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Important Dates to Remember


February 25th – FAFSA Help 8:30-2:25 PM

February 26th – Friday Virtual Day – Brick-and-mortar students report to school on Wednesday of that week!

March 1st – FAFSA is due

March 2nd – ACT Day for Juniors – Everybody else stay at home, except for a few seniors….you know who you are ;)

March 24th – Regular School Day Wednesday – Report to school!

March 26th – Friday Virtual Day – Brick-and-mortar students report to school on Wednesday of that week!

March 26th – Teachers receive their COVID19 vaccination shots at the Regional Park in Athens.

May 8th – Prom Night

2021 Parent and Family Engagement Survey!

🖊 Below you will find the link to our annual Parent and Family Engagement Survey. This will only be available to parents/ guardians of CHS students from February 22 – March 5, 2021. Parents/ guardians feedback is very much needed. Teachers & parents/ guardians are 2 key members of a student’s educational team & support system. Thank you parents/ guardians for taking time out of your hectic schedule to provide your feedback. The link is below.


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A continuación, encontrará el enlace a nuestra Encuesta anual de participación de padres y familias. Esto solo estará disponible para los padres / tutores de los estudiantes de CHS desde el 22 de febrero hasta el 5 de marzo de 2021. La retroalimentación de los padres / tutores es muy necesaria. Los maestros y los padres / tutores son dos miembros clave del equipo educativo y del sistema de apoyo de un estudiante. Gracias a los padres / tutores por tomarse el tiempo de su agitada agenda para brindar sus comentarios. El enlace esta debajo.


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Congratulations to our 2021 Dream Achievers Award winners!

They are being recognized for their academic excellence by the McMinn County Branch NAACP and awarded with a $500 scholarship by Tennessee Wesleyan University.  

2021 Prom

Attention CHS Senior and Junior Students,

It’s prom time! CHS Prom 2021 will be held May 8, 2021 at Capitol Theatre in Maryville, TN from 7:00-10:00 p.m. Tickets will go on sale next week beginning Wednesday, February 10th. Tickets will be $35 each person. In the event of cancellation, students will be refunded all money. COVID protocols and guidelines are to be followed during prom.

Tickets will be sold according to the following schedule:
Monday - 7:45-8:10 a.m. in the cafeteria
Wednesday – 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Friday – 7:45-8:10 a.m. in the cafeteria

Please feel free to see Ms. Farner or email her at with any questions! Let’s be safe, and get our dancing shoes on!

We have a capacity of 300, so tickets are first come first serve. Students will need to complete an Outside Guest Form for any guest that does not attend CHS. You can get the form by clicking here[Please note that the 300 person capacity is a fire marshall rule.  Many gathering areas, like high school gyms, movie theatres, and larger churches, have specified capacities to ensure the public safety in the event of a fire. If too many people are crowded into any building, then there is a serious risk that not everyone will have ample time to exit the burning building to safety. – TW]

FAFSA is due by March 1st


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Monday – Thursday: 8am – 7pm (CT)

Friday: 8am – 4pm (CT)

Saturday: 10am – 3pm (CT)

Virtual line-by-line


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Every Monday: 6pm (CT)
Every Thursday: 6pm (CT)

One-on-one virtual


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Every Tuesday

Every Wednesday

Live Q&A on Instagram


Every Tuesday: 3pm (CT)




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What to Expect When Your Child Has Been Exposed to COVID-19

New Schedule and Rules beginning Tuesday, September 8, 2020


  • ALL Brick and Mortar STUDENTS will physically attend school Monday-Tuesday and Thursday-Friday beginning Tuesday, September 8.
  • Every WEDNESDAY is now a remote learning day for all students. Students will not report to school nor will they attend live virtual classes on Wednesdays. Teachers will provide students with work to do at home before they leave school possibly Monday or Tuesday.  
  • Although students are not present in school on Wednesday, it is still expected that students spend 7 hours every Wednesday on their assignments.  
  • Teachers will be available for Office Hours from 10:00-11:00 am and 2:30-3:30 pm every Wednesday to answer questions from students and/or parents and to offer instruction on assignments.  
  • On M, T, TH, & F please try to arrive to school before 8:05 AM. This will give us time to get temperatures taken, you can pick up breakfast, go to your locker, and get you to class before 8:15. Remember all Brick & Mortar students are returning starting Tuesday, 9/8, so please allow more time.  
  • The two lanes to the right are for bus drop off only.  
  • The two lanes on the left are for car riders/drivers. 
  • Student drivers, please use the far-left lane to enter, even if you have student passengers. After parking, please enter the building at your first period locations as soon as possible. We will take your temperature on the way in the door. 
  • Parent drop offs, please pull all the way forward on the inside of the left lane. Your student’s temperature will continue to be taken in the vehicle. After given a pass, students should exit the vehicle and immediately report to their entrance based off their 1st period location. 
  • Breakfast stations will still be available for free breakfast. 


  • ALL STUDENTS & EMPLOYEES are required to wear a mask beginning Tuesday, September 8 when social distancing of 6 feet cannot occur, during class change, and while in common areas. We have many cloth, reusable masks. If your student needs one or more, have them swing up to the office. The masks are also provided at the entrance every morning. 


  • Please sign up to bring breakfasts and lunches home with you on Tuesdays for the Wednesday virtual days. Every entry comes with a chance to win a Smart Mouth water bottle, mask or other prizes.  


  • Simply logging on through teams does not make you a virtual student or count you as present for that day. There is a process for this:  
  • Mrs. Moore/Mrs. Scruggs will get information from you and submit your request for approval to Mr. Gilbert. If you are approved, you will receive an email confirming that you are now a virtual student. You will also receive an email from your school counselor that has 4 links you & your student must click on & complete & 2 attachments about breakfast & lunch. Your teachers will be notified of your change in status. 
  • To switch back to brick and mortar, there will be a waiting period before your student can switch back to virtual again, if you choose to do this. Your school counselor will go over this w/ you. 
  • Students must maintain adequate grades to remain a virtual student and will be brought back as a brick and mortar student if this does not occur.  
  • Not completing assignments will also serve as a student absence and the state truancy process will be enforced. 
  • If you are a temporary virtual student due to COVID-19 symptoms or Quarantine and want to remain virtual, you must contact your school counselor & follow the same protocols. 


  • Email/Call your school counselor at least a day in advance. 
  • Upon reporting for your first day back from being a virtual student, you will report to Mrs. Talley at the entry office.  
  • If you have been quarantined, please bring your letter of release from the TDOH to turn in to the entry office or email to  


  • If you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms &/ or have a household COVID-19 positive case, please contact the attendance office at extension 5001 to be placed as a temporary virtual student. 


  • If you are a Brick & Mortar student, you cannot stay home & sign in virtually w/ out speaking to Mrs. Talley, our attendance secretary 423-263-5541 Ext. 5001. If you do not contact her & get approval, you will be counted absent.  


  • If your student has been approved as a Virtual USB learner, pickup days are Wednesday from 9:00-9:30 at the entry office. Please remember to return your USB during this time as well. 


  • Every student with a smartphone can download the Outlook app on their phone. This will enable them to receive emails from teachers in real time, so they don’t miss important information.  
  • Every student must download Adobe Reader on their laptops, so they can read pdf files that teachers provide in Teams or via email.  


Steps to Install Adobe Reader: 

  1. Click Windows icon 
  1. Go to Microsoft Store 
  1. Adobe Reader Touch (left click) 
  1. Install (left click) 
  1. Pin to Start (if you choose to do this) 

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