On Monday, August 21, 2017, the moon will pass between the earth and the sun for the first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse since 1918. Millions of Americans in 12 states will be able to watch this solar spectacle that will turn day into night for a couple of minutes. Tennessee is among the 12 states that have been declared to be a best place to experience this rare phenomenon.
Bartlett City Schools is planning for its students to participate in this event. BCS has purchased and will supply solar eclipse viewing glasses for students. Permission slips will be coming home next week. Parents of students in grades K-8 must sign and return all forms no later than Thursday, August 17, 2017. If your student is in grades 9-12 you will only need to send a form back if you DO NOT want your child to participate.
The letter will be sent home with your student next week and you can also locate this information on your school’s website as well as the district website.
Available at the Academy beginning July 28th @ Panther Camp...
We are preparing for laptop distribution at the Academy. There are two or three things we must complete before a laptop can be issued to your son or daughter.
First, review the information at the following web address.
Second, if you have not already done so, please complete your laptop insurance payment - $50 per student. This can be done at the school in cash or by check.The insurance fees are the same as last year, but there is a multi-student discount if you use the Bartlett City Schools online payment option. This online service is now live. You may access the portal at:
Families with one student device pay $50, two student devices (from the same family) will pay $75, and a family with three or more student devices will pay $100. In the online portal, you will select the appropriate option and then fill in the name and school of each child. Once payment has been made, print the receipt.
One additional step for any student new to Bartlett City Schools: All new student parents to the program must participate in a parent night first before their child can receive his or her laptop. However, the fee can be paid online at any time.
Finally, complete and return the attached form. You may leave the Laptop Serial Number blank at the top of the page, as this will be filled in at distribution.
Students picking up their device will need to bring the insurance payment receipt and the signed parent permission & acknowledgement form (attached) if they have participated in the 1:1 program in the past.
Thank you for your assistance. If you have questions or concerns, please contact the school.
Summer Reading lists for rising 10th graders.. Please note that there are two different forms dependent upon the type of English classes students will be taking next year. Examine each list carefully before making purchases or going to the local library to obtain summer reading selections.
The Academy Library is working with Book Stop Plus in Bartlett to provide students with the lowest priced books in the area. This is not a fundraiser for the school. It is a service to our school family. Students may preorder books through the library until April 28. Books will be delivered to the student before final exam week.
The local library and Barnes and Noble have been notified of books for summer reading and will have stock on hand to meet demand. Online vendors such as Amazon are also acceptable for summer reading. The lists will provide guidance about reading selections if preorder purchase is not desirable.
SyncYa starts later this month.
Sync Ya starts at the end of this month. What is SyncYA? It is 2 FREE audio book downloads every week through August. SyncYA pairs a classic book with a new book to expose students to literature. Titles are varied enough to appeal to all listeners at least once during the season. Register and receive text reminders about downloads all summer long. BEST of all it is FREE.