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LEAD Public Schools is committed to providing a high-quality online continuous learning plan for all students through the end of Fall Break. 

Our Family and Community Engagement coordinators are working to make sure that 100 percent of our families have internet connectivity this school year. By connecting every LEAD family to the Internet, remote learning becomes a reality for ALL.

If you are a LEAD family in need of Wi-Fi support, please complete our Serve Others Stations form, and a member of our Family and Community Engagement Team will follow up with you based on your unique needs.

LEAD established the Serve Other Stations after the tornadoes struck Nashville in March. This service has continued for families during the pandemic and will continue once it is over. The stations allow our families to reach out if they are in need of assistance with food, household items, internet connectivity, and more.

How We Will Safely Return to Our School Buildings:

Sanitation & Decreasing the Spread

We are continuing to prepare for the physical opening of our schools when and if that decision is made.

All of our main offices have been equipped with plexiglass windows to limit physical interaction.

We have installed sanitation stations throughout our schools and in all classrooms.

We have 10,000 reusable masks for our students and staff.

High touch surfaces (door handles, sink handles, water fountains, playground equipment) will be sanitized multiple times a day.

Supplies that cannot be individualized for students (ex. pencil sharpeners) should be disinfected after each use.

Windows and doors will be open in classrooms to increase airflow when possible.

Everyone Will Be Required to:

  • Wear A Mask (provided by school)
  • Sanitize Hands Often
  • Have Temperature Checked on Arrival
  • Stay as Far Apart as Possible

Socially Distant Meal Time:

  • Scheduled hand-washing before eating
  • Some students will eat in the classroom, others in the cafeteria so fewer people are in the same place at once
  • Grab and go meals
  • All scholars must bring a water bottle to school daily and refill water bottles at no touch fill-up stations.

Learning Changes:

  • Teachers will transition instead of students allowing less hallway gathering.
  • Desks will be farther apart than normal.
  • All papers and materials handed out by teachers using gloves or students pickup upon entry
  • All personal belongings must go home with scholars each day.
  • 
No group work
  • Every scholar should have an individualized set of supplies – exact items depend on grade.
  • Supplies should either stay in scholar’s desk, or travel in scholar’s backpack daily.

For Now:

  • Assemblies shift from whole-school/whole grade to individual classes.
  • After-school programming canceled.

We Are Here For You!

Family and Community Engagement Coordinator contact information:

LEAD Academy and LEAD Cameron: Rania Agaib, 615-479-9743, rania.agaib@leadpublicschools.org.

LEAD Brick Church: Dalona Jones, 616-466-3885, dalona.jones@leadpublicschools.org.

LEAD Neely’s Bend: Blanca Cross, 830-212-3057, blanca.cross@leadpublicschools.org.

LEAD Southeast Middle and High: Marta Sanchez, 615-573-9866, marta.sanchez@leadpublicschools.org.

In the event you are unable to reach a school Family and Community Engagement Coordinator, please call Corey Burton, the Director of Enrollment and Community Engagement, at 615-525-1614. For Spanish services, please call Marta Sanchez at 615-573-9866.

Questions & Answers

Each individual school is sending families information on how to establish access to their remote learning program. For questions, please contact your individual school.

At least through Labor Day, September 7.

Yes. All students will receive a Chromebook at no cost. For more information please visit this link.

All LEAD schools have established the following dates and times for pick-up. We will use social distancing protocols and require staff members and families to wear masks and maintain a social distance.

LEAD Academy: Monday, August 3 to Wednesday, August 5 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Please enter 1st Avenue South going North and look for the pickup station outside of the school. (Note: pick-up also occurred from Wednesday, July 29 to Friday, July 31).

LEAD Cameron: Monday, August 3 to Wednesday, August 5 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Please enter 1st Avenue South going North and look for the pickup station outside of the school. (Note: pick-up also occurred from Wednesday, July 29 to Friday, July 31).

LEAD Neely’s Bend: Monday, August 3 to Wednesday, August 5 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. All families will enter on Cheyenne Boulevard and exit onto Neely’s Bend Road.

LEAD Brick Church: Monday, August 3 to Wednesday, August 5 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Parents will need to enter Brick Church using the regular one-way entrance. Please look for signs directing you to the correct entrance.

LEAD Southeast Middle School: Tuesday, August 4 (5th & 6th Graders) and Wednesday, August 5 (7th & 8th Graders) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Families will use the first entrance on Metroplex Drive. *Students need to attend with families if possible so they can practice logging into their device.

LEAD Southeast High School: Distribution took place on Thursday, July 30 (9th & 10th Grades) and Friday, July 31 (11th & 12th Grades) 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. If you are in need of assistance, please contact Erin Molitoris, 615-584-6649 or erin.molitoris@leadpublicschools.org.

You should contact your school’s operations manager:

LEAD Academy and LEAD Cameron: Sarah Terry, 865-660-8174 or sarah.terry@leadpublicschools.org;

LEAD Brick Church and LEAD Neely’s Bend: Demetrius Greer, 310-895-4656 or demetrius.greer@leadpublicschools.org.

No, all LEAD school buildings are closed to students and families.

No, at this time, the CDC guidelines recommend that sports should be cancelled.

LEAD Academy: Alma McDaniel, Office Manager: alma.mcdaniel@leadpublicschools.org; 615-800-8293

LEAD Brick Church: Mercedez Fanning, Office Manager: mercedez.fanning@leadpublicschools.org; 615-806-6317

LEAD Cameron: Deb Holguin, Office Manager: deborah.holguin@leadpublicschools.org; 615-806-6320

LEAD Neely’s Bend: Sorgalin Acevedo, Office Manager: sorgalin.acevedo@leadpublicschools.org; 615-645-6461

LEAD Southeast Middle School: Ingrid Cruz, Office Manager: ingrid.cruz@leadpublicschools.org; 615-678-0543

LEAD Southeast High School: Osama Abdallah, Office Manager: osama.abdallah@leadpublicschools.org; 615-338-9672

Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) is providing pre-packaged breakfast and lunch to students across Nashville during the Online Distance Learning period. The meals are available to all LEAD students at no charge.

LEAD families will be able to drive through to pick up the meals every week day between 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. at any Metro Nashville public school, including all LEAD campuses.

More information here.

Grading policies are included in each school’s remote learning handbook. For each school, please visit these links:

LEAD Academy

LEAD Brick Church

LEAD Cameron

LEAD Neely’s Bend

LEAD Southeast Middle School

LEAD Southeast High School

Student schedules are included in the back-to-school materials being distributed at Chromebook distribution. If you have additional questions, please contact your school office.

The attendance policy for LEAD Public Schools (LPS) follows the guidance released by Metro Nashville Public Schools and the State of Tennessee. LPS expects that students will make a good faith effort to attend all learning sessions, and that families understand that both attendance and participation are requirements of live learning sessions. Find the attendance guidelines below:

  1. Student attendance will be taken during live instruction and reported to the state each day.
  2. Students must attend all live classes to receive the class participation credit which will count towards their final grade.
  3. Attendance and class participation is worth 30% of the total grade for all virtual learning classes. Students who do not attend class on a regular basis will miss assignments and be in danger of failing.
  4. If a student experiences technical difficulties that prohibit logging in to a virtual class, the student must contact their school immediately in order to be counted present for that day.
  5. Chronic absenteeism and truancy will mirror the state policy.

As we prepare for an eventual return to in-class instruction, our leaders have prepared for every contingency in order to safely return to our schools. We will ensure your safety by:

  • supplying masks for all students and staff members;
  • requiring temperature checks upon entry to school;
  • and requiring social distancing and other in-school measures, like plexiglass partitions in all of our school offices and the addition of multiple sanitation stations.
  • We will have daily “deep-cleans” of all buildings from our cleaning service upon our return to school.

We will continue to follow the guidance of the CDC and local health officials. Over the summer, we secured:

  • 2 gallons of hand sanitizer per classroom;
  • 2 neck gaiters per student and 2 per staff member;
  • 10,000 disposable masks;
  • 3,000 face shields along with 10,000 replacement shields;
  • 10 temperature check guns per school; and
  • 24 hand sanitation stations per school.
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