Welcome to BIS!

August 19, 2022

Message from the Principal

We cannot wait to welcome our 3rd and 4th graders to BIS and kick off another amazing school year! We miss the joyful laughter, sweet smiles, and silliness of our students during the quieter summer months. Our teachers are wrapping up their summers and starting to prepare for the upcoming year. By this point, you should have received welcome letters in the mail to identify the name of your child's homeroom teacher. If you have not, please reach out to us.


Below is some important information about the beginning of the year, drop-off/pick-up procedures, open house, and school supplies.


First Day of School


  • The first day of school for BIS students in August 31, 2022.
  • The BIS school day runs from 7:40 AM - 2:20 PM (we dismiss at 12:00 on early release days)
  • Students should bring a backpack, water bottle, lunch (if bringing a packed lunch), snack, and any other items communicated by the classroom teacher. Please leave toys, sports equipment, or other non-essential items at home.
  • Please make sure your child knows how they are getting home in the afternoon.


Morning Arrival


  • Drop off begins at 7:40 at the back loop of BIS. Once staff are outside to welcome students, caregivers will pull forward in one line to the designated areas for students to unload. In order to keep students safe, we keep cars in one single line for the entire drop-off line.
  • There is no parking during morning drop off and parents are asked to stay in their car. We ask that you pull up and students are ready to exit the car. This will help keep the line moving, prevent traffic on Hill St, and allow students to come into school safely and promptly.
  • Students should be in class at 7:55 every day, otherwise they are considered tardy, and must report to the office at the front of the building. Families arriving after the drop-off window will need to drive to the front of the building.


Afternoon Dismissal


  • Similar to drop off, parent pick-up will take place at the same drop off location in the back loop.
  • Please keep to the right and do not double park.
  • Our staff will be outside assisting you and your child in learning our dismissal routine. Prepare for a slower procedure at the beginning of the year while we teach students the dismissal process. Some days we have a large number of students getting picked up and our priority is always student safety.


Thank you for your continued support and partnership.


We are excited to start an awesome school year here at BIS!


Sincerely,

Lindsey Nadeau

Biddeford Intermediate School Principal

BIS Open House

Tuesday, Aug. 30th, 4:30-6:30pm

335 Hill Street

Biddeford, ME

Please join us for our Fall BIS Open House! Meet the teacher, see your child's classroom, and meet our support staff.

Registration & Parent Portal Setup

It is very important for parents to complete the registration process in order to stay connected and informed about your child(ren)’s education. If you have not yet set up your Infinite Campus Parent Portal, or need to make any edits to your information, please do so by clicking on the links below. Step-by-step instructions (apply to both Biddeford and Dayton) are available by clicking here.


Please help us by keeping your address, phone numbers, and emergency contacts up-to-date. We rely on this information for school notices, family communication, and emergencies.

Important Dates

  • August 30: Open House from 4:30-6:30pm
  • August 31: First Day of School
  • September 2: No School
  • September 5: Holiday - No School
  • September 14: Early Release (dismissal @ 12:00)

Welcome New Staff!

BIS would like to welcome the following staff to our Tiger Family:


Sarah Kaiser: Special Education Teacher

Karen Quigley: Literacy Specialist

Amanda Pillsbury: Cafeteria Manager

Kelley Litwinetz: School Psychologist

Sarah Rogers: Physical Therapist

Sara Martin: 3rd Grade Teacher

Rachel Wakefield: 3rd Grade Teacher

Sadie Bowden: 4th Grade Teacher

Joan Brown: Educational Technician

Elizabeth Simard: Library Teacher

Joanne Descoteaux: Educational Technician


Welcome to Chelsea Leclerc and Jerry Nason, our residential interns for the 22-23 school year.

School Supplies

School Supplies
Below is a general supply list. Your teacher may communicate directly with you regarding a few other items needed for class.

  • Pencils
  • Colored Pencils
  • Dry Erase Markers
  • Glue Sticks
  • Highlighter
  • Headphones or earbuds

If you are in need of assistance with school supplies or backpacks, please contact Mrs. Aberle or Mrs. Guay for support and resources.

FREE MEALS THIS SCHOOL YEAR

Parents/ Guardians MUST FILL OUT a NEW application EVERY school year. Even though meals are FREE for all students. Please click the below button to help us access school funding.

Click Here for Pre-K/K Registration

If you have a child turning the age of four (4) for Pre-K or five (5) for Kindergarten before October 15, 2022, please pre-register them as soon as possible!