BISD COVID-19 INFORMATION
BISD's website has a one-stop location to stay up-to-date on the COVID-19 in regards to our schools. 
Please bookmark this page:
COVID-19 Most Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: If a member of my child’s class tests positive for COVID-19 will I be contacted?
A: If a student or staff member of a school tests positive for COVID-19, the entire school community will be notified. However, due to patient privacy rights, we are unable to share identifying details of the infected individual, including the specific classroom(s) connected to the COVID-positive case. 

When we learn of cases involving our school district we contact Kitsap Public Health District to provide us with guidance. If KPHD was concerned about a possible outbreak at a school, they would advise us on the additional information we should share with the impacted school's classroom(s) or school-based activity.
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Q: Can BISD enforce that students and staff who select to travel must self-quarantine?
A: Per state guidance, BISD encourages that students and staff who travel follow the requirements from the CDC which recommends that after domestic or international travel, unvaccinated individuals self-quarantine for seven days with a negative test or for 10 days if they do not get tested. Please note that this is not a requirement. 
Read more FAQs at www.bisd303.org/covidfaqs
BISD COVID-19 Testing Site
  • The site is open Monday - Friday from 6:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m, and is closed when school is not in session.
  • The testing site is located behind the District Office at 8589 Madison Ave. N., between the Aquatic Center and Ordway Elementary.
  • There is no out-of-pocket cost for the test; insurance may be billed for the PCR test
  • BISD students and staff needing testing for travel purposes must access an alternative testing site. BISD is not equipped to provide results to meet travel requirements. 
  • Reminder, the BISD testing site is only open for BISD students and staff. If you are a community member (or parent) looking for testing options please refer to this list. 
BISD DATA DASHBOARD
Data Dashboard

BISD updates its COVID-19 dashboard weekly on Wednesdays with data from the previous Wednesday - Tuesday.

View the documents here
WHEN YOUR STUDENT IS ABSENT 

If your child is going to be absent from school, please report it as soon as possible.

You can submit the absence information online via Skyward or by calling your student's attendance office. Please provide details as to why your child will be absent. 
HEALTHY YOUTH SURVEY

BISD students in grades 6, 8, 10 and 12 will be participating in the Washington State Healthy Youth Survey this fall. 

The Healthy Youth Survey results are used by schools, communities and state agencies to plan programs to support our youth and reduce their risks. Specifically, BISD uses data from the HYS to help us refine our work regarding student health, well-being and safety as outlined in our District Improvement Plan.
The survey includes questions related to physical activity and diet, unintentional and intentional injury, substance use, sexual behaviors, abuse, risk and protective factors, and access to school-based services. Participation in the survey is voluntary and the students’ answers are anonymous.
Learn more about the Healthy Youth Survey here.
For information or questions about the Healthy Youth Survey please contact Executive Director of Secondary Teaching & Learning, Kristen Haizlip at khaizlip@bisd303.org.

Healthy Youth Survey Dates:
  • BHS & EHHS 10th and 12th graders: Oct. 1
  • Odyssey 6th graders: Oct. 21
  • Odyssey 8th graders: Oct. 21
  • Sakai 6th graders: Oct. 25
  • WMS 8th graders: Oct. 26
CHROMEBOOK INSURANCE 

The Chromebook insurance window is open until Oct. 1. 
Did you know that the cost to replace a damaged student Chromebook is $428 but the cost for accidental insurance coverage is $35 a year?
To minimize the risk of potential fines, we encourage all families with students in grades 5-12 to enroll in accidental insurance coverage. For more information about Chromebook accidental damage insurance, please follow this link to read the Student Device Insurance FAQ.

The window for signing up for the insurance closes on Friday, October 1. Click here to purchase the insurance. 

Families facing financial challenges may request to have the insurance fee waived for this year through this online form
NATIONAL MERIT  SEMIFINALISTS
spartan eagle harbor high school

Seven BISD seniors were selected as National Merit Semifinalists based on their 2020 PSAT scores.  
Semifinalists represent less than one percent of United States high school seniors and those selected represent the highest-scoring entrants in each state. 

To be considered for the Finalist selection, the Semifinalists must submit a detailed application and write an essay. Finalists will be announced in April 2022.
Congratulations to the Bainbridge High School National Merit Semifinalists:
Nash Rickert
Jack Tinker
Peter Bang-Knudsen
Lucy King
Lila Schroer
Elana Memke

Congratulations to the Eagle Harbor High School National Merit Semifinalist:
Lyra Cromwell

JOIN OUR TEAM 

Work while your child is in school! 
BISD has a number of school-day positions to fill such as food service team members, lunchroom supervision, substitute teachers and substitute paraeducators. 
Apply today and join our team!

View the open positions here.
COMMUNITY NEWS & EVENTS* 

KiDiMu Costume Swap 
Find a "new-to-you" costume at KiDiMu for your child! 
From now until September 27 drop-off clean, outgrown, no longer needed children’s Halloween costumes and accessories in the donation bin outside KiDiMu's front door, 301 Ravine Lane, Bainbridge Island.  

On Saturdays in October from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. come "shop" for costumes. You and your child are welcome to "shop" for a costume even if you don't drop one off.  

City of Bainbridge Island American Rescue Plan Act Project Survey
The City is trying to determine how to use $7 million of federal stimulus funds - formally known as the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) - and is seeking community input.
You are encouraged to participate by taking this survey. The survey closes on Sept. 27, 2021. 
Community Events
*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.



CALENDAR

SEPTEMBER
30: School Board Meeting @ 5:45 p.m.
OCTOBER
14: School Board Meeting @ 5:45 p.m.
28-29: Conferences for Grades K-6th (No School)
28: School Board Meeting @ 5:45 p.m.
The Return to Learn Handbook is designed to highlight the many ways BISD has modified operational practices to keep schools as safe as possible. Download the handbook: English Spanish 
National Merit Semifinalists

BISD IS SOCIAL! 

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date with BISD happenings like this post showcasing a new friend that WMS students met in the school gardens. 
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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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