Important Back to School Information

Operating Phase for Week of 8/17/2020: PHASE 3


Important Drop-Off Information

  • Doors will be unlocked at 7:30 for K - 8th graders to enter the building

  • Students must have a mask on upon exiting their vehicle

  • All students will be temperature checked and asked screening questions at their car (weather permitting) upon arrival

    • If a student needs further health evaluation, the parent is to take them to the nurse’s station entrance located beyond the gym entrance (park in gym lot)

  • No parent/guardian will be allowed inside the building without an appointment

  • Students in all grades who want to eat breakfast will enter the gym doors

    • Only a certain number of students will be allowed in the cafeteria at a time

    • As early arrivers finish, they will be sent to their designated location to wait for the 8:00 bell

    • If the cafeteria is full, students will wait in the gym then be sent to the cafeteria to eat as other students finish 

  • Students who DO NOT want to eat breakfast will report to the following locations:

    • K & 1st grade: Primary Playroom

      •  Drop off at K Circle

    • 2nd grade: Primary Cafeteria

      • Drop off at Gym 

    • 3rd - 5th grades: Gym

      • Drop off at Gym 

    • 6th - 8th grades: Auditorium 

      • Drop off at Bell

  • If a family has students in multiple grade bands to drop off, all students should be dropped off at the Gym lot. Staff will direct students where to go from there. 

  • Students will be released in a staggered fashion and escorted to their classrooms


Important Dismissal Information

  • Students with a ‘Walking Warrior’ pass will be dismissed at 3 PM to exit the building at designated exits

  • All parents should remain in their car (with the exception of Pre-K) at all times

  • Parents will not be allowed to walk-up or inside to get students

  • Families will be provided two name placards to place in their windshield to speed up dismissal and minimize face to face encounters

    • These will be given out on Registration day of choosing in-person or on the first day of school if registering online


  • Students will be dismissed from the following locations (Staging Area):

    • Kindergarten (2:00) - Kindergarten Circle (outside/playroom) or Gym Lot (Gym Lobby)

      • Teachers will let parents know which location

    • K. Chambers - Kindergarten Circle

    • L. Herndon - Bell 

    • 1st, 2nd, & 3rd grades, and older siblings - Gym Lot (Gym)

    • 4th, 5th, 6th - Bell (Classrooms/Auditorium) 

    • 7th & 8th - College St. Driveway (Classrooms)

      • Vehicles enter Bell entrance then proceed straight to front of old building at top of driveway

  • If a 7th or 8th grader has a sibling in 4th, 5th, or 6th grades, the 7th or 8th grader will exit at the Bell as well

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Wed Aug 05 03:06 PM

Newport City School Board Meeting

The Newport City School Board will hold a called meeting on Monday, July 27th at 10:00 AM in the Director's Office.

Fri Jul 24 07:59 AM

Virtual Learning at Newport Grammar School

Parents interested in virtual learning for the 2020-21 school year should view our archived virtual learning online meeting on YouTube to learn the requirements for virtual learning, as well as additional information about registration for virtual learning. If you decide to enroll in virtual learning, please complete the Virtual Learning Contract by Monday, July 27, 2020. Click HERE for more information. (

Thu Jul 23 10:25 PM

Financial Assistance Available for Families That Qualify for Free and Reduced School Lunches.

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) and the Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE) announced Tennessee families are now eligible to receive financial support for their children’s nutritional needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. This support is provided through the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program.

Tue Jun 16 10:43 PM

TDOE Announces Second Phase of PBS Partnership for Summer

Nashville, TN—Today, the Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE) announced a second phase of its partnership with statewide PBS stations to help ensure children continue to have access to educational content during the summer. Starting June 1, all six Tennessee PBS stations– WNPT Nashville, East Tennessee PBS, WCTE Upper Cumberland, WKNO Memphis, West TN PBS, and Chattanooga WTCI – will offer high quality educational programming for grades K-3, weekdays from 10 a.m. –12 p.m. CST, through June and July.

Mon Jun 01 01:20 PM

Newport City School Board meeting

The Newport City School Board will hold a called meeting on Friday, May 29th at 1:15 PM in the Director's Office.

Wed May 27 06:16 AM

Newport City School Board meetings

The Newport City School Board met in regular session on Monday, April 20 and Thursday, April 30. The meetings were conducted via video conference as a result of COVID-19. Click the link above to access the meeting agendas and recordings.

Thu May 07 02:26 PM

High School Registration Information (8th graders)

An update for all 8th grade students and parents about high school registration.

Thu Apr 02 11:05 AM

News Update

The Newport City School Board will hold a called meeting on Sunday, March 22 at 2 PM in the Director's Office.

Sun Mar 22 02:28 PM


Main Campus Entrance:

301 College Street, Newport, Tennessee 37821

Alternate address for the gym area: 

320 Eighth Street, Newport, Tennessee 37821

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