August 12, 2014
Dear Parents/Guardians and Students of
hope you are enjoying your summer and getting excited about your new school
• School start times
• Team assignments, teachers and recommended (not mandatory) school supplies
• Drop off/pick up traffic patterns
• Open House dates
Sports (run by
Please be aware that during the first week of school students will be bringing home additional school information, forms, and the student handbook for your review and signature. We would appreciate your discussion of the student handbook with your child and your active support of our mission and policies.
On Wednesday, August 27, please join us for a Team Night orientation evening for parents and students at BIS. We will host Grade 6 families from 5:30 – 6:45 p.m. and Grade 7 from 7:15 – 8:30 p.m. These times are grade specific, as students will meet with their grade level teams and teachers for a portion of the evening in classrooms, while parents attend an informational meeting with administrators. The last half hour of the program is a social time back in the cafeteria for staff and families to get to know each other. The program will begin in the main lobby.
(NOTE: Grade 7 families are asked to arrive no earlier than 7 p.m. to allow Grade 6 families time to exit the school grounds.)
It is with great enthusiasm that we welcome you back to school. We look forward to visiting with you on Wednesday, August 27 at our Orientation and to sharing an exciting year of learning at BIS.
James E. Anderson
The Barnstable Intermediate School takes pride in its role as an important bridge for students as they make the transition from elementary education to secondary education on their way to becoming more self-reliant, disciplined, and caring young adults. Students and staff are engaged in challenging, differentiated instruction applying effective effort strategies to reach their maximum individual potential. Students contribute to a positive school climate that promotes a sense of belonging and connection to their school and community. Our success is measured by gains in individual student growth and academic achievement.
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM School Committee Meeting: Town Hall - Hearing Room