Latest Announcements

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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