Below are a few key dates and reminders for next school year.
Returning families, please keep your carpool tags and bring them with you to BFA Annual Family Check-In (previously called Registration). At that time, we’ll give you the new 2019-20 validation sticker. New families will receive two carpool tags at BFA Annual Family Check-In. You may order additional carpool tags through our payments system MySchoolBucks. If you place your order before Aug. 1, the additional tags will be available during BFA Annual Family Check-In.
The current uniform policy can always be found on our website under the ‘Parents’ tab. Keep in mind that Educational Outfitters, our only uniform vendor, is having a 20 percent off sale May 20 – 31, a 15 percent off sale June 1 – 15, and a 10 percent off sale June 16 – July 10.
Summer Office Hours
Beginning May 29, the front office will only be open Wednesdays from 9 a.m. until noon, except the week of July 1. Below are the exact dates:
June 5, 12, 19, 26
July 10, 17, 24, 31
How to Reach Us During the Summer
Main Office Phone: 720-383-4519 (messages will be checked during scheduled office hours)
firstname.lastname@example.org – General questions (checked during scheduled office hours)
email@example.com – Questions regarding enrollment
K-8 District and BFA Check-Ins for 2019-20 School Year – Two-Step Process
On July 15, you’ll receive a link for DCSD Online Express Check-In, which is the first step in the check-in process. To complete DCSD Online 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 email our registrar by Monday, July 1. Please note: Parents of K-8 students NEW to DCSD will receive an email from DCSD on Monday, July 1, with instructions for setting up and activating their parent portal. Each parent should set up their own portal account.
DCSD Online Express Check-In will open on Monday, July 15. To avoid delays at the BFA Annual Family Check-In, you must complete DCSD Online Express Check-In AND pay your student fees by Tuesday, Aug. 6.
When you go through DCSD Online Check-In (details can be found below), you’ll notice that there has been a change to our student fee schedule. We are excited to announce that we have cut student fees for next year by 50 percent! When the mill levy was passed last November, the administration and the Governing Board wanted to make sure that some of that increased revenue to the school was used to cut costs to families. One way we are doing that is through these reduced student fees. We also have created some field trip funds for each grade level so that there should be fewer requests for field trip payments throughout the year. Following are the annual student fees for the 2019-20 school year:
- Half-Day Kindergarten: $60
- Full-Day Kindergarten through Fifth Grade: $85
- Middle School (Grades 6-8): $92.50
The second step in the check-in process takes place Wednesday, Aug. 7 – Friday, Aug 9. Parents of K-8 students should plan on coming to BFA to complete BFA Annual Family Check-In on their assigned date (see below). It is important to complete all required paperwork from DCSD Online Express Check-In and bring it, along with your carpool tag, to BFA Annual Family Check-In. Keep in mind, student photos will be taken during Annual Family Check-In, so students should wear a uniform shirt. Parent 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 (POR) documents (warranty deed, tax notice, deed of trust, rental or lease agreement) to Annual Family Check-In. Addresses cannot be changed without POR. In addition, if there are updated legal documents for your student, this is a good time to bring those to our Registrar.
BFA Annual Family Check-In dates are as follows:
Wednesday, Aug. 7
Families with last name beginning A-L
Registration hours: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (with lunch break from noon until 1 p.m.)
Thursday, Aug. 8
Families with last name beginning M-Z
Registration hours: Noon – 6 p.m. (with lunch break from 2 – 3 p.m.)
Friday, Aug. 9
New K-8 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 in the near future. 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 Monday, July 8;
- Seventh graders can choose electives beginning Wednesday, July 10; and
- Sixth graders may select their electives beginning Friday, July 12.
All elective choices should be made by 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, July 17.
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 Teacher Meet and Greet – Look for a Sign-Up Genius from your teacher by Aug. 2.
Monday, Aug. 12 – 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. 14 – 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. 28 – Back to School Night from 6 – 7:30 p.m. for kindergarten through fourth grade parents.
Thursday, Aug 29 – Back to School Night from 6 – 8 p.m. for fifth through eighth grade parents.