FAQ's

Immunizations?
The Blount County Health Department or your health care provider would be the best resource for specific questions about childhood immunizations. For quick online information, refer to http://health.state.tn.us/CEDS/Immunication.htm

How do I get my child registered?
Parents/legal guardians will need to visit the school to complete the necessary registration form and when applicable, sign a release of records to authorize the school to secure records from the child's former school. In addition, you will need to provide: Proof of City Residence; Child's Social Security card; Birth Certificate; Immunization Card; as well as other information for students requiring special services or families with custody details to share. Students should also have a documented physical examination within the last six months.  Students in the upper grades should schedule an appointment with a guidance counselor as well.

What age must my child be to attend kindergarten?
The law will change in 2013. TCA 49-6-201 now states: Children entering kindergarten shall be five (5) years of age on or before August 15th.

What programs are available to assist my child?
Each school has a variety of age-appropriate programs to meet the individual needs of students as they move through each grade level.

Where do I find a district calendar?
Click on the calendar icon at the top of our website or go to the specific school of interest and few the calendar posted there. 
You may also click here for the district academic calendar.

What supplies will my child need for school?
Check with the school, but most schools will post a supply list on the school website in the summer before school starts. We also supply local office supply stores and department stores with school supply lists for reference when purchasing supplies from that business. High school teachers will give students class specific supply lists, as needed.

Where can I find the lunch menu? ... and the cost for lunch?
Lunch menu's are updated by the school cafeteria managers and posted at this link.
Meal prices are posted at this link.
Our Food Services manager is Tammy Hooper @ (865) 982-7121.

Where can I find which bus my child would ride?
Bus routes, especially in the first few weeks of school, are subject to change.  We change the routes online as quickly as possible.  You can link to the bus route details here.
How can I contact my child's teacher? ... or school principal?

Can I contact the Director of Schools?
Yes.  We always recommend working through concerns at the school level first - starting with the teacher and principal.  The Director of Schools can be reached via phone at (865) 982-7121 or via email.  In the event he can't be reached, you may wish to speak with his administrative assistant, Glenda Ennen (at the same phone number) to schedule an appointment. 

Is after school care available?
Yes.  Learn more at this link.

How can I get involved in my child's school?
Each school offers many opportunities for parent involvement. We encourage involvement at all levels and hope you will start early and remain active. Begin at home, continue in the classroom and then, as time permits, offer your skills and support in the school or in specific programs of interest at the school. Likewise, we are constantly seeking business partners in the community and hope you will consider a mutually beneficial relationship between your company and any school.