Ordway
October 4, 2021
COUNSELORS CORNER

Dear Ordway Families,
Welcome back to the beginning of the school year.  It has been so wonderful to see how excited the students are to be back in the classrooms for the full day.  During the month of September the Ordway Otter teachers have been busy establishing classroom routines and building a classroom community.  One of the ways they do this is to have class meetings on a daily basis which helps the students feel supported as they come back to the school environment.
As we head into October I will be collaborating with the teachers to start social skills lessons based on our Social/Emotional curriculum.  At Ordway we use a combination of curriculums based on the needs of the students.  Those two curriculums are Open Circle and Second Step.  Both curriculums do a great job of being grade appropriate, start with the basics such as listening and then build into problem solving and how to to work with others.  If you are interested in social emotional learning, how it works and information on different SEL Curriculum, CASEL.org is a great website that is full of information.
Bainbridge Island is lucky to have full time counselors in all three of the elementary schools.  Please feel free to reach out by phone (206-780-1455) or e-mail (jdodge@bisd303.org) if you have any questions.  Here’s to a great upcoming year.

Sincerely,

Janette Dodge 
Ordway Elementary Counselor

REMINDERS

Picture Day - Oct 12

Ordway Picture Day is on Tuesday October 12. Pictures will be taken at school during school hours. The link to pre-pay for photos is found here www.olympicphotogroup.com/prepay

Please see the Olympic Photo Group Pre-pay link for additional questions about ordering photos. 

Bus Route Updates - Oct 5

BISD will operate new and improved transportation routes starting on Tuesday, Oct. 5.

Please be sure to check the updated routes as your student’s pick-up/drop-off times may have changed. NOTE: These changes do not impact special education routes BISD Transportation Routes.

Lost and Found

Please label your child's sweatershirts, jackets, lunch bags and water bottles - our lost and found is piling up and labeling their belongings will helps us get them back to you! Thank you.
VOLUNTEERS 

Ordway is looking for Lunch and Breakfast Volunteers: 

 

We have loved seeing our parent volunteers at Lunch and Breakfast this past week. Please considering helping us out! Sign up for for Lunches and/or Breakfast - see links below.

Remember: If you want to be on the approved list you MUST complete the Volunteer process including the COVID Safety Training and sending in a copy of your vaccination card.  Please follow the instructions linked below.

Lunch Volunteers
Breakfast Volunteers
Volunteer Information
COVID TESTING AT BISD
Kitsap Public Health District has updated its guidance regarding communication of COVID-19 positive cases in our school district.
We are now able to share when there is a positive individual in the same classroom, or on the same bus as your child. 

A few important things to note:
BISD will continue to send a general notification to the impacted school community. 
ACTION NEEDED: In order to receive notifications for transportation (K-12) and activities (9-12), parents must opt-in by completing the appropriate form below.
COMMUNITY EVENTS
For community activities of interest to students and families, click the button below/ 
Community Events

CALENDAR


OCTOBER
09- PUMPKIN WALK BAINBRIDGE GARDENS
12 - PICTURE DAY
20 - UNITY DAY
21 - GREAT WA SHAKE-OUT
28-29 - CONFERENCES - NO SCHOOL
ATTENDANCE LINE:
206-780-1075
or email
MAIN OFFICE
206-842-7637
TRANSPORTATION CHANGES EMAIL: 

ordbus@bisd303.org


Office Manager:
Sarah Dunstan

21-22 Calendar

Calendar
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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