News and Announcements

Class Picture Orders Due Tuesday, March 2nd

Be on the lookout for a class picture order form coming home soon.
Class pictures cost $12 and the orders are due by March 2nd. Virtual student class picture orders can be dropped off to Ms. Vanessa in the school office, or you can place them in the school mailbox.
*Click the headline to print a copy of the order form.*

Friday, Feb. 26th Will be a Virtual for All BCS Students

We are pleased to announce that we have worked with the Shelby County Health Department (SCHD) to provide the COVID-19 vaccine for BCS employees. Due to this great opportunity, Friday, February 26th, will be a virtual day for all students. All extracurricular activities will continue, but before and after school care is cancelled.

We are incredibly thankful to have this opportunity and take the next step in making our schools safer for all students and employees.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to move forward!

BCS Open Tuesday, Feb. 23rd

UPDATE: All BCS schools and offices will be OPEN on Friday, February 12th. All students, including virtual students, will resume their schedules as normal. All after school activities will also resume. Thank you for your understanding and continue to stay safe.

All BCS Students Will Be Virtual Monday, Feb. 22nd

All BCS students will be virtual Monday, February 22nd due to bus routes, school parking lots and walkways on our campuses still being hazardous. Our team checked around the city and campuses earlier this evening and determined this was the safest choice. Your child’s school will communicate information regarding daily schedules. Please check your child’s school website and your email for additional information.



We understand that the weather conditions may have impacted some families, and all may not have access to power or the internet. Your child’s teacher will be flexible with those situations.



We hope you will continue to stay warm and stay safe!

BCS Virtual Hints and Helps

In the event that we have 100% virtual instruction due to the current weather situation, here are some Virtual School helps and hints.

Your Little Panther's teacher will email you with specific instructions, zoom links, schedules, etc.

Connecting Device to At-Home Network:

Mrs. Howlett made some quick videos if you need instruction in connecting the student device to your home wifi:

Laptop: https://shorts.flipgrid.com/watch/16154894005698800-laptop

iPad- https://shorts.flipgrid.com/watch/16155024470049038-ipad

General Troubleshooting Tips:

First thing for both laptop and iPad, is to either restart or power off and then back on.

Recently, Curve errors have been solved by clearing the cache/history.

For the laptop-
First, clear the cache for the Internet browser.
In Safari: https://shorts.flipgrid.com/watch/15875398757254112

1. Open Safari - Click Safari (next to the apple in the top left)
2. Click Clear History
3. Set the dropdown to All History
4. Click Clear History

In Google Chrome: https://shorts.flipgrid.com/watch/15875382623339466

1. Open Google Chrome - Click Chrome (next to the apple in the top left)
2. Click Clear Browsing Data
3. Set time range to All Time
4. Click All three boxes
5. Click Clear Data

Next, run the Magic Button. It works quietly in the background making sure everything is up to date. It may pop up a window saying "this item is no longer available" once it finishes.

1. Go to the BCS App Store
2. Click Run on the Magic Button
3. Once that finishes, Restart the computer

For the Ipad-
If any of your kids are getting a weird Curve error message, it can be fixed by clearing the history. Here are 2 videos that tell them what to do depending on what browser they are using. It wouldn’t hurt to do both either.

Clearing History- Chrome
https://shorts.flipgrid.com/watch/15894594414445331

Clearing History-Safari
https://shorts.flipgrid.com/watch/15851166058152243

After doing that, I would suggest that they click the home button twice, swipe up on all open tabs. Power the iPad completely off and then turn back on.

**Click the headline to visit the BCS Virtual Academy page, which has loads of tech assistance and help.**

BCS Virtual Academy resource page https://www.bartlettschools.org/apps/pages/BCSVirtualAcademy and the help desk number (202-2023)

BCS Virtual Learning for All Students Feb. 18th & 19th

All BCS students will be virtual for the remainder of this week (February 18-19, 2021) due to the current weather conditions and the potential for more inclement weather for our area. Your child’s school will continue to communicate information regarding their daily schedule. Please check your child’s school website and your email for additional information. We understand that the weather conditions may have impacted some families and they may not have power or access to the internet. Your child’s teacher and school will work with those families to best meet their educational needs.

Thank you for your patience and understanding this week. Continue to stay warm and stay safe!

All BCS Students Will Be Virtual Wednesday, Feb. 17th

All BCS students will be virtual tomorrow, February 17th due to the current weather conditions. Your child’s school will communicate information regarding their daily schedule. Please check your child’s school website and your email for additional information. We understand that the weather conditions may have impacted some families and they may not have access to power or the internet. Your child’s teacher will be flexible with those situations.

We hope you will continue to stay warm, and stay safe!

BCS Closed Tuesday, Feb. 16th Due to Inclement Weather

Bartlett City Schools will be CLOSED on Tuesday, February 16th due to the current winter weather conditions in our area. BCS will be using an inclement weather day for all students. All after school activities will also be cancelled. As we continue to monitor the weather situation for the coming days, please continue to check our BCS website and social media platforms for additional updates.

Enjoy your day, stay warm, and stay safe

BCS Closed Monday, Feb. 15th Due to Inclement Weather

Bartlett City Schools will be CLOSED on Monday, February 15th due to the current winter weather conditions and the potential for more inclement weather for our area. BCS will be using an inclement weather day for all students. All after school activities will also be cancelled. As we continue to monitor the weather situation for the coming days, please continue to check our BCS website and social media platforms for additional updates.

Stay warm and stay safe

Update on Potential Inclement Weather

BCS Families,

As we continue to monitor the weather situation over the next several days, we want to give you an update as we prepare for the potential for inclement weather.

Our 2020-2021 BCS school calendar affords us three built-in inclement weather days for the year. We used one of those days yesterday, February 11th, which leaves us two remaining inclement weather days. We are required by the Tennessee Department of Education to use all our inclement weather days before we can change our learning model to 100% virtual.

Therefore, in the event we move to a 100% virtual environment, your child’s school will communicate information regarding their daily schedule. Please check your child’s school website and your email for additional information. We encourage our 6-12th grade students to take their BCS issued devices and chargers home with them today. Also, all K-5th grade students will be coming home with their BCS devices, either iPads or laptops. This will allow us to present instruction virtually. We understand that if winter weather does impact our area some families may not have power or access to the internet. Your child’s teacher and school will work with those families to best meet their educational needs.

Thank you for your understanding as we continue to monitor the potential weather situation for the coming days. Please continue to check our BCS website and social media platforms for additional updates.

Thank you,

BCS
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