Online Options for 1st Semester

Online Options for 1st Semester
Posted on 07/08/2020
This is a special message from Hamilton County Schools via Thrasher Elementary.  Hamilton County Schools is working to safely reopen schools in August for students and staff and provide choices that will fit the needs of your family.

We understand from concerns parents have shared with us that some are not comfortable with sending children back to school at this time.  The district has developed an option for you that is called “HCS at Home” that will allow you and your child to still be connected to Thrasher Elementary but learn from home.  Teachers you are familiar with will connect with your child electronically with video lessons and Zoom discussions to keep your child moving forward and learning.  

Students signed up for HCS at Home will still be able to:

·         Participate in clubs and athletics at school just like their classmates in the classroom 

·         The hours of school (8:50-3:50) are the same for all Thrasher students. At home students will follow the schedule at home of a regular school day at Thrasher or SMMHS if you have moved up to 6th grade.  

·         Attendance will be taken each day, just like students attending school in-person in the classroom. 

The learning at home process will work differently from the spring experience as teachers and students will work together to learn new material and concepts with the same curriculum and pace as children in the classrooms.  

Sign up today for HCS at or call 423-498-5437 for assistance. 

You will have three options in the sign-up process. You can also email Jeff Paulson at for assistance. (He’s really great at helping people in his community.)

·         Option #1 – In-person learning at school or the form of instruction currently being used 

·         Option #2 - The HCS at Home option, or 

·         Option #3 - Hamilton County Schools Virtual School.

You will find more information on the website with sample schedules and a video to step you through the registration process in your PowerSchool Parent Portal account. 

Thanks, and stay safe. We look forward to seeing you at Thrasher Elementary or learning remotely with us through HCS at Home in August!  


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