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For questions or concerns about COVID-19, the Tennessee Department of Health created a patient hotline: 877-857-2945.

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School Status: Updated 3/24/2020

In light of the recommendations released this afternoon by Governor Bill Lee, the Putnam County School System will remain closed through Friday, April 24, 2020. All Putnam County School System facilities and activities will remain closed to non-school system employees for the duration of this closing. Putnam County School System teachers will begin implementing the PCSS Remote Learning Plan for students next Wednesday, April 1, 2020. School personnel will be contacting families this week to identify student needs for the Remote Learning Plan so that we may best serve our families during this time. Putnam County School Nutrition and Transportation employees will continue to serve meals according to our posted plan throughout this extended closure. This is an unprecedented time in our community and across our nation. Our intent during this closure is to continue supporting families. This situation is not ideal for students, parents, or teachers. We will learn and support each other through this process. We will ask our teachers to be available and be engaged with our students. In like manner, we ask that our students also be engaged in this process to the extent possible.

MONDAY, MARCH 16, 2020 - 5:00 P.M.

In light of the Governor's announcement this morning, PCSS schools and all activities will be canceled through at least March 31 effective immediately. This includes all athletic contests, extra-curricular activities, contracts with groups using our buildings, etc.

LEAPS and SAC services will be closed after Tuesday, March 17, 2020.

The days we miss due to this closure will not have to be made up.  We will request a waiver from the TN Department of Education for the days missed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

School Nutrition will begin providing meals on Monday, March 23, 2020 for students who are 18 years of age and younger.  Details will be shared via email and PCSS website and social media by Sunday evening, March 22, 2020.

We do not currently have any information regarding the upcoming TNReady state testing but we will provide updates as we receive them. We are in contact with the TN Dept of Education and ACT regarding rescheduling the ACT on March 31, 2020 for a later date.  Updates will be shared when available.

March 23 - March 31, will be an extended spring break for students. During this time, PCSS faculty and staff will be working to prepare for continuity of services should the closure be extended beyond March 31. We appreciate your patience as we work out the logistics. We will communicate decisions as quickly and clearly as possible. This is completely new territory for all public school systems, but we will work through it together.

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