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Upcoming Events
 
FWSU NEWS
WARNING OF ANNUAL SCHOOL MEETINGS
We invite the community to access the following legal warnings:
SAVE THE DATE! BFA School Budget Presentation
FWSU NAMED APPLE DISTINGUISHED PROGRAM
   
Franklin West Supervisory Union is pleased to announce its recent recognition as a 2014-2016 Apple Distinguished Program. The Apple Distinguished Program designation is reserved for programs that meet criteria for innovation, leadership, and educational excellence, and demonstrate a clear vision of exemplary learning environments. FWSU began implementing a 1:1 iPad program three years ago. The program now includes all students in grades 5/6 through 12 across three member schools including BFA Fairfax, Fletcher Elementary, and Georgia Elementary Middle School.

“I’m excited for all of our schools to receive this recognition from Apple.  Over the past three years, FWSU has gained incredible momentum in realizing its four goals: student-centered learning, student leadership, community engagement, and flexible learning environments.  The 1:1 iPad implementation has developed unparalleled customized learning opportunities for our students,” states Superintendent Ned Kirsch.  “The selection of FWSU as an Apple Distinguished School highlights our rising success.  We are designing innovative and compelling learning environments that engage students in the digital age."

Read the full press release here.
SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FOR BFA-FAIRFAX HIGH SCHOOL FAMILIES:


Dear High School Families:
 
We are seeking 3 parent volunteers to serve on the upcoming High School Principal Search Committee. The School Board is working with Robert (Bob) Stevens to facilitate the search.  
 
The committee will be comprised of students, teachers, support staff, an FWSU employee, parents, and a School Board member. Meetings will commence in a couple of weeks.
 
Your involvement in this process is important. If you are interested in serving on the committee, please contact Natasha Wheel (nwheel@fwsu.org) by February 3rd. The committee will be formalized and invitations to the first meeting with Bob will be sent by February 5th. 
 
If you have any questions please contact me as soon as you can. Thank you for your consideration.
 
Ned Kirsch, Superintendent 
Franklin West Supervisory Union
Phone: 802-370-3113
Email: nkirsch@fwsu.org
School Choice Applications for 2015-2016
School Choice applications for Winooski Valley Regional Public School Choice Collaborative and the State- Wide School Choice Program Application for 2015-2016 academic year is available at the guidance link on the left side of our homepage. Applications are due February 27,2015
NEW BFA Spirit Wear Store!
BFA Fairfax is happy to announce our new on-line school store!  Apparel and multiple logos representing all co-curriculars and staff can be purchased online and shipped directly to your home through Rokkitwear!  Youth and adult sizes in everything from tshirts and pants, to hats and outerwear are available.  Show your school pride by visiting the following website.  A portion of all purchases go back to supporting BFA Fairfax!:
http://www.rokkitwear.com/school/8761-bellows-free-academy-fairfax
 
High School Planning Night & Course Fair Thursday, March 5, 2015
Supplemental Educational Services
Please click the link to access information pertaining to Supplemental Educational Services:
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Texting and Driving PSA
For your viewing p​leasure Ms. Welch and some of her students have provided us with a Public Service Announcement!
Click the Link!
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Lost and Found
if you are missing anything you can always check in the main office lost and and found. After a month, anything here will be going to GoodWill or Planet aid. 
Vermont Department of Health EBOLA Information
Please click the link below to see official information from the Vermont Department of Health pertaining to the EBOLA Virus

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Secretary of Education Holcombe's Letter to Parents/Caregivers on Vt's Commitment to Continuous Improvement
BFA Fairfax Essential Expectation Self Assessment for high school students
Bellows Free Academy iPad Resources

iPad Resources:

Click here to access the
     HS iPad Presentation (YouTube)

     iPad Procedures & Information Guide (iBook Format)
     iPad Procedures & Information Guide (PDF Format)


 Worth Avenue Group offers an insurance discount for all BFA issued devices.
     Worth Avenue Group Insurance Portal
     Worth Avenue Group Claims Portal
     Worth Avenue Group General Information