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Apison School Updates

HCS Reopening Broadcast


HCS at Home Handbook

The district has developed an HCS at Home Handbook to guide families through our new full-time remote learning program.


Click here to OPEN the HCS at Home Handbook (English)


Click here to OPEN the HCS at Home Handbook (Spanish)




Back to School Bash!
Saturday, August 8th

We are kicking off the 2020-21 school year with our third annual Back to School Bash on Saturday, August 8 from 10am-1pm at the First Horizon Pavilion! This year's event will offer a safe, no-contact drive-thru experience for families to receive free backpacks filled with supplies. We hope to see you there!  

Back to School Bash

Back-to-School Drive Thru Bash - Volunteers Needed

Hamilton County Schools will host its 3rd Annual Back-to-School Bash on Saturday, August 8, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., at First Tennessee Pavilion. This drive-thru, no-contact event will provide HCS families with free backpacks filled with supplies and other items from community partners. Volunteers are needed to help with bag packing on Saturday, August 1, and backpack distribution on Saturday August 8. 

Click HERE to go to the Back to School Bash Volunteer SignUp.com Page!


School-Aged Child Care Summer Information

School-aged child care in Hamilton County Schools will begin on June 1, 2020, and will be expanded to 25 school site locations this year. The additional sites will help to keep the number of children at each site lower than summer programs in the past.


 



New principal selected for the fall

 Callie Stewart

Callie Stewart, assistant principal at Apison Elementary, will move into the principal's chair next year, replacing Ron Hughes, who is retiring at the end of this school year.  Hughes was an excellent mentor as he was selected 2014-15 Tennessee Principal of the Year.  Stewart is an accomplished, experienced administrator having served at Hillcrest, Woodmore, Hixson, and Apison elementary schools in Hamilton County as an assistant principal.

During her time as an assistant principal, she was instrumental in creating a parental involvement program as a culminating project for the Principal Leadership Academyserved on a local university education advisory board, and revised the institute's education curriculum and training process.  She also collaborated with faculty to develop an after-school tutorial program.  She taught math and science for six years at East Lake Academy of Fine Arts and Ooltewah Middle School.

In April 1999, she was selected as one of the first participants in the inaugural cohort of the Alternative Certification Program for Hamilton County Schools. She successfully completed the PEF Principal Leadership Academy Cohort 3, was a participant in Columbia University's Teacher College Writers' Program, and completed McRel Balanced Leadership training.

She holds bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and a specialist degree from Tennessee Tech University.

 


Tennessee Aquarium Virtual Student Activities

The Tennessee Aquarium's education department has created a series of science activities for parents to complete at home with their kids, Weekday Wonders. These activities require minimum technology and can be completed with minimal supervision from parents or caregivers.











American Red Cross Information

American Red Cross volunteers and staff are working with local officials to provide help for those affected by severe storms that tore through Hamilton and Bradley counties on Easter Sunday.

Contact: If you or someone you know is need of assistance due to the storms, please call 1-800-RED CROSS.

How to Help: The Red Cross depends on financial donations to be able to provide disaster relief immediately. Help people affected by storms and countless other crises by visiting redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Donations enable the Red Cross to help people prepare for, respond to and recover from these disasters.







EPB Quick Connect Free WiFi Sites Added

As of yesterday, March 25, EPB has added several new sites with free WiFi:

  • Ooltewah Middle/Wolftever Creek
  • Wallace A. Smith Elementary
  • Hixson Elementary
  • Middle Valley Elementary
  • Red Bank Elementary
  • Soddy Elementary
  • Boys & Girls Club - Highland Park
  • Spring Creek Elementary
  • Boys & Girls Club - East Lake
  • Missionary Heights (CHA)
  • College Hill (CHA)

EPB continues to install EPB Quick Connect free WiFi locations across the community. Sites will continue to be added, so check this website regularly for updates.





Playgrounds at Hamilton County schools closed due to the Safer at Home Executive Order

Playgrounds at Hamilton County schools are closed at this time due to the Safer at Home Executive Order Governor Lee issued on Monday, March 30, 2020.  Signs and caution tape will be visible in the areas that are closed at local schools.  Groups gathering at locations such as school playgrounds is discouraged as we work to slow the spread of coronavirus COVID-19.

Please help our community slow the spread of COVID-19 by staying at home as much as possible and observing the CDC guidelines.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • You should maintain a distance of at least six (6) feet between yourself and other individuals.
  • Do not gather in groups of 10 or more and always practice social distancing in groups.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you or your child are sick. A fever must be absent for 24-hours with no fever-reducing medication.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. If you don’t have a tissue, use your elbow and not your hands to cover the sneeze or cough.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.






Preventative Measure Reminders from the CDC

The CDC recommends the following preventative measures for everyone:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. This means maintain a distance of at least six (6) feet.
  • Do not gather in groups of 10 or more.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you or your child are sick. A fever must be absent for 24-hours with no fever-reducing medication before returning to school.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. If you don’t have a tissue, use your elbow and not your hands to cover the sneeze or cough.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.






HCS Resources Page

On the district's website there is a landing page (www.hcde.org/coronavirus) with resources for families and staff during the school closure. This website includes information about preventative measures, family resources, student meals, continued learning, frequently asked questions, and more. This page will be updated frequently throughout the school closure, so please continue to check back for more information.

 HCS Hotline

Tech Hotline 

 

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