Covid FAQ's

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Classes will be held in person with the exception
of Virtual Academy of Maury County.

 

Masks are highly encouraged but not required for the 21-22 school year. Anyone wishing to wear a mask, or any parent wishing for their child to wear a mask, may do so. Facial coverings will be available at no cost to all individuals in each school’s front office.

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First, contact your school principal for additional assignments and to assign your child a CREST teacher to implement the following:

For students in grades Pre-K through 12, this may include, but is not limited to, any of the following:
• Student submission of an assignment;
• Student completion of an online assessment;
• Student participation in synchronous learning in an online classroom;
• Student submittal of work via hard-copy or virtual formats;
• A student-initiated phone call, e-mail, and or other digital communication or response to teacher e-mail;
• And or other evidence of participation as determined by the principal or designee.

Students who participate in remote instruction will be counted present if the student is engaging in remote instruction.

To be considered “in attendance,” students in grades 5 through 12 will be required to engage in some type of meaningful student engagement or interaction for each individual class scheduled for that school day.

If teacher expectations regarding remote instruction are not met, then the student may be marked absent.

School administration will limit nonessential visitors from the school environment to prevent any additional COVID-19 exposure. Administrators will approve any essential visitors during the school day. Essential visitors are defined as all
MCPS employees or contract workers. 

Essential visitors will be encouraged to conduct a self-screening of symptoms before entering the building and will be advised
of COVID-19 mitigation strategies, such as social distancing
and face coverings.

Students who participate in remote instruction will be counted present if the student is engaging in remote instruction. If teacher expectations regarding remote instruction are not
met, then the student may be marked absent.
Grades Pre-K through 12
For students in grades Pre-K through 12, this may include,
but is not limited to, any of the following:
-Student submission of an assignment;
-Student completion of an online assessment;
-Student participation in synchronous learning in an online classroom;
-Student submittal of work via hard-copy or virtual formats;
-A student-initiated phone call, e-mail, and/or other digital communication or response to teacher e-mail;
-And/or other evidence of participation as determined by the principal or designee.
In order to be considered “in attendance,” students in
grades 5 through 12 will be required to engage in some
type of meaningful student engagement or interaction for
each individual class scheduled for that school day.

The authority to quarantine individuals related to COVID-19 lies with the TN Department of Health. To the extent possible, Maury County Public Schools will support the TN Department of Health’s mission. This answer is subject to change in response to the needs of the schools and with input from the TN Department of Health. If an individual is given instructions by Federal, State, or Local Health Department, the health department instructions supersede this answer.

Yes, although the sole authority to quarantine an individual is the State and Local Health Departments; however, MCPS does have the authority to control attendees and visitors on its property. MCPS may recommend quarantine to any identified contacts, positive cases, and probable cases. 

No, home tests are not accepted due to not having identifying information such as a name and test date. 

No, per the TN Dept of Health antibody testing is not appropriate for return to school for persons exposed in daycare and K-12 settings 

Yes, all requests must be made through Facilitron here

Yes, however, we are operating under the current TSSAA guidelines here

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