Due to rising Covid-19 cases, Green Dot Public Schools Tennessee Postpones Student Return Until 1/19/21

Students can opt for In-Person or Distance Learning and switch their selection monthly


December 14, 2020, MEMPHIS, TN -- To address the Covid-19 spike that may continue to grow over the holiday season, Green Dot Public Schools Tennessee postponed reopening schools until Tuesday, January 19, 2021. The adjustment adds 10 more days to prepare for students’ return to campus. This decision is not contingent upon Shelby County School’s plan for return and should only change if the Shelby County Health Department deems it necessary to return to a county-wide lockdown. 


The student phased return as follows:

  • January 19, 2021: 6th, 9th and 11th grade students return to school
  • January 25, 2021: 7th, 8th, 10th and 12th grade students return to school


Students and their parents can opt for either In-Person or Distance Learning and can change their decision each month. In January, 27% of GDPST 2,374 enrolled students chose to return to campus.   Safety precautions have been carefully planned; school supervision plans have been reviewed and rehearsed; rooms are configured to ensure proper distancing; protective equipment is on site and ready for distribution; and, teams are receiving training and practice needed to execute daily expectations.


Since science deems it safe enough to provide an option of in-person education, we must act to ensure our students get the best learning environment possible. This schedule change applies to all schools in the Green Dot Public Schools Tennessee network: Bluff City High School, Hillcrest High School, Fairley High School, Kirby Middle School, and Wooddale Middle School. 


For inquiries, please contact: 

Alanna Klein: alanna.klein@greendot.org; 213-265-0892

Jocquell Rogers: jocquell.rodgers@greendot.org; 901-881-5948



Green Dot Public Schools is a national charter school network of 24 Title I middle and high public schools in California and Tennessee that are purposefully located in historically underserved communities. Our mission is to transform the landscape of public education so all students graduate prepared for college, leadership, and life.