Morning drop-off and early care
- A schedule for early morning study hall will be announced soon. Parents will need to escort their children to the auditorium and sign them in on the first day, as well as complete the agreement letter (these will be available the 1st day of study hall). As a reminder, study hall is a work period for students. Students must come and complete Imagine Math, homework, and reading (in that order). Sitting and talking, or sitting quietly but unproductively, will result in a student being banned from study hall.
- Unless your child is signed up for early morning study hall, enrolled in YMCA Fun Company or part of the Early Morning Spanish program, your child cannot be on the J.T. Moore campus before 8:40 a.m. Once enrolled, students cannot be dropped off for study hall before 7:30. YMCA Fun Company begins at 7:00 a.m. and held in the cafeteria.
- Students who arrive at 8:55am or later will have to be signed in by their parent/guardian. Students can no longer arrive late and sign themselves in. Please be on time to school.
- Traffic flow for drop off and pick up will be the same in 2019-20 as has been for the past few years: Cars will enter the parking lot from the west end on the lot, closest to Green Hills park, and rotate clockwise past the front of school, exiting onto Lone Oak close to the intersection with Granny White Pike. No pick up or drop off occurs within the semi-circle off Granny White – that loop is for buses only. You must wait in the car line to pick your child up from school. Please do not park down the street, on a side street, behind the school, etc., in order to avoid the car line. This creates a safety hazard for our children. If your child can ride the school bus, please let them. Traffic is a nightmare during the first few weeks of school. Please be part of the solution, not part of the problem.
- Cell phone use in the car line is strictly prohibited by law.
- Students at J.T. Moore Middle School are given latitude in choosing what to wear to school each day. The updated dress code policy is posted on the website. Upon a 4th violation of the dress code policy, a student will be required to wear a polo shirt and Khaki pants to school for the remainder of the school year. Please ensure that you and your child review the dress code policy. It will be enforced with fidelity
- JT Moore has an on-site Nurse for assistance with any student’s medical needs. She works in several schools and is not dedicated to JT Moore all-day, every day. Please contact Nurse Donna for more information at Donna.Alessio@nashville.gov
- School sports begin right away in the Fall. In order for a 6th-8th grade student to try out for one of our teams, he/she must have a completed sports physical dated after June 1, 2019. This is a yearly requirement. Your doctor may have the form or you can get the sports physical paperwork in the front office of J.T. Moore.
- All 7th graders must have an updated immunization record on file that includes the state required booster shots
Pick-up and after care
- Dismissal is every day at 3:55pm. The car line operates in the same direction as drop-off.
- Parents will need to have their student’s name displayed in their dashboard so that teachers can see it clearly and call into the school for your student.
- Students will not be dismissed early after 3:15pm. Please do not ask our office staff to violate this policy. If you have an emergency, please see Dr. Hughes.
- After a student misses 3 days of school for any reason, a physician’s note will be required for an absence to be excused.
- Students must be off campus by 4:25pm unless they are enrolled in YMCA FunCompany, are participating in a sport, or are registered in an after school club.
Cell phone policy
Students are allowed to bring cell phones to school but they must be kept in their pockets, backpacks, etc., during the school day. Phones are to be powered off while on school property from the time a student gets on a school bus or arrives on campus in the car line until getting off of the bus at the end of the day. Car riders may turn their phones back on once they have exited the building to go home at the end of the day. Students who remain on campus for after school sports, clubs, drama, or other activities may turn their phones on at 4:05 p.m. In the event of a student’s bus being delayed getting home, a student is permitted to power his/her phone on to contact the parent and shall be permitted to leave the phone throughout that delayed journey home.
In the event a student has their cell phone out, it rings, or the student is texting, etc., the following consequences will occur:
1st offense: Phone will be taken up and sent to office. A parent must pick up the phone and present proof of ownership (cell phone bill; purchase receipt; etc.)
2nd offense: Phone will be taken up and parent must come pick the phone up. Student will be assigned to the Restorative Center.
3rd offense: Phone will be taken up and parent must come pick the phone up. Student will be suspended from school. Parent and student will conference with the principal. Student will no longer be allowed to have a cell phone on school property for the remainder of the school year.
4th offense: Phone will be taken up and parent conference will take place with the principal. Student will be suspended from school for 3 days for chronic violation of school rules.
5th offense: Phone will be taken up and the student will be placed in alternative school for a minimum of nine weeks up to one year.
There are more than 80 landlines in the school and parents needing to get in touch with their children can call the front office at 615-298-8095 to do so.