The Principal's Office
Message from Mr. Setterlof
I can't believe that the first day of school (Thursday, August 11th) is only three weeks away. Our hard working custodians have spent the summer thoroughly cleaning the building in preparation for the 2022-2023 school year. The entire Bell Intermediate Academy staff is looking forward to working with your students this year. Our goal is for the students of Bell to be Respectful, Responsible, and Ready to Learn each and every day.
Enjoy the last few weeks of summer!
Important Back to School Information
Self-Guided Building Tours
Students will get their schedule, locker number/combination, and an informational brochure.
The same information will be given to students during the Open House.
BIA Open House
5th grade students and their families are encouraged to attend from 5:00 - 5:45 pm.
6th grade students and their families are encouraged to attend from 5:45 - 6:30 pm.
All students will be assigned a locker. Student lockers are located near their classrooms.
Students are placed on a community with 2 teachers in 5th grade and 3 teachers in 6th grade. The students rotate between these classrooms for their core classes (math, language arts, science, and social studies).
5th grade blocks are 120 minutes for Math/Science and ELA/SS. 6th grade blocks are 80 minutes for Math, ELA, and Science/SS. Students will have two related arts classes each day.
Students will have two related arts classes each day. The classes will change each nine weeks grading period.
-5th graders will take Communications, Fine Arts, PE, Computer Science, Spanish, Music, STEM, and Art.
-6th graders in General Music will take Communications, Fine Arts, STEM, Computer Science, Spanish, PE, and Art.
-6th graders in Band, Orchestra, or Choir will take Computer Science, Spanish, and PE. They will also take Art, Communications, or Fine Arts.
Students will have a 30 minute lunch period and a 15 minute recess.
Students will be assigned a school Chromebook to use. When attending school in the building, students will take their device home each night. They are expected to bring the device to school fully charged each day.
5th Grade Orientation Slideshow
Updated Snack Policy
Information from Food Service
Breakfast: Free for all students
Lunch: $2.70 per student
Our Free & Reduced Application will be called Curricular Materials & Meal Assistance Application. For the 2022-2023 school year, breakfast will be free. However, this application is still needed for families to receive a possible discount on lunch and curricular fees. It is used by multiple agencies to award additional funding to the district and students.
Arrival and dismissal procedures for car riders and walkers
Dismissal starts around 2:38. Students who are car riders will get picked up outside the main entrance (doors 1 and 2). Cars must turn right when exiting the school parking lot.