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School-Home Partnership

At BFIS we encourage all of our families to make a difference in their children’s learning by getting actively involved in their education.This is a principle that guides how our school should be organized and how children should be taught. To do that BFIS has created different forms and tools of communication and partnership with parents. 

Parent Learning Sessions

Workshops and conferences of interesting topics regarding children's growth, education, social-emotional topics, wellbeing, etc. 

Room Parents Meetings

The PTA coordinates the BFIS Room Parents. A room parent (also known as a class parent) facilitates communication between parents and the teacher, school administration and/or parent-teacher association (PTA) and supports the teacher in needs that may arise. Room Parents help coordinate class parties, special events, parent volunteers in the classroom, and maintain a positive attitude among the parents in the classroom. One of their main responsibilities is to communicate with the classroom parents and keep them informed. 

Room Parents meet with Principals at least once a month to tackle those issues of main concern for the classroom

Parent-Teacher-Student Conferences

Meetings between parents and teachers to discuss student's progress. There are one PTS Conference per semester but parents can schedule meetings with teachers any time during the school year. 

Monthly Coffee with the Head of School

Organized by the Parent and Teacher Association. In those sessions parents are given a chance to impact change, and give feedback about the school. Parents are usually given a brief update about the current events going on in the school and they are also given a chance to voice their thoughts or ask any questions.

Back-to-school night

At the beginning of the school year. This is a valuable opportunity to learn important information about your child's classroom experience. On this night, teachers explains their goals for the class and for your child. They’ll share information about their teaching style and methodology, how they grade and the requirements for a good grade. You’ll find out what supplies your child will need for the year and what projects are coming up.

State of the school presentations

Twice a year the head of the school and the BFIS Foundation Board present the state of the school to the BFIS community. This is a great opportunity for parents and teachers to know more deeply about the status and new projects in different areas of the school such as facilities, finances, governance, admissions, etc. 

Family Fridays (Elementary School)

Every month families can participate in their student's daily morning routines for 45 min. 

Café con Libros (Elementary)

 This is an event organized by our Elementary Principal to share and talk with parents about some interesting books for their children.

PowerSchool

Parents of Middle and High School students have access to PowerSchool Parent Portal. The parent portal is an online portal accessible anywhere on the web that parents can log in to and see all of their children academic information in one place, their grades, assignments, scores, attendance, schedules, and school bulletins. 

Google Classroom

Parents have also access to Google Classroom, a Google platform where teachers share instructional content and distribute assignments. Within the Google Classroom students and teachers can have conversations related to the assignments or subject content.