BISD
OPEN NOW! THE ABC PROCESS FOR 21-22
It's time! Our Annual Back-to-school Check-in process (ABC) is now open and is available by logging in to your Family Access account. Please take the time to complete this process ASAP. It should take about 15 minutes (or less!) to complete the process for each child in your household.
The ABC 21-22 process must be completed for all students in the district whether they are brand new to the district or returning. If your student will be enrolled in Running Start, the process must be completed for them as well.
ABC Process
BISD is planning on bringing students back for full-time learning in September. 
If your student left and you are interested in returning, please click here to begin the enrollment process. (BISD will also offer an online option for those who need it.)
COVID DATA DASHBOARD
coviddatadash
BISD is committed to sharing information to help track the prevalence of COVID-19 in the BISD community. 

To access the dashboard, please visit https://www.bisd303.org/covidresources.
COVID-19 Data Dashboard
WHAT GREAT ACCOLADES
Bhs Admin
The BHS Admin team hold up the announcement from U.S News & World Report.

Bainbridge High School was ranked the #6 public high school in WA state by U.S. News & World Report. (If you consider only traditional, comprehensive high schools, BHS is ranked #3). 


U.S. News uses a comprehensive formula with six ranking factors to produce an overall score from which the ranking is determined. The ranking factors include college readiness, math & reading proficiency, math & reading performance, underserved student performance, college curriculum breadth and graduation rate. To view the scorecard for BHS, click here. 
1 Million Meals
Shirley Rice has served over one million meals to BISD students.

Shirley Rice has served BISD students their school lunches since 1990...and she has now served more than ONE MILLION meals.


Shirley started working for BISD's Food Service team more than 30 years ago. She started at Commodore and then moved to Sakai to help set up the food service program when Sakai opened -- and she's been there ever since! Thank you, Shirley, for providing our students with nutritious meals served with a smile!
Deb Rudnick
Deb Rudnick was the recipient of the 2021 Earth Day Award.

BISD Science Resource Coordinator Deb Rudnick was one of five Kitsap County recipients of the 2021 Earth Day Award.


Commissioner Rob Gelder stopped by earlier this week to give Deb her award. How fitting that the award is made of driftwood and features salmon! In one of her many roles, Deb is chair of the Bainbridge Island Watershed Council and runs the annual Bainbridge Island fall salmon monitoring program. Congratulations, Deb!
BISD ADOPTS NEW RACE, EQUITY & IDENTITY POLICY

The District Improvement Plan states that BISD will adopt a school board equity policy...  

and last night, the school board unanimously adopted Policy 3111, Race, Equity and Identity.
When creating the policy, BISD reviewed other model policies from school districts across the state as well as reviewed key elements of our district improvement plan. An initial draft of the policy was then shared with building administrators as well as members of BISD's Multicultural Advisory Council. Early this spring a survey was created and staff, families, students, and members of the community had the opportunity to provide feedback.
We appreciate and value the involvement of thestakeholders throughout the development of the policy, and we are very pleased with the final results. 
To watch this week's study session on the Equity Policy, click here. 
SCHEDULE FOR THE LAST DAY OF SCHOOL 

The last day of school is Wednesday, June 16.


Similar to years past, the last day of school this year will be a half-day. However, it will be an asynchronous day (meaning there will not be any in-person learning). There will not be AM/PM cohorts. 
SCHEDULE FOR THE LAST DAY
  • All kindergarten - 4th graders and Odyssey 5th & 6th graders: 7:50-10:50 a.m.
  • Sakai and Woodward students: 8:05-11:05 a.m.
  • All high school students and Odyssey 7th & 8th graders: 8:20-11:20 a.m. 

    Look for additional information about the last day from your student's school & teacher(s). 
COVID VACCINE INFORMATION
Vaccine clinic at COS
The gym at Commodore Options School hosts vaccine clinics sponsored by Bainbridge Prepares and Bainbridge Community Pharmacy. 

As you may know, children age 12 and older are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

It is important to note that Washington State Department of Health is encouraging the vaccine but is not currently requiring the COVID-19 vaccine for school attendance. Right now, only the Pfizer vaccine is approved for ages 12-17. Moderna and Johnson & Johnson are authorized for people 18 and older.
If you select to sign-up your 12+ student for a vaccine, please read the instructions carefully as each location seems to have its own release form and stipulations on vaccinating minors (such as having a parent present).
To locate a vaccine appointment, please visit:
NOTE: We know that the COVID vaccine can cause an immune response that mimics or can possibly hide actual symptoms, and as BISD requires students to be symptom-free for 24 hours prior to returning to school, it might be a good idea to schedule vaccination appointments for Friday or Saturday (when possible) in order to miss less school while waiting for the symptom-free period to pass. 
SPREAD THE WORD
BISD is hiring!
Come be a part of the largest employer on Bainbridge Island. 
GRAD-O-GRAMS 

Do you know soon-to-be graduates? Share your well-wishes by sending Grad-O-Grams!

  • Grad-O-Grams are notes written by parents, relatives, friends, neighbors, current & former teachers, coaches, etc. 
  • The notes should be encouraging in nature and hopefully acknowledge some positive attribute or behavior that has been observed in the student. 
The completed Grad-O-Gram form(s) may be returned in one of the following ways:
  • E-mail the completed form to hmckay@bisd303.org. Please make sure that your e-mail includes the first and last name of the student who should receive the Grad-O-Gram.
  • Drop off a "hard copy" of the completed form to the black mailbox located on the left side of the drive-through loop in front of Bainbridge High School on High School Road.
Forms are due by June 1, 2021. Please try and keep Grad-O-Grams a secret for the Class of 2021!

BHS Grad-O-Gram Form
SPARTRONICS OPEN HOUSE

You are invited to attend the Spartronics Virtual Open House to learn about the Robotics Club.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 19 starting promptly at 6 p.m. (and ending at 8 p.m.)
WHERE: Via Zoom
REGISTER: You must register in advance to attend. The Zoom link will be emailed to you prior to the event. Register here.
NEW: FEDERAL AID FOR BROADBAND INTERNET CONNECTIVITY

This week, the Federal Communications Commission launched the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) Program. 

This program provides a temporary discount on monthly internet broadband bills for qualifying low-income households. If your household is eligible, you can receive:
  • Up to a $50/month discount to your internet broadband service
  • Up to a $75/month discount if your household is on qualifying Tribal lands
  • A one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, tablet, or desktop computer

Visit the website https://www.GetEmergencyBroadband.org for more details about the EBB Program, including how to apply. This is a federal program and is not associated with BISD. As a courtesy, if your family has questions about the program, please email Kiyo Toma, Director of Technology at ktoma@bisd303.org for assistance.
COMMUNITY EVENTS*

Raising Resilience Presents: Birds  Bees + Kids 

WHEN: Wednesday, May 19 at noon
WHERE: Via Zoom
WHAT: Join Raising Resilience guest speaker and sex education expert, Amy lang, to learn how "THE TALK" can keep your kids safer online. Amy will share statistics about child exposure and the impact. She will help parents tackle this topic by addressing when and how to start the conversation; how to make it fun instead of something you dread; and some simple, low-tech ways to keep kids healthy and safe online. 
SIGN-UP: Free but registration is required
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Raising Resilience is seeking your input on how it can best support parents during the upcoming year. Please take a moment to complete their survey

*Bainbridge Island School District does not sponsor any community events, and the district assumes no responsibility for them. In consideration of the privilege to distribute materials and notices, the Bainbridge Island School District shall be held harmless from any cause of action filed in any court or administrative tribunal arising out of the distribution of these notices, including costs, attorney's fees, and judgments or awards.
Additional Community Events

CALENDAR


MAY
27: School Board Meeting @ 5:45 p.m.
31: Memorial Day (No School)
JUNE
8: School Board Meeting @ 5:45 p.m. (NOTE: This is a Tuesday)
12: Graduation: Congrats Class of 2021!
16: Last Day of School (Half-Day for all students; asynchronous day)
24: School Board Meeting @ 5:45 p.m. 

Want to plan ahead? Download the 2021-22 School Year Calendar here

BISD IS SOCIAL! 

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date with BISD happenings like this post highlighting messages of encouragement to the Class of 2021 from Woodward Middle School. 
Facebook Instagram

BISD SCHOOL BOARD MEETING 

Click here to view the May 13, 2021 meeting. 

BISD COVID-19 TESTING SITE

Click here to access student and staff test scheduling. 
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.
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