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.
Starting June 1, all six Tennessee PBS stations– WNPT Nashville, East Tennessee PBS, WCTE Upper Cumberland, WKNO Memphis, West TN PBS, and Chattanooga WTCI – will offer high quality educational programming for grades K-3, weekdays from 10 a.m. –12 p.m. CST, through June and July.
"We are incredibly grateful for this PBS partnership which has made it possible to provide more students with access to educational content,” said Commissioner Penny Schwinn. “We have seen an overwhelming response to the Teaching Tennessee Learning Series, created by Tennessee teachers in Tennessee classrooms, so we are excited about the opportunity to continue the partnership and keep students engaged, learning, and growing all summer long.”
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.
Sevier County Health Department Offering COVID-19 Testing
The Sevier County Health Department is continuing to offer COVID-19 Testing. Starting Wednesday, June 3, COVID-19 testing will be by appointment only at the Sevier County Health Department. Testing will still be outside, and you will not have to leave your vehicle. To be tested, call 865.429.6232 to make an appointment. The Sevier County Health Department is located at 719 Middle Creek Rd, Sevierville, TN, 37862