BHS Newsletter
BHS Newsletter
Bainbridge high School
September 5, 2022

Welcome back, BHS!

We hope that your summer break was everything that you wanted it to be. We are so excited for this school year to get underway - there are going to be countless opportunities for our school community to connect this year. Our school goal for 22-23 is to continue to reconnect our students to in-person learning post-pandemic. We will continue to create consistent routines and structures across our building for our students to establish and maintain as much predictability as possible. We know this is best for not only academics, but for social emotional needs as well.

At this time we are planning for many traditional community activities such as our curriculum night open house to be in person. This newsletter will come out approximately every two weeks and will provide you with news from the school and from the district. Beyond that, look for invites from your student's teachers to their Google classroom sites within the first couple weeks of school, and check out the myriad of social media accounts that track many of our clubs and activities for fun updates as well by searching those platforms using keywords.

Families play a critical role in the success of their high school student. Please do not hesitate to reach out for any needs at any point.

Here's to a great year! Go Spartans!

Kristina Rodgers, BHS Principal

Show off that Spartan Pride!

Good news! The online Spirit Store will remain open through tonight at 11:59pm. All purchases will be sent directly to your home 3-4 weeks after the store closes. There will be plenty more opportunities throughout the school year to purchase spirit gear, such as class t-shirts, Bay Hay & Feed style Spartan shirts, and more.

All new students are invited!

Spartan Start Up is tomorrow, September 6. Link Crew leaders look forward to welcoming all new students to campus starting at 10:00 AM. Many students received a phone call from their assigned leader. However, if your student student didn't receive a call, that's okay! Find any Link Crew leader wearing hot pink, and they will help you find your group.
Please arrive a few minutes early so we can get started in Paski Gym promptly at 10:00 AM. The orientation will end at approximately noon, followed by a pizza lunch generously sponsored by the BHS PTSO!

We have a new bell schedule this year. Here are a couple different ways to view it:


Upcoming Events

  • PTSO Meeting - September 13 
  • School Photo Day - September 14. Pre-order your student's photo packages from Olympic Photo Group (OPG) here.
  • Senior Parent Night - September 28
  • BHS Curriculum Night Open House - October 20

Many thanks to our BHS PTSO!

The school year has not even begun, yet our wonderful parent volunteers have already provided a beautiful brunch for our certificated staff, and will be providing pizza to our new students at Spartan Start Up tomorrow. Additionally, they have generously purchased school planners for all 9th and 10th graders to encourage strong organization skills throughout the upcoming school year. 
If you're interested in getting involved with the BHS PTSO, please email the volunteer coordinators at
We thank you for your partnership!
Donate to the BHS PTSO

The USDA waiver enacted during the pandemic (providing free meals to students during the pandemic) has expired. 

BISD is resuming regular operations for school meals and breakfast and lunch are available for purchase at all schools. Free & Reduced Meals are available for those who qualify. 
   BREAKFAST: Grades 9-12: $2.50
   LUNCH: Grades 9-12: $5

Milk: $1
Soy Milk: $1.50
Juice (Grades K-8):  $1
Juice (Grades 9-12): $1.50
Funds for student meal accounts can be made by cash, check or online

Free and Reduced-price meals may be obtained by any student whose family income falls within the guidelines set by the US Department of Agriculture. 

Those who qualify for Free and Reduced Lunch will also qualify for additional benefits such as waived fees for class, athletics, ASB and testing fees. The following is information on how to receive those benefits.

1. Fill out the Free&Reduced-Price Meals Application - instructions found here. To receive benefits, this form must be completed every year. Questions? Contact

2. If your family qualifies, you will be given access to a custom online form in your Skyward Family Access. A link to this form will be posted on your Family Access message wall and you will use the form to indicate additional fees to waive. Please feel free to contact if you have any questions about how to access this form.

The Chromebook insurance window is open until Oct. 7.

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 families with students in grades 5-12 to enroll in accidental insurance coverage. For more information about Chromebook accidental damage insurance, please visit the Technology Services webpage to read the Student Device Insurance FAQ.

The window for signing up for the insurance closes on Friday, Oct.  7. Click here to purchase the insurance. 

Families facing financial challenges may request to have the insurance fee waived for the year through this online form
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

6: Spartan Start Up
7: First Day of School
13: PTSO Meeting
14: School Photo Day
28: Senior Parent Night

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.

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