COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information for Families and Staff of Obion County Schools
This page will be updated regularly as new information is available.
EFFECTIVE immediately beginning August 4, 2022:
Regarding COVID testing:
The Obion County School District does not accept at-home COVID-19 tests as proof of illness. A doctor's note must be presented to the school as proof of illness. Follow CDC Guidelines regarding positive tests.
The Obion County School District will notify a parent/guardian if their student has been exposed after contact tracing has been conducted. Upon notification of exposure, the parent/guardian will have until the end of that school day to decide whether they will quarantine their student.
EFFECTIVE beginning October 5, 2021:
Obion County Schools is currently operating in Phase 1 of our Operational Plan.
Operational Phases/Updated September 7, 2021:
Click HERE to view the reopening plans and action steps.
Click HERE to view Obion County Schools COVID-19 Protocols - Parents and Students
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Coronavirus Information:
The following links provide information regarding Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). The links will take you to the Centers for Disease Control website. The links are available in English and Español.
School Meals Update as of August 4, 2022:
Since April 2020, children throughout the United States have been able to eat meals at school at no cost to them. However, USDA no longer has the authority to grant such waivers, and as such, school meal service will resume through the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program, operating as it did prior to the outbreak of COVID-19 in March 2020.
The cost of lunch in Obion County Schools for the 2022-2023 school year will be $2.00 for elementary school and $2.25 for middle and high school.
Breakfast will be free to all students in the 2022-2023 school year.
Parents/guardians are still encouraged to apply for free or reduced benefits. PLEASE SEE THE REASONS BELOW.
Only students who QUALIFY for Free/Reduced meals will be eligible for these benefits.
For every student who qualifies for free/reduced meal benefits, our schools receive:
- Additional Funding for Technology and Internet Access in our Schools
- Increased Funding to Support Student Education
How to apply for free/reduced meal benefits:
When school begins, all students will be given an application for free/reduced meals. You may also apply online by going to https://www.schoolcafe.com/. If you do not have an account in School Café, you will be required to create an account before you can apply.
Food Service Non-Discrimination Policy - Click HERE to review the policy
At-Home Resources and Services
PBS Teaching Tennessee
The Tennessee Department of Education has partnered with the state's six PBS stations to provide 1st-6th grade students with standards-aligned instructional lessons on ELA and Math. 7th and 8th-grade lessons will be available on the department's YouTube page.
ReadyRosie is an online education tool providing at-home instructional videos parents can do with their children. Through a partnership between the department and the Governor's Early Literacy Foundation, Tennessee families have access to these resources for free through September 1. Register here.
Through a partnership between the department and Hoonuit, Tennessee families now have access to this school meal site finder to find the closest meal pick-up program available to them. Read more here.
Tennessee Department of Health
Coronavirus Information for Parents
The TN Department of Health has provided a coronavirus Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document for parents. You may access this document HERE. The department has also created a hotline number available daily from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. at 1-877-857-2945.