Issue 23: February 02, 2018

From the BAIS Director’s Desk

Dear Parents,

We Heard You!

Thank you for the feedback we have received from all of you through our many means of communication. We have heard from you through PACE, DAC, DWD, small grade level meetings, surveys, coffees, and numerous informal interactions around campus. We are so appreciative of your feedback.

Based on your feedback here are a few recent and future changes :

We would like to see a Full Day Option for Preschool

In 2018-2019 there will be an option for a full-day preschool program. All students will come in the morning with enrichment elements in the afternoon.

We would like to see more options available in Mathematics

The 2017-18 school year saw the implementation of the new mathematics pathways program. This resulted in the ability to offer students striving for two AP Calculus classes the track to do so along with the option to travel a less rigorous path.

We would like to see discounts available for larger families

Next school year we will be introducing a multiple child discount. 3% for the second child, 5% for the third child, and 10% for the fourth child.

We would like to see more students enroll

BAIS is engaging in an aggressive pricing model and structure. There will be no price increase for 2018-2019, based on the underlying USD pricing. In fact, because there will be a new tuition structure, the elementary tuition will actually be decreasing. Secondly, in an effort to recruit new families, BAIS will offer a 5% tuition discount for the first year for new students. Over the next two years, BAIS would like to see an enrollment increase between 20-30 students. Therefore, if you refer a family to BAIS that enrolls, you will receive a Rp. 10 juta tuition benefit. Exclusions apply, details can be obtained from Mr. Boccacio.

Mr. Karl Nielsen
BAIS Director

College and Guidance

Check out the college bulletin board for information about two summer programs from the Yale Young Global Scholars Program and Oxford Royale Academy.

Evening Seminar for Parents and Students

Who? Dr. Joosung Lee

  • MIT Alumnus
  • Professor at KAIST
  • Entrepreneur of K-Lab
  • Published author
  • When? The evening of February 14


Topic? Finalized next week

A new weekly column beginning next week will be found in the BAIS Buzz titled Why Do We…. Realizing that BAIS is a unique school and often we do things that other schools may not, this is an opportunity for you to better learn about BAIS. We have a list of topics we think could use explaining but we also invite you to submit questions if you wonder why we do something. If you let us know, we will address it in one of our up-coming BAIS Buzz articles. Our first topic for next week is in regards to our new all-day preschool pilot.

Stay tuned!!

Place your order at the senior store with Bethany or Heemin.

Drama Rehearsal

February 7, 2018 from 4pm to 6pm

Scene: 2 – 10.
All cast and crew in these scenes are required to attend this rehearsal.

Athletics & Club News

IISSAC Basketball

  • IISSAC Basketball and Cross Country at Mountainview, Feb. 23-25!
  • Games today, Friday (Feb. 2) Check the BAIS Public Calendar and BAIS Pep Club Facebook page for game announcements and updates.
  • Season’s Record: Boys 8-1 / Girls 2-3

After School Activities

  • BAIS Swimming Invitational this past Saturday was a huge success! 136 Swimmers came to compete in the event!
    Thanks to Pak Henry and the IISSAC Swim Committee for all hard work and sacrifice.
  • SPECIAL THANKS to the World Racers and all the other volunteers that made the event possible. Y’all are all deeply valued and appreciated.
  • MUN Started Last Week! Contact Mr. Julian if you are interested. The club is open to high school and meet Tuesdays, 3:45-4:45 (correction). Registration for the March 1-2 MUN Conference closes at the end of the month.

Elementary Clubs/Activities

  • Season Three of After School Activities starts in March. If you have any suggestions or ideas about activities or clubs for our students, please contact Mr. Powers, Mrs. Loewen, or Ibu Dias.

Keep your eyes on the BAIS Buzz for updates, changes, and more information!

Grade 4 Parents are invited to join us for an informal coffee brek on February 9, 2018 at 8am in the MPR.

Business Office

Reenrollment Reminder

Before the Christmas holiday, we have sent the 2018-2019 reenrollment form. Please complete the reenrollment form and return it with the appropriate fees to the BAIS office on or before Friday, March 2, 2018. The reenrollment form can be collected in the school office, on the school website, and is also attached in the email you received for this edition of the BAIS BUZZ. Your child’s reenrollment for the 2018-2019 school year is secure when this form and the accompanying payment have been received. Payment can be made by bank transfer or cash to the finance office.

The bank account information is the following:

Bank Name PT Bank Permata
Bank Address Jalan Merdeka No. 66, Bandung
Account Name Yayasan Bandung Alliance Intercultural S
Account # 809-01-8415

Please note after March 2, 2018 your child’s seat in class is no longer secure. Some classes are close to their student limit, so please reenroll promptly to ensure your student’s seat. The 7,000,000 IDR non-refundable reenrollment deposit will be applied towards the student’s fall 2016 tuition. After March 2, 2018, only 5,500,000 IDR of the 7,000,000 IDR deposit will be applied towards the student’s fall 2018 tuition.

We appreciate your support! If you have any questions, please stop by the office at any time.


Student Documents Needed

We would like to inform you that every student at BAIS who is not an Indonesian citizen must present a valid KITAS and Passport copy (students and parents) to BAIS. For Indonesian citizens, you must present the Birth Certificate to BAIS. Please submit an official letter to us if your documents are still in process.

Thank you for your prompt consideration.

Your sincerely.

Download this issue as PDF: Issue 23: 2 February, 2018 – English

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