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Back-to-School Schedule

 Friday, August 4: Two-hour Day

·   Elementary: 8:10-10:10

·    TMS and THS: 7:30-9:30

The two-hour day on August 4 provides students with an orientation to meet their teachers and learn their schedules. It also helps schools identify new students and determine which students are returning from last school year. With updated enrollment numbers, we can have teachers assigned to the appropriate schools and grade levels prior to the first full day of school. Buses will run and follow the early, two-hour release time.

Monday, August 7: School Closed

Tuesday, August 8: Regular Schedule

2023-2024 School Calendar

Returning Student Information Update

On July 18, all parents/guardians of returning students were sent an email to the address on file in PowerSchool with instructions to complete the Returning Student Information Update 2023-2024. All parents/guardians must complete the online registration. If you do not complete the update …

·      4th-12th graders will not receive a laptop.

·      The school may not be able to contact you in the event of an emergency with your child.

·      The school may not have your child’s latest medical information on file.

For more information and to begin the process, go to Returning Student Information Update on our district homepage. The contents of the email may also be found at this link.

Student Laptops (4-12)

Every student in grades 4-12 will be provided a laptop. Returning students must bring their BTCS backpack with them to be issued a laptop. Students receiving laptops for the first time will be issued a backpack.

Prior to a student being issued a laptop, all parents must complete the online portion of the process. The online portion includes: 1) verifying and updating your child's information, 2) watching a brief training video, and 3) paying (or selecting a payment method for) the $50 technology fee. Any technology fines must be paid in full prior to a student being issued a laptop. See below for school-specific laptop distribution information.

Elementary Open Houses/Laptop Distribution

Thursday, August 3 @ 5 p.m.

Each elementary school will hold an Open House on Thursday, August 3, beginning at 5 p.m. Laptops for students in grades 4-5 will be distributed at this time. All families are asked to arrive at 5 p.m. for Open House/Laptop Distribution. Laptop Distribution will end at 7 p.m. Students must be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian to pick up their laptop. Parents/legal guardians must provide valid identification to ensure the safety of student information. You can expedite the time spent on-site by completing the online portion in advance.

TMS/THS Laptop Distribution

Laptops will be distributed to Tennessee Middle and Tennessee High students the first week of school during school hours. Parents of students in grades 6-12 are not required to attend laptop distribution. However, your child will NOT be issued a laptop until a parent/guardian completes the Returning Student Information Update; therefore, please do so no later than August 3 to avoid delays. If you need assistance or access to a computer to complete the online process, please schedule an appointment with the Counseling Office at your child's school: Tennessee Middle-call (423) 652-9449 or Tennessee High-call (423) 652-9494 and press "2" for the Counseling Office.

School Supply Lists

You may access School Supply Lists for elementary schools and Tennessee Middle School on the district homepage. Tennessee High supplies are determined by teachers of each course. Teachers will let students know if specific supplies are needed.

District Handbook for Students & Parents

Bristol Tennessee City Schools is now utilizing one District Handbook for Students & Parents for all elementary schools, Tennessee Middle School, and Tennessee High School. The handbook is intended to communicate the district’s intent to maintain a safe and orderly environment where each student’s rights are protected, and each student is given equitable opportunity to achieve college and career readiness through academic excellence. The handbook is available on the district website and on each school’s website. If you need a printed copy of the handbook, please contact your child’s school.

Free and Reduced Meal Application

BTCS encourages all families to complete a meal benefits application. Applications are provided to all students at the beginning of the school year. They are also available at the BTCS Administration Building, at each school, and online at For more information about school meals, visit

Kindergarten and Pre-K Staggered Enrollment

The staggered enrollment schedules for kindergarten and Pre-K have been communicated by school. Please refer to your specific school for the schedule.

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