Burlingame Intermediate School

Friday, September 9, 2022

Dear BIS Family and Friends,

Thank you for coming to our Back to School Night! It was so nice to have you all at school. I hope you feel like you got a taste of what your student experiences while they are at school. I want to encourage you all to join our wonderful PTA. Each membership goes beyond our school, with advocacy and training to support our children at the state level and beyond. I also want to encourage all families to give what they can to both PTA and BCE to support our school instructional programs, teacher professional development, student and parent socials, and so much more.

Student Computer Use Agreement:

We are checking out Chromebooks. Please have your student let their Humanities teachers know that they need a Chromebook for the school year. When your child comes home with the Chromebook, they will have a Computer Use Agreement. Please go over this form with your child. Both of you should initial the form and sign. Please return to the office or Advisory teacher. All students that use a computer at school are expected to use their devices with good intentions and Thank you.

Identifications Cards (IDs)

We will be taking lunch counts in Advisory classes each morning. Please talk to your child so they know if they will be grabbing a school lunch. The lunches are free to all students. Once students get their ID cards they will be scanning them so we can keep a more accurate accounting for our state reporting. Please share with your student(s) that they will need their ID card daily at school for lunch and to check out library books.

Lunch Applications are available for the 2022-2023 school year. Please see below for more information. Families that qualify are eligible for many other community services.

Lunchtime in the Library

This week we have had many students in the library at Brunch and Lunch due to the high temperatures. I wanted to thank Ms. Chang, our librarian and the library volunteers for keeping it a safe place to be. I also want to share that students can NOT be playing games on their computers during school hours. This includes during lunch. Students can play board games, cards, read, or work on school work. Thank you for your help.

Let's get Social! Check out our New Instagram Account @BIS_TrojanPride


Mrs. Erica Gilbert, Principal

Dr. Jermaine Williams, Asst. Principal

Mr. Tony Tsujisaka, Asst. Principal

BIS Performing Arts - Fall Play

BIS Performing Arts is excited to announce their fall production of Lady Dracula coming this October 28th-30th. Students interested in a Cast or Crew role should click here for more information. Applications are due Friday, September 9th.

Lunch Application for 2022-23

Please fill out the Lunch Application for 2022-23

The application is in English and Spanish: Lunch Application Link

Once the form is filled out and turned into the BIS School Office, you will be eligible for a SamTrans Bus Pass (while supplies last) and many other county perks.

More than one student in the district? Only one application per family. Be sure to list all children on the same application.

Questions? Email Don at dkyu@burlingameschools.org


To become a volunteer in the Burlingame School District, you need to complete the following steps:

1. Fingerprint Clearance (available at the UPS Store) Get the BSD form before you go.

  • Fingerprints are good for your entire time with a school district so if you have had them from your child's elementary school, you're all set!

2. TB Test (available at CVS, clinic or health care provider) or TB Risk Assessment

  • TB tests need to be administered within 60 days of submitting your volunteer requirements; or
  • Risk assessment *must* be administered and signed by your health care provider and may *not* be self-administered

3. Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination

Please email all documents to abell@burlingameschools.org. Once you are cleared as a volunteer, Alison will contact the site principal.

Thank you for helping us out!

Burlingame Public Library Events

  • Teens are invited to come and de-stress at the library on Friday, September 16 at 4pm while you make your own lip balm and bath bomb to take home. We will provide all ingredients, so all you have to bring is yourself! Registration is required at https://burlingame.libcal.com/event/9544086

  • Teens (and their parents) are invited to join us on Saturday, September 17 at 1:30pm for a special informational session about what it takes to be the City of Burlingame and Town of Hillsborough's first ever Youth Poet Laureate! We will go over the rules, duties, benefits, and application requirements to be awarded this very prestigious position. We will also hold Poetry Workshops for applicants (and anybody else interested in writing poetry!) on the 3rd Saturday of each month at 1:30pm through February 2023. Registration is not required, but you may register here if you would like a reminder email. For more information about the Youth Poet Laureate program, visit: https://cms6.revize.com/revize/burlingamelibrary/BPL%20Youth%20Poet%20Laureate%20FAQ.pdf

  • Youth ages 12-18 are invited to participate in the Fall Session of the Teen Toastmasters Leadership Academy, a FREE 9-week Youth Leadership Program in the Lane Community Room of the Burlingame Main Library on Saturdays from 2-3:30pm October 1 - December 3, 2022 (except October 15). The program is presented by Millbrae Toastmasters and the Burlingame Public Library and in this program youth will:

  • Develop Leadership + Communication Skills Through Practical Experience

  • Improve Public Speaking Ability

Registration Required at https://burlingame.libcal.com/event/9573629

For more information please contact Alan Zhong at zhong.toastmasters@gmail.com or Burlingame Teen Librarian Jenny Miner at miner@plsinfo.org

What's Going on in Burlingame?

Mark Your Calendars

  • Sun., September 11: 7th Grade Social at Ray Park 11:00am to 1:00pm

  • Thurs., September 15: 7th/8th Grade Parent Event at Behan’s

  • Friday, September 16: 6th grade Outdoor Education Money DUE

  • Sun., September 18: 8th Grade Social at Ray Park 11:00am to 1:00pm

  • September 26 thru 30th: Group 1 of 6th graders go to Outdoor Education

  • Thurs., September 29: Make-up Picture Day

  • Fri., September 30: Coffee w/ the Superintendent 9:00am

  • September 23 to Oct 7: PTA Trojan Superhero Fundraising Drive

  • Thurs., October 6: Parent Meeting 7:00 pm via Zoom for 7/8 Teen Talk (Sex Education)

  • Fri., October 7: Trojan Superhero Tournament 2022 Student Activity: We are ALL SuperHeroes!

  • Mon., October 10: No School - Staff PD Day

  • Tues., October 11: BSD Board Meeting 6:00 pm

  • Thurs., October 13: BIS School Site Council Meeting 3:30 pm

  • Tues., October 18: BSD Special Board Meeting 5:00 pm

  • October 24 thru 28: Group 2 of 6th graders go to Outdoor Education

  • Fri., October 28: Lady Dracula - Fall Play 7:00 pm

  • Sat., October 29: Lady Dracula - Fall Play 7:00 pm

  • Sun., October 30: Lady Dracula - Fall Play 1:00 pm

  • Mon., October 31: Halloween Day

  • Sat., November 5: BCE Fundraising Gala

  • Sun., November 6: Daylight Saving Time Ends

  • Tues., November 8: BSD Board Meeting 6:00 pm

  • Fri., November 11: Veterans Day - No School

  • Thurs., November 17: PTA Meeting 7:00pm via Zoom

  • Fri., November 18: End of Trimester 1

  • November 21 - 25: Thanksgiving Week - No School

  • November 30-December 2: Report Cards Mailed Home