Back to School

The 2022-2023 school year is quickly approaching. The first student day for first and second grade students will be Tuesday, August 9, 2022. The first student day for preschool and kindergarten students will be Wednesday, August 10, 2022. We do have rolling starts this year. Therefore, first grade and second grade students will not report to school on Wednesday, August 10, 2022. All students report to school on Thursday, August 11, 2022.

The information listed below will provide each of you with a list of items to start planning for the beginning of the school year. Online registration will open on Thursday, July 14, 2022 for the 2022-2023 school year. All families, including preschool and kindergarten, will need to complete online summer registration through PowerSchool to sign-off on school policies, inform us of transportation plans and pay book bills. Information is enclosed regarding online registration.

Fees are as follows (includes iPad rental fees for grades K-2):

  • Kindergarten $139.30
  • Grade 1 $131.80
  • Grade 2 $132.50

Supply Lists

Lists were distributed during the previous school year. If you need a new list, you can find the supply lists at local stores or download it via the link below.

BPS School Supply List File updated: June 1, 2022

Open House Events

We will be holding an open house for the following grade levels. Families are encouraged to attend our open house events to meet our staff and receive important information regarding the beginning of the year. During open house, you will be able to confirm transportation plans, ask specific classroom questions and see our school. Please bring your child’s school supplies for the year to open house. It will make the first days of school less stressful for you and your child. You may park in our front lot or in our side parking lot. Please enter our main entrance upon arrival.

Thursday, August 4, 2022

  • Little Bulldog Academy Preschool Open House (5:30-6:30)
  • Kindergarten Open House (5:30-6:00); Parent only meetings in classrooms (6:00-6:30 – Mrs. Kunkel and Mr. Stoneking will take your kindergarten students to the cafeteria during this time)

Monday, August 8, 2022

  • First Grade Open House (5:30-6:30)
  • Second Grade Open House (5:30-6:30)

Student Transportation – All Students

All families are required to complete the transportation forms online in order to finalize registration for the 2022-2023 school year. Accurate transportation information is crucial starting the first day of school. Please make sure that transportation plans are accurate including the appropriate bus number.

Car Riders – Car Rider Ticket Verification System

Any family who will utilize car rider pick-up at any time through the year will need a car rider verification ticket. This goes into effect on the first day of school and all days after. Families without a car rider ticket will be required to park and enter BPS to sign-out their student(s) throughout the school year. You will be mailed a back-to-school registration packet, which will contain two car rider tickets for your family to utilize. If you plan to pick up your student(s) on the first day of school, please display this on your dashboard. You may store the ticket out of sight in your vehicle when not on school property, but please make sure it is visible to the staff members when picking up your student(s) in the front of BPS at dismissal. If at any time you need more copies throughout the school year, please come to the BPS office.

Free and Reduced Lunch/Textbook Application

The State of Indiana will again assist those families, who qualify, in paying for their student’s textbooks. In order to qualify, a family must meet the specific requirements, so please fill out a free and reduced lunch/textbook application online. Since the State only pays for textbooks, there are other charges and fees that you may be responsible for.

Breakfast & Lunch Program

We have a breakfast program for all the children from 7:35 – 8:00 a.m. daily. If your child qualifies for free or reduced school lunches, he/she would also qualify for free or reduced breakfasts.


Indiana law requires that all children be immunized before enrollment in a public school. Please make sure that your student’s immunizations are up-to-date and that this information is filed with the school office. If you have updates, please bring your student’s current immunization card to school to be copied. Check with your doctor or health clinic immediately if your student does not have his/her full set of immunizations completed. Please give those dates to the school office as well. Immunizations are a legal requirement for all children and a parental responsibility prior to the start of school.

Brad Stoneking