Summer Learning @WCPS_BISFA

Where learning never ends...

LIFELONG LEARNING: We encourage students to sign out their iPad to continue their learning throughout the summer months and also to help in preparing for the new school year.

iCoverage forms will be @BISFA in May, and during June and July, if students are interested in taking home their iPad. Coverage will be $15 for summer months and also include the 2018-2019 school year. Students attending Summer School will need to complete their iCoverage form in order to take their iPad home. It is expected that BISFA students sign out their iPads here and not at the summer school location.

Parents may sign out student iPads for summer learning @BISFA during the following hours:

MAY: iCoverage forms will be available for students at evening performances. iPads will go home with current students on the last day of school, if they are signed out in May.

  • Thursday, May 31st, 6:30-8:30 pm

JUNE: iCoverage forms will be available

  • Monday, June 18th 8:00am-4:00pm
  • Tuesday, June 26th 6:00pm-7:30pm

JULY: iCoverage forms will be available

  • Tuesday, July 10th 6:00pm-7:30pm
  • Tuesday, July 24th 6:00pm-7:30pm


New opportunities for personalized instruction on student devices to prepare students to be #collegeandcareerready.


Did you know that students who read over the summer show more success when they return to school than students who do not read? Just as with a musical instrument or theatre script, time spent practicing is key to success. @WCPS_BISFA #ReadersAreLeaders

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To promote reading, we are offering several reading incentives throughout the summer. STUDENTS will earn prizes and receive EXTRA CREDIT in ENGLISH by participating in our School Wide Book Club, so don't miss out! Also, we will host a PIZZA PARTY in September for our readers who participate. #The57Bus

Prizes include...

  • Leitersburg Movie Tickets
  • Chick-fil-A Treat Cards
  • Free Books
  • Local restaurant coupons

We will continue to use our school wide text throughout the 2018-2019 school year.


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WCPS eBook Lists & Digital Magazines

Digital Reading: These materials are accessible via the blue iPad icon, Digital Reading. Click on that icon and the page that opens contains direct links to the individual books.

Username/Password information is included if required to access any of these titles.

Flipster Magazine: Download the Flipster application in Self-Service to access our collection of magazine. Username: wctys44 Password: bisfa

Additional WCPS Resources are available for revisiting or enriching content knowledge, using the student RAIL Card, accessing College & Career information or exploring the various databases available for students.

Washington County Free Library Book Club

Earn prizes while reading books at WCFL~ Register here!

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ALL WCPS students have a virtual Rail Card to checkout books, ebooks, online resources and more from Washington County Free Library. To access resources students use their WCPS ID number. rail + student ID# Ex: rail12345
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Accessing OverDrive: MD Digital Library on your device:

Audiobooks available



Spend some time writing this summer to reflect on your year, set goals, ponder a thought, collect meaningful quotes or jot down ideas. To inspire you, consider joining the Facebook group, #100DOSW2018. Converse with others, share a photo, or capture new ideas to inspire your own Notebook Time this summer.

For more ideas connect with @RebeckahODell on Twitter. We'd love to see your thoughts on our BISFA Facebook or Instagram page @WCPS_BISFA.

Bring your ideas & notebook back to school & earn extra credit in English.


Khan Academy offers personalized practice and instructional videos, so learners are able to study at their own pace outside of the classroom. Instruction includes skills and concepts in math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more.

BISFA math student should plan to work for at least 20 minutes per day within the online math program, Khan Academy. The practice should be in the math class students finished in the 2017-2018 school year. Summer is a great time to strengthen skills or improve upon concepts.

Ms. Gastley shared ways to review and build new understanding from student individual PSAT/SAT results. Remember you your Khan Academy account is linked to your College Board account so you have a personalized plan that can support your strengths and areas of need in math & reading. Your practice will also pay off when you take PSAT in October. #impressyourmathteacher

*Forget your login? Try your WCPS Google Account

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WCPS iParent Portal

Check out the new WCPS iParent Portal which provides access to the following resources:

  • WCPS Curriculum-access to a parent-friendly version of the WCPS Essential Curriculum Framework.
  • iPads & iCoverage-access the link to MySchoolBucks and other detailed information regarding iPads and iCoverage
  • Free Training Videos-access WCPS produced video content on iPads, Google tools, and social media
  • Extended Learning Program-access the lexiled book lists and additional resources lists for the Summer of 2018 Learning Program


Join us....

We are pleased to announce a unique opportunity for our WCPS wind instrument students in conjunction with Maryland Wind Festival. A series of performances and master classes will be available for our students wind players at BISFA:

Tuesday, June 26, 2:00-4:00

Wednesday, June 27, 9:00-12, 2:00-4:00

Friday, June 29, 9:00-12:00

You are invited to attend as your schedule allows. The presentations will be held in the dance studio and are free to any WCPS wind instrumentalist.

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