Financial Assistance Available for Families That Qualify for Free and Reduced School Lunches
Deadline Extended for Families to Apply for COVID-19 Food Assistance
Application for Pandemic EBT Program will now be accepted until July 13, 2020 at 4:30 pm.
The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) and the Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE) announced Tennessee families are now eligible to receive financial support for their children’s nutritional needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. This support is provided through the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program. Under the new P-EBT program, families of children who receive free or reduced meals at school or attend a Community Eligibility Provision school may receive financial assistance to replace school meals during the months of March, April and May due to COVID-19 school closures. The program will provide parents with $5.70 per child for each day that child qualifies for P-EBT. Click here for more information.
PBS Summer Programing for Grades K-3
The Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE) announced a second phase of its partnership with statewide PBS stations to help ensure children continue to have access to educational content during the summer. In order to continue ensuring students have access to learning opportunities over the summer, starting June 1, the Summer Learning Series will feature PBS LearningMedia programming that has been specifically chosen for a continued focus on early literacy and math, aligned to Tennessee standards. Each of these programs also have teacher, family, and student resources available online. View the PBS Summer Learning Schedule.
Athletic Activities Resume on High School Campuses
We are pleased to announce that athletic workouts (conditioning, weight training, and drills) can resume on Thursday, May 28, 2020, on high school campuses in Sevier County. Summer athletic activities for all sports must follow TSSAA recommendations as well CDC and Tennessee Health Department guidelines for social distancing. At the present time, no more than 10 individuals including a coach will interact in an individual group. Guidelines will change throughout the summer from county to county as conditions change. The Sevier County School System will follow the TSSAA athletic calendar.