16, 2020
TO: Students & Families
RE: Extended Closure for COVID 19
To all Students & Families,
Perry County Schools will honor Governor Lee’s request to have all school remain closed for the rest of the 2019-20 school year. Questions have been asked regarding students being able to collect personal items from school.
Linden Elementary, Linden Middle and Lobelville School will develop dates to have teachers come in according to grade levels to collect & bag items belonging to students and textbooks. Perry County High School will have teachers report in subject area teams to gather student items and textbooks.
Schools will announce on the district website & facebook page when parents can drive up to the front of the school building to pick up items. Please watch online communications to see when you may pick up your student’s personal items. We will try our best to get all items returned to students in mid-May. Students and families will not be allowed inside the building in order to limit the contact of individuals.
Thank you for your cooperation. Please watch the district website & facebook page for further updates and communications.
Eric Lomax, Director of Schools
March 31, 2020
To Our Perry County Schools Families,
Perry County Schools has been receiving information and working to develop a plan in response to Covid-19. This is a new experience for all of us, and it is taking some time for information from the US Department of Education as well as the Tennessee Department of Education to be released. We want to thank all of you for your patience and understanding during this extremely difficult time. Please know our first priority is to keep all families and children safe and healthy. We do not feel it is wise at this time to have any in-person interaction. Therefore, we would like to provide you with free resources and access to the Tennessee Department of Education School Closure Toolkits. TDOE has released multiple toolkits available online to access free resources. Below is a listing of a few of those resources available to families.
The Special Education Department is releasing information for families in a separate letter. Please look for it as well on the district website & Facebook page.
Please continue to watch the Perry County Schools website and Facebook page for updates to the Student Meals program.
Again, we thank you for your patience and your work at home in support of your child’s education.
Mr. Eric Lomax, Director of Schools
The Tennessee Department of Education has released an Education Toolkit on the TDOE website. Below are some of the free resources TDOE has released for families. The entire toolkit can be accessed at https://www.tn.gov/education/health-and-safety/update-on-coronavirus.html
-Television Shows Starting April 6.TDOE has announced a partnership with Nashville Public Television to air 2 hours each day of instructional programming beginning April 6. For most in middle TN this is Channel 8 WNPT. From 10:00 am through 12:00 pm everyday instructional programming can be watched by families. Also, an additional 4 hours is shown overnight which can be watched live or recorded.
-ReadyRosie ReadyRosie is an early education online platform to provide short videos and free resources for families. The site is designed for children Birth -3rd grade. Access for free at https://readyrosie.com/tn/
- Amplify Reading K-5 Free, digital, adaptive resource to help all students continue their literacy development in any remote learning environment for the remainder of this school year. Register here: https://amplify.com/remotelearning/reading/
-Amplify 6-8 Core Curriculum: Amplify ELA Free, downloadable versions of all print resources for current ELA users. Access to these resources is at www.amplify.com/remotelearning
- Scholastic Learn at Home Twenty-day, open source materials for knowledge-building and foundational literacy skills. Both teacher and student materials include digital and print options. Materials are available through April 20th. Username: Learning20 Password: Clifford
BookFlix (PreK-3): https://digital.scholastic.com/site/launch/bkflix?ucn=642726498 (links lead to login—see below for credentials)
TrueFlix (Grades 3+): https://digital.scholastic.com/site/launch/tfx?ucn=642726498
ScienceFlix (Grades 5+): https://digital.scholastic.com/site/launch/sfx?ucn=642726498
Watch & Learn Library (PreK-3): https://digital.scholastic.com/site/launch/watchandlearn?ucn=642726498
-TN Digital An online repository of all of the State of Tennessee’s open access learning materials. TN Digital is working with all approved TN publishers to supply teachers, students, parents, and administrators with easy access to learning materials, which includes everything from lesson plans to worksheets, and from educational videos to assessments. TN Digital is owned and operated by Tennessee Book Company through their digital arm, Thrivist. Full access is available through via the link posted in the resource column and can search for lessons, publishers, and videos. More information about this resource can be found at: https://www.tndigital.org/faq.
-Dreambox Free 90-day trial temporarily available for families that provides online and iPad-based adaptive mathematics games. Games reinforce conceptual development of math standards. This program is online as opposed to print
Perry County Schools has released links to access Renaissance (AR & AM) as well as MobyMax online.
Perry County Public Library continues to allow book check out. Please call the library to place your order.
Perry County Schools will be serving meals to any child under the age of 18. Meals will be available at all schools from 8:00-10:00 everyday this week. If you are not able to come to one of the schools then meals will be delivered by bus to households. Someone will need to be where the bus driver can see them so they will know to stop. Please be patient with us. We are working as hard as we can and within what is allowable according to federal/state guidelines. If you have any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
BUS SCHEDULES - Buses will leave the schools at the designated times.
Bus 16 will run Upper & Lower Brush Creek, Old Hwy 13N, & Hwy 100E
Bus 9 - Old Hwy 13S, Sugar Hill, Rockhouse, Sinking Creek, Cotton Branch
Bus 10 - Short Creek, Hwy 412E, Poplin Hollow
Bus 8 - Oliver Apartments, Hwy 412W to Buck Fork Rd, Marsh Creek, & Cypress Creek
Bus 2 - Tower Estates, Hwy 412E, Spring Creek, Lower Lick Creek
Bus 12 - Lick Creek, North Fork Lick Creek, Pineview, Owl Hollow, & Deer Creek
Bus 4 - Airport Rd, Hwy 13S, Flatwoods
Bus 18 - Swindle, Mayberry Prong, Cedar Creek
Bus 3 - Woods Prong, White Oak, Hwy 128
Bus 00 - Town of Linden, Hurricane
Bus 21 - Riverside Dr, Lagoon, Burns Ridge, Cane Creek, Hwy 13N
Bus 20 - Town of Lobelville, Red Bank, Russell Creek
Bus 6 - Mud Spring, Old Beardstown, Tom’s Creek Rd to the river
Bus 5 - Roans Creek, Crooked Creek, Pond Hollow