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April 2nd, 2020

Continued Learning Resources

This page provides guidance on Continued Learning Resources available during the closure due to COVID-19.

CMCSS Continued Learning Library

Click here for the CMCSS Continued Learning Library that provides weekly student and parent resources developed by the district for 51 courses of instruction to reduce the variability of at-home instructional delivery during this challenging time.

Please click the following links to view videos that provide a tour of the Continued Learning Resources for each level:

Elementary School

Middle School

High School

To provide at-home learning support, CMCSS teachers will be checking in with students and families each week to answer questions, provide directions to access resources, and continue the personal contact that we know is so important during this uncertain time. We recognize there may be a need for additional support to aid in your child’s learning at home. To address this need, we have created two ways for families and students to access support. First, you may access online support on the “Continued Learning Resources” page on our website. If you do not have internet access, you may call our CMCSS Help Hotline 931.920.7779. Additionally, the district has a partnership with Homework Hotline, which can provide translation services, if needed. Please call 615-298-6636 or visit 

Additional At-Home Learning Resources

Click here for a collection of free resources to support at-home learning.


March 19th, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates in CMCSS

Over the past few weeks, a Communicable Disease Team (CDT) comprised of leaders from CMCSS and the Montgomery County Health Department have been meeting regularly to review the latest guidance from the CDC, monitor the health and attendance of CMCSS students and employees, and make recommendations to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and other communicable diseases. (more…)

March 19th, 2020

All CMCSS Schools Closed Through May 1; Students Return May 4

The Clarksville-Montgomery County School System values the health and well-being of our students, staff, and families. We work throughout the year to promote healthy schools, and safety is our number one priority.

From March 30 through May 1, school buildings will be closed and all athletics/activities (including practices) and before- and after-school programs and events will be canceled or postponed. Our current plan is for students to return to school on May 4. This date is subject to change depending on the recommendation of the CDC and Health Department officials.

March 19th, 2020

Free Meals for Children

Effective Monday, March 23 until further notice, meals for children will be served Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to noon at the following locations: Barkers Mill Elementary, Barksdale Elementary, Burt Elementary, Byrns Darden Elementary, Cumberland Heights Elementary, Glenellen Elementary, Kenwood Elementary, Minglewood Elementary, Moore Elementary, Norman Smith Elementary, Ringgold Elementary, and Woodlawn Elementary and Kenwood High, Montgomery Central High, Northeast High, Northwest High and West Creek High. (more…)

March 16th, 2020

Middle & High School Laptops and Personal Items

Tomorrow, Tue., March 17, middle and high schools will be open from 7-11 a.m. for students to pick up their assigned laptops or important personal items that were left at the school. To reduce the number of individuals coming into the school, it is preferred that only the student come to the front office. Elementary schools will not be open. (more…)

March 3rd, 2020

Chief Communications Officer Named for CMCSS

Anthony Johnson has been selected as Chief Communications Officer (CCO) for CMCSS, beginning April 1. He replaces Elise Shelton who retires at the end of May.

Johnson has been with CMCSS for a decade, the last four years serving as Director of Community Relations and Continuous Improvement. In this role, he has acted as the CCO designee, supervised the Communications Department’s creative team and managed the system’s process management program with a focus on continuous improvement. Previously, he was the consulting teacher for related arts. He began his work with CMCSS as a music specialist at Moore Magnet Elementary School, where he also was coordinator of outdoor learning and sustainability.

He earned his Ed.S. in administration and supervision from Austin Peay State University as well as a master of music. He earned a B.A. in business management and music performance from Lambuth University in Jackson, Tenn. He earned communication certification from the Institute for Crisis Management (ICM) and completed ICM media training certification. He was honored by the National School Public Relations Association’s 35 Under 35, a program that recognizes young professional members who are making a difference for their school districts. Johnson served as president of the Tennessee School Public Relations Association in 2018-19. Among his other recognitions, he was named Tennessee Association of School Librarians Distinguished Administrator in 2016.

Locally, he serves on the Clarksville Sexual Assault Center Advisory Board; the Roxy Regional Theatre Board of Directors; president of Clarksville’s Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts Advisory Board; and chair of Education Day for Leadership Clarksville.

February 28th, 2020

CMCSS’ steps to mitigate communicable diseases, CDC releases new guidance

CMCSS has proactive measures in place to reduce the spread of illness in our schools such as our two-step cleaning process, which allows custodians to focus their attention on high-touch surfaces to kill germs. District leadership is continuing to meet with local health officials to review best practices and receive updates which may impact this community. CMCSS is focused on keeping our more than 36,500 students and 5,000 employees safe.

The following resources from the CDC provide actionable things you and your children can do to prevent the spread of flu, strep, and COVID-19.


February 4th, 2020

Pre-K Application Opportunities for the 2020-21 School Year

CMCSS Pre-K Application Events have been postponed. You can fill out the online application in the meantime, which will help us as we reschedule our dates. Please see below.

To apply online, use one of the following application links:



Students must be 4 years old on or before August 15, 2020 to be enrolled in Pre-K for the 2020-21 school year. Families will be asked to provide documentation to determine if they meet the income requirements set by the state. Pre-K classes will be filled using the guidelines set forth by the State of Tennessee for Voluntary Pre-K.

You will be required to bring the child’s birth certificate and any of the documents listed below that are required to verify student eligibility. 

Documents to verify program status:

  • Current Food Stamp eligibility letter
  • Migrant status letter
  • Foster Care Documentation
  • Families First Documentation

Documents to verify income: (only if you do not qualify for any programs listed above)

  • 2019 W2 or 1040
  • 2 recent Military LES
  • 2 recent pay stubs
  • Unemployment Benefits
  • Veteran’s Benefits
  • Any other documentation to verify source of income used to determine eligibility

For more information, please contact Melinda Smith, Pre-K Director at 931-648-5653 or


January 29th, 2020

Spring 2020 Administrative Announcements

Several administrative announcements have been made. (more…)

January 10th, 2020

Open Enrollment for the 2020-2021 School Year

The Clarksville-Montgomery County School System offers several non-traditional schools and programs of choice for students. Additionally, specific grade levels in seven elementary schools are available for open enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year. (more…)