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A Summer 2019 Checklist for BFS Families, Faculty and Staff


JUNE 28, 2019:  Let the enrollment office know if you plan to apply for a sibling (or faculty/staff child) for the 2020-21 school year.

JUNE 30, 2019: Give to the Brooklyn Friends Fund

JULY 1, 2019: Upload your child’s health record to MAGNUS (for returning students)

AUGUST 1, 2019: Upload your child’s health record to MAGNUS (for new students)


REQUIRED summer reading assignments from the English Department for Middle and Upper School

For the Librarians’ Summer Reading, go to RECOMMENDATIONS.


The Lower School Math Specialists have posted wonderful resources on the LOWER SCHOOL MATH WEBSITEto help students and families think mathematically over the summer. Play summer math Bingo and take a deeper dive with activities for rising first through fifth graders HERE.

Have You Signed Up for the Tuition Refund Plan?

Brooklyn Friends School has an arrangement with A.W.G. Dewar, Inc. to provide a partial refund of tuition should the student need to withdraw from school after the school year has started. For 1.2 percent of the total tuition cost, Dewars will pay 75% of the unused tuition cost for medical withdrawals with no attendance requirement, and 60% of the unused tuition cost for a non-medical withdrawal after a 14 consecutive day attendance period. [For example, if the student withdraws halfway through the year, the insurance will refund 60% of the unused tuition, which would be approximately one quarter of the total tuition. Further details can be found in the Dewar’s Brochure for 18-19 TRP. Please contact theBusiness Office with any questions about the Tuition Refund Plan.


JULY 15, 2019:
 All families will receive an e-mail from the BFS Registrar, instructing them to check their account in My BackPack for accuracy of data. Any change of address, telephone, e-mail, emergency contact, employer data, etc. must be made by parents electronically on My BackPack; do not telephone or e-mail the school to report changes. Make the updates directly on your My BackPack account.

JULY 25, 2019:
  All families will receive an e-mail from BFS Afterschool announcing the Fall 2019 offerings for Afterschool (Preschool-Gr. 8) and the Afterschool Private Music Lesson Program (Gr. K-12). Registration opens on July 30 and concludes on Aug. 30.

AUGUST 1, 2019 All-School E-mailing to families, faculty and staff

  • Letter from Head of School Crissy Cáceres
  • Greetings from the Parents and Teachers Association
  • Middle & Upper School supply list (other divisions do not have supply lists)
  • Athletic team (Gr. 7-12) information and sign-up procedures
  • Afterschool (and music lesson) offerings and registration process
  • Procedural reminders for Magnus Health, My BackPack, Photo IDs (returning parents should keep their IDs), Metrocards for Gr. K-12 and the Parent Dashboard

AUGUST 22, 2019 Divisional E-mailing to all families, faculty and staff

  • Letters from each of the Divisional Heads
  • Pre and Lower School classroom assignments and Middle School advisories
  • All-School and Divisional Student & Family Handbooks
  • Divisional Faculty Bios

The printed BFS Calendar for the 2019-20 school year will be mailed home to families at the beginning of August to the address on file in My BackPack.

The online BFS Calendar for the 2019-20 school year will be updated the week of July 1, 2019.

AUG. 19:  Upper School Fall Athletes begin practicing

AUG. 26: Middle School Fall Athletes begin practicing

AUG. 28-29: Upper School PRE-TREAT for Gr. 9

AUG. 22-23: New Faculty/Staff Orientation Days

AUG. 26: ALL Faculty Return

The first day of school for Gr. K-12 is Thursday, Sept. 5.