2019-2020 School Year Calendar:
For the 2019-2020 school year, we will be starting after Labor Day, with a first day of school for students in grades 1-8 on Tuesday, September 3, 2019.
Kindergarten students will come in with their parents on Wednesday, September 4 for an Open House at 9:30. Kindergarten has noon dismissals on both Thursday, September 5 and Friday, September 6. (Kindergarten students must be picked up at noon on these two days; mid-day bus service is not available and After-School Care will not be in session between 12 and 3:05.)
Tuesday, September 3- Friday, September 6 are full days for our students in grades 1-8.
Please print and download the approved school calendar found here. Please take note of all school closures and early release days. Tentative days for the last day of school are marked for both Kindergarten and the rest of the school; these dates are subject to change based on any unforeseen school closures.
School Start Times:
Summer Math Enrichment:
Kids and adults alike enjoy playing games that are fun and motivating. Games give students opportunities to explore fundamental number concepts, such as the counting sequence, one-to-one correspondence, and computation strategies. Engaging mathematical games can also encourage students to explore number combinations, place value, patterns, and other important mathematical concepts. Further, they afford opportunities for students to deepen their mathematical understanding and reasoning. Providing repeated opportunities for students to play games, allows mathematical ideas to emerge as students notice new patterns, relationships, and strategies.
This summer, try playing some of the games below with your child for a chance to build some valuable math skills and some family fun. Game on!
Acing Math Card Games
Tiny Polka Dot
School Supply Lists:
We have gathered supply lists for each grade to eliminate the guess work of what will be needed for the school year. As you begin to purchase supplies, make sure to keep this checklist handy to make your back-to-school shopping as easy as 1, 2, 3! School supply lists for all grades can be found in this Google Drive Folder.
BFCCPS will offer morning care for students starting at 7:30 am.
Registration will be for particular days of the week for the duration of the school year, i.e., every Monday or every Wednesday. Payment is for recurring days of the year. For example, $180 for all the Mondays, $180 for all the Tuesdays etc; yearly total for students needing care all five days is $900.
Please scroll for specific discounts for families with multiple students enrolled and a staff discount if applicable.
Before school tuition is paid monthly, over the ten (10) month period from August through May, and has been divided into ten equal payments. (Payment in full is also welcome.)
Registration for the program will close on August 1, 2019.
We are thrilled to announce that registration for the 2019-2020 After-School Care program is now available. 300 spaces will be available on a first come, first serve basis. Students must be picked up by no later than 6pm. Registration will be for particular days of the week for the duration of the school year, i.e., every Monday or every Wednesday. Registration for the program will close on August 1, 2019.
Students must be pre-registered, no drop in services are available. After-School Care tuition is paid monthly, over the ten (10) month period from August through May, and has been divided into ten equal payments. (Payment in full is also welcome.)
PLEASE NOTE: Our teachers and after school providers will participate in professional development on early release days. With this in mind, we will not be able to offer After-School Care on our early release and full-day professional development days. If you need care on vacation and professional development days, we encourage you to contact local providers that offer drop in services or local camps.
Using School Dismissal Manager with your desktop or smartphone browser, you can quickly and easily update instructions when your child’s dismissal needs to be changed.
The easy-to-use mobile and desktop interface will allow you to make these changes in advance or for the current day. You can also report absences, early dismissals, and even schedule recurring dismissal instructions for after-school activities such as Art Club, Drama Kids, Science Club or Lego League on the desktop version. Free apps are also available for Android and iPhone users.
School Dismissal Manager provides us with a more organized and efficient tracking system for afternoon dismissals. We ask all families to update their dismissal instructions using School Dismissal Manager by 9 am on August 26th so we can ensure we have accurate information on how your child(ren) should be sent home.
When creating an exception for the current day, please note that the cut-off time is 1:59 on regular days and 10:59 on early release days. In order to ensure an accurate and safe dismissal, it is our expectation that all changes are made on the system before the daily deadline. In the event of an extreme emergency you can contact the school office after the deadline to make any changes for the current day.
BFCCPS Parents will have access to a Parent Portal offered through our Student Information System, SchoolBrains. SchoolBrains is a dynamic Information System that allows all BFCCPS faculty and staff to access student information in one location. Not only is it used for contact information, but also for grading and report cards. The Parent Portal is your access to this information for your student(s). All parents have access to update their contact information, as well as to see attendance data for each student. For our students in grades 5-8, all assignments, tests, and quizzes are also listed in the Parent Portal, so parents can keep track of how their students are doing between report cards.
New families will be issued a login and password over the summer for each student they have enrolled at BFCCPS.
BFCCPS Parents have many opportunities to volunteer in the school including Kindergarten lunch volunteers, field trip chaperones, art and library volunteers and “mystery reading” in the K-4 classrooms. All volunteers must complete a CORI check at least two days in advance of their volunteer day. Once approved, a CORI is valid for three years.
Please note that an appointment is required in advance and that CORI processing can not be accommodated during arrival, dismissal or lunch-time. Office hours will be posted in mid-August.
Breakfast and Lunch Ordering:
Information on our Breakfast and Lunch Ordering system will be available in August 2019.