Issue 19: December 16th, 2022

Upcoming Accreditation

BAIS is dual accredited through the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI). What that means is that BAIS meets certain criteria of excellence that allows colleges and universities around the world to recognize our diplomas. Accreditation is an ongoing process as we assess, plan for improvement, implement those changes, and then reassess. However, every 6 years, the school must do an in-depth dive called a self-study (see image below). This coming January we will begin our self-study in anticipation of a visit from an accreditation team in April 2024. 

The purpose of the self study is to analyze our school in order to determine what we are doing well and also to identify areas that we need to focus on and improve in. For us, this is a great opportunity for growth! As a community, we are committed to growth – the idea that we want all learners to reach their full potential. The same is true for our school. We want our school to continue to reach for its full potential so that we might see hearts and minds transformed and then sent out to bring positive transformation in their own communities. 

In order to do this, we would like to form a small group of parents who are interested in analyzing where the school is at and giving thoughts on how the school can continue to improve. This group would meet once or twice a month for the next two semesters (January-May 2023 and August-December 2023). If you are interested, please contact me at travisjulian@baisedu.org. All you need to say is that you would be interested in serving on the parent home group for the upcoming self-study.

In this Issue

Important Dates in January 2023

16

Welcome Day for New Students

17

Third Quarter Begins

20

Report Cards Go Home

20

Pep Rally

22

Chinese New Year

30

I Love to Read Begins

BAIS Finance Dept

Dear Parents,

First, I want to take this opportunity to remind you that the second semester tuition payment is due on or before Friday, January 13, 2023

Second, we are excited to invite you back for the 2023-2024 school year. In order to secure your child’s seat, please fill out this re-enrollment form and pay the re-enrollment deposit on or before Friday, January 27, 2024. Your child’s re-enrollment for the 2023-2024 school year is secure when this form and the accompanying payment are received. Payment can be made by bank transfer or cash to the finance office.  

Please note after January 27, 2023, your child’s seat in class is no longer guaranteed. The 10,000,000 IDR non-refundable re-enrollment deposit will be applied towards the student’s fall 2023 tuition. After January 27, 2023, 7,000,000 IDR of the 10,000,000 IDR deposit will be applied towards the student’s fall 2023 tuition.

If paying via bank transfer, please include detailed information regarding the student’s name and grade in the information section of the bank form. All payments must be received in full into the school’s bank account before the first day of school.  The bank account information is as follows:

Bank Name :  PT Bank Permata

Bank Address :  Jalan Merdeka No. 66, Bandung

Account Name :  Yayasan Bandung Alliance Intercultural S

Account # :  809-01-8415

Swift Code :  BBBAIDJA

Please note that BAIS does not accept Giros, Checks, or ATM transfers as a payment method. If you have any questions about tuition payments, please contact the Finance team at finance@baisedu.org. We thank you in advance for your cooperation.

We appreciate your support!

Business Manager

finance@baisedu.org

From the Guidance Counselor

PSAT for 8th, 9th, and 10th graders

PSAT 8/9 and PSAT 10 will be offered in March, and pre-ordering the test must be done by January 1, 2023. If you would like for your 8th or 9th grade student to take the PSAT 8/9 or your 10th grade student to take the PSAT 10 please complete the form linked below. 

Students will receive a score report that they can then connect to their Khan Academy account to have personalized practice to help them improve their abilities.

PSAT 10 is Rp 400,000 – click this link to learn more about the PSAT 10

PSAT 8/9 is Rp 350,000  – click this link to learn more about the PSAT 8/9

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at melissahall@baised.org.

Please note the change to the schedule. We will NOT be having practice on Friday, January 20. Tickets go on sale for the production on Monday, January 23, 2023. 

After School Activities and Clubs

Dear Community,

Here is the list of the Afterschool Activities and Clubs. Please fill out this form if you are interested in joining the after school club. Please note that forms need to be filled out by January 13th.

Thank you,

Hani Ramappa