BHS Newsletter
BHS Newsletter
Bainbridge high School
September 10, 2021
FROM THE PRINCIPAL'S DESK
Hello Bainbridge High School community, 
It has been a really wonderful first week of school at BHS. Students seem so eager to be back on campus and we are so happy to have them with all together again! Routines are starting to be established as we settle in. We are appreciative of all of the grace and flex our school community is showing in wearing masks, and staying distanced as well. 
Our staff is here to support our students and by extension, our families, so please do not hesitate to reach out as we continue to get underway with any questions or concerns. 

Go Spartans!

Kristina Rodgers, BHS Principal
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School Photos

Get ready for photo day on Wednesday September 15! Photos will be taken all day during English classes. Students that may not have an English class at BHS may stop by the theater when convenient that day. Orders can be placed online here. Don't forget to purchase an ASB card. These are required if your student is or will be participating in sports or clubs and activities this school year. Cards will be sent to the school approximately a week after photo day. If you need financial assistance, please go here for more information. 
Make up/Retakes day is October 5. Times TBD.
HIGHLY CAPABLE WINDOWS

The student nomination window for the Highly Capable Program is open now through September 17, 2021 for all new BISD students in grades 1st-12th as well as current 1st-grade students who were not tested last spring.


NOTES:
  • Nominations for kindergarten students will be in early 2022 
  • Students that are not new to the district will have the opportunity to be nominated and screened in the spring of 2022. 
  • Students currently qualified as highly capable with BISD do not need to be nominated or assessed again. 
  • Students new to BISD with a current HC designation may not need to be rescreened and will instead be discussed as part of our Multidisciplinary Team process.

    For more information and to submit nominations, click here.

    For questions, please contact Amii Pratt @ apratt@bisd303.org, Executive Director of Elementary Teaching & Learning (and K-12 HC Program Director) 
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Welcome from the BHS PTSO!

We’ve had a great start to the year helping to provide breakfast for the teachers and pizza to our freshmen and new students. Thank you to all of those who have donated time and food to help make these events a success. Be sure to check our Bainbridge High School PTSO Facebook page for volunteer opportunities and updates on high school events. We’re looking for volunteers to send in candy for the much loved Candy Fridays tradition. Sign up here!
Our first general meeting will be on October 5 at 7pm with a panel of BYS and BHS counselors discussing transitions to high school and reaclimating to the full day, in-person schedule. Watch for the zoom link as it will be an informative night!

Absences

We know there are a number of questions right now about absences, particularly in relation to symptoms that could be covid-like. Please see the guidance linked here.
FREE MEALS AT BISD
Who says there is no such thing as a free lunch? 

All students in the Bainbridge Island School District are eligible to receive free breakfast and lunch on campus this school year!  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) every year as we are able to provide additional school fee waivers such as reduced class/athletic fees and reduced PSAT & SAT testing.
ATTESTATION FORM - GUARDIANS PLEASE COMPLETE
The Centers for Disease Control recommends that schools do not conduct daily symptom screening for K-12 students due to the ineffectiveness of on-site screening. Instead, the CDC encourages guardians to monitor their children for symptoms of infectious illness every day through home-based symptom screening prior to sending the student to school.

GUARDIANS: Please complete this form attesting that you will monitor your child(ren) daily for symptoms of illness (including taking their temperature) and not send them to school when ill. In addition, you agree to contact your child's school nurse if your child is a close contact to a COVID-positive individual or if your child tests positive for COVID-19. 

PLEASE NOTE: School health rooms are very diligent and will send students home if they are exhibiting signs of illness. 
BISD COVID-19 TESTING SITE IS NOW OPEN

The BISD COVID-19 testing site is available for BISD staff and students.
 
Additional information is available on our website.
HOURS: The testing site is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. After the school year is underway, the site will be open weekdays from 6:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. The site is closed on holidays and school breaks.

LOCATION:
 The testing site is located behind the District Office, 8489 Madison Ave. N, between Ordway Elementary and the Aquatic Center.
COST: There is no out-of-pocket cost for the test; insurance may be billed for the PCR test but there will not be a copay.   

IMPORTANT: 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. 
2021-22 BISD FAMILY HANDBOOK

Hot off the Press!

Here is the 2021-22 BISD Family Handbook with key information about BISD.  This is a handy guide and a good place to start when you have questions involving the district's policies and practices. 
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.

CALENDAR
September 
15: School Photo Day
15-17: Yearbook Distribution
29: Virtual Open House  7pm (Zoom)
October
5: School Photo Retakes
5: PTSO General Mtg and High School Success Panel 7pm (Zoom)
7: Senior Parent Night 7pm (Zoom)
16: PSAT @ BHS

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.

Important Dates

Senior Students, Parents & Guardians--be sure to refer to the Senior Important Dates list periodically as we will continue to add dates throughout the year.

2020-21 Yearbook Distribution Plan

We appreciate everyone's patience as we worked with the yearbook staff to create a plan for distribution. Yearbooks will be distributed at both lunches next week!
Seniors: Sept 15
Juniors: Sept 16
Sophomores: Sept 17
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