How do I find out if I am in Rush Strong's
Call the school at 865-933-5313.
How do I register my child at Rush Strong?
Come to the school office during normal school hours (7:30-3:30)
with your child's certified birth certificate, proof of residence
(a utility bill), and your child's social security card, and your
child's TN immunization record. A proof of
residency packet may be downloaded from our forms page.
Where can I park?
Please park in First Baptist's parking lot across the street
from the school. The lined spaces are assigned to school
What is the dress code?
Rush Strong follows the dress code set by the Jefferson County
Board of Education. The code is found on page 16 of the school handbook or in your child's
When does school start each day?
School begins at 8:00 AM each morning. Students are tardy
at 8:01 AM.
Do I need to send a note if my child is late or
Yes, please send a written excuse, per school board policy.
If the child has attended a doctor's or dentist appointment,
court proceedings or a funeral please bring a note from the
Can I take my child out of school early?
(From school board policy 6.20)
Early dismissals disrupt the learning day and are strongly
discouraged. Such dismissals will be allowed
(1) In case of emergencies;
(2) With a valid doctor's appointment card
(3) With a validation of funeral attendance of immediate family
child, parent, grandparent, brother, sister, mother-in-law,
brother-in-law, sister-in-law, uncle or aunt.
Clock time for unexcused late arrivals or unapproved early
dismissals will accumulate on the student's
attendance record and will be considered as a part of the
student's aggregate days missed as determined
by the school calendar. These aggregate days may be reported to
parents for fi ve (5) days notifi cations
and to the attendance offi cer for ten (10) day notifi cations
in compliance with Compulsory Scho
How long does my child have to stay to be considered
present for the day?
Students must stay till 11:30 AM to be counted present for the
Is there child care available after school?
Yes, please contact the director of school age child care, Mrs.
Kim Parrott at 640-7539.
I am not sure what bus my child
Our school resource officer, Officer Solomon, is our
transportation specialist! Contact the school at 865-933-5313
during regular school hours. Officer Solomon can help you
determine what bus your child will ride.
I need to change transportation plans for my
Make all chanages before the school day begins. Please
send a signed and dated note to the school for the front office and
the child's teacher. Please refrain from calling the school
during the school day to make transportation changes. This
interupts instruction and is confusing for students.
How will I know if school has been cancelled or is
dismissing early for weather?
Jefferson County has a one call system that issues a telephone
call alerting parents to early closings. Please make sure
your phone number is current with the front office.
Additionally, you may check school closing updates on the
county website jc-schools.net or local tv station websites wbir.com
May I eat lunch with my child?
Yes, you are welcome to come eat lunch with your child.
Please sign in at the front office and then you may go to the
How do I pay for school lunch?
Students may pay for school lunch as they go through the lunch
line each day or they may pay for the week at the beginning of the
school day by going to the cafeteria cash register. Payments
may be applied ahead of time to their account. Parents may
also pay online by creating an account with My Payments Plus.
What will be served for lunch?
The school lunch
menu is available on our school website.
How do I apply for free or reduced lunch?
There is a form to fill out to apply for free or reduced cost
lunch. See Mrs. Donna Knight in the office to receive a
My child forgot their luch. May I bring it to
Yes, you may drop off your child's lunch in the front office.
He may pick it up at lunch time. Classrooms will not be
interupted to call children to the office during instruction time
to pick up lunch boxes.
How do I volunteer at RSS?
Mrs. Kristi Ownby is our volunteer coordinator. Please
contact her at email@example.com for more details.
Can I send my child with their own
All other medication must be kept in the clinic and
brought to school by parent. Students can carry inhalers for
asthma with an asthma action plan completed by a physician and
signed by the parent. EpiPens can be carried if severe
allergy action plan is completed by a physician and signed by the
parent. Students may bring and keep with them mints, hard
candy or cough drops for sorethroats or coughs.
Who are my school board representatives?
Mr. Ralph Lowery and Mr. Jonathan Rogers
Who can give me more information about special education
Mr. Steve Johnson, Ms. Rebecca Massaro or Mr. Jason France
How can I get involved with the PTO?
Call the school during regular school hours and ask to speak to
Mrs. Karen Tignor.