Jennifer Cox, Principal

From the desk of the principal...

Shelby County East Middle School
  • Dear East Middle Families,                    March 16, 2020

    As we begin this time of social distancing with work from home for teachers and students, I want to reach out to first, say thank you. Thank you for your flexibility and support as we work to continue to provide education and food service for you. I am so proud of our students. They were impressive on Friday, the 13th, as we gave direct instructions on how to complete assignments and reach teachers if needed. This next few weeks will be excellent evidence of how our students are masters of our Profile of a Graduate competencies.

    We are available to help

    Teachers, administrators, and counselors are all working from home. Families can reach us by email and you can find all emails on the district web page. Families can also call the school and leave a message. Mrs. Cox will be checking voicemails daily and responding with answers. 502-633-1478

    Meal service

    Please check the district website for meal service stops, drive throughs, and details.

    Tech Help

    Call the tech help hotline if you are having issues accessing your online work.


    Our philosophy on learning from home

    Family health and well-being is the most important thing to everyone at East. Exercise, movement, creativity, outdoor play are a crucial part of learning from home, as is reading, rest, and time away from the screens. We want to partner with you for a balanced learning experience at home. Students should practice the following guidelines:

    1. Log in each day and attempt the assignments as given. Turn in digital assignments as you finish them, keep paper assignments in a folder to return to your teacher when we come back to school.
    2. Reach out via email to your teachers with questions. Ask parents to assist if they are able. 
    3. If you are frustrated or stuck, email your teacher. After you get some guidance, do your best. 
    4. If you get to the point where you cannot complete the assignment without your teacher’s face to face help, make a note of that and email your teacher to let him/her know and you can work out a plan to get the instruction when you return to school. 

    Though these are not snow days and we want students to continue learning, we do not want this to be a negative or stressful time. Please reach out to us if we can help.