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.

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2021-2022 Back to School Information
Start Date: August 11, 2021
Start/End Times for Grades PK-5:
8:00 am-2:30pm
Students will go to school every day.
Grades PK-5 will relocate to elementary school buildings.
Click Here for more information, including PK/K registration and Bedford Connects (100% remote option) request information.

2021-2022 School Supply Lists *****

Kids' Haven has a partnership with BCPS for provision of supplemental grief support to children and families who have lost a member of their primary family or the loss of a primary caregiver to a child. While they were not able to provide any onsite services last year, they remained supportive of schools by providing grief packets for all school counselors. They are resuming in-person services and have announced a camp experience for students in elementary and middle school.

Kids' Haven Info


Bedford County Public Schools still remains closed to the public, but essential appointments can be made by calling your child's school.

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
Click here for Return to School Information Webpage

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 here and choose Register

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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