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PROJECT TRANSFORMATION SCHOOL YEAR PROGRAM

PT’s school year program has begun! This contact-less program includes a virtual homework hub, drive-through Family Fun Nights, a Pen Pal program, and more. We want your child to be successful! 

We want to hear from you! To get plugged in to our program this school year, reach out to the young adult Fellow in your community using the contact info below.

 

Antioch

 Ellie Seehorn, Fellow (Elementary) • Fellow3@pttennessee.org or 615-810-9620 (call or text)

 Heewon Son, Fellow (Middle School) • Fellow4@pttennessee.org or 615-810-9620 (call or text)

Drive-through Family Fun Nights (Thursdays, 5:30-6:30pm) at Antioch United Methodist Church, 41 Tusculum Road:

October 15 • November 19 • December 17 • January 21 • February 18 • March 25 • April 15

Family Fun Night RSVP link coming soon!

 

East Nashville

Jordin Davis, Fellow • Fellow2@pttennessee.org or 615-810-9620 (call or text)

Drive-through Family Fun Nights (Thursdays, 5:30-6:30pm) at Trinity Community Commons, 204 E Trinity Lane:

October 1 • November 5 • December 3 • January 7 • February 4 • March 4 • April 1

Family Fun Night RSVP link coming soon!

 

Madison

 Morgan Malone, Fellow • Fellow1@pttennessee.org or 615-810-9620 (call or text)

Drive-through Family Fun Nights (Thursdays, 5:30-6:30pm) at Matthews Memorial United Methodist Church, 300 Anderson Lane:

October 22 • November 12 • December 10 • January 14 • February 11 • March 11 • April 8

Family Fun Night RSVP link coming soon!

 

Memphis

 Marlena Bradford, Fellow • Fellow5@pttennessee.org or 901-567-8049 (call or text)

 

SCHOOL INFORMATION

Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS)

MNPS will be virtual until October 12 and the district will seek to phase-in students returning to the classroom after the fall break if conditions allow. The district is preparing for students to return to face-to-face learning by asking parents and guardians to tell MNPS if they want to continue virtually or come to schools in person. This “Family Decision Survey” deadline is Friday, September 18.

Visit the Virtual Learning Playbook page for all you need to know about virtual school. If you need technology help, click here.

This information could change. Visit the back to school webpage for the most updated information.

You can also view the MNPS community resource guide here.

Contact MNPS at (615) 259-INFO or familyinfo@mnps.org with any questions.

 

Shelby County Schools (SCS)

SCS will begin the 2020-2021 school year fully virtual on August 31. View this webpage for weekly updates.

This information could change. Visit the re-opening plan webpage for the most updated information.

Contact SCS at 901-416-5300 with any questions.

 

Rutherford County Schools (RCS)

RCS will begin on Thursday, August 13 for all students, whether they are attending in-person or through distance-learning. Families can opt in for distance learning here.

This information may change. Visit the re-opening plan webpage for the most updated information.

Contact RCS at (615) 893-5812 with any questions.

 

Clarksville/Montgomery County School System (CMCSS)

CMCSS will reopen schools in the Traditional model (students physically present in schools) for the 2020-21 school year starting on August 31, 202o with health and safety modifications and precautions in place. However, all parents/guardians will have the option to enroll their child(ren) in CMCSS K-12 Virtual, a school of choice taught by CMCSS teachers and provided at no cost to families.

This information could change. Visit the re-opening plan webpage for the most updated information.

Contact CMCSS at 931-648-5600 with any questions.

 

Murfreesboro City Schools (MCS)

MCS will opens the 2020-2021 school year on August 10 with “Hybrid Instruction”. In this plan, Pre-k through 2nd grade students will begin in the traditional school setting while 3rd through 6th grade students will utilize the distance learning model.

This information could change. View the MCS website here for the most updated information.

Contact MCS at 615-893-2313 with any questions.

 

EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

Homework Hotline provides free, one-one-one tutoring students and parents/guardians by certified teachers. Call 615-298-6636 or 901-416-1234 on Mondays through Thursdays, 4pm-8pm. Homework Hotline teachers are qualified in all subjects and can also provide tutoring in Arabic, Spanish, Farsi, Hindi, Swahili, and Mandarin.

Dreamscape is a reading game for grades 2-8!

Common Lit has reading comprehension resources for grades 3-12.

Dreambox is a K-8 online math program – Free for 90 days!

 

HEALTH

SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL HEALTH

Read this article called Staying Out of Trauma Brain During Coronavirus and model behaviors for your child.

Go Noodle online has movement and mindfulness videos!

Meeting with a therapist in-person isn’t available right now, but telehealth and text-based sessions are available through the 24-hour Crisis Line at (615) 244-7444.

Visit Mental Health America online for free, anonymous, evidence-based screenings for anxiety, depression, trauma, etc. Parents can take a screening to determine if their children are showing symptoms of depression or anxiety. The back-end of the screenings provides local resources and do-it-yourself exercises to help.

PHYSICAL HEALTH

My Health Care Home directs Middle Tennesseans to their nearest charitable clinic and includes prescription discounts, screenings, and more information.

 

INTERNET

Comcast Xfinity: The Comcast Internet Essentials program offers two months of free in-home internet to students and their families.

Charter Communications/Spectrum: free public wi-fi for 60 days and free broadband for households with students through college age who don’t already have a subscription.

AT&T: Offering free public wi-fi

 

TALKING WITH YOUR CHILDREN ABOUT COVID-19

The CDC recommendations for talking with children about Coronavirus include: remain calm and reassuring, make yourself available to listen and talk, avoid language that might blame others or lead to stigma, pay attention to what children see on the internet and TV, and teach children everyday actions to reduce the spread of germs– like washing hands with soap and water for 20 seconds, staying away from people who are sick, and coughing/sneezing into a tissue or their elbow.

This COVID-19 fact sheet is offered in multiple languages.

Check out other resources from the Child Mind Institute, National Association of School Psychologists, National Child Traumatic Stress Network, and Kids Health.