JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – In a release issued Thursday, July 9, Campbell County Director of Schools Jennifer Fields detailed the reopening of school plans for Campbell County Schools for the 2020-2021 school year.

Fields said, “Athletics will follow TSSAA guidelines.  Also, we have not opened enrollment for our virtual option at this time.  We will announce details as soon as possible.”  UPDATE:  Connect HERE for virtual option enrollment.

Campbell County Reopening Plan for the 2020-2021 School Year


Jennifer Fields


 Campbell County students will return to school on Aug. 5

  • Schools will open in a traditional manner.
  • Students and parents will need to be flexible as information related to COVID-19 changes daily.
  • We will focus on making decisions that are in the best interest of our students.
  • Communication will occur regularly through email, Facebook, Twitter, School Messenger and WLAF.  Please see the school system calendar located on our website.

Health and Safety Protocols

The daily operation of schools will be governed by rules, regulations and guidelines set forth by national, state and local health-care officials.

Precautions will include but will not be limited to the following:

  • Hand-sanitizer available in all classrooms and common spaces.
  • Temperature checks for all employees and students upon entry.
  • Hand-washing breaks. Hygiene practices taught and encouraged.
  • Students and staff should stay home if they feel sick or have a fever of 100.4 or higher. Quarantine/isolation room for any student with COVID-19 Symptoms. Face-coverings for students are recommended but not mandatory.
  • No field trips for the 2020-2021 school year.
  • No assemblies for the 2020-2021 school year.
  • Use of Campbell County facilities by outside groups will not be permitted.


  • Medical notes will be required before students are allowed to return under the following circumstances:
  • Positive COVID-19 test.
  • If the student is sent home due to symptoms or a fever.
  • If the student is kept out of school for COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Students must complete make-up work; it will be graded.

Academic Instruction

Education is essential. Educators and students will focus on content, standards, structure, and routine. We will provide educational options to accommodate all learners in various ways. Assessing student progress will help drive instruction. Review and remediation are key to close instructional gaps, using alternatives for instruction when necessary.

Academic Instruction

Traditional Instruction

  • Daily instruction will be provided for all students in-person while adhering to additional safety guidance related to group sizes, hand washing, and cleaning.

Virtual Instruction

  • Virtual instruction will be provided as an option during extended closures for students with qualifying criteria.

Student Supports

  • Attendance modifications and virtual supports will be made necessary to support immunocompromised students. Meetings will be conducted at the school level to determine specific supports for each student’s unique needs.


  • All students will be assessed at the beginning of the school year and teachers will differentiate their instruction to meet individual student needs.
  • Intervention classes will also be taught for students falling significantly behind.
  • The state-adopted start of the year Checkpoint assessments will be utilized in grades 3-8 and in high school math and ELA courses that require end of course tests. The data gleaned from these assessments will drive instruction going forward.
  • An online formative assessment and associated TCAP Item Bank platform will be utilized throughout the academic year (MAP).
  • Mock interim assessments that mirror current TCAP summative assessments will be utilized at the end of both semesters.

Special Populations 

  • Campbell County Public Schools plan on being proactive in addressing thorough, prompt data collection, review of data, and analyzing results of academic status.

School Nutrition 

  • Breakfast and Lunch will be provided free of charge for all students.
  • Enhanced sanitation and safety will be in place for all areas of food service.
  • Social distancing techniques will be practiced in serving areas and dining rooms.
  • Parents/guardians will be unable to eat with students until further notice.
  • Only children enrolled in our school system are eligible for breakfast and lunch at no cost.



  • Visitors to schools will be permitted by appointment only. All visitors will have a health and temperature screening upon entering the building. Parents/guardians will not be allowed to eat with students until further notice.

Custodial Services

  • Custodians will follow enhanced daily and weekly cleaning protocols.
  • Backpack and handheld sprayers will be used to sanitize classrooms.

Additional Precautions

  • Masks are preferred but not required.
  • Students will use individual supplies (pencil boxes, crayons, etc.)
  • Students may bring a water bottle to use at our water-filling stations.
  • Health and safety mini-lessons will be taught regarding proper hand washing, coughing and sneezing in elbow, etc. Extracurricular Activities will follow guidance from TSSAA and TDOE.


  • All buses will have hand sanitizer available for entry/exit.
  • Drivers will fill out a safety checklist daily.
  • Buses will be sanitized after morning and evening bus routes.
  • Shared family seating will be implemented to make smart and safe distancing possible.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 07/09/2020-12:15PM-REPUBLISHED – 08/04/2020-6AM))







8 Replies to “Schools will reopen in a traditional manner on Wednesday”

  1. But what about the social distancing in the class rooms and hallways. Cause what you have in plan is still not to satisfying to me

    1. Are you going to publish a diagram of the classrooms showing parents how you are adhering to the national health guideline of six feet of separation?

    2. I would like to see a diagram of the classrooms, showing the parents how the national health guideline of six feet of separation is going to be met ,

  2. If Campbell County schools are following National health care officials, Dr. Fauci just said today that states with
    a rise in Covid-19 cases should pause re-openings. So how would that be following National guidelines when the
    state of Tennessee is one of those states?

  3. Congratulations on making the right call for the children. Any of the at risk teachers that feel threatened by this should be able to set out this year without any loss of income, maybe just re assigned to online teaching classes or online tutoring for students that fell behind from last years early shut down.

  4. Personally, I realize that it’s important to get the kids back in school, but I’m not too sure about this game plan. The auditoriums/ gymnasiums could be used as socially distanced teaching spaces. No field trips? No close contact sports. Water filling stations should not be permitted, that’s a prime opportunity for contamination. Provide disposable bottled water instead. This plan has much room for improvement.

  5. I am sorry, but this plan is UNACCEPTABLE! No one should be able to enter the buildings until they have been fully screened. Teachers who are going to lose class time because they have to take temps on every student in every class. Everyone should be wearing masks. The classrooms are way too small and overcrowded as it is. How are you going to appropriately seat everyone 6ft apart? Buses will have to make 2 runs on the same route for morning and afternoon because if you seat them 6ft apart, then there is not enough room on the buses. Filling stations to refill their water bottles definitely can cause cross contamination by pressing the bottle opening that a student has used, up against the water spigot. Letting everyone gather into the cafeteria to eat and sit so closely to each other can cause potential exposure of not only COVID-19, but strep, stomach viruses, and general flu. My child has asthma and is considered high risk and I do not feel comfortable allowing him to return under these measures that frankly do not coincide with the recommendations given by gov officials. I believe that new measures need to be considered ASAP because there is going to be more increases in the positive cases and you are putting teachers, students, and bus drivers on the front lines of this virus and if you plan on doing this, then everyone deserves to have hazard pay for putting themselves in jeopardy! Please rethink the measures thoroughly and consider the concerns of everyone in the county.

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