Welcome to Big Island Elementary

Our mission, in partnership with our families and community, is to educate our students in a way that encourages independence, responsibility, and good citizenship while imparting the academic skills necessary to meet required standards in a safe and supporting environment.

BIES is dedicated to developing life-long learners who will become successful community members who are able to address the issues of a constantly changing society.

Big Island Elementary Students Working on Letter Recognition
BIES Students Twin Day
Big Island Elementary School - School Building
Empowering Learners for Future Success

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We will be providing additional updates as that information becomes available through direct communication to families, our BCPS websiteYouTube channel, social media (FacebookInstagram, & Twitter), as well as our Facebook video broadcasts.

Click here for Return to School information

Return to School Infographic - Updated 8/14/20   

Important Updates from 8/13/20 School Board Meeting 

We will be having another student materials drop off day on Tuesday, September 1 between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm.

Bedford County Public Schools still remains closed to the public, but essential appointments for registration can be made by calling your child's school between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday.

The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) has developed a parent resource on how to talk about COVID-19 with your child. The CDC provides daily updates and health-related guidance in regards to COVID-19 if further information is needed for your family.

COVID-19 and Your Mental Health Infographic


Kindergarten Supply List

1st-4th Grades Supply List


NEW KG students who have never been in BCPS before:  

PREVIOUS BCPS PK and Head Start students who will be moving up to KG:  

Amazement Square has posted many activities with videos. If you are interested they are found at:

Also, your child's teacher has online activities shared on their website.  These are listed under the staff heading, then teachers and click your child's teacher's name to navigate to their website. 

School Cash Online is a safe, simple and secure way for parents to pay for field trips, yearbooks, spirit wear, athletic fees and more. No need to take out cash or write checks, now you can shop online from the comfort of your own home. Click on the Register Now icon below, then click on Register

Click here to Register for School Cash Online

Click here for Intro to School Cash Online video

Click here for School Cash Online - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) in PDF format

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