We know that our families are eager to help their children take advantage of every opportunity, and they want to empower their child to do their best. In an effort to support you and your child, the Tennessee Department of Education has designed information to help your family prepare for TNReady. We hope you find the resources below to be helpful.
If you have additional questions, please speak with your child’s teacher or visit TDOE TNReady Parent Resources. This information will be updated as the department moves forward with a new testing vendor in 2019-20 school year.
ParentVUE is a web portal for parents to use to view their student's grades, assignments, attendance, discipline, and other information. Parents are busy and need solutions that are convenient to access. Synergy's ParentVUE® web portal and mobile applications for iOS and Android make it easy to access the data from anywhere, at any time. ParentVUE engages parents with real-time grading information, not just reports on student performance at the end of the grading cycle. Opt-in alerts allow parents to be auto-notified when grades slip or a student misses class.
To request a ParentVUE account, email Laura Barnett at the District Office with your name, your student's name, school, grade, birthdate, and last four digits of the student's Social Security Number, or call 423-299-0471 extension 7010.
In compliance with state and federal law, the Polk County School District will provide to each protected student with a disability without discrimination or cost to the student or family, those related aids, services or accommodations which are needed to provide equal opportunity to participate in and obtain the benefits of the school program and extracurricular activities to the maximum extent appropriate to the student's abilities. In order to qualify as a protected student with a disability, the student must be of school age with a physical or mental disability, which substantially limits or prohibits participation in or access to an aspect of the school program. These services and protections for "protected students who are disabled" are distinct from those applicable to all eligible or exceptional students enrolled (or seeking enrollment) in special education programs.
For further information on the evaluation procedures and provision of services to protected students, please contact:
Frances Bramblett, 504 Coordinator, Polk County Schools (423) 299-0471
Homeless or Inadequate Housing Information
The McKinney-Vento Act defines homeless children as “individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence.” This definition includes (but is not limited to) children who are:
sharing housing due to economic hardship or loss of housing (e.g. doubled-up)
living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or campgrounds
living in emergency or transitional shelters
sleeping in places unfit for human habitation (e.g. park benches)
living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, etc.