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Dear Burlingame School District Community,

The first day of school was filled with joy!   As we visited school sites this morning all the preparation for the opening of school was evident.  Teachers could not wait to welcome their new students and everyone was excited to see their friends and meet new classmates. ....more

BSD's New Logo, Vision and Mission Statements

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Dear Burlingame School District Community,

The 2015-2016 School Year is off to a great start!   In the spring of 2015, with the help of community members, the Board of Trustees requested staff embark on a journey to “refresh BSD’s identity.”  The purpose of the refresh was to clearly represent BSD’s mission and character and to foster community pride in our schools.  Throughout the process teachers, parents and administrators were surveyed and interviewed to capture the essence of who we are as a community.  Three very important descriptions resulted from the communications:

  1. We are a strong community; warm, friendly, caring and we share concern about and for each other.  We are connected and we have pride in our traditions.  We all want what is best for everyone in the district.
  2. We are student centric- kids are at the center of what we do.
  3. We are forward thinking – momentum and progress are key.

Our new Vision and Mission Statements are:

Vision

"Challenging the leaders, thinkers, and creators of tomorrow"

Mission

"Engage our community to build resilient, curious, compassionate, problem-solvers who are prepared for their future"

 

The identity refresh included a new logo.  The survey results from the community set the tone and personality for the new logo design.  We set out to find a warm, welcoming, sophisticated yet youthful image.  The Board of Trustees wanted the logo to represent the down to earth nature of the Burlingame Community yet symbolize our high achieving school district.  The result is a logo that is optimistic, student and community centered and is easily recognizable.  Please celebrate our new Vision, Mission and logo as we welcome in the 2015-2016 school year!

Best,

Maggie MacIsaac, Superintendent

Hoover Elementary School Student Attendance Area Approved

The Board of Trustees approved the Student Attendance Area for Hoover Elementary. Please see the map below for boundaries. There were two (2) Public Input meetings attended by over 120 community members in April and May, and the boundaries were reviewed at the District's Board meeting on June 9, 2015 and approved by the Board of Trustees on June 23, 2015.

 

Regular Board Meeting Highlights- August 11, 2015

Burlingame School District held a Regular Meeting of the Governing Board on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

The Board of Trustees approved the second and final reading of the following board policies:

  • BP 4030 Nondiscrimination in Employment
  • BP 0410 Nondiscrimination in District Programs and Activities
  • BP 5145.3 Nondiscrimination/Harassment
  • BP 3312 Contracts
  • AR 4218 Dismissal/Suspension/Disciplinary Action

The Board of Trustees received an update on the District's Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) Plan. BSD is in the process of developing the district's TK-8 VAPA plan and will have a formal presentation to the Board at the September 8th meeting.  

 

Our Visual and Performing Art Plan is taking shape and we are kicking off our 1st year of implementation with our Summer Institute on Tuesday, August 25th and Wednesday, August 26th with Arts Ed Matters consultants. Approximately 75 teachers will be attending for two full days of learning about the Integrated Arts model in the visual and performing arts.  

 

Day one will be an introduction to theater and the visual arts and learning the concept of Making Learning Visible (MLV) with learning walls which are examples of student learning and art integration.  

 
Day two will be an introduction to arts integration in the classroom, how to engage students, and linking the arts with core curriculum.  

 

Our District will be working throughout this school year with two Arts Integrated Specialists (or AIS's) from Arts Ed Matters. They will be working directly with our administrators and teachers, as well as with our parent community. The district will receive 25 hours a month of support with modeling lessons, providing on-site professional development. They will assist in the development of curriculum-based on the National Standards for Art Education which connect with the Common Core English Language Arts and Math standards. Additionally, they will be supporting site VAPA meetings, as well as attending the district VAPA committee meetings. 

Lunch RFP #1506 for Food Service Management Company

Notice Request For Proposals

Food Service Management Company

RFP #1506

 

Notice is hereby given that the Governing Board of the Burlingame School District SFA (hereinafter referred to as SFA) is requesting proposals/bids for a Food Service Management Company (hereinafter referred to as Respondent[s]) to assist with the SFA’s food service management.  Click here for details.

Kitchen Tour

Friday, July 17, 2015

10:00am

Franklin Elementary School, 2385 Trousdale Drive, Burlingame, CA 94010

Kitchen Tour Packet

Safe Routes to School

The Only Way to Get There!

 

Check out the alternatives to sitting in traffic for getting your child to school.  Visit our Safe Routes to School page for information about bus routes, and Youth Clipper Cards, traffic flow maps, walking and bicycling resources and other useful alternative transportation resources.  

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First Day of School for 2015/16 is Tuesday, September 1, 2015

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