EMERGENCY CONNECTIVITY FUND SURVEY: During the COVID-19 pandemic, it became clear that all students should have access to the internet to support learning. Under the Federal American Rescue Plan, the Emergency Connectivity Fund was established to help students with connectivity needs. Through this program, the Bartow County School System may be able to purchase internet service for off-campus use by students for learning purposes. The Bartow County School System is conducting this survey to identify connectivity needs in our area. This survey in no way guarantees connectivity service will be provided as that will be determined by funding awarded through the Emergency Connectivity Fund. https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=noJuhJQ2vkKeh2y7Pidly3l60Eua_mlKvdipkX6xld9URE1KOFdTMU5TNEMwVzdXTTBEMzI4UUdHUy4u
A PERSONAL MESSAGE FROM SUPERINTENDENT PAGE: TO OUR STAFF *Parents and staff, you'll also receive a phone call from Dr. Page tomorrow! Keep those phone lines open! --- Dear BCSS Staff, I am extremely excited to welcome our returning staff and new staff to the 2021-2022 school year. I hope you had a wonderful summer, and I want to thank all of you who worked in June to support our students who needed a little extra time to show proficiency on their essential standards and those who attended our July Achieve Institute and/or our Grading Workshop. Our summer work was very successful as we had almost 800 students become proficient in their essential standards and over 400 staff members involved in professional learning to continue the work in our Professional Learning Communities. In case you missed it, our school system was nationally recognized as a Model PLC School District, five schools were recognized as Model PLC Schools, our School Board approved a 4% salary increase for all employees and a one-time December payment of $1,000. We also added a literacy specialist/interventionist position for every school. I am very thankful for our Board members as they truly consider the needs of our staff and students in all their decisions. I also want to thank you for the time given to prepare for our “Opening Day” on Wednesday. So many in our community have shared how grateful they are for you and for the commitment you have for our students. Each of you plays a critical role in our students’ success, and our parents know their children will be cared for in a way that builds hope, efficacy, and achievement. Our expectation that all students will learn at high levels and our support for our students to learn at high levels are the catalysts to transform our families and community. I’m looking forward to seeing you this school year, and I wish you a tremendous “first day” of school! With Great Respect, Phillip
OPEN HOUSE: Pine Log is ready; we're all ready to meet our children!
SWITCHING GEARS: More than 50 BCSS Gifted teachers, robotics coaches, and STEM Teacher Champion Academy leaders received a couple new robots today and unmatched professional learning at Georgia Highlands College! This means even MORE opportunities for our children!
LITERACY WORKSHOP: Our brand new reading specialists on the elementary school level and reading interventionists on the middle and high school levels received training today on a myriad of topics, including reading strategies and components for teaching complex text! Watch those scores climb this year!
Emerson Elementary School is the fifth and final Bartow County school to be named a Model Professional Learning Community for its sustained success in raising student achievement!
BCCCA OPEN HOUSE REMINDER: Please note the change in time. See you there!
BVA ORIENTATION: About 58 students are going through our Bartow Virtual Academy orientation this week in preparation for the upcoming school year! We're excited to get this inaugural year started with our BVA program!
Cass Middle School is the fourth of five Bartow County schools and second middle school to be named a Model Professional Learning Community for its sustained success in raising student achievement!
NEW: We are loving our new app! Access lunch menus, event calendars, news updates, staff directories, emergency notifications and more, right from your pocket. Download the app on Android: https://bit.ly/2SySIsi or iPhone: https://apple.co/3A2xi81.
IN THE NEWS: Our teachers are back! First day of pre-planning is in the books! Comment below if your child is excited to see his/her favorite teacher! Meanwhile, Channel 2 was at Cloverleaf today getting some video for a Bartow County Schools story that airs tomorrow!
🎼NOTEWORTHY🎼 MOMENTS: Check out these snapshots of our amazing WHS students at band camp! They’re putting in the hours to become some of the best performers in then US!
NATIONAL STAGE: The Distinguished Young Woman of Georgia for the Class of 2022 is Mya Moffitt! 🎉 She’s a Woodland band captain, academically bright, and now performing on a national stage! Congratulations, Mya!! We’re proud!!
BARTOW GIVE A KID A CHANCE: Through the help of the BLESS Coalition and many volunteers, thousands of students received the materials they need to confidently go back to school August 4! Students even saw those sweet, familiar faces when they picked up those supplies! Thank you!
Adairsville Middle School is the third of five Bartow County schools and first middle school to be named a Model Professional Learning Community for its sustained success in raising student achievement!
CONGRATULATIONS, CLES: Cloverleaf Elementary School is the second of five Bartow County schools recently named a Model Professional Learning Community for its sustained success in raising student achievement!
CONGRATULATIONS, WARRIORS: White Elementary School is the first of five Bartow County schools recently named a Model Professional Learning Community for its sustained success in raising student achievement!
NEW: We’re thrilled to finally unveil our new custom mobile app! It’s everything Bartow County Schools, in your pocket. Download the app on Android: https://bit.ly/2SySIsi or iPhone: https://apple.co/3A2xi81.
PRIME TIME: Superintendent Page joins Channel 2’s Justin Farmer today for a recorded interview on Bartow County Schools. Stay tuned! It’ll air next month during their annual Back-2-School coverage!
SUMMER OF LEARNING: Bartow County educators spent today reflecting on our culture of learning and delving deeper into the effectiveness of student investment and instructional agility. #BetterInBartow