Bartlett Ninth Grade Academy

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Car Rider Drop-off and Pick-up Safety

Parents, things can get pretty hectic at times. It is important to take time to slow down, especially in the first few days of school. I always like to take this opportunity to remind people about Car Rider Safety, particularly during drop-off and pick-up. Our students’ safety (and yours) is our foremost concern every day.

I remember when I used to drop off my child at middle school in the mornings, and we would be in line behind another car, slowly moving up to the drop-off point. There didn’t appear to be much conversation going on in the car in front of me…until we got to the drop-off point. Then there would be a conversation for a few minutes before the child got out of the car. I made it a point to use our time in the car rider line to talk about things that were important - lunch money, homework, after-school plans, etc. That way, when we got to the drop-off point, she was ready to go.

As frustrating as a slow line can be, it is important to remember basic safety rules. First, never pass another car (or cars) because they are too slow; you don’t know when a child may suddenly exit the car, not expecting anyone to be coming by. Second, always have students exit the car on the passenger side; chances of encountering traffic are far more likely on the driver side. Third, drop your child off at a designated spot; these spots are likely designated as drop-off spots because they are safe. Finally, alway encourage (and remind) your child to look for and be aware of other vehicles when they exit your car.

Pick-up time tends to be less hectic, but it can be frustrating at times. The same general rules apply. Never pass another car (or cars) because they are too slow; you don’t know when a child may suddenly run out to another car, not expecting anyone to be coming by. Always have students enter the car on the passenger side; chances of encountering traffic are far more likely on the driver side. Pick up your child at the designated spot; these spots are likely designated as pick-up spots because they are safe. Finally, alway encourage (and remind) your child to look for and be aware of other vehicles when they approach your car.

I hope everyone has a safe and stress-free start to the new school year. We care about you and your child, and want the best for you. Thank you for your attention to safety and for your patience. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at 373-2654, or <jmcdonald@bartlettschools.org>
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Banner Years

At the Academy, we like to hang banners in our cafeteria for all to see. Every freshman class, starting with our first freshman class, the BHS Graduating Class of 2018, has designed a banner. Our first five freshman classes are represented on the back wall. This freshman class, the BHS Graduating Class of 2023, will design a banner this year to hang with these. We are especially proud of our Reward School banners - two consecutive years to be recognized by the state for this distinction. Our newest banner hangs just outside the cafeteria - Apple Distinguished School for 2019-2022.
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Arrangements for Dylan Dionisio

Arrangements have been made for Dylan Dionisio for tomorrow at Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery, located at 5668 Poplar Avenue in Memphis. Visitation is at 10am, and the Service is at 11am.
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Exam Schedule - Semester 1 - 2019

Here is the Exam Schedule for 1st Semester:
Wednesday, December 18th - 3rd and 6th period exams;
Thursday, December 19th - 2nd and 5th period exams;
Friday, December 20th* - 1st and 4th period exams.
*Friday, December 20th - Last day of Q2/S1, half-day for students,
dismissal at 10:30, no lunch.
All students are required to take an exam in every 1st semester class.
Each exam period will last 90 minutes.
No exam will be given prior to Wednesday, December 18th.
Any missed exam will be made up on Monday, January 6th.
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