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The H. Jay Burns Award recognizes exceptional volunteer service to District children and commemorates H. Jay Burns, a trustee who served for 24 years.


Do you know someone whose work for children in our District reaches beyond your individual school and community?  Someone who has served in many capacities over a number of years?  You can nominate this wonderful friend of the District for the H. Jay Burns Award, given annually by the District Board of Trustees. 


Please submit nominations by May 9, 2016 to Kirsten Diktakis, Executive Assistant to the Superintendent at the District Office. Nominations can be mailed or emailed to 1825 Trousdale Drive, Burlingame, Ca, 94010 or kdiktakis@burlingameschools.org.  


Please include the following information:

  • Nominee’s name
  • Nominee’s address
  • Nominee’s telephone number
  • A brief description of the reason for the nomination
  • Your name
  • Your address
  • Your email address
  • Your telephone number


Please do not advise the nominee of the nomination. The selected nominee will be presented an award at the May 24, 2016 Board of Trustees meeting


If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Maggie MacIsaac, Superintendent at 650-259-3803 or mmacisaac@burlingameschools.org.


New Principal for Lincoln School

Dear BSD Community,

On April 26, 2016, I will recommend the Board of Trustees appoint Lori Guidi as the next principal to lead Lincoln Elementary School.  If appointed, Ms.Guidi will replace Pat Magda who is retiring in June and who has done a wonderful job of moving the school forward with the California State Common Core Standards. 

Ms. Guidi has worked with many educators in a wide array of settings.  Her experiences have provided her the necessary leadership skills to be successful in her new role.  Lori is committed to every child's success and is a strong supporter of parental partnerships to support students in the classroom.  She has been described as an "asset to any school, " "the heart of the staff," the person people go to for guidance,"  and "very collaborative with parents and teachers." 

I am confident Lori will lead Lincoln School with the same commitment and high standards she has displayed as a teacher leader and colleague.  We welcome her to the Burlingame Administrative Team!



Dr. Maggie MacIsaac


Congratulations to Roosevelt for Winning Gold Ribbon Award

Nine elementary schools from six districts in San Mateo County are being honored by the California Department of Education (CDE) as part of the Gold Ribbon Schools Award Program. This award recognizes schools in place of the California Distinguished Schools Program, which is on hiatus while California works to put new assessment and accountability systems in place. Elementary schools are honored in even years, while middle and high schools are honored in odd years.

Schools were required to describe a model program at their site--something that benefitted unique student populations and could be replicated by other education agencies. Those selected to receive a Gold Ribbon Award demonstrated significant gains in their implementation of the State Board of Education's academic and performance standards.


Congratulations to Roosevelt Elementary!

School-wide Enrichment Model (SEM)

The School-wide Enrichment Committee presented an update to the Board on April 12, 2016 on the District's School-wide Enrichment Model and how it is meeting the needs of the whole child. The SEM was designed around the District's new Vision - "Challenging the Leaders, Thinkers, and Creators of Tomorrow" and continues to follow the District's top two Targeted Action Plan (TAP) goal s- "All students will learn at high levels, prepared to excel in high school" and "All students will learn how to maintain their physical health, social and emotional well-being". SEM's Mission Statement is "SEM provides the opportunity for all students to develop their gifts and talents to engage in a passion and joy for lifelong learning, culminating in higher levels of creative and innovative productive work in their areas of interest, as they move toward high school and beyond". The 2015-2016 school year was the first year of the new model and students, parents and teachers are reporting success!


Click here to view the presentation

2016-2017 School Calendar APPROVED

Dear BSD Community,

The Burlingame School District Board of Education has approved the Instructional Calendar for the 2016-17 School Year.


The approved BSD School Calendar for 2016-2017


Maggie MacIsaac

BSD Superintendent

2016-2017 New Student Registration

The Burlingame School District will begin Kindergarten registration for the 2016-17 school year on February 1, 2016.    Parents may register their children at their home school between 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.  The BSD attendance boundaries and home schools can be found on the district website at  bts3-300px.pngwww.burlingameschools.com.   Registration locations are as follows:

Children eligible for kindergarten must turn five years old on or before September 1, 2016.    At the time of registration, parents must present their child’s birth certificate, passport or other legal proof of birth date and two proofs of residency within Burlingame, as well as current immunization records.  These items must be received before a code will be given to complete online registration.  Children must also have proof of current immunizations before entering school in the fall.


Parents are urged to register their children as soon as possible for placement at their home school.


We look forward to welcoming you into the Burlingame School District Community.

Board Briefs for April 26, 2016

The Board of Trustees held a study session board meeting on Tuesday, April 26, 2016


Dual Immersion 10th Year Celebration
The Board received an update on the District's Dual Immersion Program. The program started in August 2007 with a kindergarten class of students who are currently in grade 8 and graduating from BIS this June 2016.  The program has been expanded at McKinley School to be the same size as the English Only Program and at BIS to a teacher for every grade level of Dual Immersion.  The presentation included program components, examples of student work and next steps for strengthening the K-8 program. Student participation in the program remains strong from Spanish Spelling Bees and field trips to learning about Spanish culture from Amity Interns who are from Spanish speaking countries all over the world. 



Meet Lincoln's New Principal, Ms. Lori Guidi
The Burlingame Board of Trustees approved the appointment of Lori Guidi as the new Principal of Lincoln Elementary School!  Lori is currently a 5th grade teacher at Lincoln School. She joined the staff last year after spending 16 years at Franklin Elementary School as a teacher and ultimately a Response to Intervention Specialist. Lori taught grades 3, 4 and 5, and has been a lead teacher. She served as a member of site council and has also been a new teacher support provider. Ms. Guidi is well known in the district for her work training teachers to use "Tribes" a process for creating a safe, creative, learning community for students. She also headed up the District Writing Committee and served on District Committees for literacy.
The Lincoln Staff gave her a standing ovation last night to welcome her as the new leader of the Lincoln Lions!

Board Policies and Administrative Regulation revisions
The Board reviewed the first reading of policies for Volunteer Field Trip Drivers and Volunteers that have students solely under their supervision. Parent Volunteer Field Trip Drivers will be required to have fingerprint clearance starting July 1, 2016.  These policies will come back to the Board for approval on May 10, 2016.


The agenda and supporting documents for all meetings are posted on the district web page.  

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.


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.  



Enrollment and Registration


16-17 School Calendar (board approved on 04/12/16)


15-16 School Calendar

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

Public Hearings/Notices

Meet our Amity Interns

BSD has (4) Spanish speaking Amity Institute Interns for the 2015-2016 school year.....meet them



To view past Governing Board Meeting Notifications, Highlights and Superintendent Updates, please click here.

Hoover Updates

Please click here for updates on Hoover Elementary School

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