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November 18, 2020

A Joint Message from School Districts and Sullivan County Health Department

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic early last spring, the Sullivan County Regional Health Department and the three public school districts in Sullivan County have worked alongside each other to best address the health and educational needs of our children and families. In today's communication, we are reminding everyone to please do your part by taking important preventative measures against COVID-19 that will help improve the safety of everyone in Sullivan County. Read more.

November 6, 2020

Notifications of Positive Cases

Recognizing that some families do not want to receive numerous phone calls when there are positive cases of COVID-19, BTCS is changing our method for sending daily notifications for new cases of COVID-19. In addition to updating the COVID-19 Reporting Dashboard, beginning November 9, we are adding daily and weekly Canvas notifications for staff and parents. Read more.

November 2, 2020

New Schedule Starts November 9

Beginning the week of November 9, our district will shift to a four-day per week schedule for in-person learners. Wednesdays will be designated as remote learning days for all schools. Learning will be primarily asynchronous with students working independently on these days. The purpose of these days is for our buildings to undergo a thorough cleaning and to allow time to adjust staff schedules to help with shortages. Find all the details in the latest communication from Dr. Tudor.

October 27, 2020

November 3 Optional Student Day Cancelled

November 3 will no longer be an Optional Student Day. Schools will be closed for students. It will be utilized for teacher inservice only.

October 13, 2020

USDA Extends Free Meal Program Through End of School Year

The USDA has extended the program providing free meals for children due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The extension allows Bristol Tennessee City Schools to serve free meals to our in-person and remote students, regardless of income, through June 20, 2021! Free breakfast and lunch will be served to all in-person students at school. Students will only be charged for a la carte purchases. Free meals will be provided on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 to 6 p.m. to any child 18 or younger at the Vance Middle School site. The child is not required to be a BTCS student. Read more ...

September 21, 2020

All In-person Learners To Return Five Days Per Week

Beginning October 13, all students in grades K-12 who chose the in-person learning pathway will attend five days per week. 

Summary Schedule

October 5-9

Fall Break

October 6-8

Intersession (Invitation Only)

Monday, October 12

Optional Student Day Cancelled

Tuesday, October 13

All In-person Learners Return Five Days Per Week

Find all the details in the latest communication from Dr. Tudor.

September 15, 2020

Return to School Protocol: Student Illness

Another critical element of preventing the spread of COVID-19 is that we ensure students and staff who are ill, test positive for COVID-19, or have been exposed to the virus follow the appropriate procedures regarding when it is safe to return to school. The COVID-19 Return to School Protocol outlines the procedures we are following per the Tennessee Department of Health and Tennessee Department of Education. Please see today's communication from Dr. Tudor for more.

September 10, 2020

Returning Student Information Update Form

Why is it critical for parents to complete the Returning Student Information Update Form? Without updated information, your child's school may not ...

  •  be able to contact you in the event of an emergency with your child.
  •  have your child's latest medical information on file.

If your child was enrolled in a BTCS school last school year and you have not completed this process for 2020-2021, please go the Returning Student Information Update page to update your child's information. If you are unable to complete the process online, please contact your child's school for assistance.

 

September 8, 2020

School Calendars Released

The 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 school calendars are now available. The calendars were developed by a task force comprised of eight parents, eight teachers, three school administrators, and three district administrative resources. They were recommended and approved to the Bristol Tennessee Board of Education in July 2020. The task force's significant points of discussion and decision-making factors are outlined in their report.

September 4, 2020

Happy Labor Day Weekend! Thank you students and staff for two great weeks of in-person learning! We are so grateful for your commitment to safety protocols to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Keep up the great work! We want you back with us on Tuesday safe and healthy. Celebrate summer responsibly:

  • Consider outside activities
  • Avoid activities with large crowds
  • Wear a mask
  • Maintain 6 feet of distance from non-household members
  • Wash hands frequently

All classes resume Tuesday, September 8.

 

September 1, 2020

 USDA Announces Free Meals for Students

As of September 1, 2020, the USDA has extended the program providing free meals for children due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The extension allows Bristol Tennessee City Schools to serve free meals this fall to our in-person and remote students, regardless of income! Free breakfast and lunch will be served to all in-person students at school. Students will only be charged for a la carte purchases. Free meals will be provided on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 to 6 p.m. to any child 18 or younger at the Vance Middle School site. The child is not required to be a BTCS student. Read more ...

 

 2020 Music in the Castle Cancelled

The Tennessee High School Mighty Viking Band (MVB) announced today that Music in the Castle (MITC) 2020 has been cancelled because of increased restrictions on band performances and travel due to COVID-19. Read more ...

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