Dayton City School continues to comply with Gov. Bill Lee’s recommendation to close schools during the Coronavirus outbreak. Superintendent Robert Greene said the school is committed to safety. According to Greene, “the safety of our students and staff absolutely comes first. We will take no unnecessary risks. We will follow the state recommendations for closing school.”
The building is currently closed except for essential staff and is being cleaned daily.
Even though the building is closed, DCS is committed to providing meals and education for students. Grab-and-go meals, containing breakfast and lunch, will be handed out on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. These meals are free for any children under the age of 18. The DCS cafeteria team and staff volunteers have served over 7,500 meals to date through the closure.
Teachers have also handed out approximately 600 enrichment-learning packets to DCS students. The second round of learning packets will be mailed starting on April 7. The current term report cards will also be mailed at that time. Homework packets will continue to be mailed about every two weeks.
As we move forward and more information becomes available, DCS will make decisions concerning future school events such as banquets, field trips, and graduation.
DCS Principal Trish Newsom said, “As we take our direction from the state of Tennessee on the next steps, we will continue to plan and provide for our students. Thank you for understanding as we move through this uncharted territory together. The safety of our students, families, and staff is our number one priority. We miss you and wish you all the best.”