Veterans Day

Veterans Day 2020


Today, Nov. 11, 2020, is Veterans Day, a time set aside to honor those who served in the U.S. armed forces during times of war and peace. 

Thank you for your service!


Powell Valley Elementary School Basketball Schedule

Powell Valley Elementary School Basketball Game Guidelines

Parents / Guardians,

The 2020 – 2021 middle school basketball season is quickly approaching.  Since March, the procedures and routines normally followed for our schools have been affected by COVID, and basketball is no exception.

The following is a list of guidelines that our middle schools will be following for basketball:

  • Temperature of each individual will be taken for entry.
  • Spectators / workers will wear a mask.
  • 1/3 crowd capacity in bleachers
  • $5.00 admission
  • Social distancing in concession stand lines
  • Tickets will be pre-sold for each game (JV girls, JV boys, V girls, V boys). To enter the building, you are required to purchase your ticket(s) ahead of time.  Your name must be on the list of pre-sold tickets in order for you to enter the building.
  • Parents of home players and cheerleaders may purchase 2 tickets per player.
  • Following the pre-sale to home team parents and the distribution of the visiting team’s allotment, any remaining tickets may be pre-sold to parents and the public
  • The gym will be cleared after each game. If the parent(s) have a boy and girl player, he / she / they may re-enter.  If parents do not have a player in the next game, they may re-enter if space is still available.

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation, and we look forward to working with our athletes and their families.

Claiborne County Schools do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, age, veteran status or disability in provision of education programs and services or employment opportunities and benefits in pursuant to the requirements of the Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and other state and federal laws.

Free ice cream drawings are being sponsored for Powell Valley School students during the 2020-21 school year by a local civic organization—– Powell Valley Lodge #488 F&AM.  The lodge promotes good morals, ethics, and efforts along with education and demonstrates its beliefs through various community project contributions.

Claiborne County Schools 2020-2021 School Reopen Plan (Updated: July 1, 2020)

Claiborne County Schools students will return to school on August 10, 2020. Our
priorities are the health and safety of students and staff and providing
academic instruction to prepare students for the challenges of the 21st-century
● Schools will open in a traditional manner with a distance learning option
for families.
● CCBOE will focus on making decisions that are practical and feasible with
a student-centered approach.
● Flexibility will be important as information related to COVID-19 changes
daily. Instructional adjustments may need to be made over the course of
the 2020-2021 school year.
● Facts for Parents and families about school reopening will be
communicated before the start of school and will continue throughout the
school year.
● Communication will occur regularly through the following methods: Alert
Now Call System, Facebook, Twitter, and the CCBOE website.

● Classroom Space and Common Spaces 4
● Protocols for Screening Students and Staff 5
● Responding to Positive Cases 7
● Protocols for Breakfast and Lunch 8
● Protocols for Athletic and Extracurricular Activities 9
● Busing and Student Transportation 10
● Distance Learning 11
● In-person to Distance Learning Transition 13

Classroom and Common Spaces 
● Handwashing breaks provided where feasible
● Intensive cleaning throughout all buildings will occur throughout the day
and in the evening.
● Students and staff may wear masks if they wish. The mask fabric design
may not be distracting and must follow the dress code.
○ The CDC recommends the use of masks; however, CCBOE will not
mandate masks for students. CCBOE encourages the use of masks.
○ The CCBOE will require food services and visitors to wear masks in
the school building where feasible
● Signage will be posted in all buildings encouraging frequent handwashing
and social distancing
● When possible, arrange all desks facing the same direction.
● Wipe calculators, keyboards, and other necessary shared equipment
between uses
● Wipe tables and seats between classes as feasible
● Please limit sharing classroom resources when possible.
● Checked out books or other materials should be set aside for four days
before the next check out cycle
● Visitors to buildings during normal operating hours will be limited by
appointment only. Visitors will be limited to mandatory activities and

● All visitors will have health and temperature screening. All visitors must
wear a mask inside the building. A trained staff member will conduct
health and temperature screening.
● Hand-sanitizer in all classrooms and common spaces is recommended
● The buildings will consistently utilize the misting sanitation sprayer in the
school building.
○ The misters quickly deliver disinfectant to large surface areas as
well as to hard-to-reach corners and crevices. The misters provide
better coverage than using the traditional spray/wipe method of
cleaning. The misters help reduce flu viruses, bacteria, and mold on
surfaces that can otherwise be difficult to reach.

Protocols for Screening Students and Staff 
● Students’ and staff’s temperatures will be taken each morning as they
enter the building.
● Anyone with a temperature of 100.4 or higher will be addressed
● Students with a temperature of 100.4 will be taken to a secure area to
rest. At the same time, their parent or guardian will be contacted to pick
up their child.
○ A child may return to school once they have been fever-free for 24
hours without a fever reducer.
○ The secure area will be sanitized after the child leaves to go home.

Responding to Positive Cases 
● If a positive test for COVID-19 occurs in a school building with a student
or staff member, district and school administrators will work with local
health officials who will take the lead on notifications and contact tracing.
● In accordance with state and local laws and regulations, school
administrators should notify other staff while maintaining confidentiality
in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Health
Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPPA).
● Potential school closure will be based on the level of risk determined by
the school/district.
● If the school is closed due to COVID-19, Distance Learning will be
initiated for at least two weeks.
● If a closure is needed for intensive cleaning, communication will be
● The student/staff member with COVID-19 will not be allowed to return to
school for a minimum of 14 calendar days and must be fever free for 72
hours immediately before returning.

Protocols for Breakfast and Lunch 
● Hand-sanitizer will be available in the cafeteria.
● Individually wrapped utensils will be provided in the lunchroom.
● Foam trays will be used.
● Intensive cleaning of the kitchen and seat areas will be completed several
times a day and after school.
● Spaced seating and alternate eating locations to limit group sizes where
● Cafeteria staff will wear masks when possible.
● Food pickup will be available for distance learning students once a week
for meals.

Protocols for Athletics and Extracurricular Activities
● Students’ temperatures will be taken before participation in practice,
games, or other activities.
● Handwashing breaks will be provided where feasible.
● Outdoor gatherings are encouraged where appropriate for practices,
meetings, and other related activities.
● Indoor spaces utilized by student groups will be cleaned and disinfected
● Be prepared for updates as information becomes available from the
● No sick students may participate in activities.
● Students using the distance learning option will not be permitted to
participate in athletics and extracurricular activities.

Busing and Student Transportation
● Students will sit with family members or other students from their bus
● Students will fill up the bus from the back to the front.
● When possible, seats should be left open between families and students
from the same bus stop.
● The bus driver will sanitize the bus once a day with the misting sanitation
○ The misters quickly deliver disinfectant to large surface areas and
hard-to-reach corners and crevices. All while providing better
coverage than using the traditional spray/wipe method of cleaning.
The misters help reduce flu viruses, bacteria, and mold on surfaces
that can otherwise be difficult to reach.
● Weather permitting, bus windows will be lowered to increase fresh
Distance Learning Options (K-12) 
● A distance learning option will be available to those students who need to
continue to self-isolate.
● The choice to participate in distance learning must be made for planning
purposes no later than Wednesday, July 15th. Parents will declare their
intent for learning using the following link:
○ If a submission is not made, your student will be enrolled in the
traditional format.
○ A form must be completed for each child in your home.
● Students may return to traditional school from distance learning at the
beginning of any nine weeks.
● Students participating in Distance Learning will utilize Google Classroom
to access all instructional materials and assignments.
● Students participating in Distance Learning are required to meet all
assignment deadlines. Students are also required to communicate with
their teacher at least once a week via school email or other options for
communication provided by the teacher.
● Students participating in Distance Learning will earn grades just as those
students participating in traditional instruction.
● Students using the distance learning option will not be permitted to
participate in athletics and extracurricular activities.

● Attendance will be determined based on assignment completion and
weekly communication with the classroom teacher.
● How-to videos and guides for parents and families to support distance
learning will be published on social media accounts and our district

In-person to Distance Learning Transition 
● If a transition to all students on Distance Learning is necessary, parents
and guardians will have the opportunity to check out one device per
home for students to use for school work once they become available
from our CARES Act funds once the devices arrive.

2020-2021 Reopening Plan PDF Available Below

Claiborne County 2020-2021 School Reopen Plan

Coronavirus: Resources for Students

The Tribe with Pride!


The mission of Powell Valley Elementary School, a community based, child-centered school is to develop independent thinkers in order to enable students to become life-long learners and contributing citizens through positive learning experiences and a meaningful curriculum provided by a caring team.


We will collaborate with the parents and community to create a peaceful, productive, and orderly learning environment that meets the academic, social, and developmental needs of all of our students and provides a solid foundation for their future high school education.


The Claiborne County School System does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its educational programs, activities or employment policies and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.  Inquiries regarding compliance with the non-discrimination policies should be directed to 504/Title IX Coordinator at (423) 626-7979.