Clinton City Schools announce staggered reopening plans

We learned more about the Clinton City Schools’ plans for reopening when Director of Schools Kelly Johnson who joined us via our media partners on WYSH, WQLA “Ask Your Neighbor” at 10:15 am this morning.

The Clinton City Schools announced their plans for a staggered return to the classroom next month on Monday, while also unveiling a virtual online learning option for those parents who may not feel comfortable sending their kids back to class.

The complete plan is available for viewing at the school system’s website at, along with a parent survey on whether you will be sending your student or students to a brick-and-mortar classroom or if you will choose the online learning option.

The school year in Clinton will begin with “Sneak Peek” events in each individual classroom on a drop-in basis so that parents can see what changes have been made in their child’s classroom and what steps are in place to keep them healthy.

The Sneak Peeks will be done on a staggered schedule, just like the return to class.

It begins with first and sixth graders at all three schools visiting
their classrooms and meeting teachers between 4 and 6 pm on
Wednesday, August 5th. On Thursday, the 6th, second and fifth
graders will get a Sneak Peek, followed on Monday, August 10th
by third and fourth grade students.

The start of school will also be staggered, with the first day of classes for first and sixth graders set for Friday, August 7th. Monday the 10th, second and fifth graders will have their first days of school, and third and fourth graders will begin their academic year on Tuesday, August 11th. Under this plan, the first day that all first through sixth graders will be in the building
at the same time is Wednesday, August 12th.

Kindergarten students will report on a staggered schedule as well, with Group A attending school on August 10th, Group B on the 11th, Group C on the 12th, and Group D on August 13th, with dismissal each day at 11:30 am.

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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