Dear Families,


Recommendations and understandings concerning the spread of the COVID 19 virus have evolved rapidly in the last 24 hours. Therefore, school will be closed from March 16 through April 17.  The BICS school board and administration arrived at this decision with consultation from the San Diego County Office of Education, Department of Public Health, and personal from neighboring districts.  It is important to understand that there is NO known case of COVID 19 associated with any students or adults with connections to B.I.C.S. Still, we have made this decision out of an abundance of caution for the students, staff, and families in our B.I.C.S. community.


Thank you for your understanding! We will of course keep all stakeholders notified of all new developments.


Austin McKeever



We are very proud of our school and what our students are accomplishing here at BICS!  Please take a moment to view our latest video...


Barona Indian Charter School is a free, non-profit school, and is open to both Tribal and Non-Tribal students! At BICS we take great pride in helping our students achieve academically and develop socially.  Please call us at (619) 443-0948 to arrange a tour of our beautiful campus!


The School Board Meeting for 03/16/20 at 8:30 a.m

has been cancelled.

SPRING RECESS is April 6 through April 17!


Barona Indian Charter School
1095 Barona Rd.
Lakeside, CA 92040
Phone: (619) 443-0948
Fax: (619) 443-7280


August 16, 2019

          Happy New Year BICS Families!  The following information will inform you on some new happenings and some things we have in store for your child at BICS.

          First, we would like to welcome 3 new teachers on board!  Ms. Valdez will be taking over in our 5/6 classroom.  We are very also happy to offer standalone 1st and 2nd grade classrooms.  Ms. Gill will be teaching our first graders and Mrs. Barber will be in the second grade.  All our new teachers come to us with fantastic experience and strong recommendations!  We also want to wish Ms. Green and Ms. West all the best on their next exciting endeavors!

          At BICS, we are committed to constantly refining and improving our practices.  Our BIG academic focus this year will be in the area of Science.  All teachers met over summer to review curriculum and we decided to move forward the adoption of the Discovery Science.  This curriculum received state approval and fully embraces the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).  We are looking forward to a full day of professional development from Discovery prior to the start of the school year.  We of course, continue to benefit from previous initiatives such as Peace builders, Safe School Ambassadors, The Power of Engagement, Growth Mindset, and Visible Learning for Teachers, and the work of Dan St. Romain.

          As always, we will be looking forward to working with our families throughout the year.  We are also always happy to meet new families, provide tours of our beautiful campus, and share the great things that are happening here at BICS.  If you or anyone you know has an interest in becoming a part of Barona Indian Charger School, please con't hesitate to get in contact with us!  Our population has grown but we do have space available in 1st and 2nd grades!

Here's to a great year at BICS!

Austin McKeever


Bics Students


We are now accepting applications for the upcoming school year! Please come by the Office to pick one up
or click here to download an application!


**Returning Students will need a new Emergency Card and
a copy of their Current Immunization/Shot Record.  Please do not fill in the Teacher's Name on the Emergency Card.**

Updated 10/29/2018


Episode 22!
Weather and News and More!
Posted 05/13/2019


We say it every day, but what does it really mean?! Our 2nd grade class made a movie about the pledge to gain a better understanding.


BICS Would Like to
Welcome Three New Teachers 
to our Family.

We are so happy to have
Ms. Becca Gill as our new 1st Grade teacher,  Mrs. Jamie Barber as our new 2nd Grade teacher, and Ms. Valdez as our new 5th and 6th Grade teacher. 

Please feel free to introduce yourself
to them when you are on campus.  

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OFFICE HOURS:     M-Th  7:30am to 3:00pm  /  Fri 7:30am to 2:00pm

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