Bartlett City Schools continues to closely monitor the unfolding situation related to the COVID-19 pandemic. BCS’s first priority is the health and well-being of our students, families, and staff. After considerable deliberation and input from stakeholders, Governor’s office, TN Department of Education (TDOE), and our local and state health officials, we have made the several decisions which are outlined below.
BCS is following the guidance provided by Governor Lee and the TDOE that all schools in Tennessee should be closed through March 31. During our closure period there will be no extracurricular or sporting events, nor will IEP meetings be held. Please understand that this situation is changing rapidly and further closures may be necessary.
We are using this extended period of school closure like snow days (stockpiled days). Therefore, regular instruction will not occur. Teachers will be using this time to plan for remote learning activities if needed. If our closure period is extended we will provide additional information regarding our remote learning resources to students and parents.
Work Schedules for Principals & Central Office Employees
BCS will continue to allow our principals and Central Office employees to work remotely during normal operating hours during our school closure period. Please know that these employees are still available to help you via email or phone.
We ask that families do not simply view this as an extended Spring Break or additional vacation time. Families should heed the warnings of health experts and limit your social interactions during this time to prevent the spread of the virus.
We appreciate your understanding and patience as we continue to work through these unique circumstances. We will continue to seek the advice of health professionals as developments occur and make updates as necessary.
For additional information on the coronavirus and what we have been communicating to our BCS families, visit our special website at: https://tinyurl.com/BCSCOVID19.