We’ve been hard at work this summer gearing up for a fantastic 2022-23 school year, and are excited to welcome the following new teachers to BFA:

  • Ms. Jenna Lukasiewicz – First grade
  • Ms. Jessica Richardson – Fifth grade
  • Mrs. Rachelle Calahan – Fifth grade, long-term substitute
  • Mr. Warren Astler – Eighth grade science
  • Ms. Bree Dunn – Life Skills Instructor
  • Ms. Erin Straubel – MS Student Support

We hope you’ve been able to complete DCSD Express Check-In, the required Check-In process for all BFA K-8 students. We understand there were some issues, but if you have not completed it, please log into the EngagED system using your Infinite Campus Parent Portal credentials as soon as possible. If you do not know your username or password, please visit this page of the DCSD website for more information.

You can look up your student’s teacher assignments and/ or print their middle school schedule. See below for details:

  • Elementary School Teacher Assignments – Elementary Teacher assignments can be found in the Infinite Campus (IC) Parent Portal. Click here for instructions on how to pull the information.
  • Middle School Schedules – Parents should log into their Infinite Campus (IC) Parent Portal to view their student’s middle school schedule. Please print the schedule and ask your student to bring it on his/her first day. Click here for instructions on how to pull the schedule.

As a reminder, below are the dates for the second step in our annual Check-In process, 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.

Wednesday, August 10

Families with last name beginning A-L

Hours: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. (School closed for lunch break from 2-3 p.m.)

Thursday, August 11

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:

  • Returning families: Bring carpool tag(s) for the annual validation sticker. New families: You’ll receive two carpool tags at BFA Annual Family Check-In. All Families: You can order additional carpool tags through our payments system MySchoolBucks.
  • Be ready to SMILE! Student and parent photos will be taken. Link to the online order site from the flier available through DCSD Express Check-In. Students should wear a BFA uniform shirt. Parents’ pictures will be used for their annual volunteer badges.
  • Bring student medications and completed required health forms from DCSD Express Check-In with parent and physician signatures.
  • Bring copies of any legal documents or updates (custody, parenting plan, guardianship, etc.), if applicable.

New BFA Parent/Guardian Orientation

Brand new BFA families are welcome to join us for an orientation from 5:30 – 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 11, at BFA. Please note: This presentation will be very similar to the New Family Welcome we held in May. 

Meet the Teacher

On the evening of Monday, Aug. 15, you’ll have the opportunity to meet your student(s) teacher(s). Elementary and middle school families can come by BFA and meet their teacher between 4 – 5:30 p.m. Preschool families should look for an email with details about a specific time slot for meeting their teachers.

Back-to-School Picnic

The Community Events Committee (CEC) is excited to welcome everyone back to school. Yes, it is that time of year! Join us for the Food Truck Back to School Picnic, from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 15, at BFA. Bring your chairs and blankets and join us for games, music, food trucks and fun with your fellow BFA community.

We are looking for volunteers to help make this a successful event. Please see the SignUpGenius for current needs.

Featured food trucks include: High Society Pizza, Slife’s Devil Dogs*, Woodhill Small Batch BBQ* and Sweet Cow Ice Cream.

*Gluten Free options will be available.

School Begins Aug. 17

The First Day of School for Grades 1-8 is from 8:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 17. Students should wear their Formal Uniform, which is a navy polo with the BFA logo and tan pants, shorts, skirt or a skort.

Kindergarten First Day of School and BooHoo/Yahoo

For the first day of school ONLY, morning and full-day kindergarten begins at 8:30 a.m.; afternoon kindergarten starts at the regular time (12:30 p.m.). Students should wear their Formal Uniform, which is a navy polo with the BFA logo and tan pants, shorts, skirt or a skort. School will start a bit later on the first morning for Kindies (8:30 a.m.) so parents can park and walk their students into school. Parents should plan on walking their students into school for a story and staying for our traditional BooHoo/YaHoo social event. (The BooHoo/Yahoo event also will be held around 12:45 p.m. for our afternoon kindie parents.) Additional details to follow.

If you have questions, please email info@bfacademy.org.