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  • Location:

    Barry Tatum Academy Building A
    205 Stumpy Lane
    Lebanon, TN 37090
    Phone: 615-453-3400 ext. 2410
    Fax: 615-453-3401

    Barry Tatum Academy Building B
    351 Stumpy Lane
    Lebanon, TN 37090

    Phone: (615) 453-3400 ext. 2400


    Shaun Caven, Principal
    Pamela Walker, Assistant Principal
    Charlie Lowery, Assistant Principal

    School Hours:

    7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

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  • Barry Tatum Academy Re-entry Plan 

    Health and Safety Protocols for all students and staff in a Traditional Setting         

    Pre-Entry Checks/Screenings

    • Staff will be trained and assigned to conduct temperature checks daily. All students and staff will have their temperature checked upon entry. 
    • Any student/staff with a temp of 100.4 or higher will be referred to the school nurse for follow-up.
    • Any student with a temp of 100.4 or above will be isolated (with supervision) until the nurse is available to see them.
    • Everyone will participate in a daily symptom check. For students this will be done in homerooms.
    • Symptom questions will be posted in each room. 
    • Any person who reports or exhibits any symptoms will be isolated and referred to the nurse.
    • If the school nurse determines that the student should not be present at school, the nurse will contact the student’s parent/guardian and arrange for an early dismissal.
    • During the first week of school teachers will conduct Covid awareness and symptoms lessons.


    Mitigating Risk

    • Alternative students participate in a daily check-in process that is unique to the alternative program.
    • The morning check-in for students who have their homeroom in one of the two classrooms at the front of the building will enter through the front door. 
    • Students whose homerooms are in the rear of the building will enter through the double doors on the east side of the building.
    • Students will be temp checked and scanned with a metal detector upon entry. 
    • Students will go to their homeroom and sit in his/her assigned seat that is assigned with respect to social distancing. 
    • The total number of students at BTA is limited and with a smaller population it is easier to practice social distancing. We already practice social distancing when students are in the hallways. 

    Hygiene Practices

    • BTA students will have regularly scheduled restroom breaks. Social distancing will be practiced and proper hand washing will be encouraged.
    • Hand sanitizer will be available at entry points and in all classrooms and offices. 
    • Teachers will facilitate the cleaning of desktops with approved, unscented cleaner upon entry into the class, and between every class change. 
    • Additional cleaning of supplies, common areas, shared items, etc., will be done as necessary. 
    • Only approved cleaning agents will be used. 
    • Water bottles will be filled up by a staff member wearing gloves and a face covering. Students will not be allowed to drink directly from the water fountains. If a student needs a bottle of water, one bottle per day will be provided if available. Students are encouraged to bring their own water bottle or other container for water. 

    Face Coverings

    • All face coverings must comply with the district’s dress code and may not have any writing, slogans, or logos on them, with the exception of the BTA logo. Bandanas are prohibited. 
    • All staff must wear face coverings when within six feet of another person.
    • Students and staff are encouraged to wear face coverings at all times.
    • Any visitor who enters the building, including delivery drivers and contractors, are required to wear a face covering if it is during the school day/when students are on the premises.
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  • Virtual Learning

    A message from Bart Barker:

    The registration window for “Virtual Learning” opened today via Skyward. We know that this decision is an important one for you and your family to consider as you continue to make preparations for the 2020-2021 school year. Below is a video that provides more in-depth information on the virtual option. We hope that you take the time to review, as it covers a lot of commonly asked questions. Also attached is the Virtual Learning Overview link. If you haven’t looked at it quite yet, it also provides information that should be helpful for you.

    Thank you for all the valued feedback that’s been provided so far. If you’ve submitted a question through “Contact Us” on our district website, please be patient as the volume of questions coming in has been very high. We are continuing to work through those to provide you accurate answers.

    Virtual Learning Additional Info Video:

    Virtual Leaning Overview Link:

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  • BTA On-line Program

    TVOLS is now the BTA on-line program. To access important information, simply click on Our School at the top of the website and choose On-line Program from our school menu.



    The 2020-2021 school year enrollment form for our on-line program can be found under Our School-> On-line Program-> Full-Time and Part-Time Enrollment. 

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  • School Structure Plan

    Students will return to a traditional school setting on August 3rd for the 2020-2021 school year. Families will also have a virtual learning option for the upcoming school if they choose this route.

    Traditional Setting Modifications:

    • Temperature checks upon school building entry
    • Isolation of symptomatic individuals
    • Symptom questions to start the day and symptom awareness lessons throughout the opening week of school.
    • Plans will be devised at BTA to reduce usual larger crowding time periods. For example, waiting periods before first classes of the day and changing of class periods.
    • Face coverings/guards will be required for teachers and staff if their tasks requires them to be within 6 ft. of students.
    • Face coverings/guards will not be required for students in the classroom but are strongly encouraged. 

    Virtual Classroom:

    The virtual option will be available for K-12 students and the enrollment process will begin on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 through Skyward. Enrollment for the virtual option will be valid through the entire first semester of the 2020-2021 school year. Virtual options beyond this calendar year will be revealed in November. Complete details on the virtual option and course offerings will be available on the KIDS link this week, and also available for families during the online registration process. The deadline to register for the virtual option will be Friday, July 17, 2020.

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What's Up Wilson!

Academic Minute

  • It's time for another "Academic Minute!" 
    This week Wiley talks about the "Imagination Station STEM Bus" and the big plans it has for activities beginning in August of this year! It's never too early too get excited about STEM and Wiley is all in - your child will be too after you watch this!

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District Headlines

  • WCS Announces New Mt. Juliet Elementary School Principal

    Michael Hickman was named as Maury County Public Schools’ next Superintendent last week. With the Columbia native heading home to take over the top spot in their district, that opened up the principal position at Mt. Juliet Elementary. Wilson County Director of Schools, Dr. Donna Wright is pleased to announce that Angela Kincaid has been named as the new principal at MJES.

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  • WCS Announces New Southside School Principal

    Dr. Carmen Bouldin has been named principal of Southside School. She replaces longtime educator and administrator Wendell Marlowe, who announced his planned retirement from the district earlier this spring.

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  • WCS Announces New West Wilson Middle School Principal

    Director of Schools, Dr. Donna Wright has named Elizabeth Mills as the new principal of West Wilson Middle School. Mrs. Mills most recently served as assistant principal of WWMS.

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