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Posted August 17, 2020


Barbara Ingram Students, Parents, and Guardians! 


We are very excited to begin our 12th year at Barbara Ingram School for the Arts! 

The current reality of Covid-19 has created barriers to our normal plans, however our staff will continue to build our strong BISFA community through distance learning. 


The first day of school is Monday, August 31.  We will be handing out devices, class materials, and important information to all BISFA students on Thursday, August 20 and Friday, August 21.  Scheduled pick up times are listed below.  We have scheduled about 10 students per 30 minutes to follow proper distancing guidelines.  Please feel free to come anytime during your designated 30-minute block and plan to wear a mask. Returning students, if you did not return your Chromebook in June then you will need to bring it to school during your pick-up time for inventory purposes. Students will not be able to get another device if they have not returned their Chromebook from 2019-2020. 


It is important for both parent and student to attend the pick-up time in order to sign the iCoverage Form ($15), Responsible Use Policy, and Health Form. If you cannot make the time listed  - just call or email so we can work out a change.  You can call 301-766-8840 or email Dr. Hovermale directly at [email protected].


Our upcoming back to school information event will consist of 2 parts:

Upcoming video links and a Live Zoom event open to all families to answer specific questions. Links will be available on August 24th and the Zoom will take place on Thursday, August 27.  In addition, during distance learning we plan to hold bi-weekly evening zoom meetings for families to ask questions.