From the Director

Dear Parents,

Great things are coming! As you have begun your plans to re-enroll your students for the coming school year, I wanted to share why we are excited for what’s ahead. As we look to hire new staff members for the 22-23 school year, we’re excited about who will join our team and add their expertise to our already talented teaching staff. We are committed to finding highly qualified teachers to fill our vacancies and teach our students well.

Now, we must remain vigilant and patient during this current wave of coronavirus cases. Our teachers are doing their best to provide a high-quality education for our students who, like others across the world, have been learning with a greater sense of stress and uneasiness. At BAIS, we care deeply about your children and know that their socio-emotional needs are extremely important in their educational journey. In Matthew chapter 13, Jesus teaches us that we ought to sow our seeds into the fertile soil so that a great yield will be had. Our teachers aim to not only give our students a solid understanding of classroom material, but also a firm grasp of who they are in Christ and how that looks as they grow. In giving students hope, showing them care, and walking alongside them as they grow, our aim is to help students learn skills and truths that will last a lifetime and beyond. We want our students to embody that “fertile soil” of which Christ speaks.

So, I invite you to be hopeful for the days ahead. There will be much more to celebrate and many reasons to give thanks. For now, let’s give God the glory for what He has done for us, and look for ways to serve Him more fully.

Together,
Neil Cantrall
BAIS Director

PSAT Info

Hello parents of the 8th, 9th, and 10th graders.

On Monday, information was emailed to your @baisedu email account about the upcoming PSAT. If you would like for your son or daughter to take the PSAT in March, please respond to that email. The cost of the test is 320,000Rp.

BAIS will be switching to “Bring Your Own Device” aka BYOD for the 2022-2023 school year for all of secondary (grade 6 through 12). We were able to successfully transition to BYOD for high school for the last 3+ years and we know it will enhance student learning for every student to BYOD. During online learning, most of the middle school students have already acquired a device and we are hoping that this transition would be smooth for most families.

Also, at the end of this school year in June, BAIS will be selling our used Chromebooks and iPad Minis for a very affordable price if you choose to purchase one. We will publish the availability and the pricing of the units as we near the end of the school year.

Thank you again for your continued support.

IT Department
it@baisedu.org

National Honor Society

At BAIS, we have the privilege of being a part of the National Honor Society (NHS). NHS elevates a school’s commitment to the values of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. These four pillars have been associated with membership in the organization since its inception in 1921.

Here at BAIS, we open National Honor Society applications for current students in grades 10, 11, and 12. Through the application, students will need to show they have excelled in the four pillars mentioned above. Applications will be sent to students the week of February 7-11 and will be due back to Mr. Davis by March 4, 2022.

There are currently 5 students at BAIS that have been inducted into the National Honor Society: Steffy Kusmana, Maelgwyn Hallatu, Jinny Park, Sherin Chong, and Angel Gunaman. We look forward to welcoming the next induction class and celebrating the great achievements of our BAIS students.

Any questions can be directed to michaeldavis@baisedu.org.

Congratulations to TJ Tandujaja!

PennState Logo

TJ has been accepted to Penn State in Pennsylvania, United States of America. When you see TJ around campus – make sure to give him a covid-high-five.

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

Made to Change is doing their very first IN-PERSON event!

Finally, after weeks of planning, Made to Change is finally able to do their very first in-person event. Join our newest event, STEM-TACULAR to learn science in a fun, interactive way. Kids from 2nd-6th grade will conduct fun science experiments afterschool from 3:10 – 4:00 in Mr. Davis and Ms. Maria’s rooms, with the help of our student-mentors and teachers. There will be a 50,000rp/student fee to pay for the supplies. 

Click the link to sign up!

Our events include:

Magic Milk Experiment → For 2nd-3rd Grade | February 17, 2022 | 3:10-4:00

Building a Bristle Bot → For 4th-6th Grade | February 17, 2022 | 3:10-4:00

Lava Lamp Experiment → For 4-6th Grade | February 18, 2022 | 3:10 – 4:00

COVID Protocol for the event:

  1. Each student will have their own supplies, and they will each be on one desk. 
  2. Masks are required.
  3. They will have to use hand sanitizer before entering the room, and touching each other isn’t allowed. 
  4. No eating allowed. 
  5. Student mentors will occasionally come within a meter’s distance of the students in order to provide instructions or clarify procedures. 
  6. This event is open only to students attending BAIS. 
  7. All the desks are sanitized prior to students entering. 
  8. Mentors will be wearing lanyards to allow students to differentiate between Made to Change mentors and other students. (To prevent other secondary students from coming in contact with the children.) 

STEM Research

Angel Gunaman, a BAIS student in 11th Grade, is conducting research on how COVID-19 has impacted STEM education around our community. She would like to get the opinions of parents in her research. Fill out this google form to help her in her research.

Thank you.

Handbook Spotlight

BAIS Community,

I love hearing the sounds of our children playing outside afterschool! For almost two years, their joyful cries and excitement were missing. As we continue to work together to provide a safe environment for our children to play and interact, I wanted to remind us of a few things.

Campus Hours:

Elementary students must be accompanied by an adult who is actively watching him/her after school (3:00pm) or on the weekend. The adult does not have to be a parent, but the office must be notified ahead of time if someone other than the child’s parents (or approved guardians) will be picking them up. When the supervising adult leaves, so must the children under their supervision.

Secondary students may be on campus after school until 6:00pm but must leave the building by 4:00pm. On the weekend, secondary students may be on campus, at their parents’ discretion, but are not permitted in the buildings. Students will be required to leave at 6:00 pm by the SATPAMS.

The only exception to the above is if students are participating in an activity being supervised by a staff member.

Thank you for your continued support and cooperation as we work together to cultivate a safe and caring community for our children to grow up in.

Mr. Julian
Elementary and Secondary Principal

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