Key Dates for Next School Year

Below are a few important reminders and key dates as we approach the end of this school year and prepare for next year.  
 
Carpool
Please keep your carpool tags, and bring them with you to registration. At that time, we’ll give you the new 2018-19 validation sticker. You may order additional carpool tags through our payments system, RevTrak. If you place your order before Aug. 1, the additional tags will be available during registration.
 
Uniforms
The current uniform policy can always be found on our website under the ‘Parents’ tab. The last significant uniform policy changes were made last year, and include a phase-out of the blue and khaki jumper, the plaid belt, the oxford button down, and the quarter zip pullover. Those items will not be permissible under the Uniform Policy next school year.
 
Keep in mind that Educational Outfitters, our only uniform vendor, is having a 15 percent off sale June 1 – 15, and a 10 percent off sale June 16 – July 10. 
 
Summer Office Hours
The front office will only be open Wednesdays from 9 a.m. until noon, except the week of July 2. 
 
Registration for 2018-19 School Year
On July 25, you’ll receive a link for Express Check-In, which is the first step in the Registration Process. To complete Express Check-In, you must have an active Parent Portal and be able to access it. If you have forgotten your username or password, please click on this Frequently Asked Questions link. If you still have issues, email our registrar. Please note: Families new to Douglas County School District (DCSD), will need to set up their parent portal according to the instructions  DCSD will send on July 1. 
 
Express Check-In will open on Wednesday, July 25. To avoid delays in your student’s registration, you must complete Express Check-In AND pay your student fees by Tuesday, Aug. 7. Following are the annual student fees for the 2018-19 school year:
  • Preschool: $125
  • Half-Day Kindergarten: $120
  • Full-Day Kindergarten through Fifth Grade: $170
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8): $185
The second step in the registration process takes place Wednesday, Aug. 8 – Friday, Aug 10. Parents should plan on coming to BFA to complete the registration process on their assigned date (see below). It is important to complete all necessary paperwork from Express Check-In and bring it, along with your carpool tag, to registration. Keep in mind, student photos will be taken during registration, so students should wear a uniform shirt to registration. Photos for volunteer badges will also be taken during this time.
 
If you have a new address or moved over summer, please bring proof of residency documents (warranty deed, tax notice, deed of trust, rental or lease agreement) to registration. In addition, if there are updated legal documents for your student, this is a good time to bring those to our Registrar.
 
Registration dates are as follows: 
 
Wednesday, Aug. 8
Families with last name beginning A-L
Registration hours: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (with lunch break from noon until 1 p.m.)
 
Thursday, Aug. 9
Families with last name beginning M-Z
Registration hours: 11:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. (with lunch break from 2 – 3 p.m.)
 
Friday, Aug. 10
New BFA Families ONLY
Registration hours: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
 
Middle School Electives
The complete Middle School Elective Catalogue will be sent to middle school parents by late June. Parents will receive an email in July with instructions on how to select and pay for electives:
  • Eighth graders will be invited to choose their electives beginning Friday, July 13;
  • Seventh graders can choose electives beginning Monday, July 16; and
  • Sixth graders may select their electives beginning Wednesday, July 18.
All elective choices should be made by 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, July 25.
 
Teacher Assignments/Middle School Schedules
Elementary parents will be notified of their student’s homeroom teacher via email on August 1. Middle school schedules will be available in the Parent Portal beginning Aug. 1. (We will not hand out printed schedules during registration.)
 
Other Important Dates to Note
 Kindergarten Welcome and Assessments – Look for a Sign-Up Genius from your teacher by Aug. 3.
 
Monday, Aug. 13 – Teacher Meet and Greets – First through eighth grade students can stop by their teacher’s classroom from 9 a.m. until noon, or from 1 – 3 p.m.
 
Wednesday, Aug. 15 – First day of school! Students should wear their Formal Uniform, which is a navy polo with the BFA logo and tan pants, shorts, skirt or a skort.
 
Wednesday, Aug. 29 – Back to School Night from 6 – 7:30 p.m. for kindergarten through fourth grade parents.
 
Thursday, Aug 30 – Back to School Night from 6 – 8 p.m. for fifth through eighth grade parents.
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