Green Dot Public Schools Tennessee Re-Entry Updates 1/17

GDPST Family, 
Green Dot Public Schools TN would like to thank teachers, administrators and staff for the great work they have done to make sure students continue to receive quality teaching and learning throughout the pandemic. Since students returned from 2020 Spring Break to an online platform, GDPST educators have steadfastly provided students with opportunities for continued growth and achievement. This same commitment will remain in force as we transition to the next leg of this academic journey.
As many of you know, we made the decision back in December to have students and teachers return to the building. We are very excited that some you have chosen to resume in person learning! This past year has challenged us in ways nobody could have predicted. The shift to In-Person learning will continue to be a challenge but we’re confident that we can make a successful transition if we hold ourselves and each other accountable for maintaining a safe learning environment.
As we prepare to return, there are some important reminders that will assist students, staff and administrators in making a smooth transition back into the school buildings.
  • January 19, 2021: 6th, 9th and 11th grade students return to school
  • January 25, 2021: 7th, 8th, 10th and 12th grade students return to school
  • All students will be expected to enter and exit through set access points in the building.
  • Temperatures will be taken prior to entry.
  • Uniforms will be enforced.
  • Masks are required for everyone entering the building.
  • Students must bring laptop and charger daily.
  • All belongings are to be in clear backpacks – no lockers will be utilized.
  • All busing protocols will be followed for students in need of transportation.
  • The after school program will continue to operate virtually.
We also want to reiterate our beliefs regarding students returning to the school buildings:
First, if each of us enacts safety measures with fidelity, schools will be safe for students and staff.  With over 94% of districts in Tennessee offering In-Person Learning options, health department records indicate that there is little virus transmission inside schools. At GDPST, safety precautions have been carefully planned: school supervision plans have been reviewed and rehearsed; rooms are configured to ensure proper distancing; protective equipment is on site and ready for distribution; and, teams are receiving training and practice needed to execute daily expectations
Second, this is an equity issue for our students. We have always contended that students learn best in-person. Now that science deems it safe enough to provide that option, we must act to ensure our students get the best learning environment possible.

Please feel free to reach out to your school administrators if you have any questions.

GDPST Re-Entry FAQ_s

Need WiFi at home?

Green Dot Public Schools TN understands the technology gap that exists for families in our communities. We are proud to be able to partner with Comcast to provide six months of free internet service to enrolled families who qualify. After the six months of free service, families will have the opportunity to continue, with a nominal fee.

We have extended this opportunity to all of our current students and have received an overwhelming response. Fortunately, we are able to extend this to newly enrolled students as well. So, if there are families contemplating enrollment but are afraid they will not have access to internet for their students to attend distance learning, we will work to get them enrolled, assign a laptop and set them up with Comcast for WiFi.

Please email your full name, your student's full name, and your best contact number to [email protected] or call your student's school to sign up today!

How to Guidelines

Important Documents

Curious about what our classrooms will look like when we return for in-person learning? Check out this video!

Don't forget, you can still enroll for the 2020-2021 school year!