Issue 19: January 14, 2022

Updates from the Director

Happy New Year and welcome to the second semester! As we finish this week of online learning, I am excited to see our incredible students on campus once again this coming Monday, Jan. 17th. As you’ve seen, our theme this school year is simply, “together.” We believe that together, with God, we can and will achieve great things and be an encouragement to one another. This semester, we look to build upon this togetherness and enjoy face-to-face learning in an even deeper way. Here are a few important updates related to our new semester on campus.

Online learning:

Per my recent email, beginning this semester, BAIS will no longer offer online learning in the way we have in the past. The department of education has required all schools to meet in person and stated that students/parents no longer have the option of choosing online learning. Here again is the wording from my previous email communication:

The government has now required that all schools meet in a full, face-to-face format. The government has also stated that, starting this semester, the requirement for schools to offer hybrid and online learning is no longer in effect. With those regulations in place, the expectation moving forward is that all students join classes on campus where teaching and learning is best carried out. We believe we are in a safe environment where successful on-campus learning can take place. This means that families may no longer “choose” online learning as an option. However, online learning options will remain available for students who must be absent due to the circumstances below:

  • If a family is out of the country due to visa and/or other restrictions or due to quarantine requirements –
    • Students may join in a live audio and partial video of lessons and follow with their classes.
  • If a child is showing symptoms of Covid-19, and who “pre-pandemic” would have just come to school, they may learn at home while they monitor those symptoms out of precaution.
    • Note: If the student is ill, we ask them not to attempt to join any live audio or video of class. They will receive assignments and make-up work via Schoology. RT-Antigen negative results may be needed before returning to school. Please consult our school doctor for guidance.
  • If a student must abide by government mandated regulations given to schools due to the pandemic situation –
    • If BAIS is forced to temporarily close for any amount of time due to a covid-19 infection or suspect cases, teachers will utilize the online teaching/learning platforms and schedules only during this period.
  • If a child (or family member in the home) is isolating due to a positive test result –
    • Audio and video learning options will be available for students who are feeling well, but must remain home due to isolation requirements.

For this semester and beyond, student absences due to non-essential circumstances will be considered unexcused. Excused absences will be given to students who fall into the above categories, and per what is stated in the BAIS Parent Student Handbook.

Campus visitors

Per government regulation, all visitors (non-staff members) to campus must scan the BAIS Peduli Lindungi QR code upon entering and exiting the building/campus. If you or a driver will simply be entering campus to pick up or drop off a student, you do not need to scan. All others who intend on exiting their vehicle and either entering the building or participating in an activity on campus must scan upon entering and exiting. We thank you ahead of time for your cooperation and help with this requirement.

Sports and Activities

We are happy to announce that the government has given schools permission to fully resume extracurricular activities (sports, clubs, practices). Please see the announcements from our activities department for more information on these events as they become available.

Vaccination

Please see my previous communications sent via BAIS family emails regarding vaccination opportunities for children aged 6-11. We will continue to communicate regarding additional opportunities as they become available. Please, if you have not already done so, notify the office if your child is vaccinated so that we can update records. office@baisedu.org

I am grateful for your partnership and look forward to an incredible semester!

Together,
Mr. Cantrall

2022-2023 Re-enrollment Reminder

We are excited to see your child(ren) continue as BAIS Eagles. You are respectfully invited to begin the re-enrollment process. Please complete the form in this link and return it with the appropriate fees to the BAIS office on or before Friday, January 28, 2022. Your child’s re enrollment for the 2022-2023 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 that after January 28, 2022 your child’s seat in class is no longer guaranteed.

The 10,000,000 IDR non-refundable reenrollment deposit will be applied towards the student’s 2022-2023 tuition. After January 28, 2021, 7,000,000 IDR of the 10,000,000 IDR deposit will be applied towards the student’s 2022-2023 tuition. We appreciate your support! If you have any questions, please email finance@baisedu.org or stop by the office at any time.

BAIS Finance Dept

SWAG - Stuff We All Get

Show you school spirit by showing off your new BAIS SWAG. We are proud to offer a new design in our t-shirts for our community to purchase and support our school. Please fill in the form for the sizes and colors of shirts you would like to purchase.

Congratulations to Odelyn Sinaga!

Odelyn has been accepted to Temple University in Pennsylvania, United States of America. When you see Odelyn around campus – make sure to give her a covid-friendly-high-five.

Please be praying for the rest of the senior class as they are working or waiting on responses to applications.

Athletics/Activities Department Updates

BAIS Eagles!

Happy New Year! Hope you all had a restful break. We are grateful that we can continue with our extracurricular activities this semester. Here is the list of different clubs that you can join for quarter 3 and the form for you to sign-up for the club(s). Students are welcome to choose one or more clubs; however, please be aware of the days and times of each club so there is no conflict/overlap in the schedule. In additions, we are very excited about the up-coming IISSAC events; please sign-up on the same form as the club to join IISSAC tryouts. Clubs will begin on Wednesday, January 19.

Cheers!
Athletic Department
athletics@baisedu.org

Info From BAIS Clinic

Dear Parents,

The Weekly Iron Folic Acid (WIFA) supplementation program for school-going adolescent girls (age 12-18 years) was implemented by the Indonesian Government in 2016. This program was implemented as a strategy to help tackle anemia. This program provides iron tablets in the form of 200 mg ferrous sulfate (FeSO4) (equivalent to 60 mg of elemental iron) and 400 mcg folic acid, in accordance with WHO recommendation, to prevent adolescent girls from having iron deficiency anemia.

The iron-folic acid (IFA) tablets are provided free of charge utilizing school institutions as distribution channels. This government program is recommended to all girls aged 12-18 years. Next week, the school doctor will distribute it to all secondary girls. Each of these girls will be given 10 tablets to take home and should take it once a week during quarter 3.

Please email dr. Mayke at maykerosalina@basiedu.org for further information or if you have questions.

Thank you,
dr. Mayke
School doctor

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