Employee Self-Reporting Requirements & Expectations Phase 1

 


Family and Employee Resource Pages

We are working diligently in the background to gather resources for our families and employees.

Please visit these pages frequently for updates.

Family Resource Page 

Employee Resource Page

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Student Safety 

Hamilton County Schools has the health and safety of children as our top priority, and we work daily with the top health professionals in the field to make sure we are following recommended procedures regarding the coronavirus in our schools. The district works with the local Health Department, the Tennessee Department of Health, and the CDC to remain alert to the latest information to keep our children and staff healthy.


Who to Notify if a Student is Showing COVID-19 Symptoms

According to new guidance, if a student is showing COVID-19 symptoms please alert your healthcare provider and the Hamilton County Health Department. The appropriate time to contact the school is after a student has tested positive for COVID-19.

District Leadership 

The district’s Leadership Team meets each day to monitor the latest coronavirus updates and plan for future scenarios and responses from the school district. This site will provide you with an update on precautionary steps we are taking in Hamilton County Schools in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19.)


COVID-19 Closure Updates for Staff and Families


COVID-19 Reopening Update: Friday, June 19

Hamilton County Schools launched the School Reopening Task Force to plan for the safe reopening of schools for the 2020-2021 school year on August 12. The task force that includes parents, students, community leaders, health professionals, teachers, school administrators, and district leaders will meet regularly over the summer to plan for the safe return to school.Hamilton County Schools will send a weekly communication to update the public on progress of the task force and make sure details are available well in advance of children returning to school.

This week the task force subcommittees met to discuss considerations for specific areas in the reopening plan. The subcommittees are Health and Safety, Operations, Academics, Support for Students, Staff and Parents, and Communications. The subcommittee members are a cross section of the School Reopening Task Force. To view the full list of task force members, click here.

The district received strong participation in our initial reopening survey, and will distribute a more in-depth survey next week to develop a better understanding of parent thoughts, concerns and suggestions regarding the reopening of school. The district plans to reopen on August 12, with expanded virtual options available to families, and this survey will give us more specific information about the structure that works best for teachers, students, and families.

The School Reopening Task Force will share their report with the Hamilton County Board of Education on July 2. The district will continue to provide regular updates leading up to the completion of the reopening plan and share the details of the plan throughout the month of July.

To aid families during the school closure, the district has created the HCS Continued Help Hotline: 423-498-5437. Families can call Monday through Friday between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to speak with a Hamilton County Schools staff member. For our Spanish speaking families, please dial: 423-498-6744 Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Know that while schools are closed, we are working diligently in the background to gather resources for our families. Please click on the infographics below to be routed to the proper landing page.

Watch the message below from superintendent, Dr. Bryan Johnson, for an update on our school closure plan.


HCS Reentry and Continuous Learning Plan

Hamilton County Schools launched the School Reopening Task Force to plan for the safe reopening of schools for the 2020-2021 school year on August 12. The task force, which includes parents, students, community leaders, health professionals, teachers, school administrators, and district leaders, will meet regularly over the summer to plan for the safe return to school.

The Task Force has been working diligently to determine the best plan for reopening schools, and has completed the HCS Reentry and Continuous Learning Plan. To learn more about this plan, visit our HCS Reentry and Continuous Learning Plan page.


Student Meals

We are committed to supporting our students who are in need during the closure by providing them meals. Click here to view the details.


Health Experts Suggestions

Health officials recommend everyday preventative actions to help halt the spread of respiratory diseases. The school district is reinforcing these measures at school, and we know you are helping us with this at home.

  • 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.


The district will continue to monitor the situation and adhere to the direction of our professional health partners.   

For regional updates on COVID-19:


Up-To-Date Information: The most up-to-date information and guidance can be found via the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Coronavirus Disease 2019 website: HERE. The Coronavirus Task Force holds frequent national briefings which can be viewed live: HERE. You are also encouraged to follow HHS, CDC, and other agency social media channels for up-to-date information.