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Letter to TSCS Families Dear TSCS Families,

Dear TSCS Families:

We continue to hope you are healthy and whole. As we mentioned in our communication last week, we are reaching out this week to share additional details of our plan for reentering our campus for in-person learning.

When we made the decision to begin the school year with 100% remote instruction, we had the health and safety of our students, families, teachers, and our larger community in mind. We embarked upon an unprecedented journey together, offering to grant each other grace as we worked together to ensure another great year of teaching and learning, all while maintaining our commitment to prepare our students for success in college and in life.

Along that journey, we have had many successes, and they will undoubtedly continue. Beyond diligent effort and excellence in teaching and learning, there has been much to celebrate, including the following:

  • Acquired devices for every student, hotspots for those who needed them, and daily helpdesk support for all
  • Trained and equipped faculty and students for teaching in the virtual classroom
  • Safely conducted in-person ACT testing for juniors and seniors
  • Cultivated communities in daily morning advisory groups where students receive frequent SEL (Social and Emotional Learning) support and a daily logistics reminder
  • Implemented our Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) curriculum to enhance well-being amongst students and staff, especially during these difficult times
  • Implemented Anti-racism Curriculum to continually strive to make TSCS a safer and more equitable space for all stakeholders and, in turn, eradicate injustice in our greater community
  • Hosted parent-teacher conferences entirely online
  • Conducted many successful drive thru events (rewards, materials pickups, etc.) Engaged in virtual Black History Month programming
  • College and Alumni Support Team (CAST)
    • Took seniors to HBCU college fair
    • 100% of seniors have completed the TN Promise application- very rare across the state!
    • Almost at 100% FAFSA completion before the 3/1 state deadline
    • Personalized post secondary guidance taking place weekly through Senior Seminar

    We are proud of the remote, off-campus learning we have been able to offer, and we are now adding an in-person, on-campus option for our families who prefer that option. We will continue to offer the remote, off-campus learning option to the majority of our families, as requested.
    As we begin our return to our campus, we will prioritize safety, including the multiple measures we outlined last week and will share more about here. Although no one can eliminate all risk related to Covid-19, we will adhere to proven and effective mitigation strategies recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) since we know that these measures substantially minimize risk.

    We began planning for this moment last June, and we will be ready to welcome our students in-person when they arrive on campus.



     NeShante D. Brown
     Executive Director