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Summer Program

BFIS offers students different option depending on their grade level. Please take a look at all the different summer programs  offered for summer 2020

BFIS Science & Adventure Summer Overnight Camp 

Ages: 7 to 12
Location: La Molina
Price: 600€ (includes all activities plus room and board)
The new location: Alberg de la Molina XANASCAT
Duration: 7 days, 6 nights
From Sunday, July 12th to Saturday July 18th

Description

SCIENCE: Morning activities designed to awaken children´s natural creativity and interest in how our world worlds. Learning science through hands-on experiences with Dani Jimenez (Workshops will include Robotics, 3D printing, and Drones)

ADVENTURE: Afternoon activities to take advantage of the natural environment will include horseback riding, swimming in the pool daily, boating on the lakes, rides on the cable car, etc...

LANGUAGES: Morning science workshops will be in Spanish and Catalan with English speaking assistants. Afternoon activities will always take place with English speaking guides and assistants.

PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS: In addition to BFIS, during the same week at La Molina there will also be students from Barcelona Schools at the hotel and doing the same activities but separated by groups. 

HOTEL: Rooms for 4 students with own bathroom, indoor spaces for activities and to relax, lots of nature to explore around the hotel, balanced meals with special attention to dietary needs or restrictions and allergies, pool.

DANI JIMENEZ: Presenter of the children´s science television program Dynamiks and creator of the science experiments and content, writes experiments for the children´s magazine Muy Interesante. Holds degrees in Natural Science, Education, and History of Science.

ORGANIZING PARTNER: Club Elements (organizer of all BFIS colonias and buddy trips). Students will be accompanied by BFIS staff.

Registration BFIS Science and Adventure Summer Overnight Camp

Registration will remain open until June 25th with no financial commitment. Then we will confirm that we have enough students signed up, and to confirm your child's place, payment will be due June 30th. The cost for the camp, including all costs, bus transportation, hotel, meals, and all activities is 600€ and payment plans can be arranged through the Business Office. 

If you are interested in reserving a space (with no commitment and no registration fee), fill out the form here below so we can have an idea of the number of interested families. Please note that is not the same program or format as the academic Summer School on campus that is being considered for the younger Elementary grades.

This will be a great opportunity for your children to reconnect with their friends and with nature and learn about science in the process, especially if travel abroad will be limited this summer. We are eager and excited to provide this service to our students and families. As soon as we have more specific information we will share it with you so that you can make family plans accordingly. In the interim, if you have any questions, please send an email to beaz@bfischool.org

Billing

BFIS reserves the right to close registration once we reach maximum numbers. BFIS reserves the right to cancel camp due to low numbers of registrations. Only in this case will BFIS refund any fees.

Registration will remain open until June 25th with no financial commitment.

Non-BFIS Families:

This camp is only open to enrolled BFIS families. 

Billing Policy

Please read carefully our Summer Program Billing Policy 

Click on this link: Summer Billing Program Policy 

Behaviour and Discipline Procedures

The Behavior Policy and Discipline Procedures was created with the collaboration and input of the Elementary School, Middle School, and High School Administrations as well as the Head of School. Please read the policy with your child before attending our Summer Camp.

Summer Camp Behavior Policy 

Contact Information

For questions, please send an email: beaz@bfischool.org

Summer School

Type: Academic Extension Program
Location: BFIS Campus
Ages: Grades Nursery through 2nd Grade
Dates: Friday, June 19th - Friday, July 3
Schedule: 9:00-13:00
Price: Free

 

What should students bring for the day?

The government recommends that students bring as little as possible to school and as few belongings as possible and limit items traveling from home to school and from school to home. That said, students should bring: 

  • One face mask, and a Ziplock bag with the name of the student for storage when not in use.
  • Large water bottle, labeled with the name, with enough water to last the day (students cannot refill the bottles during school hours or on-campus).
  • A packed snack in a disposable bag. Snacks must be ready to eat since teachers will not be able to open or cut or serve any part of the snack (and nothing that requires heating). Please do not pack snacks in reusable containers, but in disposable plastic bags that can be thrown away (this is not environmentally friendly but it is what is recommended to avoid cross-contamination).
  • Students should already be wearing sunscreen and mosquito spray. Teachers will not be able to apply it on them. 
  • Sun hats, jackets, sweaters, etc. only if necessary due to weather conditions. The fewer students bring to school, the safer we will all be.
  • Please see the supply list below.
Arrival Expectations

In general:

  • All movement around and within the building is to happen with the expected 2 meters distance.
  • Children and staff are not to be in school if they show any symptoms of illness and must be symptom-free for 48 hours before returning.
  • While we did think staggered arrival and departure times would be necessary, we have determined that there is enough space for everyone to arrive at once. 
  • Students in Nursery should be dropped off at the gate on Martorell i Peña 
  • Pre-Kindergarten students should go to the side gate (by the court) on Santissima Trinidad.
  • Parents will be asked to wait in line by grade while observing social distancing. 
  • Please do not leave your child until the staff has finished taking the temperature. If the temperature is high, it will need to be retaken 5 minutes later and/or the child will need to go home.
  • Students may not enter the building before their arrival time.
  • Students must follow the walk patterns established on campus and by the teacher in each classroom.
  • Dismissal /Pick up is at the same locations
  • Parents, please prepare your children in advance by letting them know that they will not be in the ES Building, that they may not be with the same classmates, and that they must follow health procedures on campus.
Dismissal
  • Dismissal /Pick up is at the same locations
  • Nursery students may be picked up in the entrance gate on Martorell i Peña.  One parent at a time may come on campus to honor the 2 meter social distancing.
  • Pre-Kindergarten parents may pick their child up at the side gate on Santissima Trinidad.  Parents will not need to come on campus. 
  • For Kinder -2nd grade, we ask that parents wait outside the MSHS campus and as the teachers see you, they will release your child.
School Materials

In order to keep our children safe, we are asking students to bring their own materials.   We have included supplies that we hope you all have at home.  These supplies can be brought in next week.  We recognize that you may need time to gather these materials.  Thank you.

  • We ask that each student should bring a labeled pencil case that will be left at school for the full 2 weeks with the following items:

                 -Pencils

                 -Markers

                 -Crayons and/or colored pencils

                 -Scissors

                 -Glue sticks

  • Nursery and PreKindergarten students should pack one change of clothes to be left at school 
Student Expectations
  • Children enter the building without parents at their assigned entrance door.
  • The nurse and/or teacher will take the children’s temperature at the entrance of the Early Childhood building and/or Middle School/High School.
  • Children must sanitize hands before entering the building.
  • Children must adhere to the 2-meter rule when entering and exiting the building and as they travel through the building.
  • Children must follow the walk flow pattern when entering the campus and in each classroom.
  • Students should bring a pre-filled water bottle, a snack, and class materials.  All school materials stay at school; no other home materials should be brought to school. 
  • A packed snack in a disposable bag. Snacks must be ready to eat since teachers will not be able to open or cut or serve any part of the snack (and nothing that requires heating). Please do not pack snacks in reusable containers, but in disposable plastic bags that can be thrown away (this is not environmentally friendly but it is what is recommended to avoid cross-contamination).
  • Students must wash hands before and after the use of school supplies and materials. 
  • Please ensure that your child wears a face mask to school.
  • In order for these arrangements to work well, it is really important for students. and parents to stick to these expectations and times as much as possible.
  • Any students who cannot respect social distancing and have behavioral issues that affect the health and safety of anyone on campus will be sent home and will not be able to attend the rest of summer school.

 

Movement of All People In, Out and Throughout the Building

All movement of students around and within the building is to be supervised by an adult and adhere to the expected two meters distance. When students are moving around the building, they need to be taught the following expectations. These expectations must then be reinforced consistently by all teachers.

They include:

  • Everyone washes hands before moving to another section of the school.
  • Move on the right when moving up and down the stairs and through the hallways.
  • Hold onto the banister when moving up and down the stairs.
  • Move up and down the stairs one step at a time.
  • Stay one step apart on the stairs.
  • Keep hands and bodies to him/herself.
  • Use the assigned toilet and sink.
  • One child at a time uses their assigned toilet.
  • Children must wash hands after using the toilet.
  • Use of the elevator is only for medical conditions provided with doctor’s notes.
  • Anyone using the elevator must sanitize hands before entering the elevator .
  • Maximum capacity in the elevator: 1 adult only and 1 adult may accompany only 1 child at a When exiting the elevator, hands must be sanitized.
Outdoor Play

Student Expectations for Outdoor Play

  • Students are expected to follow the school rules and cooperate when instructed and directed.
  • Students are expected to adhere to all new procedures so the school can follow the guidelines for health and safety.
  • Students will need to wear masks if they are not following the 2 meter distance expectations.
  • Students who struggle to meet the new expectations may not be permitted on the playground.
  • Students must maintain a two meter distance when playing.
  • Football or any ball play is not permitted during this time.
  • Children will be able to play on the playground equipment.
 

Other Summer Extension Programs 

IB Summer Session

We are proud to announce that BFIS will be offering a complimentary and voluntary summer session program for year 1 IB students to consolidate their work from the past six months. We have been working on this since this pandemic began as some students may feel anxious about their courses and could benefit from this opportunity for review.  Although the summer session is not required, with the unusual semester we have faced together, we have designed this opportunity for any students who would like a bit more time understanding the material in order to feel confident going into year 2.

The courses offered are:

Week one:  June 19- 26. 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 

Psychology

Biology 

Chemistry 

Math A/A

 

Week two:  June 29- July 3  10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 

Physics

Biology

Global Politics 

Registration: Contact Ms. Laura Blair  

Open to current BFIS families only.

Requirements for students to return to the BFIS campus are the same ones that stated in the Overview Section (above)

Online Math Program

We have created a wonderful opportunity for your children to consolidate their math skills from this academic year after what has been a very unique semester. We understand that the online situation has been challenging for some students and we wanted them to be able to feel comfortable and confident as they head into the new academic year. Our BFIS teachers will be offering math classes each day for one week throughout the summer for your child to consolidate their learning.  

We are offering this live online math week to all BFIS students free of charge. As mentioned, it is designed to consolidate work from the past six months.  Any student who feels they would like a bit more time understanding the material they have been taught this academic year, or would like to be pushed, is welcome to attend.  The teachers teaching these online courses also teach these grades throughout the school year so they are aware of the skills and abilities that are necessary for students to strengthen as they prepare themselves for the next academic year.

If you would like your child to join the class for the week, please click on the link beside your child's current grade and sign them up for the summer session.  The deadline for signup is June 10th, 2020.  Students will need access to a computer and the internet to complete this coursework.  

We acknowledge this has been challenging for students all around the world.  We hope this helps sharpen skills that students sometimes lose during the summer holidays. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.  We are here for support.

 

IB Year 1 : IB Summer Program IB Summer Course Set Up

(Teacher: Isabel Vives)

 

Grade 10: June 29 - July 3 

9:00 to 12:00  (Sign Up Here)

(Teacher: Andreia Abecasis) 

 

Grade 9:    June 22- 26th  

9:00 to 12:00   (Sign Up Here)

(Teacher: Raelene Gibson)

 

Grade 8: June 22 - June 26  

9:00 to 12:00 (Sign Up Here)

(Teacher: Andreia Abecasis) 

 

Grade 7 - June 22 - June 26  

9:00 AM - 12:00 noon (Sign Up here)

(Teacher: Desiree Daring ) 

 

Grade 6 - June 29 - July 3  

9:00 AM - 12:00 noon  (Sign Up Here)

(Teacher: Desiree Daring ) 

 

Grade 5 - June 29 - July 3  

9 AM - 11:00 (Sign Up Here)

(Teacher:  Meritxell Lucini) 

 

Grade 4 - June 29 - July 3 

10 AM - 12 noon (Sign Up Here)

(Teacher: Jenny Harter) 

 

Grade 3 - June 22 - June 26 

10 AM - 12 noon  (Sign Up Here)

(Teacher: Jenny Harter ) 

 

health and safety protocols

Please read carefully the Health and Safety Protocols for all programs running at BFIS Campus 

Students Health
  • Students should have their vaccinations up to date
  • Families are responsible for the state of their children’s health. At the beginning of the year, families will sign a responsible statement through which they acknowledge:
    • Symptoms and/or temperature must not be altered by taking any drug or medication (i.e. ibuprofen, aspirin, etc.)
    • Temperature must be taken each morning at home and children with a temperature higher than 37.5 must stay home.
    • Parents must ensure not to bring their child or adolescent to the school in the event that their child presents symptoms compatible with COVID-19 or has been in the presence of anyone in their household who may have had COVID and not quarantined in the last 14 days. 
    • Parents will need to inform the school nurse immediately so timely measures may be taken.
    • In the event that a student has a chronic disease of high complexity that may increase the risk of severity in contracting SARS-CoV2 infection, the school nurse will follow up on the individual plans with the family / guardians and the child’s medical team.
Can my child go to school today?

Students and teachers who show any sign of illness may not come to school

Please do not come to school if: 

  • the child/teacher is isolated because he/she has tested positive for COVID19
  • the child/teacher is waiting for the results a COVID-19 test
  • the child/teacher lives with a person diagnosed with COVID-19
  • the child/teacher is in quarantine because he/she is a close contact of a person diagnosed with COVID-19
  • the child/teacher exhibits symptoms associated with COVID-19
    • fever (+37.5 ºC) any time during the last 24 hours
    • cough
    • difficulty breathing
    • *sore throat
    • *nasal congestion
    • fatigue, muscular pains and/or headache
    • stomach ache with vomits or diarrhea
    • lost of taste and smell 

* Sore throat and nasal congestion are usual symptoms in children. They are only considered potential COVID-19 symptoms if they are associated to other symptoms from the list above.

Any staff member who develops symptoms will immediately leave campus.

 

 

There will be a temperature check of all individuals before entering the school premises, those with 37.5ºC or above will not be allowed in.

 

What if a student/staff is unwell during the day?

When a child exhibits symptoms associated with COVID-19 at school: 

  • The nurse will take the temperature and evaluate the student. 
  • If symptoms of COVID-19 are found, the nurse will escort the student to the quarantine room.
  • The Nurse will inform the Head of School and the child's family.
  • The Nurse monitors student in quarantine room until the parents pick up the child.
  • Family should contact their local CAP within 24 hours.
  • Gloves and a FPP2 mask are to be worn by the nurse at all times when a student is present and until the room is sanitized. The student should wear a surgical mask. 
  • If the situation is serious, we will call 061.
  • Standard precautions and physical distancing will be maintained and followed.
  • School Nurse will meet the parent at the exterior door of the Nurse’s Station and bring the student to the parent.
  • The personal objects of students with symptoms would be handed over to the parents in a fabric or plastic bag.

Any staff member who develops symptoms associated with COVID-19 will immediately leave campus, after informing the Head of School and the Nurse. 

 

What if the student/teacher tested positive for COVID-19?

We request all families to inform the school as soon as possible to proceed with health and safety protocols. We would appreciate if in you communications can include :

What if there is a positive Covid case in my child's stable group?

When the school is informed about a student who tested positive for Covid19, we will follow the governmental protocols established for schools and the families involved will be contacted via SMS and email and informed about next steps to be taken.  

  • If there is a positive case in one or more members of a stable group the entire stable group may be quarantined for 14 days after the last contact with the case, while monitoring for new cases.  This stable group will move to online learning. All students and teachers of the stable group will need to contact their local CAP and get a PCR test after 4 or 5 days of the last contact. A negative result does not exempt students or teachers from the need to maintain quarantine during 14 days.
  • If there is a positive case in two or more stable groups within a building or a wing of a building → all students in the building may be quarantined for 14 days. The students in the building will move to online learning. All students and teachers of the stable group will need to contact their local CAP get a PCR test after 4 or 5 days of the last contact. A negative result does not exempt students or teachers from the need to maintain quarantine during 14 days. 

 

Return to school after illness/quarantine
  • If the student/teacher tested negative for Covid19 and they were not requested to quarantine, or there was no need to perform the test, and they are symptom-free and fever-free for 24 hours they can return to school.
  • If the student/teacher tested positive for Covid19 they may return to school after 14 days of quarantine. Please, send the test results to nurse Mary at maryo@bfischool.org. There is no need for another test before returning to school. 
  • When your child returns to school, he/she must be fit enough to participate in all activities. The exception to the rule:If there is a restriction from some activity (recess or PE),  a doctor's note must be provided explaining the condition and for how long the child will need to be excused.
Masks
  • All teachers, staff and visitors will have to wear their masks all day while on campus. 
  • For students arriving late during the year, they have to wear masks during the first 14 days of school, even if their class is nor required to.
  • We will require students to bring masks to school each day in accordance with the Ministry of Health’s guidelines and the most current recommendations. 
  • Students in EC and KG must arrive and leave school with a mask and must wear them as they transition in the buildings.  Their masks can be taken off when they are with their stable group and with their homeroom.  teacher, in PE and at Patio. Obviously, for EC children, they will be removed as well as they sleep. Parents may ALSO choose to have them keep them on throughout the day as is the case now.  Just let your teacher know your choice.Teachers in Early Childhood may not wear them if doing so is an obstacle for the pedagogic objective of the education program. 
  • Students in Grade 1-5 must continue wearing their masks at arrival and dismissal, in classrooms and throughout transitions.  They may take off their masks while eating, during PE and Patio if they are social distanced.
  • Students in Grade 6-12 must continue wearing their masks at arrival and dismissal,  in classrooms and throughout transitions.  They may take off their masks while eating, for PE and if they are playing sports on the patio and are socially distanced.

RECOMMENDED MASKS

  • All staff will be issued masks and will be expected to wear them in accordance to the guidelines and recommendations at the time, which are the moment are to wear them all day at school.
  • The Generalitat recommends to use hygiene mask with UNE specification. As a school we ask that staff and students use either surgical masks or 2-3 layers masks.
  • All staff will be issued facial shield masks (one per BFIS staff member).

Hands Washing

Hand washing and other normal hygiene rules (such as coughing protocols, etc.) will be taught, encouraged and facilitated. 

Hand washing  or use hand sanitizer will be required:

  • On arrival and departure from the school.
  • Before and after meals.
  • Before and after going to the restroom.
  • After coughing, sneezing or wiping the nose
  • Before and after any transitional activities (including after the students return from recess).
  • Before and after coming into contact with food, children's meals and/or their own.
  • Before and after accompanying a child to the restroom .
  • Before and after wiping a child (with disposable wipes).
  • At least once every 2 hours.

Additionally, it is important to note that:

  • Hand sanitizer will be located in all classrooms, offices, cafeteria and at the entrances of each building and school 
  • Children and staff will be regularly reminded of normal hygiene rules (eg coughing protocols, tissue use, hand washing, etc...). 
  • Given the hand sanitizing and hand washing frequency, using a moisturizing cream will be important.

 

Respiratory Etiquette

Respiratory Etiquette and Expectations

Students are required to:

  • cover their mouth and nose when they cough or sneeze, through the use of tissues or the crook of their elbow.
  • use single-use tissues
  • immediately discard used tissues in the trash can
  • avoid touching their mouth or eyes

 

Cleaning
  • Cleaning routines will be established during the day and overnight for all classrooms with special attention given to shared spaces and materials.

  • These will likely involve extra cleaning staff during the day and the use of specific products to disinfect. 

  • Whenever a space is used by a different student or adult the learning area must be cleaned. During the school day it will be done by the teacher and/or student and at the end of the day by the cleaning staff.

  • When and where students change classes there will be specific cleaning routines such as wiping off desktops with disposable wipe etc…

  • Teachers and students may be required to wipe down spaces where there are changes in use of desks, seats and materials by different members of the community. 

  • Staff members will receive the following from the school nurse: masks, hand sanitizers, protective face shields, disinfectant wipes, gloves, boxes of single use tissue

  • These routines will be shared with staff, parents and students. We will use a variety of methods to introduce and reinforce these routines.

Social-emotional well being

Returning to school will be something staff and students have looked forward to, but it will be very different.  One of our biggest challenges will be to support students during this time. Not only for the developmental needs in each division but also for different age groups within divisions, students will need different supports and accommodations; for example -  finding the right balance of social distancing, protection and "normality" for the early childhood years.  

In order to lower the psychological, social-emotional impact as much as possible for the early childhood students, and all students, we need to consider and adjust to compensate for their need for sharing,  play, socialization, and safety

We recognize that staff who are at greater risk face additional anxiety and challenge.  We will work within the guidelines and requirements of the labor laws and health recommendations.  

School Nurse Office
  • Visits to the nurse office are really only for sick children or staff who truly need help. 
  • Only 3 students will be allowed in the nurse office at any given time (one on the bed and 2 on the chair 1,5 – 2 meters apart).
  • Teachers will wait outside with a 1.5-2m distance if their presence is not absolutely necessary.
  • The nurse will send a daily list to the administrative assistants in EC/ES and MSHS to inform them of any students that must first get a medical clearance before returning to school.

Other Summer Camps Recommended by BFIS

Tech Scouts by Harbour Space

Tech Scouts by Harbour Space
Ages: 12-18 years old
Dates: 6 July - 17 July 2020

Tech Scouts Summer Camp is a 2-week accelerated learning program in Barcelona, where teenagers from around the world come together to reimagine what the future of business and technology looks like.

Powered by Harbour Space University and led by top industry experts, students learn how to apply key math, design, coding, and leadership skills to real world experiences, and gain the confidence and knowledge needed to start preparing for the jobs of the future. It’s a great opportunity for engaged students to step out of their usual curriculum and learn about exciting, technology-related topics. 

Watch the video recap of Tech Scouts 2019!

During the camp, students will create projects inspired by the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2030, working collectively using technology and innovation to solve today's problems.

We are offering a 15% discount for all BFIS students. For more information and to register: https://techscouts.harbour.space/  

EMAIL: hello@harbour.space

TELEPHONE: +34 931 439 136 / +34 671 498 303

Summer Fencing

Fencing Summer Camp
SAM Esgrima Barcelona
Ages: 6-14 year olds
Dates: TBC

Spend the summer learning or improving fencing skills in this first-rate training facility. Students new to fencing will be introduced to all of the necessary skills to be able to compete against each other. Returning students will work on improving their skills and techniques to improve their competition skills. In addition to fencing skills, the SAM team encourages fencing students to work on important values including respect, healthy competition, effort, and cooperation.

For more information and to register:  http://esgrimasam.cat/campus/
EMAIL: coordinacio@esgrimasam.orgTELEPHONE: 932 04 08 19

Sports at Sanchez Casal

Sports in English 

Sanchez-Casal Academy
Ages: 3-17 year olds
Dates: TBC

Children will have a blast doing tons of sports on an amazing campus with English and Spanish speaking coaches. Choose from a great selection of programs, either Multi Sports or a variety of individual sport programs including Tennis Intensive, Padel Intensive, and Horseback Riding. The Junior Program for older students also includes carting and scuba diving lessons.

More info: Sanchez Casal Summer Camp 
To register: Registration Form 
EMAIL: rocio.p@sanchez-casal.com

Concertante Music Academy

Concertante Music Academy
Ages: 3-13
Dates: TBC

Children will learn to enjoy music through a variety of workshops based on their age and level, including musical initiation, tales and musical games, children’s operetta, orchestral, and music instrumental groups and singing choirs. Open to all levels of music experience.

For more information: http://www.barcelonaconcertante.com/en/casal-destiu/
EMAIL: academia@barcelonaconcertante.com

 

Young Scientists Summer Camp

Young Scientists
Elastic Training
Ages 6-11
Dates: 29 June - 3 July, 6 July - 10 July, 13 July - 17 July

Students will explore, play and learn Science through English in a very hands-on, fun STEAM environment: they will explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths in a very experimental meaningful way. Whether it's discovering photosynthesis by creating a biodome, experimenting with gravity while building a rocket, or learning about forces by building their own amusement park, children will have plenty of summer fun being young scientists!

More info: https://young-scientists-summer-camp.com/

EMAIL: lola.elastictraining@gmail.com