BFIS AND COVID19
Following the announcement by the Spanish Government, BFS will remain closed up to and including April 13th. School is scheduled to begin again on Tuesday, April 14th, pending further updates. We encourage you to read the latest school communications from the school for more details and to check this page regularly.
- Financial Information for families (March 24th)
- Head of School Message, Weekly (March 24th)
- School Closure Extended (March 23rd)
- Message from the BFIS Foundation Board (March 19th)
- BFIS Closure and Virtual Learning (March 15th)
- Inminent BFIS Closure (March 12th)
In this document below you will find some of the most frequently asked questions by parents regarding online learning, exams, schools re-opening, building project, etc. We will be updating this document weekly, so please don't forget to take a look at it from time to time.
You're not alone here. Please, reach out to us. We are here to help you in any way we can. Some students and families are loving the new online platforms and the freedom it offers, and others may find it more challenging. This is normal and the experience will be different for all families depending on their personal circumstances. You do not have to struggle. Please reach out to our team and let us help. Contact your student's teachers or our counselors.
You or your child can schedule appointments with us at the following links:
- Kelli Sureck, EC and ES Counselor: email here
- Brooke Fezler, Middle School Counselor: Book here
- Anita Klein, Grade 9-10 Counselor and Wellbeing Coordinator: Book here
- Rhonda Leshman, Grade 11-12 Counselor, College Counselor: Book here
May 2020 IB examinations will not longer be held - March 23rd IBO Press release
BFIS Library News: Overdrive is coming! The BFIS libraries have some excellent news to share: we’ve opened a subscription to Overdrive Media, one of the world’s leading ebook and audiobook platforms, and we’re aiming to launch it as soon as possible. Throughout the quarantine and beyond, Overdrive will serve as a virtual library where students can borrow a wide variety of ebooks and audiobooks, which they will access on their own devices (phones, computers, or ereaders). Miss Emma and Mr. Cevoli are currently in the process of setting up the platform and filling our virtual bookshelves with high-quality, high-interest books. As soon as it’s ready, we will send out the necessary information, including access and usage instructions. This is going to be an incredible resource for our students, and we are eager to roll this out.
In the meanwhile, Mr. Cevoli has curated some lists (for MS and HS) of recommendations while students are couped up at home. You’ll find top choice audiobooks, ebooks, podcasts and other online content. These lists some contain cutting-edge literature and other media that can help keep students entertained. Click the corresponding link:
To follow Miss Emma's Elementary Library activities, join her in SeeSaw! You'll see library activities posted there in your child's class which have been created by Miss Emma. Every class from Nursery to Grade 5 have been included in these SeeSaw activities. In Miss Emma's SeeSaw activities, there are also links to EPIC!, the online library platform, as well as other activities specially created by Miss Emma to support your child's work in reading and writing workshop.