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MIS Smoke Signals

MIS would like to say welcome to all our new 3rd grade students, parents and caregivers and welcome back to our 4th and 5th grade students! We are geared up for a fantastic school year with our new principal, Stephanie Lane, and assistant principal, Penny Tipton, already implementing some wonderful changes that are helping us all get off to a great start! We are still trying to adjust to the changes in some areas, so please bear with us as we iron out the kinks in a few things such as buses and student pickups at the end of the school day. We welcome your feedback and suggestions so please feel free to contact our office at 423-442-2454.  


Remind imageIf you haven't already, please sign up for Remind for your child's grade level!

Remind is a free service...just click the link below for your child's grade level and sign in with your full name and phone number or email address, or sign in using your Google account if you have one. 
To sign up for MIS 3rd Grade notifications, please visit
To sign up for MIS 4th Grade notifications, please visit
To sign up for MIS 5th Grade notifications, please visit
After getting to the site and signing in, click Join Class when you see the prompt. You will see S. Lane's MIS 3rd Grade, 4th Grade or 5th Grade depending on which grade level you choose. Once you've joined, all messages sent from Mrs. Stephanie Lane, Principal, will be sent to you through your selected method of notification that you can choose in the settings. If you need help with Remind, please contact our Library Media Specialist, Cindy Duncan, at for assistance.
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Renaissance Place/Accelerated Reader

You can access the Renaissance Place site by clicking the link below. Take an AR Quiz or use the link to login at school for data testing in Renaissance Place STAR 360°. AR quizzing is only accessible during school hours and is disabled when school is not in session on weekends, holidays, breaks, etc. Read more...


Find out if your book has an AR Quiz

Searching for books with a corresponding Renaissance Accelerated Reader 360® quiz is easy with Accelerated Reader Bookfinder®. Students, teachers, parents, and librarians can search in English or Spanish using criteria such as ATOS book level or a Lexile™ measure, interest level, title, author, fiction/nonfiction, subject, award-winners, state lists, CCSS Exemplars, and more.Read more...

As you can see, with all of our apps and features from our new website, we are really focusing on COMMUNICATION between the school administrators, teachers, parents and students this year. Our hope is that with all the avenues of communication that we use, we can help everyone stay more informed and connected which we hope will lead to a better, more quality education for all students. If you feel overwhelmed with the variety of communication options, feel free to only use the ones that you feel are helping you stay connected the easiest and most efficient way. You can unsubscribe to any of the communication methods we are using that are not fitting your needs. If you need help with any of the methods we are using, please contact our school library media specialist, Cindy Duncan, for help or any questions.  
Our school is using a free online and mobile app service this year called ClassDojo. You can find the link to login by going to our school's website, and clicking the Parents link, then finding the ClassDojo Login link in the drop down menu or you can go take a look at the program here:

What is it? ClassDojo is a communication app for the classroom. It connects teachers, parents, and students who use it to share photos, videos, and messages through the school day. They use ClassDojo to work together as a team, share in the classroom experience, and bring big ideas to life in their classrooms and homes.

Attention:  These newsletters should be sent out regularly at least every 9 weeks but may come more often depending on special announcements, events, or news that is time sensitive and needs to be shared sooner than our regular newsletter delivery. If you want to also subscribe to your child's teacher's messages, go to and click on your child's teacher's name then you will find a +Subscribe button below their photo and name on the following page. They can send you emails with important information from just their class too if you subscribe specifically to their page.