You still have time to apply for P-EBT but you need to apply this week. The program is available to families with children who qualify for the National School Lunch Program and provides assistance to buy food. More details on the flier. Apply here by August 14. https://www.tn.gov/humanservices/covid-19/p-ebt-and-covid-19-faqs.html
If you received an absentee phone call today and your child is enrolled in the virtual academy or is remote learning today, please disregard. We are working to resolve some issues with our student management system.
Breakfast and Lunch pick-up will be available for all virtual learners daily starting Monday, August 10th. If you are interested and want a packet of information, please contact the School Nutrition office by 10:00 a.m., Friday, August 7th at 615-735-2321. Students who do not qualify for free or reduced meals will pay the regular lunch price.
Virtual Academy: Parent(s)/guardian(s) that submitted applications prior to the July 24th deadline will be contacted in the next 2-3 days by their child’s home school regarding the virtual learning program. Countless hours have been spent to develop a virtual learning program to fit the needs of our Smith County students. Students/parents do not need to come to school on the student ½ day (Aug. 5) or the first full day (Aug. 7). If you have questions, please contact your child’s home school. Thank you for your patience as we navigate this new school year.
We have had questions about suitable types of devices for students to use this school year by parents wanting to purchase during the Tax-Free Holiday weekend. Smith County Schools have Chromebook 11 3100 with 32 GB hard drive and 4 GB Ram. These are available from many outlets from multiple manufacturers (ACER, ASUS, DELL).
ATTENTION: If you are interested in enrolling your child in the before and/or after school program (Smith County Extended Learning) this year, please see the enrollment form on your school website. You will fill out the from on the website. Also, there will be a copy of the student handbook and calendar available for you to view on the website or Facebook page of your school.
Reminder: Friday, July 24th is the deadline to sign up for Smith County Schools' Virtual Learning Program. Details and Parent Agreement Form are located at smithcoedu.com.
Information regarding the reopening of schools can be found on smithcoedu.net. Links for the information can be found: Parents/School Reopening Resources for Parents and on the App: Documents/Parents/2020-21 School Reopening Information. Be sure and check out your child's school website for information as well.
Smith County Teachers- The county-wide in-service day on August 3rd will not be held at Smith County High School . Teachers will report to their home school.
Smith County Schools Virtual Learning Program Parent Agreement is available on smithcoedu.com.
Any home schooled student that wants to participate in Smith County Schools' athletic programs must have their home school paperwork submitted to the Smith County Board of Education by August 1st, no exceptions per Barry H. Smith, Smith County Director of Schools.
Please take the Smith County Schools Re-Opening Survey. Access the survey at https://www.smithcoedu.com/o/smith-county
Attention: Students who participated in before and after-school programs and were in grades 1-7 the 19-20 school year are invited to join us for a virtual summer program. You should have received a letter with your report card. Program dates May 26-June12
Attention All Incoming Freshmen: Join us for an exciting Virtual Freshmen Bridge Program. Details were sent to you with your report card. Mrs. Krissa Hackett will be sending you an invitation through her Google Classroom.
Happy Earth Day! Today is the 50th anniversary of the first earth day celebrated April 22, 1970. https://www.earthday.org/earth-day-challenge/
Per Governor Lee's recommendation, Smith County Schools will be closed for the remainder of the school year. More information will be forthcoming regarding the closure through our website https://www.smithcoedu.com/
Smith County Schools will extend closure through Friday, May 1st due to COVID-19. Please note the previous announcement regarding school closure was through April 24th. This is the latest information regarding Smith County Schools closure. Smith County Schools will continue to monitor information and recommendations regarding COVID-19 as it comes available.
Smith County Schools are now closed until Monday, April 27th per the recommendation of Governor Lee. We will continue to provide information as it becomes available.
A huge shout out to our Smith County school nutrition staff, our teachers and administrators that fed over 800 meals to kids here in Smith County today. Great Job!
Smith County Schools will now be closed through Friday, April 3, 2020. The Smith County Board of Education will continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and follow CDC and TDOE guidelines. Please continue to check our website for details. smithcoedu.com
Smith County Schools will be closed next week 3/15-3/20. All facilities closed and activities cancelled. Breakfast and lunch will be available at SCHS, GES, UHS, and DES. See "News" article for full details.
The health and safety of the Smith County School System — students, teachers, staff and volunteers—is our top priority. We are closely monitoring the reports and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Tennessee Department of Education as well as local public health organizations, and are working to ensure that we do everything we can during this rapidly changing situation.
Smith County Schools are implementing preventive measures in regards to the Coronavirus. We want our staff, students, and parents to know we are taking the recommended CDC and TDOE prevention guidelines. Our staff is sanitizing schools and buses daily and thoroughly cleaning frequently touched surfaces and stocking schools with extra soap, paper towels, and disinfectant wipes. Teachers will be allowing more time for hand-washing and the school system has provided guidance to principals to help support them in making the best possible decisions for their students, school, and community.
We are excited to announce our new website! The Live Feed is where you can find important updates and fun stories about what's happening in school. We hope you enjoy the new site and find it easy to navigate!