Johnson City Schools
At Home Learning Resources
Continuity of Learning | Digital Resources
In order to ensure Johnson City Schools students have access to learning materials during our school closure, our district's educators have compiled high-quality resources that support curriculum goals. We encourage each student to dedicate time each day to continue learning. Our primary goal is the safety of our children and families, but we want to ensure that you have instructional resources to support your child's learning opportunities while at home. We encourage every family to take measures to stay healthy. Teachers will be in contact via email, phone calls, Bloomz, Canvas, and other methods in addition to providing resources on this site.
The categories below are listed by grade band. Each grade band has district-level resources which students can access in their JCS Portal and external resources that are accessible without a login. In addition, each school has access to school-specific resources. Teachers may communicate with you to assign school-specific resources and assignments via an online learning management system (i.e. Canvas, Google Classroom, Edmentum).
We will continue adding to these resources as needed. Reading is one of the most important activities that students can engage in during the school closure. We encourage parents and students to formulate a schedule that allows time for academic work each day such as reading, packet work, or digital work, but we also encourage regular play, physical activity, artistic pursuits, and other non-academic pursuits that will contribute to student well-being.
UPDATE (4-5-20): Beginning on Monday, April 6, the Tennessee Department of Education, in partnership with PBS, will begin airing daily lessons on all PBS stations across the state. Beginning at 8 a.m. with Kindergarten and ending at 2 p.m. with 8th grade, these daily lessons are another supplemental resource for you and your children while learning at home. The East Tennessee PBS schedule for each day can be found here and the Tennessee Department of Education PBS resources may be found here.
Please click on the category below to access specific learning resources:
Student Access to JCS Digital Resources
Students will log into the JCS Portal (https://portal.jcschools.org) to access the digital resources that are currently used by our district's schools. Resources accessible on the portal will be noted under the JCS logo. Parents and guardians of K-6 students will receive communication from the classroom teacher with a reminder of the login format (child's username and password). Should you have digital resource questions, first reach out to your child's teacher.
Canvas Parent Observer Info (see your child's classes)
Important: Access to the JCS Portal is optimized through the use of the Google Chrome Browser, and students need to ensure they are logged in to the portal and into Chrome as themselves to ensure access to documents.
If you need further technology support or if you are experiencing login issues, please reach out to our support hotline:
Schedule: M-F 10:00am - 2:00pm
Any district or educator who finds this site useful, please utilize and link to this site! As educators, our goal is to support each other as we navigate virtual learning for all students. Should your district or teachers need support, please have your district reach out to Tina Faust or Dr. David Timbs.