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Upcoming Events
 
FWSU NEWS
REQUESTS FOR GEORGIA, FAIRFAX & FLETCHER HOT LUNCH BIDS FOR THE 2015/2016 SCHOOL YEAR
All 3 Schools are all accepting bids from entrepreneurial individuals and established food service organizations to run a public school hot lunch program. Deadline for submitting a bid is 1pm, April 29, 2015 to the FWSU office.  

If you have a problem opening the links below please email Michelle at mdouglas@fwsu.org.

To find more details or fill out the RFP for Georgia click on the link below.
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To find more details or fill out the RFP for Fairfax click on the link below.
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Too find more details or fill out the RFP for Fletcher click on the link below.
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DRAFT SCHOOL CALENDAR 2015/2016
Tentative 2015/2016 school calendars for all schools are now available here. Final calendars will be posted on April 1st.  
SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS
UPCOMING COMMUNITY FORUM
You're invited to a Community Forum
"Sexual Health, Safety, and Well Being: 
Addressing Risky Sexual Behaviors Among Our Students"

Conducted by:
Andrea Vadnais, BFA Fairfax Middle and High School Nurse
Paul Chapman, Student Support Counselor
A group of peer leaders

When: 
Wednesday, April 29th at 6:30pm

Where:
BFA Fairfax Multi-Purpose Room
Announcing BFA Fairfax High School Principal
We are pleased to announce that John Tague has been hired as BFA Fairfax High School Principal effective July 1, 2015. Read a full press release here.
You're invited to a Community Forum:
"Sexual Health, Safety, and Well Being: 
Addressing Risky Sexual Behaviors Among Our Students"
Conducted by:
Andrea Vadnais, BFA Fairfax Middle and High School Nurse
Paul ChapmanStudent Support Counselor
A group of peer leaders
 
When: 
Wednesday, April 29th at 6:30pm
 
Where:
BFA Fairfax Multi-Purpose Room
VACATION WEEK 4/20-4/24 School offices
All school offices will be closed for the school break. Main office, Elementary office and Guidance. 
Have a great break!
Chinese Cultural Exchange Camp.

BFA Fairfax is excited to participate in the 5th annual Chinese Cultural Exchange Camp.  This two-week program offers English language immersion for Chinese students and an amazing cultural education opportunity for BFA students and families.

In order to make this program possible BFA must secure host families for approximately 30 Chinese students and two Chinese teachers. The commitment is simple: house two students for two weeks, and receive a stipend of $200 per student to help with expenses.  These students are in school weekdays from 8-5:00.

The two-week exchange will take place in mid-July. Transportation is available.  Don’t have an extra bed-one can be provided!  Have a previous engagement during the exchange-we can help find a temporary housing while you are away!  We are happy to accommodate your needs.

If you are even a little bit intrigued, please take that next step to ask any questions. We have many families that have hosted in the past and would be happy to share their experiences, too.   

You will be surprised how much of a difference this opportunity makes in the lives of the students and families with a simple exchange of culture, ideas and friendship.

For more information please contact Sara Villeneuve (svilleneuve@fwsu.org) by May 15.
Kindergarten Registration Information for 2015-16
Information for Kindergarten may be found on the Guidance page (link found on left sidebar).
Enrollment registration packets may be picked up in the Guidance Office between 7:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Forms are not available on the website.  Students must be age of five before September 1, 2015.
Mandatory Graduation Events 2015
Important Timeline of Mandatory Graduation Events 
May 18, 2015: BFA Senior Graduation Support Block (Senior Survey) 
May 27 & 28, 2015: Tickets, Caps, and Gowns Distribution, i-Pad Check in the High School Upper Lobby 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m
June 10, 2015: Graduation Practice, in the Richard A Brown Memorial Gymnasium 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m
June 11, 2015: Class Day 1:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
June 11, 2015: Graduation Practice, i-Pad Collections In the Richard A. Memorial Gymnasium 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m
June 12, 2015: Graduation Practice, In the High School Gym 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
June 12, 2015: Speaker Practice 5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m
June 12, 2015: Alumni Banquet, in the Richard A. Brown Memorial Gymnasium Students should arrive by 6:00
June 13, 2015: Graduation, seniors assemble in the Richard A. Brown Memorial Gymnasium at 9:00 a.m. / The ceremony begins at 10:00 a.m
For a more detailed explanation of events please click this link:/modules/groups/homepagefiles/cms/2119945/File/Mandatory%20Graduation%20Events%20Important%20Timeline%202015.pdf
N.E.A.S.C Final Report For Bellows Free Academy
A Letter from Secretary Holcombe on the Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBAC)
We encourage you to view this letter addressed to parents and caregivers from VT Secretary of Education Rebecca Holcombe regarding the new SBAC assessment.  
Dishing up Local
Genesis
Genesis Winter 2015

Genesis  is a fine arts magazine published twice yearly by the BFA Fairfax "Poetry and Short Story" class. It contains original student work from Fairfax English classes and from a K-12 Fine Arts contest. Contact Fred Griffin (fgriffin@fwsu.org) to obtain a hard copy.

Click HERE to access a digital copy of  "Winter Genesis 2015"
 
NEW BFA Spirit Wear Store!
BFA Fairfax is happy to announce our new on-line school store!  Apparel and multiple logos representing all co-curriculars and staff can be purchased online and shipped directly to your home through Rokkitwear!  Youth and adult sizes in everything from tshirts and pants, to hats and outerwear are available.  Show your school pride by visiting the following website.  A portion of all purchases go back to supporting BFA Fairfax!:
http://www.rokkitwear.com/school/8761-bellows-free-academy-fairfax
 
Texting and Driving PSA
For your viewing p​leasure Ms. Welch and some of her students have provided us with a Public Service Announcement!
Click the Link!
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Lost and Found
if you are missing anything you can always check in the main office lost and and found. After a month, anything here will be going to GoodWill or Planet aid. 
BFA Fairfax Essential Expectation Self Assessment for high school students
Bellows Free Academy iPad Resources

iPad Resources:

Click here to access the
     HS iPad Presentation (YouTube)

     iPad Procedures & Information Guide (iBook Format)
     iPad Procedures & Information Guide (PDF Format)


 Worth Avenue Group offers an insurance discount for all BFA issued devices.
     Worth Avenue Group Insurance Portal
     Worth Avenue Group Claims Portal
     Worth Avenue Group General Information