Message from Principal Dr. Clemons

BHS News, IB News, News and Announcements

March 29, 2021

Greetings Yellow Jacket Families,

What a challenge this school year has been—for our students, families, staff members, and the entire community.  The year has quickly flown by, and it is almost impossible to believe we have entered the final quarter of the school year!  It seems that, just yesterday, we were preparing students to return to school—via eLearning or on-campus learning—creating a master schedule providing students with options as never before.

As we prepare for the 2021-2022 school year, our current ninth through eleventh graders, both eLearners and campus learners, have completed registration forms for the new school year, selecting required courses, as well as electives.  Our incoming eighth graders have also been provided with registration forms for course selection and counselors are beginning the master scheduling process.

Although, due to Covid, this year’s end-of-year events will be limited to ensure the safety of our students, families, and staff members we are pleased that we will be able to honor our seniors.  We have received approval to move forward with the BHS Jacket Medallion ceremony, to be held in the Bartow High School Gymnasium, May 20th @ 6:00 pm.  Safety protocols will be in place, including the proper wearing of masks, temperature checks, limited guests and staggered student recognition in order to observe 25% capacity limits.  As of now, graduation is planned for May 24th @ 3:00 pm to be held at the RP Funding Center in Lakeland, with limited guests and safety protocols observed.

Please be sure that you monitor your emails, along with the Bartow High School App for additional information regarding these upcoming events, as well as other important information regarding student grades, deadlines, etc.  This is a good time to update your child’s emergency contact phone numbers, email addresses, and physical addresses to ensure that you receive school messages in a timely manner.

Should you have any questions regarding these events or your student’s academic progress, please reach out to us at 863/534-7400.

Go Jackets!

Emilean Clemons, Ed.D.

Principal, Bartow High School