Thursday, May 21, 2020

Important Update to Seniors and Families

Hello Seniors and Families,

As Mr. Kimball indicated yesterday in his email, you are in the homestretch for graduation. Congratulations!

In this communication, I will provide you with dates for upcoming senior activities and a summary of these events. As we work through the planning process, additional details will be sent as well.

Thursday, June 4th, 6 pm - YouTube Live Event
During this event, we will be showing a recording of your graduation rehearsal. We are going to film a mock walkthrough so that you will know what to expect when you graduate.  This event will also be for our BFA Yearbook Dedication!

Friday, June 5th Yearbook, Cap and Gown Distribution
This drive-through event will be held at the Collins Perley Sports Complex. You will need to stay in your vehicles and drive around the circle at the main entrance of the Complex. We will have runners that will bring your yearbook, cap, and gown directly to your car. You can then exit the Complex immediately after. The price for your cap and gown is $22. You can bring either cash or make a check payable to Balfour. Also, if you did not order a yearbook, we ordered extra. Yearbooks are $50 cash or check written out to MRUSD. The following is your time slot to attend this event:
Adams - Chamberlain 4-4:45 pm
Chambers - Gaboury 4:45-5:30 pm
Gagne - Lamson 5:30-6:15 pm
Lanco-Jackson - Robtoy 6:15-7:00 pm
Rocheleau - Zorn 7-7:45 pm

If you can not come during your allotted time, please email me ( You must have your cap and gown for graduation.

Sunday, June 7, 2020, Virtual Sports Ceremony 
This ceremony will be broadcast on Channel 15 and YouTube. Time is TBD.

Monday, June 8, 2020, Virtual Awards and Scholarship Ceremony
This ceremony will be broadcast on Channel 15 and YouTube. Time is TBD.

Monday, June 8, 2020 - Collection Day - 1 pm - 7 pm
Seniors are to return any school books, library books, Chromebooks to BFA North through designated cafeteria windows.  All materials must be returned in order to receive your diploma. If you can not make this time, please email me (
Friday, June 12, 2020 - Awards & Certificates Distribution Event - Times TBD
This event will be held at BFA North through designated cafeteria windows. This will be for picking up awards and certificates.

Graduation - June 9 - June 13th
This year’s commencement will be a 2-part graduation. It is highly recommended that you watch the YouTube event on Thursday, June 4th at 6 pm. This will be your graduation rehearsal.  On June 9th - 11th you will arrive at the Collins Perley Complex at your assigned time slot. You will arrive in your cap and gown, and walk-in alphabetical order. For example, Tuesday, June 9th 5 pm will begin with last name Adams. I will be sending out that exact schedule next week. We suggest that you ride to the Complex in the same car as your family. You are limited to two family members to join you for the ceremony.  Upon your arrival at the Complex, you will be directed where to park. Please stay in your vehicles until you hear your name announced over the public address system. When called, staff will assist you in lining up outside of the Southside of the Complex. You and your two family members will walk through the ice rink and tennis court, up to the graduation stage. You’ll walk across the stage and receive your diploma. Once off the stage, you will have an opportunity for a professional photo with Whipple Photography. Your family is welcome to take photos while you are on stage. BFA will be purchasing one professional photo for each senior. Once your photo is taken, you will be ushered out the Northside of the Complex and will return to your vehicles. This whole process will be filmed. All of the graduation speeches will also be pre-recorded. These recordings along with musical pieces will be pulled together as a production for you all to watch from your homes on Saturday, June 13th at 11 am. This production will be made available to all seniors in a media file.

Note: The Senior Slide Show will be projected on the screens for you to view as you walk up to the graduation stage as well as shown on YouTube the evening of June 12th, Time TBD.

If you have any questions regarding this information, please do not hesitate to contact me (524-6400 or

One last announcement, make sure to take a drive by the Collins Perley Complex this weekend to view some special messages for the Class of 2020.


Ms. Callan
Graduation Coordinator

Friday, May 15, 2020


Three of our students had their plays featured at the virtual two-day Vermont Young Playwrights Festival this week.  

Isabella Bonasera and Sydney Ward had their plays read, the honorable mention was Katie Galuszka

VIDEO- Isabella starts at 3:14:40

BFA’s Ian Carpenter was honored, with 3rd place in the Senior Individual Documentary division, at the annual VT History Day ceremony. 

His documentary was about break barriers. Ian continues to break down barriers with his hard work, determination, and grit.  

Congratulations  Ian! 

Special Hello


 Even the buildings long to be full of chatter, laughing, and learning once again.  

Check out the windows! They have a message for you! 
Miss you all!

Connector Construction at BFA

Week of Memorial Day Schedule

Monday, May 25th, is Memorial Day. To make the most of our class time with students and teachers, we will be shifting Monday's schedule to Friday. 

Schedule Memorial Day week:
Monday - No School
Tuesday- Gold
Wednesday- Green
Thursday- Gold
Friday- Green


Thursday, May 14, 2020


Please join us for this evening's live event.

Tonight's topics: 1) Results of Student/Parent Surveys, 2) Student Supports, and 3) Celebrate teachers supporting the community  

Here is the link for this evening's event:

Thursday Senior Update

Good afternoon seniors and families,

Thank you for attending or watching our live YouTube senior event on Tuesday evening and for all your feedback on our upcoming end of the year senior activities. We have been actively working through several coordination aspects and although we do not yet have all the specific details ironed out, I want to give you a summary of our 4 events and Tentative Dates:

1)      Senior Distribution Event. Seniors will go to the Collins Perley Complex, bring back any school items, and pick up their yearbooks, caps & gowns, and other various items such as awards, certificates, etc. on Friday, June 5th.
2)      Virtual Sports Banquet. Sunday, June 7, 2020
3)      Virtual Awards and Scholarship Ceremony, Thursday, June 11, 2020
4)      Graduation. Graduation will be a 2-part commencement process. Seniors and a limited amount of family members will go to the Complex, the senior will be in their cap and gown, walk across the stage and receive their diploma, have a photo opportunity, and be ushered out of the Complex. This will be filmed. All speeches and music will be recorded. This process will take 2-3 days to accomplish abiding by social distance requirements. Tentatively Tuesday, June 9th - Thursday, June 11th.   The second part of the process will be the overall production of the ceremony will be broadcast on Channel 15 on Saturday, June 13th at 11 am.

This is a summary and more details on each specific event will follow next week, including confirmed dates and times for these events.

Thank you for your continued support and patience.