Family Engagement

Last Updated: 12/10/2021 8:34 PM

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Elizabethton City Schools (ECS) encourages parents to have an active role in the education of their children. We believe all stakeholders (parents, teachers, administrators, business, and community leaders) should work together to create a culture and climate that fosters academic success by:

  • setting appropriate goals at the school and system-level that are attainable, rigorous, and content-driven.
  • developing school and system plans that are living documents that drive the educational process.
  • reviewing and updating these plans to reflect data and outcomes associated with testing and weekly formative assessments.
  • working with parents, community partners, and other stakeholders to help our children thrive during their time with us and prepare them to be successful in the future. 

 ECS Family Engagement Plans 

Family Resources

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Best for All Central: Tennessee's Hub for Learning and Teaching Offers Easily Searchable Free Resources for Families and Educators

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The Tennessee Department of Education in collaboration with Tennessee PBS, launched “Starting with Sounds” to highlight the importance of early literacy and how families and students can practice reading by watching and listening to national and local musicians, athletes, and champions of student success read their favorite books and sing songs to help build these critical skills. Starting with Sounds is a component of Reading 360, a comprehensive statewide literacy initiative to provide optional grants and resources to help more Tennessee students develop strong phonics-based reading skills by supporting districts, teachers, and families. Components of the Reading 360 initiative are funded with federal COVID-19 relief and stimulus funding.


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Reading 360 provides resources to help more Tennessee students develop strong phonics-based reading skills by supporting districts, teachers, and families. If you want to stay involved, follow along on social media using the hashtag #Reading360.

Social Worker

Chelsie Issacs is the new ECS social worker. Chelsie is located at central office and serves all five schools. She is here to offer support to our students and offer resources to families. If you need to contact Chelsie, please call 423-707-8290 or email

Behavioral Health Safety Net

Behavioral Health Safety Net (BHSN) for Children: The Behavioral Health Safety Net (BHSN)  for Children from Frontier Health provides essential outpatient mental health services to Tennesseans ages 3 to 17 who don't have insurance coverage or have full behavioral health eligibility.  Contact 423-547-5950 for eligibility screening and intake. Click  HERE  for more information. 

Coffe for Grandfamilies

Group meets 2nd Monday monthly in Johnson City at 10 am
HERE  for more information.


      Order Free Decodable Books HERE         

Resource Links for Families:

CDC- Centers for Disease Control And Prevention

American Academy of Pediatrics

COVID Testing in Carter County

Northeast TN Feeding Site Map

Carter County Health Department

Child Care Provider Map

Carter County Drug Prevention- Youth

Frontier Health

Mental Health Association of East Tennessee

Contact 211

Elizabethton Carter County Public Library

Tennessee R.E.A.D.S. Book Download System

Tennessee Electronic Library

Child Mind Institute

ARM Pantry- food, clothing, and hygiene supplies

United Way of East Tennessee Highlands

Northeast Community Credit Union Resources

Tuffy "PEP" Talks



ECS Educators will present information on essential educational topics for parents and guardians. These short videos highlight our curriculum, programs, and resources and offer helpful advice parents can implement at home to help their children succeed in school.


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       PEP Talk - Reading 360 Decodables    

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            PEP Talk -  Math Development            


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        PEP Talk - ECS Student Supports         


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PEP Talk - Cyclone Checkpoint Benchmarks


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              PEP Talk - EHS CTE                 


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PEP Talk - Reading 360 with Dr. Rachel Darnell

coming soon