I am writing to update you on our eighth-grade end-of-year celebration. We are sad to inform you that Bartow County middle schools will not host eighth-grade formal dances this year due to COVID-19 safety concerns. This was a collective decision between our middle schools and made out of an abundance of caution with your child's safety in mind. Rest assured, we are planning to have a special end-of-year event for eighth-grade students only. This event will be during school hours and will be outdoors. We recognize that eighth grade is a special year, and we want to do something to celebrate this milestone and achievement with our students. Additional information is forthcoming. Thank you for your understanding and support during this challenging year.