August 7, 2020 Update - KCS Friday Morning Update
August 6, 2020 Update - Back-to-School Nutrition Program Information
August 5, 2020 Update - Update on Back-to-School Information
August 3, 2020 Update - KCS Framework for Opening the 2020-21 School Year - Operations Manual Approval
At tonight's (8/3/20) Board of Education called meeting, the Board approved the KCS Framework for Opening the 2020-21 School Year - Operations Manual.
July 31, 2020 Update - KCS Friday Morning Update
July 28, 2020 Update - District Calendar Changes - First Day of School
Click here to view the updated KCS Approved School Calendar.
July 24, 2020 Update - KCS Friday Morning Update
Dear KCS Families and Employees,
As we have mentioned previously, communication will be shared each Friday morning during the school year regarding the status of health conditions in our community related to COVID-19. This information will serve to provide a weekly update on school operations and make you aware of any important news or changes that will be taking place in our schools. This update is scheduled to be distributed at 10 a.m. each Friday and will be sent via email, text, and posted on the KCS website at www.k12k.com - Reopening Plan.
This week (7/24/20), we want to provide you with several updates:
Regarding the official “status” for the start of the KCS school year: KCS and Sullivan County Health Department officials are continuing to monitor the data regarding the COVID-19 spread across Sullivan County. As the data indicates, if we were currently in school, as of today (7/24/20), we would be in the “red” zone which means “Consideration for Transition to Remote Learning.” However, please remember the “Kingsport City Schools Operations Manual” is a framework to guide district and school-level decisions and procedures for use during the school year. A final decision on the final zone of operation for the start of school will be communicated as soon as possible for your planning purposes, based on ongoing data analysis and any calendar decisions by our Board of Education next week. We will share those as they are decided, both in these Friday morning updates and in additional communications.
Remember, you can make a difference by helping us “Go Green” by practicing the three W’s… Wash, Wait, and Wear. Please wash your hands, wait to create six feet of social distance, and wear a face mask to prevent the spread of COVID-19. These are all ways we can help to get Sullivan County back into the green status.
July 21, 2020 Update - "KCS Elementary School Additional Safety Procedures for Reopening" Video
July 20, 2020 Update - "KCS Superintendent Message - The 3 W's" Video
July 17, 2020 Update - KCS Back to School Information
July 14, 2020 Update - District Calendar Update and Elementary Start/End Time Change
We wanted to highlight a couple of items from tonight's (7.14.20) Kingsport Board of Education meeting that are of specific note to KCS families:
July 13, 2020 Update - KCS Remote Choice Learning 2020 Information
July 10, 2020 Update - "KCS Superintendent Message - Remote Learning Update" Video
July 10, 2020 Update - "KCS Reopening Plan Epi Curve Numbers Breakdown" Tutorial
July 8, 2020 Update - "Kingsport City Schools Operations Manual - Framework for Opening the 2020-21 School Year"
We are pleased to present this Kingsport City Schools Operations Manual to you, outlining the processes and procedures that will be in place when KCS students return to school this fall. It is based on the "Sullivan County Plan - Framework for Opening the 2020-21 School Year" which was developed by the Sullivan County Regional Health Department for use by all school districts in Sullivan County.
This operations manual outlines the conditions necessary for school to safely open and the precautions that Kingsport City Schools will take to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. These precautions are based on the expert advice of the public health community and the collective efforts of the staff and administration of Kingsport City Schools. The steps outlined within this manual describe the practical actions that will be taken within our schools, as well as the expectations we have for our entire educational community as we strive to provide the safest possible environment for our students and staff.
Please know that as new data or information becomes known, we will adjust this guidance to best serve our stakeholders. We understand and accept the expectation placed upon us by the Kingsport community to ensure that all appropriate precautions are put in place to ensure the safety of our students and staff. The steps outlined in this manual reflect our commitment to focus on health and welfare while providing a world-class education for our students.
Please click here to review the "Kingsport City Schools Operations Manual - Framework for Opening the 2020-21 School Year" or view the PDF below.
July 8, 2020 Update - "Sullivan County Plan - Framework for Opening the 2020-21 School Year"
July 8, 2020 Update - "KCS Superintendent Message - Reopening Plan" Video
July 7, 2020 Update - Epi Curves (Recent Case Rates by Region or County)
June 30, 2020 Update - "KCS Superintendent Reopening Brief" Video
Please take a moment to watch Kingsport City Schools Superintendent Dr. Jeff Moorhouse provide an update on where the district is in regard to reopening school on Monday, August 3, 2020 and when you will receive communication on those processes and procedures.