Dear BFCCPS Parents and Guardians,
We are excited to begin to share details about the 2021-2022 school year. Please stay tuned for frequent updates in the weeks ahead as we approach our first day of school for students in Grades One through Eight on Tuesday, August 31st.
The start of school for Kindergarten is different since they participate in Kindergarten Screening Activities, Open Houses and will begin attending school on Thursday September 9th & 10th with an early release at noon. Full day kindergarten will begin on Monday, September 13th.
School Start Times:
BFCCPS has a dual start time. Students in Kindergarten through Grade Five begin at 9am, and students in Grades Six through Eight start at 8:20 am.
- Students in Grade Six through Eight who are dropped off may begin doing so at 8 am.
- Students in Kindergarten through Grade five who are dropped off may begin doing so at 8:45 am.
- All students are dismissed at the end of the day at 3:05pm.
Arrival/Dismissal procedures will be posted to our website closer to the start of the school year.
Homeroom teacher assignments will be available today starting at 3pm. Parents can view their child’s homeroom teacher by logging into the SchoolBrains Parent portal today starting at 3pm. If you have forgotten your password, you can click the “forgot password” button to reset it. (Please note that if your child is new to BFCCPS this year, you will receive your login and password by email from Mrs. Gibeault.) In the weeks ahead there will be enhancements added to the SchoolBrains parent portal and we will provide more details on the new features closer to the start of the school year.
We will be updating the Faculty Page on the website with photos in staff bios, you can check here for updates.
School Supply Lists:
School supply lists are now available and are found in this Google Drive Folder
(Please note that any lists that are not yet posted will be added to this location as soon as they become available.)
As you prepare for back to school, please be sure to review the BFCCPS Dress Code. The purpose of this dress code is to maintain a safe and respectful school environment that is conducive to learning.
Before and After School Care:
We are thrilled to announce that registration for the 2021-2022 Before and After School Care program will be available again this year. Registration for both programs are included in a single form this year, and all registrations are processed on a first come, first serve basis.
Registration will be for particular days of the week for the duration of the trimester, i.e., every Monday or every Wednesday. Registration will open by August 12th and will run through August 25th and will take place via FamilyID
Students must be pre-registered, no drop in services are available. Before and After School Care tuition is paid twice per semester. The first payment is due by August 25, 2021 and the second payment is due by October 6, 2021. (Payment in full is also welcome.) Students who are enrolled in the program for the current trimester will have first right of refusal for registration for the next trimester.
Breakfast and Lunch Ordering:
BFCCPS is pleased to offer Breakfast and Lunch ordering for the 2021-2022 School. Breakfast and Lunch is free to all BFCCPS students regardless of household eligibility through June 30, 2022. We strongly recommend pre-registering for lunch to ensure an accurate meal count and reduce food waste. Pre-registration will close at 5pm the Tuesday before the following week. Orders for the week of August 31st will close at 5pm on Tuesday, August 24th. Order forms will be posted to FamilyID as they become available for registration
One breakfast and two lunch choices will be offered daily. Breakfast and lunch orders each come with a choice of 0% or 1% milk and fresh fruit. Students who bring lunch from home may purchase milk a la carte. Money can be electronically added to your student’s account on the Parent Payment Portal.
Genuine Foods labeling is compliant for Top 8 Allergens (dairy, soy, peanut, tree-nut, fish, shellfish, egg, and wheat) A monthly Meal Allergen Report is available. Please contact Mrs. Jarvis at email@example.com for information.
You can expect frequent updates from us in the weeks ahead with information about Transportation, our Parent/Student Handbook, updating your child’s student health portal, Dismissal Information, the 2021-2022 School Year Registration Form and more.
I’m very excited to see you all in just a few weeks. Please stay tuned for regular updates from us over the next few weeks.
Be kind Ben Franklin,
BFCCPS Head of School