The Bartow County School System will begin dismissing school for all levels (elementary, middle, and high school) five (5) minutes earlier starting August 23, 2013. If your child rides a bus, please be prepared for them to arrive home 5 minutes earlier. This change is due to the system adding two instructional/furlough days back to the 2013-2014 school calendar. October 11, 2013and March 14, 2014 will become regular school days for all students. This will give our children 177 instructional school days for the upcoming year. Please make arrangements for the new dismissal times and for the two additional instructional days. Thank you for supporting our school district in better serving the educational needs of our children.