Burlingame Intermediate School

Thursday, August 25, 2022 - First Day of School

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Dear BIS Family and Friends,

We made it through the first day of school with flying colors! We would like to thank you for your patience with us. We continue to adjust schedules with errors. Once these are completed we will meet with students regarding electives, However, ensuring all students have the core subjects is our priority. Please make sure your child has, Humanities ELA and Humanities Social Studies, Math, Science and Physical Education. Sixth grade DLI students should also have Immersion English on their schedule. All students should have Periods 1 through 7 and an Advisory class. Please let us know if any core classes are missing.

Math/Accelerated Math

If you did not get Accelerated Math in 6th or 7th grade, and you want your child in this class, email us ONLY, if you haven't emailed us before today. We will get to your students schedule as soon as we can and email you with an updated schedule. Delayed start will not affect your child's grade.

Eighth graders that opted to take the independent study Algebra will soon see this on their schedule.

Parent Portal

Emails for you to sign-in or create an account were sent out last night. It will have the new URL and login information for you with your students' unique code so you can link them to your account. If you need assistance, once we finish addressing student schedules we can help. Please be patient.

We are so excited your children are back at school, as I am sure you are too! 😀


Erica Gilbert, Principal

Jermaine Williams, Asst. Principal

Tony Tsujisaka, Asst. Principal

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

Staff Update

We are so excited about our staff, new and returning. Please be sure to welcome all of them back from the summer break . In the Office, our new Assistant Principal, Tony Tsujisaka (Sujisaka) and Office Administrator, Carli Pascale. (If you need Spanish translation, connect with her!)

Most of the teachers we brought on are experienced teachers from other districts. They are new to BIS, but bring a wealth of knowledge.

6th Grade: Melissa Plageman, Beth Cutright, Rick Peskett, Ms. Yen is on Maternity Leave through the first Trimester, her class will be covered by Cynthia Bringas who we have worked with throughout the district and brings many years of experience.

7th Grade: Austin Doucette, Jodie Reynosa, Jennifer Marty, Shoko Nagami (6-8)

8th Grade: Erika Leydig, Celeste Chain, Lee Lee, Vanessa Stubbs (6-8), and Andrew Ackers

Unfortunately, Mr. Osberg will be out for the next 3 to 4 weeks and we are excited to have Mr. Lazarus cover his classes until his return.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

We had a tour of the New Student Recreation Center

District Nurses

The district has also contracted with a new nurse. Her name is Janet Westlund. She comes with over 25 years nursing experience and will be partnering with Nurse Rosie to ensure students are screened and healthy.

You can contact them at nurse@burlingameschools.org.

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I am sure you have seen recent communications from the Superintendent that masking is still strongly recommended indoors by our county for students and staff. At BIS, though not required, masks are encouraged to be worn indoors for students and staff who have been exposed to Covid.


We do not have a requirement for quarantine for students who have been exposed to Covid. We encourage mask wearing in cases where students have been knowingly exposed, but this is not a mandate.

Students who test positive for Covid must be kept at home for a minimum of 5 days. They may return to campus after a 5 day isolation period if they test negative for Covid, do not have a fever, and their symptoms are improving. For students who do not test negative after the 5 day isolation, they must continue isolation until they either test negative, or 10 days from symptom onset have elapsed.


We will not be offering testing on campus this year. We are instead asking families to follow recommendations for testing after an exposure and complete the testing at home. We are able to provide testing kits to families to do the testing at home. Please contact the school office if you need a home testing kit following receipt of an exposure notice.


We will be sending a general exposure notice (just like we do for Strep Throat and other transmissible conditions) to classes where there has been a case, but we will not be sending a general school-wide exposure notice.

It is very important that families do not send their children to school if they are sick. Please do not send your child to school if they have a fever, if they have vomited within the last 24 hours, or if they are exhibiting any Covid-related symptoms.

Please be sure that your child has been fever free for at least 24 hours without fever reducing medication.

We appreciate your help in keeping our staff and students healthy this year.

For absences, please email BISAttendance@burlingameschools.org

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Mark Your Calendars

    • August 26 (and ongoing): Regular Day of School 8:40 am to 3:10 PM (remember, Tuesdays are 2:10 PM dismissal!)

    Picture Days:

    • August 29 - 6th Grade

    • August 30- 7th Grade

    • August 31- 8th Grade

    • September 1: 7th Grade Student Event After school-TBD

    • September 2: 1:40pm dismissal (Memorial Day Weekend)

    • September 5: No School - Labor Day Holiday

    • September 8: 8th Grade Student Event After school

    • September 8: BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT! General Meeting 5:45pm Quad Area

    • September 8: 6th grade Parent Event Post Back to School Night at Behan’s!

    • September 9: Principal Coffee before our 1st PTA meeting

    • September 9: Kick off the Year PTA Meeting: In person at 9 am - Venue TBD

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

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

    • September 29: Make-up Picture Day

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

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

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

    • October 10: No School - Staff PD Day

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