Here is some important information for the parents of our promotion-eligible eighth graders.
Our eighth graders will be walking to Porterville High School on Thursday, May 30th, at 8:30 AM for promotion practice. Please be aware that students who do not attend practice will not be allowed to participate in the ceremony. After promotion practice, the students will be escorted to Zalud Park for the eighth-grade barbeque. The students will return to Bartlett School at 2:30.
The promotion ceremony will begin at 9:00 AM on Friday, May 31st, at the Buck Shaffer auditorium at Porterville High School. Students participating in the ceremony should report directly to the auditorium on the morning of the ceremony by 8:30 AM. Students arriving late may not be allowed to participate. Once again, students participating in the ceremony should report directly to the auditorium on Friday morning, not to Bartlett School. All students must arrive before 8:30 am.
We would like for all families to keep the following guidelines in mind as you prepare for your students to participate:
Please make sure that your students dress appropriately for the ceremony. Boys should wear clothing that is clean and of the proper size. Pants should be worn around the waist and should not sag. Shirts should be clean and free of any print.
Girls should also adhere to the dress code. Students wearing clothing that is too short or too revealing will not be allowed on stage. Spaghetti straps, strapless, or backless garments will not be allowed. Young ladies wearing heels are advised to bring the shoes to practice on Thursday morning. Students may bring their clothes to administration for approval.
Families should also be aware that balloons will not be allowed in the auditorium. Air horns and other noise-making devices should also not be brought into the auditorium.
Please call us at 782.7100 if you have any questions about promotion activities. We look forward to a great event.
Please be aware that parents and students can now request a meeting with our guidance counselor online through our homepage under the links section. The links can be found on our web page at https://bartlett.portervilleschools.org. The links are located on the right side of the home page where there is a link for parent requests and another link for student requests.
Students or parents can request a meeting with Ms. Beltran or Mr. Wilson in guidance through the Bartlett homepage under links. If you need to see Ms. Beltran or Mr. Wilson immediately you may go to the office and use the office Chromebook to request a meeting.
We hope that both parents and students will use the links when needed and stay informed of their students' progress and needs.
Please call and speak to our counselor, Ms. Beltran at 782.7100 if you have any questions. We look forward to hearing from you.
Parents should be aware that Bartlett school will begin state testing soon.
Our 8th graders will be taking the California Science Test between April 15 and April 26th. During this time our 7th and 8th grade English Learners will be taking the English Language Proficiency Assessment for California. The California Science Test or CAST will measure the students' knowledge in the new science standards and the English Language Proficiency Test for California will measure their growth in English.
Between April 30 and May 24, all students will be taking the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress which will measure their growth in English Language Arts and Math.
Parents can help by making sure that all students get plenty of sleep and attend school every day during the testing weeks. Parents can also help by encouraging their students to do their best on the test and impressing upon them the importance of doing well since important decisions are made about each student's education based on their test scores. Please feel free to call Mr. Gomez at 782.7100 if you have any questions or concerns related to testing.
STATEMENT OF NON-DISCRIMINATION (Title VI of Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1972, California Assembly Bill 699 of 2017):
The District does not discriminate against any person the basis of gender, race, color, religion, national origin, ethnic group, actual or perceived sexual orientation, marital or parental status, immigration and citizenship status, physical or mental disability. The District will take steps to assure that the lack of English will not be a barrier to admission or participation in District programs. Complaints alleging noncompliance with this policy of nondiscrimination should be directed to Julissa Leyva. A copy of the District's Uniform Complaint Policy is available at 559.793.2452.
The District's Title IX Coordinator at 559.793.2445 or the District's 504 Coordinator at 559.793.2473.