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From the BAIS Counselor Desk

Dear parents,

This year, we’ve been working on the RTI (Response to Intervention) process as a way to give further support to students who are struggling to meet academic and behavioral goals and combat over identification of special needs. Although this is usually teacher-initiated, we also welcome parent referrals as well. Below is a brief outline of the RTI process for BAIS:

Tier 1: Teacher Observation and Referral to Counselor/ELD Coordinator
After attempting to address issues in class, and after seeking parental input, if a student is still not succeeding and meeting academic and/or behavioral goals, a teacher can refer a student to the counselor to begin the RTI process. If the student is in ELD, the teacher will refer them to the ELD coordinator who will determine if it is a language problem.

Tier 2: Phase 1: Collaborative Observation and Meeting with Teachers

  1. The counselor will email all teachers of that student and ask for input and observation for two-three weeks. Teachers will fill out the RTI Collaborative Observation form to explain what they have observed in their classes, what accommodations they have tried, and how successful they have been.
  2. Teachers (usually just the homeroom teacher in elementary), counselor/ELD coordinator, and administrator will meet to discuss possible goals and interventions to use with that student.

Tier 2: Phase 2: ILP and Parent Meeting with Counselor/ELD Coordinator and Principal
* Elementary Homeroom teachers will be involved in this meeting as well.

  1. Based on meeting with teachers, the counselor/ELD coordinator and administrator will meet with the parents to discuss goals, concerns, and interventions.
  2. The counselor will create an Individualized Learning Plan (ILP) based on the three goals and share it with parents and teachers. Only at this point may modifications be given.
  3. After six weeks, the counselor will ask to re-evaluate the student and adjust accordingly.

Tier 3: Outside Testing
If the student is still not meeting academic and behavioral goals after several attempts at adjusting their ILP, they will be recommended for outside testing.

Mrs. Kelly Wongkar
School Counselor

Angel Tree Gifts for Permata Bali Children’s Home is BACK!

Once again we continue the tradition of giving Christmas presents to the children at the orphanage. Many of you will remember the Paeses and their connection with Bali Permata Children’s Home. Even though the Paeses are no longer in Indonesia, we still want to continue to be a blessing as a BAIS community to these orphans.

Angels are now up in the hallway outside room 202. To participate, please choose an angel, representing one of the children/youth or workers at the orphanage, and check in with Ms. Dickman to register your angel, so we know you are getting that gift! Please purchase a gift which costs between 125,000-150,000 IDR and gift-wrap it. Bring the gift to room 201 by Tuesday, December 7th.

If you do not have time to buy and wrap a gift, but you still want to be a blessing, donations may be made to cover the cost of shipping the presents. Please see Ms. D to contribute.

A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who contributed to the clothing drive during SEW for the Permata Bali Children’s Home. It was a blessing to pass out the gifts to them and they were happy to receive the clothes. God bless you for being a blessing!

BAIS Christmas Concert

Live Concert Day: December 8, 2017 at 5:30pm at BAIS MPR. This event will also be streamed live on YouTube.

Dress Rehearsal Schedules

December 5: 2:45pm – 4:30pm

December 6:

Attire: A white top and a black bottom

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me. Email: sunheekim@baisedu.org

Dear elementary parents,
Please note that you need to collect your children at 2:45 pm as usual and then accompany them to the bazaar. Children should be ready for the Christmas concert at 05.00 pm.

Drama Practice

Friday, December 1, 2017: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

The schedule for the day will be as follows:

Wednesday, December 6, 2017: 4:00 – 6:00 PM

Scenes 2-6: All cast and crew in these scenes must come to practice.

Dear Parents and Secondary Students,

We will be having our annual Christmas chapel next week on the 7th of December. Both middle school and high school will be able to enjoy food, games, worship, and a short Christmas message. As this will be a “potluck breakfast,” all the classes will be required to bring in the type of food that has been assigned to their grade. Keeping in mind that there will be about 100 students and teachers in total attending this chapel, it would be great if you could bring enough food to feed about 3-4 people. Chapel will be during 1st and 2nd periods, so you don’t have to worry about your food spoiling throughout the day.
Tivara Tanudjaja
ChapSo Student Leader

Grades and Food:

Athletics & Club News


Prospective Basketball next week. Check the BAIS Pep Club Facebook page for updated information.

After School Activities

Elementary Clubs/Activities

All After School Clubs are canceled Tuesday, Dec. 5 and Friday, Dec. 8! Please make appropriate arrangement for your children.

Secondary School-Wide Competition


  1. These words must be incorporated in the logo: “2018” and “IISSAC” (optional: “Swim”-or a variation of the word)
  2. Simple, Sleek, and easily transferable. Meaning the image should be easily transferred from a t-shirt to a banner, to a letterhead, etc.
  3. All images must be copyright free or the rights must be purchased.

All entries should be submitted to the Athletic Department (at athletics@baisedu.org) before December 8th. All entries submitted after the deadline will not be considered.

A committee will judge each entry and choose a winner.

Club Highlight of the Week: Indonesian Language Club

Mr. Justin Powers
Athletic Director

Download the full version as PDF here: Issue 17: 30 November, 2017 – English

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