We hope everyone is having a great summer so far! For your planning purposes, we want to be sure you know about important action items for parents to complete this July/August.

For middle school families, electives registration will begin July 10, with eighth grade registering on July 10, seventh grade registering on July 11 and sixth grade registering on July 12. Electives registration closes at noon on July 21. See the electives catalog for all the details.

All K-8 families should plan on completing the DCSD Express Check-In process through the Parent Portal beginning July 22, and coming to BFA for the Annual Family Check-In in August.

DCSD Express Check-In 

DCSD Express Check-In is scheduled to open July 22. This is a requirement for all BFA K-8 students and we’d like all families to have this online process completed by July 31. One parent from the primary household should complete DCSD Express Check-In for each K-8 student.

The DCSD Check-In process allows for maximum flexibility, as you can check in any time during the window, and it is significantly streamlined for returning parents. Normally, this is also when you pay student fees; however, again this school year, we were able to incorporate school supplies into our budget so there will be no K-8 student fees for general supplies.

To complete this key step in the annual check-in process, you will need to be able to log in to the EngagED Parent Portal. See our Getting Ready page for helpful hints on logging in this year as the process has changed.

BFA Annual Family Check-In 

Parents and K-8 students should come to BFA to complete BFA Annual Family Check-In on their assigned date (see below).

Tuesday, August 6

  • Families with last name beginning A-L
  • Hours: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. (School closed for lunch break from 2-3 p.m.)

Wednesday, August 7

  • Families with last name beginning M-Z
  • Hours: 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. (School closed for lunch break from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.)

When you come to BFA to check-in, make sure to:

  • Be ready to SMILE! Student photos will be taken. Students should wear a BFA uniform shirt. Parents’ volunteer pictures for the 2024-25 school year will be taken after school starts–when the parent comes into the building to volunteer and their Driver’s License has been scanned.
  • Current families DO NOT need to bring in their carpool tag this year–but please keep it to use during the upcoming school year as it’s a helpful part of the carpool process, along with the PikMyKid app. New families will receive a tag, and should allow extra time to learn about BFA’s drop-off/pick-up processes.
  • Bring student medications and completed required health forms from DCSD Express Check-In with parent and physician’s signature.
  • Bring copies of any legal documents or updates (custody, parenting plan, guardianship, etc.), if applicable.

For your convenience, we’ve included the Key Dates document. If you have any questions, please refer to our Getting Started at BFA: Helpful information for New Families, the Getting Ready for the 2024-25 School Year webpage or email info@bfacademy.org.