As we begin to navigate through upcoming guidance to be issued by the state on the reopening of schools, we feel it’s important to gather input from the families in Loudon County. The Tennessee Department of Education has indicated that they expect us to complete 180 days of instruction this year in a traditional, distance learning, or blended approach. Although it is subject to change depending on constantly evolving conditions, it is our intent to start on the scheduled date of August 7th and follow the calendar adopted by our school board.
We anticipate some changes in our instructional day due to concerns over COVID. This survey will help us gather information to determine what is most important to you while we are developing our reopening plan. We want to make families feel as comfortable as possible while complying with state requirements relative to instruction.
As you answer questions in the survey, you may wonder what a virtual instruction day will look like. This will look much more structured than it did in the spring, but until the Tennessee Department of Education gives us more guidance, we can’t give you a complete picture. The one thing I can tell you for sure is we will do what we think is best for kids given the constraints we have. This survey will help us identify areas our community feels is important. We will release additional information in July, and will make sure you have the information needed to make an informed decision prior to the start of school. Please complete the survey prior to June 26.