June 1, 2021

FROM THE PRINCIPAL'S DESK

Goodbye to Bainbridge High

Eight years ago my family moved to Bainbridge Island and I experienced a magical summer of relative anonymity. I spent the months of July & August as a "newbie" to the island, checking out the beaches with my kids, watching the Fourth of July parade from the sidelines, and shopping the aisles of T & C without interruption. I spent these months getting to know this place through observation - by meeting people, asking questions, listening. In this process I learned about the deep sense of community, the unique impact of living on an island, and the unparalleled support for the young people that call this island home.
For the past eight years I have continued to navigate this space and learn through experience.  I have learned about community by leading a team of dedicated educators through some very difficult  circumstances.  I have learned about the impact of our island location by navigating decision-making for a comprehensive high school without nearby high school neighbors. I have learned about the unparalleled support for young people in my daily interactions with families, coaches, club advisors, community organizations and employers that all support high school students outside of the classroom each day.
Most importantly I have learned that my summer as an anonymous observer doesn't compare to the years of connections, collaboration, and community that I have experienced in my time as an administrator at Bainbridge High School. I am grateful for the experience and excited for a new adventure in the Bainbridge Island School District as Executive Director of Secondary Teaching and Learning, to begin on July 1st. 
With gratitude,
~ Kristen Haizlip, Principal

Hello to Ms. Rodgers!

We are thrilled to welcome Kristina Rodgers into the Bainbridge Island community as the next principal of Bainbridge High School.  Ms. Rodgers has served as principal of Roosevelt High School in Seattle Public Schools for the past four years and previously as assistant principal for seven years. Her experience also includes serving as Athletic Director for Ballard High School and Spanish teacher at Ballard High School and Evergreen High School. We are confident that her strengths in relationship building, supporting the whole student experience, and fostering academic growth will positively impact Bainbridge High School in the years to come. Welcome to BHS Ms. Rodgers!

BHS Athletics: Wrapping Up This Year & Looking Ahead To Next

Wow. We are wrapping up a fast and furious three seasons of high school athletics ~ all between the months of January and June. Thank you to the coaches, support staff, and the BHS athletic department for the hours and energy you put in to help make this happen for our student-athletes. Looking ahead to next year, the BISD school board will be presented on June 8th with a recommendation for continued temporary league affiliation 

AP EXAMS ARE UNDERWAY

In a year full of adjustments, we have asked our AP students to pivot one last time ~ they are taking AP exams online at home this week and next. We are certain they are ready to tackle the content, but in case of technical difficulties click below.
Troubleshooting: 
Top 10 Reminders for Digital Testing:

Don't Forget!

Please turn in textbooks, library books, class materials, and athletic uniforms!

Please take a few moments to look in your room, your kitchen, your car, or wherever random school items may be!  Gather all items that need to be returned ~ textbooks, library books, class materials and supplies, and all athletic gear that belongs to BHS ~ and bring to school as soon as possible. Items that are not returned will appear on your fine list after June 10th so you are aware of what items you need to search for and return.You may drop all library books and textbooks in the big blue bins in front of the 200 building. Thank you!

June 1 - 11

AP Exams
June 11
4C Friday
June 14
FINALS - Periods 1, 2, 3
June 15
FINALS - Periods 4, 5, 6
June 16
LAST DAY ~ Asynchronous 
Makeup Finals if needed
* Senior information and  dates linked below *

Countdown to Commencement!

Congratulations to the Class of 2021! We are excited to celebrate with you on June 12th. 

YES for all!

It is our collective goal to ensure that all BHS students experience high school to the fullest. Need help with a school fee or extracurricular expense? All students and BHS parents/guardians can request assistance through the YES student scholarship application form - linked here.

It's ABC Time!

Each year we ask families to complete the Annual Back-to-school Check-in (ABC) process. It's that time again! Please log into Family Access and complete this process ASAP for students returning to BHS next year. Click here for more information.

We Are Grateful For...

BHS Classified Staff that have stepped up to serve as COVID monitors every day, twice a day. Students look forward to their cheerful greetings when they arrive to campus to scan in and start school.

Who says there is no such thing as a free lunch? 

Next school year all students in the Bainbridge Island School District are eligible to receive free breakfast and lunch on campus!  NOTE: This applies to the "whole meal" - not a la cart items.
** Families that would traditionally qualify for free/reduced lunch should still complete an application (linked here) next Fall, as we are able to provide additional school fee waivers based on this information. 
Nondiscrimination statement: Bainbridge Island School District School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. For questions, please contact Civil Rights Coordinator, Erin Murphy at emurphy@bisd303.org.